Category: Announcements

New Christmas Video Dec 24th | Announcements,Personal

Here is Peter’s 2012 Christmas video he makes each year with the teens from our church. Enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Expanding Your Team Dec 12th | Announcements

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far!  I recently had the opportunity to write an article on team building for the Pictage powered photographer’s blog The Photo Life.  As a photographer business can sometimes become overwhelming and it’s easy to feel alone, and if this is the case you most definitely need to consider different ways to grow your team.  If your team grows so will your business, and you’ll alleviate some stress in the process.  If you want to learn more about expanding your team and where to look for help this article will help.


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Guess Who’s Pregnant! Sep 13th | Announcements

We are so excited to announce to everyone that we are expecting our first baby! Of course, I’m the one that is pregnant and not Peter. :) It has been a wild few months for the two of us because to say it was a surprise is an understatement. Anyone that knows us knows that we were still unsure if we were going to have kids or not, but in the end the decision was made for us. We are now so glad that it happened this way, and firmly believe this was planned by God. I am finally starting to get over the awful morning sickness, and have actually shot 3 weddings in the past week! A few weeks ago it was hard to even get through the day.

So here we are, ready for a journey that we couldn’t plan. I’m a little scared, but a lot excited and have already been laughing a lot at myself and my growing belly. One thing I have learned is that pregnancy is not glamourous at all and it is the craziest thing I have every gone through! I’m not one for mushy feelings of motherhood, but I am ready for the challenge of raising a kid that loves to have fun, laugh, and play with us. We can’t wait for everyone to meet the little one!

