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This week, wedding Wednesday is bringing something a little fun and extra… and not featuring a past wedding, but offering an AMAZING deal for upcoming weddings!

Brides and grooms, welcome to our THIRD annual wedding giveaway!!!

Best of 2016 : Weddings : j.woodbery photography

Every time I start to count the years (for anything) I realize how quickly time flies, but guys, it’s so true. I’m so thankful to have had this website for that long (when it was such a long time coming to begin with!) and to be able to bless some sweet couples with wedding photo goodies for another year.

This year, I’ve decided to keep things very simple. Instead of having a large grand prize with multiple vendors, I’ll only be giving away prizes from myself. I’m thankful for my past vendors and all of their help, but now we’ll have a little more range with dates available and will also be able to travel!

Which leads me right into this year’s prizes! TWO couples will win their wedding coverage at half price with me! This includes eight hours of wedding day coverage with two photographers and all of your edited images on a USB with print release. Regularly priced at $3500, this will be only $1750 for two lucky couples. Now, because I would love to travel a little more, one winner will be a wedding in Alabama and the other can be absolutely anywhere else! If I don’t receive many entries for out of town weddings, I’ll choose two for Alabama, but would love to expand the reach a little more for this giveaway.

Because I’m often feeling very giving when I do this giveaway, don’t be surprised if I give out some engagement sessions or other goodies as well!

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Alright ladies and gents, here’s how to win.

First, be sure you’re following along on all of our social media. Here are the links to follow.
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Second, I would love for you to share this giveaway with your engaged friends that you think might be interested. I’m not going to make you post any particular thing in order to qualify for this, but it sure would mean a lot to me if you shared! The more love the better.

Third, for your main and official entry to win, leave a comment on THIS blog post. Here’s what I need you to include in your comment.
1. Your full name, wedding date, wedding venue, and city you’re getting married in
2. A link to your Pinterest wedding board if you have one
3. A description of your wedding vision. This can be details, colors, your favorite things, etc. It doesn’t have to be long but try to be as descriptive as possible!
4. Any other vendors you have already hired
5. Why you are drawn to my work, why you would want to have me as your wedding photographer, and what this giveaway means to you

Please be sure to answer all of the questions above in order to be qualified. If you don’t have a Pinterest board, just say so. If you don’t have any other vendors yet, that’s fine too. I just need to make sure all questions are answered before choosing winners! Please don’t disqualify yourself for missing part of it!

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Here’s a little bit of fine print, because every giveaway needs it, and it’s important.

This giveaway is only open to new brides and grooms currently planning their wedding. Wedding must take place between April 1st, 2017 and April 30th, 2018. Couples who have already booked with us are not eligible to win. Travel fees may incur for out of town weddings, but we’ll be reasonable. Prizes cannot be combined with any other deals or discounts. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value. Prize winners must accept the prize provided and must book by Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. Available wedding dates are limited. Giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Facebook or Instagram in any way. For any other questions on the rules, please email me at jenn.jwoodbery@gmail.com.

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So, that’s all! I seriously cannot wait to read your comments and hear all about your weddings. And please share. It would mean a lot and I’m sure your engaged friends would appreciate hearing about it as well! Winners will be announced next Wednesday (and a new, actual wedding Wednesday blog post will come then too!) right here on this post. I’ll edit it to add the winners and you’ll also be notified by email.

Cheers, friends! Happy commenting!

Cheers to Wedding Wednesday!

It’s time to get back into the blogging groove, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon to bring you a new wedding post every Wednesday. I’m not going to go in any kind of order (I’ve got dozens of posts to make), but just going to pick one each week from whatever I’m feeling like and go from there. Hope you stay a while to see them all!

Today I am sharing Caitlyn and Dustin’s romantic summer wedding at one of my all time favorite places, the Sonnet House. I already knew I was going to love this wedding because of the venue alone. Caitlyn wrote me about her wedding and we set a date to meet, but funny enough, we met at a bridal show the day before our meeting and hit it off immediately! A good relationship with my couples is something I strive for, look forward to, and helps to develop a friendship that will last throughout the planning process and even after the wedding. When we had our engagement session together (check it out here!), Caitlyn and Dustin were totally up for being adventurous and went along with every location I suggested to them. These guys lucked out with double golden hour for engagement and the wedding, and I’m still swooning over these photos months later.

