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Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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This is one of the kindest, sweetest and priceless gifts I have witnessed to date! This groom planned, scoped out, bought their wardrobe and managed to get his bride's two sons away and here without letting her in on his plans! And, on top of that.... I had the pleasure of witnessing this precious gift being given... He couldn't have done any better! She absolutely adored it... Here are the images he presented to his bride framed and ready to hang in their home....



 

 

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Posted on 05/31/2016 5:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Sunday, 15 May 2016
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I had the distinct honor and privilege of photographing an event yesterday that is like no other event I have photographed... I am very much a professional wedding photographer, but when this opportunity presented itself, I could not resist in taking advantage of a new situation.
It was a piano recital... Far different from what I am used to shooting, but was a complete pleasure for me!
This event was very personal for me and I must tell you a little history for the story to be somewhat complete... I have two sisters. All three of us had piano lessons as young girls, but only one of the three of us kept up with lessons to become an amazing and talented pianist and musician. I remember hearing her play my entire life. Yesterday I was honored to see and hear fifteen of her young students play a piece they learned to do through my talented sister Judy! We just don't know how amazing some people are unless we are there to support the ones we love... I am super impressed and super-duper proud of what my sister has accomplished over her lifetime! I hope she is half as proud of me as I am in her. She is a true mentor and big sister... She truly lives vicariously through God and her students... She has been blessed greatly!
The memories I captured yesterday will be memories to hold on to FOREVER.... A teacher hugging her student, a father or mother capturing video, grandparents waiting patiently for their grandchild's performance and the student who practiced and studied for an audience... I hope they cherish these memories as I cherish the memory of listening to my big sister play the piano my entire lifetime...












 

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Posted on 05/15/2016 3:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016
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I met this couple several months ago by doing this beautiful bride's business head shot...The day she and Charles came in to do their Save the Date images, I knew immediately that the chemistry was there between them...
We did their engagement shots here at Forever Images Farm / Studio on a gorgeous spring day late in the evening a few weeks ago... The sun was out, the temperature was absolutely perfect.  Brigett and Charles were sporting the best attire we could ever dream for them to be wearing.
First there was a picnic in the park setting with the sun on their backs and shining through their kisses. We then went in for studio shots as we always do... My studio work is some of my best work!
We ventured outside to the barn and before we knew it, we lost our sunlight and we have a beautifully lit blue sky with the sun right below the horizon...And that allowed for some beautiful night shots with that gorgeous sky with this gorgeous couple in love...
Getting super close guys....





 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 04/26/2016 6:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Thursday, 07 April 2016
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Plan your wedding in one day with the best wedding vendors in the state. Our next Pink Bridal Show Murfreesboro is this Sunday, April 10th from 12:00 - 4:00 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro! Plan to come and spend the afternoon with all of us who LOVE WEDDINGS!!! Wear great walking shoes, come a little hungry and get great ideas from us...The best wedding professionals in the state... if not the country!


We cannot wait to meet y'all!!! Happy Wedding Planning!!!

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Posted on 04/07/2016 11:00 AM by Ann Thoni
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016
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There is not anything any greater in this life than the gift of a precious baby... I was so very fortunate to have two of my own... I could not even fathom my life without them!
Zoey, May you be blessed with the best life and I thank your parents for blessing me with your presence... you are just a pure gift from God!



 

 

 

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Posted on 03/23/2016 3:59 PM by Ann Thoni
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Monday, 08 February 2016
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What makes great Save the Date images? The very first thing is having a talented photographer with vision, personality, tools and the know how to produce anything the client wants.... Probably 99 percent of my couples, especially the brides, have an image in their minds on how they want their Save the Date images to look like! I just take their information and put it to work! So, you need a professional photographer and a vision and that's it!!! Pretty simple actually.... Check these out...These clients had a vision!





 

 

 

  

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Posted on 02/08/2016 11:00 AM by Ann Thoni
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Monday, 25 January 2016
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A blustery winter Save the Date shoot it was!!! I met these two at our Nashville Pink Bridal Show just last weekend. This is Jennifer and Nathan...They stopped by our booth early during the show. Of course, they interviewed several other photographers but they said we kept coming up in their minds... I talked to Jennifer a couple of days later and we set up an appointment for Saturday afternoon for a studio visit!
First, we did their Save the Date on this beautiful wintery snow day which completely fits for their December wedding.... Then we got them booked! These two are getting married at the beautiful Opryland Hotel and I am just in total bliss about booking these two! Congrats to you both and thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding story!  






This image was completely their idea!!! I Absolutely LOVE IT!!!

 

 

 

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Posted on 01/25/2016 2:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016
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Here is a review posted on our Facebook page from one of my FABULOUS/GORGEOUS/SWEETEST 2015 bride's....

"Ann is absolutely wonderful to work with. She makes you feel comfortable and is very professional as well. Our engagement and wedding photos turned out way better than I could have imagine. She captures every special moment on your special day! I can't tell you how many people have asked me "who did your wedding pictures because they are perfect." I highly recommend using Forever Images for all your special moments in life. We are pleased that we made that decision!"

 

 

 

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Posted on 01/19/2016 2:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Saturday, 16 January 2016
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These two have it all because they have each another!
During an engagement shoot, I learn so much about a couple... And not so much by asking questions. It is about how they look at one another, their body language when they get close or kiss! These two are a match made in the stars. I truly enjoy watching and learning about my clients.... It makes what I do that much more fun and easy!!! Can't wait to capture these two getting hitched in June!

