ARRRRRRRRR ya ready for this?! Amelia and Calvin went all out with a backyard pirate wedding and we could not have been more willing to walk the plank with them! Loving pirates since they were kids, these two have a sweet story of coming together and though young, have a gentleness and love that is beyond their years. From Amelia wearing her mother’s veil, to Calvin’s sister gifting him a pin with a photo of his late mother on it, thoughtfulness and fun were ever-present throughout the day. Confetti cannons, a ship wheel, gold coins, treasure boxes, games, a themed Photobooth, and a plethora of costumes were all details that made this day even better. Amelia and Calvin’s families saw them off as they skipped off to a lake where we just “happened” to find a boat and pirate flag. I hope every couple has the opportunity while planning their wedding to be themselves and to celebrate what brings them joy!
2020 was supposed to be THE year!! Mary was finally completing her PHD, they finally were going to get to live in the same city after years and years of long distance, and FINALLY they were getting married! But we all know what happened last year. Graciously Mary and Alan put all the big wedding plans on hold, Mary finished her PHD in pandemic fashion without much celebration, and they even made it into the same city all while surviving a pandemic! And then this past Friday, on what might have been the best day of the year, Mary and Alan finally got to say I do and celebrate their commitment and love for one another!! If ever there was a couple who could make it through last year and have life completely put on hold, it truly is these two. They both love deeply and know that hiccups along the way aren’t going to stop them. Heck if you can complete a PHD while your fiancé is in the Secret Service, you can do anything!! While they don’t need each other, they sure do complement one another perfectly. Mary’s tender but driven spirit is the balance too Alan’s strong, protective soul. From their teary but joyous first look to the triumphant sparkler exit, Mary and Alan had the perfect, long awaited day! We are so glad you let us celebrate with you!
2020 was the year of making the best out of lemons and Leah and Kyle sure did do that! They didn’t let a pandemic get in the way of their love!! So last spring they postponed the big wedding and went ahead and eloped!! And then almost a year later, they stood before friends and family and declared their loved again for one another. What a sweet time it was to share with them as they publicly declared their love and devotion to one another! Any even sweeter was the fact that their son Lincoln got to be a part of the day and stood as evidence of their commitment to each other. For us this was a real treat because we’ve known Leah since she was in junior high and we even photographed her senior portraits over a decade ago! It was so joyous to see her find her companion in life! Enjoy!
When Caitlin said the robot mural in Downtown Memphis was the essence of who her and Jordan are, I knew this was going to be a fun and adventurous session! We first visited the heart lock mural in Overton Square to find their very own lock still secured on the wall! Even though we jumped in and out of scattered pop-up rain all over Downtown, we had a blast! I’m looking forward to their intimate December wedding and what fun we will find!
Hunka-Hunka Burnin’ Love! Driving all the way from New York and Pennsylvania, Erin and Patrick surrounded themselves with family and close friends for an incredible wedding weekend in the Birth Place of Rock n Roll – Memphis! They celebrated their vows at the infamous Graceland Chapel, walking the very steps and grounds Elvis himself walked. We stopped by the iconic “M” Bridge before celebrating at the historic Peabody Hotel. The ghost of Elvis swept through the doors during dinner and entertained us with singing and unforgettable laughter. But to top the whole weekend off, the next day Erin and Patrick were dubbed Honorary Duck Masters at The Peabody Hotel! They escorted Memphis’ finest ducks from their duck palace into the lobby and it was icing on the cake of an incredible weekend! Congratulations, Erin and Patrick!
Peria and Barton’s story starts with mutual friends scheming to get them together (thinking they are being sly), progressed to them becoming the best of friends, developed into a romantic relationship, was solidified with a proposal in October and the first volume of their tale ended with planning a wedding in less than 90 days during a pandemic. Which is why their relationship motto has become “embrace the chaos”. But honestly when you look at them together, you wouldn’t know about all the moving parts, you simply see them calm in each others arms! Both their faces lit up like a firework when they were announced husband and wife! It meant that they get to journey through life as partners and with that partnership can a sense of security. They had outwardly declared, before all, their commitment to each other!! Together they are turning toward something new and are about to explore the world together as newlyweds! Their day was filled with one meaningful touch after another. Peria’s dress had lace from her mom’s dress, the buttons from her grandmother’s dress, and her veil was trimmed with lace from her great grandmother’s dress!! Both told us about how deeply they love their families and those little pieces of the family history physically worn by Peria helped to show how important those family members have been to them. They took extra caution throughout the day to make sure that their family members could be with them and in a safe manner, in light of the pandemic. At the end of the day having family by their sides in this next step in their journey was what mattered! Ending our year with this couple was a great joy for us! Their smiles and laughter are contagious. During the toasts at the reception we got to hear from friends and family and see how both Peria and Barton have been loyal and loving since they were young. It is clear to see that they are meant to be together and together they can get through whatever chaotic thing this world throws at them!!
Hi! We are The Kenneys Photography, a team of three wedding photographers based in Memphis, TN. We specialize in using our documentary approach to make beautiful photographs that are meaningful and deserve to become heirlooms in your home.