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: and

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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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Greg is kind of a big deal, and I’m not sure if it’s because he’s a stellar author of bestselling books, or because he’s got a girl like Caroline at his side. Either way, they’re quite the duo, and they compliment one another beautifully. Their wedding at their home in Natchez, MS was a perfect combination of intimacy and elegance paired with quite a party. I remember Caroline telling me that they just wanted to enjoy a relaxed day with their favorite people and I think that’s exactly what happened… I’m just so glad they had me along for it all.


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  • Becky JexJanuary 15, 2015 - 11:18 pm

    Awww yiiissssss, I made the blog :))) These are awesome, Robby! Beautiful work, but no surprise there.

  • Betty IlesJanuary 15, 2015 - 11:38 pm

    great pictures

  • Kathie BlankensteinJanuary 16, 2015 - 2:20 am

    Beautiful pictures of one of my beautiful “faux” grandaughters and her handsome and famous new husband!.

  • Eileen Nash RichardsonJanuary 16, 2015 - 3:22 am

    Awesome pictures !

  • Keeley Peabody McgrathJanuary 16, 2015 - 5:56 am

    Beautiful Wedding and a lovely reception! : )

  • Tana ArcherJanuary 17, 2015 - 5:32 am

    Fabulous pics!! Best wishes to you both!!

  • Adriane GlazierJanuary 17, 2015 - 7:43 pm

    These are beautiful reminders of an unforgettable day.
    Wishing you every happiness and a life lived long and well, with love, from Chicago. xo