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

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

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The Johns | March 25th, 2017

On Saturday, March 25th, Olivia & Hunter became Mr. & Mrs. Johns. Their closet friends & family gathered as witnesses to the union & stayed to celebrate with cake & dancing.

Tuscaloosa has a special place in my heart, so I was looking forward to visiting the sweet college town to photograph their wedding since she booked me last year!

Since they met while attending the University of Alabama (Roll Tide), they decided to get married on campus at Smith Hall. Despite the 80% chance of severe weather on their wedding day, we worked with the occasional break in the rain clouds & utilized the grand staircase within the venue. 


Normally the guys get a bad wrap on wedding days but confession their portrait time is often a fun part to my day. They follow instructions, most times, because they're ready to get back in to the AC - I don't blame them. And more times than not they are more giggly than the girls. Hunter & his guys were on their game.

Who says you can't have great portraits on a rainy wedding day? Not true. Simply add a few fun clear umbrellas.




Vendors who made this wedding dream a reality:

Florist: Fete & Fleur

Cater: Robertson's BBQ

Cakes: Edgar's Bakery

DJ: Feel the Beat Entertainment

Venue - Getting Ready: The Jack Warner at North River

Venue - Ceremony & Reception: Smith Hall, University of Alabama

Olivia | Bridals

"So this is love, so this is what makes life divine." - Cinderella

Olivia reminded me of a Disney princess with her elegance & stunning gown. She married her prince charming on March 25th, so now I can share these images - aaahh finally!

I'm just in love with this Japanese Magnolia. Aren't you?! Thank you spring for your sweet buds.



*Special thanks to the The University of Alabama Arboretum for the most lovely background to compliment this bridal session.


Hair & Makeup: Joanna at Phenix Salon Suites - Tuscaloosa, AL

The Eubanks | November 5th, 2016

Meg & Joseph were married on a beautiful November day. Flagstone Farms made for the perfect background to their wedding day. Family & friends gathered to watch these two become one. 

*Personal note: I've known the groom for several years. We laughed, we cried & we experienced life together thanks to one of Safe Haven Church's small groups. Those short 9 months spent in Tuscaloosa were life-changing.

Eventually we had to grow up. Got adult jobs & moved a part. Long story short, Joseph met the lovely Meg Mooneyham & asked her to be his bride. I met with her to discuss wedding photography & instantly knew we'd be the best of friends. And knew Joseph had found the best girl for him. 

Meg spent the morning sipping on mimosas & laughing with her closest girlfriends. *Hello lucious lashes!

And Joseph spent the morning as in any typical Saturday in the fall by watching football. 

Then it was time for the groom to see his bride for the first time all dressed in white.

And in the quite moments before she arrived he looked at me with tears in his eyes & said, "I'm getting married today!" "Yes, Joseph you are. And you found the best girl for you." It was a moment I will treasure forever. (AH! Love watching my friends get married.)


One of my most favorite moments from a wedding day is the recessional. It's that "just married - ahhh" feeling. LOVE!

Ah - I simply love these two! So much. 

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Eubanks! 


Vendors:

Bride's Dress: First Avenue Bridals & Formals - Cullman, AL

Venue: Flagstone Farms - Vance, AL

Cake: Mary's Cakes & Pastries - Northport, AL

Catering: Have A Bite Catering - Warrior, AL

Bridesmaids Dress: David's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen: Men's Wearhouse 

The Allens | July 16th, 2016

Sara & Ryan got married on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at the Robertson Barn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

True to Steel Magnolia fashion the theme was blush & bashful - minus the armadillo! 

One of my favorite moments from wedding day - the first look. There's just something about that moment when a groom sees his bride for the first time. 

Ryan cannot take his eyes off of his gorgeous bride - oh be still my heart! 

Sara made for one stunning bride! 

How adorable was their ring bearer?! Pink bow tie & all!

...and they lived happily ever Allen!