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SHE SAID, ‘YES!’ On July 13th, Tyler emailed us asking if we were available to photograph his proposal to his girlfriend of 4 years. Um, YES!? Planning it was suspenseful! We had to make sure Lydia was nowhere near Ty and his phone so she wouldn’t see emails pop up about what he had under […]

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Mississippi boy meets Chicago girl: We have known Brent for the last decade and have seen how patient he was with waiting for the right girl to come along in his life. He is the type of guy who goes out of his way for anyone, loves everyone, and cares deeply. He’s truly one of a kind. So when we […]

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  • Oh my gosh those colors and their love! All the heart eyes. Plus, who could NOT love those old trees?!ReplyCancel

  • I love the natural lighting. The couple looks very relax and happy as well. Nice photos!ReplyCancel

I’m sure you’ve had this thought cross your mind: Should I invest in a wedding album? Usually it’s a quick thought and the answer is “not today….I can always do that later.” Chances are you won’t…it just becomes another thing on your to-do list, and as the time keeps passing, you’ll just keep putting it […]

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  • I should do that! Haven’t done anything with my wedding pictures yet. These look beautiful! Love the album!ReplyCancel

Romantic + Ethereal Styled Shoot  We had been dreaming for months of our very first Styled Shoot — we weren’t sure how it would come together, but we were going to put every effort into making it happen! We were picturing a styled shoot that was unique to the Emerald Coast, but still what we […]

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  They were both in sixth grade. Their first time meeting was at a flashlight tag party. Nothing says love like running from the other person so they don’t catch you. 🙂 I’d say Chrisi was playing hard to get…wouldn’t you? They stayed friends until their junior year of high school…and then friends no longer. Josh […]

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  • Bekah Gartner

    Oh my goodness! Could these BE any more beautiful?! Stunning work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Zsuzsi

    Fabulous detail work!ReplyCancel

It wasn’t quite officially Autumn yet, but it sure did look and feel like it. The rusty-colored leaves had fallen the week prior to the wedding and there was a cool breeze in the air. We drove seven hours from the scorching heat and humidity of 80+ degrees in Florida to a cool 65 degrees in the North […]

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  • Vanessa

    The colours are so warm and welcoming. A beautiful wedding with beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    Wow! These are absolutely stunning! I love the mix of sweet romantic moments and candid shots. Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Collean Cooke

    Best. Wedding. Photographer. EVER!! You made our day so much fun! Thank you for such GORGEOUS photos!!! <3ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Yay!!! Love you, girl!! We had a blast! and you are STUNNINGReplyCancel

  • Susan Sachen

    I attended Collean & Matthew’s wedding but your photography captured the details I didn’t see. What beautiful moments and radiance you caught in your shots that I missed as a guest.

    Very professional work ladies!ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Thank you! They did an amazing job, as well as the venue putting it all together! So glad you love them!!ReplyCancel

  • Chance Hill

    Wow, this wedding is absolutely stunning. The pictures really capture the happiness that I can see on the bride and grooms’ faces!!! Absolutely stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Your wedding photos are stunning! Congratulations and lots of love -Jacqui & GioReplyCancel

  • Kaedie

    For Collean! Stunning photosReplyCancel

  • Kayla (Yearwood) Phillips

    These pictures are so beautiful! This day was captured so perfectly for such an amazing couple! Congratulations, Collean!!!! Much love!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Lymus-Sanders

    Beautiful pictures you guys! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Eubanks

    Beautiful couple, beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Coffey

    These photos are stunning! A beautiful couple and obviously, a talented photographer! God bless you Matt and Colleane!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Nakajima

    Wow! Absolutely stunning wedding and photos.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Gibson

    What a day!!! These are truly the most stunning and memorable photos I have ever seen! Your photos are truly the best of the best! Thank you for capturing such a special day!!ReplyCancel

  • Jaye

    Beautifully captured! Loved seeing all the pictures form the beginning!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE so many of these works of art!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Binns

    Stunning pics! Not bad for a lad from Leeds Matthew! Haha congrats guys xReplyCancel

  • Rosie

    Gorgeous photos! YouReplyCancel

  • Wanda Dye

    Wishing you a lifetime of happiness. May God richly bless you both in your journey together. Your wedding was simply amazing. Your photographer was incredible. And there is something to be said about your preacher man!

