At the end of their covid-compliant wedding celebration, he asked if she’d like to dance their first dance with him in the living room of their new home.💕I loved all the sweet moments we fit into this first-celebration of @sloanebphillips and @brockphillips21 becoming husband and wife. They’ll have their second celebration Lord-willing in June! For now they exchanged vows, tossed petals, waved at cars upon cars of friends and family, and never stopped smiling. It was a GOOD day.
We could choose to go on for hours about every. single. hurdle. that a global pandemic brings with it for a wedding. However, as Brett has reminded me recently, “With every loss comes a little gain.” After weeks of changing plans - sometimes by the hour - what could be seen as Plan, “we-lost-count-of-what-letter-we’re-on-in-the-alphabet” became the most glorious new Plan A. This day was not second best to what was planned for it to be months ago, it was glorious in its own right. While it is certainly okay to grieve unmet expectations, the joys this day brought were unlike any other -because- of the hurdles jumped to get here. So many firsts for me even after 10 years of weddings - and easily one of the most memorable, joy-filled, and unique days I’ve had the honor to be a part of. What a joy to be able to tell this story. *Don’t miss the car parade by friends and family and the other best part of the day - all of the neighbors coming to the end of their driveways to see the couple off with sparklers ❤️ It just doesn’t get better y’all. #cheeringonthelogans #rebeccalongphotography #alabamabride #covidbride #pandemicwedding #southernwedding #backyardwedding
Good grief this day was excellent. And how about that SUNSHINE after a week of rain. Thanks @victoriagodber and Brian for choosing the most beautiful date to become husband and wife 💕 (Also, full disclosure. This photo is Brett’s. 🙄 But I taught him everything he knows - right?! So it’s basically mine... I think 😘)
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.