Marcy & Anton | Vintage Chicago Wedding P | Western Springs Baptist Church, Chicago, IL

Marcy & Anton | Vintage Chicago Wedding P | Western Springs Baptist Church, Chicago, IL

As I sit here in the Chicago Midway Airport waiting for my flight after a fast paced and emotion filled weekend, I am left thinking about my time here as I watched my life-long best friend marry the man that will be her new life-long best friend. 

My emotions and thoughts are going in a hundred different directions as I remember the events that brought Marcy and I together, the joys and struggles we have faced together throughout our lives, and watching her embracing her new found life with Anton. 

Marcy and I met sometime around 1999-2000. One of my very first memories of her was at our home church in Okeechobee, Florida …. READ MORE…

Samantha + Justin | Stonebride at Lange Farm Wedding | Dade City, Florida

Samantha + Justin | Stonebride at Lange Farm Wedding | Dade City, Florida

I met Justin and Samantha via a publication that they saw my work in this time last year in Dade City, Florida. We initially met over Skype and the goal was to discuss their wedding photography needs. We did that, but, we also connected on a personal level and I love that I now can claim these two as not only clients but dear friends of mine. 

Brittany & Trey | Bragg-Mitchell Mansion | Mobile, Alabama Wedding Photographer

Brittany & Trey decided to get married at the beautiful & historic Bragg-Mitchell Mansion in Mobile, Alabama. The Greek Revival home is donned with white washed wood, large windows with natural light pouring in, huge old oaks surrounding the property, and a gorgeous driveway lined with azaleas, roses, and crepe myrtles. 
Brittany and her bridesmaids arrived the afternoon of the 23rd of February and began putting the final touches of their hair and make up in place and helped Brittany prepare for her first look with her soon-to-be husband, Trey. 
Brittany's mother and sister, Jessica, helped Brittany step into her gown. Brittany, in her gown standing in the beautiful white light pouring into the upper room at the Bragg, was nothing short of radiant. 

Laurel & Bradley | Jaco, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Hotel Villa Caletas

Laurel & Bradley | Jaco, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Hotel Villa Caletas

I am so excited to finally be able to share this highlight reel of Laurel and Bradley's wedding. It was such an honor to get to travel and be a part of this moment in their lives and I will forever be grateful for their willingness to trust me with documenting it. 

The AWP WORKSHOP 2018

The AWP WORKSHOP 2018

I feel like this post should begin with a drum-roll, so, just do me a favor and do a little drum-roll on your keyboard before you keep reading... (*insert wink emoji here) 

I have already shared a little bit about my heart and planning experience regarding this workshop but now it's time to actually dig deep into the day itself. It's also a chance for me to brag shamelessly on my incredible attendees and vendors who were absolutely amazing. 

Bailey + Nick | Historic Downtown Pensacola | Florida Wedding Photographer

Bailey + Nick | Historic Downtown Pensacola | Florida Wedding Photographer

Bailey + Nick | December 16th, 2017

I walked into the Lee House in Downtown Pensacola with my second shooter and gear in hand and expected to find a house full of hustle and bustle. When we entered we were greeted by the sweetest staff and directed to a room upstairs where we would find Bailey with her mom and bridesmaids JAMMING out to an early 2000's station on Pandora and getting their hair and make up done. Bailey was so incredibly calm and you could tell instantly that this day was going to be one for the books.

Haley + Devon | Formal Wedding Portraits | The Lange Farm Dade City, Florida

Haley + Devon | Formal Wedding Portraits | The Lange Farm Dade City, Florida

When Devon proposed to Haley, they had already been dating for quite a few years and knew that they wanted to do something different from the norm. They decided to book a cruise with some of their closest family and friends and say “I Do” while touring the Caribbean! Because of this, they were limited on their options for photography and decided that they would find a gorgeous venue back home, book a special day to dress back up in their wedding attire, and have their wedding portraits taken separately from their Cruise Wedding...(read more)

Laurel + Bradley | Engagement Photography | Downtown Mobile Alabama

Laurel + Bradley | Engagement Photography | Downtown Mobile Alabama

I am not sure if words can describe the love and excitement I have for this precious family. I have not had the pleasure of knowing them for a long time, but the short time I have has been a blessing. They are the type of people that make you feel like you have been best friends for life and you can't help but want to spend more time with them... (read more)

Bethany + Tommy | Lake Mary's Event Center | Orlando, Florida Wedding Photographer

Bethany + Tommy | Lake Mary's Event Center | Orlando, Florida Wedding Photographer

Bethany & Tommy have got to be one of my favorite couples I have ever known. Sometimes, life doesn't work out the way you'd like and then all of a sudden something clicks and the missing pieces of your puzzle start coming together. This couple is the real life example of this. 

Bailey & Nick | Downtown Fairhope Engagement Session | Fairhope, Alabama

Bailey & Nick | Downtown Fairhope Engagement Session | Fairhope, Alabama

Bailey & her mom, Cynthia, contacted me a few months ago looking for a photographer for her December wedding. We decided to meet for coffee and talk through details and get to know one another and there was that instant "click". Bailey and I joke that we are essentially the same person... (although her make up skill are WAY better than mine!) We connected over the mutual experience of being a "Preacher's Kid" (PK) and our love for 90's alt. music and Michael Buble. More importantly though, we discussed the wedding and her relationship with Nick. ...

