April + Michael - Jackson, TN

I was so excited when April asked me if I was available for a photo shoot with her and Michael. I took their engagement and wedding photos, and had so much fun working with them. We decided to meet in downtown Jackson for this shoot, only steps away from where we took some of their engagement photos. I'd never done a shoot like this before and I was SO NERVOUS that I would say or do something to spill the beans. This wasn't just your average family/anniversary/couple shoot. This was April's way of telling Michael that he was going to be a dad. :) 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer

April suggested to Michael that they take photos of a board listing reasons why they loved each other, and take photos presenting the boards to each other. Michael's list of why he loves April made me smile so big, and the whole time I was just thinking dude, this is about to get crazy, you have no idea. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer

Worth it.

I cried. I have no problem admitting that.

Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer

Michael was COMPLETELY surprised, and SO happy. You never really know how people will react to these things, and it was wonderful to watch Michael react in such a beautiful way. He kept saying "this is the best day!"

:)

Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Photographer

Anna Catherine + Justin

I'm so excited to share this engagement shoot! I decided to go to some places I'd never shot before, and I was really happy with the results. First, the three of us hit up a local nursery and took some photos among the plants. It was the best smelling engagement session I've ever shot.

Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer

Turns out these cool looking dome things are for watering the plants. I found that out when the sprinklers suddenly came on while we were shooting and the three of us screamed and ran out as fast as we could. Unfortunately, I have no photos of that moment. I was truly so confused. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer

These two laugh a lot, which I like. :)

Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Jackson, TN Wedding Photographer

Lacey + Bailey - Savannah, TN Wedding

Saturday's wedding was INCREDIBLE. Not only did I get the chance to work with an amazing couple, but I had so much fun at their wedding. Lacey and Bailey are beautiful together and I'm so glad I got the chance to share their special day with them. Here's a preview of their wedding photos!

Savannah, TN Wedding Photographer
Savannah, TN Wedding Photographer
Savannah, TN Wedding Photographer