Danielle and Chase...You both were AMAZING to work with... Can't wait to work with you both again! :)

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 01/16/2016 4:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Monday, 04 January 2016
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Happy New Year Tennessans!!! It is just so hard for me to believe it is year 2016!!! Here's to our best year yet! To get this AMAZING year started, we are involved in the biggest and the best birdal show in Tennessee! The first 2016 mid state Pink Bridal Show is Sunday January 17th and we could not be more excited! We have partisipated in Pink Bridal Show's for five years and tend to continue! Why? They are the best producers of all Bridal Shows folks, it's just that simple! So, come on out, get great ideas for your wedding, interview vendors and plan the wedding of the year!
If you want tickets, let us know and we will send them to you! 
It's gonna be a great show!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 01/04/2016 12:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Friday, 04 December 2015
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The best of life is finding that certain someone you can spend your entire life with... The best of life is the family you build with that certain someone... The best of life is growing old with that certain someone!
Meet Terri and Chris.... This is what I see in these two lover's, soul mates and partners in life! I can't wait to see you two unit as one in 2016!!! I know your wedding will be absolutely AMAZING!
Congratulations to you both!












You two look fabulous together!

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Posted on 12/04/2015 11:00 AM by Ann Thoni
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Sunday, 29 November 2015
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I get to watch these two view their beautiful Storybook Wedding Album for the first time today!!! I CANNOT wait!!! Their Storybook Wedding Album is packed with stories and memories for many lifetimes to share, enjoy and cherish for many many years to come!!! Congrats to Kristen and Spencer for your lifetime together!!!


The attributes of their fall wedding were absolutely stunning... Here's just a little teaser...

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 11/29/2015 10:00 AM by Ann Thoni
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Monday, 23 November 2015
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One of our 2016 couples featured in the BlackSouthernBelle.com.... Beautifully written and well articulated by the bride and the writer! I have the complete and distinct honor of photographing their wedding in April of 2016...







 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 11/23/2015 10:00 AM by Ann Thoni
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015
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What can I say about any man or woman that serves in our military? Thank you, thank you and thank you a million times over for your service! I'm always in awe of our men and women in uniform and I'm so grateful for every single one of you!!!
This family that will be uniting in 2016 were so much fun to work with! Can't wait to capture these two getting married in May of 2016! Congratulations to Terri and Chris!!!



 

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Posted on 11/18/2015 12:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
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What beautiful colors this young woman chose for this mini session. The greens are a wonderful contrast to the landscape and to the time of year! And I have to mention that sweet little canine in the arm of this GORGEOUS young woman.... Just warms my heart to see and photograph lovers, family and happiness!



I cannot wait to photograph these two getting married in 2016!

 

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Posted on 11/17/2015 3:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Sunday, 15 November 2015
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I have to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Brian Whitley. I had the distinct honor in witnessing and photographing these two as they were united in marriage last night at the Grace Valley Farm in Shelbyville. What a perfect November day in our beautiful state of Tennessee for a wedding!
Casey and Brian... Thank you both for allowing me to do one of the things I do best.... I absolutely LOVE being a wedding photographer!!!
You two have a wonderful honeymoon!!!






If anyone is looking for a wonderful wedding coordinator, her name is Mallory Maddox... I worked with her all day yesterday and she's one of the best wedding coordinator's I've worked with.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 11/15/2015 4:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Saturday, 14 November 2015
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I have the complete pleasure of capturing a Wedding to Die for today at Grace Valley Farm in Shelbyville! This is my first wedding to photograph at this venue and the photo opportunities are on the other side of ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
Congrats to Casey and Brian on your beautiful November wedding nuptials that will happen in just a few hours!

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 11/14/2015 7:00 AM by Ann Thoni
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015
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I am SO happy that we chose Ann's Forever Images as our photographer for our big day. Photography was a important detail for me for my wedding, and I wanted the best! Coming from someone who does not like to get their picture taken, it was very important when looking for a photographer that I would feel comfortable. From our engagement session to our wedding Ann made us feel like family! We were a...ble to relax for our big day and not worry about a thing! Ann did an amazing job capturing our special day! Her artist eye and creative mind are one of a kind. She is very professional and does everything she can to make sure you are 100% happy with everything she does. She goes far and beyond to make each of her couples feel special. I've had a lot of friends get married and she is the only photographer I've seen that puts in as much time as she does into every picture/album she creates. We were beyond pleased and cherish Ann for giving us memories that will last the rest of our lives! We can not thank you enough Ann!!
Laura Alexander-bride- June 27, 2015

Wedding Photography at it's finest folks! LOVE MY JOB!!!
 
 
 
 
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Posted on 11/11/2015 12:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015
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I'll have to say photographing a high school senior is one of the highlights in my job descprition! They are always so willing to do just about anything I ask, they're creative and are a complete pleasure and fun to work with.
I was constantly hearing Nick's Mom say, it was the "Year of Nick!" The phrase so fits the family and Nick to a tee!
I love working with these amazing high school seniors and hearing about the next phase of their lives!
Here is to... The Year of Nick....





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Posted on 11/11/2015 11:00 AM by Ann Thoni
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Saturday, 31 October 2015
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Can not wait to see these two today! Happy Halloween to everybody, especially you lovers out there!

 

 

 

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Posted on 10/31/2015 12:00 PM by Ann Thoni
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