Abbie & Jacob | Mobile Bay Engagement Portrait Session

Deborah Michelle Photography Mobile Alabama Wedding Photographer

It’s no secret that I love the Gulf Coast. And it’s no secret that I have the absolute best clients.

Abbie & Jacob made my dreams come true when they asked me to capture their love story. Abbie was born & raised in Birmingham, Alabama & Jacob from Cincinnati, Ohio. The University of Mobile brought them together & after just three dates, Jacob knew he had found his future wife.

A year later, Jacob was down on one knee on the Bluff in Fairhope, Alabama asking for Abbie’s hand in marriage. He had the ring & planned to wait for a weekend when all of their friends were in town, but he couldn’t wait.

I am pretty sure I screamed like a little girl when I found out this beautiful girl was engaged. From bible studies to coffee chats, I have grown to adore Abbie & her friendship. And now I get to celebrate her in this exciting season of life.

Deborah Michelle Photography Mobile Alabama Wedding Photographer
Mobile Alabama Wedding Photographer Deborah Michelle Photography
Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Wedding Photographer Mobile, Alabama

Aren’t they absolutely adorable?! Also shout-out to Jacob for looking dapper in his sports-coat in 90+ degrees.

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After our time in downtown Mobile, we headed across the bay to catch the sunset. And let me just tell you, it was worth it.

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See that bench in the background? That’s the spot where Jacob asked Abbie to be his wife!

Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Wedding Photographer Fairhope, Alabama
Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Wedding Photographer Fairhope, Alabama Engagement
Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Wedding Photographer Mobile Bay, Alabama
Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Wedding Photographer Mobile Bay, Alabama

Seriously cannot wait to kick off 2020 with these two!

Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Wedding Photographer Mobile Bay, Alabama

Jen & Stanley | Rotary Trail in the Magic City Engagement Session

Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session Deborah Michelle Photography

Momma always said you’ll “just know” when you meet the right person. And if I’ve learned anything in my 29 years of life, momma is always right.

Jen met Stanley almost two years ago at a local gym in Birmingham, Alabama. It was after their first date at IHOP (brunch dates are the best!) that she just knew. He makes her laugh & takes care of her. After a year of dating, Jen became paralyzed. Stanley never left her side & became her main source of support. It is because of him that she will be able to walk down the aisle on their wedding day.

And girls just remember, listen to your sweet Southern momma. She knows best.

Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session Deborah Michelle Photography
Rotary Trail Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session Deborah Michelle Photography

Love this black & white portrait of these two!

Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session Jen & Stanley

Jen & Stanley both love their universities & love sports, all of them. So for the second half of their engagement session, we decided to highlight those two passions. I love how playful these portraits turned out at a local football stadium. Should make for an interesting football season in the soon-to-be Crawford household.

Jen & Stanley Birmingham Engagement Session
Jen & Stanley Birmingham Engagement Session Auburn Football
Jen & Stanley Birmingham Engagement Session Auburn Football Deborah Michelle Photography

Jen & Chris | Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session

Railroad Park Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographer Deborah Michelle

This Alabama Wedding Photographer met her husband at a wedding of all places! And I love hearing how other couples find their way to each other. For Jen & Chris, they met at church here in Birmingham, Alabama. After several conversations, they discovered that they had many things in common like their careers, interests, & values. They spent many weekends going on outdoor adventures, brunch dates & seeing shows at local theaters. Jen mentioned in our initial email that, “It was such an amazing year getting to know each other more.”

After nearly two years, Chris purchased a ring that he just had to give to her. Like absolutely couldn’t wait to give it to her. So within a few days he had asked everyone for their blessings. Chris proposed in Atlanta, Georgia in front of the Fox Theater. Talk about the most thought out, perfect proposal for these two!

I admit I was a little anxious about showing up to this downtown Birmingham engagement portrait session, but after nearly 10 minutes I felt like an old college friend. Jen went to the University of West Alabama (Go Tigers!) & Chris went to that other university in the state….Auburn. (My husband is an AU alumnus too!) Their smiles are contagious & their love for one another is evident in how they serve one another. He supports her dreams, while she does the same.

