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

Film Images from The Hybrid Collective Workshop Hosted by Lauren Fair in Nashville, TN

Last month I invested in me. I invested in my business. I surrounded myself with hundreds of incredibly talented photographers from all over the world. I met with owners of film labs to learn more about their processes and how I can deliver the best images to my clients. I met with print labs to discuss new partnerships for the fine art prints I have always offered my clients, since the beginning of my business over 16 years ago.

It’s always important to me to attend at least one industry conference each year. Continuing education is invaluable. I never want to feel like I’ve learned everything there is to know. I want to always be a student, honing my skills. Conferences are always a shot in the arm of inspiration, but sometimes they can also make you feel “less than” or overwhelmed with information and how to apply it to your business right away. As soon as those feelings creep in I try to realign them with the truth that I am enough. My worth is in Christ and I am created to be me, not anyone else. I do me. I stay true to my style, my goals and my desire to keep learning and pursuing the best ways to serve my amazing clients. Then I stop for a minute, take a deep breath and realize how deeply grateful I am that THIS is what I get to do every single day. It brings me so much joy.

I already shared the shoot hosted by the talented Eric Kelley and you can see that post here. Now, I want to share some of the film images from an inspiration shoot and workshop hosted by another leader in the wedding photography industry, Lauren Fair, who has been named Top Wedding Photographer in the world by BRIDES and The Knot. I enjoyed meeting her after following her work for a while now. She and her husband Tim are kind people and wonderfully humble educators. I love how this shoot turned out because of the efforts of an incredibly talented vendor team. My business started with film exclusively over 16 years ago. After a long sabbatical, it feels good to slowly weave film back into my workflow as a hybrid shooter, which just means that I’m an artist who chooses the medium (film or digital) that best suits the client, the situation and the light. I hope you enjoy this lovely wedding inspiration shot on film…

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Nashville Wedding Styled Shoot at Green Door Gourmet Farm by Heather Durham Photography Hosted by Lauren Fair

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Credits/Vendor Team + Instagram Accounts:
Workshop: The Hybrid Collective @TheHybridCo
Workshop Host + Lead Photographer: Lauren Fair @laurenfair
Photographer (Images shown here): Heather Durham @heatherdurhamphotography
Film Lab: Photovision @photovisionprints
Creative Direction: RSVP Events @rsvpeventdesigns
Floral Design: Melissa Broadwell @melissabroadwell
Venue: Green Door Gourmet @greendoorgourmet
Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier @moniquelhuillier, @moniquelhuillierbride
Hair & Makeup: Erin Ryser @erinvryser
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes @bellabelleshoes
Paper Goods: Ink & Press Co @inkandpressco
Lingerie: Girl & A Serious Dream @girlandaseriousdream
Garters: The Garter Girl @gartergirl
Jewelry: Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry @waltonsjewelry
Menswear: Street Tuxedo @streettuxedo
Tabletop Rentals: White Glove Rentals @whitegloverentals
Linens: La Tavola @latavolalinen
Cakes: Copper Whisk Cakes @copperwhiskcakes
Styling Surfaces: Locust Collection  @locustcollection
Mixology: Bar Magnolia @barmagnolia
Ribbon: Tono & Co @tonoandco
Furniture Rentals: Please Be Seated @pleasebeseatedrentals
Candles: Creative Candles @creative.candles

Kristen & Sean’s Nashville TN Destination Wedding at The Cordelle

Kristen is a self proclaimed ‘Military Brat” who has lived all over, including Germany when she was a young girl. Sean is from Mobile, Alabama, but they both currently live and work in Dallas. So the question became, “Where in the U.S. will we get married?” They decided to choose a city that was a fun destination and an easily accessible distance for their friends and family to travel. They decided on Nashville and The Cordelle with accommodations at The Westin.

Kristen chose a beautiful, yet simple wedding gown design by Truvelle, based in Vancouver, Canada. The bridesmaids wore a soft color palette of complimenting pastel hues by Jenny Yoo. Bella Petali did a beautiful job dressing up The Cordelle with lovely florals, and I’m a fan of any caterer who serves biscuits at the reception. Thank you Mariposa’s Catering!

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PHOTOGRAPHER | Heather Durham
ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHERS | Jana Sobel & Colt Fetters
VENUE | The Cordelle
WEDDING GOWN | Truvelle from A and bé Dallas
VEIL | Hushed Commotion NYC
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES | Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids Birmingham
GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | Joseph A. Bank
FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN | Bella Pateli
CATERING | Mariposa’s Catering
CAKE ARTIST | Susie’s Sweets, Susie Dennison
HAIR & MAKE UP | Brittany Massey
RENTALS | The 12th Table
ENTERTAINMENT | Tim Tyler and Lane Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarah & Bubba’s Birmingham Wedding at Swann Lake Stables

Sarah was a sweet, beautiful and relaxed bride. She gracefully meandered around Swann Lake Stables barn and grounds bordering the Cahaba River in her Kelly Faetanini dress, Toni Federici veil and Badgley Mischka heels. Bubba, her adoring groom, wore a formal white dinner jacket well. Humphrey Bogart would be impressed. The bridesmaids wore lovely in their soft blush pink dresses by Wtoo.

