honorable mention :: lemonade and lenses :: nashville engagement photographer

In four years of business, I have never once entered any of my work in an actual photography contest. Sure... I've submitted it to blogs and magazines for publication consideration and won awards for various achievements, but I never put my images out there to be judged alongside other amazing photographers' work. Maybe it was the fear of rejection (I'll just go ahead and say it... it was), but today, I am thrilled to be included in a fabulous group of artists awarded Honorable Mention in Lemonade and Lenses April 2014 Cover Contest. I know it's not much, but to me, it was beyond exciting!

Kristin and Read's engagement photos were some of my all-time favorites, and this honor is just as much theirs as mine.

Nashville Engagement Photographer - Glessner Photography

Many thanks to Lexi Vornberg at Lemonade and Lenses for recognizing our work!

featured on le magnifique :: nashville engagement photographer

I am excited and honored to announce that Kristin+Read's Nashville engagement session is featured today on the lovely Le Magnifique blog. Head on over to check out some of their photos,read all about their engagement story, and leave them some love here!

Aren't they just adorable??

Kristin and Read of The Westbound Rangers downtown Nashville engagement session by Glessner Photography

Want to see more? Check out our engagement gallery here.

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closet inspiration :: greensboro engagement photographer

Watching the Academy Awards this past Sunday, I couldn't help but ooh, aah, and ugh over what the celebs were wearing. Angelina sparked enough leg jokes to keep us entertained for the rest of the year, The Help's Octavia Spencer looked stunning in her figure-flattering white gown (and won a much deserved Oscar for her role as Minnie - go on girl), and Emma Stone proved that gingers can look fab in red. In fact, I loved her gown so much, that I've decided to use it as inspiration for today's wardrobe to spice up your engagement photos.

Let's face it... not all to-be-brides are suited for jeans, boots, and blazers. Some of you want NEED more glam in your lives... enter this classy little his+hers frock, which I think would be just lovely for an evening engagement sesh in the city or maybe even in a beautiful hotel lobby.

Red-Carpet Inspired Engagement Look


Red dress, $105
Grey vest
Bridal shoes, $260
H M bracelet, £3.99
Daytrip chain earrings, $9
Banana Republic Soft Wash Textured Stripe Shirt, $60
Gap The Tailored Khaki (Straight Fit), $55
Banana Republic Silk Tattersal Tie, $60
Banana Republic Modern Fedora, $50

Remember to dress for your shape... steer clear of clothing that is too tight or too loose. One reason that I LOVE this red number from Modcloth, one of my favorite online shopping addictions, is that it accentuates the waist, showing off your figure without giving away every curve. Pair it with a great ruffled heel like the one below to elongate the leg and a few statement accessories and you're good to go. Alot of times, we think we'll just put our guy in a button-down shirt and jeans and he's good to go, but don't forget that he looks great with accessories, too! This simple black fedora and plaid tie provide the perfect pop of personality for your man.

Wanna see more? Check out some real-life engagement session style in the gallery.

Engaged? Ready for your close-up? Contact us today to schedule your engagement session!