One thing that I absolutely loved about their portrait session was how Chris could not wipe that grin off of his face when he looked at his girl. And I love how Jen laughs from deep within her soul. In our chats Jen mentioned that they were both nurses & love the arts. So I jumped at the chance to plan out their unique engagement portrait session. Railroad Park provided the best cityscape for their scrubs - which I adore BTW! Aren’t they so stinking cute in their Converse, too?! And then we ending the evening in the Birmingham Theater District with the lights of the Alabama Theater marquee sign adding a little sparkle to their already incredible love story.

Without further ado, I present to you one of my favorite engagement portrait sessions since moving to my new city. Let me know in the comments which set of portraits is your favorite! Team Scrubs or Team Theater?

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Ok - fine we may have laughed some during this session. And by some I mean a lot. So much so, my cheeks were sore too!

Deborah Michelle Photography Railroad Park Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session
Deborah Michelle Photography Railroad Park Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session Jen & Chris
Deborah Michelle Photography Railroad Park Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session

Ah! The most perfect springtime blooms! Thank you Railroad Park for welcoming the new season so well.

Deborah Michelle Photography Railroad Park Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session
Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Theater Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session

Ya’ll, I just adore these two so much.

Deborah Michelle Photography Downtown Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session

Jen! You look absolutely stunning in that dress, girl! I can only imagine how beautiful you will be in your wedding gown this fall. And Chris, you are so dapper!

Deborah Michelle Photography Downtown Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session
Deborah Michelle Photography Downtown Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session
Deborah Michelle Photography Downtown Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session
Deborah Michelle Photography Downtown Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session
Deborah Michelle Photography Downtown Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session

To the soon to be Martins, thank you for allowing me to serve you well during this exciting season of your life. I wish you the best as you begin this new adventure - trust me, it’s one of the best!

Deborah Michelle Photography Downtown Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session

Vendors to thank for their awesomeness:

Photography: Deborah Michelle Photography

Makeup: Made by Jhae

Dress: Lulus

Hair: Erica McNeil of Integrity Salon Spa

Venues:

Railroad Park & Alabama Theater - Downtown Birmingham, Alabama

Kasey & Dylan | Moss Rock Preserve Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session

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Two years and thousands of long-distance miles later, these two are getting married this fall. Kasey & Dylan are planning a destination wedding in the mountains of Tennessee, so I found the perfect little location for them. The Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover, Alabama gave us an outdoor element along with a quaint little neighborhood tucked away from the bustle of the city.

Upon getting to know Kasey, who won my New City New Year Giveaway on Facebook, she told me that her & her fiance LOVED adventures. So it was no surprise to me when they agreed to go hiking through boulders for their engagement portrait session.

Dylan loves Kasey’s spontaneity. And Kasey adores how well Dylan cares for her & her family. I only spent a couple of hours with these two, but I witnessed how well they complimented one another. I consider myself lucky to have clients that trust this Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographer to document their season of life. Do you care to join me on an exploration of Kasey & Dylan’s Moss Rock Preserve engagement session in the images below, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Bonus: there’s a waterfall involved!


Moss Rock Preserve Engagement Session Deborah Michelle Photography Birmingham Alabama

I don’t know who’s more smitten, Kasey or Dylan?! I’d say it’s a close tie!

Moss Rock Preserve Birmingham Alabama Engagement Session
Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographer Deborah Michelle Photography
Deborah Michelle Photography Birmingham Alabama Engagement Photographer

Kasey & Dylan are planning a destination wedding in the mountains of Tennessee this fall, so I found this second location at the Moss Rock Preserve perfect for them. They also LOVE adventures & nothing says adventure like hiking through boulders to discover a waterfall!

Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographer Deborah Michelle Moss Rock Preserve
Moss Rock Preserve Engagement Session Deborah Michelle Photography Birmingham Alabama
Deborah Michelle Photography Birmingham Alabama Moss Rock Preserve Engagement Session

Shout out to Kasey for hiking through the rock preserve in wedges! What a champ!

Kasey & Dylan, thank you for trusting me with your love story.

I am excited to watch ya’ll move mountains over the years together. It’s going to be the best adventure yet!

Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographer Moss Rock Preserve Deborah Michelle Photography

Engagement Session Location: Moss Rock Preserve | Hoover, Alabama

Engagement Ring: Diamonds Direct

Kasey’s Black Dress: Two Sisters Boutique | Marion, Alabama

Kasey’s Pink Blouse: Lavish | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Anna & Adam | Downtown Tuscaloosa Engagement Session

Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Wedding Photographer Anna and Adam

Who would’ve guessed that as we stood in line as kindergartens that one day I would become her Alabama Wedding Photographer as she marries the love of her life.

