Britney + Ryan | Downtown Nashville Cannery Ballroom Wedding

September weddings always have a special place in my heart. It’s the month my husband and I got married. So when I first met Britney + Ryan and they said they were planning a late September wedding, I knew I was going to love it. Boy, was I right.

Remember back in the spring when I shared Britney + Ryan’s downtown Nashville engagement photo session? Those two just know how to OWN the camera. They didn’t disappoint for their wedding day, either! With a ceremony and reception at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, everything was absolutely stunning the entire day.

The petal lined aisle was the perfect setting for their intimate I do’s. And the way the venue transformed to the reception was breathtaking! I was in awe of the beautiful flowers all throughout the space, the oversized LOVE sign, and the amount of love pouring over these two as they danced the night away as husband + wife.

Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your memories. Congratulations, Britney and Ryan!

Skyla + Lee | Beautiful Downtown Nashville, TN Wedding

Lee and Skyla first met as young teens and their love for each other only grew from there. Getting to spend their wedding day photographing these two was such a blast. Skyla has got the most welcoming, animated personality…who doesn't love that?! She was also one of the most calm, cool, and collected brides I've ever worked with! She was at ease her entire day, laughing with her bridesmaids as they got ready. Once it came time for the first look, she was all eyes for her husband to be! You could definitely feel how very excited they were to start forever together.

With their beautiful ceremony at Vine Street Church in Nashville, followed by an amazing (and so fun!) reception at the Bridge Building, complete with entertainment from a live band, these two finished their night with a sparkler exit to begin life as Mr. & Mrs. Williams. Congratulations, Skyla + Lee!


Jen + Steven | Roanoke Virginia Wedding Film

On a day that was calling for rain, Jen + Steven were able to dodge the rain clouds during their gorgeous outdoor ceremony at On The Glen in Roanoke, VA. I’ve known Jen for several years through friends, and when she contacted me to film her wedding day, I was honored and so very excited to get to capture their wedding memories. The day did not disappoint. Everything from the venue, to the gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and every detail was perfect. Jen’s lace dress was simple, yet stunning and elegant. Their day was filled with gold details (ahh the cake and centerpiece details!) and their flower girls were none other than their dogs. Jen and Steven, congratulations on your marriage, and thank you for allowing us to capture your day!

Sarah + Evan | Union Station Nashville Wedding Rehearsal

Although being asked to capture a wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner is rare, I couldn’t have been more excited when Sarah texted me asking me to shoot hers! Meet Sarah + Evan. I’ve known Sarah since we were 6 years old — we grew up together through school and Girl Scouts! And because life is funny, we both found ourselves living in Nashville within a couple of years of each other. Somehow, it was always comforting knowing someone from home was just a call away. When she first told me about meeting Evan, she was so excited. On a long drive back to our hometown, we both talked endlessly about these two new men in our lives, and how crazy it would be if we both married them. As fate would have it, 2 years later we are both married to those same guys, and happier than ever. Their wedding rehearsal was held at the stunning and historic Union Station Nashville, followed by beautiful views of downtown Nashville at Bridgestone Arena’s Patron Platinum Club. Thank you, Sarah and Evan, for allowing me to capture a part of such a special weekend in your lives! Congratulations!

Britney + Ryan | Downtown Nashville Engagement

Beautiful weather and a fun couple made for the perfect combination for this downtown Nashville engagement session! Meet Britney and Ryan. They are SO much fun to work with, and the three of us were cracking up throughout our session. Not to mention, they’re beautiful! These two were up for anything, including my suggestion of hopping in the fountains in front of the Nashville Court House at the end of our session! The Pedestrian Bridge, the Nashville Skyline, gorgeous sunlight and an amazing couple are the things every photographer dreams of — thanks, Britney and Ryan! I can’t wait for your September wedding!

