Memphis Wedding Photographer: Paul and Hannah’s Botanic Wedding

Hey peeps!! Happy Married Monday!!

 

Today, I have an adorable wedding to show you!! Y’all meet Paul and Hannah! Omg, so stinkin’ cute.

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These two could honestly not have picked a better day and time of year for a wedding at the Botanic Gardens. Because alllllllllll of that rain we’ve had went straight to creating the most beautiful Cherry Blossoms, tulips and other random but amazingly gorgeous flowers throughout the entire garden! The weather was a tad overcast, but the sun really came out before the reception and made for some really awesome shots. We spent more time in the Rose Garden and were able to capture some of the most gorgeous shots. It’s all about the Golden Hour, ya know….

So, for their day, I just want to explain some of the logistics because we did it a bit differently here. To start, we skipped the getting ready portion and went straight into the first look. This is a great way to get a TON of bride and groom portraits, which is definitely reflected in the blog post here! This is all about prioritization. If couples portraits are the numero uno priority, then this kind of schedule is something to consider along with having a first look. Paul and Hannah had their ceremony at a church in Cordova, but we decided on doing the first look at the Botanic, which is an awesome idea considering all of the different backgrounds as well as the time of year made for some GORGEOUS scenes. Just check out the Cherry blossoms…

 

Since we skipped getting ready, we were able to extend their first look section by a good chunk. That paired with their smaller wedding party, it made for some fun couples portraits throughout the garden. After the ceremony, we headed back to the gardens for the reception. But before the reception actually started, I kidnapped the bride and groom for some more photos in a couple of gardens we didn’t get a chance to hit during the first look. This was OMG-gorgeous because the light was so soft and warm and happy and inviting, and I just wanted to sing it a love song and knit it a hat it was so amazing. Not to mention, Paul and Hannah were super cute because the hard part of getting married was already done!

 

I just want to reiterate that there is NO right or wrong answer when it comes to what you want photographed. It is all about what is important to YOU! I love working with couples like Paul and Hannah because they are SO laid back (bridechilla!!!!!!), super sweet to each other, and absolutely hilarious. There were points I was actually crying I was laughing so hard!! Haha

I’m so HONORED that I got to spend the day with them! But enough talk.

Let’s do this thing!! I present to you Paul and Hannah’s Memphis Botanic wedding as I saw it!

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The cherry blossoms. Swooooooooon!!!

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Ahhhh, this light…………

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Alrighty, y’all! Thanks for hanging with me!

Congratulations again to the beautiful couple! I had a great day with you. 🙂

And for all my brides-to-be, here is wedding vendor list!

Venue: Botanic Gardens for First Look and Reception 

Ceremony Venue: Memphis First Seventh-day Adventist Church

Photographer: Meeeeee, Maddie Moree

Caterer: India Palace. Ummmmm, YUM!!! Y’all it was awesome. Just sayin’…

Cake: One of the bridesmaids, Laura Horn, made this cake. I just want to say, no joke, this was the BEST TASTING cake I’ve ever had in my years of wedding photography. AHHHHH-MAZING JOB. I consider myself to be a cake connoisseur, and I DEFINITELY approve…

Hair: Katie Raburn. Katie does the hair for Click Magazine, and I think she does fabulous wedding hair!! 🙂 

Dress: David’s Bridal

 

Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Till next time!

xoxo

maddie

April 13, 2018

Memphis Wedding Photography: Hunter and Becca’s Cadre Wedding

Ok, y’all. It’s been a while! I’ve been traveling and resting up over this winter break. And now I’m ready to jump back into wedding season full force! How’s everyone doing over there?? You know what day it is?!

Of course, it’s WEDDING WEDNESDAY!! And that means that I have a fancy, gorgeous, fun, and BRAND-SPANKING new wedding to show y’all!

Meet Becca and Hunter.

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Now this couple. Y’all. So stinkin’ cute. I, honestly, could not have asked for a better couple to start off my wedding season with! So laid back, so sweet to each other, and so much fun! My favorite parts to shoot during a wedding day are the bride and groom portraits because y’all are both so stinking happy! So happy to see each other, but then it’s mixed with this nervous anxiety before the wedding ceremony. They are so sweet. I just love watching all of it unfold. I really enjoyed our couple’s portraits for this wedding! Hope y’all do too!

