Alexandra & Michael

Alex and Mike had a beautiful wedding full of family, laughter, and a bit of glamour. From the moment we walked into the hotel room to moments at twilight in railroad park to hugs at the end of the day as they climbed on the party bus, we had an amazing day weaving in and out of the festivities and capturing the grace and joy with which they interacted with each and every one of their guests. Welcome to their wedding day. . .

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Lisa & Justin

Lisa and Justin had a beautiful fall day at the Sonnet House – the home of our favorite tree in the world :). Lisa and Anita (AKBrides) had planned every detail of the day impeccably – from the personalized wine glasses, to the hand knit flowers on the cake table, to the seamless infusion of burlap, pinks, and champagnes. Carol of Lillie’s Flowers complemented everything beautifully with flowers in dusty pink and white, and old fashioned restored church pews lined the ceremony aisle. Lisa and Justin wandered around the beautiful grounds with us without any concern or complaint and Justin mastered the veil “floof”. They had moments of goofiness and abandon and Lisa’s face would light up as she glanced our way “this,” she said, “is us.” – and they trusted us completely to capture it all.

We have been back to the Sonnet House every few months for our entire time in Birmingham and I got a little nostalgic as we drove in for this wedding. . we have had amazing couples, met amazing friends, and loved making incredible images for our brides and grooms there. We are so glad Lisa and Justin gave us a chance to return again. John and Angela of MainStreet were beside us to capture the day in video; Rabbi Barry performed a beautiful ceremony; Happy Catering filled everyone’s bellies, JAMM entertainment kept the party going; and they left in Coat’s Classic Cars’ beautiful Rolls Royce for a few more pictures in front of Tutwiler before they went out with friends to continue the celebration

Lesley & Sean

Leslie and Sean had a wonderful wedding in Auburn at the end of August. Some of my favorite moments – the fist bump with her dad before the ceremony, the flower girl walking backwards down the aisle as she watched the petals fall, the blanket Leslie made for Sean as his wedding present (Arianna made one for me when we were married and I’ve loved it ever since. . .although mine doesn’t have Saw’s BBQ on it!), and our ride around the golf course to take pictures before the reception.

Thanks Kevin for coming to shoot with me, and thank you Lesley and Sean – you guys are wonderful and it was an honor to be a part of your wedding!

the Sonnet House

There are a few wedding venues in Alabama where we return again and again, always excited about the possibility of the land and the light. . .the Sonnet House is one of those places. We’ve taken some of our favorite pictures we’ll every take there – and Jared, Corey, and Candace are always fantastic about, well, everything.

Anna & Hunter

Shooting weddings can be stressful – trying to be several places and taking several different pictures at once, being on guard every second against missing an important moment – it’s always fun, but many days it is a ton of work. Every once in a while there comes a time where everything is easy, from the weather, to the venue, to the families, to the band playing bluegrass the entire time you’re taking pre-wedding pictures, great late-afternoon light, a field full of clover for portraits. . .Anna & Hunter’s wedding was one of those amazingly peaceful days.

Hunter and Anna had their wedding at Swann Lake stables, which is the most beautiful barn you’ll ever see, on a perfect 75 degree afternoon. It was beautiful and intimate, with mostly family, close friends, and their pastor from Hunter Street officiating the ceremony. Act of Congress played the music during the ceremony and reception – they are absolutely fantastic. B&A catered the party, P.E.W.S brought in the pews, Jackie Robinson from RawwBeauty did Anna’s makeup, Lynn Cummings second-shot with me, and PastryArts created the fantastic wedding cake (I can’t imagine how tedious it was to write 1 Corinthians 13 around an entire cake!).