Summer Evening Engagement at Tuscan Ridge | Shannon and Matthew | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

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How adorable are these three?! I was so excited when Shannon and Matthew asked me about bringing their precious fur-baby, Sebago (her name is inspired after a beautiful lake in Maine). I love when my couples bring their fur-babies along to sessions. Shannon and Matthew both grew up in Maine! Visiting Maine is on my travel list for sure!

Shannon and Matthew are goofy, down to earth and so much fun with each other! They are adorably playful and constantly make each other laugh. Their laughter is contagious. They had me laughing throughout the entire session — we all just had lots of fun! Sebago is too cute! She was such a good girl and they all braved the sticky southern heat like champs.

The theme for their wedding day is inspired from the Broadway show, Wicked! Guys, seriously, how awesome is that?! Shannon came to me with the idea to use a green smoke grenade as a way to incorporate the Wicked theme into their session and I was like “Heck YES! I am all here for it!” Ya’ll it turned out SO cool! I’m so down for more smoke grenades sessions. I am even more excited to see how Shannon and Matthew add Wicked to their wedding day details! I know Shannon, who is a school teacher, will do it with such class and excellent taste. :)

xoxo, MK

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A Cute, Small Town 4th of July Engagement Session in Lititz, Pennsylvania | Lauren and Kyle | Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

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Lititz is my small hometown! It is as idyllic as you can imagine. It is a storybook small town with German influence and New England colonial architecture. (Maybe I should do a blog post featuring my favorite hometown?). It’s where I grew up, made some of my most cherished memories and met some of my dearest friends. One of those dearest friends is my down the street, childhood BFF, Lauren! I think we were about 5 years old when our special friendship first began. We did everything together: sleepovers, played dress up, built old sheet teepee tents out in the backyard, was each other’s sidekick on a few family vacations, all of it. When I think of my childhood and growing up, Lauren will always be a part of those chapters and I am so thankful she was. :)

As most friendships do, ours went through a season where we went our own ways — explored college and made our way through this whole thing called being an “adult”. We always kept in touch here and there, but had our own busy lives! You know how it goes. About a year ago, we really reconnected and it’s been so much fun! Lauren is a world traveler so she’s been giving me all the tips for my upcoming trips! She’s also inspired me to become more dedicated to running. This girl is a beast and has competed in so many marathons. One day, I’d like to compete in my own.

I was SO excited when Lauren asked me to shoot her and Kyle’s engagement session! I was even more excited when they decided last minute to do their session in our sweet Lititz. Lititz has one of the oldest running 4th of July celebrations, setting the bar pretty high — there really isn’t a 4th celebration like it! I’m talking about full-blown hometown parade on the 3rd with a full day of festivities in the town park on the 4th completed with a fantastic firework, laser light show! Kyle and Lauren are getting married next year right after the 4th of July, so it only seemed appropriate to incorporate Lititz and the 4th of July celebrations into their session!

Lauren and Kyle are both school teachers and they are so passionate about it! Together they have a few fur-babies and are renovating a house they just bought together!

I am so excited that I get the honor of celebrating with them next July in MEXCIO!


xoxo, MK

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Springtime Engagement at Memphis Botanic Gardens | Juliet and Wesley | Destination Fine Art Wedding Photographer

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They are high school sweethearts who followed each other to Mississippi State University (they just graduated!) and together they have two adorable Australian Shepherd pups! (I can’t wait to meet them!) They’ve been on this life adventure together for the past five years and now they are ready to seal the deal and make it official! Juliet and Wesley are the sweetest souls you’ll ever meet and are sure to put a smile on your face! We had so much fun laughing and laughing during their engagement session!

Juliet and Wes! I am so thrilled and honored to be your wedding photographer! I am getting so excited and counting down the days till March when we celebrate your beautiful Annesdale Mansion wedding!

Xoxo! Mary Kate

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