are sentimental about their family heirlooms
have a deep love for their alma mater & both or 1 is often in a sorority or fraternity
are best friends & love to spend time together either cuddled up on the couch watching their favorite tv show or playing a game
enjoy trying new foods together
LOVE TO TRAVEL TO NEW DESTINATIONS & EXPLORE TOGETHER BUT ALWAYS CHERISH a nostalgic trip to DISNEY
Are excited to have a fun wedding celebrating their union with their family & friends.
Want a photographer that is more like a friend, not a hired vendor.
Are enthusiastic about their wedding photography & want someone who is equally as excited to capture their wedding day.
Plan their details around the things they like & their love story.
Want to set aside time throughout the day for photos of the two of them - their first look, sunset photos, & night photos!
It's your wedding day, you should not be limited or stressed by choosing 4, 6, or 8 hours of coverage. That is why we include complimentary full wedding day coverage in every collection. When you save your date on our calendar, we reserve the entire day exclusively for you! We will be with you during your bridal prep with your bridesmaids, for pre-ceremony photos, during your vows, and on into the reception.
We believe that no two weddings are the same & you have the right to create your own wedding package to fit every wedding size and every budget. In addition to full wedding coverage, all of our collections also include complimentary hand-edited retouching on all of your photos. You will design your personal collection with the additional options of bridal sessions, a 2nd photographer, videography, rehearsal coverage, canvas, prints, albums and more!
We are incredibly flexible with payments on your photography package. We remember from our own wedding what it was like to budget to make your day perfect; that is why we are happy to offer payment plan options including monthly installments. With your contract we require a $1000 retainer to hold your date, with the balance due 30 days before the wedding.
Should you like any guidance while planning your day we are just one quick call or message away! We will assist you with choosing your ceremony time based on the best lighting, your family photo pairings, & reception timing such as the best time to have your first dance, when to cut the cake, & special moments & photos with your sorority & fraternity!
We work with the most incredible professional vendors in Nashville and are happy to provide our couples with our exclusive list of wedding professionals throughout Middle Tennessee that are guaranteed to impress your guests and make your trip down the aisle all the more relaxed and fun.
We are so excited to provide you with your first heirlooms as a new family! Not only will you receive all of your wedding photos on a custom USB with a print release, we can also design & create your beautiful Heirloom Wedding Album! Family is also able to create their own albums & heirloom prints. We encourage you to print & cherish all of your wedding photographs to remember the day of your union.
One of the blessings of meeting new couples is that we are constantly welcoming new friends into our lives. We truly love getting to know you both, your likes & dislikes, your favorite movies, and such. It's crazy to say, but on your wedding day, you will spend more time with your wedding photographer than you will anyone else. It's important that you have a friend by your side to help you during the course of the day who is there for whatever you need.
Within the planning process we help you to create your photography timeline. We design your timeline to include numerous opportunities for photos together. We set aside time for your first look, should you choose to have one, sunset photos, & twilight night portraits - which are always among our couples' favorites!
All the planning in the world can go into a wedding day, but no matter what little things can pop up that can't be planned for.; such as rain, snow, extreme heat. We've seen and experienced plenty on a wedding day and know exactly what to do to help you navigate through the changes. Don't panic - we're here to help!
Currently booking 2017-2018 Weddings. With a limited number of proposals, engagements and anniversary sessions.
Special pricing for elopements available upon request.
- mahlia as your lead photographer -
- USB WITH PRINT RELEASE -
- Online Gallery -
- Timeline Planning -
- HAND-EDIt PROFESSIONAL PROCESSING -
- NO LIMITS ON PHOTOS -
COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $2000
Weddings are a day of celebration and we love capturing the joy & happiness! Laughter filled portraits are so heart-warming and tell the story of the day. One of our favorite moments include the recessional after your vows are exchanged!
Our couples love the candid, authentic nature of our style. Each of our couples is unique & we treat their portrait time accordingly by offering guidance as needed with direction of posing & emotions such as adoration, drama, & tenderness.
