March 12, 2014

Todd and Samantha - Knoxville Wedding - Jaclyn Paige Photography

I was super excited about Samantha and Todd's wedding after about 1 minute of meeting with them.  They are such a fun, sweet, kind couple, and they are absolutely perfect together!  Their wedding and reception were held at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Louisville, TN.  Sam was stunning in her gorgeous dress from Wedding Wonderland.  Todd couldn't keep his eyes off her from their first look until the end of the night when they made their grand exit through sparklers.  The ceremony made me cry-- twice!  Once when Todd's dad sang the same song to them that he had sung at Todd's baby dedication, and then again when Todd and Sam demonstrated a Biblical symbol of mutual submission and service by washing each other's feet.  I had never seen this done during a wedding ceremony before, and I was deeply touched and reminded about Joshua's and my vows to each other during our wedding day almost nine years ago.  Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Caywood, and congratulations! --Jaclyn

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February 24, 2014

A Birthday Celebration at Calhoun's on the River - Jaclyn Paige Photography

One of my favorite things about my job as a photographer is having the opportunity to meet all kinds of people.  When I covered Mrs. Milsaps' surprise 90th birthday party last weekend at Calhoun's on the River, I met one of the kindest, most loving people I have ever had the pleasure of photographing.  She was surrounded by about 50 members of her family- children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, and their kids and grandkids.  Watching Mrs. Milsaps with her family, whether grown adults or small children, I couldn't help but wonder how many other lives she has touched, how many people she has blessed just by extending her arms to embrace them and giving them her warm smile.  I count myself one of those lucky people.  Undoubtedly, she loves well and is loved by so many in return.  Happy Birthday Mrs. Milsaps! --Jaclyn


October 9, 2013

April and John - Cabin Wedding in the Smokies - Jaclyn Paige Photography

April and John had their private ceremony and reception at a cabin in the Smokies called Million Dollar View with their closest family and friends with them to celebrate.  Although on some Saturdays they are a "House Divided" (she's a Kentucky fan, he roots for Marshall), on this particular Saturday in October they became united as husband and wife in a sweet outdoor ceremony overlooking Wears Valley.  April and company had transformed the pretty pavilion area into an amazing ceremony and reception site, with wispy walls of white curtains, tons of candles and twinkle lights, ferns, and flowers. After a dinner catered by the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Theater chef and a slideshow of  pictures that April created, it was time to party!  Thanks to DJ Traxx of Pigeon Forge, even though the crowd was small the dance floor was never empty.  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs Caserta! --Jaclyn