Who likes a stroll in the park on a Sunday afternoon? I do! It's always fun when leisurely time turns into a photoshoot! It was just an ordinary walk in the park and some photos in between. We're so excited about Hannah and Jared's Windwood Fall wedding! We met the couple back in February and they're just as adorable today as they were then. We spent the afternoon downtown among some popular Birmingham attractions: I've always loved this city and it seems like every week, there's a new space waiting to be photographed. Hannah and Jared's photos are absolutely stunning, but who could expect less from a stunning couple? We're counting down the days until November 19th!
Arden Photography held a contest during Valentine's week to celebrate the season of love! We asked our fellow Instagram and Facebook followers to nominate a deserving couple for a free photo session. Congratulations to Jess & Brad! The couple was nominated by their friend Mallory, who spoke some amazingly kind words about them. It was such a sweet story and we couldn't help but to choose them as one of our contest winners. Arden Photography was front and center for their sunset photo session. We hit a few of Birmingham's popular attractions and the photos look amazing. Congrats again to this awesome couple and for more photos from this session, be sure to click the link below!
Michael is back! And this year, his portrait theme is "hip hop." Every time we are around this cutie, we can't stop smiling and laughing. Michael exudes so much self-confidence, and absolute smoothness, that we dare anyone not to smile just by looking at these photos. He has an energy we can't get enough of, and we look forward to shooting his self-chosen themed portraits every year! Take a look back at previous years and you can see for yourself what I mean!
Night-time in downtown Birmingham means you've never seen a city more brilliantly lit up. Bridges, ballparks, fountains all bright with vibrant splashes of colors and cobbled streets glowing with soft lamps. Barrow and Michael simply trusted us when we planned for them a night-time engagement session in downtown Birmingham, promising them a beautiful array of bright, colorful, and romantic images. I don't think we disappointed. I am so in love with these city images: the light-installment bridges with so many colors filling the scene turning it into a wonderland of sorts, the city-proud Birmingham sign in the background leaves no room for question, and especially the black and white images that feel so soft and romantic. There is nothing better than a couple that just trusts your creative intuition, and Barrow and Michael did not fail! If this is any indication of what their wedding will be like, we could not be more excited!
We loved shooting these engagement portraits out by Regions Field and Railroad Park! That Birmingham emblem blazing in the background makes for great photos! It seems so urban and modern and then you turn the corner and you have the lush green grass of Railroad Park - way to go Big Ham! Julie and Paul blended seamlessly into this landscape with their pet pup! This couple was so cute and affectionate - we can't wait to shoot their wedding in a few weeks!
We loved shooting Brittany and Cory's engagement photos back in August! Can't believe it's already October and they are getting married this Saturday! Looking forward to more fun times out of this cute family! More photos to come.
As far as engagements go, I've never heard a story of how the question was popped that went according to the plan. Something always happens that puts a kink in the whole design. In Ben and Lacey's engagement story it was the weather, of course! Ben had originally planned to propose to Lacey at Railroad Park, but his schemes were thwarted - and he would have gotten away with it had it not been for that pesky Alabama weather! So to commemorate that effort, we headed to Railroad and Vulcan Park to snap their engagement photos - no bad weather in sight!
Brittney and Cory came ready for their engagement photos exuding that "Sweet Home Alabama" quality. Decked out in cowboy boots and American colors, she was the epitome of Southern Belle, and he, the proud example of "good ole boy." Her daughter came with us, and gave us a never-ending supply of sassiness and humor, and kept everyone laughing throughout the shoot! We explored Railroad Park and Morris Avenue seeking out trains and tracks - all aboard the love train!