Best of 2017: Engagement Shoots | Nashville Engagement Session

It's engagement season – hooray! Congrats to all of you newly engaged brides. I hope Nashville Bride Guide proves to be a great resource for your Nashville wedding planning! I've featured 30 engagement sessions on the blog this year and have narrowed them down to 7… yes, I had to bump up the number since I could not just choose 5! From adventurous engagements to at-home sessions, see the wide range of Nashville-based engagements this year!

Clayton + Jacob’s Waterfall Engement Shoot by Abigail Lewis Photography

When I saw this shoot floating around Instagram, I knew I had to ask Abi if I could publish it on the blog! Clayton’s beautiful gowns dipped in the waterfalls right here in Tennessee are mesmerizing! I love a couple who can get adventurous during their engagement session and this one really sets the bar high. 

Megan + Trent’s Romantic Germantown Engagement Session by SheHeWe Photography

Not only do I love an adventurous engagement shoot, I also love the shoots that really capture a couple and their life at home. And that’s what the duo at SheHeWe showcased in Megan + Trent’s engagement shoot! Starting out at their Germantown home with beautiful flowers in bloom to making their way to playing with their dog at Bicentennial Park, this couple’s every day life is evident in all of their photos!

Courtney + Sunny’s Surprise Zoo Proposal by Wilde Company

This shoot wins for creativity! And the best part is, that groom Sunny planned his proposal behind the scenes with Amy of Wilde Company at The Nashville Zoo! Their private tour feeding the giraffes was the perfect moment to pop the question and Wilde Company captured their love so beautifully and organically!

Cara + Michael’s Graystone Quarry Engagement by Smash Studios Photography

I love a good greenery flower crown and with Cara’s gorgeous maxi dress against the backdrop at Graystone Quarry, the scenery was perfect for an engagement shoot. The couple got married at Graystone Quarry and offered guests a sneak peek by taking their engagement photos at the same venue. Beautiful couple and a beautiful shoot by Smash Studios Photography!

Emily + Kurt’s Fashionable Cheekwood, Neighborhood Engagement Session by Khaki Bedford

This couple split their engagement session up to show not only their fancy side but their casual side as well! Starting off at Cheekwood in the blooming gardens looking like 10s, Emily + Kurt posed for some frame-worthy shots. And afterward, they changed into some more casual clothes and roamed around their Wedgewood neighborhood – stopping by their favorite bar hangout. I love the diversity in scenery they choose with Khaki!

Bonus! I love a surprise proposal and Swak Photography was there to help set up Zach + Cailin’s Proposal at The Food Company

Bonus! Lindsey + Michael’s Post Wedding Shoot by Abigail Lewis – it didn’t quite fit into any of my categories, but I had to showcase this one! Lindsey + Michael did not care for their wedding photos, so they called Abigail Lewis to shoot them all spruced up post-wedding! I love how this shoot turned out and the flowers by the bride herself, Gradient + Hue added an extra wow-factor!

Thank you all for sending in your engagement sessions this year! Remember, you can always submit more in 2018 under my submissions tab. Can’t wait to see how 2018 engagement sessions fare!


SheHeWe Photography/Wilde Company/Gradient & Hue/Abigail Lewis Photography/Smash Studios Photography/Nashville Zoo/Cheekwood Botanical Gardens/A Village of Flowers/Graystone Quarry/The Food Company/Amelia’s Flower Truck/Inspired Help/The Dress Theory/Rue De Seine