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A Weekend Getaway at the Fox House Treehouse in Nashville, TN | Lifestyle and Travel | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

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Anyone else fascinated by treehouses?! I think they are just so cool and I’ve been dying to stay in one. Someday I would love to go out to Washington State and stay in one of the really big treehouses they have built out there! I’ve seen there are some pretty spectacular ones in Washington and South Carolina!

Over the summer, I stumbled upon this really cute, quaint tiny treehouse in Nashville, TN! I had no clue there was one so close that I just had to see about staying there! Luckily, it worked out and wow, ya’ll it was perfect! This sweet little abode is tucked away in a serene backyard, lights strung from the trees and house and a hammock hanging just over yonder.

When I stepped inside the sweet little oasis, it was like walking into a real life Anthropolgie catalog. It was absolutely darling. Scroll through the pictures to see what I am talking about! I think my favorite part of staying in the Fox House was laying still on the bed, staring outside the big window and just listening. Listening to the birds chirp, the frogs ribbit, the leaves wrestle in the trees and watching little yellow lights flicker in the dark from the hundreds of lightning bugs.

My favorite moment was falling asleep listening to an owl “hoo-ing” and reading steadily hitting the roof. It was so peaceful. The windows were cracked, the balcony door open and the light of the moon shining through. There was no TV or WiFi and limited cell service, forcing me to simply enjoy the world around me. I woke up the next morning to it still raining and outside the big treehouse window, I watched a gorgeous wild red fox tiptoeing across the way.

Needless to say, this darling place was just what my soul needed this Summer! Also, now I definitely need to get out to Washington and continue this treehouse adventure! Anyone else want to stay in a treehouse? Where would you want to go? Let me know in the comments!❤️

xoxo, MK

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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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Summertime Cocktails at the Whimsical SERRA by Birreria Rooftop ~ Eataly NYC | Lancaster Wedding Photographer

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Ya’ll… next time you’re in NYC, do yourself a favor. Spend a morning, afternoon or evening, walk around Eataly (across the street from the famous Flat Iron building). It is an authentic Italian food market and it is AMAZING! They have the finest, rarest and most incredible cheeses, meats, pastas, seafood, spices, coffee and restaurants you’ll ever set your eyes on. While you’re there, make reservations to eat and/or try a cocktail at the gorgeous SERRA by Birreria rooftop. Holy moly, ya’ll. I was so overwhelmed and taken back by how extravagant the florals were! There were florals hanging from the ceiling, floral arches, floral arrangements, chandeliers — it was UNREAL. Talk about creativity! I could’ve taken photos up there all day long. Haha!

Sadly, I did not have time to make a reservation to sit down and sample their menu, however, the cocktail I had was incredible! SERRA by Birreria was the perfect summertime NYC rooftop experience. I cannot wait to go back!

xoxo, MK

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