• Wild Cotton Photography is Aly Greer Schimpff, a Nashville and Charleston lifestyle and wedding photographer. Feel free to see what I've been up to on the blog, or click one of the links below to follow along on facebook, twitter or pinterest. Thanks for stopping by!

Wedding Wednesday….The First Look

Happy Wednesday everyone! A common question I get as a photographer is regarding whether or not to do a first look. Sometimes a couple has very firm opinions about it, but often many people are on the fence about whether a first look would be right for them. People wonder if it “ruins” the walk down the aisle for the bride since the groom has already seen her. Personally, I don’t think it does….there is something different about the moment a bride walks down the aisle in front of her family and friends from when the bride and groom share an intimate moment with just the two of them.  Often, the groom has a more honest reaction to his bride when it is just them, rather than standing in front of a large crowd.  All that to say….I firmly believe that doing a first look (or not) should be the decision of the couple, but I thought I would share a few favorite first looks (and groom reactions as the bride walks down the aisle) for you today!

Bride&Groom-3055Bride&Groom-3060Ceremony-3570Bride&Groom-6800bwCeremony-7520bwCeremony-7523bwBride&Groom-9738Ceremony-0116Ceremony-0120Wild Cotton Photography is a Wedding and Portrait PhotographerWild Cotton Photography is a Wedding and Portrait PhotographerWild Cotton Photography is a Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Nashville Engagement Photography: Jocelyn & Greg

Working on these photos certainly made me ready for Christmas! I had so much fun wandering around downtown Franklin with Jocelyn and Greg earlier this month! These two laugh a lot together, and I just loved the way Greg couldn’t take his eyes off Jocelyn! So romantic…Jocelyn&Greg-9420webDowntown Franklin EngagementJocelyn&Greg-9484bwwebJocelyn&Greg-9528webJocelyn&Greg-9516webJocelyn&Greg-9530webJocelyn&Greg-9554webJocelyn&Greg-9550bw2webDowntown Franklin EngagementJocelyn&Greg-9576webDowntown Franklin EngagementDowntown Franklin EngagementJocelyn&Greg-9692webJocelyn&Greg-9714webJocelyn&Greg-9593webJocelyn&Greg-9749webJocelyn&Greg-9760bwwebJocelyn&Greg-9796webJocelyn&Greg-9947webDowntown Franklin EngagementDowntown Franklin Engagement

December 16, 2014 - 5:23 pm

katheryn goodall-thornton - I am in love just looking at this incredible photos! Thank you so much for making my daughter and her fiance’ so happy with your photography skills! ( oh and making this momma cry!) :D

These pics are fantastic!

Kathy G.Thornton

January 7, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Aly - My pleasure Kathy! They were so fun to work with! :)

Nashville Engagement Photography: Megan & Danny

I had the pleasure of photographing this awesome couple a few weeks ago in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville (where they had their first date!). To make things even more fun, they brought along their dog Lenny…who technically is the reason they met! Just another reason to love dogs…;)  At the end of the shoot, Megan commented that despite being a bit nervous leading up to it, that their session had actually been a lot of fun. I laughed….engagement shoots should definitely be fun, not stressful!

Can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year! Enjoy the photos!

Nashville Engagment PhotographyNashville Engagment PhotographyMegan&Danny-8083webMegan&Danny-8101bw2webNashville Engagment PhotographyNashville Engagment PhotographyNashville Engagment PhotographyMegan&Danny-8192webNashville Engagment PhotographyNashville Engagment PhotographyMegan&Danny-8234webNashville Engagment PhotographyNashville Engagment PhotographyNashville Engagment PhotographyMegan&Danny-8318webNashville Engagment PhotographyNashville Engagment PhotographyMegan&Danny-8367webNashville Engagment Photography

2014 Brides Christmas Giveaway!

Been feeling in the Christmas spirit even more than usual this week (Clara’s new favorite song is ‘Rockin around the Christmas Tree’)…so I decided to do a Christmas giveaway for my 2014 Brides! One of my favorite wedding accessories that I have seen this year is The Mrs Box. They are such a gorgeous way to display your engagement ring, family heirloom ring, or whatever bling you choose!;)So we are giving one of these lovely boxes away!

Mrs Box2

(Images from The Mrs. Box) 

commodore-light-grey-velvet-ring-box_grande

(Images from The Mrs. Box) 

One lucky Wild Cotton 2014 bride will win the Mrs. Box in her choice of color. Check out our Facebook page to vote for your favorite Wild Cotton bride of 2014!

To vote:

-”Like” the Wild Cotton Photography Facebook Page

-”Like” the photo of the bride you want to vote for!

-The photo with the most “Likes” wins!

-Voting will end on December 15th at 5pmCST. Best of luck!