Category: ‘Weddings’ Category
Mr and Mrs Taylor
I know Gabriel and Brittany, their families and friends are all impatient to see the wedding pictures. It was a beautiful day, perfect for the celebration of a lifetime commitment between this loving couple. They wanted to savor the moment, enjoy their guests, the reception, and chose to meet prior to the ceremony, which allowed us for plenty of time to photograph them and the wedding party. My good friends, Dorene and Tim were there with me, so it was a team of 3 photographers for a full coverage of their special day.
The day began at the in style hair salon downtown, for Brittany and her bridesmaid. Their make up and hair looked stunning.
The beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets came from the amazing crew at Celebrations.
When Brittany speaks or thinks of Gabriel her face lights up to this radiant smile,
I’ll just say what the rest of the world thinks, Brittany, you are simply gorgeous!
Meanwhile, Tim was hanging with the guys and got some awesome shots of Gabriel,
Brittany’s mom, Brenda, wanted to be sure I would capture Gabriels’ expression when he first saw his bride in her gown, walking down the aisle. But as the doors opened, with her groom waiting down the aisle, the reality of the day took hold of Brittany, the butterflies in her belly stirring around, she walked to Gabriel, living the moment.
I think Gabriel is thanking his lucky stars, he knows the women that make his heart thump, is coming towards him. Anticipation is building up…
They had us all chocked up, this moment in this very special day is just so emotional.
The ceremony was held in the chapel of the first Baptist church,
The wedding cast,
It was so hot that day, I didn’t want the wedding party to get uncomfortable outside. I was hoping to give them some cool air between pictures. We went downtown and were so graciously refreshed with fuzzy lemonades by the staff of Jackson’s.
Brittany’s dad couldn’t wait to see his daughter in her dress,
When the church was filled by their friends and family, when the doors opened and Brittany escorted by her father walked down the aisle, the reality of the day took hold of Gabriel,
Everyone danced the night away,
Brittany’s grand father caught the garter,
Madly in love, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor,
Leigh & Brian’s beach wedding
It was the last week end of May, a beautiful day on Perdido Beach. Leigh and Brian exchanged their vows, surrounded by their family and friends. They are both smitten with each other and it was a pleasure for Dorene and I to photograph their wedding, record their love. Nancy’s Hautes Affairs was in charge of the catering, and it was as usual beautiful and delicious.
Leigh and Brian
My father would definitely tell me: “tu mets la charue avant les boeufs” (=”puting the cart before the horse”) by having this picture on my blog. This is a serious-in-love couple I just photographed this weekend. Before going to their wedding I had already decided I would get this picture, and I can see it as the perfect book cover for their album. Now, I haven’t even blogged their engagement session, and here I am posting a wedding picture… la charue avant les boeufs..
I just couldn’t resist sharing, as I was having fun editing this picture to get it just where I had envision it. Leigh and Brian, it was a beautiful day and ceremony, a wonderful party, Dorene and I felt part of the family. Thank you for trusting us to capture your very special day. I wish you the best time on your honey moon, Jamaica (houlala!), please be careful with the cliff diving..
Michelle & Andre
Long awaited preview of the sweetest most in love couple ever! Thank you so much for being patient with me. Michelle and her bridesmaid decided to leave the house for the boys, and they chose to get ready in the residence Inn. The make up ladies were fabulous.
Andre, modern man, send a happy little text to his bride.
The guys, very laid back…
The Groom’s party,
Michelle with her mother, and some of the bridesmaids,
Michelle just radiates, she’s so happy and in love. She carried all day this beautiful glow, and I suspect she’s always like that around Andre.
The ceremony was held in the First Baptist Church of Warrington,
Our handsome groom, just a few minutes before the wedding,
The very efficient wedding planner, Angela Mc Millan, was also in charge of the flowers and all the decorations,
This was such a fun group to photograph,
On their way to the reception, married…
THe reception was held in the Mustin Beach Officer’s Club.
There was lots of dancing and partying!
Michelle belongs to the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and all her sisters sang a traditional song around her. It was very moving.
Michelle and Andre I wish you the best life, many babies. You make a beautiful loving couple and I’m sure will be wonderful parents. Thank you so much for having me be part of your special day.
On their way to a fun honey moon to Disney World,
The most awesome couple was in charge of the Videography from Diva Productions (Panama city). They are so talented and easy to work with. As usual, with me, my very extraordinaire friend, Dorene Nash.
Anne & Jimmy
A little sneak peak at what’s to come… Just a few pictures that tell the story of this beautiful day, how Jimmy and Anne are now husband and wife. They are so much in love and have a bright future ahead of them, both physicians about to start their carriers.
There had been rumors of possible storms, but the skies cleared up and it was a perfect day.
The ceremony was held in the sanctuary of Christ Church, and the reception was on the grounds of Bay Moorrings, property of DeeDee Reilly, a dear friend of the family’s.
The talented Debbie Turner from Celebrations, dressed up the majestic oaks, lights were strategically placed on the trees to create a feerique (sorry I had to use the french word, the english translation is magical, but it doesn’t describe it as well) ambiance.
Scattered on the lawn were the buffet tables adorned with magnificent bouquets, and the most delicious food, a fusion of low country and Southern cuisine, from Nancy Silivos
And I had with me Dorene Nash, a super creative Mobile based photographer, without whom I wouldn’t even consider covering a wedding.
On with the images, first some details in the parish hall, getting ready.
Anne was so elegant and classy. Look at the delicate earrings, they designed them.
They opted to meet before the ceremony,
Anne has many friends and wouldn’t leave anyone out, so there were 7 bridesmaids in the pretty grey dresses and 9 honorary bridesmaids in the cute black dresses.
Jimmy, too has many friends…
A few minutes before walking down the aisle, the girls are just chatting and having a good time, they would make a nice spread inside a bridal magazine.
The guys are just as relaxed,
I can’t believe I forgot to mention this funny little detail: while photographing the cutting of the cake scene, Dorene’s pants caught on fire! The steps leading to the covered porch, where the beautiful and out-of-this-world delicious cakes throned, were lit by many little candles. Dorene, eyes glued to her view finder, busy recording the moment, didn’t notice how close she was to the edge and the flame… and next thing her pants are on fire… that is dedication to your job!
The day was extra special as it was also Anne’s parents’ anniversary, and this happy group was their wedding party,
The band, Power House (in Mobile, AL) had everyone on the dance floor, and then on stage,
Leaving under a rain of flower petals,