12th & Broad

I was recently asked to shoot the cover for the Winter 2015 issue of 12th & Broad. The theme for this issue was ‘Wanderlust’, which Mark and I both can relate to.  We are happiest when we are traveling.  It’s so easy to forget that you don’t need to travel far to see beautiful places.  We did the photoshoot in Joelton, TN at a quaint little spot called Marrowbone Lake. You can rent boats and fishing poles from the little shack on the shoreline.   It’s about 30 minutes from Nashville and it’s one of my favorite spots.

I have shot at this lake a few times before… once for a styled engagement shoot. And recently when we saw the sunrise here for Mark’s birthweek.  I love the light that peaks through in the morning hours.  For it being a small lake, the hills really make it feel magical.  Our area can tend to look gloomy when all the trees are dormant, but there is something about these trees that just feel timeless when they are pressed up against the water.  It feels so quiet and peaceful.

12th & Broad is a wonderful magazine that is really taking off.  Currently, it’s a quarterly publication.  If you are not a subscriber, the Winter 2015 edition has free distribution at 150+ Nashville locations or you can also stop by The Tennessean building (1100 Broadway) to purchase a copy.




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Cheers to 2014

A huge thank you to all of our clients and vendors we worked with this year. We are so grateful to have been able to document so many special moments this year. We’re looking forward to 2015, but feeling very blessed by the people and the events that 2014 has brought us. Thank you for trusting us to document your special moments.


Claudia Kay

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Wedding Wednesday: Thank You Cards

Since we have moved into November, I thought it was a good time to share about  thank you cards! November is such a good time to reflect on the things and the people in our life that we are grateful for. Weddings aren’t the only time to send out thank you cards. It’s also fun to write or receive a letter just because.

Writing thank you notes for your wedding can seem a bit overwhelming. You’re exhausted and most likely over all the wedding craziness. Make sure you make a list of your gifts and who they came from. Make sure you add a checkbox next to their names,  so you know who you have already sent a thank you to. Your friends and family put a lot of time and thought into getting you your gifts and they like to know that you received it. Send them a thank you that you love and will be excited for them to receive.

Here are a few of my favorite places to order your thank you cards from.

1. ) Rifle Paper 

2.) Wedding Paper Divas

3.) Claudia Kay Photo! These are our new cards that our couples can order from us, using their images  with a beautiful gold foil “THANK YOU.”

4.) Sugar Paper

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Wedding Wednesday: Fall Flowers


Craspedia: You might know these as “Billy Buttons” or “Billy Balls.” Craspedia are always in season. They’re a fun, affordable flower that adds such a fun pop of mustard yellow to your bouquet.

Yarrow: Yarrow is actually more of an herb, and it blooms from June – September. In the middle ages, it was used to flavor your beer, prior to the use of hops. The flowers and leaves are used in making some liquors and bitters.

Dahlia: There are several different types of Dahlias. Dahlias bloom from July to early October. The dahlia that I use is a burgundy dahlia, which is such a perfect fall color. You can find dahlias in a variety of colors.

Choosing flowers that are in season, will really help you save money on your flower budget for your wedding!



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