YOU GUYS. I’ll just go ahead and say it… I’m obsessed with this session. But before I get into it, I should give you some back story:
You might remember that it was my friend Stephanie who did ridiculously amazing wedding and photo styling as Proper Measures here in Birmingham awhile back. She was the visionary behind the styled rooftop bachelorette party I shot back in 2011. (Has it been that long?!) Since then, she has taken a job as a merchandiser for Urban Outfitters, who moved her out to Atlanta last year. And yes, we’ve all been missing her and her talent ever since. (A regular topic of conversation between me and some of my photographer friends is “Why did Stephanie have to leeeaave?! Birmingham needs her!”) Fast forward to this spring. I knew she had been dating this guy Josh (who happens to be the bassist for As I Lay Dying, NBD), but when she went on vacation with him to Palm Springs and Vegas and Instagrammed these photos….
… I was like, WHAT?! So amazing. And SO Stephanie’s style. I mean, seriously, could she and Josh look any cooler or more adorable together? So when she emailed me to say that she and Josh were planning to come to Birmingham for a reception for their friends and family before moving out to California together (where Josh’s band is based and where Stephanie just landed a transfer to another UO store), and wondered if I’d be up for doing some “real” photos of the two of them, I was so pumped. It was my first time meeting Josh, and I could tell immediately how perfect they are for each other and how happy they are together, which makes me so excited for this new chapter in Stephanie’s life.
We started the afternoon in and around the historic Redmont Hotel (the site of the bachelorette shoot, funnily enough) and ended the day at Railroad Park, where the city just installed the most amazing LED light display under one of the underpasses. I’ve been wanting to shoot there since they turned the lights on, so when Stephanie mentioned it as a possibility, I was reminded how much we think on the same wavelength when it comes to stuff like this. :) So without further ado, I’ll let the photos do some of the talking…
Yep, these two are pretty dang good-looking together. ;)
Congratulations Stephanie and Josh, and best of luck with the big move out to CA! Thank you for letting me be a part of your celebration. :)