What is The Collection

The Collection is a new name, but not a new face to wedding photography. Each photographer, hand picked by owners Peter & Whitney Carlson, are held to the highest degree of perfection.

The collection exists to bring superior images, along with trusted service, to the discerning bride.  When working with a photographer from The Collection, you can trust you will receive excellence in service and the highest quality for your investment.

The Collection is not a co-operative of photographers, but one trusted photography studio supplying a variety of creative and artistic photographers.

All photography coverage includes 2 photographers. We dedicate the day to you so your photographer of choice will only photograph your wedding on your wedding date.


Who is The Collection


Erin Lee

Erin shot her first wedding in 1990, at the age of eight, with her Kodak 110 camera and her guinea pig, Lora, who was dressed like a bride. Her decision to be serious about photography came about 10 years later while she was playing drums for a Chicago-based alternative rock band. She noticed that no one knew how to take photos of a chick-drummer. Erin then spent numerous years photographing musicians in the Chicago area.

Erin also enjoys relaxing outside during the summer with friends, reading books by Brennan Manning, watching The Office, and discovering magical atmospheres. She is sad that LOST has completed. Her guilty pleasure is visiting Opryland Hotel and can’t wait for it to reopen. When Erin is not busy with photography and the mentioned activities, she is still rocking out as the Marketing Director for a music–based advertising and sponsorship company.

Jessica Layne

Jessica has been photographing weddings for over 2 years now, and has had a considerable amount of training over the years from her older sister Whitney Carlson of Dove Wedding Photography.

Jessica lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Alex and 120pound black labrador Triton. She is a 6th grade school teacher that loves the outdoors. When she is not teaching or photographing, she spends her time with her husband hiking, rafting, camping, and watching LOST marathons.

Sarah Richmond
Quite literally a small town girl, born and raised just south of Detroit, since her childhood Sarah has had an inherit love for a simple story and 80′s power ballads. Photographing moments in the lives of her clients over the past two years Sarah has discovered renewed inspiration to capture the beauty in the simplest of lifes details.

These days Sarah lives in Franklin, TN with her best friend/husband Rob and their ridiculously entertaining children- none of whom share in her appreciation for an epic love song. When not busy photographing, Sarah and family love spending time together at the beach, reading good books, and most importantly eating large amounts of chocolate ice cream.