a nashville engagement...

there's something to be said about finding the love of your life in your thirties...

a morning with lisa and walker was so easy.  free.  real.  taking pictures of two people kissing and having intimate moments is a potentially awkward situation for all three of us, right?  not these two and not not on this gorgeous fall morning just weeks before their wedding.  lisa and walker met in nashville, after they were both established in careers and had been through some major life changes.  it comes so natural to them to not to love one another, but to be accepting of the love and adoration of the other.  some couples need some direction, need guidance, reassurance which i'm ready and happy to offer and encourage.  but after scanning through the images we collected that morning a few weeks ago, i realized these organic moments came from them being comfortable, trusting each other, and meaningful life experience that brought these two together in a union that i saw as one unclouded by the outside world.  

i cannot wait to capture their special day when they declare in front of all of their loved ones, the future they've chosen to live together.  a love worth waiting for.

National Honey Bee Day

saturday was national honey bee day and the land trust of tennessee knows how to host a party to celebrate!!  glen leven is one of my favorite spots in all of nashville and i was thrilled when they asked me to capture this fun day for them.  the land trust of tenneesee received this 65 acre property and will protect it as a working farm forever.  and perfectly fitting, it boasts an incredible bee sanctuary that was the highlight of saturday's festivities.  the land trust offered  private tours (that sold out quickly) of the sanctuary to see the bees up close and personal in protective gear.

guests also could sample local jackalope brewery's newest beer grown with hops right there on glen leven's property.  they could also try some fresh okra and peppers, and of course honey that was harvested right there on property as well.  they held lectures in the historic home on site and had many patrons on hand to answer questions.  kid crafts, self-guided tours of the working garden, and just exploring nature's urban and historic classroom - glen leven is a sacred place for us all to enjoy now thanks to the land trust of tennesee.

any opportunity i have to visit glen leven, our family jumps at it and our girls had a blast testing the honey - thanks to uncle joe and aunty muddy for sending them home with their very own jars - and exploring the grounds of this stunning piece of preserved land.  

they offer these free admission (donates of $10/vehicle are appreciated but not required) several times a year...don't miss out on the next one!!  follow them on instagram at landtrusttn  - also visit to learn more about all of their projects around the state of tennesee,