I have been waiting so long to share these images, and I am so happy that today is the day I am able to share them with you! To watch an editorial shoot like this one go from a vision in my mind to real life is incredibly rewarding. First off, I want to send a big thank you to Southern Weddings Magazine for featuring “Song of the South” in V6. Be sure to stop by their blog today and read the Behind the Scenes post , as well as their post on “Song of the South!” And if you haven’t picked up your copy of V6, be sure to go buy one or leave a comment below! I’ll randomly choose a winner from the comments ON DECEMBER 2ND and send you V6 in the mail.

This editorial took place in Nashville, Tennessee. No better place to do a shoot centered on music than Music City! I had an incredible team to work with. Amber Housely was the stylist who made everything come to life. At the time, she had just found out she was expecting! I was amazed at how hard she worked with all she had on her mind. Linda from Cedarwood Weddings worked wonders with the florals and much of the styling, and Latrice from Opulent Couturier styled all of our wonderful models, making them as stunning as ever. And a huge thank you to all of my models! Many who are regular readers of SW.

Thanks and hugs to the amazing team of vendors who contributed to this editorial. It would not have been nearly as lovely if even 1 of you were missing! ::

Film Processing : Indie Film Lab / Planning, Event Styling, Paper Goods: Amber Housley Weddings / Venue, Floral Designs, Event Styling: Cedarwood Weddings / Fashion & Wardrobe Styling: Opulent Courtier  / Hair & Makeup: Jessica Arnholt, Studio BBC Nashville / Paper Goods Calligraphy: Hardink Calligraphy / Prop Calligraphy: Cedarwood Weddings / Cake: Patty Cakes / Band/Musicians: Jace Aaron and The Ranchers  / Bridal Jewelry: Love Shine Bridal  / Veils, Sashes, Accessories: Beatrice Couture Designs / Bridal Gowns: Olia Zavozina / Bridesmaids: Watters & Watters from The White Room – Lebanon / Menswear/Grooms Party: Street Tuxedo  / Flowergirl dresses: Cotton Angels


I introduce to you my sweet triplet nephews: Maverick, Crews, and Warner. Can you even handle how cute they are in these tuxedos? I can’t!


“Crewsie bug” :


Below:one of my favorite things about the details was how the calligraphy menu was printed right onto the napkins. A beautiful touch!


Above: I don’t even like lemon cake. Honestly, I don’t. But I could not stop eating this once it was served. If I was getting married in Nashville, I would absolutely use Patty Cakes. It was that good.


Below: The whole crew! Yes, all of these kiddos belong to my sweet sister and her husband! I’m one lucky aunt!

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A big thanks to Chrissy and Eddie, our bride and groom models who are also photographers in the Nashville area!


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Nancy these are just stunning!!! I finally got my SWV6 last weekend and flipped through the pages to find your editorial spread first! I couldn’t wait to see it in print! The light, the color scheme, everything is just perfect. And your nephews and nieces are adorable! I can’t stop looking at it!!

Perfection! I love the banana pudding and LOVE the hymn on the chalkboard door- just beautiful :)

So sweet! I love this editorial!

Beautiful photos of our nieces and nephews. I live so far away that I never get to see them, so I love getting to see them in your photos. You are an amazing photographer.

What a gorgeous styled shoot!!! Nancy – you are SO full of talent!!

I love this feature! Simply gorgeous. I’ve also been in Seattle since June so feel free to send that copy of SW6 my way!

Hey Nancy! This post was great! I really love the last image in black and white. I like how Chrissy is grabbing Eddie’s jacket and the way her dress is flowing around the chair. The photo communicates both your artistry and the couple’s love!

Such a GORGEOUS shoot! Amazing job, Nancy. I miss those sweet little Blanton faces!

Nancy, your nieces and nephews are absolutely adorable! I am a huge fan of Southern Weddings and I’m so glad you are able to collaborate with them. Keep up the good work!

I could not wait to finally see these lovely images. What an amazing day & so grateful to have helped this vision come to life! You are amazing sweet lady!

These photos are amazing. Nancy, you have so much talent in catching the moment,

Beautiful shoot! I’m in love with the last black and white photo, but there are so many more sweet moments. The lights and the laughter! Gorgeous! I have not gotten my hands on the V6 yet, I hope I win! 😉

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