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Mobile bay area wedding photographer

Charley + Ethan | Engaged


October 26, 2017

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A Fairhope Alabama Engagement

I arrived at our meeting place a few minutes early. I could see the moss blowing in the trees, but it wasn’t until the stiff wind almost blew my door closed on me as I was getting out of the car that I realized just how strong the winds were coming off the bluffs. We started in one of my favorite spots, under the mossy oaks, but after struggling to hear each other over the howling wind, we decided to venture down some of the neighborhood streets a few blocks inland. As soon as we turned the corner down a side street, we felt immediate relief from the wind. Charley and Ethan were such troopers, totally trusting me as we made our way into streets I’d not shot in before. Let me tell you, we found some beautiful spots AND we still got some gorgeous shots along the bay. I just love the drama of the moss blowing in the trees and the golden sun painting the oak tree leaves so that they look like they’re changing color for fall.

I remember the day I met Charley at Carpe Diem, one of my favorite places to chat with brides-to-be. As she told me about Ethan, who wasn’t able to join us, her eyes sparkled. She pretty much knew he was the one for her the day they met, but what is even more special about their love story is that it wasn’t the first time their paths had crossed. As children, they knew each other, but before they were old enough to remember each other well, Ethan moved away. It wasn’t until a mutual friend told Charley, “I’ve got someone for you,” and reintroduced her to Ethan that their paths crossed again. From that moment, it was love at first sight. Isn’t that the sweetest story?!

I also love that Charley knows two of my 2017 brides, Jessica and Chelsea! All three went to Southern Miss and Chelsea was Charley’s grand big! These three girls actually remind me quite a bit of each other because they’re all classy Southern ladies who have such an eye for detail and are totally on top of all their wedding plans. Charley even Googled the sunset time for her wedding date before she met with me! I was seriously so impressed!

Charley and Ethan, thank you so much for a fabulous engagement session! I enjoyed spending the evening getting to know the two of you better and am so looking forward to being with you again on your wedding day!


Charley wore a pair of pearl earrings that belonged to her grandmother for her session. I absolutely loved incorporating these family heirlooms into some of her ring shots!

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  1. Maegan Lynch says:

    Oh my goodness. Absolutely love them ❤️

  2. Victoria Nobles says:

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful. Such a sweet couple. So excited for March!

  3. Katelin King says:

    Such wonderful pictures of an amazing couple.

  4. Barbara Williams says:

    Absolutely stunning Charley and Ethan.

  5. Sarah Ellison says:

    These couldn’t be any better! So, so beautiful!

  6. Kathryn Long says:

    I am so excited for Ethan to make Charley my niece. We love Charley and are so happy for both of them. They are a beautiful couple, inside and out.

  7. Audrey says:

    Oh my goodness Charley, you look beautiful and so happy! Everyone @the office is so happy for you!

  8. Cheyenne Byrd says:

    These are so good. Such a beautiful couple❤️

  9. Conner says:

    These are gorgeous 💛

  10. Connie Powell says:

    The love you both have for each other is shining in your eyes. Definitely worth waiting for. Just imagine what the wedding photos will be like.

  11. Donna Linzey says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! Amazing!!

  12. Jessica Parham says:

    Stunning pictures of a beautiful couple! Best wishes for a happy future together!

  13. Krista Pitts says:

    Wow! The pictures are beautiful!! I’ m so happy for ya’ll, these pictures really captured the love you have for each other.

  14. Cheyrl Denney says:

    Beautiful pictures of a happy couple. Wishing you both the best.

  15. Tonya says:

    These are lovely:) Beautiful bride!!

  16. DeBorah Darrington says:

    God’s Best Blessings upon you both and your marriage. Love looks so good on you both!

  17. Stephanie Newgaard says:

    Wow, these pictures are beautiful! Gorgeous couple!

  18. Cindy says:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing!

  19. Teresa Ramey says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  20. Jill says:

    Beautiful pictures of you two. Love you girl and so happy for you both.

  21. Emily says:

    May God bless both of you on the journey. The pictures are beautiful. Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

  22. Connie Krist says:

    Beautiful pictures.

  23. Tricia Hughes says:

    Beautiful pics! Love them! I want your ring too! 🙂

  24. Densie Stringer says:

    Such a sweet couple. Beautiful pictures!

  25. Candice Goff says:

    These are wonderful! So happy for you Charley!!

  26. Deborah Snow says:

    These are wonderful! I am so happy for you, Charley and Ethan!

  27. Melanie Carpenter says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

  28. Leslie Hover Lee says:


  29. Donna Courtney says:

    Great photos, you did an awesome job! Charley will be an even more beautiful bride. Can’t wait to see how those photos turn out.

  30. Debbie says:

    Just beautiful! Congrats!

  31. Paula Nelson says:

    Beautiful pictures! Great Memories

  32. Robin says:

    Love these!

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