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Anjelica and Deron met on Tumblr, of all places. She and he followed one another, along with hundreds of other unknown people because of the content of their respective blogs. Eventually, he noticed that she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the sister organization to his Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. With this connection in […]

August 24, 2016

Michelle and Kasey met in 2012 while working at Glory Bound Gyro Co., in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  According to Michelle, Kasey used to flirt with her a lot but she didn’t take him seriously. She was sure that he was kidding.. that he was just a “flirty” guy. Eventually, she realized that he was genuinely interested […]

August 19, 2016

Urban granola. That’s how Dominic described his and Whitney’s style… and I think it’s pretty much perfect for a couple that lives and works in the heart of the city and spends so much of their free time hiking and kayaking.  When we started planning their engagement session, we immediately knew that those two sides […]

August 9, 2016

A few years ago, I met a new photographer who wanted to gain some experience with weddings. She seemed nice, so I invited her to tag along at a wedding to assist with lights, help with bags, and to give her a chance to watch and learn. I didn’t pay her to help at that […]

August 2, 2016

As members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at the University of Alabama, Amanda and Antjuan knew one another, but didn’t consider dating until after their paths crossed years after graduation. They had their first date at Do-Di-Yos Restaurant in Homewood, Alabama and two years later Antjuan recreated that date via a scavenger […]

June 2, 2016

Emily and Jake met a little over 5 years ago at a rehearsal for her sister and brother-in-law’s wedding. She was introduced to Jake, who was also in the wedding party, and mentioned to her sister Amanda (who would eventually serve as her Matron of Honor) that he was funny. Amanda ran with that comment and […]

May 24, 2016

The story of Kierston scheduling a portrait session for herself, me joking that perhaps that very session would lead to a boyfriend, and her contacting me for an engagement session less than a year later, is one of my favorite client stories to tell. But, the truth is, AJ didn’t just appear in her life after […]

May 19, 2016

“Wouldn’t it be cool to get up on a Sunday morning, have church, get married and eat a meal together?” Literally surrounded by their close family and friends, Nikki and Reggie exchanged vows at the restaurant where they had their first date — The Loveless Cafe in Nashville, TN. They wanted a wedding that was […]

May 16, 2016

They worked together for a year, before the thought of dating ever crossed their minds.. Katrina and a co-worker had actually planned to set Andre’ up with one of their friends, but the date never came to fruition and soon, co-workers were asking the two if they had ever considered dating. Andre’ admitted that he hadn’t […]

May 11, 2016

After their amazing engagement session, I had no doubt that Janine and Lindsey’s wedding would be one to remember. Janine, an admitted super type-a personality, had a dream for her day and made sure every aspect of that dream was brought to reality. The wedding was inspired by the 1920s era, which is best known for […]

December 30, 2015

We met on the bridge where they took their first selfie, which is pretty much the best reason ever to pick a location, if you ask me… and although the day was cold and quite gloomy, Nikki and Reggie’s joy for life and love for one another was obvious. Authentic. Refreshing. I didn’t have to give […]

December 29, 2015

This weekend, I delivered my last wedding gallery of 2015… and immediately wanted to dance around with little restraint! 2015 has been an incredibly year, full of personal and professional growth, a number of exciting changes, and so many wonderful memories of love.  I will spend the next few weeks reflecting on some of the […]

December 21, 2015

Adrienne and Khalil are incredibly accomplished. Last week, she graduated from Auburn University with her PhD, just as he did a year ago. They are both talented athletes. They are leaders.  By every measure of the term, they are a power couple. But, anyone who knows them will tell you that it’s their humble spirit and […]

December 14, 2015

No matter what the people say, I’m gonna love you anyways. You are my life. Anthony Hamilton

December 7, 2015

Guys, marry the woman who will have pizza and beers with you, and love every minute of it…

December 7, 2015

It was their mutual love for good food, good people, and good times that brought them together at a friend’s social event. Before they knew it, they were best friends and while Justin knew Chandra could be so much more, she treasured their friendship too much to complicate it with dating. He pursued her for […]