In addition to one of my favorite places, Caitlyn built an amazing wedding day team that was second to none. Brides, when we offer suggestions and referrals for other vendors, it’s not just because we know they do a great job, but because we all know who we like to work with. It was such a fun day! Additionally, another reason I wanted to share this wedding in the middle of proposal season, is to let future brides know about a little something I like to do for my most favorite people to work with- offer discounts and incentives to brides who are working with my fellow favorites. The Sonnet House is one of those vendors, among just a handful more. Usually I include a free session, product credit, free prints, or other awesome things. All of my past brides know how much I love to spoil them and this is just an added bonus, and it’s because we LOVE working together and want to do it more often! If you’re getting married at The Sonnet House (other favorite vendors that I include freebies for include Aldridge Gardens, Becky’s Brides, Studio Flower, and more), then I would love to chat wedding photos with you!

Back to Caitlyn and Dustin! I always love to share a few favorite things from the day. My favorite details from the Whitaker wedding would have to include the wedding favors. When Dustin proposed, he had Caitlyn’s ring in a Harry Potter snitch, since these two love HP a ton! Caitlyn got Ferrero Rocher candies and added wings and a little message, and that was their favor! How CUTE is that?! I also love the delicate cap sleeves on Caitlyn’s dress covered in sparkles, her mismatched bridesmaids dresses (I’m always a sucker for this!), mini cheeseburgers on the buffet, and instead of a groom’s cake, assorted pies! So many fun details all inspired by Caitlyn and Dustin’s fun personalities made this wedding a hit.

In addition to perfect details and a great team, Caitlyn and Dustin shared some special moments throughout the day as well. Their first look was so sweet and full of giggles that it made me smile from ear to ear. These two danced the night away with all of their friends and seeing the joy on everyone’s faces was priceless. I loved their first dance, which was to Sons and Daughters by Allman Brown and Liz Lawrence (easily one of my most favorite songs, give it a listen here). Of course sunset romance was a favorite part of my day as well. The goat noises were in full force. Caitlyn gave me full creative freedom with her images and I took full advantage of it (and you can definitely tell). This wedding was by far near to my heart.

Caitlyn and Dustin, I’m so thankful that I got to be a part of your incredibly magical day! Love you guys a ton and can’t wait to see you again soon. And lastly, a special thanks to Alex from AL Weddings for second shooting with me on this great day!

 

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Photography: j.woodbery photography | Venue, catering, coordination: The Sonnet House | Florals: Corey Daniel Florals | Videography: Main Street Productions (see Caitlyn and Dustin’s wedding video here!) | Bride’s Dress: Bella’s Bridal | Tux rental: Mr. Burch Formal Wear | Hair and Makeup: Melissa Bogardus | DJ and Entertainment: On-Site Productions | Cake: Magnificent Cakes

BLOG POST NO. 1 in the 2016 BEST OF SERIES

 

When I first started making my best of 2016 blog post, it was one giant blog post (literally nearly 700 images, oops!), and pretty much refused to load on a phone or tablet, though it did alright on my computer. But I want everyone who wants to see to be able to see, so I decided to break it up a little and split it over three separate posts, to go by season- spring, summer, and fall. Look at one or two or all, but I hope you’ll enjoy. I decided to keep the text the same on all three just in case someone didn’t see another, so scroll on down to the photos if you’ve already read everything here! Cheers!

 

I honestly don’t even know where to begin to tell you about 2016. These weddings. They were really just perfect. All of them. After shooting weddings for many years now and continuing to hone in on my style, my brand, exactly what I want my work to look like and everything that my art encompasses, I’ve begun to attract just the right clientele for exactly that. As with my best of engagement session post, my processing style began to further develop as the year progressed and you’ll see my work mature a little. I’m so inspired by both the bright and airy and the dark and moody (maybe a little more moody!), and I feel like I’ve hit my sweet spot right in the middle.

That aside, everything that I want my art to be, is here and visible, even more so in 2016 than in any other year. I crave a storyteller’s perspective and want my photographs to have a raw and organic feel about them to be able to tell the story. I want everything to feel so relaxed and natural. More than anything, I want my work to ooze romance; for you to look at my photos and actually feel all of the love that my couples feel on their special day. I’m where I want to be, guys. It’s taken nearly 200 weddings, trial and error, shooting and practicing and looking deep within myself to know what I want, and I’m here.

