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 met Karly through her cousin, Charlie Ann. – one of my July brides. And boy, I’m glad the connections have been made. I knew when Karly and I met for her consultation that I wanted to walk this journey with her and Brandon. Karly has a sweet and quiet spirit and lights up when […]

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January 16, 2019

Tuscaloosa Engagement Session

So calm. So relaxed. So joyful. Even in the pouring rain. Whitney and Hunter didn’t let a bit of it impact their wedding day. They were so content and happy to be getting married! The two tied the knot on December 8th at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa! They were surrounded by their sweetest friends […]

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December 27, 2018

Calvary Baptist Church Winter Wedding

Alyssa and Andrew told me they were a little nervous for their engagement session because they don’t know what to do with their hands! Looking at these pictures, can you believe that?! I told them to not worry at all because I’ll walk them through everything. They were definitely one of the easiest couples to […]

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November 8, 2018

Railroad Park Birmingham Engagement Session

I am so excited to finally share this bridal session of Blair! Her and Daniel had the most beautiful wedding at the Sonnet House this past Saturday. Blair was a classically beautiful bride and we had so much fun taking her bridal portraits. Blair decided to do them at the Drish House in Tuscaloosa, which […]

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October 29, 2018

Drish House Bridal Session

Is there anything more beautiful than a wedding in October? Donavan Inn in Marion, Alabama was a beautiful setting for Carly and Mark’s wedding day! Their family and friends were so excited to finally witness these two come together in marriage. Carly looked beautiful in her timeless lace-sleeved wedding dress. And then there were the […]

Uncategorized, Weddings

October 15, 2018

Donavan Inn Wedding

Abby and Mallory are the reason I LOVE high school senior sessions. They were so excited for their shoot and even got their hair and makeup done professionally! Their mom reached out to me back in the summer to book their session and when she told me it was for her twin girls I was […]

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October 10, 2018

Abby & Mallory High School Senior Session

I had so much fun with Charlie Ann and Jonathan! They both have the most relaxing personalities and were up for anything. Jesus put a hold on Alabama heat and gave us such good weather for their engagement session! Charlie Ann and Jonathan will be getting married in July at First Baptist Church in Downtown […]

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September 19, 2018

Charlie Ann & Jonathan