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Spring is my favorite time of year for sessions, and Railroad Park was showing off for us on this beautiful afternoon. We found the perfect spot that overlooks the city for their second look, and golden hour on the hillside was magical. The roses were in bloom, and I’m still dreaming of how fragrant they were. What a perfect backdrop to document their love.

Sabrina + Stephen – Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographer – Alabama Wedding Photographer

Lake Como Inspired Wedding in Tuscaloosa Alabama | Alabama Wedding Photographer

This romantic Lake Como inspired wedding truly left no detail untouched. From the elegant stationary suite to the cake forks for the bride and groom, each aspect of the day was truly special.

The steps of the venue were lined with rose and anemone centered floral arrangements and accentuated by gold candlesticks topped with blush pink tapers. This created the most luxurious backdrop for vows, but still allowed the Italian architecture to shine.

Romantic Lake Como Inspired Wedding in Tuscaloosa Alabama | Alabama Wedding Photographer

It was such an honor to be a part of this incredible couple’s wedding day in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama–the city where they met and fell in love. It’s been wonderful getting to know Gina & Spencer during such a special chapter in their lives. The couple’s families and friends traveled from near and far to witness them take their vows and celebrate together. We began Gina & Spencer’s day at the historic Redmont Hotel. The Redmont made such a gorgeous backdrop as the wedding party spent the morning here getting ready. One of my favorite moments from the morning was the first look between Gina & her parents with her sisters looking on. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room. The Roof at the Redmont was the perfect space for Spencer and his groomsmen to relax before heading over to The Cathedral of St Paul for the ceremony.

Gina &Spencer’s reception took place at the beautiful in downtown Birmingham. Hearing their families give such heartfelt and beautiful speeches during the toasts brought tears to my eyes. These two met in med school at UAB, and Spencer’s brother toasted “you’ve been our role model, our confidant, our doctor, our best friend, and I’m so happy that you’ve found your role model, your confidant, your doctor, and your best friend.” When Gina’s sister spoke, she mentioned that throughout their lives Gina was their North Star, always leading them back home. In just the small amount of time I’ve known them, I can tell that these are just the kind of people they are, always caring for others. I know that she and Spencer will be that for each other throughout everything life sends their way, each other’s North stars. Looking for a Birmingham Wedding Photographer? I’d love to chat with you. Message me here.

Gina + Spencer – Cathedral of St Paul, B+A Warehouse Wedding – Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographers

St Paul Wedding - Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographer

They say love finds you when you least expect it, and I’d bet neither of these two expected to find their soul mate in Auburn that day they met back in the fall of 2016. Charlsie is an Auburn graduate and Ryan was raised in south Louisiana and is a huge LSU fan. The two […]

Charlsie + Ryan – Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session – Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographers

An afternoon including lush, fragrant rose blooms, sipping champagne on a hillside overlooking the city during a golden sunset, and spending time soaking it all in with the one you love…what could be better? I had the pleasure of spending a perfect spring day strolling the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with Gina and her fiancé, Spencer, […]

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Birmingham Wedding Photographer | Alabama Wedding Photographers

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Engagement Session, Birmingham Wedding Photographer
Alley Station Wedding - Montgomery Alabama Wedding Photographer

A beautiful summer afternoon spending time with your friends and getting dolled up for your bridal portraits—what could be better?! We had an amazing time taking Haley’s bridal portraits at Alley Station Rooftop + Ballroom in downtown Montgomery. This wedding venue has tons to offer brides, so we opted to take advantage of both the indoor and outdoor areas of the facility.

I encourage all of my brides to book a bridal session for three main reasons:

  • One – You get to have a trial run of your hair and makeup, and then see how you will look in photos in case you want to change anything up on your wedding day.
  • Two – This gives you stunning photos of yourself to print a canvas to display at your reception, and you can even gift your parents (who have worked so hard to make your dream wedding come true!) a print or a canvas to display in their home.
  • Three – The wedding day will fly by, and it’s so much fun to spend a couple of hours getting to feel beautiful in your gown and bring your friends along too!

The Alley Station Ballroom made for the most elegant and dramatic bridal portraits, and we loved the exposed rustic brick wall and modern accents of the Rooftop too. You can find more of this stunning session in the recent issue of Gulf Coast Weddings Magazine.

Looking for a Montgomery wedding photographer? I’d love to chat with you! Message me here.

3 Reasons Why You Should Book a Bridal Session | Alley Station Bridal Portraits | Wedding Photographers in Montgomery Alabama