December 3, 2015

Beaonica and Brandon’s lives ran parallel to one another — they grew up in neighboring communities, they attended the same Summer camp, they went to the same high school and even rode the same bus… and yet, somehow, they never met. It wasn’t until Brandon moved to Arizona, to begin his career as a software engineer, and Beaonica […]

November 24, 2015

When Sarah and Matt started planning their wedding, they knew it had to take place in Birmingham. Not simply because it’s where they live, but because they wanted their family and friends to experience the city they love and plan to experience their greatest adventure together: marriage. The wedding party started their day at the Tutwiler […]

November 20, 2015

Soloman has been flirting with Kara since they were in the fifth grade. By Junior High, she had warmed up to his attention and the two started dated. Life took them different directions and Soloman around the world, but in time, the two came back together to pursue their love that started so many years before. […]

October 29, 2015

They met in college, but it wasn’t until they crossed paths at a mutual friend’s birthday party some ten years later, that Kia and Clarence really became friends…. A friendship that became the foundation for their love. After Clarence’s epic proposal and their super sweet engagement session, I knew their wedding would not disappoint.  They put thought […]

October 2, 2015

September 30, 2015

The most unlikely circumstances brought these two together… her need for a new car after an accident and his savvy car salesman skills. After their chance meeting, they both knew they had found someone special. Tanesha and Clem were married on a gorgeous Fall day at Avondale Villa in Birmingham, with her favorite color, purple, […]

September 28, 2015

Yesterday, I talked to a potential client who has been engaged since last year and is planning to get married next year. She admitted that she had been feeling a little pressure to start making more significant wedding day plans, to fit into the box of “how” you’re supposed to go about getting married. You […]

September 15, 2015

I have photographed a few proposals, but probably none as special and memorable as Brandon’s to Kelsey. Aside from the fact that his plan went terribly wrong and at one point, I worried that it wasn’t going to turn out well for him… Brandon ended up on one knee in the rain, which made for incredibly romantic […]

September 14, 2015

It’s one of my favorite client stories to tell. In the Fall of 2013, Kierston booked a mini session…  At a time of the year when all families have portraits done for their annual holiday cards and updated Facebook profile pictures, Kierston booked a session just for herself. I have said time and time again, […]

August 9, 2015

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo

July 8, 2015

I choose you. How perfect is it to find a person you share so much in common with that you can’t wait to choose to spend your life with that person? Chelsea and Gene, two police officers that enjoy life’s simplicities chose one another. They married in January, in a traditional wedding ceremony at Mountain View […]

July 7, 2015

“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other.” Maya Angelou

June 22, 2015

When you meet the one who changes the way your heart beats, dance with them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts. – Kirk Diedrich LeNa’ and Lyndell’s love story is featured in the Spring 2015 Edition of Black Bride Magazine. To order your copy, click here.

May 11, 2015

When Ashley and her mom visited the Antebellum House at Oak Island, they knew it was the perfect venue for her intimate, yet elegant, Spring wedding. With a beautiful view of the lake, lots of Southern charm, and a wonderfully accommodating staff, it was “the one.” And so, with their closest family and friends behind […]

May 7, 2015

Love is not affectionate feeling but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. – C.S. Lewis

April 23, 2015

Doninique and Kelvin dreamed of an intimate, simply elegant wedding, that would inspire and rejuvenate unconditional love in their guests. With these goals in mind, they planned with with intentions to express their love genuinely, rather than impress others. And the day, like their love, was truly beautiful. Dominique was a stunning bride, Kelvin was looking […]

April 15, 2015

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”  Sarah Dessen

April 8, 2015

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

April 7, 2015

…and then she asked if we could shoot their engagement session with a private plane, and we knew that she was the perfect #ellebride. Haha. I don’t really know what to say about this engagement session, other than it’s definitely a new favorite. Franceline, better known as “Fancy” amongst her family and friends, had an […]

