Savannah + Will’s Wedding Day // Huntsville Botanical Garden

Savannah + Will’s Wedding Day // Huntsville Botanical Garden

Savannah & Will had their gorgeous wedding this past October at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The weather was sunny and gorgeous which was the perfect backdrop for such a special occasion.

Savannah’s dress was incredibly detailed and so awww-mazing!! Its one of my all-time favorites!

Savannah also had so many pretty bridal details! I so love it when clients think about the little details!

Savannah’s bridesmaids had such an amazing response to seeing her for the first time! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room!

One of my favorite things is seeing my past clients at weddings! Especially when its one of my favorite couples! We shot Morgan & Josh’s wedding a few years ago so it was such a treat running into them (and at the SAME venue)! The best part is how excited they were to see me and they MADE me take this photo, lol!

Watching Will’s face as Savannah walked down the aisle to him was such a special part of the day. Since they chose not to see each other before the ceremony, this was the first time he had seen her all day. I could see the excitement written all over his face!

Right after the ceremony we snuck away to do Bride & Groom portraits!

Congratulations Savannah & Will! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you guys!



-Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

-DJ/Lighting: Your Perfect Party

-Florals: Bishop’s Flowers

-Hair & Makeup: Bridal Hair Huntsville (Randi Roberts)

-Dresses from: Bella’s Bridal

-Cake: Batter Up Cakes

-Caterer: Bubba’s Silverspoon

-Videography- Summer Films


Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

-A Whole Year of Weddings-

Year Review

Its time for a recap of our year and to send the year out with a bang! This year we shot 34 weddings which means our year was packed with cute flower girls, yummy reception food, unique decor, and the best clients a photographer could ask for!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of our wonderful couples. You guys made this a year to remember!

With that being said, we are planning to make a few changes for our upcoming wedding season. One of the changes will be to take on less weddings (it will definitely be tough) to ensure we are taking enough off time & personal time to recoup. Being healthier physically and mentally is important for everyone so that balance is something we will focus more on this upcoming year!

Here are just a few of our favorites from each wedding (this may be the most images I’ve ever tried to pack into one blog post)!

Are you getting married next year?!? If so, we would love to hear from you! Contact us so we can start the process of figuring out if we’re a good fit for one another!!

Interested in viewing more images?!? Here are a few other posts you might enjoy: Kristina & Dustin’s Wedding, Amelia & Heath’s Wedding, or Katelyn & Brandon’s Wedding

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our couples:

  • Jennifer + Adam
  • Valerie + Connor
  • Lindsay + Eric
  • Amanda + Kel
  • Brittany + Bradley
  • Katelyn + Brandon
  • Shelley + Clay
  • Amelia + Heath
  • Elisabeth + Taylor
  • Erin + Dylan
  • Jayln + Caleb
  • Kayla + Colton
  • Lauren + Conrad
  • Ada + Jason
  • Natalie + Doug
  • Laurin + Jon
  • Paige + Will
  • Kelsey + Kolby
  • Jenna + Harrison
  • Stephanie + Josh
  • Mary Frances + Andrew
  • Lacy + Mitchell
  • Ashlie + Derek
  • Corina + Tyler
  • Savannah + Will
  • April + Mark
  • Brigitte + Graham
  • Leah + Caleb
  • Kristina + Dustin
  • Destiny + Jonathan
  • Kristi + JD
  • Christi + Wesley
  • Abbey + Richie
  • Haley + Derek

I hope this year has been as wonderful for you guys as it has been for us!! I wish you guys all the best next year!


no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Kristina + Dustin’s Wedidng // Harvest Hollow // Huntsville, AL

Kristina + Dustin // Harvest Hollow // Huntsville, AL

A few weeks ago, we spent the day at one of my favorite venues (the oh-so beautiful Harvest Hollow) celebrating Kristina & Dustin’s big day! The weather may have been chilly (ok, maybe a little colder than ‘chilly’- my fingers & toes were numb most of the day) but we didn’t let that stop us from making so many amazing memories! I loved Kristina’s vision of incorporating burgundy with  blues and greens. It was the perfect color palette for a not-quite-winter wedding!

I truly can’t brag on these two enough!! I adore them and wish them all the happiness in the world!

Congratulations, Kristina & Dustin!!

Kristina’s dress was so dreaming and it fit her perfectly! I could’ve have imagined a better dress for her big day!

I’m completely obsessed with the hair style Kristina chose for her big day. Lori (from Oh Darling Event Hair & Makeup) executed it perfectly! Kristina looked amazing!!

Kristina and Dustin’s first look will be one I remember forever! As we walked out, I asked Kristina if she thought Dustin would get emotional when he saw her for the first time. She said there was no way he would cry (I believe she even said she had never seen him cry in the 7 years they have been together). His response made us all tear up! It was one of the best reactions I have ever photographed! Dustin was blown away at how beautiful Kristina looked (and seriously, can you blame him… she’s GORGEOUS)!

It was so nice working with the very talented Bella Petali again! They do such amazing work!! 

I even managed to talk them into going out into the cold one last time for night shots!! How breath-taking is the moon (I still can’t get over how close to the horizon is was)?!?