    Love you Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Cooke,
    Wanda Dye (Preacher Man’s momma)ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Haha!!! Tim did an AMAZING job! Had no idea that was his first wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Ryan Dailey

    Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning photos!!!!ReplyCancel

  • I just love these pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Julie lucas

    Beautiful pictures of such a gorgeous couple on their special day. The photographer captured so many happy/special moments. XxReplyCancel

  • Carol Cooke

    Girls the photos are stunning, stunningly beautiful, gorgeous…..
    I cannot wait to see them all.
    Had so much fun, especially down at the barn and river with my son and the boys
    Thank you for making a special day even more special
    Love from Carol ( mum to Matthew and now a mum to a beautiful daughter Collean

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Aw! That is so sweet!! You looked beautiful too! Your speech was so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • What beautiful photos! Everything looks amazing!ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Thank you! They are adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Came over from the RTS blog love post. 😊 Beautiful work! You’re super talented and I know that couple is going to be thrilled with your images!ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Aw, thank you!! That is so kind!ReplyCancel

  • petra mote

    great picturesReplyCancel

  • Breanna

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Meaghan

    So pretty! Just realized when I saw the photo I never even saw the cake till now!ReplyCancel

  • BIL

    These photos are gorgeous! They capture the beauty of the day perfectly!!ReplyCancel

  • Ryan Most

    Very nice pictures! Very beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Tatiana Guzman

    Beautiful pictures!!! Congrats to both of you miss you guys!!!ReplyCancel

  • An incredible blog, and the most amazing photo’s I have ever seen. The passion and desire to over deliver, and capture magic moments throughout the whole day of the wedding separates these professionals from the rest.ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Such kind words! We can’t wait to get them all over to you two!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurel

    Beautiful photos! I especially like the ones where Collean is tearing up at the alter- so naturally beautiful! Looks like a perfectly wonderful day!ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      yeah!! she was stunning! Their vows were so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Dennington

    Absolutely beautiful wedding 💕ReplyCancel

    • Holly Brazee

      These photographs so beautifully capture the love and bond between two exceptional individuals!
      Matthew and Collean have a special ability to make everyone they’re with feel unique and loved, and their wedding photographs reveal this in each and every frame.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita Wagner

    Lovely wedding, beautiful pictures! Congratulations 💕ReplyCancel

  • Melissa OConnell

    Beautiful pictures. Wishing you all the happiness life has to offer. Congratulations!! MelissaReplyCancel

  • Dan Gallagher

    Beautiful pics!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Simmons

    Beautiful wedding! I love the splashes of red. Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Strydom

    Stunning pictures! 😍ReplyCancel

  • Kara Ziringer

    Absolutely amazing wedding! The photos are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Costanza

    These are the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen, wow what a photographer. The people also are so beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Andy

    Stunning photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Child

    Fabulous beautiful coupleReplyCancel

  • Tanya

    Those are stunning photos – truly catching the spirit of the day! I think it was probably easy to do with such gorgeous newlyweds! I didn’t realise your mum made your dress Collean – that is so special!!! You both looked amazing and the photos are going to be true keepsakes! We really felt honoured to be part of your celebration!ReplyCancel

  • Amazing weekend and those photos are epic! That shoot was sooo much fun.. don’t think the photographers knew what hit them haha 😂 great time pal. Hope you and Collean are loving every minute of married lifeReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      haha!! You were fun!ReplyCancel

  • Conor reilly

    Wow!! 😀
    Fantastic photos!
    Congratulations to both of you!
    Never thought id see the day that Mathew put down his golf clubs and picked up a wedding ring! 😂❤️ReplyCancel

  • Whooooo the weddding was amazing congratulations guysReplyCancel

  • Grant

    One of the best weddings I’ve been to, and the pictures are awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Schneider

    Beautiful photos guys!! xxReplyCancel

  • Rhonda

    Stunning photos!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Bowne

    The pictures are gorgeous! It was a wonderful day and these pictures captured it beautifully!ReplyCancel

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  • Stacey

    Magical wedding with a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Iain highfield

    Awesome pics! Awesome dayReplyCancel

  • Neil Rhodes

    What an amazing job, well done guys.. These shots capture Matthew & Colleans special day perfectly. The contrasts, colour & angles used are spot on. 10/10. It looked like an awesome day.xReplyCancel

  • Carol Woods

    These photos are absolutely beautiful. You captured the joy and love perfectly. Have to say it again… Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte Duggan

    LOVE this couple AND these pics!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhodesy

    What an amazing job behind the camera, well done. You’ve captured it beautifully for Matthew & Colleans special day. The contrast, colour & angles are spot on, looks like the perfect wedding.xReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Aw, Thank you!! That is so kind! They were easy to photograph!!ReplyCancel

  • Johanna Franco

    Beautiful Pictures!! You both looked amazing ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Eddie Hammond