Whitney Carlson

Maggie: I'm happy for you both! Congrats en lots of love from this side of the ocean! Maggie (Sep 14th - 04:34 pm) laura: congrats to you both! i've never been a real mushy one either, but becoming mom has definitely put me more in touch with those feelings. hope you continue to feel good & your glow will carry you through the remaining months! that's one lucky baby on the way with such a fun and talented pair of parents! (Sep 14th - 10:54 am) Jodi Miller: Hahaha, I thought it was Peter! Congrats to all three of you. Can't wait to meet in person. (Sep 14th - 09:57 am) ETHEL BRAMLETT: wow, I am so excited for you and your families. Hope you have a great time through this and what a blessing. Mary Lynn will be a great Gramma. I enjoy being a nana to Reagan. Prayers and Blessings Love ya, Momma Ethel (Sep 14th - 05:18 am) Audrey P: OH MY GOSH!!!!! I am so excited for you guys and can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!!! (Sep 13th - 10:43 pm) Joe Hendricks: That's awesome guys! Congratulations! (Sep 13th - 09:10 pm) Kristyn Hogan: Congratulations!! (Sep 13th - 07:34 pm) Linda at Cedarwood Weddings: Perfect 'no-plan' - what a blessing! Congrats from your friends at Cedarwood! (Sep 13th - 06:09 pm) Chris Barber: Peter, I admire your sypathetic belly growth to support your wife... oh wait, that was already there... Congrats guys! It's tons of fun - can't wait to get our kids together! (Sep 13th - 05:28 pm) Chris Creed: So happy for you guys! congrats! (Sep 13th - 05:03 pm) Mel McLellan: Yay yay yay! So glad you finally announced! We're so excited we're all having babies together! What fun! Congrats again! Love you guys! (Sep 13th - 04:20 pm) Jenna Henderson: Wow! So amazing! Congrats to your growing family! (Sep 13th - 04:17 pm) Jennifer Hamilton: Congratulations!! So excited for you guys! (Sep 13th - 04:14 pm) Kristin: That is incredibly awesome!!!!!! I am overjoyed for you and Peter! (Sep 13th - 04:08 pm) Kristine Neeley: CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS!!!! :) How thrilling! God's way is the Best way, I think - praying you continue to feel better and enjoy it as much as possible - welcome to the club :) (Sep 13th - 03:51 pm) Jennifer: SO awesome.. joining the wedding vendor preggo pack. Being a parent is awesome. So happy for both of you (Sep 13th - 03:30 pm) ashley: Everyone is Preggers and i'm so excited!!! you two will be amazing parents. cant wait to follow your journey. (Sep 13th - 03:08 pm) Andrea Hallgren: Congratulations!! This is awesome news!!! I have to say I am a little disappointed though, because I thought peter was carrying the baby's twin! (Sep 13th - 03:06 pm) Sharon: Beware, the mushy feelings will come. so excited for you crazy kids! (Sep 13th - 02:57 pm) Jenny: And here I was going to check out your bridal session posted on FB!!!! OMG!! Congrats to you both. We were in the same both as you two on children however they truly change your life for the best. Wishing you all the best. Joey & Jenny (Sep 13th - 02:52 pm) Elizabeth Villa: So excited for you both! BIG TIME congratulations!!! (Sep 13th - 02:32 pm) Amber Housley: This is so incredibly exciting! So happy for you both!!! Hooray! :) (Sep 13th - 02:20 pm) Mandy: We are so excited for you guys, congrats!! (Sep 13th - 02:19 pm) Ulmer Studios: Congrats! Having kids is a blast! We have a baby boy due in Dec for us that will be #2! -J+a (Sep 13th - 02:13 pm) Anna Rebecca: Whitney and Peter- I'm so happy for you both and excited for the years to come for you! (Sep 13th - 02:13 pm) Anna Rebecca: Whitney and Peter- I'm so happy for you both and excited for the years to come for you! (Sep 13th - 02:12 pm) Phil Thornton: It's an epidemic! So happy for you guys! Glad the cat is out of the bag and looking forward to trading war stories with you two along the way. ;) (Sep 13th - 02:10 pm) Mark McCoy: Wow, Congrats!!! That's gonna be fun to watch "Papa Peter" play with the little tyke. Do you know the gender yet? (Sep 13th - 02:03 pm) Allen Salmon: CONGRATS! Super excited for you guys! (Sep 13th - 01:59 pm) Amy Hand: Congratulations, Peter and Whitney! You will be amazing parents! We wish you all the best during this new phase of your lives! Can't wait to see pictures! :) Love, Jason & Amy Hand (Sep 13th - 01:48 pm) Kadie Pangburn: I am so so so so so excited for you two! You will be amazing parents! Hopefully Joey and i will get to visit again soon and meet you new little one when they arrive! (Sep 13th - 01:30 pm) Jessica: Congratulations!! I can't wait to meet him or her! (Sep 13th - 01:22 pm) Adrienne Scott: Congratulations, you two (or three)!! So excited for you!!! (Sep 13th - 01:05 pm) Bridget : I was never a cry-er before kids. But all the mushy motherhood stuff has made me one. There's just something indescribably beautiful about seeing part of you & part of your spouse & part of your love out there in the great big world...well, I am much more prone to tears than I used to be. But it's good mushy. :-). Congrats, guys! You will be fabulous parents! (Sep 13th - 01:02 pm) chris: Congrats!!! We're so excited for you two (three!)! (Sep 13th - 01:00 pm) Kate Crafton: Yayyyy! CONGRATS!!!! You know what, I never wanted kids...seriously. Now I have 3 and wouldn't have it any other way. You get to re-experience childhood in such a joyful way that I never imagined. You two are giving, loving, thoughtful, talented people and ANY child is lucky to have you as parents!!! (Sep 13th - 12:58 pm) Kelsey Bufkin: Congratulations!!! you guys are going to be amazing parents!! :) (Sep 13th - 12:55 pm) Sara D Harper: Is there something in the water in nashville?? Congrats to you guys too!!! (Sep 13th - 12:52 pm) Jessica Bishop: congrats to you both!! :) (Sep 13th - 12:51 pm) Jen Creed: YAY!!!!!! So so excited for you all! And the pictures cracked me up haha, you all are too funny :) Love you guys! (Sep 13th - 12:49 pm) Sean McLellan: Huge congrats to you guys -- so happy for you! (Sep 13th - 12:49 pm)
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Dove Wedding Photography at WPPI Feb 18th | Announcements

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Celine Dion and Wayne Newton aren’t going to be in town….but who cares, we’re heading to VEGAS!!!!

I’m excited to announce that Dove Wedding Photography will be heading out to WPPI in Las Vegas this weekend! If you’re not familiar with WPPI, it’s a fantastic conference held every year to promote the industrious growth and advancements of wedding and portrait photography. This will be my first trip to WPPI, and I can guarantee you I will be tweeting like crazy! Follow me on my Vegas adventures on our twitter or our facebook.

You can catch the Dove crew hanging out with Pictage and ShootQ a lot this year. Whitney and Peter will be speaking about community on Tuesday at 3:30 at the Pictage/ShootQ booth, and you can also catch Peter, Whitney, and myself tearin’ it up at The Pictage/ShootQ Studio 54 Party at The MGM Grand. Also, Pictage is having a scavenger hunt with $3000 in prizes, as well as a HUGE surprise give away, so be sure to enter. The drawing will be held Tuesday between 3:00 and 4:00.

We’re going to have a blast and I can’t wait to see some new faces…we’ll see you in Vegas!!!!

