May 2014 Archive

Rachel & Kyle {Engaged}
IMG_0118 verseMeet Rachel and Kyle, their smiles are contagious and joy radiates from their personalities!  This couple is a blessing to know and I know there are so many that would agree with that statement! My family is so blessed to call them sweet, sweet friends of ours! As you browse through these images, here are a few words to describe the qualities they see in each other and these words are true reflections of the hearts they possess: Rachel describes Kyle as steadfast, a leader and thoughtful; Kyle describes Rachel as genuine, a servant and cheerful!IMG_0162 IMG_0107 (1)I was one of the lucky ones to get to know about the proposal before it actually happened, and to get to know the details! Keeping it a secret from Rachel was super fun (and hard)!  The proposal was nothing short of perfect and nothing short of giving God all the glory for the relationship He blessed them with!  Here is a glimpse into Kyle’s perfect proposal from Rachel, “The proposal was a complete surprise, but so perfect….When we walk in the sanctuary, I find three bibles down the aisle with a rose on each side and a picture of us with a short note above each Bible. We sit down at the first Bible and he reads me Mark 10:7-9 which states, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” I just can’t stop smiling at this point because I know it’s FINALLY happening. The next Bible was open to Proverbs 31:30, “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” We go to the last Bible that’s laying down the aisle and it’s open to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” At this point, I was pumped. We got to the altar where the last Bible was open to Ephesians 5:25-27, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of the water of the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.” Once he read the last verse, he told me that he wanted to lead me to the cross every day and that he loved me. He grabbed the ring from the church pew and got down on one knee. Kyle and I had not told each other we loved each other the whole time we dated so I think I was more excited to tell him I loved him than I was him actually proposing! It definitely made the moment that much more sweeter and special! We were then greeted by our families at Kyle’s brother’s house and got to celebrate. It meant so much for my family to be there! I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal. I am so thankful for a guy who is so thoughtful!”IMG_0178IMG_0364IMG_0405 IMG_0329 IMG_0304IMG_0390 (1)IMG_0521-2 (1)IMG_0537 (1) IMG_0521-2Rachel and Kyle, you guys are dear to my heart and I will be forever thankful that God brought you into mine and my families lives!  The love you guys have for Jesus and the love that you share for each other is so encouraging! I’m very thankful to capture these images and celebrate this special time with both of you!!
To see more from Rachel and Kyle’s engagement session, click here!
Elizabeth & Bradford {Married}

Elizabeth&Bradford_Blog1Elizabeth and Bradford’s wedding could have not been on a more beautiful day!  Spring was right around the corner when their wedding day approached on March 8, 2014, so we were blessed to have the warmth and the blue skies of a Spring-like day. Elizabeth and Bradford are so perfect together and their love for each other is deep, and most importantly their love for the Lord is even deeper.  I’m so thankful to have been a part of their wedding celebration!  Each and every one of these images reflects the joy that was shared between Elizabeth and Bradford and their family and friends – it was a sweet beginning to their happily every after! Elizabeth&Bradford_Blog2IMG-82 IMG-99IMG_001 (5)-2IMG-93IMG-138 (1)Elizabeth&Bradford_Blog3IMG-101IMG_001 (7)-2IMG_001 (8)-2IMG_001 (6)-2IMG_001 (10)-2IMG_001 (11)-2IMG_001 (9)-2IMG_001 (12)-2IMG_001 (13)-2IMG_001 (14)-2IMG_001 (19)-2 IMG_001 (20)-2 IMG_001 (21)-2IMG_001 (18)-2 IMG_001 (15)-2IMG_001 (16)-2 IMG_001 (17)-2Elizabeth&Bradford_Blog4IMG_001 (22)-2IMG_001 (23)-2IMG_001 (24)-2 Elizabeth&Bradford_Blog5IMG_001 (25)-2IMG_001 (26)-2 IMG_001 (27)-2Elizabeth&Bradford_Blog6IMG_001 (28)-2IMG_001 (29)-2Congratulations Elizabeth and Bradford, your wedding was beautiful and so special! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it all!!  You guys are amazing and I pray a lifetime of happiness over your marriage!  I know your marriage will bring glory to Him everyday!

To see more beauty from Elizabeth and Bradford’s wedding day, click here!

Below I’ve noted the vendors and some special details from Elizabeth and Bradford’s wedding day (the ceremony music was so beautiful, my personal favorite moment of the ceremony was when everyone opened the hymnal to sing “It is Well”…. it was so sweet hearing everyone singing songs of praise and in celebration of Elizabeth and Bradford)

Ceremony Venue: Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Al

Ceremony Music: Prelude – Hymns on Piano | Mothers & Grandparents – “Great is Thy Faithfulness” | Bridal Party Procession – “Amazing Grace”/”Jesus Loves Me”; Brides March | “How Great Thou Art” (Elizabeth’s dad’s favorite hymn) | Worship Songs (the brides personal favorites!) | “All I Have is Christ” (Sovereign Grace Music) and “It Is Well” (Aaron Keyes) | Recessional – “He Lives” (Elizabeth’s deceased Grandaddy’s favorite hymn)

Florist: Susan Huff and Beth Jordan (A few pale yellow roses were incorporated because those were Elizabeth’s Mammaw’s favorite and she wanted to remember her!!)

Wedding Planner/Director: Anne Reddick | Hair and Makeup: Elizabeth Ellerbee (sweet friend and mentor of the bride) | Bridal Gown: Allure Couture | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung | Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Reception Venue: Vestavia Hills Country Club | Cake Artist: Evelyn Criswell | Caterer: Vestavia Country Club | Reception Band: Jeremy Moore Band 

Haley & Jarred {Engaged}

“His proposal was the sweetest moment in my life!” – HaleyIMG-15IMG-16 (1) This precious girl has been in my life since she was a little girl! Haley is one of my sisters best friends, so I have witnessed many special moments in her life and this Saturday, May 10, 2014, I get to document the next sweetest moment in her life!IMG-18 IMG-19While attending Auburn University, God placed the guy she would spend the rest of her life with as her neighbor, living right across the street from her! I met Jarred for the first time at their engagement session and he made a great first impression! They are perfect for each other and share a sweet, sweet love for one another!IMG-33 IMG-53 IMG-56 (1)IMG-61 IMG-63 IMG-66What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? We really enjoy the sunshine and being outside. One of our favorite things to do is to go to the lake. Jarred and his family have a house on Lake Wedowee so we have enjoy visiting there during the summer months.IMG-72 IMG-83 IMG-86Haley’s describes Jarred as….handsome, patient and loving

Jarred describes Haley as….beautiful, compassionate and forgivingIMG-93 IMG-103 IMG-110Haley and Jarred, my prayer for you is that you keep God as the center of your marriage and glorify Him in all that you do! May the love you have for Him and for each other grow daily! I wish you the happiest “Happy Ever After” and am honored to document your day this Saturday!

To see more from their session click here.IMG-89 (1)