Knoxville Engagement Photography
Zika. Yes, I said it: Zika. It is because of Zika that I have the pleasure of photographing Jacqueline + Rich’s wedding at RT Lodge in just a few short weeks. After Rich proposed to Jacqueline, they started planning their wedding and they knew that a Caribbean wedding was out of the question due to the Zika concerns. So, Jacqueline started requesting estimates from literally everywhere — from New York to Florida, from California to Ireland.
After an unsuccessful trip to look at venues in Florida, Jacqueline started thinking about what was really important to her. And was was important was not only in the aesthetic, but also in the general atmosphere of their wedding weekend. Her actual Google search (no, really) was: “whimsical, magical, woodland, midsummer night’s dream wedding retreat.” There were millions of incredible images to scroll through, but an image of an wooded RT Lodge wedding ceremony caught her eye. This image actually shocked her because she had pinned this exact image to her private Pinterest board years ago.
It took very little time for Jacqueline + Rich to book a visit to Maryville, and discovered that tucked in the back woods of this tiny town was the future site of their wedding. They continually joke that they should “hire” fireflies to buzz around us at the wedding, but there is no need as there are already thousands of fireflies floating through the woods.
I’m not sure what Google search lead Jacqueline + Rich to me (I would like to think that it was “super awesome wedding photographer in Knoxville”), but I am so happy for whatever words were typed used. And that brings me to their engagement photography at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. We wanted to incorporate some of that beautiful wooded feel into these photos as well, and it never fails to deliver at the gardens. A slightly overcast day was filled with a whole lot of class, sophistication, and laughter. I mean, don’t they just compliment each other nicely?
Thank you to Jacqueline + Rich for coming with me for an evening of engagement photos. I am highly looking forward to you firefly wedding. #muchlove
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