Mississippi State

Tyler and Elizabeth | Wedding by Blake McCollum

Getting to meet new people and be a part of the special moments in their life is an amazing thing to be a part of. Getting to do the same thing for friends I have had for years makes it just a bit more special. I've known Elizabeth since community college and Tyler since my transfer to Mississippi State (where they met and became engaged) and they showed that in their engagement session as well as their wedding day. Glad I was able to not only be there to photograph, but to celebrate with these really cool people. 

Dress: The Bride and Groom
Florist: Uptown Lily
Photographer: Blake McCollum Photography
Venue The Mississippi State University Chapel & Hotel Chester
Cakes: Creative Cakes 
Catering: Hotel Chester


David and Megan | Wedding by Blake McCollum

Some people are just meant to be from day 1. This is one of those couples. David and Megan have been dating since their first date in 2006 (more information on that from their engagement session). After many years, a long distance relationship, and even moving states to be with each other, Megan and David are happier than ever and now officially married.

As a photographer I am lucky enough to get to meet a lot of people. I would call myself a people person so I highly enjoy interacting and getting to know everybody I photograph. I get to spend hours with people on some of the most important days of their lives. Megan and David, along with their family, have made that so much fun and made me feel like part of the fam. Dinner with Megan and her mom, chatting for hours, exploring Starkville for their engagement session, frantically searching for an animal rehabilitation facility for an injured hawk I once found, picking Megan's mind about the perfect cruise..... and finally deciding she's planning a cruise for me, to getting invited to their crawfish boil rehearsal dinner.. Everybody had welcomed Joyce and myself in like they had known us for years.

Random fact: A large majority of the people that were rehearsal dinner are from Ohio. They don't really eat crawfish in Ohio.... so there was a big learning curve for a majority of the visitors but they ended up loving it.  For those of you who traveled down to Mississippi and enjoyed the food.... This link is for you.) 

Glad to see this amazing couple start a new chapter in their life that started way back in 2006. I couldn't have asked for a more awesome group of people to work with that I am lucky enough to now call friends. 

Tyler and Elizabeth by Blake McCollum

When a couple meet, date, get engaged, go to college, and then plan to get married in a city that they love, what better place for their engagement session than the city of Starkville, Mississippi. I have known these two for years now and went to college with both of them. It was a warm afternoon spent laughing, catching up, and reminiscing on days past. Excited to be a part of this good looking couple's big day coming up soon. And Hail State! (I feel like they would approve of me saying that.) 

Thanks to  Bin 612  for letting us shoot in and around their restaurant. Great food, great drinks, great night life! 

Thanks to Bin 612 for letting us shoot in and around their restaurant. Great food, great drinks, great night life!