We barely had ten minutes until Bryan and Ashley's introduction into the reception as we dashed off on the golf cart to the pond on the beautiful property of Front Porch Farms. Kathy Best, the owner and coordinator, sent us off with the keys and a walkie talkie, trusting us to get the bride and groom back on time. Kathy understands the importance of photography and wants the best for her couples. We bumped along the gravel road with our feet hanging off the cart and the summer air hitting our faces. Getting to spend time (or go on quick adventures like this one) with the bride and groom on their wedding day is so sacred and such a privilege. We arrived to the dock on the pond and Bryan pulled out a letter for Ashley to read. It was almost sunset and the light was hazy, the pond still. We could have photographed the dreamy scene all day, but knew we had the guests of honor in our hands. We all piled in the golf cart and rushed up the hill to their sweet, intimate reception with close family and friends. For this wedding my photographer friend from Chicago, Todd James, came to town to 2nd shoot. Let's be honest, he's legit and I should be 2nd shooting for him, but he's building his Nashville portfolio and wanted to come along. He ended up being a total blessing- I was supposed to be the only photographer at this huge venue and having him there helped out a ton. Todd was everywhere I couldn't be, got shots of the guys getting ready, and most of the awesome wide angle landscapes you'll see.
Bryan and Ashley met their senior year of high school and dated for 7 years until Bryan proposed on a weekend trip to DC. They went to Austin Peay together, and enjoy canoeing and being outdoors. They bought a house together, went to Ireland on their honeymoon and are enjoying being newly-weds!