January 2014 Archive

Katie & Chris’ Belle Meade Country Club Wedding

Happy Friday friends! I can’t believe we’re just sharing this gorgeous wedding! We did a little sneak peek post but haven’t done a full post yet. We had such a great time with these two and their awesome family & friends. Talk about a celebration. This wedding was full of love and lots of dancing 🙂 Just the way we like it.

Katie & Chris were so laid back and really just enjoyed their day. Their ceremony was at First Presbyterian Church and their reception was at the beautiful Belle Meade Country Club. And when we walked into the reception, we were totally speechless. It was stunning. Katie’s mom did all the flowers! We were so impressed. Seriously, their reception made us want to get married again 🙂 Their band, 14 Karat Gold, was awesome! We could barely even get on the dance floor to take pictures because it was so packed. We loved every second of it!

Here are some of our favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though it was really cold and windy on their wedding day, Katie & Chris were troopers and we were able to get some really beautiful pictures of them. We loved that they decided to do a first look so we could utilize the beautiful daylight before their ceremony began.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bagpiper played as Katie walked down the aisle. Ummm hello tears!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time for the party! Y’all….just look at the incredible details 🙂 So beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re excited to shoot this cute couples’ wedding in September!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We absolutely loved this! This late night snack for everyone was quite the hit…and gave us the perfect opportunity for ring shots 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris most definitely split his pants while dancing 😉 haha we love this picture!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were not expecting this when we were told that Katie & Chris were upstairs changing for their exit. LOVED IT. HAH!

Portrait Session Albums

Happy Friday friends!

We are abosolutely thrilled to share  pictures of our new session albums for family pictures, newborns and children. Our ultimate goal is for our clients to walk away with finished products that they can use to make their home happy & cozy. Your pictures should be seen & adored every single day. We’ve searched high and low for the perfect way for our clients to use their family pictures and this session album is it! We love it when our clients use their pictures for some gorgeous art for their walls and a session album on their coffee table. It’s the perfect way to get great use out of all your favorite images. One of our print & digital collections comes with this gorgeous 10×10, handmade album. There are tons of beautiful cover options in linen, cotton, hemp & other eco-friendly materials. We can’t wait for all of our portrait session clients to have one of these! Contact us if you’re interested in scheduling a family session or newborn session. We’re booking into the Spring!

xo,

Leslie & Dusty Photography

 

Celebrating our 1 year anniversary with a giveaway!

Hello friends!! Wow… what a year it’s been 🙂 It was one year ago today that we launched our new brand & website and Leslie & Dusty Photography was born. I remember the week leading up to our launch was packed full of last minute website and blog tweaks, tons of business changes were being made and we were tirelessly working on our process and workflow so that the experience our clients have with us is one they won’t forget. The move from Leslie Walker Photography to Leslie & Dusty Photography was something that made perfect sense. So many things came together with perfect timing and we were encouraged to make the leap. Working with Emily & Lara at Making Brands Happen was an unbelievable experience that taught us so much about ourselves and the business we want to build. Working with them was quite literally a dream come true. Those two ladies have had such an impact on not only our business, but on our personal life as well.

The past year has been our best year yet and 2014 is shaping up to be even better. We’re here to tell you- when you build a business around the true core of your mission and who you are, the work just follows. We have been so blessed to work with people this year who truly appreciate our work and who connect with us as people. That’s when the magic happens y’all! 🙂

Let’s take a little look back… a #tbt if you will… Check out our video (OMG Davis is teeny tiny!) This video still brings tears to my eyes.