Abby | Nashville Senior Photography

Oh, how I love a fun, creative senior session! Meet Abby — a fun, spunky, full of personality senior who is graduating and heading off to Lipscomb University here in Nashville this fall! This girl loves music, and that is A-okay by me. We got to incorporate everything from vintage suitcases, to a Crossley record player, her favorite books and her guitar for this awesome shoot on her grandparent’s beautiful property just north of Nashville. I know Abby’s mom is going to miss her girl this fall, but I don’t doubt that this girl is going to move mountains at Libscomb. Good luck, Abby!

Haley + Patrick | Virginia Maternity Family Photography

Going home to Virginia is always special because I get to spend time with some of my favorite people! My older brother, Patrick, and his wife, Haley are expecting their newest sweet baby in the next 4 weeks! I cannot wait to welcome this sweet little one to our family. I shot some maternity photos of Haley while visiting in Virginia in late February. Lucky for us, it was a warm(er) day, we had beautiful winter lighting — and look at that gorgeous, glowing momma-to-be!

Nashville Wedding Photography | Shane + Ashley’s Union Station Wedding

Prior to November, I had never been inside Union Station Hotel in downtown Nashville. I’ve driven past a million times, however I’ve never had a reason {or excuse!} to go inside. That is, until Shane + Ashley’s beautiful November ceremony and reception at Nashville Union Station. The location was stunning, and Shane + Ashley’s love was undeniable. They clearly have such a connection, and their love for one another shone throughout the entire evening. The details were perfect, and their small ceremony and reception were intimate and meaningful. From the simple black bridesmaids dresses, to the groomsmen {two of Shane’s sons stood up for him}, to their amazing getaway car that once belonged to Waylon Jennings! I am so grateful I got to close out my 2016 wedding season with their Union Station Wedding! And huge thanks again to Whitney Fletcher Photography for having me join you on the fun!

Nashville Senior Photography | Caleb Class of 2017

On a bright, sunny {and chilly} early-December afternoon, I got to spend some time with Caleb, a senior at Riverdale High School, and shoot his senior photos! Caleb is family through my husband’s side, so getting to hang out and shoot his senior pictures was especially fun! He is looking forward to his graduation this spring and soon after will be heading into the Marine Corps. Thanks for letting me capture this milestone!


Nashville Wedding Photography | My Top 5 Favorite Photos of 2016

Wow. Can you believe that 2016 is coming to an end? Me either! This year has absolutely flown by, and I feel so incredibly BLESSED to have been able to not only start Harp & Olive this year, but to have seen it grow so much. Speaking of growth, I’ve grown as well. Behind the scenes, I’ve taken more webinars and studied more business plans than I did in college. The growth of this business is so important to me, and being able to not only establish myself in a very saturated Nashville photography market, but push myself and grow creatively is SO important to me. I am beyond grateful for each and every client I’ve met this year, for the creatives that have and continue to inspire and believe in me {looking at you Whitney Fletcher Photography & Rachel with Along With You Video!}. Taking the leap of faith this year into the Nashville Wedding Photography & Wedding Videography scene was frightening. It was something I’d contemplated for years, and with the not-so-gentle push from my husband, I can say it was one of the most invigorating and challenging steps I’ve taken in a while {thanks, husband!}.

I wanted to share with you all my top 5 favorite photos that I captured this year. I cannot wait to see what exciting opportunities 2017 bring to my small business!

5. I love this shot of the bridesmaids at Shane + Ashley’s Union Station ceremony. Their chic black dresses, fun shoes, and friendship shined through the entire day.

4. This baby girl will probably always make my favorites list – because she’s mine! Harper, thanks for being so photogenic, and I’m sorry that you’ll always be my test subject. Love, mom. Edit_IMG_3690


3. Oh, how I love the bridal suite at Meadow Hill Farm. These gorgeous bouquets and this shot from Mallory + Joseph‘s August ceremony is absolutely one of my faves!Nashville Wedding Photography

2. This image was the second most liked photo I had on my Instagram account this year! And I definitely know why. {And while you’re at it, give me a follow!}  The skies were gray for Michael + Krista’s Owen Farm wedding, but it made for one epic photo.



1.  And my numero uno, hands down favorite image I captured this year came from Aldo + Jenny’s proposal. This ring and the frost still on the leaves from the early morning December shoot were just perfection. 


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