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Engagement Photos-Taylor Morgan Photography

Taylor Morgan

I’ve known Taylor Morgan for about ten years.  She is a beautiful person, inside and out.  She’s generous, kind, compassionate, and has a heart as big as Texas, where she was born and raised.  Along with being a favorite on-air personality on WTFM 98.5.  Taylor maximizes her platform with the radio program to reach out and help those in need and raises awareness for many worthy causes.  Thousands of lives have been touched and impacted by Taylor.  She is just an all-round awesome person!

Adding to her many talents and abilities, Taylor excels in photography.  As the owner of Taylor Morgan Photography, she specializes in family photography and weddings.  I could spend hours looking at her pictures.  What is special about her photography is her eye for capturing emotion.  Her photos tell a story!  So, when it came to trusting someone to take my daughter’s engagement and wedding pictures, she was my first choice.  I was so happy when Abby and Jordan decided that she would be their choice, too.  Okay, I must confess…Taylor is also my niece!!!  Nepotism aside, she quite simply ROCKS!

It’s January, which means it is winter in Tennessee.  Finding a day that is warm enough to take pictures outdoors was a challenge.  These “trial” engagement session images turned out so well, that an additional session wasn’t necessary.  What do you think?  Which one is your favorite?

I can’t choose a favorite!  They are all good.  Taylor took about 500 shots, so to choose one or two from so many fabulous images is impossible!  Thank you, Taylor, for creating these memories for my children, family, and me!  You are awesome!  You can contact Taylor for your photography session through Facebook, or by calling 423.367.2055.

This post is the first in a series of wedding photographers that, in my opinion, some of the best.  They are talented and easy to work with.  Check back soon to read about another talented photographer from the Sunshine State of Florida!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here.  I read all of them.

Pam Archer

Pamela’s Event Design

Crystals and Bling add Sparkle to a Winter Wedding

I love it when my team and I are able to bring a bride’s vision to life!  When I first met with Lindsey, she said she was obsessed with bling and pearls.  I understood that, because I am obsessed with them, too. 🙂  Taking her ideas and colors, I started my research to find some unique things to use at her reception.  We didn’t disappoint.  Lindsey’s mom said that she felt like she was at a celebrity event at the reception.  It certainly looked like a celebrity event.

We made bouquets of cream and cobalt blue roses and Blue Bombay Dendrobium orchids to accent the bridesmaids dresses:

We accented the pews with the same color combination and flowers:

Lindsey’s bouquet was made up of cream roses, stephanotis with Swarovski jewels, and freesia:

The ballroom looked spectacular.  I would have been excited to spend the evening here, were I a guest:

Joe is an expert at making dance floors look amazing.  He flanked this one with crystal beaded columns and up-lit them with lavender lighting.  Crystal curtains above the dance floor added to the look.  The result was dramatic and romantic, just what the bride and groom asked for:

Lindsey’s dream was to have some tall flower arrangements on some of her tables.  This one has more than 40 Dendrobium orchids and about 75 roses in it.  The linens were simply spectacular:

We are known for attending to every little detail of an event.  The napkin rings are made from the same diamond wrap that was used around the vases:

Don’t you love these crystal trees I found?  We wove lavender crystal and pearl strands into them to add her color and up-lit them for soft lighting:

Lindsey and her new husband, Trevor, made a grand entrance through a baseball bat arch.  Why?  Trevor is a professional baseball player!

You know how I love wedding cakes!  This was a very pretty one.  I had never seen a lavender cake before.  It was very nice.

Gary and LaDonna Cable from Cable Photography did an awesome job of capturing the magic of this wedding.   Hannah Meade made the wedding cake.  What a beautiful couple and wedding!

What was your favorite detail of this wedding?

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back soon!

Pam Archer, President

Pamela’s Event Design


Fall Weddings Blossom

Fall weddings are among my favorites.  The colors are so vibrant and crisp.   In the South, the weather tends t to cooperate for these fall weddings, because it is normally drier than in the summer, so there’s less chance of rain.

There are so many flower choices for an October wedding.  The majority of summer flowers are in season, along with some fun, new ones.  Sunflowers, dahlias, seed pods of all kinds, berries, and purple foliage add to the colorful displays.  Incorporating pumpkins and colored leaves add to the decor.  The use of natural, plant materials fit in well with this theme.

Featured in the slide show below is a wedding that we did at The General Morgan Inn, in Greenville, Tennessee.  The inn is an historic landmark hotel.

It was October, 2008, and the day was perfect!  The temperature was comfortable, and there was a gentle breeze.  The ceremony took place on the rooftop of the hotel.  The fall-colored leaves on the trees made a spectacular backdrop.  The church and building in this small, rural town added to the ambience, of an intimate ceremony.

Marcy and Ro were a very sweet couple.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with them and Marcy’s parents.  The end result was fabulous! 

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Marcy and Rohit’s Fall Wedding

Outdoor Weddings Are In

Outdoor weddings are growing in popularity.  Brides and grooms who are seeking a less formal and more intimate ceremony opt for venues that inspire with their natural backdrops.

It was a perfect day for Ben and Tara’s wedding.  Their outdoor venue, Maple Lane Farms, in Johnson City, TN, provided a glorious backdrop with it’s surrounding mountains, trees, and pond. 

A favorite flower for outdoor weddings, that will be a show stealer, are Gerbera Daisies.  Tara favored multi-colored daisies to enhance the color of the surroundings, and to complement the Bahama blue hue of the bridesmaids dresses.

Mandy Patrick of Inspired Images by Mandy captured the colors and the spirit of the wedding in these lovely images.

More Photography Tips

Recently, we had a bride who was very upset over her wedding pictures.  She made the comment that the photographer only got a picture of her back, going down the aisle.  I inquired if he had an assistant and she said no.  “Well, I guess he couldn’t be two places at one time.”, I replied.

This is another example of not communicating with your photographer about what you specifically want.  It is also a good example of the advantage of hiring a photographer who uses at least one assistant.  Gone are the days when the wedding photos all look the same, all posed shots of the bridal party.  While you will probably still want those pictures, the best (and least boring) are the candid shots.  A good photographer will capture moments at your wedding that you will never see, things that are going on that you might not know about otherwise. 

Another bride was extremely disappointed, because she let a friend do the photography for her wedding.  The friend usually captures images of  butterflies and close-ups of individual flowers.  They assumed that because she was so good at this, that she would do an awesome job with the wedding, and they could save money.  The pictures were terrible, and this is all the bride has to show for her beautiful wedding.  She immediately regreted the decision, but  it was too late.  She had no pictures of her wedding that were clear, focused, or did any justice to the bridal party, or the decor.

Before hiring a photographer, look at portfolios from at least five.  Don’t  hire based on price alone, or because they seem nice.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  In the wedding industry you get exactly what you pay for.  If you want quality photos, hire a quality photographer.