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!

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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

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Haley and Howard Springhill College Mobile Alabama Spring Engagement

The Towerys | 11.11.17

Jordan and Callie November Wedding Ethel, Lousiana

Faithful You have been and faithful You will be
You pledge yourself to me and it's why I sing
Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips

These words were sung out as an anthem at the beginning of Callie & Jordan's wedding ceremony on November 4th, 2017. The Lake at Oakhill in Ethel, Louisiana provided the most perfect backdrop for this sweet fall wedding.

From the moment I met Callie I knew we'd become friends. We shared a bond that only a few understand. And as we discussed her wedding day, she shared with me one special detail. A few years ago her father passed away & her grandmother had saved some of the roses & dried them. And she was going to have the flower girls drop those precious petals down the aisle. So this daddy's girl would still be walked down the aisle by her sweet dad.

The entire day was an act of worship. From the moment Jordan saw his bride standing in white at their first look to the ceremony performed by the bride's grandfather to the sweet fellowship of family & friends around fire pits at the reception making smores.

This love story was certainly a delight to capture. And I am reminded that I truly have been blessed with the best clients who trust me with their special memories. Enjoy a look back on Callie & Jordan's first day as husband & wife!

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Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding

This. This is one moment of the wedding day that I treasure. Most of the time you’re rushed from hair to makeup & your mind races with all the things that must come together. But this is a time where it’s just you & your momma. You are the bride in white & all of the planning is done. Take a deep breath sweet girl, you are about to see your groom.


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Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding

Their venue, The Lake at Oakhill, was the most perfect backdrop for their wedding day. I was slightly obsessed with this wall of windows. Keep scrolling for one of my favorite night photographs.


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Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
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Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding
Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding

When you plan your ceremony around golden hour & get that perfect glow for just married portraits. AH! Love, love, LOVE!

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Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding

Yall, they had a doughnut cake. Need I say more???

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Jordan and Callie The Lake at Oakhill Ethel Lousiana November Wedding

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Towery!

Thanks for asking me to capture your love story & be a part of your wedding day.

Shout out to all the awesome vendors who made this day happen!

Venue: The Lake at Oakhill - Ethel, Louisiana

Bride's Dress: Bliss Bridal - Fairhope, Alabama

Wedding Coordinator: Maggie Tenhundfeld with Moss & Lace Weddings & Events

Videographer: Wildfire Cinematography

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse


Can't get over how ridiculously precious Callie & Jordan are?

Have no fear - click here to see their engagement session!

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.

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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.

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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!

The Smileys | 11.4.17

Ariel and Mark Smiley November Wedding Mobile Alabama

'A Tale as Old as Time' played as the bride made her way down the aisle towards her prince who couldn't hold back the tears. 

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Unexpectedly

Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared

All your life you've heard, love will find you when you least expect it. And if you are anything like me you laughed. Until it happens to you. *So here is my public apology! I was wrong.

Same goes for Ariel & Mark. They quickly became friends & after a few dates decided to embark on an adventure together. It wasn't long until Mark asked his girl to marry him in the glow of Cinderella's Castle while on vacation at Disney World. Ariel remarked, "It was a dream come true for me." And their wedding day was nothing short of a modern day fairy tale filled with lots of sparkle & laughter.


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Brides, go for the veil. Every time. Trust me.

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Ya'll if I could blog every single one of their bride & groom portraits I most certainly would. They are a stunning couple! Goodness!

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Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Smiley! And cheers to all the wonderful vendors, too!

Bride's Dress: Essense of Australia | Purchased at I Do Bridal & Formal in Mobile, Alabama

*Click here for the link to Ariel's Bridals taken at the beaufitul Bellingrath Gardens.

Venue: Azalea Manor

Caterer: Tyner's Catering

Second Shooter: Ashley Brooke Mason

Bride & Groom Cakes: Valerie Jackson

Videographer: Chase Smith

Makeup: Tabitha Johnson & Morgan Knotts

Rings: Hayes Jewlers

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Francia's Formal Affair

Draping & Lights: Sterling Event Design

Transportation: Carriages of Pensacola

Rentals: Mobile Popcorn
 

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!

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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.

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

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So very excited to capture their wedding day this August!

The Odoms | 10.14.17

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Often times you hear of two high school sweethearts falling in love & getting married. And I am lucky enough to have witnessed one of those sweet stories with my own eyes. It was the most perfect October day when these two began their journey as husband & wife.

The bride dreamed of being like Cinderella on her wedding day, after all their proposal happened at Disney! Her vision came to life that day as she tiptoed to her prince charming for the first time & then later as he twirled her around the dance floor.

