Archives: 2008/12

It’s been awhile! Dec 23rd | Personal

We have been very very busy over the past few months, and our blog posts have been very scarce lately. However, keeping up on our work for our clients takes precedent over the blog. We are thrilled that all of our work will be complete by the end of the day! Last year I worked till very late on Christmas Eve trying to finish everything, and we were not going to let that happen again.

One thing we have also been waiting on and excited about is our new blog. It is being designed right now, and can not wait to share it with everyone! Once that is up, we will begin sharing all of our wonderful weddings that we have had this year. January will be a great time to show the year in review.

Peter and I hope that everyone has a blessed holiday season. Here is one of my new favorite images that I took during our photo class this year. I love the joy on their faces, and wish that same joy for you!


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One Week Left! Nov 25th | Personal

The Holidays have come fast! This is the last week to order gifts from Dove Wedding Photography and receive it before December 25. All orders must be placed by Monday, December 1st.

Sales on these items:
Canvas Gallery Wrapsup to 20% Off
10% off each canvas wrap
15% off when you order 2 canvas wraps
20% off when you order 3 or more canvas wraps

Professional & Masterpiece Print2 for 1

Parent Books25% Off

Basic Coffee Table Books25% Off

Holiday Cards10 free with every 10 ordered

To place your order or inquire about pricing, contact:

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Online Once Again! Nov 15th | Personal

If you have noticed our website being down, or our emails not working, it is because we have been changing servers. Everything should be up and running again. If for some reason, your emails are still not going through, please let us know at or 615-730-7716.

We hope you enjoy our website that has been updated for the first time in what seems forever!

We are busy with Christmas orders, but we promise to start blogging more in the near future.

If you would like to order prints and Canvas Gallery Wraps, we are running a sale between now and Dec 1.
10% OFF one Gallery Wrap
15% OFF two Gallery Wraps
20% OFF three or more Gallery Wraps

2 for 1 on all Masterpiece and Professional Prints

You must order by Dec 1 to get your prints in time for Christmas.

Please contact with any orders or questions.

- Peter

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Photography 101 Nov 04th | Personal

This past Saturday we had such a great time with day 1 of our Photography Basics class. It was a long day, but by the end everyone was out taking photographs completely with manual settings. I was so proud of how everyone did! It was a lot of information for one day, but the class worked hard and made it through. This Saturday we are taking our skills out for a real shoot, and I can’t wait to see everyone’s final product. Here’s the group testing out our skills.

Any seasoned pro knows this look!

And just for fun, one of Peter while he was modeling for us. This was on a lesson about finding beautiful natural light.

Tune in next week for images from our shoot on Saturday! If you are interested in receiving information about our next class e-mail We don’t have a date set yet, but it will be a weekend at the end of January.


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Happy Halloween! Oct 31st | Personal

Peter and I always have a blast with our costumes each year, and we are just as excited about what we have for tonight. For now, here is one of our favorites from two years ago. Everything was hand made, and the ghost trap even opened automatically when you set it down. The first one has a little photoshop action!


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Introductory Photography Workshop, November 1st & 8th Oct 21st | Personal

I am SOOO excited about our upcoming photography workshop! This has been something I have wanted to do for several years now, and am thrilled to see it all come together. Teaching has always been a passion of mine, and being able to incorporate it with photography is just a natural step for me. We are already planning another class for the beginning of next year for those who can’t make it this time. We only have 2 openings remaining, so if you are interested, let us know right away! Here is the description of the class.

Introductory Photo Workshop November 1 & 8.

Do you own a digital SLR camera and are still afraid to take photos with the manual setting? Are you familiar with your camera but would like to learn how to make your photos look more professional?

Whitney will be teaching a two-day introductory course to photography. The small class, limited to eight participants, will cover the basic, and most important aspects of photography. The limited class size will allow each participant one-on-one instruction with Whitney.

The first Saturday will include an interactive lesson on the basics of digital photography. You will learn the principles behind adjusting your camera’s ISO, shutter, and aperture and how to apply them to your photography. You will also understand the abilities of using natural lighting and the importance of composition.

The second Saturday will involve an actual photo shoot with a number of couples. Learn how to instruct and pose while keeping your subject looking natural.

The two-day class will be from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, November 1 and Saturday, November 8. This first-time, discounted, entrance fee of $150 includes lunch on both days. You must provide your own camera and lens. (If you do not own a digital SLR and still want to learn, there are several companies that you can rent one from for the weekend. Let me know, and I will send you this information ). Space is limited so please contact ASAP, if you are interested or have any additional questions.


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The Team! Oct 16th | Personal

I’m sure that some of you remember when we introduced Stephanie as our Studio Manager. Well, she is still here, just with a different job! When Audrey took over as Studio Manager, Stephanie became our Product Manager, handling orders, editing images, and keeping our orders on track! It’s been great having a team which gives me more time to do what I do best, Photography! Here we all are.


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Meet Audrey – Dove’s Studio Manager Oct 14th | Personal

Well since this is my first blog post I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Audrey Phillips and I am the new studio manager for Dove. Hello!
Whitney has asked me to post a blog each week with random ramblings about things I love and that are wedding-esque. Something you should know about me is that I love hunting for a deal, and hopefully I will be able to share some of those tips with you as well.
Let me first start off by telling you a little about my wedding story and how I came to work with Whitney and Peter. My husband, Ben, and I first met in college at Belmont University in 1996. We dated briefly before breaking up for the summer. Over the course of the next 8 years we lived our own lives, but we always stayed in touch. We started dating again in August of 2005, were engaged in June of 2007 and married at Cedarwood in October of 2007. So there is the quick version of my wedding story.
So how did I come to work at Dove you ask. Well, Whitney and Jen were the photographers for our wedding. Yes, I loved Dove so much that I asked if I could work for them. So here I am, and loving it!
I look forward to sharing more each week and hope that you will find my musings entertaining and somewhat informative. ?

This is our family…


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New Beginnings Oct 10th | Personal

I’m sure a lot of you have noticed our absence from the blog this week. We have been setting up our new space, finishing up our summer weddings, and getting prepared for some really exciting things coming up! Over the next few weeks we will be introducing a new member of our team, show off our new studio, and share some wonderful recent weddings. One of the things we are most excited about is the new practices we are putting into place to make things run smoothly and efficiently, and our first step to share is our new studio number! It is one number to reach everyone here rather than just me with my cell. We will be working on updating all of our contact information with the new number in the coming weeks.

Our new number: 615-730-7716

Can’t wait to hear from you!


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We’re Moving! Oct 01st | Personal

It’s moving day!

We are moving the studio down the road to a larger location. Our new studio is at 1700 Hayes St. (suite 100A)

So, if we are not very responsive this week, you now know why. Actually, our internet will not be hooked up at the studio until Thursday.

The above photo is our friends Dan and Jason helping pack up at our “old” studio.

We can’t wait for you to come by and see the new one!

- Peter

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