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I'm Elizabeth Gelineau, a photographer, dreamer, and accidental entrepreneur. Based in my hometown of Mobile, Ala., I photograph portraits, weddings and events on both sides of Mobile Bay. Grab a cup of coffee (or other beverage of your choice) and enjoy browsing around. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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My Favorite Bride + Groom Portraits Happy New Year’s Eve! It has truly been a wonderful and busy year here at Elizabeth Gelineau Photography! I’m so thankful for every single client I’ve had the opportunity to work with over these past twelve months. As I reflect on the year, I can’t help but think of […]

December 31, 2019

My Favorite Bride + Groom Portraits

Happy New Year’s Eve! It has truly been a wonderful and busy year here at Elizabeth Gelineau Photography! I’m so thankful for every single client I’ve had the opportunity to work with over these past twelve months. As I reflect on the year, I can’t help but think of all my brides and grooms and their wedding days. As you can imagine, so much work goes into planning a wedding! I work with my couples before, during and after the big day. Capturing the memories of their special day brings me such joy! When I receive a handwritten thank you note, or a call from their mom saying she cried happy tears looking at the gallery, or a Christmas card in the mail featuring one of their portraits, I am reminded of how special it is to get to do this thing that I love called photography.

To recap another wonderful year of weddings, I’m sharing one favorite portrait of each couple from my 2019 season. As with the engagement recap post, sticking to just one portrait from each wedding was nearly impossible!!! To see more from each couple’s day, click on their names below their portrait! To all my 2019 brides and grooms, thank you for trusting me with your memories! Cheers to 2020 and all those wedding days to come in the new year!

Kate + Patrick

Carolyn + Neal

Katlin + Lee

Annie + Chris – Blog Post Coming Soon!

Emily + Patrick

Aimee + Jonathan

Lauren + Vincent

Natalie + Wilson

Ann + Joseph

Sarah + Mason

Kaileigh + Zachary

Julie + TJ

Elizabeth + Dalton

Brooke + Geoffrey

Hannah + Ryan

Tully + Drew

Mackenzie + Christopher

Sharon + Brandon

KayLyn + Sudduth

Marlee + Ben

Elizabeth + Jeff

Ginny + Michael

Kelly + Philip

Now booking Fall 2020 and 2021 Wedding Dates! Contact me for more information on rates and availability!

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Best of Weddings 2019

2019

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She Said Yes! I’m celebrating the end of the year with a look back on some of my favorite engagement portraits from 2019! It’s so hard to believe how fast this year flew by. When I look back on these sessions I feel like we were just doing most of these photos last week! Some […]

December 27, 2019

She Said Yes!

I’m celebrating the end of the year with a look back on some of my favorite engagement portraits from 2019! It’s so hard to believe how fast this year flew by. When I look back on these sessions I feel like we were just doing most of these photos last week! Some of these couples were married this year and some are 2020 couples! They are all so special to me and I am so thankful to have worked with each of them this year!

When I leave a shoot, I always have a ton of favorite images I’m excited to share. But, over time, there are often certain images that stand out in my mind when I think about a couple and their session. I can usually remember these without even having to look back through the pictures. These are the photos that are often sneak peeks, blog post header images, or those that I just can’t hold myself back from sharing multiple times in my Instagram feed. These are the portraits that make my heart sing!

If I wasn’t careful, this post could be massive! To keep myself from going overboard, I restricted myself to choosing just one portrait per session. Talk about the hardest task ever!!! A massive thank you to all these couples for such a fun and JOYFUL year! To see more from each couple’s session, click on their names under their portrait!

Sharon + Brandon

Mackenzie + Christopher

Lauren + Vincent

Katherine + Phillip

Ginny + Michael

KayLyn + Sudduth

Jill + Cooper

Marlye + Peyton

Libby + Hunter

Cassidy + Noah

Tully + Drew

Sally + Travis

Annie + Christopher

Mila + Tyler

Catherine + Thomas

Elizabeth + Jeff

Resi + Jacob

Ann + Joseph

Michelle + David

Julie + TJ

Anna + Michael

Brooke + Geoffrey

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Best of Engagements 2019

2019

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A Gulf Shores Engagement When I first started photographing weddings I did not realize what an important role engagement sessions play in the wedding day experience. I photographed several weddings where I met the groom for the first time on the wedding day. While we still got great portraits on those wedding days, I slowly […]

December 23, 2019

A Gulf Shores Engagement

When I first started photographing weddings I did not realize what an important role engagement sessions play in the wedding day experience. I photographed several weddings where I met the groom for the first time on the wedding day. While we still got great portraits on those wedding days, I slowly started to realize that the engagement session actually plays a vital role and needed to be part of every couple’s wedding experience. This is why I now gift an engagement session to every single couple who books their wedding with me!

