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Hannah + Will | Field Engagement Session

So, these two… they are just about the sweetest couple you can imagine! Will is a super talented videographer (For Him Films – you definitely need to check out his work!) and we’ve had the opportunity to work side by side (see my last post from Kristen + Stephen’s big day here).  I’ve known his family for a long time, and I know that his work and especially his character have made his parents so incredibly proud! I mean, I am proud to work beside him and call him an industry friend! Then there’s Hannah. Oh my goodness. She is just the epitome of a sweet, funny, godly young woman who is going to be an absolutely radiant bride! I am shooting a wedding on their date, and though I’m totally excited about it, there is definitely a part of me that wishes I could be in two places at once! When are they going to invent time travel?! Anytime a fellow vendor in the wedding industry asks you to do work for them, you get a mix of feeling crazy honored and also crazy nervous to do a phenomenal job for them! They came to me wanting their photos to have contrast (I love some contrasty, moody images) and emotion. On a normal day I would have been wishing for a bit of sunshine to catch that glorious afternoon light, but this overcast evening before a storm rolled in was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for a better ambiance. Here are my favorites, though trust me, it was a challenge to choose!

Kristen + Stephen | Squires Farm Wedding | Lucedale Wedding

The wind and cold temperatures of this November day were no match for the warmth of genuine, emotional love that I got to photograph in Kristen and Stephen. They chose the natural beauty of Squires Farm in Lucedale, MS as the backdrop for their celebration, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. These two did not see each other before the ceremony, so they had a special intimate time prior to it. They held hands and read handwritten letters to each other. Stephen wore the handsome new watch she gave, and Kristen was surprised with a diamond wedding band she had no idea she would receive. The light was amazing, and even though it was fading early and fast, we got some incredible sunset portraits. I’m so thankful they tromped through the pastures and reeds to allow me to get some of my favorite images like the one you see above! The day was full of sweet and sincere moments that I am so grateful to have witnessed. Thank you to Kristen, Stephen, and your families for allowing me to attend!
You can view more from this beautiful Lucedale wedding by checking out the slideshow below. Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s to the Vendors that made this day great!

Videography – For Him Films
Cake – Cakes by Judi
Florals – The Rose Bud
Catering – The Kraken Catering
Tent/ Rentals – Blue Rents
DJ – Braxton Clarke

Klare + Christopher | Gulf Shores Wedding | Halekaii III Wedding

The image below is just so fitting.

It was a GORGEOUS August day for Klare + Christopher to remember for the rest of their lives! From the amazing home they rented for the occasion, Halekaii III, to the brilliant blue sky with perfect puffy white clouds, to the fabulous Pronovias wedding gown Klare wore, to the killer sunset – truly, they had it all! Gathering together with family and friends from all over the country, this stunning couple had a destination wedding in Gulf Shores to dream about. But the most amazing thing to me was how this sweet couple centered their ceremony around this wooden cross as an altar. I was moved to tears when they stepped away from their wedding party to kneel down in the sand in prayer. What a beautiful, powerful beginning to their journey as husband and wife.

I was so glad to join them and deliver these photos to help the memory of this day stay alive for all the years to come! Congratulations to the newlyweds! Thank you for the honor of being your photographer!


Enjoy more from the Tutor-Jew wedding day by viewing the slideshow below, along with one of my personal favorite songs that’s pretty special in our home…