Zack + Kaylen - Memphis Wedding

Zack and Kaylen got married on one of the hottest days I've ever personally experienced, and they were SUCH good sports. I went outside, immediately started sweating, and was half expecting them to tell me they would NOT be going outside for photos (which would be completely understandable, but make my job a whole lot harder). Instead, they joyfully followed me all around the wedding venue grounds in the middle of the June heat, and I think it really paid off.

Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer

That little gold and blue bracelet? Yeah, I assumed that was some heirloom from a great-grandmother or something. Actually, it's from one of those coin slot games where you get a plastic bubble with a piece of cheap jewelry. That is even cooler to me than an heirloom. That's awesome.

Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer

I think if I've learned anything about myself during my time as a wedding photographer, it's that if there is a magnolia tree, I will take photos with that magnolia tree. I can't help myself. They're my favorite thing. I should make a "weddings with magnolia trees" collection. No shame.

Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
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Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer

Sometimes weddings are really stressful for the bride, or there's so many rituals to go through that she forgets to just enjoy herself. Not this girl. You'll see. The following is a series of photos in which Kaylen is LOVING her wedding. This girl's joy made me so happy. She is clearly a really fun person. While I watched her dance it out at her wedding I thought to myself that I need to be THAT happy about stuff. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer

Bethany + John Michael - Alabama Wedding

I was so excited that Bethany and John Michael chose me to be their wedding photographer. Bethany is such a special person to me, and it's been wonderful to watch her fall in love with John Michael. I didn't meet John Michael until the day of the wedding, but I could immediately tell that he loves Bethany, and loves her two babies. I think their new life together will be filled with love. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Bethany's dress was so beautiful! I love seeing the different personalities that wedding dresses reflect. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Little River, being just like mommy and putting on make up in front of the mirror before photos. Luckily, she just played with the brushes and didn't actually try to apply any. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Bethany and John Michael didn't want to see each other before the wedding, but they wanted an opportunity to pray together. I love that these two took a moment to just be together with God before everything got hectic. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

She's so pretty!

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Journey did an excellent job walking his mom down the aisle. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Marry someone who looks at you like this. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

After making vows to Bethany, John Michael knelt down and spoke to Journey and River. It was a private moment, and we didn't hear what was said, but this moment got me right in the feeler. If this doesn't get you, you can't get got. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

The kids are suddenly disinterested. Haha!

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

The brand new family!

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Marah + Jared - Henderson, TN Wedding

I loved being part of Marah and Jared's wedding day. It's awesome when I get to photograph couples I actually know. I knew almost everyone in and at the wedding, which is always so nice. This day had the potential to be dramatic since so many people involved in the wedding were fighting some monstrous stomach bug, but in the end everyone made it and no one threw up. That's really good news at a wedding.

Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Marah and Jared were the very first people to get married at this brand new venue! 

Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Wedding Photographer

I was VERY excited about this. I got to a lot of weddings and by now there's not much I see that's original as far as exits go. This, though, I have never seen. NERF GUNS!

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