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Brad and Jen of Q Avenue Photo are a dynamic couple who began shooting weddings together even before they were were engaged. Now married & enjoying being homeowners, the couple decided to host an early Thanksgiving gathering, complete with custom invitations, lovely decor & local eats. Turning to Lauren Ledbetter for assistance planning the event, her attention to detail and vision for styling helped create a warm and inviting atmosphere in Brad and Jen’s backyard.

In addition to photography, Brad and Jen share a love for decorating their home with furniture they craft together, and from this shared hobby, the idea for a

“friendsgiving” was birthed. “About a year ago, we had a dream to build tables.  Not just to contribute to our new home, but to eat meals over, to tell stories around, and to gather people together. Like each of the boards that we crafted into place from a different pallet, none of the friends we brought to the table knew one another. Different people, different stories, all coming together for the purpose of giving thanks. The night was an intersection of journeys. People entered the table as strangers and left as friends. It was truly beautiful.” 

Photos from their enchanting gathering were processed using VSCO Film™ 02