A Stroll in the Park

Grant + Kalee

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Meet Kalee and Grant ❤️I went to high school with Kalee, so it was a joy when she contacted me a few weeks ago to capture her destination wedding. While planning her wedding day, we also were able to set a date for some last minute engagement photos while they were in town! It was a blast getting to shoot an engagement session again, but also catch up with an old friend at the same time 🙌🏻

Grant and Kalee met some time ago through mutual friends in Tampa. After some years of a long distance relationship, they decided to move to Georgia together. One of the first places that was significant early on in their relationship was St Augustine, so it was neat for them to plan a destination wedding there as well! You could tell that this laid back couple was ready to spend the weekend with their family and friends while they finally tied the knot 💍✨

For their engagement session, these love birds drove to Jacksonville so we could meet up at Walter Jones Park. This place was perfect for them! We were all excited about how low key, and rustic it turned out to be. Not to mention…the lighting and weather were beautiful, too ☀️

Check out more of this sweet couple below…

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Grant + Kalee,

Thank you guys for driving all the way to Jacksonville for our session together! You two were a blast to spend time with, and I’m thankful the evening turned out to be so perfect.

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

Boss Babes

Noell Jett and Jessica Davis

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Do you remember my sweet friends, Noell and Jess? Noell is the proud owner of the Jett Set Farmhouse blog, and Jess is the owner of this gorgeous home on Carcaba Road 🏠 If you click the link on Noell’s name, you can read more on the story of how our path’s crossed. I’m so thankful to have met these ladies! Now I can call these two beautiful boss babes my friends 💕

This past week, we met up at Jess’ house on Carcaba road to take some updated headshots for Noell’s blog and social media presence. As you can tell below, Noell is gorgeous and made my job so easy! I’m obsessed with her carefully planned out outfits and accessories for our shots. We definitely had fun using different parts of this home for our shoot…we were like kids in a candy store 😍I loved that we even were able to talk Jess into jumping into the scene for some updated head shots as well. As you can tell below, she rocked it!

Hanging around these ladies is always informational for me. Both of them are killing it on the instagram game, so of course I always try to pick up some tips from them when we are together. I’m so lucky to have a job that connects me with so many wonderful people…especially when it involves some girl time during a photo session! 🙌🏻

Check out more of these boss babes below…

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Noell and Jess,

I’m so thankful to call you two ladies my friends! Our session this week was a blast, and I can’t wait to get together again.

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

All the Feels

Jordan and Bailey

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The title of this blog post totally exemplifies the overall feeling of this engagement session 😍Jordan and Bailey just got engaged the day after Christmas, and the excitement was written ALL over their faces! When I was contacted about shooting their engagement photos, I was more than thrilled. These two were so sweet to meet and work with 💕

Jordan and Bailey have known one another since high school, but finally reconnected at church last year and started dating right away. Last week was their year anniversary of dating, and Jordan popped the question 💍Bailey goes to school in Gainesville, FL and Jordan goes to school in Knoxville, TN (my alma mater- woot!) so you can imagine how excited they are to get married and finally be together.

We met in downtown St Augustine for their engagement session, and it was perfect! There were lots of tourists walking around…but who can blame them?! The Christmas lights are all still up on the palm trees and it looks so magical 🌴The three of us took our time walking around the area (they were so patient with their pregnant photographer 😜), and it was a blast!

I hope you enjoy their session as much as I did…

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Jordan and Bailey,

I’m so thankful that you contacted me to capture this special time in your lives! You two were a blast to work with and I’m so excited for this next stage in your relationship. Thank you for making our session fun and not walking too fast 😂👌🏻Good luck with your school semester and wedding planning!

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

Best of Weddings 2018

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2018 was a whirlwind of a year! It was such a crazy few months for Eli and I as we moved to a different state, and even found out that we are expecting our sweet baby. Both of those changes marked huge milestones of changes for Mathers Photography, but I’m so excited to find out a new norm in 2019 ✨ I’m vowing to find a better balance with less screen time and more relationships. I want to thank each and every person who supports MP… because it wouldn’t be the same without you! The Lord has blessed this business more than I could have ever imagined, and I’m so so thankful.

