Amy & Derek

Most people don’t know that my photography career started in Taiwan the year we spent there with the Luce Foundation. Amy and Derek’s wedding felt a bit like coming home – Amy’s family is from Taiwan and we found ourselves smiling all day surroudning by the sounds, traditions, and ease of friendship that typified so much of our year there. The day was flawlessly coordinated by Anita of AK Brides and we got to work with our friends Angela and John from Mainstreet Productions. Carol of Lillie’s Flowers tied everything together with flowers in white and soft pinks.

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Sumer & Charlie

Early last year, Sumer and Charlie got up for an awesome sunrise engagement shoot with me. . .and their wedding was a fitting sunset picnic themed event at Lake Logan Martin, bringing everything full circle. The brilliant Ginny Au of Bits and Bobs Events (one of our former brides ) helped Sumer visualize the intimate ceremony by the lake under the trees with distressed church pews, picnic blankets on the ground with dinner for their guests, fire pit on the dock with s’mores, a Dixieland Jazz band, and elegant casualness that tied everything together.

The ceremony was in her grandparent’s back yard at Lake Logan Martin, Ginny did all the flowers and styling, and lots of family and friends pitched in to help make everything come together.

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Samara & John

Ari here – while on my Trauma Rotation as an ED fellow, one of the surgeons was talking about a photographer he and his fiancee’ liked – i figured i should come clean and let him know he was talking about my husband. We love working with people who truly trust us to do what we do best – and John and Samara trusted us implicitly. They are incredibly cool people and had an equally fantastic group of friends and family, making for one of the most fun receptions we’ve ever had.

Samara got her dress at Ivory and White. The wedding was at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham and the reception was less than a block away at the Historic Rucker Place. After the reception we went back to the Tutwiler Hotel with them for some pictures in the rain.

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Jenna & Seth

It’s funny, I’ve traveled all over the world, and I’m convinced that there are parts of Alabama that are as beautiful as anywhere on earth – the Dyar’s house on Smith Lake is definitely one of them. I also have a total love affair with being on the water, so taking a boat ride for pictures with an amazing couple is pretty much my idea of heaven.

Everything about their wedding was fantastic; wildflowers, the stars, Seth’s Land-Rovers, the boats, the painter who illustrated their ceremony, the spectacular light reflecting off the house to make perfect ceremony pictures, the fantastic music (killer, killer band and the Lamb family for the ceremony music). It was also one of those days where I felt like a friend as much as a photographer, which is always special!

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Casey & Brad

Casey and Brad met at Alabama, but they did their wedding planning across the country from LA, and I had the honor of being their photographer. All of our shoots – the engagement, bridal, and wedding day were absolutely perfect weather, light, and fun (I miss those days when its 102 degrees outside!!). The ceremony was at Rosewood in Pinson, and everything was delightfully elegant – Casey did a fantastic job planning of the details, and Rosewood did fantastic flowers and hung the rad chandeliers.

One of my favorite moments was during the vows – after a couple of tongue twister lines, Casey turned to the guests and gave a thumbs up – a perfect reaction and moment! I also really appreciate that Casey and Brad let us steal them away for a few pictures under the chandeliers once night came – they are some of my favorite pictures this year!

My good friend Kevin Roberts (aka Kevant) took pictures with me, Coats Cars provided the transportation, and Rosewood did the flowers and orchestrated a wonderful event (they are a fantastic team!!).

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