Erich + Kari : wedding || nashville, tn wedding photographer

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I don't know where you start the blog post about your older brother's wedding.
It was an insanely beautiful day..yes, I cried.
And laughed.
And shot the wedding barefoot.
Photographing this day definitely gave me a deeper heart and appreciation for weddings,
because this was the first one I shot of someone really close to me.
My only older brother, Erich, and as a photographer you know that wedding pictures are significant,
but I realized that in a whole new way because of how much these mean to me.

Because I see my brother in them..the facial expressions he always makes, his heights of joy and depths of emotion.
And getting to document that was really amazing.
Kari is exactly the type of girl I've imagined he would marry..in fact, better.
Absolutely thrilled to have her as my sister!!

I want to give a huge shout out to my best friend, Amanda, for being the best second-shooter ever.
So grateful that she is always there when I need her, and for being a shoulder to cry on.
Could never have shot this wedding without her, and she was the biggest help to me.
Also, a heartfelt thank-you to all who knew I was shooting the wedding and prayed for me --
I definitely felt the prayers and was so grateful for how present God was and made things go smoothly the entire day!!

There is a lot I could say, but I'm going to just let the images share the story..
that morning I prayed that Jesus would help us "genuinely capture the day as You see it, and You make it,"
so hopefully these photos can depict that.
Love these two so much, and it was such an honor + joy to document the day they became one.
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Their first look was hands down, one of my top favorite moments of the day.
So precious.
And I'll never forget parking the car and stepping out to see this, below.
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Him standing there, waiting.
Talk about a movie moment.
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I'm sorry, but I really don't think they could look any happier!!
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Talk about a gorgeous couple..if you can't tell, I love photographing them. :)
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Their wedding party was so awesome..talk about fabulous people!!
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and anyone else majorly obsessed with the bridesmaid outfits?!
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this image gets me every time.
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anyone recognize this family?!!
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these are Kari's beautiful nieces, and the one on the left, Karis,
had literally just come home from Haiti A WEEK before the wedding.
Such an answer to prayer!!!
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~Hannah Elise

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  1. Wow Hannah......I'm speechless...those are gorgeous.

  2. Dude...this is so incredible! I was completely enthralled with each image. SO beautifully done! Super proud crony!

  3. oh. my. word. well done, well done Hannah!!! Every image told such a beautiful story!!

  4. HANNAH!!!! These are gorgeous and the first look is just beautiful… I pity them though. How will they ever be able to decide what to print :) Definitely a good problem though!
    Well done Hannah!

  5. This. All of this. Utter masterpiece. Wow.

  6. Everything about this is perfection. Lovely job, Hannah!

  7. Hannah...these images are PRICELESS!! Ahh, talk about a beautiful wedding!! And I love their first look! Such adorable photos! #stunningimages

  8. Hannah, your creativity and artistry as a photographer continues to amaze me. You will go far in this life! Keep it up!

  9. Love this sooo much! The pictures are just absolutely breath-taking. Magnificent job, Hannah!

  10. You did a stunning, fabulous job Hannah!!!

  11. i can't even. such a beautiful day.

  12. I think this may be your best wedding yet!!! Fantastic job...you are incredible!!!! :) Congrats to the happy couple :) :)

  13. Practically perfect in every way! The one of Kari crying during their first dance melted my heart! Congratulations to your family!

  14. This is one of the most gorgeous weddings I have ever seen! All of it is so naturally beautiful! You did a phenomenal job!

  15. I felt like I really should come over here and comment too, it seems like the only time I actually comment is when I could possibly get something out of it! :p But I really have been hovering around your blog quite a bit lately.

    I was one of those looking with much anticipation to this post! I mean, wedding photos are always fun to look at, but with these meaning so much to you, I knew they would be extra special! And they are amazing - each one packed with emotion!

  16. I've been to every larger venue in the town and this is one of the best. Most of the negative elements of going to a more popular place are avoided here; the staff was really mature and respectful.

  17. Wow, how am I supposed to comment on all of this gorgeousness?!! Seriously, girl. So, so much awesomeness. <3

  18. Great Job!! LOVE their outfits, and you did an AMAZING job documenting their special day! do you have pinterest?

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