He was her first kiss and Lord-willing he’ll be her last. Ann Hollon and Thomas - to know them is to love them. . She wore her mom’s dress and veil (um, way to go Mom on your amazing taste). They had a morning ceremony, brunch reception, and we had all the time we needed after the reception to take photos of just the two of them wherever we desired to in Birmingham. . Guests seemed to have a different little peppy vibe about them with the change in pace of a morning wedding. The day was fresh and different from the usual, yet somehow one of the most classic weddings I’ve photographed. . One of my favorite little details of the day was that she did the bouquet toss during the exit. A tiny little thing, but I just enjoyed it for some reason. . Don’t be so busy that you miss the appreciation of tiny little things, or the joys of the “mundane” day to day. This day (actually, a whole weekend - the Rehearsal details were also sweet and unique!) was formulated around the joy and celebration of marriage, the enjoyment of deep relationships, the honoring of parents and traditions, and the attention to details that have meaning, not just style, and it was a gift and blessing to me. . Slow down my friends. Savor where you are and take a moment to look for the lovely in it, even if it’s a hard season. Enjoy your unique story - whether it’s singleness, marriage, motherhood, or waiting somewhere in between. There’s celebrations to be noted and memories to be made and cherished. #rebeccalongphotography #birminghamalabama #birminghambride #alabamaweddings #classicsouthernwedding #birminghamweddingphotographer
Annie got ready in the kitchen of the house she grew up in. If this were my kitchen, I might not ever leave 😍 Breakfast nook for the getting-ready WIN! I just love photographing the beauty of unexpected locations. Annie - your family (and friends) were a joy. Excited to get these photos to you next week!!🥰 #rebeccalongphotography #alabamawedding #southernbride #southernweddings #alabamaweddingphotographer
“I feel that trials do not prepare us for what’s to come, as much as they reveal what we’ve done with our lives up to this point.” – the book, “Anonymous” If ever there was a family where the whole world wanted everything to go right for them, it would be the Morris family. If ever there was a wedding day where half of the most important part of the day seemed to crumble into shambles, it was this day. If ever there was an event that held every emotion possible, yet ended with joy, gratefulness, and marveling at miracles, it was the day Katherine and Luke became husband and wife - despite the most unsuspecting turn of events. As I hugged Katherine after she received the phone call from Luke that he would be at the ER instead of at their first look, a wave of shock, sorrow, and “why” swept over everyone. We grieved unmet expectations and quickly worked to make plans for the 75 possible scenarios that could play out for the day. Behind closed doors, in front of the congregation, alone in a room with her groom moments after he miraculously arrived 10 minutes before the start of the ceremony – Katherine was steadfast. Even when Luke was on who knows how many medications and had just had the best and worst day of his life, he sincerely thanked Brett and I every time we helped him up and down from his wheelchair or fixed his hair. When no one would blame them for a bit of bitterness or resentment, they never wavered. To be clear, it was a hard day, but to witness the underlying and unwavering joy between these two was a gift. They were living their vows in their hearts before they were said with their mouths. They were living the gospel of Christ to each other and to all who were blessed to be a part of their union. With each moment of good or bad news, they never wavered from showing the, “Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love” of God the Father to each other and to those around them. Continued in comments...
I’d never make anyone go for a romantic walk at sunset if they didn’t want to. But I’d definitely never ask unless I knew it was worth it 😍 #worthit #rebeccalongphotography #alabamaweddingphotographer #birminghamweddingphotographer #huntsvilleweddingphotographer
It’s the in-between moments that will always be my favorite. We were finished with Daddy for photos and he was about to head to work. I took a step back from the adorable baby close ups to see the sweeter story: Momma and Daddy sharing a tired appreciation for each other and the joys of doing life together. Five babies in and their love just gets sweeter y’all ❤️ (And I got to photograph ALL FIVE!! ❤️😭❤️😭❤️) Love these moments all of you let me into.
When the logistics line up, we put a camera with a remote on it in the balcony. 😍 THEN THIS HAPPENS! Always a favorite shot. And this church?! Doesn’t get better. . . . #rebeccalongphotography #alabamabride #birminghambride #southernbride #instagrambham #birminghamweddings #birminghamweddingphotographer #classicbride #crittandmaggrollbraves
Happy people take the best photos. My favorite moments in a wedding day are the ones that happen without anyone telling them to. What’s the best way to make that happen? Plan. Wait, what? Yes. Plan all the tiny little ins and outs well before the day (or hand it over to someone else to decide!) so you can show up and just be you on that sacred day. Not a planner, not a coordinator, not a make shift florist or just plain ole micro manager - just you. A beautiful bride about to experience her first moments as a wife. . . Bekah and Drew received their gallery tonight. I hope you’re as happy as these post-ceremony grins while going through your day, friends! . . #rebeccalongphotos #rebeccalongphotography #alabamaweddingphotographer #birminghambride #birminghamweddingphotographer #southernbride #southernweddings #justmarried #husbandandwife #bekahanddrewsayido
Raise ya’ hand if I asked if you’d be okay getting ready somewhere a little different on your wedding day👋🏻 . . I promise I only do it if it’s worth it. The getting ready room is usually a small room with no windows and lots of stuff all. over. the. place. Sara trusted me when I asked if we could use this foyer - she knew it was going to be so worth it. JUST LOOK AT IT 😭😍💕 I could have stayed in here all day. . . #rebeccalongphotography #rebeccalongbrides #lightmatters #memphiswedding #memphisweddingphotographer #southernbride #southernwedding #memphisbride #lynndoylebride #maggielouisebridal