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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 Longleaf Pine Forest Family Session I adore this sweet family! Joanna has been friends with my sister since high school, her aunt was my first grade teacher, and I photographed her brother’s wedding last October. I was so happy that I still had a slot open on my calendar for a fall session when […]

January 20, 2020

A Longleaf Pine Forest Family Session

I adore this sweet family! Joanna has been friends with my sister since high school, her aunt was my first grade teacher, and I photographed her brother’s wedding last October. I was so happy that I still had a slot open on my calendar for a fall session when she contacted me. It is always extra special when you get the chance to work with family friends!

Fall is the most insane portrait session season. Since we don’t get cooler weather down on the Gulf Coast until closer to mid-October, everyone waits until then to schedule portrait sessions. Add the seasonal influx of family sessions to a full calendar of weddings and editorial shoots and you have what I call insanity season. Insanity season is the reason I’m just now sharing some of my favorites from this adorable family session that I photographed back in November.

It was a bit chilly the day of this session, but sweet little Annie was all smiles. The session coincided with her first birthday and was the first session for the family since Annie’s newborn photos. I just couldn’t get over how happy Annie was the entire shoot! Joanna’s mom and sister joined us for part of the session, which was definitely helpful in getting some great expressions from Annie.

Having help from Joanna’s mom and sister also meant that I could get some mom and dad portraits of Joanna and Heath. I think this is a must for all parents on a family shoot (even though most say they don’t need a portrait without the kids, I always encourage it)! The light was so dreamy! The wedding photographer in me just couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a few couple portraits!

Look at this golden light!!! Such. A. DREAM.

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McGrew Family

2020

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A Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Bridal Session Bridal portrait sessions are so much fun, especially when the bride loves photos as much as KayLyn does! She was so excited for her session and I was so happy to be back at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion to take these photos. It truly is one of my favorite portrait locations […]

January 15, 2020

A Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Bridal Session

Bridal portrait sessions are so much fun, especially when the bride loves photos as much as KayLyn does! She was so excited for her session and I was so happy to be back at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion to take these photos. It truly is one of my favorite portrait locations in Mobile! I also love bridal sessions because it’s often my opportunity to meet and spend time with the bride’s mom ahead of wedding day. KayLyn’s mom, Kim, is one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met. I loved that she and KayLyn’s aunt were able join us for this session. They were a huge help with adjusting the gown and keeping it from getting dirty!

While many brides choose to do their bridal session at their wedding venue, it’s also fun to choose a location that is not the same place where all your wedding photos will be taken. This gives you variety to your portraits and is a fun way to incorporate another location that is special to you. KayLyn’s sister also had her bridal portraits taken at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. I love that her mom will have a portrait of each daughter from this gorgeous location to hang in her home.

KayLyn and Sudduth were married in November at Oak Hollow Farm. I’ve been dying to share some of my favorites from her bridal session, but the crazy busy fall season kept pushing this post back. Even though it was a bit warmer than we all hoped for the day of this shoot, it was still an autumn dream!

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KayLyn | Bridal Portraits

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A Downtown Mobile Engagement I frequently get two questions before engagement sessions. The first is usually, “what should we wear” and the second is often “can we bring our dog?” I love when couples want to include their pup in their engagement session and if they’re as sweet as Sarah and Wes’ sweet dog, Murphy, […]

January 11, 2020

A Downtown Mobile Engagement

I frequently get two questions before engagement sessions. The first is usually, “what should we wear” and the second is often “can we bring our dog?” I love when couples want to include their pup in their engagement session and if they’re as sweet as Sarah and Wes’ sweet dog, Murphy, they’re definitely welcome!

Sarah, Wes and I met up at Washington Square park in the Oakleigh district for the first half of their session. This park is one of my absolute favorites because of the beautiful oak trees. It’s also typically a quieter park. On this day, we had the place mostly to ourselves! Sarah and I had previously met at her consultation, but this was my first time to meet Wes. I quickly learned that he is just as low key and down to earth as Sarah.

These two are planning a July downtown Mobile wedding. Like my sister, Sarah chose The Steeple for her reception. I love this venue and I’m excited that I’ll be there several times this year! To incorporate a bit of a city vibe into the second half of their session, I suggested we head downtown after Sarah and Wes changed into their dressier outfit. They were actually attending a wedding in downtown Mobile at the Cathedral this same evening. All they had to do at the end of the shoot was grab dinner before heading to the church!

For our second location, I chose the courthouse building for it’s beautiful columns, knowing the Cathedral (one of my other favorite locations) would likely be busy with wedding day portraits. I did not know when I picked the location that Wes is a lawyer. Here I am taking a lawyer to a courthouse for engagement photos! It was totally a coincidence, but we agreed it worked perfectly! Enjoy some of my favorites from my first engagement session of the new year!

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Sarah + Wes | Engaged

2020

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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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