-Venue: Harvest Hollow
-Video: Cardinal Films
-DJ/Band: Colton Easterling 
-Coordinator: Hannah W. 
-Florals: Bella Petali
-Hair & Makeup: Oh Darling Event Hair & Makeup
-Wedding dress from:  Something Blue Shoppe
-Cake: Nothin Bundt Cake
-Bartender: Premium Shakers
-Caterer: Ole Hickory BBQ


Want to see another wedding preview? Check out Katelyn & Brandon’s wedding day!

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Maryanne + Ian’s Engagement Session // Huntsville Botanical Garden & Downtown

Maryanne + Ian’s Engagement Session

I met Maryanne & Ian this past June. I could tell from the beginning they were such a sweet couple and all about one another. Once I heard their proposal story (how Ian had a helicopter take them from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon so he could propose with a view) and saw how well they fit together; I wanted so bad to be the one to capture their big day. Fast forward five months and it was tine to take their engagement pictures at the Huntsville Botanical Garden (and later we did some downtown).

Congratulations, Maryanne & Ian! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding this coming May (fun fact: their wedding will be the first wedding I photograph after my own wedding- I can’t wait)!!

Side Note:

On the day of our session, 3/4 of the way in (while changing locations) I accidentally had a small car accident that involved a gate, lol. Because of having to wait on an accident report (just so you know, it 100% was not my fault-life happens though) we lost our sunlight and had to reschedule the last 15-20 mins of the session. Maryanne and Ian were incredibly understanding and so sweet about the whole situation. On a different day, we met downtown and finished up the rest of their session. All in all, it work out great (probably even better since we ended up having even more time downtown)! Thank you Maryanne & Ian for being so understanding and such wonderful clients!! 

Want to see more posts like this one? Check out Brittany & Bradley’s Engagement Session!

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Amelia + Heath’s Wedding // Harvest Hollow // Huntsville, Alabama

Amelia + Heath’s Wedding // Harvest Hollow // Huntsville, AL

Amelia’s gorgeous dress was from The Something Blue Shoppe in Hartselle, AL. Not only was it elegant and timeless but it looked amazing on Amelia!

Amelia & Heath commissioned Frances (from Ledgewood Fine Stationery) to design their wedding suite. Frances designed their pocket folder invitation suite, wedding logo, programs, koozies, napkins & save the dates!  It all turned out BEAUTIFUL!! Hair & makeup was done by the oh-so-talented Christiana (from The Transformation) and her team! Amelia and her bridesmaids looked stunning (even up until the sparkler exit at the very end of the night).One of my favorite parts of the day was when Amelia opened her present from Heath. Most of the time, the Bride already knows whats in the package before they even open it (since they usually pick it out). Amelia’s present from Heath was not like that though. Amelia had NO IDEA it was a ring she had wanted and planned to buy for her self. She told us the story about seeing the ring for the first time and knowing it had to be hers. So she started saving up for it. When she went back into the jewelry store she was shocked to see they had sold it. Little did she know, Heath had secretly bought it and kept it until the wedding day.I absolutely love her reaction! There were so many happy tears that followed. How incredible is that ring!?! WOW! Good job Heath!

Amelia and Heath decided not to see each other before the ceremony. Instead we made sure to setup a time for them to hold hands and share a few words right before the ceremony. It was one of my favorite moments that day! They both seemed more relaxed after sharing a few moments together. You may have noticed, both the ceremony and reception were in the same area. I was so amazed when Corrie (from 333 Designs) and her team flipped the whole room during the cocktail hour (that followed the ceremony). They did all of this is 40 minutes. 40 MINUTES, you guys! That is incredible!! And of course we had to do a few sunset/twilight photos! Harvest Hollow overlooks a beautiful field that was perfect for these photos! (Want to see more photos like these? Check our night shots gallery)

A lot of the weddings we photograph are important to me for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes I know the couple previously and sometimes I don’t but I grow close to them as the wedding planning process unfolds. Amelia & Heath’s wedding at Harvest Hollow was no different. During her wedding planning process, Amelia and I talked frequently  and although we didn’t know each other previously; I felt an immediate connection with her from the beginning!

Not only was Amelia & Heath’s wedding the very first wedding I’ve ever photographed at Harvest Hollow but Amelia actually helped me pick it as my own wedding venue (so I will be getting married there next May 2019, YAY!).  Each time we talked, Amelia would have tips and recommendations for me that might help me as I started my wedding planning journey. I feel so lucky to have such awesome clients who care and want to help during this stressful process!

Congratulations Amelia & Heath!! We hope you had a wonderful Honeymoon in Jamaica!

Thank you to all the wonderful vendors who made Amelia & Heath’s wedding so memorable! We had so much fun working with you guys!

-Ceremony/Reception: Harvest Hollow

-Hair & Makeup: The Transformation Artistry

-Stationery: Ledgewood Fine Stationery

-Dress: The Something Blue Shoppe

-Dress Alterations: Alison Anne Bridal

-Cake: Batter Up Cakes

-DJ/Band: Doc (Phillip Rigsby)

-Florist: 333 Designs

-Coordinating & Planning: 333 Designs

-Caterer: Chuck and Angie (C&A catering)

-2nd Photographer: Jessica Brown



Want to see more wedding previews? Here’s another you might enjoy! Katelyn & Brandon

Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *


Our most recent blog posts:
Read all of our wedding reviews on our April Stanley Photography Storefront at Wwlogo 83x19