Southern Weddings Blog Feature | The Market at Grelen | Lauren & Andrew's spring wedding

What a joy it is to capture a couples love on their wedding day! So, I was thrilled when Southern Weddings decided they wanted to showcase Lauren and Andrew's gorgeous spring wedding at The Market at Grelen! Follow this link to see more of their beautiful day and get inspired!

Flowers by Whimsical Floral

Videography by Joygaba Photo

Planner Two Byrds Events

Caterer The Local

Hair and Makeup by Emily Artistry

Bride's gown by Watters


Fall Mini Session Dates announced for 2016

It's that time of year again! Mini session time! I've decided to try our sessions a little earlier this year in the hopes that it won't be as cold for everyone. Many thanks to all the clients who braved the cold weather in the past. We used many "hot hands" and cups of warm cider to spice things up! Registration is now open! I have set a short day this coming Sunday, September 25th from 4pm till 6:30pm. The next full day will be Oct. 2nd and our rain date has been set for Oct. 23rd in case of bad weather. I hope you can join me for some fall photography fun! 

Click the link to register HERE

Here are some highlights from last years participants at Gaie Lea!



Kara + Josh | A Military Wedding at Pippin Hill Farm

I have always loved working out at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard which has been voted one of the South's top venue's in many publications including Southern Living. Kara & Josh's wedding was full of love, laughter and military traditions. There was a torrential downpour of rain right after their first look, but that didn't phase them. They just laughed and smiled at each other and went with it. Then the sun came out for their gorgeous ceremony on the veranda and the mist painted itself on the mountain views.  They had a grand entrance into their reception with a military arch, cut their cake with Josh's saber and had a fun exit with beautiful sparklers. It was an evening to remember.

Speaking of wedding traditions, Kara & Josh's reception entrance was recently featured on Snippet & Ink where you can read more from Kara about the saber arch tradition.

Venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard

Event Planning: Orpha Events

Flowers:  Hedge Fine Blooms

Cake: Paradox Pastry

Hair: Brianna B. Adams


To see more outtakes and images from their wedding day follow on me on Instagram and search for #ohhappydaniels!

Fall Mini Session dates for 2015 announced!

It's that time of year again! I'm hosting mini sessions again this year! Need a great photo for your Holiday cards? Just want a sweet image to update your family photos or do you have a new addition who needs to be captured? This is the perfect fall portrait session with your family. These sessions are mini, but you'll be amazed at what we can get in such a short time frame! Once you have registered and we have set up your date and time you will receive clothing ideas and more of what to expect from your mini session. This year I will be offering two types of packages. See info below for details.

  • $300 Includes a 30 minute mini session

         Ten final edited files with printing rights + download PIN

  • $150 Includes a 15 minute mini session

         Five final edited files with printing rights + download PIN

Both packages include a beautiful web gallery that you can share with family and friends and purchase additional files and prints!

Gaie Lea has graciously offered to be our gorgeous location this year! Dates will fill up fast so grab your spot early! Go HERE to sign up today!

Many thanks again to Carter Coffman Tree Farm for hosting the mini sessions last year! It was a perfect spot and we had such a great time working there and I was thrilled with the results that we got for each family! Here is a handful of my favorites from all of the wonderful families last fall who participated!