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A behind the scenes look at my headshot session with Rachel!

One thing I’ve learned in my work as a choreographer, is that the process behind the final project is so so so important! I love sharing how I develop work to its final state, so here’s a little behind the scenes look at my recent headshot session! 

Every headshot session is different, based off the look you want and the role you are auditioning for. 

For this headshot session, Rachel was getting back into the performing world and needed something clean and professional. She wanted just a plain black or grey background with natural lighting. 

Soooo here’s my janky-looking setup (yes those are bed sheets clothes-pinned to some Christmas lights...) 

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And you know that trend of posting “what clients see versus what photographers see”? 

Well check out the final image and let me tell you, we really do see things differently! 

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Check out more of my headshots on the Portraits + Headshots page at the top of my site to see all the variety of forms headshots can take! I’ve done headshots in front of doors, buildings, curtains... just about anywhere! It’s all about finding a look you want, and putting your best face forward- I’ll take care of the rest! 

Justin + Shay’s intimate Memphis Wedding
 Bride and Groom exit their backyard ceremony with smiles during sunset.

You meet people in your life who you can just look at and tell they were meant to be together, and Justin and Shay are some of those people. They’ve been together for over a decade, love similar things, have fun and caring friends, and co-exist so well together. 

When I found out they were finally getting married, I was so excited! Justin proposed at Disney World (I know, goals!) and of course Shay said yes! These two care about their friends and family so much and it was amazing to see how much support they received from their love ones. Their ceremony was in Justin’s mom’s backyard, and it was so beautiful, classic, and intimate.  As they got ready for the ceremony you could only feel joy and excitement. The moment Shay walked out, you could feel everyone’s breath stop. Justin couldn’t help but blurt out “Oh f**k...”. She was absolutely a princess and stunning doesn’t even begin to describe her in that dress.  

The ceremony was filled with easy giggles, tears from everyone in the bridal party, and so much passion that everyone in attendance could feel it.   

The reception was held at Justin and Shay’s house with all their closest friends.  The food was your typical party food: chicken wings, french fries, chips & dips (including Shay’s famous spinach dip that I probably ate 5 servings of), Pokemon cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries… and it was all absolutely perfect and delicious! The atmosphere was filled with excitement and laughter, and was the most comfortable and enjoyable reception I’ve ever been to. Filled with old friends and new, the couple didn’t need anything super fancy or elaborate to showcase the extent of their love.

CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS! You deserve your happily ever after!

Welcome to the World, Kura Drew! [Memphis In-Home Newborn Session]
Memphis Newborn In-Home Family in Nursery

I’ve known Jill + Shawn (and their dog, Guiness) for a few years now, so once I heard they were going to have a baby, I was so excited for them! They are so smart, talented, and caring, and I knew they would raise an awesome child!

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Memphis Newborn In-Home Dad holding baby & Mom Kissing forehead

Most people now a days want to find out the gender of their child ASAP, but Jill + Shawn waited the entire length of the pregnancy for the surprise of welcoming their new baby girl, Kura Drew to the world. (And let me tell you, she is absolutely precious!) I got to meet her at only 8 days after being born, and I already can tell that this lil girl is going places!

Her nursery is adventure themed- full of animals, travel inspired decor, and a rug centering the room with names of places from all over the world! (Kura herself even got to explore Paris while she was in the womb! A world traveler from the very beginning!)

Fitting with his “Monster Mash” obsession with Halloween rock, Shawn insisted on a pumpkin outfit for the little pumpkin, and it was probably the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life!

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Memphis Newborn Pumpkin Outfit & hat

This new little family is so in-love with their newest addition, and I know they’re going to have an amazing journey together! Congrats again Jill & Shawn, and welcome to the world Kura!

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Allyson + Bill find true love with their Memphis Summer Wedding!
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It was hot hot hot at Bill and Allyson’s wedding, and it wasn’t just because it happened in the sizzling Memphis heat! This fun-loving couple found each other at the perfect time in their lives, and have so much joy and passion for each other! 

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They got married at Germantown Great Hall surrounded by so many of their family and friends that it was amazing to be a part of it! You can tell they have the best people surrounding them, and always live to enjoy life.  

Check out some images from their day below!

The Stigler Family explores Memphis’ Overton Park

This family... you guys... can it get more adorable!? 

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Jared & Kaitlyn, along with India (4), Grayson (3), and Grant (6 months) love to explore nature! They were ready to walk through the trails at Overton Park, play on the playground, and look for fish in the lake! These kiddos had so much energy and you can tell they have so much fun as a family! There’s so much love and joy in their eyes the whole time, I know they are going to have so many more adventures to come! 

Memphis in-home couples session with Brenna + Chris.
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Once Brenna and Chris described their midtown Memphis home to me, I was determined to shoot there! With its amazing wallpaper, beautiful backyard, and within walking distance to a local skatepark with urban art- it was a dream home for this perfect couple! 

I got to know Brenna and Chris through these pictures: an aerialist couple, who slow dances to the radio, bakes vegan chocolate chip cookies, practices in their backyard, holds hands and toes, and just enjoys being in each other’s presence! 

Forreal couple goals!