Well, guys, I do still shoot weddings… and they happen to be very beautiful weddings, very deserving of a blog post. I’m a tad more caught up with delivering images to clients, which means I can squeak in a few posts hopefully in the coming weeks. We’ll see!

So, AliceClaire and Jason… it’s unnatural the kind of class these two exude. They’re a friendly, warm, Christ-centered, and fun pair who brought together an insanely perfect team to make their wedding happen. Everything was brilliantly thought out and perfectly executed, mostly thanks AliceClaire’s own creative edge, and of course Kendall Poole Event Planning, Wendy Putt and Fresh Cut Catering & Floral, and Davaine Lighting for playing a huge part as well. But if we’re being honest, it’s not really the over-the-top “event” that I hope you notice in these photos, but the over-the-top kind of love these two have for one another. These two are so, so right together.

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Shooting for couples that are just plain happy together never gets old. Meagan & Ben are just that. Meagan was a bridesmaid in the third wedding that I shot, and on the day of the wedding she told me that when she got engaged she wanted me to shoot her wedding. I was flattered (because I was super new to photographing anything to be honest), but really had no idea if weddings were something that I would continue to shoot. Fast forward a few years and Meagan & Ben are married and shooting weddings is a bigger part of my life than I would have ever imagined. And thankfully I got the opportunity to hang out with these two on their wedding day.  If it seems like they’re always smiling it’s because they were. I’m hoping these photos will make you do the same.  

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Sure, I love when other photographers or friends of mine are impressed with my work. But honestly, the only real people I’m concerned with pleasing when it comes to my wedding photography are the clients for whom I shoot. Chelsea & Wyatt have been one of the most complimentary clients I’ve ever had, and I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that it made me love them all the more. It’s the best feeling ever when you connect with clients who just “get” what you do and free you up to do exactly that.

Chelsea & Wyatt’s wedding in Natchez, MS (my second Natchez wedding last fall) was absolutely perfect. The charm and elegance of a southern wedding never gets old to me and this one was chock full of both. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their beautiful fall ceremony in a park right in downtown Natchez followed by a reception at Stanton Hall.

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  • Brittney Blaney SmithFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:08 pm

    Love them Chelsea

  • Jessica ThorntonFebruary 13, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Her dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses are PERFECTION.

It’s been quite some time since we’ve posted anything about our adoption here on the followell fotography blog. But, the slideshow below is the perfect intersection of amazing photography (something we hope you do find here quite often) and thorough update of our adoption journey to date.

For those of you who didn’t know, we traveled to India at the beginning of December to bring home Eden Kaveri Followell, our beautiful 1 1/2-year-old adopted daughter. We brought along our dear friends Ben & Erin Chrisman who took away every bit of pressure we felt to document this tremendous milestone and the images they’ve delivered in the slideshow below have left us overwhelmed and inexpressibly grateful.

The best words, however, that succinctly sum up our recent feelings about adoption, and about these images specifically, were written by Jess:

“The joy and sorrow of our adoption were equally thick and present. Loss and gain were side by side. The fulfillment of our family was made complete by the brokenness and abandonment of another. The weight of it all both broke us and made us whole again. It was a story of salvation. For all of us.”

Thanks for walking this road with us. The support of so many has made all the difference.

Kolkata to Clinton from Chrisman Studios on Vimeo.

To keep up with Eden’s latest and see just how wonderfully the transition home has been, find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rfollowell and www.instagram.com/jessfollowell

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I’m taking a quick break from all of the editing and shooting that has been going on the last couple of weeks to bring you Marquissa & Jarvis’ beautiful wedding at Fairview Inn in Jackson, MS. These two smile more than most anyone I know and they truly love one another in the most endearing way. They’re sweet yet feisty, loud but good listeners, and goofy but take one another just seriously enough. Their wedding couldn’t have gone better, and Jess and I loved being right there with them.

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