Catherine & Ocean couldn't stop smiling the entire day & neither could I! What a treat it was to celebrate their wedding day with family & friends.

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I believe in traditions. Keeping them & making new ones too. Each one brings forth memories much like a sixpence carried by your mother & grandmother on their wedding days. Now it's your turn to carry on the sweet tradition. I loved incoorparting these family heirlooms into Catherine's bridal details.

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Catherine & Ocean Robertsdale Alabama October Wedding

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I have said it before but I will say it again. Make time, even if it's just 15 minutes, for "Just Married" portraits. They always turn out to be some of my favorites portraits of the entire wedding day.

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All the wonderful vendors who made Catherine & Ocean's wedding dreams come true:

Bride's Dress: Bliss Bridal - Fairhope, Alabama

Ceremony & Reception: Baldwin County Coliseum & Fairgrounds

Cake: Cakes by Vickie

Catering: Guido's

DJ: DJ Que Events

Florist: Hub City Florist

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!

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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. 

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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!

The Taylors | 07.15.17

Sydni and Colton Birmingham Alabama Wedding June 2017

Sydni became Colton's wife in the church where he grew up. These two met in college & on this very warm day in July they decided to embark on a new journey as husband & wife. Family & friends traveled to a small town on the outskirts of Birmingham to share in the joy of their wedding day.


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Goodness - I LOVE a first look with the girls. One of my favorite moments from the day!


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Sydni & Taylor agreed to travel to downtown Jasper after leaving their reception for a few "Just Married" bride & groom portraits. And yall taking these few moments to let the events of the day soak in were something special.


Many don't realize the number of people that work behind the scenes to make a wedding day, here are a few of the unsung heroes from the Taylor Wedding.

Bride's Dress: David's Bridal

Ceremony & Reception: Parrish First Baptist Church

Cake: Deb Deason

Catering: Michelle's Bakery

Invitations: Shutterfly

Ariel | Bridals

Ariel Bridal Portraits Bellingrath Gardens Mobile Alabama

Bridal portrait sessions are some of my favorites, hands down. But they are so hard to keep to myself sometimes. I won't forget the day Ariel stepped out in her wedding gown. It took my breath away. I had not seen anything like it before. The fit & flair style (yes, I watch way to much Say Yes to the Dress) paired with her simple veil & long red curls were every photographer's dream!

Now that Ariel is Mrs. Smiley I can finally share a few of my favorites from her day of dress up. *Plus I am sharing a few tips on how to prepare for your very own bridal session...just keep reading.


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Goodness, this bride is goregous!


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It's like Ariel stepped into a magical secret garden for these shots. Ah so in LOVE!

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And now can we just discuss the back of her dress from I Do Bridal & Formal? It is stunning. Absolutely stunning.

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Ariel Bridal Portrait Session Bellingrath Gardens Mobile, Alabama

...and if these are her bridals just wait until you see the photos from her wedding day! She knocked that one out of the park, too! Stay tuned :)


Just a few friendly tips from your photographer if you are planning to book a bridal session during the fall in Mobile, Alabama:

  1. Bring a portable fan. It doesn't matter if it's the end of September, it will still be a thousand degrees outside. That mixed with 10 layers of fabric...trust me, you'll want a fan.
  2. Stay hydrated & bring a little something to eat beforehand. You will fit into your dress, I promise. Plus I don't need you passing out on me.
  3. Bring your sweet momma (or best friend). Having an extra set of hands is soooo helpful. They will be there to help you laugh, to wipe away the sweat, to fluff out your train, to hold your veil...and the list goes on.
  4. But most of all remember to have fun! This is your time to play dress up before the big day. Schedule a trial run with hair & makeup. Walk around in your shoes. Your only job is to relax & smile because the next time you put on your dress will be your wedding day that you've only dreamed about.

Bride's Dress: I Do Bridal & Formal Mobile, Alabama

Bridal Portrait Location: Bellingrath Gardens & Home Theodore, Alabama

Ring: Hayes Jewelers

Florals: Sharon Summerlin with Costco

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. 

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

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Catherine | Bridals

Catherine Bridal Portraits The Pillars of Mobile Alabama

I believe in ice cream after exercising. After all isn't life just about finding the right balance?

So many times we as women chase after this perfect image created from unrealistic expectations. And we all strive for what we don't have. Curly hair versus straight hair. Brunette or blonde.