April 3, 2015

Danielle and Ademola first noticed one another in the Fall of 2009, from afar, while attending mass at St. James Catholic Church in Chicago, IL. Although they both felt an attraction, a few weeks passed before they officially met… before Ademola worked up the nerve to say hello. They became instant friends. The following Spring, Danielle […]

April 1, 2015

Danielle and Ademola dated for four years, long-distance, before coming together in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama to be married. On the eve of their wedding, they gathered with family and friends for a Traditional Yoruba Engagement Ceremony, to honor Ademola’s Nigerian culture.  Mrs. Grace, their Alaga, narrated the evening and did a wonderful job explaining […]

April 1, 2015

Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering. Nicole Krauss

March 26, 2015

It’s as if they were destined to meet… sort of.  In the Fall of 2008, Dae moved from Atlanta to Houston to attend Law school Around the same time, Chris moved to Atlanta for work. After graduating in 2001, Dae moved from Houston to her home-state of Michigan, while Chris was planning a move to Houston. Despite living in […]

March 24, 2015

I was headed to a meeting, when my phone rang. Ursula. “I’ll call her back in a few minutes,” I told myself. I had sent her wedding gallery two weeks prior, and despite my follow-up to ensure she had received the images, which all photographers know is code for “please, please tell me that you […]

March 23, 2015

I’m going to approach this wedding post a little differently. Rather than give you an overview of Arica and Chris love story or wedding events, I am going to share all of the many reasons I love their day.  To read more about their love story, be sure to check out their Nashville engagement session. I […]

February 13, 2015

Rashida was a guest at my first wedding and a bridesmaid in my second. Our circles of friendship have been overlapping and interweaving since, yet I have never had an opportunity to photograph just her — until now! Originally from Birmingham, Rashida moved to Jackson a few years ago for work.  At the time, she didn’t […]

February 6, 2015

Emily and Jake wanted an engagement session to match their rustic-themed wedding, which will take place at J&D Farms later this year. The barn and lake at Oak Mountain State Park ended up being the perfect location… Add in the absolutely gorgeous lighting and Fall colors, and you have the makings of one of my favorite […]

January 26, 2015

The obligatory year-end review. Eight days into the new year and I am finally checking this task off of my to-do list. Facing the chore of pulling images from weddings and portrait sessions from the ending year always feels a bit daunting. But in the end, the time is so worthwhile.  Looking back leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy. […]

January 8, 2015

If you haven’t already heard the exciting news, Erica and Michael the high school sweethearts from Midfield High School, are featured in the 2014 Fall/Winter Edition of Munaluchi Bridal Magazine. The art-inspired issue can be found nationally in Target and Barnes & Noble stores. In the Birmingham area, Erica may have purchased all of the […]

December 10, 2014

When Paul met Ashley, she was a student at the University of Montevallo, preparing to transfer to the University of Alabama. Smitten, he offered to show her around campus. But the tour never happened because Ashley’s nerves got the best of her… She already had a huge crush on Paul. Over the next two years, […]

December 2, 2014

Long before Elle Danielle, there was L. Danielle and L. Michelle. Sharing the same last name, people often asked if Linda and I were related… I liked the additional similarity of our rhyming middle names.  So many years after we first met in college, I had the honor of photographing my sweet friend Linda’s wedding. […]

November 17, 2014

Sarah and Matt met in the Fall of 2010 at the University of Alabama. He was instantly smitten, but could not land a date because Sarah didn’t want to be distracted from her studies.  A few months later, they ran into one another at an event, and finally had the chance to hang out. They totally […]

November 14, 2014

Jada and I went to college together at the University of North Carolina. A few years ago, I was happy to connected with her at our fellow classmate, Matthew’s, wedding and even happier when she emailed me about shooting her engagement session.  I wasn’t happy, however, when it poured down rain on the day of her […]

October 15, 2014

I kept a secret! …a pretty big one. Every time someone asked me if I was going to Greece with Shakeyta and Ray for their destination elopement, I wanted to blurt out, “no!! they are getting married here.. but no one knows, so don’t tell, k?!” But, I resisted the urge and instead played my role as the […]

September 16, 2014

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