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Coffee Shop Cuddles, Iced Lattes and Sweet Kisses | Chris and Kyle | Comeback Coffee Downtown Memphis | Destination Wedding Photographer

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If you’ve been following me for awhile or new here, one thing you’ll quickly discover, I love coffeeshops. I also love sweet, just for fun, couples sessions. Chris and Kyle are sweet friends of mine who have been together for a long time! Aren’t they the cutest? :) I was itching to do a cute session at the newest coffee shop in downtown Memphis, Comeback Coffee. It is getting all the well deserved hype! Please go check it out. Amy & Hayes, the owners, serve an incredible breakfast and lunch menu and of course coffee! I can’t wait for a free Saturday morning to go try their well known breakfast tacos!

My friend, Kyle, owns an adorable online clothing boutique, Dream Lily! I have the pleasure of shooting content for her boutique and it is so fun watching her business continue to grow and blossom! Kyle is such a hard worker and is so passionate about her business. :)

Anyone else up for a cute session at Comeback Coffee? Let me know!! <3

xoxo, MK

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A Simple Solution to Protect Your Eyes in 2019 | Pixel Eyewear | Tennessee and Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

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Good morning darling friends!

The sun is shining and I am currently making my to do list for today! I’ve got a question for you! Ever notice the longer you spend staring at your computer at work answering emails, writing proposals, working on reports or scrolling through Instagram that your eyes feel heavy or tired? Do you ever get subtle headaches or fatigue and wonder why you feel so tired?! Let me guess, you probably thought you slept well last night. Well, it is proven that we as a culture spend more time looking at screens than ever before. I certainly love scrolling through my Instagram - haha! At twenty-nine years old though, feeling fatigued and my eyes being tired is not on my agenda. This year, one of my goals is to be better about monitoring my screen time and being healthier — like being more conscious of protecting my eyes!

If eye and/or mental fatigue and mild headaches sounds familiar, I have some good news for you! Pixel Eyewear offers fashionable, non-prescription glasses for both men and women that are designed to help reduce and protect from blue light. These eyeglasses help reduce fatigue and tiredness (strain) in your eyes allowing you to be more efficient and protect your eyes! These glasses are great to wear at work, while you’re on your phone, laying in bed scrolling through Instagram or even watching tv. I will note that I personally have prescription eye-glasses because of a lazy eye. Several times over the last few weeks, I have found myself in situations where I did not have my prescription glasses with me. Luckily, I did have my pair of Pixel Eyeglasses in my bag and they were a huge help, reducing my eye fatigue and keeping me focused and efficient!

As wedding & fashion photographer, a lot of screen time is inevitable, so if there is a way to help protect my eyes, you better believe I am going to take it! My eyes are incredibly vital for me to continue doing what I love to do! :)

I am excited — Pixel Eyewear and I decided it would be fun to host a giveaway! Here’s how to enter:

Follow (on Instagram) @marykatesteele and @pixeleyewear

Like my Instagram post

Tag your friends that need a pair, too!

Be sure to check back on my Instagram, a winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday evening! Pixel was so generous to also offer a special discount to all my friends — use the code “marykate” at checkout! <3

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Kailan & Tyler | A Sweet, End of Summer Engagement Session at Annesdale Mansion | Memphis Luxury Wedding Photographer

Kailan and Tyler engagement session at Annesdale Mansion shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography

It was clear from the moment I met these two in person for their engagement session that Tyler is crazy in love with his girl, Kailan. I love witnessing the love each of my couples share for one another. Everyone shows love in different ways, but the way Tyler showed his towards Kailan really spoke to me. Not only was he not bashful about showing how much he adores his soon-to-be bride, but he loves her with a sweet, tender love - a gentle love that is crazy about her and the little things she loves, like bows and ruffles. She is his princess.

During their engagement session, I encouraged them to start dancing. Tyler had no shame showing off his dance moves, including what he called “his signature move when he dances with Kailan”. Scroll down to see what I’m talking about. It’s super cute. :)

Kailan first caught Tyler’s eye in eighth grade! Back then he asked her out and she turned him down! (he wanted to make sure I knew that version of the “how did you two meet” story). According to Kailan, she thought Tyler was too cool for her at the time. Fast forward to last year, they reconnected and he had the courage to ask this pretty blonde out once again! This time, she said yes!

Then, he got her to say “yes” to forever! I cannot wait for their April wedding at the beautiful Annesdale Mansion in Memphis, TN. <3

So here’s a question for my readers: How did you meet you significant other? I love hearing how two people, who fall in love, meet for the first time.

Kailan and Tyler Engagement Session at Annesdale Mansion shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography
Kailan and Tyler Engagement Session at Annesdale Mansion shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography
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Kailan and Tyler Memphis Engagement Session shot by Memphis Luxury Wedding Photography Mary Kate Steele
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Kailan and Tyler Engagement session at Annesdale Mansion shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography Luxury wedding photographer