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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 Fairhope Inn Editorial Feature This past month and a half has felt a bit like a rollercoaster ride that got stuck mid loop. There is no exit path. You just have to wait it out. It’s more uncomfortable for some than for others. When it seems things will finally get going again, we hold […]

May 11, 2020

A Fairhope Inn Editorial Feature

This past month and a half has felt a bit like a rollercoaster ride that got stuck mid loop. There is no exit path. You just have to wait it out. It’s more uncomfortable for some than for others. When it seems things will finally get going again, we hold our breaths, not knowing what is to come. We wonder if we will find ourselves unexpectedly in pause mode once again. This was not how any of us envisioned spring 2020.

I had this post planned for last week, but it honestly felt hard to write about the fun of this day during the weeks where so much was unknown and so many of my brides were having to postpone their weddings to later in the year. As we start to slowly ease back into some normalcy around here, it seems the perfect time to share the images from this editorial feature I photographed for Mobile Bay Magazine. Like my brides and fellow wedding vendors, I am looking forward to getting back to celebrating wedding days! I have missed them so much!

The day of this shoot we weren’t even thinking about the prospect of the coronavirus derailing the spring wedding season. In fact, this issue of the magazine was already off at the printer before we were under any stay at home, or safer at home orders. Looking back on this day, it truly was one of those days where everything lined up perfectly and went so smoothly. From the beautiful floral arrangements by Wildflowers, to the perfectly selected rentals from Soho, and the amazing bridal gown provided by Bliss bridal, I was in photographer heaven! We also had a stunning invitation suite from Soiree Signatures, which I loved getting to style and photograph while everything else was being set up.

On top of all that, we were also lucky to work with a delightful team of models. Tiara, Forrest and Carlie made this day so much fun! They had such a chill vibe, which is so important when it comes to shoots that last nearly a whole day. Finally, the courtyard at the Fairhope Inn was the perfect setting for this gorgeous shoot. I’ve always loved this little restaurant in downtown Fairhope, but it’s such a sweet spot for a wedding also!

I take many images on shoots like this, but only a handful make it into the published spreads. Of course I have a ton of favorites that don’t get selected! Keep scrolling for all the amazing details provided by a dream team of wedding vendors!

Photographed for Mobile Bay Magazine

Editorial Direction by Maggie Lacey

VENDORS

Planning | Blair Gewin, Blair Weddings + Events

Models | Tiara Baker, Forrest Funk, Carlie Shively

Location | The Fairhope Inn

Florals | Wildflowers Floral Design

Makeup + Hair | Hope Owensby and Anna Vial, CK Collection

Attire | Bliss Bridal + Francia’s Formal Affair

Cake | Pollman’s Bake Shop

Rentals | SOHO Events & Rentals

Invitations | Soiree Signatures

Jewelry | Sway + Zundel’s Jewelry

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Mobile Bay Bride

2020

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A Mobile Bay Magazine Editorial Shoot On Saturdays I’m usually photographing a wedding, but on weekdays I often work on editorial shoots! I LOVE both types of shooting, so when it’s a wedding editorial shoot, I’m really living the dream! Mobile Bay Magazine planned this shoot for their October issue, so I had to wait […]

November 15, 2019

A Mobile Bay Magazine Editorial Shoot

On Saturdays I’m usually photographing a wedding, but on weekdays I often work on editorial shoots! I LOVE both types of shooting, so when it’s a wedding editorial shoot, I’m really living the dream!

Mobile Bay Magazine planned this shoot for their October issue, so I had to wait until after publication to share images here. Y’all, I have so many favorites! This shoot was such a dream to be part of. I love getting to see fellow wedding vendors showcase their talents and they certainly did so on this inspiration wedding! Lydia Noble did an amazing job of putting together a color palette and direction for the shoot that we all adored. I am STILL obsessing over every little detail!

As is always the case with editorial shoots, only a few images make the spreads. I have WAY more favorites from this day than would fit in the pages of the magazine. I’m so glad it’s not my job to select what gets published! Today I’m excited to share some of my favorites from this shoot. Thank you to everyone who made this day so much fun! And thank you to the Athelstan Club for hosting us for the day!

This ring is stunning! The yellow stone matched the color palette of the shoot!

This is definitely going on my list of all time favorite bouquet shots I’ve taken. Katherine with Jubilee Flowers outdid herself with these florals!

I am OBSESSED with this invitation suite! That deckled edge is to die for!

We had birds on this shoot and it was trickier to photograph them than I thought it would be! In the end they didn’t make the spreads, but I still love these shots we got with them!

Does this photo have royal wedding vibes, or is it just me? I could have photographed these two all day!

Thank you to the dream team of vendors who worked on this shoot!

