The Historic Southern Railway - Knoxville, Tennessee
Allen and Kim met on a ski lift in Lake Tahoe while he was visiting a mutual friend. A few months later, he finished grad school, loaded his belongings in the car, and drove across the country to the San Francisco Bay Area. Allen and Kim became fast friends, doing every adventure you can think of together. A year later, he asked Kim to go on a date and picked her up wearing nice clothes and took her to a fancy dinner which was very different for their previous group mountain biking hang-outs. Fast forward eight months, Allen asked Kim to marry him on top of a mountain overlooking the Bay, and she said YES!
I have known Kim's family for a number of years, and when her mom, Trina, first talked to me about wedding photography, I asked her if she was sad that Kim had found her future husband in California, assuming he was from that area of the country. She excitedly said, "No! He's from North Carolina!" Maybe one day they will trek back across the country.
Allen and Kim chose to come back to the East Coast for their wedding. They chose the beautiful venue, The Historic Southern Railway, in Knoxville's Old City. Although the views from the Railway are beautiful, Kim and Allen wanted some green in their wedding pictures. Allen and Kim are huge outdoor people, and so I promised her that we would find green! That we did!
One thing I loved about Allen and Kim's wedding was the closeness of both sides of their families. Allen is one of four sibling with three sisters while Kim is a twin to Brett and has younger twin siblings, also. The care and joy that both families brought to the table was obvious. Also, Kim and Allen are such FUN people! We had a great time doing lots of silly pictures included a "First Look" with the guys. So FUN! Also SQUARE DANCING! Table were pushed back and the DJ called square dancing.
Congratulations Allen and Kim! I was thrilled to be your wedding photographer! I hope married life is treating you well!