    Amazing photos! Gives you a great feeling of what the day was like. Gutted I couldn’t be there. Looking forward to seeing you both in the UK soon xReplyCancel

  • S Martin

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Intnet

    These are among the best wedding photos I have ever seen. Such a beautiful wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Congratulations again to u both , photos look fantastic xxxReplyCancel

  • Angela Morrison

    Absolutely beautiful unusually natural looking wedding picturesReplyCancel

  • Annie Hallam

    Looks like you had a great day, gorgeous pics! XxReplyCancel

  • Sean rochford

    Looking sharp matty and the missus looks stunningReplyCancel

  • Karen Gallagher

    You captured the beautiful day for Collean and Mathew so perfectly happy. The pictures are amazing..ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Aw, Thank you!! They are so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Cameron Morton

    Great picsReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Janzen

    Wow, these are absolutely stunning! You will cherish these photographs for a lifetime Collean & Matthew, all the best as you begin married life!!ReplyCancel

  • MAcy

    These pictures are absolutely stunning!! Looked like a beyond perfect day! Congrats again! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Emily Stookey

    Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Win.. They are beautifulReplyCancel

  • Lee

    Absolutely beautifulReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    They are beautiful, the dress is beautiful you would think it was from a high class shop. Matthew is so handsome and they both look very happy. XxReplyCancel

  • Zach Parker

    The blog and photos truly captured the love, energy and atomospere of this incredible wedding. Thank for your professionalism and some much needed photo shop on those groomsmen.ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      haha! Y’all were great!!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie ball

    Absolute wedding goals! You looked amazing! 😍ReplyCancel

  • Helen Collingwood

    Stunning photographs – what a beautiful couple, it looks the most amazing day.ReplyCancel

  • Lizl Sasnovski

    Congratulations!!! These are beautiful photos and looked like you had a blast!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Robin L. Coleman

    Collean, WHAT beautiful pictures of your special day. They are beautiful and lend the feeling that those of us who couldn’t be there, were there!!! Congratulations and many, many, many, wonderful and happy years for you and Matthew!ReplyCancel

  • Alina

    wonderful pictures ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Lathrop

    I definitely teared up looking at these. Absolutely stunning. Congratulations Colleen! 💕💕ReplyCancel

  • Nivi

    Photos are stunning! Really captured the joy the bride and groom felt on their special day.ReplyCancel

  • Alexandrea orourke

    These are stunning!! Congrats to you all !! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Jane Swanson

    Beautiful pics! The essence of this couple was captured 🙂 Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Lengyel

    What a beautiful album!! Congrats to the most beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Lynn Steele

    Colleen you look stunning. I hope your day wasn’t as perfect as it looks! Love and happiness to you and your groom!ReplyCancel

  • Elisa Rager

    Stunning! Barn weddings are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Warren Nolan Jr.

    Wow Collean! This images are ABSOLUTLY Stunning my Love! Such a perfect representation of such a beautiful soul! Congratulations to both you and Matthew! Btw I love Matthew’s tie!!! Just a beautiful moment in time captured by some amazing shots!ReplyCancel

  • Tim

    These photographers knew what they were doing! They captured the beautiful bride and studly groom! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Congratulations!! Looks absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie miller

    Gorgeous wedding…gorgeous couples….gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Nicola

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! Gorgeous couple:) wishing you so much happiness xxReplyCancel

  • Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Abhalter

    Wonderful photos of your wedding.ReplyCancel

  • petra mote

    these are great pictures you did a great jobReplyCancel

  • Samantha Rascle

    These are beautiful! So glad you had the perfect day Mrs. Cooke!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Such a beautiful wedding! Congratulations!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Lehman

    What a beautiful and special day! What amazing photos! So happy for you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Mcdowell

    Your pictures are beautiful! Of course it helps to have beautiful subjects to photograph. You created memories in these photos that they will cherish forever!ReplyCancel

  • Brandon

    So beautiful! I’m crying!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Howren

    You were a STUNNING bride, Collean!!!ReplyCancel

  • Josh

    Congrats to you both!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Beyond gorgeous pictures.. bride and groom look spectacular! Congratulations guys 😀ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Dream wedding! So happy for you guys. The photos came out lovely! Love y’all!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Peters


  • JoAnne Lengyel

    Absolutely stunning pics!! Great photography and a beautiful couple!!ReplyCancel

  • Keri Tindell

    These pictures are absolutely stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren eaton

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Ray

    These are so good!ReplyCancel

  • Kat

    JESUS THESE PICTURES ARE STUNNING. Collean you little angel!!!!! Congratulations! Super models.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen

