When Stephanie first reached out to me, she was living in upstate NY and when I say upstate, think basically Canada (so very cold to any born and bred Southerner). She had tossed around a couple of venues and Southern cities before settling on her hometown of Knoxville. There’s nothing that pulls my heartstrings faster than a Southerner with hometown and state love. I had never really explored Knoxville and was so glad to get to know it a little better. I stand by that the best way to get to know a city is to be shown it by the people that love her. And what’s not to love about Knoxville? Stephanie and Brannon’s ceremony took place at the lush Ijams Nature Center with the reception happening at the World’s Fair Park underneath the shadows of the Sunsphere. It was such a treat to photograph these two in love with each other and in love with their Knoxville.
Photo below taken with a Holga using Ilford HP5 film. Check out the rest of their gallery here.
Main Photographer: Jen Yuson
Second Photographer Shawn Bauguess, husband extraordinaire
Ceremony: Ijams Nature Center
Reception: Knoxville World’s Fair Park
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel
Officiant: Minister Cliff Amos
Caterer: Chef Deron Little of Seasons Cafe
Florist: Laura Hopkins of Buttercups
DJ: Zach Waldrop – friend of the bride
Cake: Daisy Cake Company