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Andrea Linn

Summer Wedding Inspiration | Nashville Wedding Photographer

July 20, 2017

I had been dying to attend one of Julie Paisley’s Cottage Workshops for over a year, but the dates never lined up with my schedule.  She is one talented Nashville wedding photographer. As I followed along with her work, I began to feel like we are very similar souls living in different parts of the country.

Her work is fine art, and she is an incredibly talented film wedding photographer.  Her faith, her innate desire to capture human connection, and her sweet southern charm drew me in and made me want to meet her and know more.

Well, months passed and I happened across a post she made on Facebook in regards to doing a giveaway for 3 spots that remained open for her upcoming spring workshops for 2017.  This was my sign folks. I literally stopped what I was doing, and took the time to write to her, from the heart, why I needed this workshop, why I wanted this workshop, and what photography really means to my life.

After I wrote the email, read it to my husband, and we prayed for this blessing to come to be, I hit send! It was done.

Every day for eight straight days, I consistently refreshed my inbox, hoping for some type of response. I didn’t expect to win. In fact, I never win. And then there it was, a message from Julie.

I was sitting alone in my room reading her reply.  She apologized for taking so long to get back to me, and I was preparing for the letdown, but instead, she told me that she had chosen me to attend. Little ‘ole me.  I couldn’t believe it! I don’t think she had any idea how much this truly meant to me.  Tears streamed down my cheeks as I happily danced around my room.  The feeling was pure joy!

I let it sink it.  I think I may have even pinched myself to believe it was really true. After gratefully accepting her amazing blessing, I made plans to attend her Cottage Workshop in May of this year.

Everything about her workshop, exceeded my expectations.  Not only did I meet four other amazing women at her workshop, but I was finally able to meet this incredible soul.  Two words describe her perfectly, authentically beautiful. The soul, the smile, the accent, and the beautiful heart.  She is the real deal.

As if meeting her and the other lovely women who attended, and getting to know each of their stories wasn’t enough, the entire weekend was completely filled with all sorts of wonderful things.

It was a restful few days, filled with great conversation, yummy southern food, and women with hearts full of passion for what they do.  I left feeling inspired, excited, and truly blessed. My heart was full.

If you are a photographer reading this, and considering her workshop, I highly recommend doing so. It’s so much more personal than attending one of the conventions she speaks at; although, that is on my professional bucket list as well.

I want to take a moment to share some photos that I shot, using my medium format Pentax film camera, from the gorgeous Summer Wedding with Mauve and Berries Inspiration Styled Shoot. Cedarwood Weddings + Julie Paisley designed a lovely, romantic wedding shoot for us to capture.

-ALP

Last Photo is by Julie Paisley

//Event: Julie Paisley Workshop // Venue: Historic Cedarwood  // Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes  // Flowers + Styling: Cedarwood Weddings // Hair & Makeup: Leslie Ellis  // Dress: Sweet Caroline // Paper Goods: Designs in Paper //Rentals: Liberty Party Rental // Scans: The FIND Lab  //

 

 

  1. Lesley Barton

    July 20th, 2017 at 11:22 am

    L❤️ve

    💕 You are so gifted and blessed 💕

  2. aperrine

    July 20th, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Thank you Lesley. <3

  3. Hoang Gralewski

    July 21st, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    omg! such a lovely wedding!!

  4. aperrine

    July 26th, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Hoang,
    Thank you! It was a super beautiful Nashville Styled Wedding full of all the pretty little details!

  5. Zarah

    July 21st, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Your work is breath taking!

  6. aperrine

    July 26th, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Zarah,
    Thank you for your kind words!

  7. Malgorzata

    July 21st, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Well done! Great pictures!

  8. aperrine

    July 26th, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Malgorzata,
    Thank you very much!

  9. Christina

    July 21st, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Goodness! I love this! Such a beautiful shoot; how fortunate of you to have been able to attend. Loved the photos!

  10. aperrine

    July 26th, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Christina,
    Thanks so much for commenting on my Nashville Styled Wedding Shoot! It was amazing to be able to be a part of it! Thanks for your sweet words!

  11. Lucy

    July 21st, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Absolutely stunning. Love the details & green tobes

  12. aperrine

    July 26th, 2017 at 8:01 am

    thank you so much for your kind words!

  13. Lindsay

    July 27th, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Omg! I’m so happy for you that you were able to go to her workshop! I love these workshop wedding photos and love how you put your own southwest-Florida-spin on them. 🙂

  14. aperrine

    July 27th, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Lindsay,
    Thank you for commenting! I had an amazing time at the workshop and hope to one day shoot a Nashville Wedding. I fell in love with Tennessee! I do love Florida, but Tennessee is beautiful too!

  15. Julie

    July 27th, 2017 at 3:54 am

    These are all so dreamy! i love every last one of them! Fantastic job, Andrea!

  16. aperrine

    July 27th, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Julie,
    Thank you very much for your kind words. Being a destination wedding photographer and getting to participate in styled shoots as well makes my job so much fun!

  17. Christie

    July 27th, 2017 at 8:09 am

    What a great opportunity to continue to grow and learn as a Sarasota Wedding Photographer!!

  18. aperrine

    July 27th, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Christie,
    Thank you, it was an incredible opportunity for this Sarasota Wedding Photographer!

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