December 2016 Archive

Little Chapel on the Bay | Annie + Reice: Fairhope Wedding Photographer

Together for almost a decade, Annie and Reice tied the knot in the most dreamy 138-year old chapel on the bay in Fairhope, Alabama. With the windows open to the sounds of the nearby water, perfect Fall weather, and succulents draping ever-so-softly over the two large wooden doors that make up the entrance of the church, we laughed, cried, and watched as they said their vows with the most full hearts. 

After just short of nine years together, Reice proposed to Annie in February of this year.  Annie is my cousin, so I’ve had the pleasure of watching these two grow into adulthood together, and I absolutely couldn’t be more elated for this season of their lives.

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie and the girls got ready at her parents’ beautiful new home in Fairhope, while the boys got ready at a hotel nearby in the heart of the quaint streets of downtown Fairhope.Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

 

Annie + Reice Wedding

There’s something about a classic black and white tux that will never, never go out of style.Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie and Reice did not want to see one another before the wedding; however, they did want to exchange letters and have a quiet moment together among the hustle and bustle of the day. My most favorite part of their day was as they were reading their letters. Annie began to cry proceeded by the biggest grin that covered her face. When I asked her what made her cry she said, “Reice told me we could have pizza tomorrow.” Pizza, my friends. I’m pretty sure it’s what keeps the sanity in many relationships.Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Much like the classic style of a clean, black and white tuxedo, there’s something about simplistic, old white churches that exudes the most beautiful character.Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

By far, my favorite photo of the day was this one we snapped after all of the guests had headed to the reception. A few moments to soak in the moment, just the two of them.Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

A trolley took Annie, Reice, and their guests to the reception at Fairhope Yacht Club where everyone boogied on down all night. Seriously. So much so that tuxedo pants ripped and our granny joined in and showed us her moves.Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Alas, my second-favorite photo of the day (above). Our granny getting D-O-W-N with Annie. Annie and Reice, I’m so grateful to have gotten to view your wedding day not only as a guest, but through my lens. I wish you a lifetime of love, grace, and happiness.Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice Wedding

Annie + Reice WeddingVenue: Fairhope Yacht Club | Church: Sacred Heart | Getting Ready Location: The Hampton, Downtown Fairhope | Coordination: Pat Herndon Events | Florals: Southern Veranda

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Cloie | Senior 2017: Hammond Senior Photographer

From looks to temperament, Cloie holds herself with a poise I admire so much for her age. The daughter of one of my nearest and dearest friends, I’ve watched Cloie grow into the breathtaking young adult she is today and truly, she leaves me in awe. From her spunk to her style, I adore this little lady so much.

Cloie and I pranced around town giggling and searching for the cutest little nooks to snap some photos. Here are a few of my favorites from the day…

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Cloie Cook

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Cloie Cook

Cloie Cook

Cloie Cook

I wish I had half of the style that my seniors have when I was their age. They leave me at such a beautiful loss for words.

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Cloie Cook

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Cloie Cook

Cloie, I cannot wait to see where this next part of life takes you.
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As Long As I’m Living, My Baby You’ll Be | Rode-Fiorello Family: Hammond Family Photographer

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll love you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be…”

I’m pretty sure these words from Robert Munsch’s ever-popular children’s book should be entitled, “Childhood Nostalgia: The Anthem.”

I’ve been photographing Erin, Jesse, and Sawyer for a couple of years now and one thing that always leaves me so humbled is Erin’s gentle love for her boys. I adore stepping back during their sessions and just observing her teach, nurture, and admire Sawyer and all of his growing toddler curiosities. Here are a few of my favorites from the time I spent with them this year…

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Rode-Fiorello Family

Rode-Fiorello Family

Watching a momma giggle with her babe is a moment of pure bliss that I don’t think I’ll ever tire of…

Rode-Fiorello Family

Rode-Fiorello Family

Rode-Fiorello Family

Rode-Fiorello Family

Sawyer is so curious of all things outdoors at this age. He was completely enthralled by looking for birds under the trees nearby and adding acorns to his collection with his daddy.

Rode-Fiorello Family

Rode-Fiorello Family

Rode-Fiorello Family

Rode-Fiorello Family

Rode-Fiorello Family

Erin + Jesse, thank you for entrusting me to document the growth of your sweet family.SIGNATURE