Cat & Chris’s Birmingham AL Wedding & Aldridge Gardens Reception

Cat and Chris were blessed with a crisp, cold and gorgeous December Saturday for their wedding nuptials at Canterbury Methodist Church and reception under the pavilion at Aldridge Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama. An abundance of sunshine and lingering fall color in the trees made for gorgeous images. And, her cranberry red bridesmaids dresses and florals were stunning with her ginger locks. Cat’s something borrowed was her mother’s beautiful cathedral length veil and her grandmother’s jewels were her something old. M. Elizabeth Events did a wonderful job on the Day Of Planning for this lovely winter wedding. Such a sweet couple and I wish them all the very best for a life of health and happiness together.

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Jana & Hunter’s Wedding at a Private Farm

Jana contacted me in November to photograph her December wedding at her sister’s Farm in Ashville, Alabama. She and Hunter were tired of waiting and ready to tie the knot! In a very short time, Jana, her family and friends pulled together the most amazing wedding day, paying attention to every detail. The only thing that couldn’t be planned for was the weather. It rained all day without stopping, so every photo had to be taken under cover or inside. But, the weather didn’t put a damper on the joy of the occasion! Hunter just rolled with it and Jana was a beautiful, calm, composed and sweet bride. I never heard either of them complain. In fact, at one point Jana cheerily said, “If rain on your wedding day brings good luck, then we are going to have tons of it!”. Her fabulous attitude reminded me a song from my childhood by B.J. Thomas …

“So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he’ got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

But there’s one thing I know
The blues he sends to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Crying’s not for me
Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothing’s worrying me”

Congratulations Jana and Hunter. You’re off to such a great start finding the good in everything!

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Heather Durham Photography Christmas Winter Wedding, Chadwick Farm

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Venue: Private Farm near Gadsden, Alabama  |  Wedding Coordinator: Gina Mabrey  |  Cakes: Olexa’s  |

Flowers: Designs by Bobbi Stewart  | Tents: A Game Day Tents Co.  |  Band: Haywire  |  Second Shooter:  Jana Sobel of 205 Photography

Lindsey and Mark’s Winter Wedding at Shoal Creek Club

Birch trees lined with white lights, faux snow, flickering candles, and the bride’s cake perched in it’s loveliness on a tree stump…just some of the amazing details of the winter wedding I photographed last weekend as second shooter with Emily Kicklighter. And just wait til you see the gorgeous bride, Lindsey, with her fur stole and Kate Spade shoes! I’m not sure who had more fun, the bride, or Emily and me photographing her!

Leslie, the mother of the bride, is a dear friend of my family. I first met her daughters Lindsey and Julie eight years ago. Now, Lindsey is married and Julie is about to graduate from Alabama. My how time flies, and they have grown into such beautiful young women now!

Here’s some of what I saw through my lens. I’m posting a larger selection of my images to an album on my Facebook page, so be sure to “like” my page and check out more images there. Visit Emily’s Facebook page or see the slideshow preview of Lindsey and Mark’s wedding here. Thanks for stopping by!

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Thanks to our friend Bill Carroll for grabbing this shot of Emily and me before the wedding.