Published in Birmingham Weddings and Celebrations Magazine • Heather Durham Photography

The new Birmingham Weddings & Celebrations magazine, summer/fall 2013 issue just hit newsstands and mailboxes. I consider it a privilege each time I am able to shoot for this beautiful wedding publication, and work with such a talented group of people.

Kerri Bunn, a local stylist, wrote and styled the article I shot, titled “Beauty and the Bride”. We were on location at the beautiful new Westin Birmingham hotel. The tricky part was that I was shooting in a bathroom with a large mirror, bathtub, shower, five women and a light stand! Needless to say it was a tight working space and the real test of skill was not getting my light stand or me in a reflection in the shot! We made it happen though, and I had a great time working with everyone. Be sure to read the article that gives wonderful insight into how bridal traditions began and how they have evolved over the years.

1052603_636007376411393_439443185_oHDP-1013-copyHDP-1045-copyBirmingham Magazine Dwelling Feature, May 2013

And there I am peeking around the corner. I knew at least one shot would expose me…

story and styling | KERRI BUNN

photographer | HEATHER DURHAM



Max & Sam with their Mom & Dad [Madison, MS photographer]

Last time I photographed Max, his mom, Peyton, was expecting baby brother Sam! So, this trip I got to meet little Sam, and what a cutie he is with those big brown eyes! And what a photographer’s dream to just walk out in their backyard and down to their dock for a few shots!  Since Max loves to fish, we had to capture him in his element!

When I got there, Sam was eating a chocolate cookie in his pristine white John John…I was a little nervous, but y’all, the boy didn’t get a drop on him! I was so impressed! The grandparents were also there for a visit; so the first shot I’ll share with you is a sweet moment between Sam (cookie in hand) with his grandfather…

Sam needed a little time to warm up to the camera. I loved this shot of his single tear as his mom was giving him some encouragement.

Definitely a momma’s boy!



Time to share a sucker for a little incentive…


And oh how I absolutely adore how this little series of shots unfolded…