Chris and Dani: A Downtown Engagement

It’s HUMP DAY, baby!! Aka…”Soon-to-be” Wedded WEDNESDAY! Which is a semi long name for Wednesday, but let’s just roll with it.

As I was trying to come up with a goofy/catchy name for this engagement session post, I was brought back in my college days when I used to call this Hump Day Pub Day! (Yeah, I came up with these kinds of names even then!) We would meet at this Irish pub across the street from my dorm room called Patrick’s and drink Carlsberg. Man, good times. But hey, you can always grab a beer while you’re looking through the post and partake in Hump Day Pub Day, too! Mmmmmm, maybe wait a bit. It’s like 10:30 right now…..Anyhoo…..photos…..

Y’all, meet Chris and Dani!!

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These two were so stinkin’ cute! I loved loved loved working with them! They were cracking me up literally the entire session just watching them tease each other! They are tying the knot next year in New England after getting engaged in LONDON. Yeah, I know. They’re totally crushing this whole wedding thing! 🙂

As for their session location – we started in the South Main area exploring a bit, and then we finished up at Tom Lee Park for a sunset on the river. It was ridiculously hot, but they hung in there like champs!!

Soooooo, here we go! Chris and Dani’s Downtown Memphis Engagement session!

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Can you tell Dani was a gymnast?? Love it! Haha!

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That’s all I have for y’all today!!!

Till next time!

xoxo

maddie

 

August 16, 2017

Kelly and Don: A Marion Wedding

Did you know that toady is MATRIMONY MONDAY??

I mean, it’s not like an official thing or anything like that, but whatever! It’s still Matrimony Monday for Maddie Moree! 😉

I can’t wait to introduce y’all to Kelly and Don! Cute, right?? And their dog…….OMG!!! Gimme gimme gimme!!!!!!!!!

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Kelly is actually the mom of my awesome couple, Victoria and Jonathon! I know y’all remember them!

Anyways, a little about Kelly and Don’s day….

Thier wedding was SUPER chill (my favorite kind of wedding). The decorations were adorable and definitely Pinterest-worthy! The ceremony was short and sweet, and very intimate amongst close friends and family. And the weather, albeit humid, was perfect!

In a nutshell, their day was a super relaxed backyard-style wedding and reception!

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So cute……!!!

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I just had to throw one of Victoria and Jonathon in there!!

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Congratulations, you two!! I had a great time being there for your day!! 🙂

 

So, even though it’s Monday…I hope this wedding filled it with some love!! <3

Till next time, peeps!

 

xoxo

maddie

August 7, 2017

Heather and Sean: A Woodruff Fontaine House Wedding

I met Heather and Sean pretty recently, and I’m SO glad they chose me for their wedding photography! So, you might be wondering where exactly this spot is because it doesn’t look like the typical Woodruff Fontaine wedding! Well, there’s a tiny, little gingerbread-esque house behind the Fontaine house. It was so cute! Like a mini Victorian Village, and it almost looked like a life-sized doll house! Haha! 😀 Luckily, Heather and Sean’s ceremony was pretty small, so everyone could fit! I love small ceremonies like that because you know that the people who are there are definitely the most important people in your life to celebrate with you. The day is alllllllllll about the bride and groom, and luckily for me, there’s so much more time for photos with a small family and no wedding party! Of course, that’s a biased opinion from a photographer, but whatever……On Heather and Sean’s day, I was able to grab some amazing portraits of Heather! I was just dying from all of the little nooks and crannies I found take bridal portraits! Eeee!

Let’s talk about some of the logistics from their day! The ceremony was at the Woodruff Fontaine House…obviously. They opted to have photos inside the house, which is an extra charge, but there were some pretty interesting spots in there to shoot. The really cool bridal portraits by the staircase are from the inside area on the third floor. Additionally, Heather and Sean did a traditional look. Usually, I’m a huge fan of the first look, but for such a small wedding, traditional looks are, honestly, a little better. The day, in general is so laid back with a start time closer to the ceremony that you might not even have time for bride and groom portraits beforehand. So, it worked out better, anyways. I loved being there for their big day!! What an awesome, hilarious, adorable couple!! Congratulations, y’all!

