Colorful Downtown Birmingham Engagement : Shakeyta + Ray - Elle Danielle Photography

Colorful Downtown Birmingham Engagement : Shakeyta + Ray

I live in a downtown loft and I looo-oove tacos. So, when Shakeyta first emailed me and asked about shooting a portion of her engagement session at my favorite neighborhood Mexican eatery, El Barrio, I was ecstatic.  If you live in the Birmingham area and have never been to El Barrio, you’re really cheating yourself out of a wonderful culinary experience.

Shakeyta and Ray were college sweethearts, whose paths went different directions after graduation.  Fortunately, their paths crossed again and they realized that the love and friendship they felt in college was still there. They have been together ever since.  This Summer, their closest family and friends will join them for a grand celebration to send them off to the Greek Island of Mykonos, where they will exchange their vows privately and spend a week exploring Greece.

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  1. Kimberly Murray says:


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  3. Brad Whoshotya Mckenzie says:

    You put that Canon to work on these two. Beautiful!

  4. Rita Brock says:

    Elle, you’re so good at what you do. These are lovely :).

  5. Tiki Merritt Curry says:

    Loved everything about this session!!! Even love how they’re setting off for their big day!! Schweet!!!! #Awesome #Beautiful #Majestic

  6. Saadia Me'Chel says:

    Love the choice of location. Great shoot!

  7. Sara Cotten says:

    This is such a cutie patootie couple!!
    LOVE the idea of being sent off to get married in Greece! #lovelove

  8. Jcynthia Moore says:


  9. Yvonne E. Simms says:

    her eyes! gorgeous. just gorgeous!

  10. […] 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 […]

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