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!

Mother's Day 2017 | A Personal Post

Dear Mom,

You once prayed for a little girl that'd be just like you. Well the Man upstairs certainly granted you that wish & then some. There's not a single day that goes by that I am not thankful for you.

You were there since day one. You are my biggest cheerleader (including my recent crazy tendencies - #running13.1milesforfun) & my support system when it seems like everything is falling a part. You are my secret business partner & constant sounding board. Sure we argue (hello we're too much a like). But I know I wouldn't survive a day without my best friend.

Let's be honest - I'd never find a thing in Walmart if it weren't for you or know how to make poppyseed chicken casserole. You are in fact right about everything. And thank you for spoiling your granddog, Elliot, too.

One day to celebrate you simply isn't enough.

I love you.

As a family photographer, I've been lucky to witness the interaction & love between a mother & her child. From the first cry to the first steps to the first booboo to graduation day - she's there.

One thing I treasure is the ability to watch some of my dearest friends take on the role of motherhood with such grace. You ladies inspire me daily.

As a wedding photographer, one of my favorite moments to capture is the moment when a mother helps her daughter into her wedding dress. I myself am not a mother but can only imagine this being a moment that mom has dreamed about since the moment she heard "it's a girl"!

*It is actually a rule of mine on wedding day - to not get into your dress without me present. It's that important to me!

Boy moms - I haven't forgotten about you! You've spent years washing dirt stains out of baseball pants followed by many nervous nights after he turned 16 & got that first truck. You've spent many days praying for that young man in your life. And momma, you did good. Your baby boy is now a man who will leave home to start his own home with his beautiful bride (whom you've been praying diligently for too). Be proud.

And I will not ignore the fact that this day is hard for many. You may have lost your mom this year. Or you may have had a miscarriage & struggling to hold it together today. But do know that I am praying for you. You are so loved & your worth is far more than rubies.

Happy Mother's Day to all the strong, selfless & ever inspiring mothers. Thank you to all the moms, grandmas, birth moms, adoptive moms, & fur moms. To be a mother is to be love. Thank you & forever grateful for all that you do. | Aenny Chung

Elliot | A Personal Post

Meet the reason why I cannot work from home. 

His name is Elliot. 

Some can work from home, no problem. I am not one of those people. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy a day on the couch in my yoga pants, watching Pride & Prejudice all the while tackling edits from a wedding. But that's a rare occasion. Most days I escape for a few hours to a local coffee shop (Mars Hill Cafe, Carpe Diem, Mokas) - they are all on rotation so I won't get charged for office space. ;) 

^ Click through for more pictures of El :)

Elliot loves that my job now takes us on many adventures - he even attended a wedding with me once! (Long story short: the photographer was in the ER, so I offered to cover the wedding for her. Only problem, Elliot was with me. But the bride's grandma made friends with my pup & it turned out to be one of the best weddings.)

This pup loves the occasional puppuccino, the salty breeze in his ears at the beach & testing the lighting during photo sessions with my nephews. 

^ Click through for more pictures of Elliot & I - pictures taken by the oh so lovely Anna of Anna Filly Photography

So if your photos are delayed a day or two, please forgive me. This guy begs me to play fetch in the backyard & you cannot say no to those big brown eyes. Fact. 

Elliot is a Cavalier King Charles Cocker Spaniel. He celebrates his 5th birthday in March & was named after Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: SVU. Love my pup. So much. <3