Meadow Brook hall wedding: Deann & Jeff

8.8.18 - weddings by Courtney

I knew Deann was exactly my kind of bride when she told me that her second dress was going to be more comfortable, "to eat the chocolate mousse." She also said that she, "couldn't decide," and I completely see why. She looked absolutely stunning in each one. They were the perfect mix of champagne and pink with rhinestones that looked like royalty. Jeff's tux fit like a glove and he looked like perfection in it. They not only looked the part but a photographer’s dream couple. They are funny, kind and gracious but most importantly they were so very happy. This day was a celebration. Surrounded by their loved ones they tied the knot in a beautifully intimate ceremony and were ready to celebrate the day.
With a forecast of 90% chance of rain all day, yes ALL day, I was prepped and ready for wet conditions. Whether it was the Rosary in the bushes or just fact that this was meant to be a perfect day (which Deann and Jeff got) we made it through without any rain! A ceremony in the gardens, cocktails on the patio and one beautifully decorated tent. There were garden lights wrapped in foliage, candlelit tables, colorful flowers by Bellisario and the perfect amount of sparkle. The dance floor remained full with tunes by Chateau, even as guests made trips to a room filled with deserts (check out their cake by Elegance in Sugar, words can't describe how fabulous this one was) a cigar roller, the photo booth and the late-night pizza station. They also had the cutest painted canvas for guests to sign. It was truly a day filled with happy memories. Congrats Deann and Jeff.









































































































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Downtown Birmingham engagement session: Jess & Christian

8.7.18 - engagements by Kristen Taylor

I hadn’t met this couple prior to their engagement session, and as I approached the spot where we agreed to meet up I saw a pretty girl in a beautiful flowing dress and I thought “oh please let that be Jess because I love her look”… and it was! She and Christian are super adorable and it was really lovely chatting with them and getting to know them during the session. The weather was supposed to be dicey but it turned out to be beautiful, a good sign of what’s ahead for this couple, I am sure! Congrats, Jess and Christian!!!















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Downtown Birmingham engagement session: Mckenzie & Pat

8.7.18 - engagements by Kristen Taylor

A guilty pleasure of mine is watching The Real Housewives of New York (well, of almost any city really but New York is my favorite), and I think that Mckenzie looks EXACTLY like Tinsley (this is a compliment, Tinsley is gorgeous)! And she and Pat look SO cute together! It was easy to photograph this stunning couple as we bounced around some spots in downtown Birmingham on a lovely evening. I’m excited that I get to spend my New Year’s Eve with this awesome couple at their Detroit Athletic Club wedding. There’s no doubt it’ll be a great wedding! Congrats, you two!













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Detroit Athletic Club wedding: Katie & Alex

8.6.18 - weddings by Kristin G.

I had such a good time with Katie+Alex at their engagement shoot that I had absolutely been looking forward to shooting their wedding! Katie was all smiles and totally relaxed when I first saw her at the Detroit Athletic Club. The girls were just finishing getting ready and before long it was time for Katie to don her gorgeous gown and meet her handsome groom for their first look. It was a sunny, hot summer day in the city, but the wedding party powered through portraits in that full sun — and it was absolutely worth it! The heartfelt ceremony was held at the always impressive St. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church and it was then time to get the party started back at the DAC. Before we headed back to the venue, we first made a quick pit-stop at Belt Alley for some fun portraits and The Dan Rafferty Band was waiting and ready to rock when we returned. As always the reception room at the DAC looks gorgeous with flowers by Jen House Design, and invitations by R.S.V.P. Following the sweet words of the toasts, we headed up to the rooftop for some sunset portraits overlooking the city, which was my favorite part of the evening. These two deserve nothing but a lifetime of happiness. A huge congrats to this sweet bride+groom!



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Townsend Hotel Wedding: Megan & Jacob

7.26.18 - weddings by Courtney

Oh my goodness, Megan and Jacob's wedding day was absolutely filled with gorgeousness. We started the day at Megan's parents house which was perfect to host all the ladies as they got ready for the day. I was in Heaven with all the details and endless options for photos. From the moment we began it was obvious just how much everyone loves and supports Megan and Jacob. The house was a buzz with excitement as the ladies prepped for the day. Hair, makeup, and laughter filled their home.
Megan looked spectacular in her gown. The empire waist and lace details were perfection. Megan and her mom had the sweetest matching bracelets. I love that color is coming back to weddings. The girls wine colored dresses and the mixture of colored flowers looked so stunning together with the guys dark suits. Jacob looked terrific in his suit and his outfit was completed with the best smile as he saw Megan walk down the aisle.
What stood out to me the most about this wedding was the importance of family. It was so wonderful to see so many generations together and so involved with the happy couple. This wedding wins for having the most little ones in attendance. It was absolutely joyous.
Megan and Jacob's ceremony was at St. Regis church and their reception at the Townsend. In between, we stopped at Booth Park and Quarton lake where we enjoyed the beautiful weather while taking photos.
Soon after the guests arrived in the beautifully decorated reception room and the dance floor started filling up. The whole design of the event was incredible thanks to Linens and Beyond and Breath of Spring florist. Love and Buttercream Bakery made the beautiful tiered cake and the lovely invitations are by Write Impressions. Mary Ann Ross had the music ready to go and as always played perfectly to the crowd. First on the floor were the kids, then the adults and soon after came the handmade guitars and the night was rocking! The party was in full swing as smiles and laughter filled the room.
Congratulations Megan and Jacob. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.



























































































































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