Selah & Sarah / Nashville Family Photographer by Cody Emberton

I met Sarah a few years back just about a week before she got married. We quickly did some photos & have been fortunate enough to be friends & work together ever since. Sarah is an INCREDIBLE person. I love that saying “people may not always remember what you say but they’ll always remember how you made them feel” Sarah is the kind of person who makes you feel so loved & encouraged. So grateful to know her as a friend & now a mom.

Amanda & Phil / Nashville Wedding Photographer / The White Dove Barn by Cody Emberton


Amanda & Phil

They have a love thats deep and ever so kind. Here are some of my favorite moments from Amanda & Phils wedding day. It was a late July wedding & even though it was SO hot it was equally beautiful. Never have I shot a wedding day with an 80% chance of rain & instead the day was filled with sunshine. The Big Man had better plans. But doesn’t He always?

Venue The White Dove Barn
Planner Lavender & Lace Events

Alaina & Jonathan / Nashville Wedding Photographer by Cody Emberton

Alaina opted for a newlywed session a few weeks after her & Jonathans wedding. She wanted to spend more time on her wedding day enjoying the day as it came. So scheduling this session it gave her that freedom but also the promise of more photos and another opportunity to wear her gorgeous dress. I LOVE THIS IDEA! So much that I wrote it in all caps.

Akii Joshua Tree National Park / Los Angeles Photographer by Cody Emberton

Talk about a small world…I came across Akii’s instagram a few months ago & it turns out she’s originally from a small town 45 minutes from where I live. Crazy! Below are some of my favorite images from our time in JTree. We actually met up to shoot this summer in Nashville and five minutes into the shoot the sky fell out. So I made a point to set up a time for us to shoot the next time I was out her way in LA.

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Natalie + Jeremy / Meadow Hill Farm Wedding / Nashville Wedding Photographer by Cody Emberton


I can’t remember when but I remember that I was cooking dinner when I received this photo from Natalie who said she had just said yes to Jeremy in Venice, Italy and wanted information on pricing & for me to be their photographer. I was SO excited because they were such a cute & fun couple that I met at Jessica & Sonnys wedding a few months before! As soon as I met Natalie for a wedding consult & had the chance to get to know her better; it was like gaining a new friend. She’s amazing in so many ways to make it short. She’s such a go getter and an incredible encourager. (Because y’all need to hurry up and see how hype their reception was.)

I loved hearing Jeremy tell the story about how they met at work. He doesn’t even like coffee but would always go and get coffees for him & Natalie so he’d have a reason to talk to her. I’m also not a fan of coffee so I know that is a real love!

Fast forward to their wedding day. It did nothing but rained. ALL day. It was still beautiful. Natalie & Jeremy truly made the most of it & loved as hard as it rained. Below is their gorgeous day full of love and excitement.


Paola & Jorge / Joshua Tree National Park / Los Angeles Photographer by Cody Emberton


Instagram is an amazing place. I’ve had the privilege to connect with so many people who have been such a joy to meet & come to know. Paola is a super talented blogger, marketing professional, and so so beautiful. Jorge is an incredible musician who’s incredibly smart with a compassionate heart. Their friend Anthony came along to help document the afternoon. Anthony is also incredibly talented, a world traveler, and entrepreneur. How awesome are these three? AND to say they have a love for life lightly puts it. They’re as joyful as they are beautiful. Thank you IG Gods for the connection!

Below you’ll see what a strong genuine love Paola & Jorge have for each other. Enjoy.