Tuesday, May 31, 2011

COURTNEY & DREW | huntsville, al photographer

Courtney's mom contacted me only a few days before her daughter's wedding day. Courtney and her fiance Drew had planned a spontaneous wedding only a week before. On their wedding day, May 21st, Courtney's Grandfather would have been 74. She wanted her grandparents to be close to her on her special day, so she requested for an untraditional setting. They exchanged their vowels standing before her grandparents, Billy and Jewell, at Faith Memorial Cemetery. Mark McCarter of The Huntsville Times describes it best: "A celebration like none you've seen before. Courtney King, pretty in pink, and Drew Hughes, casual in a blue shirt, were standing before a mausoleum wall at Faith Memorial Cemetery late Saturday afternoon, exchanging their vows. Holding a wedding at a cemetery would, at first blush [...]." But after meeting Courtney and Drew and understanding their intentions, one would soon realize what a wonderful tribute it was. Having so much respect and love for your grandparents is truly heartwarming. God bless you Courtney and Drew and congratulations! It was an honor to share in your day. Read more about their story: Click here!

I wish you both the best of luck and a long and happy marriage!

Monday, May 30, 2011

IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF | huntsville, al photographer

Remembering and honoring those who have served our country. A warm thanks to those who continue to protect us. Thoughts and prayers for their families. Today, enjoy the company of friends and family! Happy Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX! | huntsville, al photographer

Happy Birthday to my better half. I took this picture of Alex while we were in Seattle on the Safeco Field Tour. He is a sports lover. Ask him any question related to sports and he'll give you the answer plus a fun fact and throw in an anecdote. This is just one of the many reasons why I adore him so much. Visiting ballpark stadiums has been a hobby for him since he was little. When he goes, it's like a kid in a candy store.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

SEATTLE | huntsville, al photographer

Travel. Besides photography, it's one of my most favorite things to do. I love seeing new places. And I love documenting the experience. When my college housemate Meg moved out to Seattle after graduating, I put it on my list of places to visit. Out of all the places I've been, I have never been out West. I found out I'm in love. The landscape is breathtaking. The air is fresh. Wherever you look, it's like you're looking at a postcard. I have to go back. Meg made sure our 3.5 days spent there were jammed packed with mountain climbing, site seeing, wine tasting, sushi, a stadium tour and ball game. The weekend called for rain, but we lucked out for the most part! Below are my favorites from our trip. Thank you Meg and Ben for being such wonderful hosts!

Kerry Park offers one of the most SPECTACULAR views of the city. Unfortunately, it was down pouring when we went. So now you have to imagine a clear blue sky and Mt. Rainier in the background :)

She's a beauty, but this was the only time we saw her.. on the way to the airport on the last day!