Engagement - Colby and Eva

It's been a while since my last post.  I hate that so many posts start out with that line, but it's true.  This summer has been a busy one shooting, so there's a lot of new posts coming, I promise.  

A couple years ago I was introduced to Big Oak Ranch when I shot the wedding of a couple who had grown up at the ranch.  (Big Oak is an incredible organization that provides a home and a family for children needing a chance.  If you don't know about them, please check them out.)  Since then, I've had the opportunity to shoot a couple other weddings from couples that were part of the host families.  The most recent was Colby and Eva.  Colby and his family were one of the many host families at the ranch, and he met Eva while in college.  We shot both the wedding and engagement session at the ranch.  It should be easy to see why I would take the opportunity to shoot at the ranch, any chance I can get.

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Birmingham Wedding - Micah and Haller

I love it when people have a different way of going about things.  Micah decribed her wedding to me and it went something like "We're getting married in a bar on Sunday night, we want absolutely no posed pictures, we're just gonna hang out, then at some point we'll get married and go back to hanging out....oh and there's going to be a caricature artist, so if you want to get a picture drawn of you, go right ahead."  I'm in!  I loved the idea that it would be just friends gettig together to celebrate.  Micah and Haller wanted me to capture everything going on, that's it.  It was the most relaxed wedding I've ever been to or shot.  
One other note, Micah had told me leading up to the wedding that Haller was a chef.  I didn't think much of it, but the day of the wedding I found out it was Haller McGee, the executive chef at the amazing Satterfield's here in the Ham.  The Satterfield's staff actually cooking all the food at the wedding, (like this wedding couldn't get any cooler.)  If you get a chance, please check out Haller's restaurant.  It's crazy good.

You can read more about the wedding here.