A little about their day. The ceremony was actually at their parent’s house. It was gorgeous. GORGEOUS. It was a really intimate ceremony, and then the reception was downtown at the Cadre building! We even had a little time to sneak off to the Peabody and grab some fun portraits there!

As far as the rest of the day, Hunter and Becca did a first look and a sparkler exit at the end. They also had a second shooter, which made for some awesome couples portrait additions. (Eeee, excited for y’all to see the rest of the gallery!) Oh! And we were even able to incorporate Boon, their pup, for quite a few photos!

Lovin’ their day, so without further ado……

Here is Hunter and Becca’s wedding story in Midtown, at  Peabody, and then the Cadre…and everything in between!

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Hunter’s sister is an opera singer. OMG, it was beautiful. I started tearing up. So moving.

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Congratulations again, y’all!! So glad to be a part of your day! I’m glad to be back to it, and I wanted to send out a special thanks to my second shooter, Emily! She rocked those portraits and ceremony shots like nobody’s business! <3

 

For all of my brides-to-be, here’s Hunter and Becca’s Memphis wedding vendors!

Photography: Me! Maddie Moree

Reception: Cadre Building

Caterer: Paradox Catering and Consulting. <–Y’all. Food was on point. Pork rind nachos. All I have to say.

Cake: The Flour Garden

Band: The King Bees

Planner: Betsy with Salt Style and Events <–Love her! Check out this post where she answered all of my questions about wedding planning!! Betsy always puts on a gorgeous event.

Flowers: Deedra Stone Designs

Ceremony Music: Mark Edgar Stuart

Hair & Make-Up:  Rachel Douglass Glo Salon

Bar Staff:  Memphis Bar Ties

Rentals:  White Door Events

Photo Booth:  Mirror Me Image Photo Booth

Ok, till next time! 

xoxo

maddie

 

April 4, 2018

Memphis Wedding Photography: Ryan and Chandler

Wooooooohoooooooooo!!! It’s Friday, y’all!!! And I am so stinkin’ excited to FINALLY show you this super sweet wedding from forever ago.

I loved loved loved shooting Ryan and Chandler’s wedding day! Their décor was out of this world, and their schedule for the wedding day was pretty different than other weddings. They had the ceremony mid-morning at the Calvary Episcopal Church, then they had a swanky brunch at the Visible Music College (I love the idea of a brunch reception), and finished it all off with an evening reception/cocktail hour at the High Cotton Brewery! I loved their different events.  Their evening reception gave everyone a chance to mingle, eat cake, and play games (darts, jenga, corn hole)…all with a High Cotton brew!

Each of their venues were great picks all located close to each other. I especially love shooting at the Visible Music College on Madison. Man, that’s such a cool venue. It does get pretty warm with the sun shining through that glass ceiling, but it’s like having your party outside, but it’s rain proof!! Love it! I would highly recommend….maybe just not in the summer or during the hotter part of the day unless in the winter. (If in the winter, definitely have the ceremony during the day and then move inside for the reception because that courtyard is pretty open.)

Anyways, enough about venues…let’s get to the photos! Just a side note, we did do a first look for photos, which I have their reactions below. So cute! And obviously, this was a military wedding…Ryan, thank YOU for your service! (Side note, did you know I offer a military discount….?)

Alrighty….here we go! Introducing Ryan and Chandler’s Wedding photography from Calvary Church, Visible Music College, and High Cotton Brewery!!

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These photos cracked me up!! So we have the happy smiling photo…

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And then we have this super serious, military, old-timey looking photo. Ahahahaha! The kids in this photo just make me laugh out loud at their adorable-ness!!! LOL!!!

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Chandler was such a gorgeous and classic bride…..I couldn’t even help but put these in black and white! <3

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Congratulations again, you two!! I loved working with y’all!!

I wanted to send out a special thanks to my second shooter Emily!! As always, I love working with you!

