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

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.

Best of 2012

To our 2012 brides and grooms – thank you for trusting us, laughing with us, and becoming our friends. . . here’s to another amazing year and to the beginning of the rest of your lives!

Kim & Chris

Kim and Chris had an outdoor wedding at the Sonnet House on one of the first chilly days this fall. Kim was a total trooper, and it we got gorgeous pictures with the fall colors. Every time Chris looked at Kim, he would start crying – the groomsmen stuffed his pockets with tissues as they walked down the aisle – quite endearing and hilarious. Corey from the Sonnet house did an awesome the flowers and Joe B. from Feel the Beat was the DJ (and gangham style backup dancer).

Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits are truly a southern tradition. Many of the shots end up adorning the bride’s mother’s wall, but they are also a great chance to test out the fit of your dress, your hair, and your make-up – and let David take some creative portraits along with the traditional. We always end up with the traditional shots as well, but here are some of the more unconventional pictures he has taken at this “before the wedding” event.