Bailee and Phil are one of my beloved 2023 wedding couples. When Bailee first contacted me about photographing their wedding day, I instantly felt a connection. These lovers are getting married at The Magnolia Venue in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in August 2023! This will be my first Tennessee wedding, and what better way to cross a new state off my photography bucket list. Celebrating with this gorgeous couple in a venue that overlooks the Smoky Mountains sounds like quite the dream, no?
Bailee described their vision for this engagement session as “running around the city,” and I feel like we executed this vibe spot on. We hit spots such as the Lincoln Tower, Allen County Courthouse, and Bradley Hotel. Of course, the candid in-betweens were caught crossing the street between these locations.
The beautiful sunset made for the perfect lighting situation during our session. I loved having the ability to use the sun in such different creative ways. Because of the glowy light, I was also able to shoot film during our session. Featured below are some film images, taken on Portra 400 medium format film!
In conclusion, August 2023 cannot come soon enough. I am overjoyed to capture Bailee + Phil’s wedding celebration next year, and will be soaking in these images until then! Below is an even deeper preview into their sun-soaked engagement session.