And for all of my Brides-to-be, here is Chandler and Ryan’s Memphis Wedding Vendor List:

Ceremony Venue: Calvary Episcopal Church

Brunch Reception Venue: Visible Music College

Evening Reception Venue: High Cotton Brewery

Photographer: Meeeee, Maddie Moree. <–want to know more?! Click here!

Wedding planner: Natalie Chrestman with 117 Event Design <–the décor was ON POINT! 

Caterer: Simply Delicious, yummmmmmm!

Makeup: Kendrick Simpson

Cake: Carolyn Chrestman

Florist: Eric Milner

Band: Caleb Sigler

 

Till next time, y’all!!

xoxo

maddie

January 5, 2018

Memphis Wedding Photography: Gillian and Wilson’s Loflin Wedding

Happy Tyin’ The Knot Tuesday, folks!!!

Did y’all know Tuesdays are my favorite day of the week?! For real. I’m not even kidding. I work almost every Saturday. And Sunday is to recover from Saturday. Monday is computer work. But Tuesdays, man…

Tuesdays are the days that I allow myself to sleep in, go eat Chinese food, go shopping, maybe go see a movie (Malco has super discount specials on Tuesdays. FYI. You’re welcome.). Pretty much, whatever Maddie wants to do on a Tuesday, she makes it HAPPEN! And yes, I just referred to myself in the third person.

So, what does it say about me that I am posting the most Pinterest-perfect, gorgeous wedding on my blog today?

Only this: that today, THIS is what I WANT to do. Gush about Wilson and Gillian’s wedding! Because sometimes, work is not work at all. Now, don’t get me wrong. Sometimes, it is. I really have a love-hate relationship with blogging. It’s definitely been a hot minute since I’ve posted my weddings, especially in a timely manner. But, it is so so so rewarding to go back and relive days like Wilson and Gillian’s! Both of their families and friends were just amazing. This couple was hilarious! And sweet! And real! Not to mention super attractive! Umm, did you see Gillian in that dress??! Jeez.

I loved working with them!

I’m sorry it took me so long to get this published, but I’m so glad I was able to be a part of their day. And I’m super lucky that I was the one who got to document it all!

And so, here we go!

Wilson and Gillian’s Loflin Yard Wedding…

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The groomsmen photos. HILARIOUS. No other words for it. Tears in my eyes. Had to stop for a moment to regain composure. Can we all just take a moment to notice the one guy in the light gray suit….lol.

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The flowers and décor. OMG. Gillian. Erin. Betsy. Whoever. Winners! A-mazing!!!

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Congrats again, you two!!

Of course, I want to send a special shoutout to my lady, Emily! Thanks for all of your hard work and great photography! 🙂

And for all my brides-to-be, here is wedding vendor list!

Venue: Loflin Yard

Photographer: Meeeee, Maddie Moree. <–want to know more?! Click here!

Wedding planner: Betsy with Salt Style and Events  I love Betsy! And her events! I also did a little interview with her. Check out my vendor scoop with Betsy here.

Caterer: Gannon Hamilton (the catfish crostinis….holy guacamole.)

Cake: Frost

Florist: Hollidays <–y’all outdid yourselves on this one! Gorgeous flowers!!!! <3 <3 

Band: Bueller Band

Rentals: Affordable Party Rentals

 

Till next time, y’all! Happy Tuesday!

maddie

December 12, 2017

Memphis Wedding Photography: Paul and Holly’s Elvis Wedding

Heyyyyyy y’all!! I have a special Tyin’ the Knot Thursday for you today!!

Now, it’s kinda been a minute since Paul and Holly’s wedding, but holiday season has me totally swamped in editing. But AT LAST, here it is!! Y’all remember Paul and Holly from their engagement session, right?? Possibly the cutest couple in Memphis…AND the most awesome neighbors EVA!!

Paul and Holly’s wedding day was gorgeous. They got married at the Guesthouse at Graceland, which is the swankiest, blingiest, Elvis-tastic hotel…I’m going to venture to say…IN THE WORLD. It was Elvis/Red carpet themed with Elvis sunglasses and gold pompoms as party favors. The wedding dress – a blush pink – along with the most bitchin’ suit jacket for Paul were just the beginnings of how fabulous the decor and outfits were that night.