And now, for Heather and Sean’s Woodruff Fontaine House Wedding…..

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The details, man. Heather OUTDID herself on the signs, favors, and décor at the reception. It was SO CUTE! She even had a Sundae bar, which was a HUGE hit with the kids….and the adults, too. Everyone likes a good sundae bar.

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I want to send out a special thanks to my assistant, Janelle. Great job! 🙂

And for all my brides-to-be, here is Sean and Heather’s Memphis wedding vendor list!

Venue and Caterer: Woodruff Fontaine House and The Terrace at River Inn

Photographer: Meeeee! Maddie Moree

Cake: Sam’s Club – Can you believe it?? Looked great, and it was pretty tasty! 

Florist: Globalrose.com

Makeup/Hair: Tally Hill and Barbara Sanders respectively 

Dress: Barefoot Bride! <–love that place

 

Till next time, y’all!

xoxo

maddie

July 25, 2017

Matt and Jessie: A Collierville Town Square Wedding

Hey hey, y’all!!

It’s WEDDING Wednesday here at my house! So, what better way to celebrate than show y’all my latest wedding??!! 🙂

Y’all remember Jessie and Matt, right? We had such a great shoot for their engagement session at the Collierville Town Square. And their wedding did not disappoint!

I LOVED working with this couple. I met with Jessie about a year and a half ago, and man, how time flies!! I’m sad it’s over, but it was such an amazing day. It was worth the wait. To miss this wedding would mean possibly missing the happiest bride and groom I’ve ever met. Jessie was literally jumping up and down with excitement to be walking down the aisle later that day. Her happiness was contagious! Everyone around her was smiling, dancing, laughing, happy-crying. I was thinking to myself during the ceremony…”this is what the wedding day is about.”

The weather was unbelievably perfect. The flowers were great! Not to mention Matt and Jessie’s surprise first dance!! Did I mention Jessie is a dance teacher?? Needless to say, their routine was AMAZING!

Ok, anyways, let me get down to the deets, y’all!

So their gorgeous wedding was at the Collierville Town Square Gazebo! And their wedding reception was at the Quonset. I loved the metal outside of the building!

Matt and Jessie did opt for a traditional look. As many of y’all know, if you do go for a traditional look, I HIGHLY recommend adding on a second shooter. Which they did. Also, as an alternative to sparklers, we did a sporty send-off. I’m not sure what to name it, but it was like leaving a pep rally, which was really fun!

And now, I present…Matt and Jessie’s wedding day!

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Often times with a traditional look, I will have a pocket of time with the bride for bridal portraits…especially if guests are in a separate area. By pocket of time, I mean about 5-10 minutes. And here, Jessie was getting ready at the Quonset, but guests were arriving at the Gazebo, which was just down the street. So this means uninterrupted time with the bride. The light at this time…in this place…I just couldn’t even, y’all!

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I love this little shot. We finished our portraits and they danced their way to the ceremony site….I was just singin’ to myself, “Goin’ to the chapel, and we’re gonna get ma-aaaaa-rrrrried!”

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Matt’s first look. 🙂

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Possibly my favorite photo of the entire day. Everyone’s praying, and these two just couldn’t even help but look up at each other.

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On to the reception!

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Jessie is FLYING through the air!! I can’t wait to see the video of their dance!

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Congrats again, you two!! I wish you MANY years of love and laughter. You’re off to a good start! 🙂

I want to send out a special thanks to my second shooter, Katie!! Thanks for coming out and helping!!! Also, thanks to Amy for helping my grab those detail shots and first dance! 🙂 Couldn’t do it without y’all!

And now, for all my brides-to-be, here is Jessie and Matt’s wedding vendor list! 

Venue: Collierville Town Square Gazebo and The Quonset

Photographer: Meeeeee, Maddie Moree!

