Earlier this summer this Decatur, Georgia wedding photographer had the pleasure to photograph this wedding in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Knoxville is a really cool little town if you’ve never been, and this wedding was wonderfully cool itself.  Completely laid back, but maintaining it’s chic elegance.  The shoot began with a rehearsal dinner at the bride’s favorite yoga studio, The Glowing Body.  I adore an ‘unconventional’ venue space.  This was no exception.  The studio was bright and full of happy energy.  What could be better for the occasion?  The next morning I returned to the yoga studio to snap a few images of the bride and a few of her gal pals as they jump started the day with a little yoga practice.  I found this to be most fantastic.  I’ve practiced yoga off and on for nearly 20 years, and can’t imagine a better starting point for what can be one of the most stress-inducing days of your life.  🙂

After our morning yoga I met up with the ladies at Lox Salon in downtown Knoxville, a  little salon with a rock n’ roll flavor in one of the historic storefronts.  While the ladies were getting glammed up by the artists of Lox I photographed all of the little moments, and played with the dress and jewelry.  This gown was purchased at one of my favorite bridal salons:  Sweet Elegance Bridal Salon in Decatur Georgia.


The bride gave her bridesmaids these sweet necklaces.

I love the choice of wardrobe for the guys at this one.  If you are having a southern, summer, outdoor, wedding in the afternoon you don’t want to force all the men into 3 piece rentals do you?  That’s just mean.  Let them breath a little in this great bow tie and vest look.  I think it’s super handsome, and your groom will thank you.  🙂

The Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville is a lovely spot for a small wedding.  There are gardens to meander about, and it feels very untouched.

Photo By Gannon is based in Decatur, Georgia.  However, Photo By Gannon photographs weddings and events all over the country.  I’m always travel ready for a great destination wedding whether it’s in California, Charleston, or the Caribbean.