Work and art aside, 2016 has been an extremely tough year for my personal life. I’ve learned more what I want and don’t want out of life and am on a journey for how to get there. I’m rediscovering myself as a new person and am taking each day and week one at a time. It’s been a complete whirlwind here, without going into detail, but I’m trying to slow things down and find a good work/life balance. I’m learning how to spend more time with my kids and how to keep my home more homey, and most importantly, I’m learning how to take care of myself. I’ve never been the best at time management (I’m sure some of you will giggle at that because you know how true it is), but it’s more important now than it has ever been before. I’m getting there. Every day has its struggles, but every day has its joyful moments too. And its quiet, snuggly moments with my littles, which are my favorite.

I want for 2017 to be the year that I continue to open myself up more to new experiences, and incorporating them into my work and sharing them with you. My art is more transparent than it ever has been and I want to continue to grow that. I guess that’s why I’m digging so deep to share on a much more personal level with you on this blog post, rather than being fake and you only coming for pretty photos. Which of course is why you’re here mainly anyway. But having this as an outlet to speak from my heart and share what I’m really feeling, I want more of that in this new year.

So! With that said, it’s time to share some photos. With each client averaging 600-1100 images PER wedding from this past year, trying to narrow down what to share and picking favorites was SO so hard. So this is a pretty long post. Kudos to you if you stick around for the whole thing! I don’t think you’ll regret it. Hopefully one day I’ll get around to having individual blog posts for each one of these beauties!

I’m going to share some of the vendors I got to work with when I get to each wedding individually, but a few other folks need to be recognized first as well. I couldn’t have made it through this year without some fantastic second shooters by my side! Everyone I got to shoot with I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer and I love referring them when I’m not available. Whether you were with me for just one of these weddings or many, I am so thankful for you, your creative eye, and your friendship!

Much love to you all- Kristen Pender, Bre Conley, Megan Forehand Kennedy, Brittany Mayer, Alex Lucas, Alyssa Vaphiades, Natalie Spargo, Sherry Thomas, Jennifer Alsabrook-Turner, and George Edmondson

NOW it’s time for photos. Hoping it doesn’t take too long to load for you too! And, if you see someone you know or like or just happen to really like their photos, I’m having my annual best-of contest on Facebook for all my couples. They’re all entered to win a free anniversary mini session. You can click here to vote for them if you’d like!

Much love to you all and here’s to a fantastic new year.

 

Addie and Kerry : March 12th : Douglas Manor
Vendor Love: Becky’s Brides, HotHouse Design Studio, On-Site Productions, Blackberry Breeze Band, Joe’s Italian, Diane’s Formal Affair

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Kayla and Chris : March 19th : Northport, AL
Vendor Love: Special Events Game Day Rentals, Bella’s Bridal

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Julie and Daniel : March 26th : Historic Rucker Place
Vendor Love: LSL Event Design, Savoie Catering, Ivory and White, Morgan Ashley Salon

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Lily and Jared : April 1st : The Barn at Shady Lane
Vendor Love: Yellow Bicycle Catering, Feel the Beat Entertainment

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Kimberly and Wes : April 12th : Elopement at The Sterling Castle

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Rebecca and Dean : April 29th : Private Residence
Vendor Love: Becky’s Brides, Studio Flower, On-Site Productions, Jim N Nicks

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Kyla and Ryan : April 30th : Applewood Farm
Vendor Love: Rawwbeauty

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Grace and Nicholas : May 7th : Reid Chapel at Samford University and Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft
Vendor Love: GoPro Event Solutions, Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market, Savoie Catering

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Taylor and Todd : May 14th : Moriah Bottoms Farm

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Jessica and Chris : May 21st : Mathews Manor

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Ashley and Craig : May 28th : Aldridge Gardens
Vendor Love: Savannah Kilpatrick, Derek Sellers Music, Prophouse Birmingham

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Anne and Nathan : May 29th : Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church and Aldridge Gardens
Vendor Love: Amanda Baker, Prophouse Birmingham, Dreamcakes, Act of Congress, Decor to Adore

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And, that’s all! PHEW that was a seriously long blog post to make. Worth every single second though, because I know these memories are so much more to the people in the photos, but I loved being able to share in them and capture them to live on forever. And even if you have no idea who any of these people are, I hope you were able to get a glimpse of their story and feel their love just from looking at their photos.

