kelsey + drew: joined. a memphis zoo wedding

Sometimes all the stars align and a day flows perfectly and gives you everything you want. Kelsey woke on the morning of her wedding day to cloudless skies and unusually comfortable weather for the time of year. She had been surrounded for three days by bridesmaids who love her and tended to her every need. Family were all accounted for and ready to celebrate. When she saw her groom, Drew led her through the day with a constant smile. The perfect day. Their perfect day.

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Kelsey and Drew chose to see each other before the ceremony, and their First Look was, well, perfect. I have never seen Drew so happy and in love!

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I love shooting at the Memphis Zoo! So many places to explore, and the light was divine!

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Drew, you are probably one of the handsomest grooms I’ve ever seen.

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But Kelsey’s beauty stole the show. She was stunning!

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The lodge was dressed up so nicely for the ceremony, and nothing beats a string quartet!

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Married!

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We took a few minutes to capture Kelsey and Drew’s first few moments as man and wife.

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Ed’s view…

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Time to party! The First Dance was so sweet.

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And Ed caught the best shot of Kelsey dancing with her dad.

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The reception was a definite party, and our favorite local band provided the excellent entertainment. The guys especially had fun! I love this shot of the garter toss! Those guys were serious. Look closely to see a spilled drink in action!

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One of Ed’s last shots of the night.

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Kelsey and Drew, it was such an honor to share the day with you! It’s so obvious how in love you are, and we were thrilled to be there to capture it! I can’t wait to hear about all about your private villa in Jamaica! Oh, and we are totally all going riding soon 😉

Here’s to the perfect day. And the perfect love. And celebrating with a perfect party! Cheers!

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28 Comments
  • Sarah
    Posted at 13:21h, 22 August

    I got goosebumps looking through these pictures! Absolutely stunning!

  • Ashlee
    Posted at 15:54h, 22 August

    Absolutely LOVE with every single shot! Such an incredibly beautiful couple!

  • Patty
    Posted at 16:14h, 22 August

    These pictures are all so beautiful! How will you choose between them? BEAUTIFUL COUPLE!!

  • Kelsey Chance
    Posted at 16:19h, 22 August

    Drew and I could not have picked better people to capture our special day! Thank you so much for everything! And we will definitely go ride soon! 😉

  • Candace Sanders
    Posted at 16:37h, 22 August

    Gorgeous!!!!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 16:49h, 22 August

    I love your pictures Kelsey. You look beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Carol Russell
    Posted at 17:05h, 22 August

    The most beautiful wedding photos I have ever seen! Love!

  • Anne
    Posted at 18:11h, 22 August

    Beautiful pictures Kelsey and Drew!!

  • Tayler Brannon
    Posted at 18:45h, 22 August

    I absolutely love these pictures, they are wonderful! You and Ed did a fabulous job of catching such a great couple at some of their fondest most treasured moments.

  • Dana Lavelle
    Posted at 19:56h, 22 August

    Ok, Amy. So I didn’t make it past the first paragraph before the tears started forming. I had not even made it to a single picture yet!!! Not only do you and Ed take beautiful photographs, but you are a great writer as well. Thank you, thank you! I have been waiting to see these!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Haley Rawls
    Posted at 20:07h, 22 August

    I loved all of the pictures! It’s gonna be so hard for Kelsey and Drew to decide which ones to keep! Y’all did such a great job! I’m so glad I was able to be a part of their special day!

  • Risa
    Posted at 20:19h, 22 August

    Absolutely amazing pictures!

  • Kaylynn
    Posted at 20:27h, 22 August

    These pictures are wonderful! Love all of them!

  • Laura Crook
    Posted at 20:34h, 22 August

    Beautiful!

  • Janeen Nickell
    Posted at 20:54h, 22 August

    The pictures are simply beautiful. Amy you did a great job!

  • Carolyn Carter
    Posted at 21:05h, 22 August

    Beautiful! Kelsey, you are stunning! Drew, you look very handsome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Beth Majkrzak
    Posted at 21:06h, 22 August

    Such beautiful pictures of a couple so in love. Sorry we weren’t in town to celebrate with you.

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 21:10h, 22 August

    So pretty!! I love all these pictures!

  • Terri Raley
    Posted at 21:22h, 22 August

    Amazing photos! Beautiful bride!! Blessings
    As you start your life together. Enjoy the spectacular photos of your wedding day.

  • Sheryl Carmack
    Posted at 21:48h, 22 August

    Absolutely beautiful photographs! The emotions you captured are priceless.

  • Sharon Corley
    Posted at 21:54h, 22 August

    What a spectacular wedding! I want one just like this one! (For my baby girl….)

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 22:47h, 22 August

    What gorgeous photos: I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to pick a favorite. I love the one of the Mother of the Bride looking on as the bridge gets ready and also the way the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses matches that of the coneflowers. Outstanding job – what a priceless treasure for many decades to come.

  • Christina Dixon
    Posted at 23:48h, 22 August

    Totally perfect! The prettiest wedding pictures I have ever seen. I felt like I was there. One of my favorites was Dana watching Kelsey getting ready. Love them all!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 01:13h, 23 August

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!!!

  • Joan Willwerth
    Posted at 05:16h, 23 August

    What a beautiful wedding! Absolutely love the pictures!!!

  • DeeDee
    Posted at 08:48h, 23 August

    Beautiful family, Beautiful pictures!!!

  • Gina Chance
    Posted at 20:11h, 27 August

    Such a special night with wonderful people. Kelsey was the most stunning bride I’ve ever seen and Amy, you did a wonderful job capturing her beauty. And my Drew is so handsome and happy in these pics. Thank you for the memories, and I’m looking forward to more of them soon.

  • Virginia Wedding Photographers
    Posted at 20:01h, 01 November

    What beautiful wedding photos! Pretty much everything is perfect: the venue, the flowers, the wedding dress…this is very inspirational for engaged couples! Thanks for sharing!