I’m SO glad I got to be there and document their big day!!

And now, I present to you, Paul and Holly’s ELVIS Wedding.

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At the end, Paul sang Tennessee Whiskey to Holly. It was amazing. And Holly’s reaction was adorable!! <3

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A big ol’ congratulations to one of the FUNNEST couples I know!! I’m so happy for you guys!! <3 <3

Of course, I couldn’t do it without my second shooter, Emily!! Thanks for all that you do!

 

For all of my brides-to-be, here are Paul and Holly’s Wedding vendor list:

Photography: Meeeeeee, Maddie moree

Venue and Caterer: Guesthouse at Graceland <– y’all, the food was on point.

Dress: Barefoot Bride

Groom’s Suit: Lanskey’s

Band: The Chris Hill Band

Cake and Cupcakes: Lucy J’s Bakery
Hair: Andrea Greenhill
Make Up: Molly McKnight
Flowers: The Flower Girl Florist, Tunica, MS
Green Back Wall: Bride of Boaz
Coordinator: Sally Perry 🙂

 

Till next time, peeps!

xoxo

maddie

November 30, 2017

Should I do a Christmas Mini Session?? Asking for a friend…

Have you been thinking to yourself, “Madddddddieee, I want to do the session, but ughhhhh. I don’t know. I’m already paying ALL this money for my wedding. And sending Christmas cards are such an adult thing to do. And I’m not even married yet, so that would be weird, right? And it’s only like 15 minutes. And my fiancé is all ‘bleh’ on photos, so I just don’t think I can justify it.”

First off – girl – I HEAR YA! You’re right! Weddings are expensive…AND stressful. I totally understand that. And sending Christmas cards ARE such an adult thing to do. I’m like….does an evite count?! lol. #reallifeadulting

And, yes, the session is 15 minutes or 30 minutes depending on what y’all choose. But……..

Here are 5 reasons why Christmas Minis are perfect for couples!

So, if you did NOT add an engagement session to your package, this is the “have your cake and eat it too” opportunity to have couples photos.

1. PRICE: That’s right, baby! It’s cheaper. An engagement session with me is $500. A Christmas mini is $150 for 15 minutes and $210 for 30 minutes. That’s a pretty big difference. And if you are a Maddie Moree couple, you get a 10% discount off on the session! So $135 for the 15 min and $189 for the 30 min.

 

2. Retouched image: You get one retouched image, which is PERFECT for the Save the Date (or a Christmas Card if you decide to be an adult), in ADDITION to your high resolution images that we take. You get 2 retouched images for the 30 minute session.

 

3. Comfortable with each other: We get to work together before the wedding day!! There are so many benefits to this. I can figure out how y’all interact with each other before the wedding. Y’all will be used to me being up in your grill photographing you. All of these things lead to BETTER wedding photos. You know what to expect. I find out what style you like. WIN. WIN. (I originally typed WINE instead of WIN…and I allllllmost left it because WINE is  WIN! But anyways…)

 

4. It’s ONLY 15 minutes: Which is awesome. 15-30 minutes is actually a great timeframe for people who hate taking photos or have a short attention span. Meaning your fiancé who’s all bleh on photos has NO excuse not to be up for some photos for 15 minutes. And, ya know, he might find out that Maddie is pretty freakin’ hilarious making jokes and being goofy the entire session and realize that taking photos is SO MUCH FUN.

 

5. Photo options: Yes, we will be shooting at a tree farm and with Christmas trees, but it DOESN’T have to be Christmas-y. We will be shooting in nature for the most part. So while Christmas is an option that we CAN TOTALLY OWN….we can also do wooded nature and scenery. This is absolutely the case at Shelby Farms lake because there are no Christmas trees at all.

 

Boom! I know that was eye opening! Are you ready to sign up? 😀 Here’s the link to times.

Listen, I hear your questions, and I want to answer more. Just email me or comment below, and I’ll answer them directly or in another goofy blog post!

 

Till next time.

xoxo

maddie

 

October 20, 2017