Let me stop you right there. You are beautiful. Your curves are stunning. Your wrinkles show that you laugh with abandon. Your smile lights up the room. You, my friend, are lovely just the way you are. Emily Ley put it perfectly, "I will hold myself to a standard of grace not perfection." Amen sister. I will confess I am preaching to the choir here, but can we strive towards this? Let's start today.


Now that I've gotten that little pep talk out of the way - let's celebrate this beautiful bride, Catherine.

I would describe Catherine as a Southern Cinderella. Her fiance proposed to her at Disney World & for her wedding day she desired to be a princess. Finding the perfect venue for her bridals wasn't hard. Somewhere elegant & classic where this bride could twirl around in her gown. (*Hint: you don't want to miss the last photo of this blog post!)

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One of my all time favorite bridal portraits!

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Bridal Portrait Venue: The Pillars of Mobile

Bride's Dress: Justin Alexander, Bliss Bridal

The Hicks | 06.10.17

Kayla & Richie Hicks Mobile Botanical Gardens June Wedding Alabama

"Commit to love & speak truth daily" were the words spoken by the bride's father who also led the wedding ceremony for Kayla & Richie. I have been a part of countless wedding ceremonies but this one was special. Every moment pointed to Christ & the role marriage has in glorifying God's kingdom. From the bridal party showering the bride & groom with prayers before the ceremony to the tears shed as the bride in white walked towards her groom to all in attendance singing out 'Be Thou Vision' as an anthem for the rest of our days. This wedding day was special. Very special.


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...and then the groom showed us how it's done. Ok, sir. Ok.

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Of course Kayla is absolutely stunning too! She chose to remember her mother by wearing her veil for her very own wedding day.

*Here's a look back at her bridal portrait session at the Swift-Cole Historic Home.



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For the bride,  the music was her favorite part of the wedding ceremony. Kayla's late mother was a musician and so one of her favorite hymns was played during the ceremony & the newlyweds danced down the aisle to Earth, Wind and Fire, which was her favorite band.

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Kayla, I have enjoyed every moment spent with you during this journey to the alter. All the laughter shared made this photographer's job effortless. As your dad said at the close of the service, "you have found a good man." You did & I am so, so happy for you! Cannot wait to see how you & Richie take on this new adventure as husband & wife. Congrats Mr & Mrs Hicks!


It's no secret that weddings take a lot of teamwork.

Here are a few of the vendors that came together to make this wedding day special for Kayla & Richie:

Bride's Dress: David's Bridal

Floral Designer: Julie Northcutt

Wedding Coordinator: Morgan Kelley

Rings: Karat Patch

Ceremony Venue: Redemption Church

Reception Venue: Mobile Botanical Gardens

DJ: DJ Cole

Caterer: Tyner's Catering

Videographer: Israel Butts, Ash Tree Films - check out their video here!

The Hinotes | 06.03.17

Shelby & Brandon June Wedding Alabama Gulf Coast

Do you remember those late night phone calls? The long distance drives to visit during your college years. The laughter shared during road trips to the beach. Each one of those moments brought you here. Today is the day you marry your best friend & will be able to call him your husband, finally. Today begins your day one. Your forever.

Shelby & Brandon are two of the sweetest people I have ever worked with. So gentle & sweet & true. You might even remember their beach engagement session from this spring - here it is for a refresher. So when June rolled around, I couldn't wait to photograph their wedding day. A chance for 100% rain & severe weather turned into a perfect overcast day with a little rain at the reception for good luck of course. Enjoy a few of my many favorites from their day one.


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St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish provided the perfect location for Shelby & Brandon to become one. The grand architecture of the windows & wooden arches mixed with a simple shade of white made my photographer heart come alive. Not to mention the palm trees aligning the sanctuary reminding guests that you are near the coast. 

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The celebration continued over at the Five Rivers Delta Hall in Spanish Fort, Alabama with cake a dancing - my favorite!

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Weddings take a team & here's who made the Hinote Wedding possible:

Bride's Dress: Timeless Bride

Ceremony: St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish - Foley, Alabama

Reception: Five Rivers Delta - Spanish Fort, Alabama

Florist: Rose Bud Flowers & Gifts

Cake: Couture Cakes

Caterer: Tyner's Catering

Photographer's Assistant: Joanna Lee

The Bonds | 05.27.17

Meghan and Nathan Greensboro Alabama Wedding May

"The best thing about getting married is that you get to stand up in front of everyone you care about & state for the record that you believe in the best-case scenario. These two have just done that. It's very easy to be cynical about love until you're lucky enough to meet a couple like this."

