Savannah & Connor ~ Knoxville Child, Family, Lifestyle Photographer

I’m going to need these two to stop growing.

I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph Connor and Savannah a couple of times each year for the past few years.  I just love Savannah’s hippie, boho style with her cute flower headband and coral lace dress–adorable!

Watching kids grow up in front of my camera lens is one of the most rewarding parts of being a photographer.  I am grateful that their mama keeps choosing me to record these memories.  (Thanks, Valerie!)

They’re only little once.  Savor as much as you can and let me capture the rest.

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Kellie & Nic ~ Jonesborough, TN Engagement Photo Session ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Kellie & Nic live in Johnson City, TN, and wanted to have their engagement photos taken in nearby Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town.  I had never been there and I was so excited because I had heard how quaint and cute it was.  I was not disappointed with Jonesborough’s historic buildings, locally owned shops and overall charm.  I’m more of a city girl, but I felt like I could live there.  (Well, of course I could.  There is an EarthFare 10 miles away.)

Kellie & Nic will be married next year in Asheville, and we are planning her bridal session on a horse farm with Kellie’s horses.  I cannot wait!

Enjoy!

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Amber + John ~ 1 year anniversary photo session ~ Knoxville Lifestyle Photographer

Amber & John celebrated their 1 year dating anniversary with a photo session in Knoxville followed by a UT game.  I loved her pretty blue plaid top.  It matched her blue eyes and gorgeous sapphire and diamond ring–of course, a gift from John.

Sapphires, diamonds and football?  I like you, John.  I really, really like you.

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Ashley + Brad ~ An Orange, Gray & White ‘GO VOLS’ Wedding ~ Legacy Springs Event Center ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Vol For Life, or #vfl is something one will hear and see quite often here in Knoxville.  And when your blood truly runs orange, it flows into every aspect of your life, even your wedding.

Ashley & Brad included their love for the University of Tennessee Volunteers into their fall wedding at Legacy Springs Event Center with orange flowers, decor, an orange and white checkerboard dance floor, and a huge Neyland Stadium groom’s cake.  Even Ashley and her bridesmaid’s shoes were orange and white Tom’s.  As their photographer and fellow fan, I felt right at home!

Since Brad and his guys were arriving at the venue already dressed and photo ready, I was able to spend the morning with Ashley and her bridesmaids at Pure Luxe Salon and Spa while they got pampered with hair, makeup, and mimosas.  AND I got to hear more about her groom-to-be…

“He is the sweetest,  most honest, sincere human in my life! He will always lead me and has always pushed me to be a woman of God. He makes me a better Mother and now wife!  I cant wait to see what our future holds and the love that we have grow!” ~Ashley

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Florist:  Lisa Foster Floral Design

“Lisa and all her staff were amazing. At consultation and throughout the process I let her creativity shine. She is amazing and I would never use anyone else!” ~Ashley

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Alterations:  Sandra G

“Sandra and her staff are amazing and made my vision beyond what I could have imagined. My trust for her creativity is incomparable.” ~Ashley

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Bridesmaid dresses:  Alfred Angelobride and bridesmaids, legacy springs event center, knoxville wedding  photographer, bledsoe photography, orange and white wedding, gray bridesmaid dress, orange and white Toms shoes, orange tieTux:  Savvi Rentals   “They were very convenient and worked well with us and our budget!”

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“Jean and Irad Lee were perfect to the very end. They provided me guidance and treated me like family. They were amazing to work with and there is no other place in the world I would have rather been married.” ~Ashley

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Officiant: Dr. Brad Bull  (youth minister as a child)  “He was great.” ~Ashley

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Cake:  The Bakery in Athens

“They were amazing to work with and made my vision a reality and at a reasonable price. Their cake tasted great and all the fillings were fun and tasty.”

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Dj: Joey Tack, Music In Motion   “He was great to work with and had all the details down to and was always able to help and put me at ease.” ~Ashley

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Favorite and least favorite part of planning?

“My favorite part of planning was florist!!!  I love Lisa and she helped me get a vision that I had none of prior to meeting with her.  She made my day perfect!  My least favorite part I didn’t have one… I loved every minute!”

Most memorable part of the day?

“My most memorable part was the selfie at the alter that Brad Bull (officiant) used as a lead up to the service and pic at end of service of everyone there. Because it was a complete surprise and its hard to surprise me! Also, the look on my husband’s face during the first look! I love that we captured this moment!”

What would you change, if anything?

“I wouldn’t change a thing, with the love of all my friends and family, along with great vendors! They all made me feel loved and like a princess!”

Where was your budget best spent?

“Money is best spent on Photographer and DJ!!! I wouldn’t change either!”

Any advice for future brides?

“Breathe because the day will be perfect and it will all fall in place. Enjoy the moment with your husband and your family and closest friends!”

*** Thanks for sharing, Ashley! ***

©2014 Bledsoe Photography

2nd Shooter:  Shayna Mitchell

Jean Lee - Shanelle,
Congratulations on memoralizing this lovely wedding for Ashley and Brad. Your tallent is evident and fefreshing!
We loved having you visit Legacy Springs…

Best always,

Jean Lee @ Legacy Springs

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