Saturday, June 26, 2010

Geoff and Elizabeth

I absolutely love the above photograph. It is SO the two of them... They are the kindest, cutest, sweetest couple who simply wanted to get married. I nothing but LOVED their friends and family and had way too much fun at their reception. So, Geoff and Elizabeth, great to meet you both -- and great to be able to document your big day.

Diane, thanks for being one of my biggest fans - I hope you love your "sneak peaks."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June is flying by!!!

I was blessed to photograph Bryan and Jennifer's wedding last weekend and am finally able to show some of her bridal images that we shot last month at The Preserve in Hoover.

Time just flies. I try to enjoy each day but am often shocked with how fast time flies... I celebrated Father's Day at my parent's pool with my family and even took my camera into the pool - dangerous!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

i love simple photos.

Someone commented on a picture that I posted of Walter and Anna getting into their get-away car last week... They commented saying that while it was simple, it was such a fun moment. I agree and love these 2 from last week, too!

I was blessed to be apart of another wedding today, and Bryan and Jennifer are now Mr. and Mrs. Gibson... Congrats!

Stay tuned for more photos soon!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Have you cried at a blog post?

I did this morning.

Let me take you back about 8 months ago... I got a call from my dear dear friend Lauren saying that she was getting married. The date that she wanted to get married was a date that I could photograph her wedding, but it ended up being June 12, a date that I was already booked.

I sent her to this "new photographer's website" named Amanda Pair and told her that while she was newer into photography, I thought she was friendly, kind, and really talented. I thought that, if everything worked out, Lauren and Amanda would be the perfect match!

Fast-forward to this morning. I sat, looking at the photographs of Brett and Lauren's wedding and read what Amanda posted. I literally teared up and cried through it - because Lauren is such a dear, dear, dear soul to my heart. What a jewel she is!

Look at her:

And, in that moment, I was so grateful for pictures. For photography. And for Amanda. It makes me appreciate all the hard work and she and other photographers put in to capture so many magical, priceless memories. That may sound cheesy, but I believe each and every word of it.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Mrs. Donna Wilson" :)

I was honored to photograph the wedding of Walter and Anna Wilson yesterday. I have known these two since high school, and there wedding was really a high school reunion of sorts - and so much fun!!! They are in St. Lucia, which makes me jealous, but I am here to recap their big day... starting with the elegant Asbury United Methodist Church:
Anna's bouquet:
I love these two! Anna and her mom have the sweetest relationship...
Gorgeous! I love this simple portrait!
Anna is seriously one of the most photogenic people I have ever seen.

Anna with Melissa, her best friend and matron-of-honor... they really have a sweet relationship:

They chose to have a "first look" and see each other before the ceremony - it was a really sweet moment.

Remember that sweet best friend and matron-of-honor? I love this hug they shared before walking down the aisle.

ceremony - time...
And, the newly-weds are OFF to the reception!!! One nice about having a "first look" is being able to walk out of the ceremony and go straight to the reception.
After they were introduced for the first time, they shared a first dance:

Then everyone started dancing and partying! Something tells me that this is during "Livin' of a Prayer!" I love what happens when this song comes on!

Walter and Anna, there is so much I want to tell you. Thank you for staying friends with me and for allowing me to document your "big day." I am so excited that you are moving into my neighborhood, and I promise that we will spend time together soon. I hope that you enjoy each moment of St. Lucia, and I will have your pictures when you get back. Congrats!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Album Designs

I have a confession to make... I am always a little anxious about beginning to design a wedding album. It seems like a huge undertaking, but when I am through - it's totally worth it! Here is a peak at what I've been up to...

And, a side-note... sorry for the delay in updating my blog. I have been badly "under the weather" and am hoping that I'm getting over it!