VENDORS

Produced by Mobile Bay Magazine

Location | Bienville Square & the Athelstan Club

Styling | Lydia Noble, Noble Events

Models | Connor Landrum, Emily McGhee, Catherine Racciatti, Ann Tacon, Emma Tacon

Bride + Bridesmaid Gowns | Bliss Bridal

Florals | Jubilee Flowers

Invitations + Calligraphy | Lindsey Stiegler, Soiree Signatures

Cake + Cookies | Underground Custom Cakes

Jewelry | Ware Jewelers

Rentals | Gulf Coast Events & Rentals

Makeup + Hair | Studio 36

Refreshments | The Cheese Cottage

Handmade Signs | AR Workshop

 

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Southern Romance Inspiration Wedding

2019

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Inspiration for a Bayside Wedding Sacred Heart Chapel is a tiny, white, historic church that sits right on Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. It is quintessentially Southern and the perfect setting for a wedding! I have photographed many real weddings at this quaint chapel. When Mobile Bay Bride Magazine asked me to photograph this inspiration […]

May 14, 2018

Inspiration for a Bayside Wedding

Sacred Heart Chapel is a tiny, white, historic church that sits right on Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. It is quintessentially Southern and the perfect setting for a wedding! I have photographed many real weddings at this quaint chapel. When Mobile Bay Bride Magazine asked me to photograph this inspiration wedding for their 2018 issue, I immediately said yes! They were working with some of my favorite vendors in the wedding industry on this shoot and I knew that with the Mobile Bay editorial staff leading the way it would be amazing.

The day of the shoot drew near and of course there was rain in the forecast. I called Maggie, Executive Editor at MBB, and asked her if there was a rain plan. We certainly weren’t going to change plans until the last possible minute because, well, if you’re from around here you know how fickle our weather can be. So we said some prayers and somehow we lucked out with gorgeous weather the day of this shoot! Every detail came together so beautifully and I just kept pinching myself to make sure it was all real. As my friend Laura would say, it was a DREAM!

Because this shoot was a feature story, it incorporated a lot of elements. We had food, fashion, florals, table settings, and amazing jewelry! I was in photographer heaven with so many pretty things to photograph! This story was photographed in the winter, but publication wasn’t until April. It was SO hard to wait to share these images and I have been dying to blog some of my favorites ever since the issue hit newsstands. Since publication coincided with busy wedding season, I am just now getting a chance to put this post together! Only a handful of images fit into the magazine, so I hope you enjoy seeing the extras from this gorgeous styled shoot!

If you’re planning a Southern-style wedding, this post is definitely full of inspiration for you! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for the list of contributors.

How amazing are these florals?! Wildflowers truly outdid themselves on these bouquets!

I love the design of this cake by Couture Cakes! It reminded me of ocean waves!

I love a black and white portrait!

The table setting, placecard and the custom linen napkins just happened to fit right in with my brand colors and my name. How perfect is that?! I was obsessed with this look!

John is an intern at Mobile Bay Magazine. I don’t think he had any idea when he took the job that it might include modeling, but he did such a fantastic job as our groom on this shoot!

This food looked SO delicious!

Here’s a little behind the scenes look at the team that helped out on this shoot!

Thank you to Mobile Bay Bride Magazine for this amazing experience!

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For full details on products featured in this shoot, pick up a copy of the 2018 issue of Mobile Bay Bride!

 

CONTRIBUTORS

Styling | Maggie Lacey & Abby Parrott, Mobile Bay Bride Magazine

Planning | Jenna Rachal, Jenna Laine Weddings

Hair Stylist | Brady Helton

Makeup Artist | Olivia Fryfogle

Models | Gabi Bradley, Hannah Carroll, Baylee Keefe

Location | Sacred Heart Chapel

Clothing | G. Harvell, Something New, Bliss Bridal

Florals | Wildflowers

Invitations, Menus & Tablescape | Jenna Laine Weddings

Ribbon | Honey Silks & Co.

Rings | Zundel’s

Custom Linen Napkins | Bobbins

Calligraphy | Southern Calligraphy

Rentals | SoHo Events & Rentals

Cake | Couture Cakes

Food | Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina & The Wandering Oyster

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Mobile Bay Bride | Styled Shoot

Weddings

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Wedding Style Inspiration Who is getting excited for the Royal wedding?! I remember hearing my mom talk about watching Lady Diana marry Prince Charles when I was a kid. Like much of the world, she woke up in the early hours of the morning to watch the wedding on tv. I can’t remember when I […]

April 18, 2018

Wedding Style Inspiration

Who is getting excited for the Royal wedding?! I remember hearing my mom talk about watching Lady Diana marry Prince Charles when I was a kid. Like much of the world, she woke up in the early hours of the morning to watch the wedding on tv. I can’t remember when I first became aware of the massive influence Diana’s gown had on wedding fashion, but I do know that two of my aunts had “Lady Di” inspired gowns for their wedding days, puffed sleeves and all. I was a flower girl in both of their weddings and I remember being in awe of how regal they looked.

So, naturally, in 2011 when Kate Middleton walked down the aisle to marry Prince William, I set my alarm for 4 a.m. and watched every second of the wedding coverage. When the now Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of the car at Westminster Abbey and the world got its first look at that gorgeous Alexander McQueen wedding gown, I was in awe of the exquisite design. It was simply breathtaking. As we approach this year’s Royal wedding, I find myself most interested in what Meghan’s dress will look like. Will she go for a ballgown style, or a sleek silhouette? What impact will her choice have on wedding fashion for the next few years?