Anna Ruth and I basically grew up together. She shared the love of softball with me & I gave it my best attempt. We cheered underneath the Friday nights lights together for 6 years. We shared many joys but also stood side by side during life’s toughest days. I am thankful for her caring nature & it seems someone else has also grown attached to the sweet blonde who once adorned pigtails & a homemade pink watermelon dress.

Adam & Anna both serve the City of Northport as police officers. They met at work one day…and that’s when the chase began. What started out as a friendship turned into something much more. One of the things that Adam loves most about his fiance is that she loves passionately & holds tight to her family. So much so that Adam included all of her nieces & nephews in their proposal! Anna was completely shocked as the kindest man she’s ever known pulled off the best moment of their lives.

She said YES & now they’re planning a Spring wedding. I loved every moment of catching up with one of my longtime friends & getting to know the man who treats her how she deserves.

Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Wedding Photographer Anna and Adam
Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Wedding Photographer Anna and Adam
Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Wedding Photographer Anna and Adam
Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Alabama Engagement Session Anna and Adam

Ya’ll their outfits choices paired with the stone of the Tuscaloosa City Hall was a photographer’s dream. Oh & Anna did her own makeup. Sign me up for a tutorial please!

Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Alabama Engagement Session Anna and Adam
Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Alabama Engagement Session Anna and Adam
Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Alabama Engagement Session Anna and Adam
Deborah Michelle Photography Tuscaloosa Alabama Engagement Session Anna and Adam Capital Park

Engaged & planning a wedding?

Let’s grab coffee & chat! I would love to capture your love story just like Anna & Adam’s.

Based in Birmingham, Alabama but eager to travel!

Shelby & Bryan | Springhill College Mobile Alabama Engagement Session

Springhill College Engagement Session Mobile Alabama Shelby and Bryan

The love story of two athletes was revealed to an audience of one Alabama Wedding Photographer and several of Mobile’s grand oak trees that line a drive on Springhill College’s campus in south Alabama. Shelby a softball player. Bryan a baseball player. These two met in high school and Bryan recalls the moment he first saw Shelby, “She was the prettiest girl I’d ever seen.” To which she now smirks and holds his hand a little tighter. He would later sneak a kiss in the hallway and take her to a school dance.

A couple years later, Bryan planned the perfect proposal with two diamonds in mind. One made of dirt and grass and the other sparkled. That’s right, he proposed to Shelby before one of her softball games that she helped coach. He completely surprised her by involving players and former teammates. Talk about the perfect proposal for these two! Getting to know them throughout their session, I can tell they balance each other out well. She holds the quiet, nurturing spirit while he is the most outgoing gent who brings a smile to anyone who will look his way.

I am delighted that they chose me to capture their love story that is four years in the making and look forward to having a front row seat at their June wedding day.


Avenue of Oaks Engagement Session Mobile Alabama Shelby and Bryan
Springhill College Engagement Session Mobile Alabama Shelby and Bryan Avenue of Oaks

Ah! Forehead kisses are my favorite. So gentle, so kind.

Springhill College Engagement Session Mobile Alabama Shelby and Bryan
Springhill College Engagement Session Mobile Alabama Shelby and Bryan Deborah Michelle Photography

Bryan picked out the prettiest ring for his girl. Wouldn’t you agree?!

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Shelbie & Craig | Greensboro Alabama Engagement Session

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"Where's your hometown?" It's a question you are always asked, no matter where you go.

Greensboro, Alabama, is hometown to me. The land of catfish ponds & pastures. The place where everyone knows your name or at least who your momma is. A frequent stop for pie if you are a passerby. And a community willing to lend a hand to it's neighbor in times of need.

As with any small town (or Nicolas Sparks book), chances of falling for a handsome boy on the football team are very likely & that's just what happened with Shelbie & Craig. These two met in the ninth grade & have been together ever since. All credit goes to Craig for making that first move eight years ago. He loves her for her strong sense of independence & she adores his personality that keeps her laughing.

Rain clouds threaten our entire afternoon but my prayers were answered when I arrived in Greensboro. These high school sweethearts were up for anything & I loved exploring our little town together rain-free. We even got to incorporate the newest addition to downtown, a mural painted by Donald Walker of Arab, Alabama. Enjoy scrolling through some of my many favorites from Shelbie & Craig's hometown engagement session!

