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Megan & Kyle | A Classy, Romantic Fall Brooks Museum and Botanic Gardens Engagement Session | Memphis Luxury Wedding Photographer

Megan and Kyle Brooks Museum Engagement Session shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography Luxury Memphis Wedding Photographer

These two had me laughing so hard during their engagement session! Megan and Kyle are hilarious and that’s just one of many things I love about them! They met at Ole Miss (The University of Mississippi) and that is where they will be saying “I do”! Together, they have a love for hunting and fishing, playing outside with their fur babies, and spending as much quality time together as possible! Megan describes Kyle as protective, affable, and courteous! Kyle describes Megan as spontaneous, graceful, and adaptable! These two are busy bees. Megan is a professional dancer/ballerina, teaching lessons to little five-year olds at a local dance studio and auditioning. She has a part in Carrie Underwood’s newest music video “Love Wins”! You go girl!! I loved hearing her talk to me about that incredible experience. Kyle is busy working as a chemical engineer at Toyota.

Megan and I discovered we are both crazy about all things Christmas, the color pink, and Sugar Paper gift wrapping. #soulsisters

They had a perfect day for their engagement session, waltzing around The Brooks Museum and the Memphis Botanic Garden grounds, twirling, snuggling and goofing off. I just love these two! It has been such a honor being a part of their wedding journey and I cannot wait to capture their beautiful day in December! :)

Megan and Kyle Engagement Session at the Brooks Museum shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography Luxury Wedding Photographer
Megan and Kyle Engagement Session at the Brooks Museum shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography Professional Memphis Wedding Photographer
Megan and Kyle Engagement session at The Brooks Museum shot by Mary Kate Steele Luxury Memphis Wedding Photographer
Megan and Kyle Brooks Museum Engagement Session shot by Mary Kate Steele Memphis Wedding Photographer
Megan and Kyle Brooks Museum Engagement Session shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography Oxford Mississippi Wedding Photographer
Megan and Kyle Botanic Gardens Engagement Session shot by Mary Kate Steele Photography Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Megan and Kyle Memphis Botanic Garden Engagement Session shot by Mary Kate Steele Professional Memphis Wedding Photographer
Megan and Kyle Memphis Botanic Garden Engagement session shot by Mary Kate Steele Professional Memphis Wedding Photographer

A romantic, black-tie wedding at the Mill at Plein Air | Hillary & Alden | Oxford, Mississippi Wedding Photographer

Saturday's Oxford, Mississippi wedding day was a high of 37 degrees, overcast with some drizzles and "could've" been you average dreary day. I think I speak for everyone that we are ready for this Spring weather to show up and stay! However, Hillary and Alden, along with their families, bridal party and friends did not let the sad weather dampen the joyful day! If anything, I'd say Hillary and Alden's contagious joy, love and sweetness was all our sunshine! The rain and cold did not stop them for one second of enjoying the incredibly special day in their lives. 

Hillary found me on Instagram (thanks Insta for the inquiries!) and we quickly felt like bff's while planning all the details of her gorgeous black-tie wedding! Hillary really is a ray of sunshine. Her joy radiates and she makes everyone she meets feel so special and loved. 

The details of Hillary and Alden's day were beyond perfect. Hillary put so much time and thought into her wedding day! I especially loved the magnolia leaf wreaths that hung outside the chapel and along the front pews inside. I love when a bride really puts thought into her bridal details. Hillary had gorgeous details that made photographing them so much fun! 

Scroll down to see a taste of all the lovely details and the gorgeous wedding day I had the honor to capture for Hillary & Alden! <3 




Venue - Plein Air

Photographer - Mary Kate Steele Photography

Wedding Coordinator - Anna Purvis 

Dress - Town and Country Bridal (New Orleans)

Party rental - Details Speciality 

Floral Design - Dana Ross

Ceremony music - Dr. Riggs and Strings Reception

Band - The Party Jammers

Videographer - Samantha Doyle 

Live Painting - Heirloom 

Hair/Make Up - Madison Dennis (MHD Beauty) // Blo Dry Bar 


Draper James Collaboration Shoot | Styled/Branding

At the beginning of this summer I was given the amazing opportunity to work with Collins Tuohy Smith, the little girl/sister in the bestselling book and movie, The Blind Side (true story). She is also co-owner of Whimsy Cookie Company and runs her own blog, Collins Closets

Over the last few months, we have worked on a few different photo projects together! One was to raise money for her family's Making It Happen Foundation -- She is currently auctioning off several pieces of clothing from her and her Mom's closets. We recently did a collaboration styled shoot with Scarlett & Gold Shop -- She modeled some of their adorable new pieces for their Fall clothing line! You should check them out! I purchased their "I'm Just Saying" tee and it is the softest v-neck I own! Not to mention that it is also super cute! 

Earlier this month, Collins asked if I could meet her down at Ole Miss to shoot some pieces from the oh-so-cute Southern clothing line, Draper James! Draper James is Reese Witherspoon's fashion and lifestyle brand. Of course I had to say, YES! Draper James reached out to Collins about collaborating with them, modeling some of their new Fall clothing line and representing her alma mater, University of Mississippi! It was a dream come true to work with both Collins and Draper James and shoot at Ole Miss. 

I had the best time getting the grand tour of the gorgeous Ole Miss grounds and learning all about sorority houses (this Northern girl knew nothing about the true Southern sorority house ways + lifestyle!), and hearing about some of Collins' memories as an Ole Miss student, cheerleader and sorority girl. :) 

It has been a lot of fun exploring a new outlet of photography and having the opportunity to dive in, meet new friends and companies, all while doing what I love! I am so excited for where this new adventure will take me next! Please take a minute to go check out Collins' interview with Draper James on their blog and peek at some of the images from that super fun shoot! :)