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

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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Marah + Jared - West Tennessee Engagement

I'm so excited I get to work with Marah and Jared for their wedding. Marah has actually been in lots of photos I've taken, but always as an assistant/sister-in-law for birth stories! This is a pretty different situation. We did an entire session and absolutely no one gave birth. It's a whole new dynamic for the two of us. 

Marah suggested that we do their engagement session out at Pinson Mounds because that's where Jared proposed. I was all for it. I think it's always way cooler when your locations mean something to you. Also, it was a beautiful fall morning. That's always a plus. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | West Tennessee Engagement Photographer