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Craig adores his girl & it shows! <3

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Shelbie, girl! You are goregous!

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Congrats you two! Thanks for allowing me to return home for your portrait session. I am so excited to see y'all walk through this exciting new season of life. Happy Wedding Planning!


Shelbie's Hair & Makeup done by the fabulous Jordan of The Best Little Hair House in Greensboro, Alabama.

Katie & Brandon | Engaged

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Confession of a photographer: I still get butterflies when I arrive to a session. I am either eager to meet new faces or excited to reconnect with old friends. And shooting during this season of life has been so sweet. I, too, am engaged & can connect to my clients in a whole new way & it's the best feeling.

When I showed up to Katie's family property along the Black Warrior River in Akron, Alabama on a Sunday afternoon, I was greeted by smiling faces. Nerves melted away with every laugh the couple shared.

I have known Katie since high school & seeing her with Brandon brought my heart so much joy. Seeing someone connect with their person is why I continuously show up to capture people's love stories butterflies & all. This October I will return to my hometown to capture their fall wedding day & after their engagement session, I cannot wait!

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Katie's dad built this pergola for her brother's wedding a few years ago & it's where her sister got married last year. So of course this part of the property had to be included in her portrait session.

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Enjoy this sweet season of engagement you two!

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Haley & Howard | Engaged

Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement

All my life I was told to wait for God's perfect timing. Of course I would roll my eyes & ignore any wisdom from the peanut gallery. I would take things into my own hands because after all I knew what was best. Ha. But you're smart & you know what happens next. Disappointment & frustration resulted when my plans failed.

I never understood it until it happened to me. God's timely is absolutely perfect. Not a moment too soon, not a moment too late. Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him. (Psalm 37:7) Sweet girl lean into it. Trust me. You might think "oh I'll just be a bridesmaid, never the bride" but you just hold tight! Haley's story is similar to mine. She thought she was "too busy" to date while working & pursuing her masters degree, but she decided to give it a go.

Haley met Howard for a date. And shortly after that, a second date was planned. Original plans fell through so they decided to grab dinner at the Dumbwaiter Restaurant in Downtown Mobile. Haley described it as the most magical evening & the best date of her life. She knew. He knew. 

And watching these two together, I knew. Haley & Howard are a perfect pair. They compliment one another so well & have such kind, gentle souls. I am delighted to call these two friends & cannot wait to capture their May wedding day!

Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement
Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement
Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement
Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement

Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement
Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement Avenue of Oaks
Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement

Cassie & Logan | Engaged

Cassie and Logan Engagement Session Springhill College Mobile Alabama

She walked into their home to find a jewelry box covered in the living room. Still in her work clothes & messy bun, he asked her to be his forever.

Often times you read of extravagant proposals but my favorite are those that take place in the simplicity of everyday life. That could be going for a walk together after brunch on a Sunday or sitting at the table in the coffee shop where you had your first date. It's your story & that should be celebrated. 

Cassie & Logan love for one another shows in every touch & every smile. Cassie's son, Ethan, even joined in on their Springhill College engagement session.

Cassie and Logan Engagement Session Springhill College Mobile Alabama
Cassie and Logan Engagement Session Springhill College Mobile Alabama
Cassie and Logan Engagement Session Springhill College Mobile Alabama

Congrats you two! I cannot wait to celebrate yall this weekend!

Lauren & Justin | Engaged

Lauren and Justin Mobile Alabama Engagement

One of the sweetest things about being a photographer is becoming a part of people's stories. Sometimes even becoming a part of the family. As a photographer you are entrusted with some of the most exciting seasons in one's life. From marriage to babies, I've seen it all behind the lens.

A few summers ago I met Lauren at her brother's wedding & now here we are planning hers. Lauren met her beau, Justin, at church & never dreamed of the adventure that the following years would entail. "I know for a fact that God sent him to our church so that we could meet. He is my best friend, makes me laugh constantly & is the most caring guy that I know."

Justin would later propose to Lauren in that same church. As they walked into the sanctuary with rose petals and candles set up on the stage, she instantly knew the question he was about to ask. All the years of prayers led to this moment & they both stood trusting in God's perfect plan. "It was the sweetest proposal and I couldn't have asked for it to be any better than it was," Lauren commented.

