For this sweet couple, combining a rustic, antique style with the outdoors was a piece of cake! The ceremony was outside overlooking a pond at Applewood Farms and the reception was a giant barn party complete with corn hole and a live band.
Brittany and her husband, Jonathan, were surrounded by friends and family from all over the country on their wedding day and it seemed like everyone pitched in. Brittany’s mom made adorable chalkboard signs, Jonathan’s dad made a picture frame for old family photos, and Brittany’s grandfather officiated the wedding. I loved being there to capture all of these details on their special, ridiculously perfect, wedding day.
I love how Jonathan’s sister was so moved when first seeing her brother.
The grooms cake represented their love for rock climbing, which is actually where he popped the question. Brittany said, “while we were both dangling from a rope. He asked and took my breath away.”
I am soooo excited about this blog post! I recently flew out to Las Vegas to visit a new friend, Victoria. She is the founder of Flora Pop, the first traveling pop-up wedding company in the U.S. She specializes in small weddings focusing 100% on the couple. She’s a one stop shop! Here’s how it works: you collaborate together on picking one of her stunning locations, then she meets you there with her super cute teardrop, a dozen gourmet donuts, a handcrafted bouquet and boutonnière, and a bottle of champagne! She’s ordained in 49 states and takes the time to make your vows special and personal. She truly makes your wedding effortless and affordable! I was so excited to offer complementary photos for this couple’s wedding while I was visiting. I couldn’t wait to see her work in person. I’m even more lucky that I have a good friend who’s decided to get hitched there with Flora Pop in August! Stay tuned to see photos from their wedding too. Also, TOP SECRET NEWS: Flora Pop South will start this fall based in Atlanta, she travels too! I can’t wait to team up more with these amazing ladies!!!!
Did you miss me? I have been MIA for a while now and blogging definitely got put on the back burner. But I’ve been busy with sooo much and can’t wait to start sharing here! In the next few months I’ll be blogging weddings from this year, several from last year, and new things that are in the works! To start us off lets begin with my first wedding of 2016!
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed photographing this wedding back in March. There were so many special details. Jennifer, the bride, explained to me how close she was with her grandmother and made sure to include butterflies as a symbol of her presence on Jennifer and John’s big day. Jennifer even wore a pendant made from her grandmother’s wedding ring.
Jennifer and John didn’t let the rain ruin their memorable day. In fact, the rain made it even more magical. The Historic Rucker House is truly a stunning venue in rain or shine, see for yourself…
In celebration of Mothers Day and Summer finally kicking in I thought I would share this underwater maternity session I did. Rachel was the most beautiful mother to be, she was literally glowing underwater. Her movements were so graceful, she truly inspired me. I hope these refreshing photos keep you cool during these hot summer days. Please let me know if you would be interested in an underwater session, they’re sooo much fun!
Happy Spring!!! Also happy belated Easter. I always know when Easter is close because a sea of pollen strikes and everything begins to bloom, including my allergies The Cherry Blossoms have already come and gone, but now we’re getting Dogwoods and Magnolias! Just the other week SayBre was lucky enough to teach our first one-on-one mentoring workshop. I met the lovely Nicole with NicTay Photography, so be sure to check her out! She joined me in my home for a 4 hour class and then we ended the day with a spring inspired session. It was an honor to collaborate with Sarah Brown Calligraphy and Cakes by Anna for this styled shoot also the ah-mazing Jackie from Rawwbeauty did the brides hair and makeup. They really put the icing on the cake! (hehe). The only thing this session is missing is baby bunnies or ducks, which our farm will be getting very soon! Eeeee, I love spring!!! If any of you new photographers are looking for some inspiration or education, please contact me to set up your one-on-one.
I actually made this bouquet with flowers I bought from Whole Foods!
Happy Birthday to me!!! I will be turning 32 March 1st and I’m so excited what this year will bring for me. Last year at this time I was in Las Vegas attending WPPI, a huge photography convention! While I was there I decided to join Blue Dandelion Photography and The Salty Peanut photography for their stunning styled shootout. I love their creativity in deciding to bring trees into the desert! Their team of models were fun and fabulous… not to mention it’s always a plus when the couple is a real couple in love! It was great meeting new photog friends, not to mention seeing old friends like Julie Paisley. I had such a great time and I’m sad I’m missing it this year. I heard on the DL something very special they have in store, so keep an eye out to see their posts. Until then enjoy these warm desert photos on this wet, not so snowy, day!
While your man is watching the Super Bowl come out and be pampered by SayBre Photography! Professional hair and makeup plus champagne and chocolate are only some of the things you’ll be getting. You’ll also get a custom made little black accordion book of 14 retouched images just in time for Valentines Day! Bring a friend and you’ll each get $25 off. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your limited spot, we’re only excepting 8 girls!
2014 was truly stunning I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!
This past year was truly an unforgettable one! My business took me places I never imagined. I photographed in France, Germany, New York, Oregon, Louisiana, Nevada, Georgia, and so many charming weddings here in Alabama. I recently learned I won WeddingWires Couples Choice Award as well as the Knot Best of Weddings 2015. It all seems sooo surreal to me. I am very lucky to be doing what I love. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for all of my amazing couples. The support from my friends and family has been endless. But most of all I couldn’t have done it without my loving husband by my sides. Running a business is really hard and he’s been there for me since day one. Believe it or not he is actually the one who came up with my name, SayBre, almost 10 years ago! It’ s actually suppose to be a pun, say cheese. Not many get it but I still love it and will never change it!. I am sooo excited to see what 2015 has in store for us. I look forward to having the honor of photographing more love stories in the coming year. I consider each couple a friend and I can’t wait to meet all my new friends this year!
I tried to gather 2 to 3 photos from each event I photographed in 2014… it was really tough to narrow down! I also realize with all my travels I put blogging on the back burner, so in the next few months I’m going to blog past weddings as well as stay on top of this years! Let’s call this a new years resolution! I hope everyone had a fantastic New Years and here’s to 2015, cheers!!!
I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day. My dad past away when I was 16 which only made me a stronger person in the end. But every time I shoot a wedding and there are daddy daughter moments I still feel it tug at my heart. I know my father would have been sooo proud of where I am today and I wouldn’t be the person who I am if it wasn’t for his strong humor, kind heart, and the best friend that he was. I hope all of you make sure to let your dads know how special they are this weekend. I know I’ll be thinking of mine <3