June 18th, 2013
Ginna was a beautiful laid back bride who was barefoot most of her wedding day! She and Leighton are the type of couple you want to spend a weekend with at the lake, and I was lucky enough to do just that for their engagement session. After their session Ginna wrote to compliment me on how great it was that I was able “to get a guy to enjoy a photo session!” and that “Leighton was seriously bragging about you all afternoon.” This makes me giggle a little! We did have a lot of fun, which you can see in their photos.Their wedding took place on a stunning summer day at the Sonnet House in Leeds, AL. When we went to do their first look Ginna literally ran all the way to Leighton she was so excited! I love how they’ve known each other for most of their lives but are still giddy for one another. One of my favorite things from their wedding was the individual peach cobblers in place of the grooms cake! At the end of the night lids were placed on the cobblers and you could take one home for a midnight snack, which I surely did! Thank you G+L for such a wonderful wedding!
They had a polaroid camera for guest to make an instant scrapbook for them! Also a great way to make sure every guest was photographed
June 4th, 2013
Lauren+Tyler are an awesome couple! I loved their venu at The Ventanas. It had stunning views of Atlanta and a roof top with a helipad, which we were allowed to use for photos. Their wedding was very elegant with a hint of fun. Lauren loves Disney, and even had a job playing characters at Disney World! Now she’s attending law school. For the wedding to better represent them as a couple there were added touches of Disney for Lauren and several comic book super-heroes for Tyler! ellyB Events did an amazing job helping L+T’s dream wedding come together. Also I was in love with all the flowers! Jacki, of Stylish Stems, incorporated some awe inspiring succulents with a little blue and silver in the flowers, complementing the wedding colors beautifully. It was all around a fabulous wedding! I was honored to document such a sweet couple and such talented vendors.
Superhero cake pops and homemade jams for the guest!
Lauren and Tyler love the Disney movie UP. His boutonniere had the grape soda cap pin. For their guest sign in they did balloon thumb prints!
I love that you can tell he’s smiling in this photo!
Tyler gave all his guys superhero socks. Here they all are acting out their heros! I want to thank Trent, my second shooter for being so awesome and getting shots like this!!!
I loved when Lauren’s mom walked her down the isle half way. Then Tyler met them and then walked her the other half. It was very sweet.
May 30th, 2013
I met Jennifer and Josh over a year ago at the Atlanta Bridal Show and I was so happy when they decided to book me for their special day! They ended up having two engagement sessions in different locations with different looks. I thought this was a great idea because you can’t have too many amazing photos of just the two of you together. These two actually dated a long long time ago and things didn’t work out at the time. Years later when they both had changed careers and grown on their own they happened to fall into each others lives again and could not be separated. The love they have now is stronger than ever! I was so honored to document some of their love story. Please enjoy some of the photos from their wedding at Roswell Founders Hall. Also a special thanks to my second shooter, Trent Chau!
Confortable flip flops and a breathtaking necklace and bracelet for the Bridesmaids gift!
Jennifers gift to Josh. My mom actually gave us these books at our wedding! Here is one of the tips, “Don’t think it’s beneath you to put your husband’s slippers ready for him. On a cold evening, especially, it makes all the difference to his comfort if the soles are warmed through.” Haha Does that mean we’re suppose to wear them first to warm them up?!
Stunning Jimmy Choo Shoes and clutch to die for!
Gifts J+J got each other the day of.
Daddy daughter first look. He was laughing because he said we paid all that money for those shoes and we can’t even see them! He was just trying to get her to smile.
Jennifer+Josh chose not to see each other before the wedding but they did want a photo where they were both in it!
May 24th, 2013
Wow, the last few months have been the busiest months of my life. In all the chaos two of my high school bestest friends, Jill and Ashley, both got married. They both had beautiful outdoor weddings in the mountains and both were stunning brides. I hope to share Ashley’s wedding soon but until then here’s a sneak peek of Jills. Her venu felt like a resort. The wedding party, which I was in, stayed in big cabins throughout the property. They had a total of 15 in their wedding party and they definitely knew how to have a party! Jill and Eric were married in front of a gorgeous waterfall and guest came from all over to share this special day with them. The weather was teasing us with rain here and there, but once the ceremony was to start the sun came shining through! As soon as the wedding was over and we went to enter the reception hall it started pouring. I’m not going to say I’m a lucky charm but this has happened at the last 4 weddings I’ve shot?! So if you’re afraid of rain on your wedding day, book me to be your ray of sunshine <3
Here is a pic of me and my highschool bffs, Ashley, Becky, and Jill. Taken by my sweet husband!
Eric got all his groomsmen DC shoes!
Jill got all the girls makeup bags and an awesome scarf!
I loved their first look! It was hard not posting more photos from this!
Each year they will tie a knot on their anniversary to make their love stronger!
Jill had a giant puzzle made from one of their engagement photos for guest to sign the pieces instead of a guest book!
May 10th, 2013
Let me start off by saying even when the forecast is 100% chance of rain, there is still a possibility the sky will hold off so you can have the wedding you dreamed of. This is what happened last weekend at Jami+Grant’s wedding. We were so lucky to be able to keep everything as planned. Jami wasn’t fazed by anything negative. This was hers and Grant’s day and she was beaming with positive energy! Even when her dress got a little muddy she was like, “Who cares? I’m only going to wear it once!” She also did so many DIY projects to make her wedding extra special. I really loved getting to know her and Grant, and I now consider them friends. Please enjoy some photos from this stunning wedding!
