During thirty eight years of photographing Weddings across the Mid-South, I fell completely in love with the whole event.  Each loving and excited couple, all the family and friends, with their hearts involved were fun to watch & photograph. I also have a huge admiration for all of the talented Professionals in the Memphis area who specialize in putting these fabulous events together and make it happen at a particular place and time. I certainly learned the value of hiring a Professional when one wants a job well done and a person with the expertise to handle on the spot, unexpected surprises. I watched people use their gifts to the best of their abilities. This also included the Bride, Groom and family to come up with their most creative selves.  This was like watching a Broadway production, sometimes off Broadway. Everything was planned, specificity for those families, friends, and group of people who will never gather together again. So to say I fell in love with the whole affair is an understatement!

Those experiences coupled with my adoration for antiques. full of artistic details, caused me to begin to look for Vintage Wedding Pictures.  It didn't take long for that to become an obsession and passion. I have ended up with hundreds of Wedding pictures from the Mid 1800, just as Photography was born until current times.  I believe my collection is valuable, interesting and includes so very much about fashion that it must be shared for others to appreciate. There really are so many pictures that tell a thousand words and I wish I knew every name and story that goes with each face. I have poured over several for so long I'm sure I know some of the stories and personalities.
I hope you will as well.  


There will be a link here as soon as it is on Amazon and at Novel for sale.
Also be watching for a Book signing
at Novel. 
 Thank you, Jan

A new book is being published and due to be released, winter of 2021.

A Pictorial

History of
Wedding Photography

History of
Wedding Photography

You will be able to get a view of how we have changed since 1856. That is the date of the first wedding image. Even Queen Victoria regretted not having photographs of their elaborate event. So twenty years later they recreated it all so they could have Wedding Pictures!

You will be able to get a view of how we have changed since 1856. That is the date of the first wedding image. Even Queen Victoria regretted not having photographs of their elaborate event. So twenty years later they recreated it all so they could have Wedding Pictures!

During