small wedding celebration | Fairhope, AL

I consider myself a lucky photographer when I'm invited to share a special moment documenting the celebration of marriage for a family. We met on a sticky fall Saturday morning at Knoll Park in Fairhope, AL to visually preserve a sliver of time for the new Perret family. They drove from 2 states over for their session. Fairhope had become a "happy" place for them and they wanted the same for their photo session- photos with a relaxed, casual and happy feel (but all dressed up, mind you!) They laughed, played and embraced the beach sand. We all worked up a sweat, but kept the best wedding pictures ever game plan in mind. It's not everyday that you play on swings and ride the dizzy machine in your dressy clothes. They were fun, open to documenting themselves in a casual way and keeping it real.  I know I'll always remember this session. Congrats to the Perret family!

a fall river wedding | small event photography

I love the energy of weddings! They're celebratory, sacred and full of deep-down emotions. I was so excited to get to photograph Ashleigh and DC's special day. They planned a perfect fall wedding on Magnolia River. Outside, under oaks with a calm river in the yard- what more could you want? Every moment was photo worthy. But, an impromptu hop in the canoe on the dock post ceremony with all their guest standing to watch was sublime. It was like a scene out of a movie! Genuine laughs, smiles, cheers and kisses. I know that they'll remember that special moment on their wedding day forever!