Sarah & Bubba’s  details were perfectly curated by Courtney Wolf of Invision Events, with a nod to the groom’s love of hunting, especially turkey hunting. Turkey feathers were thoughtfully placed into all white flower arrangements by Hot House Design Studio. And, the subject of many guests’ iPhone cameras was the amazingly detailed wild turkey groom’s cake. Even the feathers were edible!

I always say I have the sweetest couples and families and I really do! I feel so blessed! Sarah’s Mom and I hit it off from the first time we met over coffee to discuss the wedding and my possible role as their photographer. I’m so thankful they chose me. It was a privilege and a pleasure to capture their wedding story. It was perfect. You can also see this amazing wedding on Borrowed & Blue here.

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Photography: Heather Durham | Assistant Photographer: Emily Kicklighter | Planner: Invision Events | Floral Design: Hot House Design Studio | Props: Prop House Birmingham| Wedding Gown: Kelly Faetanini from Carriage House Weddings | Tuxes: Mr. Burch | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Veil: Toni Federici | Bridesmaides Dresses: Wtoo by Watters | Catering: D’Armond Catering | Cake Artist: Magic Muffin | Hair & Makeup Artist: Emily Summerville: Videographer: Clay Carroll Production | Band: Heart Tu Heart | Ceremony Musicians: Cahaba River Strings

Caroline & Daniel [Vestavia Country Club, Birmingham AL]

Caroline and Daniel’s wedding was planned to perfection by Anita Kanellis of AK Brides. She curated elements of southern charm, sophistication and gorgeous floral design by Carol Riley of Lillie’s, to create a beautiful day for this fun couple who met at The University of Alabama. You can see their Tuscaloosa Engagement Session here.

From her blush Badgley Mischka shoes and her “something old” emerald estate ring to her exquisite “something new” Augusta Jones gown from Carriage House Weddings, Caroline was a lovely southern bride with so much grace and beauty.

A few sweet takeaways from the day…Caroline’s relationship with her mother was a precious one to watch, her bridesmaids were best friends that rejoiced and celebrated every single detail that excited Caroline about her wedding day, and finally, Daniel and Caroline are the truest of romantics. That will serve them so well in their married life.

Best wishes for a lifetime of health and happiness for the Harbaughs. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your day!

(Forgive the lengthiness of this post. I loved this wedding and all of its blissful moments.)

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Photographer: Heather Durham | Assistant Photographer: Emily Kicklighter | Planner: AK Brides | Floral Design: Carol Riley, Lillie’s | Wedding Gown: Augusta Jones from Carriage House Weddings | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Makeup Artist: Lynsey Richardson with Lina Ciambrone | Hair Stylist: Kevin Conner | Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Tuxes: Mr. Burch | Invitation Suite: Annabelle’s | Videography: Main Street Productions | Prop Design: Design Productions, LLC  | Ceremony: Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: Vestavia Country Club | Trolley: Rare Transportation | Classic Car: Coats Classic Cars “Caroline”

 

 

Kathryn & Jackson’s Wedding

The Byers family made a lasting impression on me the first time I spent an entire day with them. One of the very first weddings I ever second shot was for their oldest daughter, Sarah. And last year I photographed their family all together at Rosemary Beach, which you can see here.) So, when they asked me to photograph Sarah’s younger sister Kathryn’s wedding, I was thrilled. Both girls chose to have their receptions at their home, because of all the memories it holds and the love that they have there.

When I walked in the front door of their home the first time, I immediately felt the warm hospitality and closeness of their family. There is joy and laughter and hugs. Artwork that the five Byers kids have done over the years is lining the hallway to their rooms. “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord” —Joshua 24:15, hangs over the back door to remind them who they live for as they come and go. As adult children, they still play basketball in the driveway together. This is a family you want to spend time with. As a mom myself, I’ve asked Dana, the matriarch of the family, parenting advice and she’s readily given it, quickly and humbly adding that “parenting is not without mistakes and you have to learn from them as the Lord’s grace fills the gap”. This family holds a special little place in my heart. As I look ahead to my children as young adults one day, I hope that they will be close and want to come home as much as the Byers kids do.

Kathryn and Jackson were high school sweethearts, so where he picked her up for their first date is also where he left with her for their honeymoon. Sweetness. You can see their engagement session here. Their wedding day was just perfect and I’m so thankful they asked me to be a part of it. You can also see their wedding published on Borrowed & Blue. Here are some of my favorite moments…

Kathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama Wedding Kathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama Wedding

Kathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama WeddingKathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama Wedding

Kathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama WeddingKathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama WeddingKathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama WeddingKathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama WeddingKathryn & Jackson's March 2015 Birmingham Alabama Wedding