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 Roberts | 05.06.17

Tracy & Jonathan Mobile Alabama Wedding Five Rivers Delta

One of the many perks to being a wedding photographer is that I have a front row seat to witness two people become husband & wife. And y'all - it brings my soul much joy!

I believe in so many things. But one of those things is smiling so much that your cheeks are physically sore from being genuinely so happy. Embracing those laugh lines found around your eyes instead of covering them up. They tell stories. Happy stories & stories spent smiling through the tears knowing the best is yet to come. The way your cheeks overtake your face drawing your teary eyes together as the doors open at the back of the church revealing your bride dressed in white. And the sweet sigh of relief as you spin around the dance floor bare foot in your husband's embrace underneath the stars. Whatever you do my dear, don't stop smiling.

Tracy is hands down one of the most joyful brides I've ever had the pleasure of working with. And her groom, Jonathan? Just as smitten as she is. From the moment I entered the bridal suite where the girls were getting ready to the moment rose petals fell from above at the end of the night, you could not wipe the smile off of this bride's face.

Surrounded by their families & dearest friends, Tracy became Mrs. Jonathan Roberts during a sweet ceremony held at Luke: 4:18 in Mobile, Alabama, on the most perfect Saturday in May. *I am not even kidding. The day before their wedding a rain shower came through that cooled off the area which was complete opposite for Mobile's usual humidity so thick that you can get stuck in it. No lie. **Everyone in the South sighs in agreement.

The celebration continued with dancing & cake (my favorite!) at the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, Alabama. I love this venue especially during sunset when I can steal the couple away for a few "Just Married" portraits. ***Keep scrolling, trust me - they're so great. I mean my couples have been voted unanimously the most adorable. Ever.

I have too many favorites from this lovely wedding day, so for now I will let you take a peak inside Tracy & Jonathan's wedding day. May their smiles be contagious as you peruse their beginning.



I always ask my couples, brides especially, which side is their side. So when it came time for Jonathan's portraits, I asked him "What's your favorite side?" And his response was hands down the best I've ever heard. He responded with "mac 'n cheese". Yes. Needless to say, the groom & his men kept me laughing all day.

The guys certainly set the bar high for the day but Tracy's first look with her girls couldn't be topped. Such excitement & delight in each one of their faces. Ah! What an honor it is to see your best friend as a bride. (Side note: I met Tracy in college but felt more like a friend throughout this whole wedding planning process, so yeah I may or may not have cried too.)


Jonathan & Tracy chose to forgo a first look & see each other the moment she walked down the aisle. *Cue more tears* 


The mix of blues, white, blush pinks, & grays chosen by Tracy was perfect. Just perfect.



Huge shout out to several wonderful vendors who made this wedding day the best for the Roberts:

Bride's Dress: Allure Bridals, Designer | Purchased at I Do Bridal & Formal in Mobile, Alabama

*Click here for the link to Tracy's stunning bridal portraits taken at Springhill College.

Bridesmaid Dresses: I Do Bridal & Formal

Caterer: Mama's on Dauphin

DJ: Jason with DJs by the Bay

Florist: Belle Bouquet

Bride & Groom Cakes: Cakes by Judi

Rings: Gold Art

Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitiations

Photographer's Assistant: Hannah Holland


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Embrace those laugh lines. For they will be treasures when you celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Roberts! May you never stop making each other laugh from this day forward.

The Nelsons | November 12th, 2016

'You will forever be my always.'

Holly & Ray are two of the kindest, warmest souls that we've ever worked with. From the initial meeting over coffee to their Dauphin Island engagement adventure session to this special day, what a journey & honor it has been to capture their love story. 

The bride, Holly, & her entourage got ready at the Fort Conde Inn. Hair & makeup was provided by the lovely ladies at Salon Thirty-One

Ah! First looks with dads are so special & this one was no different. 


Excuse me while I wipe the tears from my eyes! I love first looks especially theirs. <3



Holly & Ray said their vows in the beautiful St. Catherine Siena Parish Catholic Church on Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL. 


The newlyweds danced the night away with their closest family & friends underneath the stars at the Mobile Botanical Gardens


Vendors:

Bride's Dress: Holly's Mother's dress; alterations, remodeling: The Timeless Bride

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal, Vera Wang

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Florist: Belle Bouquet Florist

Cake: Cakes by Judi

Catering: Tyner's Catering Inc 

Transportation: Old Shell Trolley Club

Second Photographer: Caleb Scot Photo

Venues: Fort Conde Inn, St. Catherine's & Mobile Botanical Gardens

Holly | Bridals

Bridal sessions - it's a love/hate relationship. They are normally taken a month out from the wedding date & are kept secret until then. And that's just not fair. Not one bit. 

Holly's session was breathtaking. We decided upon using their wedding venue, Mobile Botanical Gardens, as the backdrop & it was perfect. 

The Timeless Bride redesigned Holly's mother's dress from the eighties. Isn't that incredible?!

Congrats Mrs. Nelson! More from their wedding day coming soon!

Venue: Mobile Botanical Gardens | Hair & Makeup: Salon Thirty One | Dress: The Timeless Bride