When I think back to every one of these beautiful weddings..I can’t help but feel so honored to be apart of so many special moments with so many wonderful people 💕 Whether it is taking photos of the first kiss, helping fluff out a dress, witnessing first look tears, planning out a timeline for the day, or even giving grandma a helping hand…It’s such an amazing feeling to have couples who trust me to capture one of the biggest days in their lives!

With that being said, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite weddings moments from the year. It was really hard to pick out my favorites, so I hope you enjoy reflecting on the details of a beautiful year with me 🎊


Nelson Wedding

Joe and Mo hired me for an intimate St Patty’s day wedding ☘️ I loved how laid back and fun they were. Mo had the most adorable green shoes..and I died over that dress. They embraced the cold and rainy weather with smiles on their face. Such a fun day!

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Carmody Wedding

Luke and Autumn’s day in Evansville was beautiful ❤️I remember walking around downtown Newburgh to find some photo spots..and we found THE perfect area for bridal party photos. We turned the corner and found a gorgeous bridge area that was completely covered with trees…Aka lots of beautiful shade!

Some details I didn’t notice until after the fact: Autumn is a cosmetologist and we ended up with some of my favorite getting ready photos. Also, I ended up posing the brides maids (on accident) in a way that their hair looks like “ombre” 🙈😂 Such a sweet coincidence!

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Corne Wedding

Jacob and Kyra’s day was filled with so much joy ✨You can see it not only in the smiles on their faces, but also in the bubbly pink details they decorated with. I was absolutely in AWE of how beautiful Kyra’s bouquet was! I probably spent a whole thirty minutes shooting details with it 😍Another moment that sticks out to me from that day is the mother + son dance during the reception. Just check out the photo below..it’ll melt your heart!

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Phillips Wedding

Cierra and Hank’s big day was near and dear to my heart! I’m good friends with these two love birds..and it was an honor to go to Anna Maria Island, Florida and capture their wedding day ❤️I love how well they handled the Florida summer heat and that you can’t even tell it on their faces! We went down to the water in the middle of the day and got some of my favorite shots. Hank and Cierra were so sweet and comfortable with one another, that it made my job super easy to pose them. I wish we could relive this day!

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Bauer Wedding

Jacob and Rebekah had the infamous Royal wedding 👑There was something about Rebekah’s princess dress, the spot we had their first look, and how their reception was decorated that made me feel like the king and queen were getting married. My favorite moments with these two are when we escaped from the reception for some newly wed portraits. I loved how Jacob and Rebekah “let loose” and modeled for the camera!

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Clark Wedding

Sophie and Zach had a gorgeous summer wedding at Abram Farm in Indiana ☀️This couple was such a joy to work with- I truly connected so much with Sophie that it felt like we had been friends for a long time!

I think you’ll be just as obsessed with the details from this day like I was. Sophie did such a great job with planning all of those sentimental details out..she is an event planner and you could totally tell. Everything from her colors, to her getting ready pajamas; to the glasses they had mimosas in for toasting. Her perfume bottle even coordinated with her colors. I was seriously giddy when I was taking all the detail photos!

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Groves Wedding

After moving down to Florida, it was so neat coming back to Indiana and shooting this gorgeous fall wedding! Keegan and Heather got married at their Alma Mater, Indiana University 🔴⚪️ The campus is such an amazing place to take photos, because the opportunities are endless. Keegan and Heather also gave me plenty of beautiful details and poses to work with! They were so precious to photograph…some of my favorite photos we took are of them with the sun flare at the end 💛

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Mr and Mrs Mason

Landon and Abby’s wedding is for sure to give you all the feels 😍These long time sweethearts shed lots of tears on their wedding day…whether it was while they read notes from each other, during their first look, or even during the ceremony. I may have even shed a few tears myself! Abby’s maroon converse and the old classic car were two of my favorite details from the wedding. I loved being apart of every minute of this whole day 🍂

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