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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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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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A Spring Hill College Engagement Tully and Drew are such a cheerful couple! At their consult we discovered we have many mutual acquaintances, so I left the meeting feeling like we’d been friends forever. Tully and Drew have known each other since their high school days, but didn’t start dating until their paths crossed again […]

December 13, 2019

A Spring Hill College Engagement

Tully and Drew are such a cheerful couple! At their consult we discovered we have many mutual acquaintances, so I left the meeting feeling like we’d been friends forever. Tully and Drew have known each other since their high school days, but didn’t start dating until their paths crossed again at a class reunion. How sweet is that?!

This Saturday Tully and Drew will say their “I Dos” at St. Joseph’s Chapel at Spring Hill College. This Catholic church is one of my favorites in Mobile and, as a Spring Hill alum, the campus is one of my favorite places to shoot! Tully suggested Spring Hill as the location for their engagement session and I realized when she did that it had been a while since my last engagement session on campus. The weather wasn’t great the day of the shoot, but these two were totally game for keeping our plans even though it was drizzling for a lot of the session. Thanks to the porches on campus it all worked out beautifully!

I love that Drew has an inside view to the wedding industry. In the past, he has worked for a wedding venue and a rental company. It was fun to pick his brain about the side of weddings that photographers rarely see. Since we’re always with the bride and groom we don’t always see the behind the scenes of what brings the day together. There are so many people who work hard behind the scenes to make everything perfect for a bride and groom on wedding day! It really is amazing how many moving parts there are to the puzzle that is a wedding day!

Enjoy my favorites from Tully and Drew’s fall engagement session and stay tuned for their wedding day blog post next week!

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Tully + Drew | Engaged

2019

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A Downtown Mobile Engagement Session I kicked off December with a week-long vacation. As you can imagine, planning time away during the holiday season is not easy. Plus, this time of year is crazy busy for photographers! But time away for rest is always good for the soul and I’m back in my office this […]

December 11, 2019

A Downtown Mobile Engagement Session

I kicked off December with a week-long vacation. As you can imagine, planning time away during the holiday season is not easy. Plus, this time of year is crazy busy for photographers! But time away for rest is always good for the soul and I’m back in my office this week feeling refreshed and energized for the end of busy season. I will have to share more about my vacation in a future post (even though I didn’t take many big camera photos during my time away)!

Right before I headed out of town, I met up with Annie and Christopher for their engagement session. Christopher is in the Air Force and Annie lives in Texas, so it was tricky to align our schedules. I’m so glad we were able to find a day that worked for all of us to be in town because I just love getting to spend time with my brides and grooms ahead of wedding day. I love getting to know them as a couple.

After this engagement session I know I’m going to have so much fun working with Annie and Christopher on wedding day. They are just so sweet and easy-going! Their Christmas season wedding will be my final wedding for 2019! I can’t even believe I’m typing those words! In many ways it feels like the year just started. Anyone else with me on that?!

Annie, Christopher and I met up in downtown Mobile for their engagement session and the location couldn’t have been more perfect. Since they’re having a December wedding, we made sure to get some photos with the city’s Christmas tree. I just love how they turned out! It totally got me in the Christmas spirit!

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Annie + Christopher | Engaged

2019

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A Downtown Mobile Autumn Engagement I have always wanted to do an engagement session that was full of colorful leaves during the peak of autumn. There’s only one problem. In Mobile, we don’t have quite as many trees that put on a colorful show this time of year. We are largely a city of evergreens. […]

November 29, 2019

A Downtown Mobile Autumn Engagement

I have always wanted to do an engagement session that was full of colorful leaves during the peak of autumn. There’s only one problem. In Mobile, we don’t have quite as many trees that put on a colorful show this time of year. We are largely a city of evergreens. Yes, we have trees that have colorful leaves, but it’s more like one here and one there. If you find two that are showcasing color at the same time, you’re in luck.

Jill and Cooper love fall just as much as I do, so when we met up for their engagement session I was hoping to find at least one colorful tree to incorporate into their portraits. As we meandered around Cathedral Square, I discovered not one, but several trees that were looking quite colorful. The weather was absolutely perfect the day of the session, so I knew we were likely to get some gorgeous golden light to help the trees shine even more. What I didn’t know was that I was about to embark on the most colorful fall engagement session I’ve ever done!

