Amy & Jeremy are funny and real. From my initial meeting with them, I knew that shooting their wedding would be right up my alley. Amy had all but given up on finding her future husband until she met Jeremy. But at first he wasn’t exactly what she had imagined. But thankfully, over time she grew to like him and said when they finally when on their first official date, she fell in love! They are so genuine and so kind with each other and I can tell they truly appreciate one another for who they truly are. Amy wanted her dream wedding but also wanted Jeremy to be comfortable and have a good time, since we all know guys don’t dream about their wedding day like us ladies do. So they decided to have a small ceremony with just their families and closest friends and invited everyone else to the reception where they could kick-back and have a great time! The ceremony was held at the historic Lyon Chapel on the University of Mobile’s campus and the reception followed at Millcreek Community Center in Citronelle. Here is sampling of their gorgeous fall wedding!
Stephanie & Jeff are such welcoming people. They just invite you into their world as their friend. My first meeting with them was at their reception location, the Fairhope Brewery. I learned a lot about them and what they envisioned for their big day, and I knew we would be a great match! Their laid-back, Autumn-infused October wedding was wonderful from start to finish. The ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Chapel on the Bay and again, the reception immediately followed at the Brewery. I’m so thankful I had the chance to meet Stephanie & Jeff and be a part of their joyous celebration. Couples like them are why I LOVE what I do!
Also during this crazy time, I decided to take on another business venture. I am now an Independent Beauty Consultant for MARY KAY! I started using MK about 9 months ago and have really loved the products. When my MK consultant, Jenae, who is actually one of my 2014 brides, asked me if I could see myself selling MK I wasn’t really sure. I tried my hand at selling AVON when I was in college to make some extra cash but couldn’t get it off the ground. Probably because I wasn’t an Avon user and therefore not passionate about the products. But I finally gave in and attended a MK event where I learned more about the company and really liked what I heard. I saw it as a great opportunity to meet people since I knew NO ONE moving to CA, as well as a way to supplement my income until my photography got off the ground. I haven’t really had a chance to dive into it just yet, but I’m excited to book my first party and get my first customers. I am also excited to share MK with my brides, can you say CLIENT GIFTS!
SOO..that’s the 411 on what’s been happening with me. I do plan on blogging my last few weddings and sessions from 2014 as well as our Italy trip, so stay tuned for those!
and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
When my husband’s company came to him with the prospect of interviewing for a job in California, we had a lot of thinking and praying to do. Neither him nor I have ever lived outside of the state of Alabama, even though we love to travel. It would be a big adjustment for us, but we knew that if there was ever a time to make a big move, it was now, before we have kids. So off to California he went to interview against 3 other candidates and he got it! I am so proud of him and so thankful for how God has favored him in his job. We couldn’t have imagined this, but it is going to be a great new adventure for us. Of course, we are going to miss all our family and friends here in Bama, and I am very sad to leave all my wonderful clients to find new photographers. But ultimately, we know God is placing us in California and we are looking forward to what He has in store for us both in our careers and as a family.
I want to thank everyone who has helped or supported me in any way to get to where I am now. I would not be confident to start again in a totally new place if it weren’t for the great support I received here, so THANKS!!
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Jamie & Stephen are expecting their first child, a little girl who will be named Harper, who will also be a Clemson fan from birth I imagine (hence the orange & purple). I could tell how excited they are and even though Jamie doesn’t have long to go, she will be enjoying her pregnancy til the very end. I’m so honored when I can play a part in capturing this joyous time for couples. I have yet to experience it all for myself, but whenever that time does come, I will want it captured so I can look back years later (when my lovely child is getting on my nerves I’m sure) and remember that a child is a blessing from God. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Watson!