In celebration of our first year as Leslie & Dusty Photography, we’re doing a huge giveaway! Check this out:

We’re doing 3 giveaways for 3 lucky people…

1. Family or Newborn Session Giveaway. We’re waiving the session fee ($175)! All prints and products will need to be purchased, but the session fee is waived. Nashville area families only please. Session must be booked for 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Wedding Giveaway. We’re discounting the next wedding we book by $200! You must enter to receive discount. Wedding must take place this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Jam Portable Bluetooth Speaker. We love this thing! We bought one of these for pretty much everyone in our family for Christmas. We bring this in our camera bag so we have music during our shoots! Such a great way to loosen everyone up and make a session fun 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details…

  • Giveaway closes Monday January 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. CST
  • Winners will be chosen using a random number generator and will be announced on Monday January 20th
  • 3 Winners will be chosen-  one person for each giveaway

To enter (3 ways to enter)…

  • Leave us a comment and let us know which giveaway you’re entering (and you can enter more than one!) and let us know how you plan to make 2014 the best year ever!
  • Share this post on Facebook! Make sure you ‘like’ Leslie & Dusty Photography first and then tag us in the post so we can see it. Come back here and leave a comment telling us you shared it on facebook.
  • Follow Leslie on Instagram – www.instagram.com/lesliemwalker. Re-gram the post with the giveaway you’re trying to win! Make sure to tag #leslieanddustyphotography 🙂 Plus side to following us on Instagram- you get to see pictures of our adorable kiddo 😉 AND see more of our work from time to time. Come back here and leave a comment telling us you’re a new follower & you’ve shared the giveaway.

** You can enter as many times as you would like but you must come back here and leave a separate comment for each entry. We’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner for each giveaway so it’s in your best interest to enter all 3 ways. Good luck!

Thank you for trusting us with your memories!

Leslie & Dusty Photography

Best of 2013 | Leslie & Dusty Photography

Hello friends! So…we’re still living in 2013 if you don’t mind 😉 With 3 weddings to finish and blog from last year, along with ‘engagement season’, we’re quite busy around here! We hope you enjoy a little peek back at the amazing year we had with some really incredible clients.

One of our hopes in this business is that we make it known how grateful we are to each and every client that comes our way. We don’t take it lightly that you’ve invited us to be an important part your celebrations. We’re flattered, honored and truly blessed to be your photographers. With the launch of our new website and business last year, we never could have imagined what would come our way in 2013. We met some pretty amazing goals last year and we can’t wait to see what this year has in store! God is so good 🙂

Thank you to all of our clients for trusting us with your memories! Here’s a look back at some of our favorites from 2013 (as well as a special sneak peek for a couple of clients!)…

Remember to follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook to see more of our work (and tons of pictures of our cute kiddo!)

Friday Favorite | Christmas party surprise

Happy Friday everyone! Whew…we’re definitely still getting back in the swing of things around here! Christmas and New Years is hard to come back from…anyone agree? We have a lot on the books and so much fun stuff to come! We’re still putting together our 2013 Favorites of the Year post so stay tuned for that. We’re still finishing up 2 weddings from last year and in a couple of weeks we’ll be celebrating our 1 year anniversary of the Leslie & Dusty Photography launch. It was such an exciting time last year as we moved from Leslie Walker Photography to Leslie & Dusty Photography so we plan on celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of that with some awesome giveaways!

Anyways… I have a group of friends that are my sisters pretty much…I’ve been friends with most of these girls since Kindergarten. We’ve known each other our entire lives and every year at Christmas we’ve had this girls Christmas party. It’s one of my most favorite traditions and I hope we continue to do it when we’re 98. 🙂 This year was extra special though because our friends Sam and Brandon got engaged! When Brandon emailed all of us with the idea that he could possibly get a flight to Atlanta and surprise Sam at our girls party…well, you would have thought we were the ones proposing. Brandon, you are a very brave man 😉 Seriously… we all went nuts and started planning the proposal for him. We knew Sam would just love it so we were so excited and honored that we got to be there for this special moment!

I’m so glad I was there to document the whole thing. Love you guys so much– congrats & we can’t wait for the big day!

Pretty sure this is Brandon telling us all to calmn down 😉 We got Sam to go out to the car to help our friend Lollie get something as we snuck Brandon in from the garage. When she walked in and saw him standing by the Christmas tree… best response ever!

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