June weddings in Alabama are known to be a little hot. Well, let’s face it, any summer wedding in Alabama is known to be a little hot. Samantha and Parker’s was no exception. It was a warm summer day for a beautiful Birmingham wedding. There was rain in the forecast all week long and even the day of. Be we all prayed and crossed our fingers hard enough because it cleared up in the perfect time to take all of the outdoor portraits. I would take hot summer days any day of the week to be able to get the gorgeous glow that Samantha and Parker got in their wedding photos. As a “light and airy” photographer, there’s just no better feeling than getting that gorgeous glow.
The first look Samantha had with her dad was one of the highlight’s of the wedding day for me. It was evident the bond that Samantha had with her “padre” – that’s what she calls him. Not just Samantha and her dad, but her entire family. This wedding was definitely centered around two wonderful families coming together as one.
This was also my first full wedding day to shoot since quarantine! So my photographer heart was on cloud nine when I got to shoot a full wedding party. Let’s talk about this wedding party for just a second. Samantha had some of the kindest bridesmaids ever. I think each one of them asked me at least once during the day if there was anything I need or they could be doing.
Samantha and Parker’s wedding day truly felt like I was just hanging out with my friends who happened to be getting married. I may only spend one full day with most of my clients, but I always leave feeling like I am apart of the family!!
Congratulations Samantha and Parker!! I could not be more excited for the two of you to start this journey of marriage together. Enjoy some of my favorite photos from your wedding day!! Also, if you haven’t already, check out Samantha and Parker’s super cute engagement session!
Venue: Park Crest Events
Dress: Bella’s Bridal
Florist: Stems and Styles
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy Group
Hair and Makeup: Natalie Moore
Cake: Leah’s Bake Shop