Morgan & Cooper’s Month-After Portrait Session

I absolutely LOVED getting even more time with this sweet couple! Morgan chose a bridal session in her Collection, but preferred to wait until after the wedding…and brought her new hubby Cooper along for the fun so they could have a few more portraits together in different locations around Birmingham. So, about one month after their wedding day we met at the historic Elyton Hotel downtown for bridal portraits on the 100 year old marble staircase and couple portraits in the beautiful ocean blue living room. Later, we made our way to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for golden hour. It was perfect.

Photography: Heather Durham | Planner: Magnolia Vine Events | Locations: Elyton Hotel + Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Wedding Gown: Heidi Elnora | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Hair & Make-Up: Brittany Massey | Ribbon: Cocoon Silk Ribbon | Tux: Joseph A Bank

Katie’s Bridal Session [Birmingham Botanical Gardens]

Katie was a dream to work with! From our very first meeting at Starbucks, to she and Matt’s Engagement Session at Morris Avenue and Railroad Park, then finally at their amazing wedding and reception at Vestavia Country Club, she knew exactly what she wanted. And she has such a fun, vivacious personality with a confident and contagious energy! You’ll see in her images. I wanted to be friends with her the minute I meet her!

Katie is a also a former University of Alabama Crimsonette, so she floats, twirls and moves in a way that dancers naturally do…and with her amazing 2-piece Martina Liana gown with layered skirt, we did lots of twirling. This tiny dancer was a stunning bride! Planner: Handley Breaux Designs | Wedding Gown: Martina Liana from Ivory & White Bridal Shop.HDP-B-Kilpatrick-63_-WEB.jpgHDP-B-Kilpatrick-296_-WEB.jpghdp-b-kilpatrick-178_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-265_-webHDP-B-Kilpatrick-206_-WEB.jpghdp-b-kilpatrick-260_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-313_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-312_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-311_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-306_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-305_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-220_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-197_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-140_-webHDP-B-Kilpatrick-115_-WEB.jpghdp-b-kilpatrick-131_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-136_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-70_-webHDP-B-Kilpatrick-217_-WEB.jpgHDP-B-Kilpatrick-254_-WEB.jpghdp-b-kilpatrick-170_-webhdp-b-kilpatrick-57_-webHDP-B-Kilpatrick-86_-WEB.jpg


Melissa’s Bridal Session

Melissa got married this past weekend, so I’m so excited to finally share her Bridal Session we shot a few weeks before. It stormed all afternoon before our session and we were worried it might not happen, but thankfully it cleared just in time.

I love the clean lines and movement of her Gown by Kelly Faetanini from Carriage House Weddings. Just beautiful! Here are some of my favorite shots of this sweet bride…