Happy Tuesday, guys! This is Chris and I wanted to share some prom photos I took of my little sister (Shelbi) a few weeks ago! It’s always cool to go home but even more so for days like this. Days where we want to remember how it felt to be there. The anticipation, the laughter, the tears… all over a dance. No, not just a dance. It’s so much more than that: a celebration, a right of passage. I am so honored that I got to be there to hang with Shelbi and my family for such a memorable night. Here are some of my favorites from the day:

pre-prom photos

old man with mustacheI love this portrait of my Grandpa. Everything about it screams “him.” The fishing shirt, suspenders, epic mustache, bike hat. So awesome.

getting ready for prom

My mom has sent two boys to prom. The getting ready process for her first girl was much more of an ordeal than us throwing on our tux before we ran out the door. I love the anticipation in these!best prom photos

prom bouquet

outdoor prom photos

Brentwood TN prom photos

sparkly shoes for prom

family photos before prom

Love this kid.candid prom photos

TCCHS prom pictures

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cousins before promMy sister and two cousins. So proud of how they’ve grown up. Such cool kids!

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope everyone is having a great week!

Nashville Wedding Photographers- Jen & Chris Creed

Hi friends!

I hope you all are doing well! Chris and I spent last week with my family (my parents, brother, sister in law, and niece, and my aunt, three cousins and their two spouses and two babies. Whew!) at Corolla Beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which was the perfect way to recharge before wedding season begins! It’s great to be home, but it’s also been nice to re-live the trip from my desk while going through these photos this morning  ;-)  Growing up, I saw my cousins fairly often, but we’ve really grown closer as three of the five of us and my aunt have re-located to the Nashville area over the last several years! My youngest cousin is in the Navy, and just returned from being on a boat for a year, and wanted to get the whole family together for a trip. It’s been awhile since we’ve all been together, plus, in the past year, we’ve gone from no babies in the family to three beautiful baby girls in the family! He picked out this amazing house in Corolla, and we had an absolute blast! Of course we had to document some of the adventures we had while all hanging out!

beach porch at sunsetOn the first night we ended up on the third story porch at sunset with my parents, brother, and sister in law. So peaceful, and maybe one of my favorite moments of the whole trip!

flock of pelicans

east coast surfer

Currituck Beach Light house

We were just a few minutes away from the Currituck Beach Light house

cattails at Currituck boardwalk

grandmas and grandbabies

I so love this photo of my mom and my aunt with their first grandbabies! So much joy!

beach volleyball fun

The house we stayed in also had a sand volleyball court! So awesome!

family vacation photos

family playing beach volleyball together

baby playing guitar

K playing guitar with Uncle Chris! Endless amusement :)

baby cousins on the beach

My aunt found these adorable dresses at H&M, so of course we had to take the babies to the beach for some photos! My niece is the one on the left! (Her hair!! <3 )

Outer Banks family photos

babies in the sand

beach family photos

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baby playing with seashells

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Love this one!

baby crying in the ocean

But the view from the front was not as peaceful  ;-)  Someone was NOT amused to be sitting at the edge of the water! Poor sweet girl! Love K patting her back haha.

adorable baby in white dress

A was SO good for photos! Seriously, how cute is she?! Loved getting to love on this smiley girl all week.

sunset clouds at Corolla Beach

We saw some incredible sunsets from the back porch! Especially this one, before a storm rolled in.

Corolla Beach sunrise

Then the next morning, Chris and I got up and walked to the beach for sunrise. It was SO worth it, even with the lingering clouds from the night’s storm. So beautiful. There’s something so pastel and soft about the east coast–stunning in it’s own way when contrasted with the vibrancy of the west coast.

sunrise after the storm

Duck Deli and BBQ

Drove down the island to the town of Duck for some incredible barbecue one day!

Corolla Beach sand dunes

On our last full day, we set out to see the wild horses that live on the island, but were unsuccessful. However, we did get to see more beautiful sand dunes!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! I hope this summer brings you many adventures, family fun, and lots of joy!

Have a great week!

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  • May 27, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Patrick - The first one is my fav…
    Well deserved time off for a beautiful daughter…

    The cloud reflection in the sand is crazy

  • May 28, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Terry N - absolutely beautiful! Love the babies. Great job as usual

Hello, everyone!

