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.

Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Wedding Photographer Downtown Mobile, Alabama

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.

Deborah Michelle Photography Alabama Wedding Photographer Fairhope, Alabama

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

Shelby | History Museum of Mobile Bridal Portraits

Shelby Mobile Alabama Bridal Portraits Deborah Michelle Photography History Museum of Mobile

A dream come true is what this Mobile bridal portrait session was. For years, Shelby has dreamed of a portrait on the grand marble staircase at the History Museum of Mobile in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Now you might be thinking, that’s an odd request…until you see it.

Shelby just received her education degree from Springhill College with a focus in history, so this session combined all of her worlds. And to top it off, All A Bloom made a stunning bouquet centered around the bride’s favorite flower - a sunflower.

Oh & her dress! Ya’ll, it’s what every Southern girl dreams of. Shelby, I had so much fun playing “dress up” with you before your June wedding day.

Shelby Mobile Alabama Bridal Portraits Deborah Michelle Photography

In case you were not aware, the History Museum has the cutest little courtyard that we just had to take advantage of. Hello white walls with greenery growing up it for days! #photographersdream

Mobile Alabama Bridal Portraits Deborah Michelle Photography
Mobile Alabama Bridal Portraits Deborah Michelle Photography

As we were about to make our transition to a new location, a small rain shower came out of nowhere. #soMobile We pulled together resources & umbrellas & made a move across town. Huge thanks to the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion for having one of the best covered porches in Mobile, Alabama. Eventually the rain stopped & we got a few more lovely bridal portraits along the oak drive.

Shelby Mobile Alabama Bridal Portraits Deborah Michelle Photography
Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Mobile Alabama Bridal Portraits Deborah Michelle Photography

Vendors for Shelby’s Bridal Portrait Session

Venues: History Museum of Mobile & Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Taylor Ladnier at Salon Whairhouse

Florlist: All A Bloom

Kaileigh & Blake | Hermitage-Rippy Estate Mobile, Alabama Engagement Session

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Two high school sweethearts are beginning their forever this Saturday with a Mobile, Alabama Wedding day. It’s wedding week for Kaileigh & Blake & I am thrilled to be their Alabama Wedding photographer.

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with the two of them for their engagement session at the same spot they will say I Do! They chose the Hermitage-Rippy Estate in Mobile, Alabama because of it’s Southern charm & its gracious hosts. And I consider the Hermitage-Rippy one of Mobile’s hidden gems. The extravagant white columns invite you in, while the oak trees encourage you to stay awhile.

I love engagement sessions because they give me the opportunity to get to know my couples before their big day. For this Alabama girl & a tall farm boy from Idaho, it all begin in one Math class at Baker High School. Blake recalled, “it’s the only bad grade” that he had in high school…perhaps because he was a little distracted by the pretty brunette next to him. It didn’t take long before they began dating, followed by a Bellingrath Gardens & Home proposal two Christmas’ ago.

Her favorite thing about him is that he keeps her laughing & how he cares deeply. And he loves that their souls feel connected way beyond their years. They share the same morals & values & will vow to keep them as they build their very own family.


Gulf Coast Alabama Wedding Photographer Deborah Michelle Photography
Hermitage-Rippy Estate Mobile Alabama Wedding Photographer Deborah Michelle Photography
Kaileigh & Blake Engagement Session Deborah Michelle Photography
Kaileigh & Blake Engagement Session Hermitage Rippy Estate Deborah Michelle Photography
Kaileigh & Blake Engagement Session Hermitage Rippy Estate Deborah Michelle Photography
Kaileigh & Blake Engagement Session Hermitage Rippy Estate Deborah Michelle Photography
Kaileigh & Blake Engagement Session Hermitage Rippy Estate Deborah Michelle Photography

See ya’ll in just a few days! Kaileigh, you’ll be the one in white. Blake will be waiting for you at the end of the aisle. And I’ll be the lucky one capturing your day one as husband & wife!

Venue: Hermitage-Rippy Estate