I photographed Chelsey and Jeff's engagement session on the quad at The University of Alabama during the week of spring break. One of my favorite memories as a student at UA was coming back to campus after spring break and seeing that *suddenly* everything looked so colorful! That definitely held true for our session. These two are getting married this weekend in New Orleans, so I thought it would be nice to share their engagement session during their wedding week!!
Emily and Hunter decided they wanted to have an Oak Mountain State Park engagement session to precede their destination wedding in North Carolina this summer. After what seems like weeks of dreary, cold days, we were greeted by sunny skies and perfect hiking weather for our visit to Peavine Falls. It was a perfect break to celebrate their engagement and to make some memories.
Last time I was in New Orleans, I had the pleasure of photographing my good friends Madeline and Robert down the street from their house in the Marigny. The setting sun and vibrant NOLA style graced us with incredible color that complements this couple's vivacious energy. Today is their anniversary, so happy anniversary y'all!
Even during moments of more posed photography, like engagement sessions, I encourage my couples to interact with each other like normal--why should I pose you into stances that you’ve never assumed before? I want you to stand together, to hold hands, caress, kiss, and gaze like you do every day. Each couple hold each other uniquely, I aim to build an inspiring photo around your natural poses. Those are so much more engaging and emotional than any pose I could put you into.
To celebrate their first wedding anniversary, Courtnie, Daniel, and I trekked out to the University of Alabama Arboretum for a session. This all happened before the polar vortex spun in, but it sure was cold that day. We braved the chilly temps and were rewarded with these lovely shots.