Kellie and Dakota chose to get married at the Grace Valley Farm in Shelbyville, TN. This was a tricky day because I not only was the photographer but the florist, hair/makeup artist and maid of honor (that’s what sisters do). With every collection I have, there is a second shooter included so Grace Paul came in for moments when I had to be in front of the camera. She is an amazing family portrait photographer and I highly suggest her if you have little ones!

Kellie had beautiful details including our great grandmothers brooch that was pinned to her bouquet. My mother helped her into her gown and we all were emotional when our dad saw her for the first time. My favorite part of the day was one that no-one else knew about. Kellie as all brides are, was overwhelmed and our oldest sister took both of our hands and we bowed our heads in prayer.

¬†Dakota made us all cry when he saw Kellie in her gown. The ceremony wen’t by rather quickly and before I knew it we were outside taking portraits of them together.¬†Grace Valley Farm has so many beautiful options for couples and I love how they let you explore the grounds to take photos anywhere on the property. We stopped at a few of Kellie and Dakota’s favorite spots to capture as many portraits as we could before the sun finally set.

During their reception I witnessed our parents being rewarded for having been together the longest. Our mother and father have had a beautiful marriage and I am so thankful to have been able to watch them dance together. The night ended with a stunning sparkler exit and lots of cupcakes for the ride home. Their wedding day was perfect in every way.

Kellie & Dakota,

I wish you both a life together full of laughter and love. You both mean the world to me and it was amazing getting to watch as you both enter your marriage surrounded by the ones you love most. I will always be here for the both of you. Thank you for being such an amazing aunt/uncle to my boys. We love you.

With Love,



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Thank you for taking the time to look through a small glimpse of Kellie & Dakota’s Grace Valley Farm wedding. If you are newly engaged and love the look of my work, don’t hesitate to fill out my contact form. I love serving couples all over the state of Tennessee!


Photographer – Chelsea Watkins Photography

Videographer – Shuttervault Pro

Venue – Grace Valley Farm

Florals – Nashville Flower Market

DJ – Make Some Noise – Sam Fox

Gown – Essence of Australia