Finding The Perfect Vendors For Your Wedding | AWP EDUCATION

Finding The Perfect Vendors For Your Wedding | AWP EDUCATION

I was recently talking with a potential client about her wedding vendors and I said something to her that I think a lot of brides can benefit from. We were discussing "How To Find The PERFECT Vendors For You" and so I am going to share with you all some of my advice on this topic. 

First, in order to find the BEST vendors FOR YOU, you have to know what you want from them. Because my specialty is in Photography, I will use 'looking for a photographer' as my example- but know that this applies to most wedding vendors across the board. 

Samantha + Justin | Engaged | The Lange Farm

Samantha + Justin | Engaged | The Lange Farm

I need to start this by telling you how excited I am to finally being able to catch up with work and share this blog. I absolutely adore these photos and this couple and I know that you all will too! 

A while back, in April to be exact, I had the insane pleasure of putting together a styled bridal shoot and a re-envisioned wedding shoot with some good friends, family, and a team of phenomenal vendors at one of my favorite venues to date- The Lange Farms. Those shoots were both picked up for publications by some of the best publishers in our local area (in fact- the wedding couple's images still haven't been blogged here because they are currently being prepared for publication by Gulf Coast Bride and Southern Bride!) and because of those publications, Samantha saw my work and fell in love with it.... Read More...

#AWPWORKSHOP | Realistic, APPLICABLE, Education. | My Backstory

#AWPWORKSHOP | Realistic, APPLICABLE, Education. | My Backstory

Guys, it's here! I can't believe it! I am so excited to officially announce the inaugural #AWPWORKSHOP! 

There is this whole page on my website dedicated to explaining what the workshop is, who it is for, when and where it's happening... all that jazz. However, I wanted to share a little personal backstory on how I even got to this point in business because trust me, it's been a long time coming!...read more

Maggie + Sawyer | Wedding | Jackson Alabama

Maggie + Sawyer | Wedding | Jackson Alabama

Joyful laughs, close friends and family, details colored in soft blues, pinks, and creams... that is what filled the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Alabama on the third of June. I love when brides have attention for detail and when your family gets to be a part of making those details pop it becomes all the more special. 

Brittany + Trey | New Orleans Botanical Garden| Engagement

Brittany + Trey | New Orleans Botanical Garden| Engagement

You guys- I am going to go full-blown white girl on you. I seriously CAN'T EVEN with these! I am so thankful for clients who are willing to talk to me about the things that are important to them and allow me to take those visions and bring them to life. 

Brittany told me right off the bat that she knew that she wanted a garden scene for her engagement photos with her soon-to-be hubby, Trey. The only problem was, we have limited locations that offer that kind of backdrop locally and she really wanted something different. So- I suggested that we try venturing out and exploring a new place and she was on board! 

Hannah + Josh | Historic Downtown Mobile, Alabama Wedding

Hannah + Josh | Historic Downtown Mobile, Alabama Wedding

I had the pleasure of meeting Hannah a little over a year ago when she was a bridesmaid in a wedding I was shooting. She reached out to me a few months later and we began planning for her very own wedding! Some things that really stood out to me about Hannah and Josh's wedding day was that first and foremost- their friends are family. I work a lot of weddings and see a lot of 'friends' standing beside the bride and groom but often times they don't seem to be a close, tight knit group. That is the exact opposite of this crew! In fact, many of these folks were also bridesmaids in groomsmen in the wedding that I met Hannah at! They have all grown up together, gone off to college together, and are now getting married - together....

Dusty Blue and Pink Bridal Inspo | The Lange Farm | Dade City, Florida

Dusty Blue and Pink Bridal Inspo | The Lange Farm | Dade City, Florida

I partnered up with some members of the Tampa Tuesday’s Together group a couple of months ago with a vision to put together an incredible romantic European-inspired shoot for when I would be traveling in the area. Our vision was to do something that had a fresh approach to a classic and soft theme...

AWP 2017 TRAVEL DATES

AWP 2017 TRAVEL DATES

One thing I love most in life is getting to travel. I love meeting new people and exploring new places and obviously, photographing both. I have a few places I will be traveling to this year and would LOVE to meet you along the way! In honor of this, I will be taking bookings for discounted mini-sessions AND you won't have to worry with travel fees! 

If you're interested in booking a session OR you want to see me come to your town click the dates below and shoot me a message through the contact form and we can get things set up! 

-xoxo- 

Bethany + Tommy | Disney's Magic Kingdom Engagement

Bethany + Tommy | Disney's Magic Kingdom Engagement

I can't believe that it has already been an entire week since I was prepping for this incredible dream shoot at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom! I mean, what better place on Earth to celebrate your love for one another than the most magical place on Earth?! 

Bethany + Tommy have been coming to Disney together since pretty much their third date and he even pushed her around after she broke BOTH feet last year! They had talked about their hopes and dreams and even discussed how they saw their engagement and marriage and when it came time for Tommy to pop the question...

Kayla + Dent | Bay Side Engagement | Fairhope, Alabama

Kayla + Dent | Bay Side Engagement | Fairhope, Alabama

Kayla and Dent met me in Downtown Fairhope on Sunday afternoon and while we were walking to our first shoot location I asked them if they would share their story with me. It's so important to me that I invest in getting to know my clients on a personal level and what better way to start that process than by hearing their very own love story?!