I was emailed by Lisa about doing a lifestyle couples photoshoot at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, and I learned some of their story. Part of the process is learning about the couple, whether with wedding photography, engagement, or lifestyle and proposal photography. Forming relationships is as equally rewarding as making great photos, it’s a symbiotic relationship between the two.

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lifestyle couples

Don and Lisa met on Zoosk, a dating website, and they’ve been together for one year. Ready for the kicker? They had a private ceremony at their home church earlier in the day of this photoshoot! They made the drive to Nashville to stay at the Gaylord and enjoy a weekend together, as an immediate mini honeymoon. As with any of my lifestyle photoshoots, they were not directed. You just couldn’t NOT document the love they have for each other.

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One interesting hurdle, the day I did this shoot, I had broken my toe a couple days before, so I was hobbling along. I wasn’t moving around like a teenager. But when I texted Lisa later that week to let her know the online gallery was up, I told her they looked like teenagers and so connected! It was my job to watch for the magical moments and capture the natural love and sweet human interaction between them.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this lovely lifestyle couples photoshoot at the Gaylord Opryland resort. Congratulations Don and Lisa!!

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