Thanks to all who made 2016 beyond amazing. Seriously. Despite the hardship in my personal life, it was my best year professionally yet, and it definitely wouldn’t have happened without an amazing group of supportive people behind me.

I love you all! A big cheers to 2017!

BLOG POST NO. 2 in the 2016 BEST OF SERIES

 

When I first started making my best of 2016 blog post, it was one giant blog post (literally nearly 700 images, oops!), and pretty much refused to load on a phone or tablet, though it did alright on my computer. But I want everyone who wants to see to be able to see, so I decided to break it up a little and split it over three separate posts, to go by season- spring, summer, and fall. Look at one or two or all, but I hope you’ll enjoy. I decided to keep the text the same on all three just in case someone didn’t see another, so scroll on down to the photos if you’ve already read everything here! Cheers!

 

I honestly don’t even know where to begin to tell you about 2016. These weddings. They were really just perfect. All of them. After shooting weddings for many years now and continuing to hone in on my style, my brand, exactly what I want my work to look like and everything that my art encompasses, I’ve begun to attract just the right clientele for exactly that. As with my best of engagement session post, my processing style began to further develop as the year progressed and you’ll see my work mature a little. I’m so inspired by both the bright and airy and the dark and moody (maybe a little more moody!), and I feel like I’ve hit my sweet spot right in the middle.

That aside, everything that I want my art to be, is here and visible, even more so in 2016 than in any other year. I crave a storyteller’s perspective and want my photographs to have a raw and organic feel about them to be able to tell the story. I want everything to feel so relaxed and natural. More than anything, I want my work to ooze romance; for you to look at my photos and actually feel all of the love that my couples feel on their special day. I’m where I want to be, guys. It’s taken nearly 200 weddings, trial and error, shooting and practicing and looking deep within myself to know what I want, and I’m here.

Work and art aside, 2016 has been an extremely tough year for my personal life. I’ve learned more what I want and don’t want out of life and am on a journey for how to get there. I’m rediscovering myself as a new person and am taking each day and week one at a time. It’s been a complete whirlwind here, without going into detail, but I’m trying to slow things down and find a good work/life balance. I’m learning how to spend more time with my kids and how to keep my home more homey, and most importantly, I’m learning how to take care of myself. I’ve never been the best at time management (I’m sure some of you will giggle at that because you know how true it is), but it’s more important now than it has ever been before. I’m getting there. Every day has its struggles, but every day has its joyful moments too. And its quiet, snuggly moments with my littles, which are my favorite.

I want for 2017 to be the year that I continue to open myself up more to new experiences, and incorporating them into my work and sharing them with you. My art is more transparent than it ever has been and I want to continue to grow that. I guess that’s why I’m digging so deep to share on a much more personal level with you on this blog post, rather than being fake and you only coming for pretty photos. Which of course is why you’re here mainly anyway. But having this as an outlet to speak from my heart and share what I’m really feeling, I want more of that in this new year.

So! With that said, it’s time to share some photos. With each client averaging 600-1100 images PER wedding from this past year, trying to narrow down what to share and picking favorites was SO so hard. So this is a pretty long post. Kudos to you if you stick around for the whole thing! I don’t think you’ll regret it. Hopefully one day I’ll get around to having individual blog posts for each one of these beauties!

I’m going to share some of the vendors I got to work with when I get to each wedding individually, but a few other folks need to be recognized first as well. I couldn’t have made it through this year without some fantastic second shooters by my side! Everyone I got to shoot with I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer and I love referring them when I’m not available. Whether you were with me for just one of these weddings or many, I am so thankful for you, your creative eye, and your friendship!

