I got a phone call on a lovely Sunday morning from Thiago. Him and his wife were celebrating their first wedding anniversary while visiting Nashville that weekend. The couple was determined to get part of their day documented, which I was happy to do and be available for them! So we began our first anniversary photoshoot at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel where they stayed!

Gaylord Opryland hotel

Lifestyle couples photoshoot

Gaylord Opryland hotel

This hotel is very picturesque and because of that, if they didn’t have systems in place to control 9 million photographers coming in, it would be a giant photo set. So I just went in with my Fuji mirrorless and one lens, nothing else. I just kept a flash in my backpack if I needed it. But I wanted to travel lightly and not stand out, it was no problem. The trick is finding a place away from the massive crowds and working quickly in each location, then moving along. Therefore not affecting the experience of other guests.

Gaylord Opryland hotel

Gaylord Opryland hotel

I was honored to document their story using my fly on the wall documentary style, while capturing different parts of the hotel. I hope this anniversary photoshoot at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel provides a long lasting memory and heirloom for Thiago and Rebecca.

Couples photoshoot

Couples photoshoot

I told them that they provided inspiration to me at a time when I needed it and I appreciated doing this for them. I only hope my documentation of their time provided them inspiration as well. Thiago told me that they met in church as kids, and at times they have gotten closer and dated, gone their separate ways, but look at them now! Congratulations Thiago and Rebecca!

Couples photoshoot

Couples photoshoot

Lifestyle couples photoshoot

Lifestyle couples photoshoot

I’m glad we crossed paths in the midst of their travel and my schedule. It’s an honor to share these moments with you, and thank you again Thiago and Rebecca, here’s to the future!

Lifestyle couples photoshoot

Lifestyle couples photoshoot

Lifestyle couples photoshoot