Francie & Smylie’s Vestavia Country Club & The Club Wedding, Birmingham AL

The absolute best part of my job is the couples I meet. I’ve been blessed with the kindest brides, grooms, families and wedding parties who make the day so much fun.

Francie and Smylie met when they were 15 and 16 and have the sweetest story. They are both from Vestavia Hills (Birmingham AL), where my family lived for 10 years before moving to Nashville, so we have lots of mutual friends. Smylie grew up on Vestavia Hills Country Club golf course, learned how to play the game there and now plays on the PGA Tour. I’m always excited when I can photograph a couple where they have a connection to a place that holds so many memories, so I was thrilled we were able to do their First Look and portraits at VCC.

Francie worked with  Mariée Ami to plan her wedding with an amazing vendor team (see complete list at the end of this post). She was such a pleasure to work with from day one; and when the wedding day weather forecast included a tornado warning and her portraits were interrupted by thunderstorms, she was calm and full of grace, without even one word of complaint. She radiated joy all day, from getting ready at her family’s home to their sendoff at The Club in a golf cart, of course.

Francie has a lifestyle blog and Instagram account  @Fairwayfinds. Follow along as she shares travel adventures and healthy living finds while on the PGA Tour with Smylie. Francie signs off with each blog post “Always finding joy,”. Yes, she is, and her wedding day had so much of it!

Francie and Smylie, thank you for choosing me to be a small part of your beautiful wedding day! Best wishes for a lifetime of health, happiness and birdies!

You can also see their wedding published on Brides.com.

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Image above as seen in  June 4, 2018 issue of Sports Illustrated
and online in USA Today, Golf Week and Golf Channel.

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Photographing Nashville Singer-Songwriter, Kensington Moore

Most people would say it was serendipity that I met Kensington Moore, a talented young Nashville singer-songwriter and former contestant for Team Blake on NBC’s The Voice. However, Kensington and I believe it was perfectly planned that our paths would cross.

This summer we did a quick shoot in Franklin’s Westlight Studios, that resulted in her choosing one of the images for the cover of her new single “Can’t Be Shaken” which releases tomorrow, September 22nd. Be sure to grab it on iTunes, Spotify or Google Music. Pre-order available now.

And I have to share a funny story about this shoot…A big storm had blown through Franklin the night before and the power company was working on the lines; so while we were shooting, the power in the studio went off for about 30 minutes…no air, no fan for hair, no lights, no music. She literally was getting dressed with the flashlight on my phone. But, it didn’t mess up our mojo! We used the available natural light in the studio and kept rolling. I love what we got as a result!

Kensington has an incredible voice, but even more importantly a beautiful heart and message to share. Congratulations on your new single Kensi!

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Rick & Sherri Burgess at their Family Farm

Sometimes you meet people that you just want to hang out with and listen to their Godly wisdom…and laugh at the imperfect world we live in. I’m so thankful God allowed my path to cross with Rick and Sherri Burgess when they asked me to photograph them with their sons at their family farm.

If you don’t know already by listening to  Rick & Bubba, Rick’s talk show on 104.7 WZZK, Rick and Sherri are bold about their faith and encouraging others in their spiritual walk with God. Their new website burgessministries.com is coinciding with the release of Sherri’s new book, Bronner: A Journey to Understand, which is in stores now and available on christianbook.com and amazon.com. When God brought Bronner, Rick and Sherri’s youngest son, into Heaven in 2008, they wanted to know why. Sherri shares what God revealed to them in this Spirit driven book that took five years to write. I know this book will be a blessing to many, whether you’ve lost a child or not.

Here are some of my favorite shots from our afternoon together, and of course, there were some laughs. They really are the nicest folks you’ll ever meet…one word comes to mind…real. Real people. Real struggles. Real joy. Real faith.

And be sure to pick up the February 2016 issue of Birmingham Magazine to see more images and read the interview with Sherri about her new book. Good Grit also featured Rick and Sherri in their March 2016 issue.

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