ABOUT WHAT WE OFFER
Innamorata Photography offers a unique mixture of fine art, photojournalistic coverage, and classic, timeless photography. Our goals are to capture the emotion and the beauty of your wedding day in a way you can relive over and over again. We aim to present you with a gorgeous fine art piece you can hang on your wall without people realizing it is even a wedding photo; a completely unique piece of art just for you. Our desire is to provide you with photos that won’t look outdated in a few years, so we edit all of our images very cleanly – without odd colors or strange effects. The love you have for your wedding photos should last a lifetime rather than becoming something painful to look at down the road. We also want you to ENJOY your wedding and not feel like you had to pose for photos all day – aside from a small amount of standard posed portraits (family photos, wedding party photos, and photos of you together), we won’t ask you to move, pose, or do anything other than enjoy your wedding day!
One thing that sets us apart from other wedding photographers is that we give you the ability to create your own package instead of being limited to something we’ve designed for you. It’s your wedding day and we are all about you having exactly what you want. We offer digital files, photo booths, bridal, engagement, and boudoir sessions, Fine Art wedding albums, guest sign in books, canvas, metal, and acrylic prints, and so much more. Please call or email for more information, a link to our online package builder or to even arrange a meeting in person!
There are no travel fees for full day coverage weddings in Chattanooga, Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville or anywhere in between. Beyond that is quoted on a case-by-case basis but is typically no more expensive than the actual cost of travel. We enjoy local, regional, and international destination weddings!
Melody Hood has photographed over 400 weddings all over the United States and across the globe. She is one of the top 25 photography lighting inspirations in the world who teaches and speaks at major photography conferences. She loves providing magazine-quality wedding photographs to all of her clients.
LETTER TO PAST BRIDES
Without even looking at your wedding photos I remember.
I remember which of your grooms had tears roll down their cheeks when they saw you start walking down the aisle. I remember the ones who beamed proudly at their stunning brides, smiling so hard you thought they could possibly actually burst with happiness at any given moment.
I remember the way your father looked at you that one last time before he walked you down the aisle, his little girl only for a few more minutes before he gave you away. I captured the tear that he quickly brushed away before he thought anyone could see it.
I remember the way the grooms mom looked at him, her little boy, the man she raised for all those years, as she wondered what kind of man, what kind of husband he would be. As she wondered if she raised him right and if she was really ready to let him go or not.
I remember the love, the passion, the way you looked at each other as if the rest of the world didn’t exist.
I remember the happy moments, the fun moments, the scary moments, the moments when it all fell apart and the moment it all came back together.
I remember the ring bearer who threw his shoes down the aisle, the one who had to be bribed with orange tic tac’s, the one who turned and ran the other way, the one who was so brave that he walked right up the aisle and sat down on the step right on top of the train of your dress, and I remember the one who hid under your dress for most of the ceremony.
I remember flower girls who refused to wear shoes, wings, tiaras, or stubbornly refused to be a flower girl at all. I remember the ones who thought they were princesses for the day. I remember the ones who ARE princesses.
I remember those of you who silently prayed together.
I remember those of you who danced the night away.
I remember the things you have in common along with your differences. I could tell you more about your relationship than most of the people you know ever could. Because I had to learn it, study it, in order to capture it.
Every single one of you, your families, and your friends have left a mark on my heart. Many of you have touched my soul. I look back through the images here and I relive every single moment. I can feel it all over again, just as I hope that you do every time you look at your wedding images.
These images are here for you, as a tribute, but they’re also here for me – as my own personal scrapbook or journal of sorts. As I look though the galleries I laugh. I cry. I smile. I remember. Sometimes I break down and sob. I am so blessed to have the beautiful, wonderful couples I’ve had in my life. You’ve all taught me something about life, about love. Every one of you has been amazing.
Often it’s what your photos don’t show that replays in my mind when I look through the photographs from your wedding. The words your grandfather said to you that made tears swell in my eyes, the advice from your little neice that made us all break down in to fits of laughter, the way your mom sighed softly – not quite ready to admit you’d grown up. Sometimes it’s the way you turned away from your Dad when he walked in the room and saw you for the first time, because you knew looking at him would make you cry. Other times it’s the feeling something is missing because your father was off fighting in the war while you were here getting married.
I’ve learned from you just how different and unique every relationship really is. I’m so glad you found each other. I’m glad you found me. You’ve all, each and every one of you, changed my life somehow for the better and I will never forget a single one of you. I can’t begin to tell you how fortunate I am that so many people have trusted me. You’ve trusted me, not only to capture some of the most important, genuine, and emotional events of your life, but you’ve also let me in to your lives, shown your souls, your hearts, your fears, your dreams, and allowed me to see what your relationships are.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.