Though Grant is an Alabama fan, ROLL TIDE, Jami is an Auburn fan. She hid this tiger on the back of his Bama grooms cake!
Engraved Jack Daniels for the groomsmen and super cute monogrammed bags for the bridesmaids!
Jami made these cute signs for her bridesmaids and we took this same photo with her phone and sent it to Grant before he saw her!
April 18th, 2013
Lights, Camera, Action! This wedding was one of a kind. I met the groom, Jason, years ago in high school on the drumline. That’s right, I played bass drum. I don’t remember ever being very good, but my old friends begged to differ last weekend which surprised me. I then went to UA and was in colorguard. Jason was one of the only people I knew when arriving in Alabama and we became best friends and then roommates! We had epic costume themed parties. For example, tin foil theme, what you want to be when you grow up theme, super hero vs villain theme! Theme parties were our forté, so it only made sense that his wedding would be the biggest theme party ever.
Jason and Rebekka gathered their all time favorite movies and incorporated them in to their special day. Jason and his best man were dressed as Dumb and Dumber and his other groomsmen were dressed like the Big Lebowski. Rebekka dressed traditionally which they explained in a homemade movie before the wedding started on the big screen! All of her bridesmaids/man dressed as Harry Potter characters, the ring bearers were dressed as the Three Amigos, and all guest were invited to dress up as well! Jason and Rebekka had been taking dance lessons months before the wedding so they could preform the actual Dirty Dancing dance. They even pulled off the lift at the end! Rebekkas sister made both of the stunning cakes from scratch! There was movie trivia, an epic ice cream bar, and movie clips playing all night. They thought of it all! This was truly a wedding to never forget. I can’t express how happy I am for these two to live happily ever after!
I took a gamble getting the kiss from this angle. It would have been perfect if I had stollen that hat
Jason is a graphic designer so he photoshopped his wedding party in to their favorite movie posters!
Each table was decorated with a different movie theme and fresh popcorn!
They had an ah-mazing ice cream bar!
Movie Trivia Quizes and door prizes were given out!
No one puts Baby in the corner!
Bryant djed the wedding! We dressed as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum! Here we are taking a break to dance to his sweet tunes!
April 11th, 2013
Today is a big day for me! I have decided to offer a Living Social/Amazon Local Ad. The deal I’m offering is more about the experience of doing something you’ve never done, being free, and feeling beautiful! I’m looking for women that want to show a side of themselves not often seen. Have professional photos taken to preserve your stunning body as it is now. Do it for you, or do it for someone special in your life. My job is to bring the beauty of who you are out in some photos. You’ll get to pick your favorite photo from a private, secure, online gallery and receive a retouched print to keep! Of course if you love them all, I did my job well and you will be interested in purchasing more prints and products to help support me as a local photographer. I am so excited to meet these new ladies and can’t wait to get to know you! I’m only offering a few to start with, so if it sells out or you have any questions email me. Thanks ladies! Click the photos to go to the deal!
April 8th, 2013
I was surprised when I got a message asking to photograph, up and coming artist, St Paul and The Broken Bones for their new EP. I met them before their sold out show at WorkPlay to take a few shots of the group. I will say that photographing six guys is pretty challenging, haha. I was lucky enough to be put on the guest list for the show too. Their performance blew me away! I was honored by the invitation to capture such a strong band with such soul. Paul really sings with his heart and convinces his listeners from the stage, letting the music move him. Be sure to check out their incredible live show if they are playing near you! These dreamy dudes are going to make it big so let’s support them along the way.
This is when I asked Paul to sing his highest note, hehe.
March 20th, 2013
Becky & Matt had mutual friends who tried to get them to meet several times throughout the years. It wasn’t until their friends made them both godparents of their new daughter that they finally met at the christening. Soon after they fell in love and knew they were meant for each other. They were engaged a year later and are now married! They are the sweetest couple who would do anything for each other. I love my job and learning each couple’s love story. This was truly a unique one.
A touching smile from Matts grandmother letting him know how happy she is for him.
love seeing Becky and her father peeking into the wedding before it starts!
March 15th, 2013
Happy St Patty’s weekend! My husband and I, plus my best friend, and several family members went to Ireland last October. It is one of my absolute favorite places to visit, though I may be a bit biased. I gained an appreciation for my Irish heritage when I started Irish step dancing at age 10. Also while studying at the Brooks Institue I spent 2 months in Ireland working on a documentary project with 12 other photographers. At the culmination of the project, we created a DVD, gallery exhibit, book, and website. I was actually the one who designed and created our Website. Feel free to take a moment and check it out, there’s some really stunning work.
Ireland is truly a magical place! The people are so friendly and the beauty is overwhelming. Ali and I decided to take some Irish inspired portraits. She wore a gold headband and a green dress from Anthropology. She also wrapped herself in a knitted shawl my mom made all my bridesmaids for my wedding. We literally just pulled over on the side of the road where we found some abandoned ruins. We were welcomed by the cutest donkeys who also wanted to have their photos taken. Our session was short but sweet due to the chill breeze but I think we really got some great shots. If any of you ladies are thinking about a destination wedding, the summers are stunning in Ireland! Just make sure you contact me about coming with you
Check out my Irish feature on Glamour and Grace’s Blog today! Also here are a few Gaelic words you can throw out there this Irish weekend.
Éirinn go Brách (Erin Go Bragh) ~ Ireland forever
Sláinte (slahn-chə) ~ Good Health : Commonly used as a drinking toast
Gráím thú (Graw-im hoo) ~ I love You
An Irish Blessing: May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness come through your door.