Your wedding photos will reflect the same vibrant colors of your wedding day. Your bridesmaids dresses will be just as you remember, your flowers the same cheerful color, the sun radiating luminously through the trees during sunset.
We don't charge you hourly fees, we are there for your full coverage on the wedding day.
How long are you there on the wedding day?
Yes! We offer discounts to active & retired military, servicemen and women,
Disney Cast Members, & Alpha Omicron Pi sorority sisters.
Do you offer any discounts?
Absolutely! Most of our couples do!
Can we add a 2nd Photographer?
We sure do! And it's pretty awesome!! Wedding guests love it!
Do you have a photobooth?
We have had the pleasure of photographing at so many incredible venues over the years. It is not at all uncommon for us to be at a new church or venue. Especially for destination weddings!
You haven't done a wedding at my venue, is that ok?
You bet we do! Our bags are already packed, where are we headed?
Speaking of destination weddings... do you travel?
Yep! We offer several designs and styles.
Can I print my Save the Dates and Invitations with you?
We specialize in Couples Photography so we primarily focus on Weddings, Proposals, Engagements, & Anniversaries & Bridal Sessions. But, we know some awesome family,
maternity & newborn photographers we would love to share with you!
Do you photograph anything else?
Yes! Absolutely! It's important to us as a business that we protect ourselves, our camera equipment, and our clients. Safety first! We are happy to provide this to your venue upon request.
Do you have liability insurance?
"You two were shining stars on our day. Pat, I heard how you took Michael aside and spoke with him for a while, taking him out of a strained situation - amazing. Mahlia, you were so patient during the hot pictures, thank you for keeping calm in that darn heat and always smiling. You guys were more than incredible and I do not have enough words to thank you for everything you did. Thank you for making this the event of our lives."
"Thank you for being such an integral part of our special day! You were a joy to work with! We look forward to sharing the rest of our love story at our anniversary session!"
"Pat & Mahlia provided us with attention, support, & understanding. I never felt like I couldn't count on them & felt comfortable all along the way! I would recommend them to anyone looking to have an amazing experience & photography sure to impress all."
"You guys are AWESOME! You were so flexible with the rain & made the day perfect. Thank you sooo much for everything.. above & beyond!"
"Y'all are so precious and AMAZINGLY TALENTED! We are beyond blessed to have had y'all as a part of our special day and couldn't have asked for more! Thank y'all again for everything, seriously!!!! We couldn't have done it without y'all!"
"Fantastic. I could not say enough for how much they have done for us over the course of the year that we planned our wedding. Incredibly helpful, professional, and all we wanted for our big day. Loved them so much!"
"We were so grateful to find such a great team to capture our wedding memories. We appreciate how easy you both were to work with & we would recommend you to anyone."
"Ivory Door Studio was amazing to work with. Pat and Mahlia are very professional and easy to work with. They take wonderful photos and make the process easy and fun. They have ideas and also listen to what you want as well. We have received so many compliments on our photos. It was an honor to work with them."
How the process works is an absolute breeze! When you first contact us we'll be in touch with more information, details & find a time to have you come into our home studio. We'll meet with y'all, chat about life, show you more of our work, and answer any of your questions. It's a fun time to connect in a relaxed setting. Our couples love that our Wedding Collections are able to be entirely customized to them and their needs; we will discuss your options and help you create your dream wedding coverage.
Once you book us for your date we get to work setting up a time for your Engagement Session and help you choose a location and outfits. We're here for you as much as you need! Engagement Sessions rock! We get together, hang out, have fun, and tell your love story in photos. They are a perfect opportunity for you to get a sneak peek into exactly what it will be like working with us on your wedding day.
Throughout the planning process we will help you with all sorts of things including creating your Wedding Day Photography Timeline to help ensure the day runs smoothly for y'all. There's a whole lot more awesomeness rolled throughout the months and then the best day ever finally arrives -- The Wedding Day!!! Woohoo!!
Everyone has an amazing time, y'all say I Do, party the night away & we capture your memories. Once we deliver your Wedding Collection you are able to come into our studio and select professional quality prints, canvases, & design your Wedding Album.
Then, on your annual anniversary we can reconnect and do Anniversary Photos.