I’m always a little bit envious when it comes to the adventures of wedding photographers. It seems that many of them are always jet-setting to fun places filled with beautiful scenery and really enjoying the journey. Knoxville based photographer, Leah Moyers, is no different and often finds herself traveling to great locations for sessions. On her upcoming travel schedule, she has sessions scheduled in British Columbia, London, and Edinburgh, Scotland.
I was so excited for her to send us these images from a recent bridal shoot in Chicago. The sky lingering above the lake is absolutely breathtaking!
This bridal session was filmed on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago on a snowy April evening. The model, Hannah, braved the cold and wore an elegant bridal gown with vintage appeal from Mignonette Bridal. The florals by Alice Hanson were simple yet eclectic and matched the gorgeous cotton candy sky perfectly!
From the Photographer:
“The cotton candy sky that night was otherworldly and I may have screamed a few times while shooting!” The sky really is absolutely breathtaking and matches the soft pinks in her bouquet perfectly.
Inspired Vendor : Leah Moyers Photography Venue: Private Residence | Florist: Alice Hanson Floral Design
Fall is one of the most popular seasons for weddings in the state of Tennessee. From the colorful transformation of the leaves to the mountains surrounded by crisp autumn air, Tennessee in the fall is undeniably romantic. Brides and Grooms travel from all over the world to be married in Tennessee and because of that, some of the most experienced and talented wedding vendors in the United States reside here.
The designer’s concept of this shoot is inspired by the story of Snow White, a girl whose first loves are the outdoors and animals. In the fairytale, Snow White moves into the castle and lives happily ever after. In this shoot, the designer explores what would happen if Snow White and her prince stayed in the forest instead of returning to his princely duties. This style shoot is full of creative whimsy and came together beautifully under the direction of Simply Southern Endeavors.
From the Photographer :
“Everything was as organic and locally-sourced as possible. When I wasn’t able to find vendors locally, I searched vendors who share my philosophies on community and the importance of taking care of the resources we have.
We used little pies from a local bakery that we could just picture the songbirds baking for their friend. The bride and groom wore non-traditional clothing in natural colors to complement the forest. I dressed the groom to look as though he was wearing riding clothes when he came across the princess, and she wore a natural taupe gown that captured movement beautifully. We also used a long veil that looked like a waterfall to bring one more natural element to her attire. ”
The style shoot was filmed at a state park to capture a beautiful earthy setting. The florist foraged for all of the foliage except for the large flowers with a goal to create a bouquet that would make you think the bride picked her own bouquet on the way to her wedding.
Photographer : Dixie Gaultney Photography | Makeup Artist : Amy Lynn Larwig | Dress Store : LVD Bridal Nashville | Design and Decor : Simply Southern Endeavor | Jewelry : Buckaroo Wood and Leather | Paper Props : Jenna Alexander Art | Musicians: Jenny & Tyler Jewelry : Melissa Tyson Designs | Floral Designer : Unruly Roses | Location : Long Hunter State Park