Every wedding I have the opportunity to photograph is special in its own way. It is an incredibly important day for the new couple, their friends, and their family. Sometimes, though, the day is special for me as well. It's usually like that when I have the opportunity to photograph the wedding of close friends. I had that chance on June 20th as I was able to photograph the wedding of two dear friends of mine, Autumn Brooke and Todd.
Autumn Brooke and Todd were married at The Barn at Shady Lane in the Birmingham, Alabama area. It was a beautiful venue that provided a rustic yet friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Even though it rained on and off during the early afternoon, the mood of the day wasn't dampened one bit. Autumn and Todd made usage of all the high points of the venue when doing their first look photos and formal photos with the bridal party. At times, the rain even added to the overall atmosphere of the images.
With all the photographs done before the ceremony, Autumn Brooke and Todd had ample time to relax and enjoy the day before the big events began. The two then walked down the aisle and tied the knot in front of friends and family, all supporting the new union.
The reception continued the festive and happy mood of the day. Jim 'N Nicks BBQ catered the event and was a big hit with all the guests. Autumn and Todd celebrated their first dance together and then gave a toast to all gathered in their honor. From there, everyone enjoyed the rest of the evening before sending the newlyweds off with a sparkler exit.
I'd like to thank the staff of The Barn at Shady Lane for providing everyone a wonderful venue for the wedding, and I'd also like to thank the team at M. Elizabeth Events for doing such a fantastic job at coordinating the day.
Enjoy the photos from this lovely wedding! I wish Autumn Brooke and Todd nothing but the best, and I thank them for having me out to photograph their big day! If you are in the market for a wedding photographer, please visit my wedding photography investment section!