Ceremony: Auburn United Methodist Church
Reception: The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
When I came to the United States, I had to learn quite a few new things – Southern English (yes, quite different from the British English I was taught in school), new school system, new culture, etc. One of the things I’ve quickly learned I had to do once I moved to Alabama, was pick a “side.” In the South, football is a big, big thing, and I was told I HAD to pull for one or the other – Alabama or Auburn. By chance, our best friends at the time were Auburn fans, so we joined the AU family. [Truth be told, we think orange and blue are prettier than the "other" colors. Hehe]
It was a no brainer, then, for me to be excited to share in Ashley & Brett’s special day. I won’t pass up any chance to visit the lovely town of Auburn.
The wedding was beautiful and the couple amazing to work with. [By the way, how gorgeous was Ashley's dress???] Sadly, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, the darn rain tried to mess us up – but wasn’t successful. While we weren’t able to enjoy as many photos outdoor as we would’ve liked, the day was still amazing!
There are certain locations in and around Birmingham where I absolutely love photographing. If I had to rate churches in the area, I would say that The Cathedral of Saint Paul comes up very much near the top of that list. It is an amazing, gorgeous sanctuary and the light streaming through the windows allows for some beautiful photos. Add to this recipe a gorgeous bride and a good looking groom, and you have a winning combination. Madelaine & Cary’s wedding was such a great event! Not only were they easy to work with, but their families were great as well. It truly is a pleasure photographing weddings when everything comes together as it did this day.
As the first wedding of the new year, I’d say I couldn’t have started better. The weather was great, no complaints there. The location was great. The couple was awesome. I loved sharing in and capturing this sweet couple’s special day.
Some years are good. Some years are not so good. Some years are great. I would say, for me, 2012 was a great year, and I probably could not have ended it in a better way than by photographing Emma & Dixon’s wedding. Both of them and their families were incredibly nice and easy to work with. As you can see, the wedding party was also a great bunch. The staff at The Tutwiler Hotel was, as always, extremely helpful and nice and, as always, it was great being back in Cathedral Church of the Advent. All in all, 2012 will go down in history as a great year.
Alabama is known for one thing – that is, weird weather – and this has been especially true this year. However, when the weather cooperates, things go well for an outdoor wedding. Ashlon & Kenji’s day was amazing (well, it could’ve been a few degrees cooler; I think everyone would have been ok with that). A BIG thanks to the ladies at Elite Engagements for making sure everything went smoothly.