I started my photography business in 2020 as a way to reconnect with people during the Covid-19 pandemic. What I didn't realize then was how I would fall in love with creating warm, welcoming art featuring incredible people that eventually turned into dear friends. Now, I've documented over 3 years worth of weddings, elopements, and timeless love stories. With purpose, on purpose. And most importantly, for YOU.
90% of my couples begin our time together by telling me they're awkward in front of the camera or hate having their picture taken. by the end of the day, they are FULL of smiles, laughter, and joy with a camera full of authentic, dreamy moments. making YOU feel worthy and loved is just one of my intentions in this industry. this experience is made for you and about you.
When I'm not traveling the world with a camera in my hand, I can be located at the nearest dog park with my fiance and our 10-month puppy Maple!
As I stated above, a lot of my couples start out our time together by explaining their feelings of awkwardness in front of the camera. Understandable, right? Sometimes, it can be really intimidating to be your most vulnerable, authentic selves in front of a lens that will hold this lifelong gift! Plus, a person you may not know too much about.
I'm not here to just show up. As a wedding + elopement photographer, a friend, and a fellow human being, my goal is to provide you with an ALL-INCLUSIVE, WELCOMING experience that brings out the best in you. Right at the get-go, I fully put myself out there to build a trustworthy relationship with you, just as you're doing with me. My mission is to be a calming presence, so you can be FULLY present on one of the fastest, most memorable days of your life. When I become your photographer, I also become your hype woman, lending hand, fellow traveler, gift giver, and most importantly, a dear friend by the end of it. Just like your timeless photos, our relationship is one you can always rely on.
WHAT INSPIRES ME
BEHIND THE LENS
MY FAV THINGS
The beauty of being a destination wedding + elopement photographer based in Tennessee is that every wedding and elopement I photograph is unique. No matter if I'm traveling to a new state or driving to the same venue I was at last week, every authentic love story is different. And I love that about this job. I love listening about the heavenly love you share with your person and everything that makes your day (the details, people, setting, everything!!) completely YOU.
With that said, I want to ensure that your day is captured as authentically as possible, while providing that dreamy, warm, timeless aspect through my work. What inspires me to stay in this industry is you. I want to provide you with a photographer, a person, and an all-inclusive experience that aligns with your values.
My couples always describe their time with me as "a calming presence," and my time with you will be no different, while providing you with a lifelong gift.
“Every heavenly love story is different than the last, and this ignites my purpose to capture dreamy, warm, and authentic moments all over again.”
Before your wedding day begins, we'll take the time to sit down (virtually or in-person), maybe grab some coffee, and create a custom timeline/shot list that best meets your vision. While covering the details, we'll also take a moment to celebrate the fact that you're GETTING MARRIED AH!
Fast forward to the day of. I'll show up with my friend Stanley (jk it's just my water bottle) with all the fun energy. I'll grab some photos of the dress and details, then photograph some individual getting ready moments of you and your person. Then we'll POP the champagne, have a dance PARTYYY, and create some dreamy MAGIC. And I mean it. I won't miss one moment that could diminish in seconds. Throughout the day, I'll be your calming presence, incorporating candids and poses with movement so you can truly stand the test of time with your person.
Ceremony, cocktail hour, sunset photos, then the reception. It's already time for the final exit?? Don't you worry (and this is my FAVORITE PART). Not only have I captured some behind the scenes for you, but you'll receive several polaroids that you can take home with you the night of. That way, as you wait for your 24-hour sneak peaks and full gallery, you can hold on tight to those dreamy, authentic moments and relive the day away.
"Whether the heat is beaming down on us or the storm clouds are in sight, I'll be here to guide you through it all. So you can celebrate, no matter what's coming our way."
Now that you've gotten to know me on a business level, let me introduce the REAL Natalie Van Noy. Just kidding, my couples already know that I am talkative and goofy as all can get at. On a real note though, I believe it's just as important for you to know me as I get to know you!
First things first, I was born and raised in TN. When I'm not behind the camera, I'm usually at the dog park with my sweet little family. My fiance Skyler and I met in college through swimming, and we moved to Nashville as I continued my education and Skyler settled down with a job of his own. Recently, we added the newest member to our family. Maple is our sweet baby girl, a lab retriever puppy that we adopted in October that's FULL of personality!
Besides strawberries picnics outside and the pool, I LOVE traveling to new places. I've been to 9 different countries, as well as Aruba and the Bahamas. I have a whole
That’s a little sneak peek into my life and a few of my favorite things. No matter who and where we are, we’re all souls wandering this heavenly earth. No story is one and the same. And that’s why I LOVE documenting love stories (and hopefully yours too!)!
I had the most wonderful experience for working with Natalie! Not only did she start our working relationship with giving wonderful suggestions for photos, but for the day of, she made us feel heard, understood, and so comfortable! Our engagement photos are everything we could’ve hoped for and more!!