Much love to you all- Kristen Pender, Bre Conley, Megan Forehand Kennedy, Brittany Mayer, Alex Lucas, Alyssa Vaphiades, Natalie Spargo, Sherry Thomas, Jennifer Alsabrook-Turner, and George Edmondson

NOW it’s time for photos. Hoping it doesn’t take too long to load for you too! And, if you see someone you know or like or just happen to really like their photos, I’m having my annual best-of contest on Facebook for all my couples. They’re all entered to win a free anniversary mini session. You can click here to vote for them if you’d like!

Much love to you all and here’s to a fantastic new year.

 

Asheley and David : June 4th : Private Residence
Vendor Love: Shindigs Catering, Eddie Tackett Designs, Packway Handle Band, Rawwbeauty, Laura Eason

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Caitlyn and Dustin : June 10th : The Sonnet House
Vendor Love: Corey Daniel Florals, Magnificent Cakes, On-Site Productions, Main Street Productions, Melissa Bogardus, Bella’s Bridal

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Ashley and Jennifer : June 17th : Elopement at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens

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Liz and Andrew : July 2nd : Historic Rucker Place
Vendor Love: LSL Event Design, Savoie Catering, Rawwbeauty, Act of Congress

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Abbie and Drew : July 30th : ShellB Acres
Vendor Love: Cece Designs, Cakes by Kim, Rawwbeauty, Feel the Beat Entertainment, Rob Conrad’s Classic Cars

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Leah and Prime : August 6th : The Nest
Vendor Love: Tres Beau Weddings and Events, Studio Flower, Savoie Catering, Dreamcakes, Village Bridal

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Emily and Jesse : September 3rd : The Sonnet House
Vendor Love: Corey Daniel Florals, Magnificent Cakes

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Megan and Chad : September 17th : Hargis Retreat Center

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Kristin and Zach : September 25th : The Sonnet House
Vendor Love: Corey Daniel Florals, Magnificent Cakes, On-Site Productions, Melissa Bogardus, Bella’s Bridal
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And, that’s all! PHEW that was a seriously long blog post to make. Worth every single second though, because I know these memories are so much more to the people in the photos, but I loved being able to share in them and capture them to live on forever. And even if you have no idea who any of these people are, I hope you were able to get a glimpse of their story and feel their love just from looking at their photos.

Thanks to all who made 2016 beyond amazing. Seriously. Despite the hardship in my personal life, it was my best year professionally yet, and it definitely wouldn’t have happened without an amazing group of supportive people behind me.

I love you all! A big cheers to 2017!

BLOG POST NO. 3 in the 2016 BEST OF SERIES

 

When I first started making my best of 2016 blog post, it was one giant blog post (literally nearly 700 images, oops!), and pretty much refused to load on a phone or tablet, though it did alright on my computer. But I want everyone who wants to see to be able to see, so I decided to break it up a little and split it over three separate posts, to go by season- spring, summer, and fall. Look at one or two or all, but I hope you’ll enjoy. I decided to keep the text the same on all three just in case someone didn’t see another, so scroll on down to the photos if you’ve already read everything here! Cheers!

 

I honestly don’t even know where to begin to tell you about 2016. These weddings. They were really just perfect. All of them. After shooting weddings for many years now and continuing to hone in on my style, my brand, exactly what I want my work to look like and everything that my art encompasses, I’ve begun to attract just the right clientele for exactly that. As with my best of engagement session post, my processing style began to further develop as the year progressed and you’ll see my work mature a little. I’m so inspired by both the bright and airy and the dark and moody (maybe a little more moody!), and I feel like I’ve hit my sweet spot right in the middle.

That aside, everything that I want my art to be, is here and visible, even more so in 2016 than in any other year. I crave a storyteller’s perspective and want my photographs to have a raw and organic feel about them to be able to tell the story. I want everything to feel so relaxed and natural. More than anything, I want my work to ooze romance; for you to look at my photos and actually feel all of the love that my couples feel on their special day. I’m where I want to be, guys. It’s taken nearly 200 weddings, trial and error, shooting and practicing and looking deep within myself to know what I want, and I’m here.

Work and art aside, 2016 has been an extremely tough year for my personal life. I’ve learned more what I want and don’t want out of life and am on a journey for how to get there. I’m rediscovering myself as a new person and am taking each day and week one at a time. It’s been a complete whirlwind here, without going into detail, but I’m trying to slow things down and find a good work/life balance. I’m learning how to spend more time with my kids and how to keep my home more homey, and most importantly, I’m learning how to take care of myself. I’ve never been the best at time management (I’m sure some of you will giggle at that because you know how true it is), but it’s more important now than it has ever been before. I’m getting there. Every day has its struggles, but every day has its joyful moments too. And its quiet, snuggly moments with my littles, which are my favorite.

