I said we were never going to do styled sessions. I always felt it was important to show customers images of real events in the hustle and bustle of a situation that is not ideal to give them a true example of our work.
But here we are, and after my first styled session, I have fallen in love with them and plan to do many more. This photo shoot was primarily to showcase a new venue in Knoxville, Sun Dance Farm, and we had a great team of wedding professionals to bring it all together.
The Gilded Gown provided the gowns and accessories, Savvi Formalwear provided the tuxedo for our groom, Southern Belle Beauty provided the hair and make up, Mobile Beats Entertainment provided special lighting and fog, Campbell Tent and Party Rental provided the table and linens, Flowers were arranged by Melissa Timm Floral Design, Brooches provided by Custom Love Gifts, and Gail’s Custom Cakes served their signature Cake Cocktails.
Sun Dance Farm has an array of opportunities for wedding ceremonies and pictures. We started our session in the woods behind the barn on one of Sun Dance Farm’s very own performance horses, Whiskey. If you know horses, you will understand the chilly weather had Whiskey pretty wound up! We took our time with our model, Pri, to get the perfect shots of her lying bareback on the horse.
About half a mile down the road is a gated property on the lake where brides can also choose to have their ceremony. This property took my breath away. Of course, I spotted the perfect tree… well almost the perfect tree. I did ask our dj to saw a limb off so we could hoist the model onto the large branch. Pri (our model) had more bravery in her bones than I. We were able to capture some beautiful dusk scenes along the lake and some great evening shots at the home.
Our last round of images were taken in the dressing room and at the stables. Sun Dance Farm has a beautiful dressing area for the wedding party to prepare for the big day. Southern Belle Beauty transformed Pri from a natural-outdoor look into a classic Old-Hollywood Vintage style. Mobile beats turned up the lights, and we experimented with colors and fog to give an edgy impression. Gail’s cake cocktails were stacked on glass blocks and a silver mirrored runner which reflected the light for a beautiful display.