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Think high fashion meets timeless elegance, with a dash of editorial flair.

As I set up my gear against the breathtaking backdrop of Haystack Rock, the realization hit me like a wave – dreams do come true and God answers prayer and sometimes grants the desires of our hearts.

Golden hour took on a whole new meaning as the sun dipped lower, casting its warm glow over the rugged coastline.

Check out this STUNNING spring wedding in Nashville, Tennessee! It’s all things boho mixed with an eclectic taste of decor! You’re going to love it.

Think high fashion meets timeless elegance, with a dash of editorial flair.

As I set up my gear against the breathtaking backdrop of Haystack Rock, the realization hit me like a wave – dreams do come true and God answers prayer and sometimes grants the desires of our hearts.

Golden hour took on a whole new meaning as the sun dipped lower, casting its warm glow over the rugged coastline.

Engagements

Weddings

Tampa, Florida based
Tennessee raised

MEET SUMMER

Check out this dreamy sunset session at one of my favorite location spots in Tampa, FL!

Emily + John

"She made the planning process more seamless and was always available to help and answer questions."

"Summer has exceeded all expectations with every shoot we have done with her. My husband hired her to shoot our proposal, which was an amazing surprise, and we were lucky enough to work with her for our wedding day and engagement session, too! Having Summer as our wedding photographer was a relief for me. She made the planning process more seamless and was always available to help and answer questions. We have been in awe by every gallery Summer has done for us. She made all of my ideas and photo dreams come to life with every session. Every shoot with her has been effortless, comfortable, and FUN, and she always captures such beautiful and authentic images (and delivered our galleries extremely quickly)! Summer’s creativity, talent, and personality are truly unmatched. She just has an eye for things, and it shows in all of her work. I could not recommend her enough! We love you, Summer, and are so thankful for you!"

ALI + MARK

"Summer’s faith, positive attitude and calmness makes her feel like more than just a photographer"

"Summer has been a part of capturing our most special moments. After an incredible engagement session, we moved forward with booking Summer for our upcoming wedding without hesitation. Summer’s direction and guidance during the shoot made the experience comfortable and we loved how the photos turned out. Summer’s faith, positive attitude and calmness makes her feel like more than just a photographer but equally as invested in the process. I can’t say enough great things about the type of person and professional that she is…we will continue to book with Summer to capture any and all moments over the upcoming years."

ABBEY + WAKON

"I couldn't recommend her more..."

"Summer photographed my wedding perfectly!! It truly was the dream day, and she captured every single moment. She is very easy to work with and helped me feel at ease from the moment she got there. She is beyond talented!!! I love the warmth in her photos, especially for my fall wedding. I couldn’t recommend her more!!"

Jacquie + Kevin

"Summer was the absolute best choice for our wedding photos at our destination wedding"

"Summer was the absolute best choice for our wedding photos at our destination wedding! We got married at the Unico 2087 in Riviera Maya where Summer had previously photographed another wedding! Our experience was so perfect and easy! We didn’t even have to think at all. Summer knew all the best spots to take photos on the resort and just talked us through what to do. Her husband also helped which was an added bonus. She also offered us an amazing price which was so much better than a lot of the other offers we were given when shopping around. She was sweet and relatable and made everything quick and simple! If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding to do an amazing job (photos are STUNNING) with little to no stress, she is definitely the one for you!"

maija + will

"Summer was so fun and easy to work with and our pictures have always been nothing short of amazing + dreamy! Summer made sure every single moment was captured and she made sure our wedding day was so peaceful and fun, as we went around the venue sneaking in every special moment. I’m so happy to have engagement photos + wedding photos that we can cherish for a lifetime and that will look incredible on a future gallery wall!"

"our pictures have always been nothing short of amazing + dreamy"

sydney + hunter

"I am still in awe of what Summer has done for us! Summer always responded quickly to any questions I had. She offered 3 different packages, or videography upon my first request. We got engagement pictures back the next day! And sneak peak wedding pictures back the week after wedding! Summer created an itinerary for the wedding, and made a list of all family needing to be photographed at wedding. On the wedding day Summer loosened any nerves I had about the big day."

"I am still in awe of what Summer has done for us"

daniella + jeff

Summer was tremendous in helping us determine a great location for the photo shoot. She was extremely flexible with the timing and was able to work with our busy schedules. I can be awkward when trying to pose (of course I’m speaking for myself), but luckily Summer was there to help create a more fun and relaxed environment that allowed us to be more ourselves. She offered several different ideas when it came to our shoot and even played music in the background to make it that much more enjoyable! We did everything from static photos to dynamics and not to mention…a few acrobatic feats with lifts and twirls (at least that’s how I saw it). There wasn’t a dull moment with Summer and we couldn’t have been any happier! Our gallery that was sent to us was absolutely breathtaking. Summer truly captured what we envisioned our day to be and the love Daniella and I have for each other. We are happy to say Summer will be taking our photos during our wedding day and I can’t recommend her enough to anyone looking for the perfect photographer for their special day. Thank you again Summer and we look forward to seeing you once again on our wedding day!

"Summer truly captured what we envisioned our day to be and the love Daniella and I have for each other."

CLAIRE + CALVIN

"Summer captured my wedding day and she was sweet, professional, on time and made us feel so special! Her picture quality is amazing and also got us our sneak peak so fast! There is not one bad thing I have to say about summer! We will be using her for the years to come! She’s so talented!"

"she was sweet, professional, on time and made us feel so special"

shelby + andrew

"I would absolutely recommend Summer! She was there from start to finish and by the end of the night I felt like we had been friends for years. It goes without saying her photos are a work of art and her talent is evident in her dreamy captures. Plus her photo gallery turn around times are unheard of in the wedding industry. We love Summer and wish she could be our photographer every weekend to capture all of life’s fun and exciting moments."

"by the end of the night I felt like we had been friends for years"

Kaley + Cody

"Summer is the most AMAZING photographer. She shot my engagement photos as well as wedding photos. Her photography is straight from a dream. Candid, light and airy, fun, and unique. She gets them back to you super dang quick on top of it all. She’s not only good at what she does but she’s good at having fun with it. My wedding party adored her. She made sure my dress was looking great and that we got to everything on time. I felt like I left my wedding with a new friend and some BOMB photos. Would recommend her to literally anyone."

"She’s not only good at what she does but she’s good at having fun with it"

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