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Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.

Engagement :: Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged! Knoxville Wedding Photography


I met Jonathan and Brooke a few weeks ago when they came to my home/office for their wedding consultation. I knew right away that they were really special. I can't exactly say that it was something specific - their cute style, their friendliness, their attention to the little things - it was all of that and something else.

When Brooke began to describe the process of planning their wedding she got teary eyed. Much like the way they have fallen in love with each other ... the plans for their wedding have been easy. Easy!?! So rarely do I meet with brides-to-be who tell me how easy everything has been. I always hear about the difficulty ... the stress ... the details that just won't work out. But for Brooke and Jonathan a different story all together. Out of the clear blue sky things have just simply fallen into place. And any component that has come as an obstacle they simply said no and went another direction. Sure enough everything has come together and their wedding this June is going to be nothing short of beautiful.

My favorite thing was that Brooke compared this easy planning to her relationship with Jonathan: how they met, how they fell in love, how from the very beginning its been so easy. I have always heard it said that relationships are hard and making them work is hard. But after the past year of my life I couldn't agree less with that statement. Being in love is really good and I believe that it should be easy. Its not always perfect but it shouldn't be a constant struggle.

Maybe I am getting too personal. But I don't mind. I love my work and it is very personal to me. I think I am a better photographer because I make what I do personal and I relate to my clients and their experiences. I loved meeting with Brooke and Jonathan. I knew that we were a good match. They are wildly, madly, perfectly in love with each other. And I can relate to how they feel. I am so happy that I can do that!

Also I'd like to mention that Jonathan and Brooke are performers. They currently work at Dollywood and they are incredibly talented and have personalities as big as the sun. I definitely wanted to bring that out in their session. I also wanted to showcase the tender truth of their love relationship. Something that I am going to focus on more this year is bringing more individuality to people's sessions. I think you'll agree when you see these images that it was definitely a success with these two.


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Location: The Ramsey House

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


The little tea set came from my kitchen ... but it matched them perfectly. The little bunny is a symbol of spring and as Brooke so aptly pointed out "FERTILITY!"

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


They were singing and harmonizing together ... and I was just wandering around enjoying the show!

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


The cards were totally their idea and they were perfect. I didn't really give Brooke any direction and I caught her doing adorable things like this. Actors are SO fun to photograph!

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


The next little set once again just showcases what a pair of characters these two are. I laughed and laughed ...

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


One more talent to the list ... Jonathan also plays a mean harmonica.

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


The engagement ring is a pair of celtic knots (honoring Jonathan's Irish heritage) brought together by a central stone representing God. Beautiful.

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


A third clothing change because they had way too many fun outfits to only pick two.

A tender moment and some back light.

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Nothing is better than four shades of plaid, some cowboy boots, a bunch of weeds and perfect light.

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Just a few more favorites ... because every single one of the images in this post is my favorite. I just can't pick one!

Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Jonathan East and Brooke Cenicola - Engaged!  Knoxville Wedding Photography, Julie Roberts Photography


Brook and Jonathan I love you guys! I am so happy that you are in love and getting married and I am so happy that I get to be a small part of that! I can't wait for your wedding!!!
 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

Your Name
Apr 14, 2010Anonymous
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!! hugs and love to the bride and groom - lucky guy! :)
Amy Fay
Apr 14, 2010Izzy Hudgins
oh my goodness, submit these!!!!! these are so freaking adorable, i want some like this!!!!
Apr 11, 2010Anonymous
Brooke is my cousin and I LOVE all of these pictures!! You captured her personality to the T!! I have not met Jonathan yet but thanks to these photos I got to know him a little bit! Great job!~Jena~
Apr 10, 2010Anonymous
#38 and #82 - my favorites! Great session, Julie.

-Lori
Apr 9, 2010Jonathan
Wow Julie! These pics are amazing. I didn't think Brooke could be any more beautiful than she already is but you have proven me wrong! And you made me look pretty good too!
Hee Hee! That day was so much fun. I can't wait to see what our wedding pictures will be like. Thank you so much.
Apr 9, 2010Brooke
Thank you Julie! I am speechless...and teary eyed... You have no idea how filled with gratitude I am!! You're quite amazing.
Apr 9, 2010Carrie Murphy
I love these pictures. This couple has so much pizazz and character! It doesn't look like you had to do much work on this shoot!
Apr 8, 2010Jennifer
I am Brooke's sister! She told me about your blog a while ago and I've been a fan! I love your photography! I was soooo excited to see these pictures. Absolutely amazing. I miss them so much and these pictures just make me want to cry! (I live in California!) I will be there for the wedding! Thanks for doing such a great job!!
Apr 8, 2010Amy Beth
Those are all so beautiful. I would have a hard time picking just one. What a fun couple. I think you captured that beautifully! I LOVE that last one.
Apr 8, 2010Julie Roberts Blog
Rebekah! Thanks so much for your comment! I hope you guys love your album!!

Kristen ... who was your cousin? Thanks for following and for finally commenting!
Apr 8, 2010Kristen Mabes
Julie, I've been looking at your blog for about a year now ever since you photographed my cousin's wedding and your work is truly inspiring. This session is absolutely adorable and I just loved looking at all the different pictures.
Apr 8, 2010KMabes Photography
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Apr 8, 2010Rebekah
Julie this session is amazing!! I love how much character the pictures have! The ones at the end where they are dressed in white are my favorites, but i love them all!! :)
 

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