Lauren and Justin Mobile Alabama Fall Engagement
Lauren and Justin Mobile Alabama Fall Engagement Lou's Jewelry

Lou's Jewelry in Mobile, Alabama did it again! They crafted the perfect ring for Lauren.

Lauren and Justin Mobile Alabama Fall Engagement
Lauren and Justin Mobile Alabama Fall Engagement

You'll be seeing more of Lauren & Justin soon as they prepare for their June 2018 wedding!

Tori & Trey | Engaged

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I believe in finding someone who makes you laugh. From the blushing giggles on the first date to the abs-on-fire laughter after a long day of unpacking boxes in your new home. A wise man once said, "Your only goal in life is to keep her laughing. If you can do that, you're good."

I have no doubt that Trey will keep Tori laughing for the rest of their lives. Her smile can light up any room & I'm sure Trey doesn't mind bringing that smile to her face on a daily basis.  Their engagement session was my first to photograph as an engaged photographer! Ah! It's so fun to celebrate alongside my couples & share in the excitement of this season.

Tori & Trey are absolutely adorable & basically rocked their entire portrait time. Congrats you two!

Tori & Trey Mobile Alabama Engagement
Tori & Trey Mobile Alabama Engagement
Tori & Trey Mobile Alabama Engagement
Tori & Trey Mobile Alabama Engagement
Tori & Trey Mobile Alabama Engagement
Tori & Trey Mobile Alabama Engagement

I simply adore these two.

Tori & Trey Mobile Alabama Engagement

Lou's Jewelry in Mobile, Alabama is the best. They made Tori her dream ring. Isn't it stunning?!

Tori & Trey Mobile Alabama Fall Engagement

So very excited to capture their wedding day this August!

Catharine & Kevin | Engaged

Catharine & Kevin Springhill Mobile Alabama Engagement Session

Early morning sessions normally aren't my thing but between these two & that light, I might schedule them more often.

Catharine & Kevin met in college during an anatomy class & have been dating for nearly 3 years. Now they are planning a small & intimate Spring wedding. I have photographed them both individually but never together. And what a treat that was to finally have that opportunity.

We met up for their engagement session at Springhill College & walked along the avenue of grand oaks with their precious pup, Ava. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session!

Catharine & Kevin Springhill Mobile Alabama Engagement Session
Catharine & Kevin | Springhill Mobile Alabama Engagement Session
Catharine & Kevin Springhill Mobile Alabama Engagement Session

Catharine & Kevin Springhill Mobile Alabama Engagement Session
Catharine & Kevin Springhill Mobile Alabama Engagement Session
Catharine & Kevin Springhill Mobile Alabama Engagement Session
Catharine & Kevin Springhill Mobile Alabama Engagement Session

Christy & Tyler | Engaged

Christy & Tyler Springhill Mobile Alabama Engaged

I knew the moment that I met Christy (over coffee of course) & we started talking about our boys that we'd have so much fun together.

Christy is finishing up her degree in Physical Therapy & Tyler is working on his PhD in cancer research, both at the University of South Alabama. She grew up in Louisiana & completed her undergrad at LSU, while he chose one of her rival schools in Alabama - ahem, Roll Tide! Which actually brings us to how they met! These two met at a tailgate party for the LSU/Bama game a few years ago & agreed to look beyond each other's flaws. ;) Tyler's best advice to surviving football season in a house divided? Watch the game separately.

We met for their engagement session at the Avenue of Oaks on Springhill College's campus. And they brought their pup, Scout, along too! Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session as you & I both eagerly await their spring wedding. 

Christy & Tyler Springhill Mobile Alabama Engaged
Christy & Tyler Springhill Mobile Alabama Engaged

Fun fact: Christy & Tyler share their wedding date with one of Britain's royal couples, Meghan Markle & Prince Harry. May 19th, 2018 will certainly be one for the books & I cannot wait!

Ariel & Mark | Engaged

Ariel and Mark Dauphin Island Alabama Engagement Session

I believe in date nights spent at home. Curled up on the couch. Swimming in a sea of cozy blankets. A bucket of buttery popcorn in the middle. And you're letting him choose the movie tonight because you chose last time. It's been a long week & as much as you'd love to put on that new sundress & go out you know you need to slow down. To reconnect with the one who captured your heart months ago. So you stay in.


