My friend Stephanie and I met while running cross country in high school, and we quickly became close friends, sharing our love of Harry Potter. She has become a lifelong friend of mine- I stood up in her and her husband Dustyn’s wedding, and so excited Steph will be standing with me at mine next summer! Despite going to different colleges and me moving really far away, Steph and I have remained great friends, and I was over the moon when she told me she and Dustyn were expecting!
Lily Gene was born at the end of May, and when I went back to Michigan in August I was able to meet this sweet little girl and capture photos of this beautiful family. My heart is so full for them, and Lily, just know that you are so loved! And you have the most caring, compassionate, loving and all-around coolest parents!
Abby and Lane had such an amazing wedding with tons of thoughtful details! For starters, Abby told me they started dating on the 17th, Lane proposed to her on the 17th of December, and they booked their wedding day on the 17th of June! She also told me months before the wedding that they were envisioning a industrial, warehouse type fairy tale wedding, and they had just that! It was held at the J.J. Rodgers Building, which was once a cotton mill but has since been renovated into an event space. It is beautiful! Abby included little details like the Bible that was given to her as a child, and Lane had his Alabama groom’s cake. They started their day with their first look at the Elvis Presley Birthplace, and continued with photos at the J.J. Rodgers Building. Abby even surprised Lane with *Alabama football season tickets*!! Their ceremony was one of so much love, and they were surrounded by their amazing families (I have known Abby’s and Lane’s families for a few years now, they are such great people!) The reception was so. much. fun. Everyone was up and dancing, including Abby’s adorable grandmother! She was rocking it! Also, Lane would come up to Abby throughout the night and she would take sips of her drink, it was so cute! So ladies, find a man that will carry your drink for you! :) They danced the night away together. Sometimes couples have a hard time making it to the dance floor at their wedding, but it was so much fun watching Abby and Lane have the time of their lives! They ended the night with a sparkler exit, which are my favorite! I wish Abby and Lane a lifetime of wonderful memories together!
Venue: J.J. Rodgers Building (or the Tupelo Cotton Mill)
Dress: Kay’s Kreations
Cake/Caterer: Endville Bakery
Florist: Angie Wise Floral Design
DJ: Kevin Russell
Hair/Makeup: Hillary Duggar, Fairpark Salon
Wedding Planner: Erin Stubbs, Busylad
I’ve gotten to know Julia and Jonathan through my friend Ellie, and they just welcomed this sweet little boy into the world back in June. Henry looks a little older, but he only a few weeks old in these photos! Julia’s grandparents were a part of the session too, which is so fun to incorporate grandparents. They are the cutest family, and I’m so excited for them as they start their parenting journey!