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Lauren + Matthew // A Lake Martin Wedding

If there’s one thing that years of shooting weddings in Alabama has taught me, it’s that I love a classic lake-side wedding. There’s something about being on or near the water that is so serene, and when you throw in a venue like Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin, complete with a cabin where Hank Williams stayed and wrote songs… does it get much better?

Lauren and Matthew were the epitome of a fun, laidback couple. They kept the focus of the day on meaningful moments and making sure their guests had a good time, and it paid off. (You KNOW it’s a party when the band hands over the mic to the bride and groom to belt out a song or two.)

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Ali + Caleb // A Backyard Rucker Place Wedding with Fake Tattoos

There is truly no greater compliment, as a photographer, than when another photographer (especially one you love as a person and respect as an artist) asks you to photograph them. I always pinch myself when this happens.

I met Ali in the Birmingham photography world some time back. She was newer to the industry, and we spent time together getting coffee and talking shop and becoming friends. I then had the privilege of having her along to second shoot some weddings for me. This girl is a pure delight, and I have always loved spending time with her.

So when she asked me to photograph her own wedding to Caleb, I was so honored. (And also nervous…. like, super nervous.) These two are some of the kindest, most down-to-earth people you could hope to know, while also being gorgeous Amazons. ;)

It was a muggy day in the middle of July in Alabama, and it was outdoors, and it was perfection. Between Ali’s eye for photography and design (so many fun details!) to their hilarious and fun friends to all the incredibly sweet moments that unfolded throughout the day… loved every minute. And so thankful that the one and only Mary Margaret was along for the ride to shoot this one with me!

 

 

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Erin + Adam // A Wedding with Summer Southern Soul and Patriotic Flair

Guys, these outdoor summer weddings in the South get toasty. In fact, if you’re not glistening (let alone straight up pouring sweat) in your photos, you might not be human. Isn’t that kind of part of the charm of them though? It’s hot, it’s humid, but hey… we’re gonna eat some barbeque and drink some beer and have a dance party nonetheless. I always look back on the photos from sweltering mid-summer weddings with complete fondness… usually from the comfort of a highly-air-conditioned room. ;)

Erin and Adam’s Tennessee wedding was no exception. They decided to get married on Erin’s family’s property, complete with a gorgeous historic home, huge barn, and plenty of space to pitch a huge tent to throw a party under. There was a buffet full of southern food, cigars being passed around, a patriotic grooms cake, and the kind of sunset you seem to only get after you’ve survived an absurdly humid and muggy day. #worthit

Enjoy!

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