Ariel & Mark met a few years ago & the rest is history. They enjoy date nights spent at home, too. I think far too often we get caught up in always going that we forget the importance of quality time. So we intentionally traveled to where the ocean meets the shore for one of the sweetest sunset engagement sessions. 

Ariel and Mark Dauphin Island Alabama Engagement Session

If this engagement session was any indication as to what this weekend holds I cannot wait! See you two on Saturday!

Ariel and Mark Dauphin Island Alabama Engagement Session

Stephanie & Ryan | Engaged

Stephanie and Ryan Engaged Washingston Square Mobile Alabama

I love to travel. To see the world beyond my comfort zone here in South Alabama. In college I had the opportunity to backpack through Europe for class credit (yeah - how awesome is that?!) & last summer I cruised the ocean blue to photograph a one-of-a-kind wedding. There's just something about collecting stamps in that little passport that brings my heart to life. And I love when my couples have that same passion burning within them too.

Stephanie & Ryan are the definition of world travelers. These two have been to places like Italy, England,  & Scotland just to name a few. So it was only fitting that their proposal take place on one of their overseas adventures. In April, Ryan asked Stephanie to be his wife. She said YES! And now they are planning their very own wedding day for spring of 2018.

Stephanie and Ryan Engagement Session Washington Square Mobile Alabama

Ah! Ryan picked out the most perfect ring for his girl. Isn't it stunning?!

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Stephanie and Ryan Engaged Downtown Mobile Alabama
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I cannot wait to celebrate these two world travelers next spring! Congrats on your engagement!

Callie & Jordan | Engaged

Callie & Jordan Foley Alabama Engagement Session Swift-Cole Historic Home

I believe in forehead kisses that take you back to the moment you first fell in love. Full of sweetness, surrender & respect. Recalling that time when you almost gave up on finding love until he came along & swept you off your feet. Feeling the flutter of butterflies when he calls you "babe" & reaches for your hand on his parents' back porch. Grab hold & don't let go, adventures await.


These two may look familiar to you because this spring I captured Callie's senior session that ended in a proposal! Ah! (*Check it out here!)

Callie, like me, adores all things Southern. And nothing shouts "Southern" quiet like a white house complete with a wrap-around porch & large oak trees drenched in Spanish moss. Insert the The Swift-Coles Historic Home as the perfect backdrop for their session. Super excited to capture Callie & Jordan's wedding day this fall! Enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement session.


Callie & Jordan Engaged Foley Alabama Swift Cole Historic Home

I believe in growing old with the one you love. Living each day by putting each other's needs above your own. Striving to make Christ known in your marriage & holding on tight through the hills & valleys. 

Mary & Adrian | Engaged

Mary & Adrian Dauphin Island Engagement Session

What does a software engineer & a pre-veterinarian have in common? Their love for music, Auburn, pups & much more!

Mary & Adrian have been together for three years & enjoy being around one another whether that be a spontaneous trip to the beach or simply hanging out at home with family & friends. "I like to think we bring out the best in each other and in others around us," Mary remarked & I would agree after spending one afternoon with them.

Everyone, correction, *every girl* loves a good proposal story & theirs is one out of a fairy tale. Literally. Mary & Adrian were on a trip to Disney World last December. Adrian had a story book made that included so many of their memories together & right in front of Cinderella's Castle in Magic Kingdom is where he got down on one knee. "You've always been my once upon a time, will you be my happily ever after?" OH MY GOODNESS. If your heart isn't fluttering you should probably get that checked out, girlfriend.  Oh - she said YES! Which leads us to today, planning a wedding of a princess & her prince charming.

These two grew up along the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama & love all that this area provides - one being Dauphin Island. Perfect! It's one of my loves as well. I had an absolute blast roaming around in the salty air (humidity included) with Mary & Adrian.

Enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement session spent on this lovely little island. They brought along the best of props, so trust me, you'll want to keep scrolling.

Ya'll - Mary & Adrian brought along their pups! Oh my gosh. In love.

Mary & Adrian Dauphin Island Engagement Session

Mary & Adrian Dauphin Island Engagement Session
Mary & Adrian Dauphin Island Engagement Session
Mary & Adrian Dauphin Island Engagement Session
Mary & Adrian Dauphin Island Engagement Session

Ahhhh! I am so, so excited for their wedding this December.