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{Instant Wedding} Kat and Thomas

Pretty soon, I will be posting a mega epic post of photos from Kat and Thomas’s wedding weekend. But first, here are some of the Polaroid/Impossible Project photos I took of all the partying that went on!

First, there was the rehearsal dinner Saturday night at Cafe Keough, located in downtown Memphis

The groom and bride to be!

Kat had super fun sparkly gold shoes

Kat’s brother Kip and his wife Tina

Two of Thomas and Kat’s nieces (from Thomas’s side of the fam.) The kids were fascinated with the Polaroids!

Bride and father of the bride

Thomas and Kat

The next morning, the wedding itself was at Kat and Thomas’s church, St. John’s Episcopal. The ceremony took place during the Sunday morning service. After the service, there was a champagne reception in the church fellowship hall.

A couple of the nieces and a couple of the nephews before the service

Thomas and his dad Tommy at the champagne reception

Friends at the champagne reception

The second reception was at Felicia Suzanne’s downtown – it was a parrrrrtttyyyy!

Well-stocked bar at Felicia Suzanne’s

Thomas’s cousin Large and grandmother Dodie

Wedding cake and desserts table

More friends

Kat and Thomas’s first dance!

Thomas’s dad and sisters Betsy and Ginny

Kat’s brother Preston and his wife Elizabeth

 Large and Dodie

Preston and his dad

Tina and Kip

Some of Kat’s best girlfriends

Thomas’s brother-in-law and nephew Oscar

Thomas’s brother-in-law and niece dancing

Thomas’s niece Blaise, brother-in-law Berkeley , and sister Ginny

Tina and her sister Virginia

I’m really glad I took along an instant camera to Kat and Thomas’s wedding festivities. The photos went down a storm*! I really CANNOT wait to share the non-instant photos and more details with everyone!

All photos taken on Impossible Project 600 films with a Polaroid Sun 660 camera


*That’s a Britishism 

Tourist for a Day

I’m going to introduce you to Kayla today.  Kayla has lived here, there, and yon, being the child of a military family and all. She and I know one another because she lived here in the Mid-South for some years, and we ran in the same circles (hardcore circles.)

Flashback: Kayla, circa 2001/2002

Kayla and I hadn’t seen each other in years. MANY years. That might have something to do with the fact that she lives in England now with her British hubby. Though it’s been somewhere between 7 and 9 years since she and I have been in the same room, aren’t we lucky that social networking has worked wonders for our ability to keep in touch? I love her Tweets about her life “over yonder” and her cute baking ventures (many of which are up on her blog!) There may be 4000+ miles between us, but I’ve still got an open invitation to come over to her house for a baking date!

During Kayla’s most recent trip to ‘merica, she and I reunited over brekkie at Brother Juniper’s – my first time to hit that Memphis breakfast/brunch hot spot. It was awesome! Though I’m pretty sure our lengthy breakfast tête-à-tête nearly got us booted from our table! Are two and a half hour breakfast dates unusual??

Because Kayla’s parents have relocated to the Midwest, she isn’t sure how often she’ll be able to visit Memphis when she is able to make an appearance stateside.  She wanted to do some “touristy” things before she left town this time. I was happy to tag along for this! We took a jaunt downtown to see the Peabody ducks, to stop in at some of the souvenir shops on Beale, and to peek into the windows of the pretty shops on South Main. Kayla’s quest for just the right souvenir to take back to England for her husband led us to the Stax Museum – as well as to a new friend for Kayla and  my next opportunity to stare at Otis Redding’s jacket.

I am utterly shocked that these were essentially the only photos committed to film during the day Kayla and I spent together – considering how she’s photogenic and how our activities that day including many things that would fall into the category of being “photographically interesting.” I just didn’t feel like removing myself from “the moment” long enough to go into “documentary photographer” mode! Though there were too few frames of film spent on this glorious day, I think we really made ’em count! Playing the part of Memphis tourist was perfect fodder for some Polaroids taken with Impossible Project film! The perfect materials for tourist photos, in my humble opinion.