Needless to say, I love a beautiful gown, so getting the opportunity to photograph this bridal fashion shoot for Mobile Bay Bride was an absolute dream! I have done shoots that incorporated fashion before, but this was my first fashion focused shoot and it was a TOTAL DREAM! We had the most gorgeous gowns, loveliest models, amazing flowers, a fantastic venue, killer hair and makeup artists and, of course, the phenomenal Mobile Bay Magazine editorial team.

This black and white portrait of Anna is definitely a forever favorite for me!

I love printed bridesmaid dresses! Pick up the latest copy of Mobile Bay Bride for all the style information on these gowns!

Sweet Sofia, your smile is just so much fun to photograph!

Another forever favorite!

THIS. DRESS. Hands down, my favorite gown of the day. So romantic, so timeless, and so delicate.

This portrait of Bayley is also a forever favorite.

 Can you tell that I love a black and white bridal portrait?

Another favorite! This one made it into the spread in color, but I love the richness of the black and white version too!

This look made me think of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, two of my favorite style icons.

These gorgeous bouquets were designed by Julia Greer Fobes, one of the sweetest and most talented floral designers I know.

I hear that this golden yellow is going to be THE color for bridesmaids dresses this year. It’s definitely a bold and fun color.

Planning your dream wedding? I hope this post has given you some inspiration as you head out to find your perfect gown!

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Published In | Mobile Bay Bride

Makeup | Olivia Fryfogle

Hair | Chaney Smith

Flowers | Julia Greer Fobes

Location | The Pillars of Mobile

Models | Bayley Albinger, Sofia Bettin, Anna Ruth of Barefoot Models

Gowns Provided By | Something New Bridal Boutique, Bliss Bridal, Bella Bridesmaids

Additional Details Provided By | Metzger’s & Sway

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Mobile Bay Bride | Fashion Shoot

Editorial

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I’ve said on this blog before that when I started my photography business, I thought I’d never shoot a wedding. I always LOVED wedding photography and would buy wedding magazines for inspiration, but for some reason I thought I wasn’t meant to photograph weddings. That all seems so silly now that weddings are one of my favorite things to shoot. I LOVE photographing weddings! Even before I was hooked on photographing actual weddings, I always dreamed of doing a styled wedding shoot. It just seemed like it would be the most fun job ever. Thus, when I received an email asking if I wanted to photograph a Kate Spade inspired styled shoot for Mobile Bay Bride Magazine, I immediately said yes and started counting down the days until the shoot.

January 8, 2017

A Mobile Bay Bride Styled Shoot

I’ve said on this blog before that when I started my photography business, I thought I’d never shoot a wedding. I always LOVED wedding photography and would buy wedding magazines for inspiration, but for some reason I thought I wasn’t meant to photograph weddings. That all seems so silly now that weddings are one of my favorite things to shoot. I LOVE photographing weddings! Even before I was hooked on photographing actual weddings, I always dreamed of doing a styled wedding shoot. It just seemed like it would be the most fun job ever. Thus, when I received an email asking if I wanted to photograph a Kate Spade inspired styled shoot for Mobile Bay Bride Magazine, I immediately said yes and started counting down the days until the shoot.

There were SO many amazingly talented people that made this shoot possible. We shot at the History Museum of Mobile and they could not have been more accommodating to us. We seriously took over the place for most of the day. We also had the sweetest models you could ever ask to work with and they totally rocked this shoot. All the vendors that supplied us with gowns, jewelry, china, furniture, flowers, stationary and sweets were a TOTAL DREAM! I kept saying to Lawren, editor of Mobile Bay Bride, “this is the best shoot EVER!” We of course put in a lot of hard work, but we had such an awesome team and were having so much fun that it really didn’t feel like work.

The worst part of the whole assignment was the wait between taking the photographs and publication! We shot this story several months ago, so I have been anxiously waiting to share these images for a while. Now that the magazine is out, I’m excited to share some of my favorites from the shoot on the blog. What a wonderful way to kick off 2017!

A huge thank you to the staff at Mobile Bay Bride for asking me to do this shoot. Below is a look at some behind-the-scenes fun. From left to right: Assistant Editor, Breck Pappas, helps me test my light before the shoot (we clearly have too much fun with that part of the day); Executive Editor, Lawren Largue, makes sure every detail is in place for our table settings; the Mobile Bay team (Chelsea Adams, Lawren Largue and Breck Pappas) with Julia Greer Fobes, the talented florist that designed the bouquets and arrangements for this shoot.

Vendors

Bliss Bridal | Claude Moore Jeweler | Ellen Jay Stylish Events & Sweets | Julia Greer Fobes Fashion * Art * Flowers | History Museum of Mobile | Private Gallery | Port City Rentals | Soiree Signatures

Models: Heather Saad, Kaschia Benjamin, Olivia Ashurst Cockrell and Victoria Nguyen

Looking for more wedding inspiration?

Check out the full 2017 issue of Mobile Bay Bride, on newsstands now!

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Inspired by Kate Spade

Weddings

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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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