We started this session in Cathedral Square, but Jill and Cooper were totally open to following me around downtown to other spots I had in mind. I loved getting to visit with them as we walked between spots. I found out that Cooper had been in a wedding the weekend prior to the session and that Jill had attended a different wedding the same day. They are truly in the season where all their friends are getting married and their turn is coming up this coming spring!

Autumn Splendor

About halfway through the session I asked Jill and Cooper if they were up for a walk. There was a spot I’d wanted to shoot in for some time, but it was a few blocks away from where we were. They were both on board for the adventure! As we approached the block I was headed for, a colorful tree that was down a side street caught my eye. We stopped for a few photos before continuing on. The light was pretty in that spot, but I didn’t want to use up all the light by staying there too long. I had another spot in mind afterall.

Thank goodness I kept going! When we arrived at the location I was planning to use all along we found something even better…a whole row of trees that were putting on the most colorful fall display I’ve ever seen in this city! I don’t know if these trees get this beautiful every year, or if this year they were extra colorful due to rain and temperatures. It was a feast for the eyes and I literally was holding myself back from doing a happy dance (in all honesty, I’m pretty sure I squealed when I saw the row of trees). Jill and Cooper, thank you so much for such a fun session, for following me down random streets and for being so full of joy! I can’t wait to work with y’all again on wedding day!

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Jill + Cooper | Engaged

2019

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An Oak Hollow Farm Wedding KayLyn dreamed of a fall wedding. She selected a beautiful autumnal color palette and a gorgeous outdoor venue. She just needed the weather to cooperate and I’m happy to say that it did! Sunday was such a beautiful day, with perfectly crisp weather and golden sunset light…the best weather and […]

November 27, 2019

An Oak Hollow Farm Wedding

KayLyn dreamed of a fall wedding. She selected a beautiful autumnal color palette and a gorgeous outdoor venue. She just needed the weather to cooperate and I’m happy to say that it did! Sunday was such a beautiful day, with perfectly crisp weather and golden sunset light…the best weather and light combination in my opinion!

Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons for weddings. I love the change from the bright and light tones of spring and summer to the deeper and warmer shades of dresses and florals. KayLyn’s bride and bridesmaid bouquets are some of my favorite that I’ve ever seen. They perfectly nailed the autumnal vibe! I was also excited to be back at Oak Hollow Farm for this wedding. I love shooting at this farm during Golden Hour. KayLyn and Sudduth timed their ceremony to give plenty of time for natural light portraits afterwards. I was so excited that we had a gorgeous sunset and lots of glowy light!

This wedding was my first where the bride sang at the reception! I was surprised, along with everyone else in attendance, when KayLyn and her siblings took the stage to sing for their mom as a thank you for all she’s done for them. KayLyn’s sweet mom (who is actually celebrating a birthday today!), was in tears the entire time. Moments like this are why I fell in love with photography in the first place!

Now that I’ve put the finishing touches on this blog post, I’m turning my attention to food preparations for tomorrow. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you find yourself spending it with family and friends and feasting on delicious food!

I love this photo taken by my second photographer and dear friend Aimee Reynolds!

This is one of my favorite photos that I’ve taken this year. KayLyn and her siblings singing to their mom was such a sweet moment!

In place of a groom’s cake, KayLyn and Sudduth served their guests cobbler and ice cream! Seriously, why have I never seen this at a wedding before?! Sudduth told me the recipe was one that had been passed down through his family and let me tell you it’s one of the BEST cobblers I’ve ever tasted. I wish I’d been able to get the recipe because I would have totally made some for Thanksgiving tomorrow!

VENDORS

Second Photographer | Aimee Reynolds

Photographer’s Assistant | Katy Rasp

Venue | Oak Hollow Farm -Fairhope, AL

Videography | Justin Clayton, Nostalgia Corp

Florist | The Olive Branch

Cake | Couture Cakes

Bride’s Gown | I Do Bridal, Montgomery

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal

Groom + Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Harpist | Rebekah Atkinson

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KayLyn + Sudduth | 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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