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Mobile bay area wedding photographer

Jill + Cooper | Married


November 4, 2020

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A Fairhope Alabama Wedding Celebration

I don’t know how to put in words just how happy I am to finally get to share photos from Jill and Cooper’s wedding celebration! They were married in a private ceremony back in April. Like so many couples who planned spring weddings for this year, the pandemic altered their plans. Since there was a 10 person limit at the church, I was unable to take photographs at their April ceremony. My heart went out to Jill and all the other spring brides who were facing the same tough decisions. I knew photography was so important to Jill and I would have loved to have been able to photograph her wedding ceremony for her.

Jill decided to save wearing her wedding dress for their wedding celebration day. Jill told me she would have been devastated if I hadn’t been available on their new date. I have to say I would have felt the same way! Jill and I hit it off from the first time we met up for her consultation. She’s one of those people that you immediately feel like you’ve known forever. Then I met Cooper at their engagement session (now almost a year ago!) and immediately knew I was going to have so much fun photographing them on their wedding day. Thankfully, I was available on Jill and Cooper’s wedding celebration date and what a wonderful celebration it was!

Jill and Cooper were married at Sacred Heart Chapel in April. Since the church wasn’t available on their wedding celebration date, they decided to have an outdoor ceremony at the bluffs overlooking Fairhope Pier. We had absolutely perfect weather the day of this wedding. I’m still pinching myself over how glorious the light was during both afternoon portraits and at sunset. I’m telling you, it was beyond dreamy!!!

A Reception at The Venue

After their bayside ceremony, guests headed to The Venue in downtown Fairhope for the reception. I love ending a beautiful wedding day with a fun reception! This one was full of great music and lots of dancing. Jill and Cooper finally got to celebrate their marriage with family and friends. It was just a joy to witness how happy everyone was for these two!

I remember talking to Jill on the phone the day they decided to postpone their wedding day celebration. It was a sad day and, at that time, we didn’t even know if this day would happen. I’m so thankful that it did and that I was able to document all the moments for Jill and Cooper. Enjoy this explosion of favorites from their beautiful wedding celebration day!

Jill wore a ring that belonged to her great-great grandmother and tied a locket that belonged to her grandmother to her bouquet. I loved photographing these heirlooms along with her bridal details.

Jill recently lost her grandmother, but I’m sure she was smiling down on her from heaven on this day!

This is one of my favorite shots from the day!



Second Photographer | Debby Cullum – Deborah Michelle Photography

Photographer’s Assistant | Regina Gomez-Guillen

Videography | The Wild Soul Films

Planning | Jenna Laine Weddings

Getting Ready Location | Jubilee Suites

Ceremony Location | Henry George Park – Fairhope, Ala.

Reception Venue  + Catering | The Venue

Flowers | Wildflowers

Cake | Couture Cakes

Dessert Table | EllenJay

Ceremony Rentals | SOHO Events & Rentals

Reception Rentals | Port City Rentals

Ceremony Music | Jeanne O’Connell

Transportation | Old Shell Trolley

Band | Five Star Funk Lounge

Makeup + Hair | Makeup and Hair by Chaney

Bridesmaid Dresses | Birdy Grey

Bride’s Gown | Town & Country

Groom + Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux

Invitations + Save the Dates | Jenna Laine Weddings 


  1. […] their engagement session at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. Lily was the Maid of Honor in Jill and Cooper’s wedding last fall. It’s always such a treat to work with the same circle of friends on multiple […]

  2. […] grew up enjoying the summers at Steelwood Country Club with her best friend, Jill. When they were young girls, Lily always imagined that she’d one day get married in the tiny […]

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