Macedonian Cultural Center Wedding: Laura & Mitchell

12.13.19 - weddings by Stephanie

I had such an amazing time at Laura and Mitchell’s engagement session, that I just knew their wedding day would be an absolute blast. And boy, was I right! The two are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Calm, funny, and super sweet, there was no doubt that their event would be extra special.

Laura looked absolutely stunning in her simple and elegant gown, and Mitchell was her equal in his dark blue tux with black accents.

The pair was married at St. Mary of the Hills, surrounded by their family and friends- whose joy for them was positively palpable.

It poured rain the entire day, but we didn’t let that stop us. Though we were limited by the weather in our group shots, Laura and Mitchell were up for anything. They toughed the damp, cold day with my crew and I- ensuring that we were able to capture beautiful images to preserve the memory of their nuptials.

We wrapped up this amazing event at Macedonian Cultural Center, and took what was perhaps my favorite shot of the night under a dark night sky and pouring rain.

I am so happy for Laura and Mitchell, and can’t wait to hear what the future has in store for them!

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Colony Club Wedding: Brittany & Michael

12.2.19 - weddings by Kristin G.

Brittany was all smiles when I arrived at the Renaissance Center as she was getting the last bit of makeup on and hair into place. She looked simply stunning as she put on her elegant bridal gown and we then headed down to the Riverwalk to meet her very dapper groom for their first look. Michael looked so handsome and the part I love most about this moment is how my couples visibly relax as soon as they set eyes on each other for the first time. It made these two SO easy to photograph and I knew it was going to be a great day!

We drove over to Belle Isle for some portraits and while the fountain is always one of my favorite spots, I was so very happy that the fall color was at its peak as we popped in front of the tree line for some killer images. After that it was off to the Colony Club to say our vows and, again, this beautiful venue did not disappoint. The glowy atmosphere was gorgeous, Brittany+Michael looked so happy and the band rocked out the evening with a packed dance floor.

I am so happy for this sweet duo — congrats to the bride and groom! xo

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Stoney creek engagement session: Jen & Josh

11.18.19 - engagements by Stephanie

I had such a fun time photographing Jen and Josh’s engagement session. The pair is so sweet and down to earth, and I LOVE that they incorporated their sweet children into the shoot. Though it was a cold and breezy November evening, you would never know it from the photos. The kiddos tolerated the frigid temperatures so well. (Though, it MAY have been Jen and Josh’s promise of a Target trip that spurred their enthusiasm!) And, the two families blend so well to make one whole. The children simply adore one another- everyone gets along SO well.

Though we started with group photos, we made sure to set aside time to focus on Jen and Josh. The ease and happiness the two share is so very evident. Simply put, this is one amazing family, and I can’t wait to be a part of what I’m sure will be a fantastic event.

Congratulations to the six of them!

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Crystal Gardens Wedding: Kim & Mike

11.18.19 - weddings by Courtney

Kim and Mike are such a sweet couple and their wedding day was nothing short of wonderful. I love when people take what they love and find unique ways to incorporate it into their wedding. For Kim that is all things Super Hero. From the subtleness of necklaces on the Ladies bouquets and Batman hidden on the backside of their cake to the super fun t-shirts hidden underneath the groomsmens dress shirts. Their cake, by the way, was seriously one of the best I've tasted (carrot cake) at a wedding! Shout out to Cakes by Stephanie for creating such deliciousness.

As Kim and Mike were getting ready for their special day it was abundantly clear how important family is to them. Once Kim was into her dress she had the sweetest first look with her son. Eyes got a little teary and you can see why. Kim looked so stunning and the two of them were so happy to be together on this happy day. Mike looked fabulous in his suit and tie. I always like the look of the white vest and tie. After a sweet ceremony at Crystal Gardens the happy couple and their bridal party braved the crisp fall air for some lovely photos in the gardens and it was time for the true celebration to begin. Beautifully written speeches, family style dinner and a dance floor packed with Super Heros rounded out such a lovely day.

Kim and Mike thank you so much for allowing us to capture your special day.
I think it is fitting to leave you with this:
"Bonds of love never make the wearer weaker - they give him greater strength!" - Wonder Woman

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The Reserve Birmingham wedding: Monika & Marco

11.18.19 - weddings by Stephanie

Monika and Marco’s wedding was absolutely perfect in every way. My team and I simply adored working with everyone involved.

Perhaps that is why their event seemed so very special. It was important to the couple that their family be a part of the entire process. From choosing to get ready in the homes they grew up in, to setting aside special time for family portraits- it is clear how much Monika and Marco cherish the relationships and people in their lives.

It also helped that the duo was a DREAM to photograph. Monika is a hair and makeup artist, and it showed. There is absolutely NO WAY she could have looked more stunning than she did that day. And, can we take a minute to swoon over her gown? With its intricate beading, long sleeves, and stunning cut out details, it was so, so elegant. Not to be outdone, Marco looked insanely dapper in his velvet suit coat and shoes!

The ceremony and reception took place at The Reserve Birmingham in a gorgeous outdoor tent. Monika's bouquet and elegant reception decore by The Petal Lady was amazing. The couple’s vows had us all crying- they were so heartfelt and warm. I absolutely love when my couples personalize their nuptials. And, the tears didn’t stop there- loving speeches by the maids of honor and best man meant there was hardly a dry eye in the house.

The pair shares so much love with each other and everyone around them, that it’s hard to imagine anything but a perfect life ahead of them. I am so happy for the pair, and wish them the best in their lives together!

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