How can the engagement session affect wedding day? It’s the warm-up, the practice round, the time where you can get used to being in front of the camera. Come wedding day you’ll be all warmed up and will know what to expect. Muscle memory is not just a thing with sports. It works with portrait posing too! Photography is a creative endeavor, so there is definitely a minimum amount of time needed to create amazing bride and groom portraits, but the engagement session means we can work at a slightly quicker pace because the poses come more naturally. On a day where every single second counts, that is definitely a bonus!

Julie and TJ live in Texas, so we had a bit of trouble aligning our schedules for their engagement session. In the end, we decided that it made the most sense to do them during wedding week. Two days before the wedding I met up with these two at the beach for this session. We were able to shoot at the same house where the wedding was held, which was amazing! I loved getting to meet their families and some of their friends ahead of the big day too! Enjoy some of my favorites from their session!

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Julie + TJ | Engaged

2019

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A Downtown Mobile Engagement I stepped out of the car and into the fierce wind that was whipping through downtown Mobile. My hair immediately swirled in front of my face and I struggled to contain it into a neat ponytail. The chill in the air seemed to have arrived so suddenly. Wasn’t it in the […]

December 20, 2019

A Downtown Mobile Engagement

I stepped out of the car and into the fierce wind that was whipping through downtown Mobile. My hair immediately swirled in front of my face and I struggled to contain it into a neat ponytail. The chill in the air seemed to have arrived so suddenly. Wasn’t it in the 70s just the day or so before? I always say that our weather can turn on a dime and it’s so true!

Doing a portrait session on a windy day reminds me of what it’s like to play a windy tennis match. It’s definitely trickier than an average shoot because you have to figure out how to work with the wind. If you try to fight it, you’ll lose every single time. Normally I select a spot first for lighting and second for location. On windy days, I select for lighting, wind and then location. It’s all about figuring out which way blows the hair away from the face!

So there I was standing in Bienville Square waiting for Resi and Jacob to arrive and trying to think about what spots would be buffered on such a blustery day. I had a few in mind and, thankfully, Resi and Jacob are the most laid back couple so they were game for following me to spots that I knew would give us a reprieve from the wind gusts. To get to those spots we had to walk through several windy areas though! These two were total troopers the whole time! I was so glad that they agreed with me that a cool wind was better than a hot, humid day!

This session marks my last engagement shoot of 2019 and it was a great one to end on! Resi and Jacob, thank you so much for choosing me to be your wedding photographer! I know we’re going to have so much fun on wedding day this spring!

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Resi + Jacob | Engaged

2019

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A Spring Hill College Wedding December weddings are always so much fun! The joy of the Christmas season added to the excitement of a wedding day creates such fun atmosphere! Tully and Drew chose the beautiful St. Joseph’s Chapel at Spring Hill College for their wedding, but we did the majority of their portraits at […]

December 18, 2019

A Spring Hill College Wedding

December weddings are always so much fun! The joy of the Christmas season added to the excitement of a wedding day creates such fun atmosphere! Tully and Drew chose the beautiful St. Joseph’s Chapel at Spring Hill College for their wedding, but we did the majority of their portraits at their reception venue, Cotton Hall. I’ve photographed other events at this venue, but never a wedding. Tully wanted to incorporate the giant live oak tree that is in front of this venue into their First Look and I thought it was a great idea! It was the perfect spot for portraits!

I love the cooler temperatures of December. It is such a welcome break from the heat of summer. This day was quite overcast, but I love the cooler tones that the clouds brought to the natural lighting outside. The blue color of the bridesmaid dresses were the perfect winter color! It was a southern December dream for sure!

Despite some crazy fog rolling in, no one wanted this open-air reception to end. The dance floor was full until the last song and then some! Tully and Drew are such a fun couple and their going away car is definitely my new favorite and was perfect for a Christmas season wedding!

I can hardly believe that Christmas is next week! I have a few shoots left to complete before my year is officially done, but I’m definitely going to be spending a little time away from the camera and the computer these last couple weeks of 2019. I’m winding the year down with time planned for family and friends. I hope you’re able to do the same! Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season!

VENDORS

Second Photographer | Evan Davis

Photographer’s Assistant | Toni Goodie

Coordinators | Celle Hudgens & Allison Copeland

Getting Ready & Reception | Cotton Hall

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

Catering | Rob Berglin Catering

Florals | Julia Greer Fobes

Cake | Pollman’s

Hair Stylist | Sarah Anne Owen & Adelaide McAleer

Makeup Artist | James Edwards

Entertainment | Ty Reynolds Band

Rentals | Port City Rentals

Bride’s Gown | Bliss BridalĀ 

Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaid, Jenny Yoo

Groom + Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations & Invitation Calligraphy | Soiree Signatures

Address Calligrapher | Meredith Renfroe

Ceremony Musicians | Carey Arensberg, Peggy Lyden, Tyler Butler

 

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Tully + Drew | Married

2019

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I'm Elizabeth Gelineau, a photographer, dreamer, and accidental entrepreneur. Based in my hometown of Mobile, Ala., I photograph portraits, weddings and events on both sides of Mobile Bay. Grab a cup of coffee (or other beverage of your choice) and enjoy browsing around. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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