Chris and I are traveling with family this week (recharging before the start of wedding season!), but we are excited to share a few of our favorite images from Lesette and Cleve’s engagement session last week! Lesette and Cleve are high school sweet hearts, although they actually attended rival high schools! They met through mutual friends, fell in love, and will be getting married next spring. These two are so sweet, and we can not wait to celebrate with them! Cleve plays golf at Austin Peay, and arranged for us to do their engagement session at the beautiful Golf Club of Tennessee! We were joined at the beginning of the session by their puppy, Lola, who is pretty much the cutest thing ever, then got to explore the golf course on one of the most perfect spring evenings we’ve had in a long time!

Here are a few of our favorites–enjoy!

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So sweet:)

Nashville engagement photosbacklit engagement photosgolf course at sunsetcouple in front of waterfallcouple in fieldgirl walking through grass

Congratulations again, Lesette and Cleve! We had a great time driving around the course and spending the evening with you both! Can’t wait for next June!

Have a great week, everyone! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  • May 20, 2014 - 8:47 am

    Jo Anne Freeman - Beautiful pictures!

Ohhhh you guys. I don’t even know where to start with how much I love this session, and how thankful we are to know this beautiful family! It has taken practically forever to narrow these images down to a somewhat acceptable number (and I’m probably still pushing it;-))! At our very core, the thing Chris and I love most about photography is creating images that help people remember what a certain time in their life felt like. We are so thankful for the opportunity to document this time as the Scobeys await the birth of their little boy in the fall–so exciting!

This is a family of dreamers, and a family of doers. A family full of so much love and encouragement and creativity. Graham and Ashley are AMAZING photographers in Atlanta (among many other things!), and we first “met” them online through various interactions. We finally met Graham in person last fall, but this was the first time we got to meet Ashley in person! Even though we felt like we’ve known them forever  :)  Documenting a little bit of their daily life was such an inspiration. From playing games together, to tending the family garden, story time with grass stained knees, to cooking dinner together, every moment was full of laughter and joy (and overseen by the family dog, Bear!). Perfect, even amongst it’s imperfections.

Here are a few (ok, a LOT) of our favorites of the day!

family playing mancala

dad with dog on couch

mom tickling daughter

dad with soccer ball

family playing soccer

dad kissing daughter

girl dancing in back yard

family soccer photos

family playing in the backyard

lifestyle family photos

family playing with play doh

day in the life family photos

family photos at home

family photos with dog

family in backyard garden

watering the garden

girl in garden cutting spinach

Clipping spinach from the garden to go in the salad for dinner!

family gardening together

feet in garden

garden family photos

girl with flip flops

awesome family photos

This image Chris captured is seriously on my list of all time favorites. I love it so much!!

girl running down stairs

creative family photos

dad with book

photos of family reading

family reading on the porch

family story time photos

family laughing on porch swing

sweet family photos

girl running through the kitchen

Note the “Evie blur” in the background;-)

mom and dad in kitchen

parents laughing in kitchen

dreamy children

family in backyard

daughter hugging dad

maternity family photos

mommy and daughter

girl running with dog

family hanging out in kitchen

searching in the refrigerator

parents cooking together

daughter playing with dog

mom looking in fridge

family cooking pizza together

homemade pizza

mango lemonade and pizza

Ashley made an incredible mango lemonade to go with the pizza! Yum! It was all incredibly delicious!

storytime photos

Graham, Ashley, and Evie–Thank you so much for hanging out with us! We are so thankful for your friendship, and for the time we got to spend together. Can’t wait to hang out again! You all are awesome! So much love to you!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Hope you are all having a great week! Stop by on Tuesday to see more of our favorites from Lesette and Cleve’s engagement session!

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  • May 15, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Amy Cherry - The way you two see the world is indescribable. Well done, friends. Very well done.

  • May 15, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    Ashley Scobey - I am speechless. You guys are absolutely amazing. I love every single image, every single moment, and I will treasure them forever and ever. We love you!!!

  • May 15, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    Allison McGaha - Precious family! And you guys are so stinking talented!!

  • May 15, 2014 - 9:09 pm

    mandy - super great. seriously.

  • May 16, 2014 - 2:46 pm

    Megan - Love! You simply captured this family beautifully, in their element and did such a awesome job!! Love the way you all capture the world!

  • May 17, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    Susannah - AH-mazing. seriously guys, these are so perfect, so real and so sweet!