Matt & Allison - Scarritt Bennett

I'm finally getting around to posting images from a wedding in October! I had the pleasure of second shooting for Krystal over at Mint & Sage and the wedding was beautiful. Matt & Allison were married at Scarritt Bennett and had their reception at their new home in west Nashville. They built their home in the woods and it has such a warm cabin feel to it. They invited all of their guests to join them in their new home for a celebration after their ceremony.

New Look!

As you can see I changed up the look of my blog again. For a while now I have been in the midst of a complete site change and like everything else in life that I deal with, I've had the hardest time making concrete decisions. We're talking something as simple as a color. Because there are a million shades of green!! I must find the perfect shade to compliment my new 'look'.

Anyway! I wanted to quickly post about my new logo and my new site to come. Today's blog change is just the start of a whole new look for Emily T Photography. I'm very excited for the new site I'm working on and can't wait for it to go live. I think it sums up Emily T Photography pretty good :) Simple, modern, and clean are just a few words that describe my photographic style and I can't wait for everyone to see that in my new website.

I don't have an official launch date yet, but I was actually hoping to have everything finished by the end of the week. I will certainly post an official announcement here once that happens. (I know the suspense is keeping everyone on the edge of their seat, right? :P).

So, what else....oh yeah! Happy belated Thanksgiving day..Gobble Gobble. I sat around the house all day and ate a wonderful, delicious, Indonesian meal complete with Nasi Kuning (yellow rice), Randy's grandmother's famous ayam (chicken), cucumber salad, sweet and spicy potato slices, and what is a thanksgiving feast without ham! :) I was so full, but still managed to make room for a slice of pumpkin cheesecake that my mother-in-law bought from the Cheesecake Factory when she decided it was too much trouble making Paula Dean's version. :)

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for a very loving family. They keep me motivated and in high spirits when times get down. I never hear words like, 'maybe you shouldn't do this' or 'it's probably not going to work out'. These are words that I usually say to myself, but my family is always there to pick up my chin, slap me in the face, and get me moving in the right direction again. I love you guys and gals!

I shall end this post with a photo and an awesome discount for local brides (since I'm in the holiday spirit and all)!

The holidays are a time of eating, eating some more, gift giving, and then really BIG gift giving. I'm talking engagement rings! So in honor of the holiday spirit I'd like to offer new brides a chance to receive 15% off of their entire wedding package if they book before the end of 2008.

Send me an email to learn more about my photography and the wedding packages that I offer.

I survived knee surgery!

Well, it's done. I had a partial lateral meniscectomy on Friday. Sounds painful huh? Well, it's not feeling great I should say. I've been on pain pills which is definitely helping matters, but they make me want to lay down all day in bed. I started my physical therapy yesterday and I believe it has helped my knee heal faster, but I still have a ways to go. I'm supposed to do knee exercises everyday and if it weren't for my mother-in-law making me do them today I probably would have just laid on the couch some more. I'm trying to be more mobile since that's supposed to help the knee heal faster as well. I have two weddings in the next coming months that I need to be ready for so I'm going to make sure I follow all of the docs specific instructions.

And a blog post really isn't complete without a photo so here are two examples of what I did to myself. I'm still trying to come up with a more exciting story on how this happened in the first place. Anyone want to offer any creative suggestions?

Melanie & Craig - Engaged!

Melanie & Craig have been engaged for a little while now actually. I'm shooting their wedding on December 13 and very excited! When I arrived for the session I found them sitting on a bench, bundled in their coats and sipping Panera Bread coffee to keep warm. (I think they really like Panera Bread :) I asked them if they had ever had professional photos taken before and they informed me that they hadn't. They only seemed a tad nervous about the whole thing. I assured them that we would have some fun! I guess as much fun as you can have walking the streets of downtown in the freezing cold. Needless to say the coffee didn't stay warm long. The pictures turned out beautiful, you'd never know they haven't had professional pictures before. And I must say that Melanie's eyes were FIERCE!

I must also add quickly that at the end of their shoot I managed to injure my left knee. Turns out I have a large bucket handle tear in my lateral meniscus (aka ripped my knee cartilage). The doc says that a bucket handle tear on the lateral (outer side of knee) meniscus is very rare. Leave it to me to do something like that. I can only be upset with myself. I would have preferred someone had kicked me in the knee so I could at least blame it on them. Oh well. I'm having surgery this Friday to correct the issue. The doc left me with two choices on how best to correct the problem. That's better left for another post. Hopefully I'm making the right choice.

Anyway! Enjoy their photos,


Zach, Ashley, Gretchen, & Ruby

Hello again! It has been a while since I've last posted and I've got many things to post about. First, I want to announce that I'm working on a new website that will be live soon!! This is very exciting for me and I can't wait for everyone to see what I've been doing with some of my time lately :)

Also, I want to let everyone know that I am beginning to book weddings for 2009. So if you or anyone you know is looking for a wedding photographer then please send them to my website to have a look at what I do and what I love.

On to the pictures! A few Saturdays ago I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful family that won a portrait package that I was offering at our neighborhood picnic in September. Ashley and Zach have two little girls and another on the way! I guess Zach will just have to be out-numbered. Thank you guys for letting me come hang out with you for a few hours and get some great images.