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“Intimate Backyard Wedding” to me doesn’t seem to fully encapsulate what Terrance and Natalie had.

In one way it’s because it was actually in the front yard. In other ways it’s just that they had a ceremony that was absolutely perfect for them and it was beautiful to witness. It was family only on the property next door to where Natalie lived her first few years of life.

There were cows (who lost interest in us very quickly), the most beautiful landscaping I’ve ever seen and the most ornate wedding attire ever. Terrance’s blue velvet suit paired with Natalie’s lace dress photographed so dramatically and beautifully together. They look like models (which, ya know, feels like cheating but ok). Their family was so overjoyed to be there and during Natalie’s teary vows there was not a dry eye left in the place.

These two kids met in High School. Natalie’s dad performed their marriage ceremony and everyone burst into laughter when he mentioned that Natalie fell in love with Terrance’s “thick neck”. It was one of the funniest and most spontaneous bursts of laughter I’ve ever seen at an altar and I can only imagine how much it meant to them to be married by such a big cheerleader and champion of their marriage.

There was a quick prayer between Terrance and his brother Torrence . Natalie’s big family was a part of getting her dressed, keeping her level, and reminding her how much of a queen she is. Honestly, both of their families were so deeply ingrained in this day that I can’t imagine them getting married any other way than exactly how they did.

So sit back, take in this day, and just revel in the unfairness that is how pretty of a cry face Natalie Hill has. (Some of us look like Kim K and it’s ROUGH)

Vendors

Dress: Stephanie’s Bridal Boutique
Veil: Veronica Couture Veils
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Alterations: Fine Stitch
Cake: Costco
Floral: River Market Farmer’s Market
Make-Up: Brows by Dalia
Hair: Alex Smith with Studio D Hair Loft

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- kara + anudeep

"I knew Tay did great work from looking through her website, but it was talking with her and hearing her approach to her business that sold us. She is one of those people who exudes kindness and joy. We are an intercultural couple and it meant a lot to me that she had demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity in her client portfolios."

"Tay is simply the best. Contact her for a consultation; you won't regret it."

- ally + luke

"When I met Tay in the summer of 2017, Luke and I were freshly dating and filling in for a portfolio session that had cancelled on her short notice! And let me tell you... that was one of the best things to have happened to us! We had a BLAST and it was then that I knew I wanted Tay to capture our relationship along the way— so when Luke proposed she was one of the first people I told! I have never been the most comfortable in front of a camera— but she makes it feel so dang easy. Tay has this way of capturing the purest moments, the goofy moments and all the love that exists between them. Just recently, she delivered again for us. Seeing our wedding through her lens was the cherry on top of my favorite day. I cannot thank her enough for the joy she has brought us— and the photos she has given us to show genterations to come."

"Tay has this way of capturing the purest moments, the goofy moments and all the love that exists between them."

- jerica + kathleen

"Tayanna is a prime choice for a photographer.
She photographed our wedding and produced home-run, out of the park, Friday night lights photography. We asked her to focus on moments: people interacting with each other and less formal moments. Her professionalism, communication and quality is top-notch. If you want top performance, hire Tayanna. 10/10 would recommend, will hire again."

"10/10 would recommend, will hire again"