Shannon + Kenneth | Fellowship Bible Church wedding

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
— C. S. Lewis

Such a sweet time with Shannon + Kenneth Friday at their wedding at Fellowship Bible Church.
They shared one of the most tear-filled and sweet first looks I’ve ever seen and had a fantastic time celebrating with their guests.

Beautiful first look Nashville wedding
I’m in love with the portraits we were able to capture as well for these love-birds, so dang good!

Williamson county wedding photography
And I mean, look at Shannon’s pinecone filled bouqute! So unique 🙂

I can’t wait to finish these photos up for you guys, they’re too fun.
So stoked and so excited about this busy wedding season here in Nashville!

Love ya

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Shelby + Coleton’s leather wedding album

For a kid, those rainy days cooped up indoors can be some of the most taxing. You roam and play with every toy there is, watch TV and eat. This home is now a prison lol
Just then, little Johnny (or little Susie); “Momma, read me a book! Daddy, read me a book!”
“Of course!” Your heart leaps with joy 🙂
Then, they see that really big book… Your wedding album.

Designing and making my couples wedding albums is by far some of the most important work I do, their kids and their kids-kids will one day hold these cherished memories in hand and be able to experience your wedding day for themselves.
It’s so rewarding, knowing that this work, my work, will last far beyond my own life.

This is why I choose only top quality albums, real Italian leathers and Japanese silks, true photographic paper that will not fade or discolor for over 100 years (thank you Kodak!).
This is why I take it so seriously, because you take it seriously. It matters.

Wedding day memories

Here’s an album I just finished for Shelby and Coleton from their beautiful wedding day.
When Shelby recieved it she text me:

Hey Micah! Just saw the album and it looks amazing! I love it so much and will cherish it forever! Thank you so much!

Wedding client text
Now when I get a text like that… Day made for sure!

Man, I love so much what I get to do!
Thank you, each and every one of you. You let me live my dreams.
I love you guys.

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Pacific Northwest, Seaside beach portraits | Sarah, my wife

On May 10th, I had the greatest pleasure of marrying my ever-love Sarah in Portland OR. and we spent a few days following on the coast at Cannon Beach and Seaside.
I love photographing my wife, I love having Sarah as my wife, I love LOVE 😀

Portrait of woman on beach
Desert portraits woman
Fun beach portrait
I so fell in love with this old tree on the beach and the storm rolling in 🙂

woman dramatic sky
And I LOVE that I can make my wife make this face 😉

fun woman portrait beach

I’m such a blessed man and can’t wait to travel many more places with my forever travel partner, my ever-love – Sarah

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Kings Chapel Community wedding | Teresa + Gregory teaser

Some little magical light from Teresa + Gregory’s Kings Chapel wedding day. Such a fun start to forever.

“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:12-14

Bride and groom sunset field.

Sunny couples portrait

And then this steamy portrait happened – Love this 🙂
pool bridal portrait sexy

I’ve really been trying to push myself to get more creative and focus more on different and unique ring photographs at my weddings, I’m very pleased with this one.
Wedding ring Nashville
The candid and relationship focused photos are what I enjoy the most, trying to get better at the photos that are more work than joy for me to take… like ring photos 🙂

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About my engagement ring… Loving each other well

Some of you may know, I got engaged to my ever-love on Good Friday.
I’m so excited, after telling all my clients’ love stories for years, to be working on my very own is much better than I could have ever imagined.

A few folks have noticed that I am wearing a ring already and asked if we already got married and why I’m wearing it… It’s my engagement ring!

Love well

To understand my engagement ring, you need to know that the purpose of relationship, in my eyes, is to care for one another… To love one another very well.
This maybe an oversimplification, but I’m going with it (obviously there’s many other benefits such as growth, companionship and a tool for sanctification – But in my mind those are benefits and not the purpose of relationship) 😉

I’ve always thought it strange that women wear rings, an outward sign of commitment, at the moment of engagement but guys don’t until they’re married.
As it turns out: There’s not really any good reason for this one sided signaling to the world you’re taken. Rings have been a part of marriage for a long time, often times in Middle Eastern culture as a sign that the man respects and trusts his wife with his estate and household, a sign to others.
As modern Western culture has evolved into a more consumer driven society, jewelry companies have done a really good job pushing us to buy engagement rings, and spend lots on them, before the wedding. The problem is, it’s just very one sided.

Part of loving Sarah, my ever-bride, really well is telling her heart, my heart, (and the outside world) that I am hers and she is mine, I am taken. So wearing my little silicone wedding band (my dad has been a 9 fingered daddy my whole life…) as my engagement ring is one little step in that effort.

She said yes Nashville

© 2017 Justin Wright

Added bonus: Sarah bought me my ring and proposed to me with it, on one knee and all. Not sure what you call a proposal, after you’ve already proposed yourself? I said YASSS! (me wearing the ring as my engagement ring was 1000% my idea – not influenced by Sarah in the least)

What do you say fellas? How about you ladies? What’s your thoughts?
Should more guys wear engagement rings or am I just cray-cray?

P.S. a HUGE thanks to my dear dear friend Justin Wright for capturing my proposal so well. I love you buddy 🙂

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