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This is the most beautifully, helpful & inspiring DIY books (or any other medium for that matter) I have ever seen.  This is the first book I have ever photographed.  I will tell you I was in awe of the whole process from start to finish.

This book was a gift to me…

At the end of 2015, I said to the Lord “ok what’s next??”.  I had been shooting weddings & portraits (and a few commercial projects) for 10+ years and I was desiring a new inspiration.  Something fresh.  Something creative. Something… I really didn’t even know what to ask for.  Not long after I expressed that desire to God, I received an email from Courtney telling me she was starting her 4th book and wondered if I’d photograph it.  I cannot express the JOY I felt through the entire process.  This book has brought as much color to my life as can be found in its’ pages.  As much flavor to my life as can be found in its’ recipes.  As much celebration in my life as can be found in each party.

I know we will never know how many parties are inspired by this book, how many celebrations are creatively hosted, or how many conversations & friendships deepened by this book encouraging more hospitality.  But the idea of more laughter, good food & celebrations thrills me to no end.  I thank the Lord for this gift to me & pray it brings joy to all that receive it.  We would love to celebrate with all of you at any of the Pizzazzerie book signings!  More info on cities & date of Courtney’s book tour can be found HERE

In celebration of the BOOK LAUNCH, from now until Friday, Aug 11th @ 3pm you can ENTER TO WIN a copy from me of Pizzazzerie “Entertain In Style”.

To Enter:  FOLLOW Evin Photography on Instagram or Facebook & TAG 3 FRIENDS in the comments of the Book Giveaway post that you think would love this book!!  That’s it!!


From Spring to Fall of 2016 I had the JOY of photographing Courtney Whitmore’s 4th book – “PIZZAZZERIE: Entertain In Style“, with forward by Tori Spelling!  Now here we are mid 2017, and it’s debuting as the #1 New Release in Event Planning on Amazon — you’ll soon find it in stores on August 8th!!  

PIZZAZZERIE: Entertain In Style is the ultimate entertaining book.  Follow one party to a tee, or mix-and-match elements to create a unique affair all your own. Courtney provides how-to instructions for more than a dozen occasions (from simple backyard gatherings to special celebrations), each complemented with full tablescape details; decor tips; and recipes for each party covering appetizers, desserts, and drinks.

Absolute beginner hosts will find tons of tips and how-tos, as they’re walked through practical steps to creating fabulous parties on a realistic budget. The seasoned host will discover unique details and new recipes to enhance their tablescapes all year long.

I would LOVE for you pop-by our Book Launch Party August 17th @ 5:30-7:30pm hosted at Draper James in Nashville!  {Please RSVP} Courtney will also continue her book tour to Atlanta, Lexington, Houston, & Dallas!  Follow along & share your pics from the book tour by using the hashtag #pizzazzeriebook. Pizzazzerie Book tour dates for all cities have JUST been announced HERE!

Can’t WAIT for you all to celebrate your own creative parties & sweet memories that this book will inspire!

XOXO – Evin


I’m party preppin’ this week for, my youngest, Leyton’s 4th Birthday!  His birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day and although I didn’t ever plan on going with a St. Patrick’s Day theme…ever… when I thought of a 4 year-old having a 4 leaf clover birthday party starting at 4 o’clock, I couldn’t resist!!  We always have some much fun together planning, prepping & partying.  Can’t wait to celebrate with our friends & family!

There are so many amazing vendors in Nashville. Here are some of our favorites!

Wedding Coordinators


Big Events

Jenni Rodgers

Firefly Events

Féte Nashville

Social Ambitions Events

Makeup Artist

Elizabeth Warner

Jared Keys

Seamstress / Alterations

Tanya Grabbe | Cell: (615)944-9390 |

Cakes & Cookies

Kay Mc Confections


Chef’s Market

Chef Penelope

Loveless Cafe


Dallas Wilson

Justin Kelly


Beth Krehbiel

A Village of Flowers


Snyder Entertainment


12th South Band

Downtown Band