Whitestone Country Inn is gorgeous. End of story.
If you know me, you know I love classic architecture. I also love light and airy photos. I also love anything to do around the water. So obviously Whitestone Country Inn is a favorite venue of mine, because it combines all three of those things into one!
When Sarah’s mother approached me about doing bridal photos there, I was 100% on board!
The drive to Whitestone Country Inn was long, but pleasant and SO worth it!
Though we stayed outside for most of the shoot, we did venture inside for a few more posed portraits. I was amazed at how beautifully the soft color palettes of the rooms enhanced Sarah’s complexion and skin tones. The foyer was light-filled and the dramatic staircase made a gorgeous setting for bridal portraits.
Sarah, a ballerina since childhood, gracefully moved on the dance floor inside, her beautiful Oleg Cassini gown moved so elegantly.
I do not usually play music during shoots, but I felt the setting screamed out for beautiful music. I played Josh Groban’s song “So She Dances” so fitting for the moment.
We went outside and enjoyed the East Tennessee breeze coming up over the Watts Bar lake. The peaceful feeling you get from being on the grounds at Whitestone Country Inn does more for you than any spa could. It’s a gently, unassuming calm that comes over you. The sounds of the birds swooping over the lake, the gentle breezes blowing off the lake and through the air, up the hill to you.
The staff were so kind to us during our shoot. Even the fellow mowing the grass was courteous and made sure we did not have grass blowing our way.
I thoroughly enjoyed our session together at Whitestone Country Inn. I hope to return there many more times for such beautiful sessions and weddings!