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Mobile bay area wedding photographer

Brooke + Geoffrey | Married


November 5, 2019

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A Spring Hill College Wedding

Brooke and Geoffrey have been together for nine years! They met in high school at McGill-Toolen Catholic and have been together ever since. When I met up with these two for their engagement session earlier this year, they immediately felt like old friends – the kind you haven’t seen in years, but can easily pick up where you left off. They’re just such warm and joyful people. And, as it turns out, we have many mutual friends!

Geoffrey told me the hardest part of the wedding day was not getting to see Brooke that morning. “I didn’t realize it would be so hard not being able to see her,” he said to me as we headed outside for the First Look. How sweet is that?! When he was finally able to see his bride the tears were definitely flowing. Brooke literally took his breath away. Geoffrey gasped as soon as he saw her, which didn’t surprise me one bit because Brooke was radiant in her amazing gown!

Both Brooke and Geoffrey are graduates of Spring Hill College (also my alma mater!), so when it came time to choose a church for their ceremony, they looked no further than St. Joseph’s Chapel. I just love photographing weddings at this church and I especially love taking portraits on campus during Golden Hour! We planned the timeline carefully so that we could fit in portraits in downtown Mobile and on campus. With the help of the team at Lydia Noble Events and thanks to amazing weather, everything stayed on schedule perfectly.

A History Museum of Mobile Reception

After the ceremony at Spring Hill College, we headed back downtown for the reception at the History Museum of Mobile. I love shooting at this downtown Mobile venue, but it’s been over a year since my last wedding there. One of my favorite aspects about this venue is the fact that we can use it for portraits during the day. The courtyard is one of my favorite portrait spots. I was so glad that we were able to stop by there for bride and groom portraits before heading to Spring Hill for the ceremony. I am also OBSESSED with the grand staircase that is in the main lobby. Brooke asked if we could do some portraits there and of course I happily said yes!

Since we’re into the fall season and the sun sets so much earlier we didn’t have daylight left for “Just Married” portraits after the ceremony. But we were able to take a few portraits of the newlyweds at the museum just after Brooke and Geoffrey made their grand exit. I knew Brooke wanted a photo showcasing the History Museum and I’m so thankful that we were able to make it happen. Thanks to videographer, Robbie Reynolds, for suggesting the night-time portraits idea. They were such a fun way to end the day!

I love the shot below that my second photographer, Ellen, took of Brooke wiping away a tear from Geoffrey’s face.

This is one of the most gorgeous bouquets I’ve ever photographed. The color palette was so timeless and classic!

Y’all is this baby stealing the show, or what?! Just look at that big smile.

Eloise certainly loves her godparents and they certainly love their flower girl!

Brooke had the most perfect veil for portraits like this! The light weight and long veils float perfectly in the air!

Brooke walked down the aisle to Jeremiah Clarke’s “Trumpet Voluntary” played on the organ. I don’t think there is a better way for a bride to make her grand entrance at a wedding. I had goosebumps when those doors opened. Then I looked up to see Geoffrey in tears and nearly got misty-eyed myself. Yes, I’ve always been a cryer. You should see me after watching Hallmark commercials!

These two certainly know how to open up the dance floor in style!

These ladies are ROCK STARS when it comes to keeping things running smoothly! It’s always a pleasure to work with planners and Lydia Noble Events did an amazing job on this wedding!


Second Photographer | Ellen Talbot

Photographer’s Assistant | Katy Rasp

Planning | Noble Events

Videography | RHR Media, Robbie Reynolds

Getting Ready | The Admiral

Ceremony | Spring Hill College, St. Joseph’s Chapel

Reception | History Museum of Mobile

Catering | Georgia Roussos

Florals | Rosebuds

Invitations | Rose and Cotton Lettering

Cake | Pollman’s

Hair Stylist | Cameron Thomas, Cara & Co.

Makeup Artist | Alexandra West

Entertainment | Party People Entertainment

Rentals | Mobile Popcorn

Bride’s Gown | Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaids | Bella Bridesmaids

Groom + Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse

  1. Ashley B McDonald says:

    Beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see the rest! It was a Magical Day for sure!

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