    Such a beautiful wedding! And so beautifully shot! Congrats to the Cookes!ReplyCancel

  • Missy

    Beautiful pics!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Troost

    Beautiful pictures of a Beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Bowne

    The wedding was gorgeous, and the photos captured it beautifully! Congratulations, Collean and Matthew!! I pray that God will continue to bless you with love and happiness!ReplyCancel

  • Matthew

    Wow. This looks like the best wedding. And I bet the groom has an amazing name!!! Y’all look beautiful together and your wedding is stunningReplyCancel

  • Alyssa

    Absolutely breathtaking.ReplyCancel

  • This is so beautiful. Looks like a fairytale! Congratulations to you both!!ReplyCancel

  • Bianca

    Wow, these pictures make the moment even more magical and memorable!ReplyCancel

  • Austin

    Wow some truly unique and beautiful photos! This is a talented crew!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Lesendric

    What a beautiful wedding! Colleen you were simple stunning! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Sydney klein

    Absolutly stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Cooke

    The most beautiful pictures!!! All of them need a frame 😍😍xxxReplyCancel

  • Eulaliah Teague

    these are fabulous !!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra

    Such a beautiful wedding and what an amazing capturing of the event!!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Bosch

    Absolutely stunning!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    So beautiful!! What a gorgeous wedding! Congrats <3ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Gibson

    Beautiful night, couple, and photos! XoxoReplyCancel

  • Oh my WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous photos and couple <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Rosoff

    SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!!! I’m so happy for you two! What a darling wedding!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tami Gallagher

    Absolutely the BEST wedding photographers on the planet!!!ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      <3 <3 <3 and YOU looked so beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Denee lortz

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie lucas

    Fantastic wedding photographer captured lots of beautiful photos which told the story of your wedding to those who couldn’t make it. Thank you xxxReplyCancel

  • Steve lucas

    Stunning wedding photos . Beautiful setting all captured to tell the story of your weddingReplyCancel

  • Absolutely gorgeous wedding! Love the ceremony backdrop!ReplyCancel

  • What beautiful images! You captured their emotions and feelings so wonderfully.ReplyCancel

Being engaged and preparing for marriage are such sweet milestones in life! We always talk about how much fun it is to be a part of them… so naturally we were thrilled when we got the email from Michael and the details about his proposal! We were nervous leading up to the day because it was […]

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We were so excited when Abi contacted us about photographing maternity photos for her and her husband, John. The summers are quickly filled with family sessions, so maternity photos in Rosemary Beach, Florida is just a dream, really! We first met behind the Post Office and quickly got to know each other. We do admit […]

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  • What a beautiful shoot – mamma looks absolutely gorgeousReplyCancel

  • I love her dress!! Beautiful photos, makes me wish I lived near a beach (for the thousandth time in life) 😉ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Thank you!! She’s stunning!ReplyCancel

You may remember this beautiful family from the maternity session we did in August. Even more recent than that, we got to be a part of their Fresh48 session which was SO special that they’d allow us to be in the room for such special moments.  These are some of our dearest friends. Meet the […]

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  • Such a beautiful session of a beautiful family! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • These tones are gorgeous! What a sweet family!!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, these are so lovely! You’re right, such a gorgeous location. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely GORGEOUS!! The light, the tones, the family….just perfect!!ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      oh GIRL. Don’t even get me started. Just looked at your website. LOVE your work!!ReplyCancel

  • I love each and every image! I love how bright and happy they are all too!ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      your work is SO gorgeous! I just checked it out!ReplyCancel

  • Such an amazing session! The light is to die for and WHAT A CUTE little munchkin <3ReplyCancel

  • OH MY GOODNESS!!! He is just absolutely adorable. Such a beautiful home and little boy!ReplyCancel

    • lilyandsparrowphoto@gmail.com

      Thank you, Laura! He is adorable for sure!ReplyCancel

If you missed last week’s post on National Adoption Awareness Month, we began a project for families who have adopted / in the process of adoption. We know that with adoption comes challenges, as well as financial stress. Family photos are yet another cost, and is typically a reason why most don’t get them taken […]

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It’s National Adoption Awareness Month….so what? “The deepest and strongest foundation of adoption is located not in the act of humans adopting humans, but in God adopting humans. And this act is not part of his ordinary providence in the world; it is at the heart of the gospel. Galatians 4:4-5 is as central a gospel statement […]

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The Davis Family It was a windy and cloudy Tuesday, but it wasn’t going to stop this sweet family from having a good time during their family photos! Amanda is a wedding + lifestyle photographer…which naturally makes us nervous that she asked us to photograph her precious family! It was so fun meeting them and […]

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