Nashville Family Fun Photography | Chalk Fight

Nashville Family Fun Photography | Chalk Fight 

Family photos are a memory treasured for a lifetime. If you have kids, you know things don't always go as planned. More often than not, there is always one looking away, one refusing to smile, or one who can't sit still no matter how many bribes you offer up. To me, the best pictures aren't the perfectly posed ones with forced smiles anyways. The best ones are the real, authentic moments where you can tell everyone is happy and having a good time. These are the ones you'll really cherish looking back.

Chalk Fight Fun with the Willis Family

Over the weekend, I went to Nashville and photographed several families. Tanya, along with her husband and three beautiful girls, were so much fun! Tanya is the founder of a nonprofit animal rescue called AGAPE in Nashville. She does amazing work, and I really admire how much she gives of herself to help the animals. If you're interested in contributing, check out the AGAPE Animal Ball coming up on October 28th. It's a fundraising masquerade ball that is over the top amazing every year.

Five Hearts Full of Love

For our shoot, Tanya had her girls decked out in adorable coordinating dresses and matching cowgirl boots. They did a wonderful job posing and smiling for photos, but of course the best ones came when they got comfortable enough to be themselves and have fun with the session. The youngest kicked off her boots, and totally hammed it up. She was a hoot!

The whole family let loose with a chalk fight where we were able to capture some great candid shots. It's so much fun watching their personalities emerge through photos. I know that even more than the pretty posed girls in their adorable matching dresses and boots, Mom and Dad will really enjoy looking back on the photos of their girls kicking their boots off and having a great time laughing and playing. The joy is tangible, and the memories will bring them right back to that place where they enjoyed letting loose, having a chalk fight, and sharing laughter and love to treasure for a lifetime.


Gwen and Tarpley's Asheville Wedding | Asheville Wedding Photographer

Gwen and Tarpley's Asheville Wedding | Asheville Wedding Photographer

This couple was adorable and we had a great time capturing their Asheville wedding.  Gwen and Tarpley have a strong relationship and foundation that they have been building since 2002, when they met in high school.  It was fun hearing about the way Tarpley proposed at the airport. Immediately, Gwen started planning the wedding of her dreams to her prince charming.

Celebrating Gwen and Tarpley

Gwen and Tarpley’s Asheville Wedding was held at the First Congressional Church.  Before the ceremony, the pair had an adorable first look moment. Gwen was so excited to see Tarpley and his reaction to seeing her for the first time on their wedding day was priceless.  He was thrilled with his beautiful bride.  The two had a lovely traditional church ceremony, where Gwen was walked down the aisle and Tarpley waited anxiously for her father to give the bride away.  After committing themselves to each other in front of God and their family and friends, they exited the church as husband and wife.

Their reception, on Broadway, was absolutely beautiful.  Gorgeous flower arrangements, floating candles, and strands of lights adorned the venue.  Gwen and Tarpley hired Cashmere Band for their awesome entertainment and ability to keep the dance floor packed, and they did not disappoint.  Gwen loves them, and it was easy to see why.  They did a great job living up to their reputation.

This fun couple is sure to have a bright future together.  It was a pleasure capturing their images on their special day, as their Asheville Wedding Photographer.

Planner: Mary Bell Events: www.marybellevents.com
Venue/Caterer: On Broadway www.celineandcompany.com
Hair Makeup: Ali Lawless/Daisy makeupbyalilawless@gmail.com
Ceremony Music: Karen Rose (violin & harp)
Reception Music: Cashmere out of Atlanta
Photographer: Corey Cagle (828) 691-5483 www.coreycagle.com
Videographer: Joe Jackson (704) 574-0642 shoelessworks@yahoo.com
Baker: Sugar Cloud Baking Co. www.sugarcloudxoxo.com
Florist: Flower Gallery Asheville www.flowergalleryasheville.com
Minister: Judge Anthony Bailey
Transportation Elite Limousine www.elite-limousine.com
Rentals: Classic Event Rentals www.classiceventrental.com