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Elizabeth + Shelton // A Mountain View Wedding

Gorham’s Bluff is one of those wedding venues that, once you get out and see it in person, you can’t believe you didn’t know about it sooner. It’s only about an hour’s drive northeast of Birmingham, and you drive through some kinda strange areas to get there, but once you do, it’s like driving onto a movie set. Literally. My first thought was that we were on the set of The Truman Show. They’ve built this perfect getaway nestled in the mountains, with adorable little houses and cottages and cabins, with everyone’s bikes leaned up against their white picket fences, waiting for an adventure. And the main house and lawn, where weddings are typically held, offer up the most jaw-dropping views and scenery. Absolute perfection!

Liz and Shelton’s wedding was the perfect kind to have at a venue like this. These two are as laid back as they come, and they just wanted to create a whole weekend getaway for their family and friends to celebrate with them. Most of the guests rented out houses and stayed both nights, which allowed everyone to really be able to enjoy themselves. And the weather? Couldn’t have been better! There was a perfect almost-fall crispness to the air, and the sunset that day was particularly breathtaking… and just so happened to occur *right* during the ceremony. Talk about a magical backdrop.

My lovely friend Ali Thurwachter assisted me on this wedding, and I was so thankful for her talent and her company, especially on the drive home at 1:00 am! :) (I can’t believe I get to shoot HER wedding this July! #pinchme)

Enjoy some favorites!

One of the most wonderful moments of the day happened right after the ceremony. Liz is a veterinarian and an animal lover, so she arranged for one of her colleagues to transport two rehabilitated owls to be released back into the wild, and she and Shelton got to be the ones to do it. Everyone clapped and oohed and ahhed with glee as they flew off. So great!

Congratulations Liz + Shelton! You guys are awesome!

Venue: Gorham’s Bluff // Dress: Maggie Sottero // Florist: Vicki’s Flowers // Hair and Makeup: The Transformation // Music: Crystal Clear Band // Stationery: Brittany Baker // Styling: Vintage on Macon


Sarah Gray - The owls brought tears to my eyes. I’m a sap for animals… And that was so perfect! Beautiful capture too. This scenery here is stunning.

Krista + Nathan // An Easy Breezy Palm Beach Wedding

I first had the pleasure of meeting Dickie, the planner extraordinaire behind Just a Little Ditty out of Charlottesville, Virginia, about a year and a half ago when we worked together on Heather and Franklin’s wedding. Since then, she and her incredible sidekick Maureen have referred me for other amazing weddings, which has been such an honor, because not only do I love their work, but I also love working with them, which really does make a world of difference! So when Dickie emailed me and asked if I’d be interested in traveling down to Palm Beach, Florida to photograph Krista and Nathan’s wedding, I couldn’t type YES quickly enough.

And oh my goodness, SO glad I did. This was a beach wedding done oh-so-right, from the colorful shell and succulent aisle runners, to the bare feet, to the khakis paired with blue suit jackets, to the sounds of the steel drum wafting through the air as guests sipped tropical cocktails with their toes in the sand… it was just perfection. And the cherry on top was most definitely Krista and Nathan themselves. Their kind, generous, and hospitable spirits, their sense of fun and lightheartedness, their amazing families who welcomed us right in as one of their own. I just can’t say enough good things.

My friend Taylor joined me on this trip, and we had an absolute blast together. It was the first time in Palm Beach for both of us, so we explored Worth Avenue and pretended to be fancy, drank a LOT of Starbucks, and attempted to sneak in some beach time which really just resulted in crazy amounts of wind. I’m thankful she was along for the adventure and that she captured some of the magic you’ll see here. Enjoy some favorites!

I mean… these two are kind of ridiculously perfect, right?

Huge thanks to Krista and Nathan for the honor of capturing your day! And congratulations again!

Planning and Styling: Just a Little Ditty // Venue, Catering, and Florals: Bath and Tennis Club // Dress: Hayley Paige // Hair and Makeup: Cosmo Salon // Videography: Hart to Heart Media // Music: Bret Foreman Band // Stationery: Sugar Paper


Rebecca Long - I love these, Morgan! Such a fun and beautiful feel to them. Job super well done ; )

Sarah Becker Lillard - The portrait light is DELICIOUS and I can’t get over all the pastel Palm Beach details!!

Sarah + Ethan // A Colorful Atlanta Art Museum Wedding

Oh, this wedding. It was a good one. We’re coming up on Sarah and Ethan’s first anniversary, and it sure was fun to go back through and relive this day. Perfect spring weather, laid back vibes, color GALORE (Sarah and I sooo speak each other’s language), the best music playlists, delicious burgers and made to order milkshakes (the Earl “Gray” in honor of their new last name was my personal favorite). In love with the whole thing start to finish. Enjoy some of my favorites! (Special thanks and shout out to my friend Mary Margaret Smith for assisting and capturing some of the shots you’ll see below!)

Ok, so the next series requires a little bit of storytelling. Remember how I said these two have ridiculously good taste in music? (i.e., it’s pretty much identical to my own musical taste, so therefore it’s obviously best. ;)) Right after their first look, Ethan pulled out his iPhone and gave Sarah a set of earbuds to put in. She had no idea what she was listening to, but you can see as the photos progress that she is realizing that this song was written especially for her. Ethan commissioned Matt Pryor (of the Get Up Kids and the New Amsterdams fame) to write and record the song. Um, yeah. Best wedding present ever! And her reaction? Priceless.

Happy almost-anniversary you two! It was a joy and honor to capture your big day. :)

Coordination and Flowers: Molly McKinley Designs // Venue: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center // Dress: J. Crew // Paper Goods: DIY // Catering: Farm Burger // Hair and Makeup: Meghan Hale Rogers of Joseph’s Salon


Sarah Becker Lillard - I am so glad you are BACK AT BLOGGING! This wedding is lovely and I adore all the colors!! This girl is a soul sister for sure! And I can’t get over the cute tea favors… and not just because it is my favorite kind!! Happy anniversary Grays!

Stacia - I love all of their colorful details! You did a wonderful job capturing these photos!