Oooooh, Memphis. A 1970 Caddy sitting in front of an establishment, advertising their brunch. There are normally a pair of longhorns attached to the front of the car, but someone took them off. No worries though, we were assured that the horns were back in the proper hands and WOULD be reattached. 

“What’s your sign?” Pshaw! Kayla asks, “What’s your punctuation mark?” Kayla actually felt like a semi-colon that day, but the camera turned her into more of an apostrophe. 


An unforgettable visit to the Stax Museum. Kayla’s tattoos and my hair were dubbed “swagnificent.”

I have to say that this was the ideal hang out session with a friend you haven’t seen in years. We brought each other up to speed on our respective lives, we reminisced about the past, and we forged new memories together. Success! England really is “home” for Kayla now, but I think it’s safe to say (in the words of Andrew Bryant) she “left her heart on the Tennessee border.”

Now. I think it’s MY turn to show up in Kayla’s town and play tourist…

Anyone interested in raising funds through a “Send Amanda to England Bake Sale and Crafts Bazaar”??


(Polaroids were taken with the Polaroid Sun 660 AF and Impossible Project PX 680 Color Shade Gold Frame film)

Edited to add:

I had a roll of film in my Yashica Electro 35 GT the day Kayla and I spent together in Memphis. I didn’t get it developed until September, three months after the photos were taken. Turns out I had committed just a few more frames of film to the day than just the Polaroids I originally posted here! Woo-hoo!

{Instant Wedding} Hope and Richard

Today, I offer up the instant photos I took at Hope and Richard’s wedding. Using Polaroid cameras and Impossible Project films throughout the day was SO FUN! I knew the lovely bride and groom would dig the look and feel of these Polaroids, especially since I had purchased a bag of Impossible Project “old generation” film. Those older generation films can produce some unpredictable results!

One thing I enjoyed about photographing Hope and Richard’s wedding was that they decided to go against tradition and see each other before the ceremony. They had a little bit of private time with one another before the hub-bub of the wedding got into full swing. Of course, they wanted photos of this, so I was there as well!

(Polaroid Sun 660 AF • PX 600 Silver Shade “matured” film)

Waiting on Hope to come down to meet him

Seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day

Admiring his bride-to-be


(Polaroid SX-70 Sonar • PX 70 Color Shade Cool film)

So happy together!

Heart-shaped ring pop I brought to use as a prop during the photos I would be taking during their pre-wedding time together

Bride and her Maids


(Polaroid Sun 600 AF • PX 680 Color Shade “matured” film)

Elenore, the sweet little flower girl

JUST married!

First dance!

Dance floor


Prior to the wedding, Hope requested that we display her bridal portrait Polaroids at the reception. I told her that it might be cool if we also hung up the instant photos I would be taking throughout the day of the wedding. I’m so glad we were able to do that!


{Bridal Portraits} Hope

I’m so happy that I can finally post photos I took during Hope’s bridal portrait session! She and Richard were married Saturday, so now I can show you how beautiful Hope looked in her wedding dress!

I was able to do Hope’s bridal portraits at the site where the wedding was to take place,  Heritage Park Equestrian Center. It was a gorgeous evening, and the grounds and stables of Heritage Park made a perfect setting for our photos. Hope was so sweet to work with and such a stunner. She’s one of those people about whom you could say “She’d look good in a burlap sack!” But she wasn’t wearing a burlap sack – she had one of the prettiest wedding dresses I’ve ever seen. I LOVED how beautifully the train draped for the photos. Then when they bustled the wedding dress towards the end of our session, I fell in love with the look of its French bustle, too!

Hope and I were so excited that I was able to incorporate instant photos into her bridal session! Look for TONS more Polaroids from the wedding itself to be featured on this blog over the course of the next few days.

This bridal session was a “family affair” – Hope’s family and two of her bridesmaids (pictured above) were a huge help during our photo session!

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