Unplugged Photography Blog » Recent pictures by David Shirk, a wedding photographer in Birmingham Alabama

Ashley & Jason


I received an email from Ashley about this time last year saying they asked a venue who was the best photographer in Alabama. . .and they said Unplugged Photography. No pressure, huh? But one of the reasons I think the last few years have been so great is that people hire us with really high expectations and consequently give us the freedom to take amazing pictures. Case in point, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are a huge place, but we all walked to the bamboo forest, and the resulting pictures were awesome! Or the sunset pics. . .we were driving to the reception and saw a cool sky, so Ashley and Jason ran across the street with us to take a few pictures at railroad park.

It’s funny how one detail can bring an entire wedding together. . .and the detail for Ashley and Jason was something I’ve never run across at a wedding before = beards! The long jackets that the guys wore, the ascots. . .they looked so vintage and awesome. Also, I loved the bridesmaids dresses – the detail on the bottom is great!

They released butterflies during the ceremony to honor Jason’s father who passed away last year. . .the picture of the lone butterfly in the sky is one of my favorite pictures ever in terms of simplicity and symbolism.

Ashley’s mom grew up planning weddings, and it was really cool to see how all the details of the day fit together. The ceremony was at the Botanical Gardens, reception at B&A Warehouse, Mandy Majerik did the flowers, Mallory Wilkins did the planning/design, the night pictures are at the Tutwiler, and Jason’s friends played music for the ceremony and reception (holy moly, they were talented!).

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