Alabama Wedding Photographers – We posted a little peek of Sara & Davis’ Southern Alabama Wedding for you last week, but what we didn’t post about was the terribly overcast weather that day and the fact that Sara was pretty sick on her wedding day. We made the decision before the ceremony even started to have an “after session” to really enjoy some relaxing post wedding portrait time and make full use of that beautiful property. With our friends at Diva Productions beside us, we set up another first look for them to get that wedding day feeling all over again and proceeded to start a their photo session in the same area that Davis proposed. We even had to cancel this shoot twice before this day because of bad weather, but the skies on this day were incredible. We had so much fun playing and having a laid back session with them.
If you missed their engagement session we photographed at the same location, check that our here:
Sara & Davis Alabama Engagement Session
To see the prior post with more photos from their wedding day, click here:
Sara & Davis Alabama Wedding
Cinematography | Diva Productions
Alabama Wedding Photographer – Sara & Davis were married last month in another gorgeous Alabama wedding. It was a four day event starting out Thursday night with a private blessing for close family and friends, a bridal luncheon on Friday for the bridesmaids, a rehearsal with spectacular decor’ on Friday night, a full wedding day on Saturday, and then a Sunday brunch where another family member was proposed to. We are still sorting the 11,000 photos we took with the help of five other photographers we’re proud to call our friends. We’re not going to release too much yet for publication reasons, but this will give you an idea of what a special event it was. We’ll showcase more in the near future, including their Africa themed rehearsal dinner that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to see their Alabama engagement session blog post if you missed it. The weather was cold and nasty on the wedding day, so we will also be doing a “day after” session with the couple in the very near future to complete their wedding gallery. Stay tuned!
Update! The Day After Session can be seen Here!
Where do we even start with this one? Sara and Jonathan are an amazing couple and it seems like we go way back. Sara first contacted us back in 2008, and we kept in touch while they explored all options for their wedding date. Sara is quite the photographer herself, and she was looking for one that was a little less traditional than most in Mobile. We hit it off from the beginning and knew her wedding was going to be fantastic. Jonathan proposed in New Orleans, so we were more than excited to go to the Big Easy for an engagement session with them last Fall. It was a beautiful afternoon, so we took advantage of the weather and had a great time waling the French Quarter. One thing we love about Mobile (we both grew up there) is how much the downtown area resembles New Orleans. For their wedding this past May, they chose a beautiful location in the heart of Mobile that really has that French Quarter feel. If you didn’t know any better, you would probably think it was New Orleans just looking at the photos. The beautiful brick courtyard was a perfect place for the ceremony with plenty of room to party for the reception. I think we can both say it’s one of our favorite new Mobile venues.
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We’ll start with a few engagement photos from New Orleans
The woman singing on the left is a New Orleans attraction herself and has an amazing soulful voice. It was an experience to hear her…. Nothing to see here officer…. move along. A few wedding details including that beautiful dress… The backdrops are amazing as well. The red wallpaper in the dining room was beautiful…. Since photos were so important to Sara, she and Jonathan saw each other prior to the wedding to give us a lot more time….
The girls were sporting some bright wraps and having a lot of fun…
But the guys had their own ideas for fun portraits….
This still cracks me up looking at it. Apparently the ring was forgotten upstairs until line-up time for the ceremony. Sara looks so mean here, but it was pretty hilarious…
The priests were checking out the guests through the window… Two beautiful ladies right here…
That cake and the food were ridiculously amazing!
Just a wonderful ambiance as the sun was setting….
When you’re honeymooning in NYC, there’s only one way to leave a wedding!This was the first wedding we tested ShootShed on and it was a major success!
Our wedding this past weekend was at the gorgeous Steelwood Golf Resort in Loxley, Alabama. It was a beautiful day full of purple. I am partial to purple….it was the color of mine and Wesley’s wedding! The florals were by Zimlich Brothers Florist in Mobile. The gorgeous wedding cake was made by Sharon Tobin of Sweet Creations by Sharon in Gulf Breeze, FL. Rick gave Tiffany the most beautiful wedding gifts I have seen. They came from Pensacola’s Jewelers Trade Shop and they are certainly a “girl’s best friend!” The chef at Steelwood really outdid himself. There was cornbread and fried okra greeting guests at their table. There were beautiful and tasty passed hors d’oeuvres of crab cakes and seered tuna. And, then guests filled their plates with fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, cheese grits, raw oysters, boiled and sauteed shrimp, and chicken skewers. Last but certainly not least….Danielle and her team of Bliss Event Group coordinated the day! They are always such a pleasure to work with!
Gorgeous afternoon light!!
Last spring, Amy found us through the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) site. I wondered how she knew to search the PPA. Well, Amy’s dad is actually a photographer and has photographed several weddings. Boy, if that doesn’t make you nervous! We were not nervous at all…they made us feel like part of their family and we are so honored that they chose us. Amy and Lem were originally planning a Pensacola wedding, but changed their minds so their families wouldn’t have to drive too far. How nice is that? They got married at the Magnolia Manor in midtown Mobile and the day was perfect. The forecast called for rain all day, but we saw clear skies by midday. Amy was thrilled. We started the day at the gorgeous Battlehouse Hotel in Downtown Mobile. We snapped some getting ready shots and headed to the rooftop garden and then the street with the ladies for some fun formals. We caught up with the guys at Magnolia Manor and they were not excited about pictures at all. I am proud to say that I overheard one of the groomsmen say, “that was fun” after their formals.
We had some fun in the streets of Mobile
My favorite of the day… I love the joy in this photo
Amy works for a local distributor, so the guests were kept well hydrated….
The cake was by “Cakes by Judi” who is a Mobile legend
Entertainment was provided by Rumor Mill, an awesome 80’s cover band. It was like a mini concert!
Wes grabbed one last shot at the end…