This shoot was unique and so much fun! I’ve known Bethni for a few years now as a fellow performer at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. She’s not afraid to take chances and be a little crazy, and she found a beau who just compliments that beautifully. James and Bethni actually got married a bit before their photos were taken, so this one was different for me. They got married at the Murfreesboro courthouse by a justice of the peace a couple of months ago, but the only thing missing to commemorate their big day were wedding photos. They decided that it was important enough to schedule a post-wedding wedding photoshoot!
I guess that’s one way to save some money on your wedding!
This made the shoot AWESOME because we had all the time we needed for just bride and groom (a luxury you don’t normally get on a wedding day with all that’s going on) and for me, it was especially nice because James and Bethni also agreed to come down to my stomping grounds at my house in Flintville, TN. They came down for a housewarming party when we first moved and decided they loved the little farm enough that they’d like to come back for their photos!
Here is a selection of some of my favorites from that day:
Although the day started out gray (and I have to admit I was a little worried about the gloom), it began to brighten up as we got rolling, so it really could not have turned out any better. I got to spend a lot of time trying out different ideas and I feel like this shoot will really help me think quickly for wedding shoots in the future (so thanks for being guinea pigs, guys!)
To James and Bethni, congratulations and best of luck in your life together. I can tell that you two are a perfect fit.