The Olson’s Post Wedding Cahaba River Gorgeousness!!!

I’m so so glad that these two were up for meeting me after they returned from their honeymoon!  As I divulged in The Olson’s wedding blog, it rained the day of, pushing our timeline back and while it provided for the sweetest soft light for the ceremony, we were left somewhat in the dark for pictures afterwards, which in my opinion, worked in our favor.  Being the avid outdoors couple that these two are, we landed on doing a shoot on the Cahaba.  Laura and Tyler borrowed a canoe, and we took to the river…I couldn’t be more please with the results. Let me know what you think?  Enjoy!!
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The Olson’s

I have been dying to share these images with you since the day I shot them, and am so ashamed at how long it has taken me to do so! Not only am I in love with all of these images, I fell in Love with Laura and Tyler and was so grateful to be apart of this amazing celebration of love!!   Laura and Tyler are avid outdoorsmen, gorgeous inside and out, extremely kind, vibrant, inspired, and they had a crafty, DIY, laid back wedding that is something I aspire to create for my own big day. The details were so personal, down to the fact that Sophie and Max (Laura and Tyler’s sweet pups) were very involved in their gorgeous wedding! I will always have a special place in my heart for this wedding, and this couple, and want to thank one fabulous Wes Gandy for introducing us!! Okay, okay, onto the pictures…Hope you enjoy!
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Compere Part Deux…

As promised in the Comperes Pt. 1, here is how the rest of the evening went…

We all welcomed the sun setting on that sweltering day in June, and not only for a little reprieve from the heat, but the sun setting meant one more thing…PARTY TIME!! That’s right, as the sun went down that day, friends and family gathered to surprise the guest of honor at the Oaks in Centreville, for what proved to be quite the celebration!
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The night was perfectly filled with great friends,and family; good food, and great music to dance to, and of course a beautiful birthday cake for the birthday girl! So many thanks to the Comperes for asking me to be apart of the wonderful celebration! Hope you’ve enjoyed!

The Comperes Pt.1

I can’t express to you how excited I was to hear from Jennifer and Collins late last spring.  We were way overdue for a session, and every time we get together, it’s at an amazing location, and we walk away with some of my all time favorite images. This session was no exception, just check out some of these gorgeous shots…
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Never fails to give me goosebumps, when I see an image like this one in camera! Those eyes!!DSC_5176 Emma Kathryn is simply stunning!storyboard003DSC_5191Had to share one more of Mr. S and those gorgeous golden peepers!

Okay, so as the title of this blog suggests this is only the beginning of our time spent together, that sweltering day in June; because in all honesty, Collins and Jennifer REALLY called me to capture Collin’s mother’s 70th surprise birthday party! It was a fantastic evening filled with great friends and family gathered together to celebrate one wonderful lady.  Stay tuned, The Comperes part deux is next!