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Good Morning & Hello Jan 19th | Announcements

First off, I have to thank Whitney for that wonderful introduction! I am truly honored to work with such talented people…and Peter’s not too bad either. However, I did want to update you all on the goings-on in the office and all the exciting things we have planned for the coming year. Soon, we will have TONS of new features and posts being released daily, such as; Featured Vendors, Local Spotlights, Detail of the Day, Photography Tips, and much much more! In the meantime you can continue to see our work and ‘sneak peaks’ here on the blog, but please don’t forget to stop by and say hello on our FACEBOOK or follow us on TWITTER.

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Wedding Planning Event Jul 28th | Announcements

We would love to invite everyone to the upcoming open house evenings at StudioWed. The next event on, August 10, features photography. If you are looking for a wedding photographer this is the night to come. Whitney and I will be there along with the four other photography members of StudioWed. We hope to see you!

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Nashville Photos For The Flood May 18th | Announcements

We are so excited to be participating this weekend with Photos for the Flood! Sarah Gilliam has graciously and creatively set up this fund raiser to help victims of the fund. Both Erin and I will be participating as well as many other photographers in the Nashville area. Here is the description from Sarah:

After the flooding in our wonderful state, I’m sure many of you want to help those affected by flood. Maybe you have already, or are unable to roll up your sleeves or you were affected, too.

Please join me, my favorite ice cream shop- Pied Piper Creamery and my fellow photographer friends in a benefit for the victims of the flooding.

The sessions are 20 minutes (booked every 30 min) from 9 AM- 5 PM on Saturday and from 10 AM-6 PM on Sunday.
100% of the proceeds will go to the Nashville Area Red Cross and Hands On Nashville.

There are NO rules for this shoot- take advantage of the talent, folks- this could easily be your engagement photo, 1 year pictures, updated family photo, senior picture, pet portrait… Just know that you have 20 minutes. :)

Bring some props, bring a friend, bring a giving attitude!!!

Pied Piper Creamery will be donating 25% of their profits from this weekend to these organizations as well. So grab a homemade waffle cone and a homemade icecream for the road, for bribery, whatever ;)

Here are a list of the incredible talents donating their time:

Abby Gray

Amber Vongsamphanh

Andrea Behrends

Jessica Winn

Kate Crafton

Kristen England

Melanie McLellan

Sara Rose

Shea Halliburton

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CJ’s Off The Square Flood Benefit May 11th | Announcements

CJ’s Off The Square has an amazing idea for brides, grooms, and wedding vendors!

Here’s the scoop: Come to CJ’s Off the Square this Thursday, May 13th anytime between 6-9 pm and bring any item from your gift registry or a Target, Home Depot or Lowe’s gift card and join in the celebration of generosity that is spreading throughout Middle Tennessee. Pretend you are going to a wedding…but instead of bringing a gift for the happy couple, you will be bringing a gift for a family in need who will be very happy to receive these basic household necessities.

Who says re-gifting is tacky? This is an easy way to “gift back” to families who have lost so much. And who really needs three toasters anyway?

Don’t have a gift registry? Bring a gift card! Your gift will mean so much to so many!

Complimentary valet parking will be provided and all of the fabulous food, drinks and decor you have come to expect from CJ’s Off the Square will be ready and waiting. There is no better way to celebrate their 5th Anniversary and the grand opening of their new event pavilion than “gifting” back to the community that is such an important part of CJ’s. We do hope you can join us for this very special evening and help our community recover. See you Thursday!

Register HERE for the Gift Back Gala!

CJ’s Off the Square
218 3rd Avenue North
Franklin, TN 37064

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Nashville Bridal Show and Tasting Feb 18th | Announcements

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Homewood Suites
5107 Peter Taylor Park
Brentwood, TN 37027

Local vendors attending:
Host: Menu Maker Catering
Dove Wedding Photography
Spangler Entertainment
Music City Tents and Events
Chase Rivers Flair
and Susie’s Sweets

Appetizers and Desserts will be provided by:
Menu Maker Catering and Susie’s Sweets

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CJ’s Off The Square Open House Feb 12th | Announcements

Hey everyone! On February 27, come on out to Williamson County Weddings & Events Winter Open House at CJ’s Off the Square, in Franklin, TN. Amy & CJ are two of our favorite ladies to work with. From 3:00-6:00 you can check out the house, get a sneak peek at the nearly finished event pavilion, sample cake flavors by The Bake Shoppe, and view the 2010 Invitation Collection.

If you would like to attend, you can register at:

Above are a couple photos from one of our favorite weddings at CJ’s Off The Square.

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