When Emily-Joy contacted me in May about capturing her intimate Nashville elopement ceremony, she described her wedding day as a glam-elopement and I knew I was on board. Nestled in the Cedars of Lebanon State Park just outside of Nashville, TN is the most adorable and quaint building that offered just enough seating for her family and close friends to watch her marry Ryan. The love between the two of them was so evident, but even more so was the love that Ryan has for Emily-Joy’s sweet son, Gibson. During the ceremony, Ryan and Emily-Joy exchanged vows of their own, then Ryan made sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the building as he said his own vows to Gibson. Let me tell you, my own tears were flowing behind the camera! It immediately took me back to my wedding day (an elopement, much like theirs) and saying my own vows to our son. There’s just something so incredibly touching about that moment, and capturing it as these three became a beautiful new family is something I truly treasure.
Congratulations, Emily-Joy, Ryan and Gibson!