Videographer: Mark Jenkins

Caterer and Cake: Twisted Sisters Catering

Florist: Lynn Doyle

DJ: Andy Boone- DJ Andy B

Wedding planner: Emma Cockerham with Infinity Events

Makeup/Hair: Rosalyn Hisky and Kosandra Weaver from Goulds

Dress: Barefoot Bride

 

Hope y’all enjoyed! Till next time!

xoxo

maddie

July 12, 2017

Bryan and Derin: A Sidlehill Farm Engagement

Y’all. Can I get a hallelujah for FRIDAY!?!

What a week it’s been, and I’m soooooo thankful for the weekend and a fun wedding tomorrow. So to hold down the fort till then, here are some engagement photos that make me giddy!!

The couple. Meet Bryan and Derin! They are SO sweet together, and I loved photographing their interactions. We did two sessions where one was at Derin’s Family Farm in Olive Branch. It was the most GORGEOUS property! I can’t even really put it into words. Lakes, trees, fields, a crazy awesome antique area. Then of course, the weather, the way the sun shone through the trees…I could not have asked for a better shoot. I could barely contain myself on some of the photos. Shooting in this kind of light with this amazing of a couple…it’s literally my FAVORITE PART of my business.

For the second shoot, we were hanging in my neck of the woods…downtown. The day was also a little cloudy, but it makes for a completely different look and feel of the photos…which is what they wanted in the first place. I thought it was a great combo. Rustic and sunny and then more industrial with some bolder colors. We, of course, finished the session on the river at sunset. Oh. My. I could probably post a million photos of this, but I contained myself. It was difficult, but I managed.

So, without further ado, here are the photos from Derin and Bryan’s 2-part engagement session!

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The bling, y’all….the BLING!

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Ok, here, we start the downtown session! I LOVE the bold colors of the red wall and Derin’s blue dress. 😀

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Eeeeeee! This photo makes me so excited! I love it!

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Alrighty…that was fun. I wish these two ALL the best!

 

Till next time, y’all!

xoxo

maddie

June 30, 2017

Tricia and Mark: A Loflin Yard Wedding

Hey heyyyyyyyyyy!

I can’t believe Monday is ALREADY here! But thankfully, it’s ALMOST over! lol

So, to help you get over those Monday blues, I have a brand spankin’ new wedding to show you!

Y’all remember Tricia and Mark, right?! I had such a great time photographing their wedding at Loflin Yard!!

I LOVED working with these two for their big day! The day was fun, entertaining, snappy casual, and full of the looooooooove. Couples are so unbelievably in love on their wedding day, and it’s amazing to watch, let alone photograph! Looking back over the photos, there’s so many emotions throughout the day. There’s nervous excitement/anxiety everyone feels before the ceremony…. Then there’s the sweet expressions from the first look with both Mark and Tricia’s mom. The weight and importance of the ceremony, and then the relief when it’s over. And of course, there’s everyone having fun and bustin’ a move during the reception. Let me just say that some of their guests could really dance! LOL!

Anyways, some general information about their day! It was my first time shooting a wedding at Loflin Yard, and luckily, not my last!! 🙂 The venue itself is pretty unique from other venues in the vibe it has. The texture on the walls, a stage with an American Flag as a background, train tracks out back…. It’s a combo of a barn/warehouse/bar and backyard, which was pretty awesome! And from a photographer’s standpoint, I loved their string lighting on the inside  of the Coach House and lining the aisle outside. Any lighting like this makes for some nice sparkler photos, as well as bokeh (the blurry light effect) during the reception! But enough talk, let’s see the photos. 🙂

So, presenting, Mark and Tricia’s Wedding day…

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Those shoes……♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Congrats again, Allmons! 🙂

I want to send out a special thanks to my second shooter, Emily! Loved your reception shots AND your couples shots!! As always, I had such a great time working with you! 🙂

For all of my Brides-to-be, here is Tricia and Mark’s wedding vendor list!

Venue and Caterer: Loflin Yard

Photographer: Madison Yen with Maddie Moree (duh….)

Cake: Cakes by Lucy

Florist: The bride and her family did most of the flowers, but Deedra Stone did the bouquet.

DJ: DeepBlu

Makeup/Hair: Chelsea Prince at Empire

Dress: BHLDN from Anthropologie

Photo Booth: Photo booth Bling

Till next time, y’all! 

xoxo

maddie

June 19, 2017