I love how photographs can transport you to another time and place. From a very early age I can remember staring at pictures that my parents took on their worldwide travels and being mesmerized. I could not wait to get my hands on one of my parents’ SLRs. When my mom finally let me use her Nikon, I was ecstatic loading the film for the first time and even more elated seeing my first photographs come to life in front of my eyes in the dark room.

That Nikon SLR instantly became one of my best friends, coming along on every jaunt and worldwide adventure. Gone are the film days, and a digital Nikon SLR is a welcomed addition to best friend status, but my viewpoint when I look through the camera lens is still the same. The world around me is transformed when I look through the viewfinder and in my photographs I try to capture these settings in a unique perspective. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words…

So when my tall blonde partner in crime, Adrienne, asked me a couple of months ago to assist her shoot a wedding, I jumped at the opportunity. Adrienne is a very busy gal these days with a full-time job, planning her own wedding (which is in September woohoo!), and shooting weddings on weekends, so if a day spent shooting with my camera was not enough reason, seeing Adrienne for a whirlwind 24hr stint was icing on the cake (ok, pun intended). Check out her awesome work here.

So off I went early Saturday AM to Nashville, TN. Adrienne and I were able to check out Pancake Pantry in Nashville for an awesome brunch (Village Smithy Sante Fe Cornmeal Pancackes are AMAZING) before heading off to Lake Gallatin, where the wedding was being held. Neither Adrienne nor I knew nothing about what the location of the wedding looked like. However, we could not have been more pleasantly surprised.

Bess and Brandon, the bride and groom, were getting married at “Hidden Cove Camp”, a house on Lake Gallatin that Bess’s family has had in the family for many years. This is also the place where Brandon proposed to Bess. Hidden Cove Camp has a mystique to it, a place where your imagination runs wild. There is so much history to this place, with mementos on the walls, floors, ceilings, just everywhere.

This wedding was beautifully tailored to Bess and Brandon’s personalities. There was so much love and excitement surrounding this couple, and they certainly celebrated in style. Without a doubt, they had some help with an AMAZING band, Humming House. They guys certainly know how to play music and entertain. Check them out now before they are selling out huge venues!

All in all, I could not be more thrilled to have worked with such amazing people who were so gracious. Definitely southern charm at its best. THANK YOU!

Oh, and one item checked off of my “Endless Summer” list. Woohoo!