Stephanie + Sumeeth’s Nashville Engagement Photo Session at Marathon Music Works and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Ahhh Nashville. It still feels like home.

I’m so excited to be photographing Stephanie and Sumeeth’s wedding next month! It will be my first Indian wedding and after 3 days of ceremonies and events, I may be very glad that they are both almost doctors in case I croak of exhaustion.

Stephanie, an alumna of Duke University, met Sumeeth who hailed from Northwestern at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where they both are graduate students. The ceremony will be held at my favorite — Scarritt Bennett’s Wightman Chapel with a lavish reception following at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

With their Nashville theme in mind, we started their engagement photo session at Marathon Music Works’ iconic “I Believe in Nashville” sign (which is actually a door). There was a promise of rain on the horizon, so we quickly headed to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens for Cheekwood In Bloom to take advantage of the gorgeous splendor of 100,000+ bulbs of tulips, as well as dogwooods, redbuds and many other blooms. If you have never visited Cheekwood, I highly recommend it. The art trails and gardens are stunning!

As the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down, Sumeeth pulled out his lucky rainbow umbrella–the same one he used when he proposed to Stephanie in the rain 3 years ago. It couldn’t have been a more perfect or more sentimental prop for this vibrant, color filled springtime garden engagement session.

Enjoy!

Hair & makeup:  Natalie Garza, The Blowout Company

I believe in Nashville sign engagement photos at Marathon Music Works

I believe in Nashville sign engagement ring photo session

I believe in Nashville sign engagement photos at Marathon Music Works

Cheek Mansion at Cheekwood in Nashville Wedding Photographer

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Tulips in bloom at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens engagement photos session

Cheekwood engagement in Nashville under the wisteria arbor

Dogwoods at Cheekwood

Dogwoods in bloom Spring at Cheekwood engagement photos

In bloom Spring at Cheekwood engagement photos

rainbow umbrella at Cheekwood engagement photos session

Pink tulips in bloom at Cheekwood in Nashville engagement photos

Couple among the red tulips at Spring at Cheekwood engagement

Couple at the gate of Howe Garden at Cheekwood engagement

Bride leading groom through Wills Perennial Garden at Cheekwood

Couple among the dogwoods at Spring at Cheekwood engagement

Howe Garden turret at Cheekwood engagement photo session couple

Black wrought iron gazebo at Cheekwood engagement session

Stephanie Dudzinski and Sumeeth Jonathan engagement red tulips at Cheekwood

Close up of halo engagement ring at Cheekwood

Swan Lawn Oak at Cheekwood engagement photo session in Nashville

Dogwoods at Cheekwood engagement photo session

rainbow umbrella at Cheekwood Color Garden engagement photos session

Walking in the rain at Cheekwood engagement photos session

Shanell
Shanell
Knoxville, TN based wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer.

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