Welcome to the Look for the light blog

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Planning a wedding in one of the most beautiful parks in the nation is QUITE the adventure. Inviting all your family and friends to fly in and join you is going to make it even more fun!

As a photographer and videographer, I get the chance to photograph destination elopements and weddings all over, but this time I thought I’d create a guide with all my favorite places & people to work with for my brides who are planning weddings in the Smokys!


April 10, 2020

Plan Your Smoky Mountain Wedding: Best Wedding Vendors

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So, you’re planning the adventure of a lifetime- getting married! If you’re looking to make it even more of an adventure, eloping in a national park is the most exciting thing you can do. There are so many breathtaking places to go, and I want to share some of my favorite spots!

East Tennessee Weddings

April 9, 2020

Best Elopement Locations in Smoky Mountains| Look For The Light

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This one is for all my Southern Brides! Planning your big day can be stressful and I’m sure your to-do list is a mile long, so I’m here to make things a little easier. We’re talking outdoor wedding venues, and let me tell you, I’ve found some of the most gorgeous venues in all of Knoxville. Here’s my list of venues you should totally check out for your big day! Whether you’re having a summer wedding and want to be outdoors, or a fall wedding and looking for a great place for some pictures of a lifetime, I’ve got you covered.

East Tennessee Weddings

April 5, 2020

Best Knoxville Outdoor Wedding Venues

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I’ll let you in on a secret, something I started to notice a little while back. There are some sessions that seem to have a little more magic, a little more fierceness, adventure and thrill than others.

When a couple books me for an elopement wedding, they’re not just asking me to take pictures of their ceremony. These couples are asking for far more than that.

Elopements, Gatlinburg Wedding Photography

March 25, 2020

Why Eloping Might Be For You

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Calling all brides!! Let me guess, you’re in the TRENCHES planning your wedding and are getting overwhelmed, or you’re newly engaged and don’t know where to begin? Girl! I’ve got you. I have a series called “A Bride’s Guide” where I answer some of the most common concerns brides have. Looking for some help? Look no further, I’m your girl!

When it comes to picking a florist, there are major things that your florist has totally got to know to make your day what you dreamed it would be.


March 22, 2020

A Bride’s Guide: Top 6 Things Your Wedding Florist NEEDS To Know Before Your Big Day

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I want to let you guys in on a huge secret. For the past few months, Tanner and I have been praying, hoping, wishing and waiting to get into PA school. Over the past few years we’ve been really big about supporting each other’s dreams, and as you can see he’s supported mine, and now it’s my chance to support his.

It has been Tanner’s dream his entire life to work in the medical field.

When we got married, Tanner was a freshman in college, and I had just graduated and was pursuing my dream as a wedding photographer. He ended up realizing that Physician Assistant (PA) profession was the one that he wanted to do so after so many late nights becoming an EMT getting certified as a CNA and taking the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations). Working endless nights doing anatomy and physiology, he finally realized that he needed to apply to PA school.

Something about us is that we have always been a photography and videography team. We’ve lived in the Rexburg area and have served the Jackson Hole area for several years now. He’s actually so good at videography, and it’s so funny seeing him actually pursue this incredible career because he’s so dang good at video. You can see some of his works here.


March 10, 2020

We’re Moving To KNOXVILLE …. Our terrifying journey to get into a PA School

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Nestled behind Ijams nature center is one of the most beautiful quarries I’ve ever seen. In the summer people can go paddle boarding and explore the gorgeous area around. There are docks to jump off of and tons of beautiful moss covering the cliffside. 

Just a couple of minutes past the nature center is a little parking lot. In January, on a very cold morning, we met outside and these two followed me and a fellow photographer out to capture this exciting moment.

Elopements, Engagements, Knoxville Wedding Photography, Uncategorized

February 6, 2020

Mead’s Quarry Engagement Photos

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Melton Hill is one of my favorite places to take engagement session pictures and bridal sessions in Knoxville. Not only does it have these rolling hills that are filled with lush green grass and gorgeous river views, it also has so much space for that features so many different locations in just one session.

When I met up with Hannah Beth and Adam, they seriously were so cute together. They were laughing and snuggly and just so easy to work with.


February 6, 2020

Melton Hill Park Engagement Session | Hannah Beth & Adam

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A new year calls for new trends and new fun and exciting things to try. Although 2020 has just barely started and we are already seeing some amazing trends coming. Throughout this post I’m going to share some of my favorite trends that I’ve seen coming already, and some that I know you’re going to love. Psssst..brides, this is for you!

  • Geometric centerpieces – these minimalistic centerpieces are all over Pinterest right now and I’m SO here for it. They provide the perfect amount of decor with a chic boho vibe. You can totally DIY these too!

East Tennessee Weddings

January 22, 2020

2020 Wedding Trends

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As I got to know their story, it was so fun being able to see them shine as they talked about each other.

They talked about all the fun memories they have together and the way that they have gone from the most extroverted fun college kids to those who love to stay at home and cuddle.


January 17, 2020

Katie Ann and Cole’s Romantic Knoxville Winter Engagements at Ijam’s Nature Park

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