A Intimate Tour of the Majestic Moss Mountain Farm | Venue Highlight | Lancaster Fine Art Wedding Photographer

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There are so many gorgeous venues here in the South. Southern Charm has won me over. It is so graceful and elegant. I’ve decided to write about my favorite venues, both in the South and in the North Esat! I have the greatest privilege to capture so many beautiful weddings, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the venues! One of my absolute favorites is the majestic Moss Mountain Farm just outside Little Rock, Arkansas — owned by the incredible P. Allen Smith. His knowledge of everything plants and flowers and animals is absolutely incredible! I encourage you to look him and his Farm up!

The sprawling avenue gardens filled with little bunny rabbits and pear trees, the romantic rose garden and the elegant vegetable garden all offer such gorgeous views. I’ve had the privilege to shoot an intimate wedding, a styled shoot and many other sessions at the farm and every time I go, I am always taken back in awe, overwhelmed with all the beauty and possibilities to create with my camera. Here are a few images I’ve collected over time from each session I’ve had at Moss Mountain Farm.

Brides, if you are looking for a venue with sprawling, gorgeous blooms, serene moments, an unforgettable sunset, and bunny rabbits and bees, this is the place. I hope you enjoy them and be sure to plan a visit if you can! <3

xoxo, MK

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A Romantic, Candlelit High Cotton Wedding | Laura and Isaac | Memphis Fine Art Wedding Photographer

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When I first met with Laura to chat about her wedding day, I was immediately drawn to her precious sweet, Southern spirit and thoughtfulness! She came to our little macaroon and coffee date with the cutest little “happy” for me. (I call them happy’s. Little, thoughtful gifts). Laura had done her homework (ie: watching my IG Stories and reading my posts) and discovered how much I love National Parks. I’m quite a NP nerd. No shame here. We both quickly discovered our mutual love for travel! She surprised me with an official National Park Passport book — seriously, the cutest gift. I cannot wait to go visit all the National Parks and fill up my book she gave me! This is just a hint at how thoughtful Laura is and how much attention she gives to details.

Laura and Isaac are some of the most hospitable people I have ever met! So down to earth, graceful and generous. They sure know how to love well the people in their lives. Getting to know them and capturing their wedding was a joy and such a privilege! They had an intimate, romantic candlelit ceremony and reception at the stunning High Cotton Brewery. It was absolutely beautiful! I was so impressed by Laura, who arranged all the florals for the wedding and again, paid so much attention to the details of the day!

Huge shoutout to them for being so willing to shoot so many portraits and (in three different locations, guys!) in the smoldering heat of the day! They had the biggest smiles on their faces the entire day. Laura & Isaac, thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your special day and trusting me to capture it! You guys are rockstars.

xoxo, Mary Kate

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A Whimsical Summertime Wedding at Stone Mill Inn | Christina and Justin | Destination Fine Art Wedding Photographer

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A double fist pump! They are MARRIED!

I distinctly remember my first conversation with Christina and thinking to myself, “I really like this sweet new friend of mine!” Little did either of us know it would be the start of a sweet friendship that went deeper than wedding planning. Over the course of a year, Christina and Justin quickly became people I consider dear friends. From our first in person hangout sesh doing engagement pictures in Manhattan to a long weekend visiting and exploring NYC with them. These guys are so sincere and genuine with their love for each other and everyone in their lives.

Everyone was so happy and super excited to celebrate the precious, endearing love between Christina & Justin. Their wedding was hands down one of my very favorites. It was simply such a fun, stress free day, just like them.

Of course, there were so many moments throughout the day that I would love to share, but for time’s sake, I’ll share my very favorites. Christina and Justin chose to do a First Look and I definitely just added another first look moment to my favorites list. (Side note: I am hands down 100% with no shame a “hopeless romantic”. I just love when a groom gets all emotional and weepy when he sees his bride for the first time). Justin was tearing up before Christina and I even made it outside for their First Look. It was all kinds of precious. By the end of First Look, he was sobbing and of course he had me crying too. (lol)

The guests walked a gorgeous wooded pathway to the ceremony site that was tucked away in the woods. This ceremony was so beautiful, but what made it magical was the hanging three chandelier fixture suspended from the tree tops. The owner of Stone Mill Inn did all the design and landscaping himself and my, oh my, it is breathtaking. I can’t not speak highly enough of the owners and staff at Stone Mill Inn.

During the ceremony, Justin walked over to where Christina’s parents should’ve been sitting to drink beer out of beer can that was sitting in honor of her dad. Christina’s parents both passed away and though they were not able to be there physically, we all knew they were in Heaven looking down on Christina and Justin.

Last, but certainly not least, one thing I love about Christina and Justin — they LOVE TO DANCE! They chose to take dance lesson and learn a special first dance routine to their first dance song, “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young. Ya’ll…. this dance routine was serious first dance goals. It was full of fancy steps, twirling, dipping and lifting Christina in the air and spinning her around. (Cue more tears). After dinner, the reception dance party of LIT and it was so much fun to watch and participate. :)

What a day full of so much joy and fun!

Christina & Justin! It was the biggest privilege capturing your gorgeous, whimsical, fairytale wedding! Thank you for trusting me and asking me to be your wedding photographer! I can’t wait for more long weekends all together in NYC and Memphis!

xoxo, Mary Kate


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