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  • Tracye's Photography | Jackson TN Wedding Photographer

    Hi! I'm Tracye Pulliam and I want to share a little about me with you today. I am a photographer in Jackson, TN. If you don't know where that is, it's between Nashville and Memphis. I went to photography school at Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts and came back to be close to friends and family as I opened my business in 2001.

    Fast forward to now and I live in Jackson with my husband, Adam, and our two kids Elliot and Adelyn. I enjoy taking family and children's portraits but I specialize in weddings because I LOVE spending this day with people. I love getting to go through the journey of their engagement session and then help them plan the layout of their day so that it will be fun and relaxing. It's great capturing everyone love on them and watch them throughout the day and to save the interaction as they all celebrate together. It's just a wonderful and special thing to get invited into.

    Narrowing down my favorite wedding is an incredibly hard thing for me. There are moments and details about each one that I really like. I have had some of the best couples I could ask for over the past few years and of course the couple makes the wedding. So even though I was asked for my favorite, let's just say this is one of my favorites.

    Meet Jeremy and Lauren. They spoke on the phone randomly through a mutual connection years before meeting. They met years later and then started dating even later. They are a wonderful support to each other. I really enjoyed watching them together as the day went on and how they worked together as a team. They also had a wonderful group of friends.

    The wedding was at Twin Oaks, a historic home in Humboldt, TN. A lot of work has been done to it to restore it and to make it a great venue for couples. It's a gorgeous place for a wedding.


  • Legacy

    Legacy: Where does it begin ?

    Growing up in a middle class, all American family I had it all: A house, clothes, food and loving parents. Sibling rivalry was a thing of the day and seeing who could make it to the bathroom first was a never ending fight! Oh, the days of childhood! I think we can all relate to this in one way or another. Possibly the thought of hitting your sibling on the head with a frying pan maybe once or twice!



    Life always seemed so simple and smooth, but not every day would be the same. When I was 13 I lost my mother to cancer, 7 years later my brother and 6 years ago, this last July, my father . Now I don't speak this with a heart of “please feel an abundance of sympathy for me”, but a simple understanding of where I came from. We all have our past and our futures and what we see and know are always two different things .

     My pain was my perseverance.

    My life took a drastic turn from how I was raised but I moved forward and found something that gave me great passion and joy. It gave a love for myself and life when everything seemed lost and hopeless.

    Portraits, oh the tangled web we weave, with never wanting to be in front of the cameras (mom speaking to you here ,and others.)


    Legacy begins with you !

     Do you know what a legacy is?

    Legacy means everlasting, undying, never ending, forever and always.

    This is why I do what I love and love what I do. My heart skips a beat with the click of my shutter, the soft winds whistling through the hair of my clients and the smiles and tears of the joy each portrait brings. Running through fields, catching the dreams that form with that little spark in the child's eyes . Watching the world fall madly in love with your story shared through a sequence of images collected on my heart as I walk through your journey with you. My passion for this is legacy, my portraits are legacy and my love for your story is legacy.


    All my sessions are filled to the brim with creation , love , passion and color !

    Each session grants me the gift to see the world through my clients eyes.

    Its emotionally, physically, spiritual, and mentally wholesome .

    Each booking is a journey I share in, never knowing just what we will get. I guarantee one thing what we will capture will be nothing less than forever and always .



  • An Isle of Wight Wedding

    My name is Jason Swain, I consider myself very lucky to be able to say that I live and work as a full time professional photographer on the beautiful Isle of Wight, and that I love my job.

    I’ve been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. Initially I used photography as a tool to gather information to support my love of painting and work as an artist. Then, over the years, I grew to appreciate it as an art form in its own right, and I gradually became hooked. It was a little over 11 years ago when I decided to also make my passion my livelihood, and took the leap to become a full time professional.

    In that time I’ve shot an incredibly diverse range of subjects, covering everything from major pop festivals and sporting events to stately homes and product launches. I’ve been on TV sets and in cages with monkeys, and of course, I’ve shot a lot of weddings, which is why I’m here today writing this blog.

    For me, weddings are the most demanding of photographic assignments, as well as the most exciting and most fun. You are entrusted with capturing these special moments, and unlike say a commercial shoot, there’s no second chance, no take two. There is only the one “I do” moment, there’s only one "you may kiss the bride” there’s only one “first dance” and whatever the light, whatever the conditions, you’ve got to get the shot, and it's got to be a good one.

    To try and stay at the top of my game and keep fresh, I set myself a limit to the number of wedding bookings I take each year. The hope is that by doing this, I don’t become one-dimensional and by continuing to work as a professional photographer in other fields, I will continue to develop my skills and experience. All of which should hopefully result in better photos for all my clients.

    I think when I started out, my wedding photography style would have been described as natural light / reportage / candid, and even now I still like to take a low profile and catch the candid natural moments that show the real emotions of the day. But often a couple will also look to the wedding photographer to provide the spark and creativity to help create extra special moments, that special sense of occasion, because it’s not just another day, its the BIG day. So as I’ve become more experienced over the years, I’ve become more comfortable with taking the lead, and making sure there’s an interesting and fun set of photos to look back on with a few fun set piece shots alongside the candids.

    I’ve chosen a very recent wedding (September 2017) to take a look at here, as Jonny and Sally’s wedding was everything I love about the occasion. As a couple they couldn’t have been more happy and smiley and photogenic. The friends and family were super helpful, the location of church and reception was perfect, and the Isle of Wight itself as a backdrop was on top form on a splendid late summer's day.

    We created a couple of fun scenes with both the bride's party and the groomsmen, and I instigated a bit of competition for the best shot between them.  Using the vintage bridal car (an old Austin) as a prop, we tried for an untouchables / peeky blinders / goodfellas pastiche with the gents (only slightly spoilt by the groom who couldn’t stop smiling). Then with the additional borrowing of a few instruments from the band for the ladies, they performed an acapella version of ‘Caravan of love’ to get some real animation and life into theirs.

    But it’s the clifftop shots with just the bride and groom that I really love. Taken at Whale Chine, and looking back along the South West coast of the island, standing there arm-in-arm with the world at their feet, I love how it symbolizes the life they have ahead of them, a life full of possibilities.

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