I adore hearing stories about my dear couples & the speeches from Meghan & Nathan's wedding were no exception. The bride's matron of honor, Lizzie, reminded family & friends that were gathered at the reception of the couples' beginning & left the newlyweds with some encouraging advice. More from her speech later on in the blog, so for now enjoy some lovely portraits.

As a girl from a small town in Vermont, Meghan had an idea that she wanted to practice rural medicine and during college heard about this non-profit in Alabama that sparked her interest. Never having visited the South, she had no idea what to expect, but ended up falling in love in more way than one.

After a few months of nudging from family & friends, Nathan finally introduced himself to her. Full of shyness & awkwardness, these two went canoeing for their first date. It wouldn't be long before Meghan returned home & quickly discovered that long distance wasn't for them. So Nathan made a huge sacrifice to leave the comforts of home in the South to move up to frigid Vermont for the winter months.

And the rest is history!


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Nathan and Meghan Greensboro Alabama Weddings May Groomsmen

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Months before the May wedding date, I met with Meghan over a cup of coffee. (ha no surprise here - this photographer loves her coffee dates!) We discussed everything from first dates to future job plans to wedding day details. I asked her what the feel would be for her day to which she responded,  "classic with a touch of vintage." And I can testify that her wedding day was simply so. The recently renovated Opera House in downtown Greensboro was the perfect combination of both to celebrate the newlyweds.

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Meghan & Nathan's first dance was choreographed by the couple & then accompanied by music from her father. Such a special moment - of course I was in tears. Such a sucker for sweet dances at wedding receptions, mother & son dance included.

"This couple is brave, strong & make each other grow every single day," were the words spoken by Meghan's matron of honor.

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Vendors who made this small town wedding a dream come true for Meghan & Nathan:

Bride's Dress: Allure,  Divine Design

Ceremony: St. Paul's Episcopal Church -  Greensboro, Alabama

Reception: Greensboro Opera House - Greensboro, Alabama

Band: Crystal Clear

Bridesmaids Dresses: Vera Wang, David's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Couple's Accommodations: Johnston-Torbert House - Greensboro, Alabama

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The O'Berrys | 05.20.17

Savannah & Robert May Wedding Mobile Alabama Springhill College Stewartfield

If I could only describe this wedding with one word it would be sweet. From the baby's breath tucked into the bride's hair to the groom's disposition as the church doors opened. The entire day was laced with joy & happiness as Robert & Savannah became husband & wife.

One of my favorite parts from their wedding day was when those closest to the couple gave speeches during the reception held at Stewartfield in Mobile, Alabama. Each one told of funny stories, including the moment Robert asked Savannah's Marine Corps father for his daughter's hand in marriage. Tears abounded from all in attendance, including me. Every word spoken reminded you of why everyone loves this couple.

Their wedding day was simply sweet in every way imaginable - rain showers included.



Ahhhhh! I simply adore this moment. Robert's dad reaching out to comfort his son the moment Savannah began her walk down the aisle towards him. So sweet!

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Moments after this photo was snapped underneath the oaks trees known as the Avenue of Oaks in Mobile, Alabama, it started pouring. I am so glad that we got these in just in time & for a couple willing to risk a few sprinkles for portraits.

Savannah & Robert - it was a delight to witness your day one! Cheers to many more years of laughter & happiness with your best friend by your side.


Weddings take a team & here's who made this May Wedding possible:

Rings: Hayes Jewelers

Ceremony: St. Joseph's Chapel at Spring Hill College

Reception: Stewartfield at Spring Hill College

DJ: Phillip Worthy

Bride & Groom Cakes: Cakes by Judi

Pianist: Billy Kavula

Cantor: Tim Aguirre

Photographer's Assistant: Meredyth Greening

Kayla | Bridals

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I was talking to a friend earlier this week about how my first year of business I basically did everything I could to keep afloat. And this second year I have really tried to find my voice, my tribe & serve them the best I can. I can honestly say that Kayla is one of those precious finds. We have laughed & laughed together. From dreaming about the choir in busting out in "Hey Ya" during her wedding ceremony to sending gifs back & forth via text, she gets me.

Kayla trusted me when it came to picking a spot for her bridals. So being the hopeless romantic Southern gal that I am, I decided upon one of my favorite best kept secrets in Baldwin County - the Swift-Cole Historic Home in Bon Secour, Alabama. *We just so happened to pick out the most humid day known to man to adorn a wedding gown & walk around. Between the sticky Gulf Coast humidity, gnats & sweat, she rocked it.

This girl put in countless hours at the gym with her personal trainer, Rita, & it shows. Hello tiny waist & curves!! Nothing like feeling your absolute best for your wedding day. You get it girl! You are absolutely stunning!