I want for 2017 to be the year that I continue to open myself up more to new experiences, and incorporating them into my work and sharing them with you. My art is more transparent than it ever has been and I want to continue to grow that. I guess that’s why I’m digging so deep to share on a much more personal level with you on this blog post, rather than being fake and you only coming for pretty photos. Which of course is why you’re here mainly anyway. But having this as an outlet to speak from my heart and share what I’m really feeling, I want more of that in this new year.

So! With that said, it’s time to share some photos. With each client averaging 600-1100 images PER wedding from this past year, trying to narrow down what to share and picking favorites was SO so hard. So this is a pretty long post. Kudos to you if you stick around for the whole thing! I don’t think you’ll regret it. Hopefully one day I’ll get around to having individual blog posts for each one of these beauties!

I’m going to share some of the vendors I got to work with when I get to each wedding individually, but a few other folks need to be recognized first as well. I couldn’t have made it through this year without some fantastic second shooters by my side! Everyone I got to shoot with I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer and I love referring them when I’m not available. Whether you were with me for just one of these weddings or many, I am so thankful for you, your creative eye, and your friendship!

Much love to you all- Kristen Pender, Bre Conley, Megan Forehand Kennedy, Brittany Mayer, Alex Lucas, Alyssa Vaphiades, Natalie Spargo, Sherry Thomas, Jennifer Alsabrook-Turner, and George Edmondson

NOW it’s time for photos. Hoping it doesn’t take too long to load for you too! And, if you see someone you know or like or just happen to really like their photos, I’m having my annual best-of contest on Facebook for all my couples. They’re all entered to win a free anniversary mini session. You can click here to vote for them if you’d like!

Much love to you all and here’s to a fantastic new year.

 

Anna and Jay : October 1st : Applewood Farm
Vendor Love: On-Site Productions, Bella’s Bridal

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Gaije and Scott : October 8th : Clubhouse on Highland
Vendor Love: Rowell Events, HotHouse Design Studio, Rawwbeauty, Slice, Dreamcakes, Ivory and White, Decor to Adore

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Robbyn and Zach : October 15th : Meadowlake Farm

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Kaitlin and Cody : October 16th : Griffin Farm
Additional Locations (for first look and romance): Moss Rock Preserve, private fieldsy spot
Vendor Love: Vera Flora, Free People

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Meagan and Adam : October 22nd : Bleu Ivy Events at Windgate Farms
Vendor Love: Dreamcakes

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Ashley and Dan : November 5th : Saturn Birmingham
Vendor Love: Studio Flower, Rawwbeauty, Post Office Pies, Decor to Adore, Bryant Saxon

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Kristen and Kyle : November 6th : Avondale Park and Villa
Vendor Love: LSL Event Design, Morgan Hicks, Jim N Nicks, DJ Shell, Jennifer Lambert, Sweet Glide Vintage Ride

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Britney and Taylor : November 11th : Aldridge Gardens
Vendor Love: Amanda Baker, Studio Flower, Cakes by Kim, On-Site Productions, Prophouse Birmingham, Full Moon Barbecue, Derek Sellers, Bella’s Bridal, Decor to Adore

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Kari and Aaron : November 18th : Surprise Wedding at a Private Residence
Vendor Love: Ginny G Florist, Jim N Nicks

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Matt and Rob : November 27th : Private Residence
Vendor Love: HotHouse Design Studio

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And, that’s all! PHEW that was a seriously long blog post to make. Worth every single second though, because I know these memories are so much more to the people in the photos, but I loved being able to share in them and capture them to live on forever. And even if you have no idea who any of these people are, I hope you were able to get a glimpse of their story and feel their love just from looking at their photos.

Thanks to all who made 2016 beyond amazing. Seriously. Despite the hardship in my personal life, it was my best year professionally yet, and it definitely wouldn’t have happened without an amazing group of supportive people behind me.

I love you all! A big cheers to 2017!

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