Got a wedding this weekend? Are you running around your house trying to find your camera batteries, cleaning your lenses and making sure your black jumpsuit is clean? I completely understand the feeling. There is so much that has to be done in order for you to be completely ready and prepped to pull out […]

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July 31, 2020

My Wedding Day Workflow

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I had the sweetest time exploring downtown Birmingham with Kendall and Austin for their engagement session!! These two were such naturals in front of the camera, making my job so easy!! As soon as we parked to start the session, it began to downpour. We decided to wait it out and I am so glad […]

Engagements

July 29, 2020

Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Crim!! Surrounded by their family and friends on the 4th of July, Anna and Charlie became husband and wife! These two high school sweethearts had the most beautiful and classic wedding at Stone Bridge Farms. Everything about this day was pure joy!! During the getting ready portion of the morning Anna […]

Weddings

July 27, 2020

Stone Bridge Farms Summer Wedding

It was a hot summer day in July at one of Tuscaloosa’s most beautiful venues, NorthRiver Yacht Club. The sun was shining, the flowers were blooming and the yacht club was filled with joy and happiness on July 3rd as Megan and Nick prepared for the day ahead. Megan had her closest friends by her […]

Weddings

July 9, 2020

NorthRiver Yacht Club Summer Wedding

Alabama summer wedding days are some of my favorites to photograph. The grass is so green, all the flowers are blooming and the light is unmatched. Kelsey and Thomas had one of the sweetest and most beautiful wedding days this past June. It was a day full of so many wonderful memories for Thomas and […]

Weddings

July 6, 2020

Gordo Alabama Summer Wedding

Bailey and John’s engagement session may go down as one of my absolute favorites, for a few different reasons. Everything about it was perfect! From the light to the location, it was all dreamy! We got to do their engagement session at a place very special to Bailey. It was pretty picture-perfect! We shot their […]

Engagements

June 30, 2020

Fairhope Engagement Session

If anyone follows Lucy on instagram, then you too feel like you are total BFF’s with her!! I was so excited for Lucy and Brent’s Tuscaloosa engagement session, because I knew it would be like hanging out with old friends! Lucy and Brent were so easy to photograph and their engagement session has me really […]

Engagements

June 16, 2020

Tuscaloosa Engagement Session

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 […]

Weddings

June 12, 2020

Samantha and Parker’s Birmingham Wedding

I’ve got a beautiful Birmingham engagement session for you!! Summer wedding season is in FULL swing, and I could not be more excited about it. Not only is my summer schedule full of beautiful wedding days, it is also jam packed full of some gorgeous engagement sessions!! I’ll be back in forth between Tuscaloosa, Fairhope, […]

Engagements

June 11, 2020

Birmingham Engagement Session at Morris Avenue and Railroad Park

You have been planning your dream wedding for months and months. Down to the smallest of details, you have planned for your big day! You booked your favorite venue and found the wedding dress of your dreams. The countdown is on. The months turn into only a few weeks. Then, everything seems to come crashing […]

Weddings

June 3, 2020

Oak Meadow Summer Wedding