Tuscaloosa, Alabama Wedding Photography | Rachel + Michael
Being a wedding photographer for so many years has afforded me the opportunity to document ceremonies in a wide variety of venues. Still, it is always nice to go back to a location that I haven't shot at in a number of years. I had this opportunity on July 25th as I drove to Tuscaloosa to photograph the wedding of Rachel and Michael. The traditional ceremony took place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on a warm late summer morning. It had been five years since I photographed a wedding at Holy Spirit so it was a pleasure to return to such a picturesque location.
It was even better to reunite with Rachel and Michael, the happy couple. I worked with them back in the fall of 2014 to do their engagement photos so it was great to see them again and photograph their big day. Both bride and groom were laid back and relaxed throughout the day as their friends and family took care of all the important details before, during, and after the ceremony.
After a lovely first reveal session in a small church garden and then the formals inside the church's sanctuary, Rachel and Michael were married in front of a collection of happy witnesses. It was a lovely church service that the two will never forget.
Once the ceremony concluded, it was time to celebrate. Everyone left the church and went to the beautiful University Club just down the road from The University of Alabama's campus in Tuscaloosa. As the final touches were put on the reception, Rachel and Michael took some time to do a few photos in front of the house and on the grounds of the club.
When the reception began, Rachel and Michael immediately had their first dance, did a toast to their guests, and cut the cake. From there, it was simply time to enjoy the wonderful food prepared by The University Club staff and enjoy the company of everyone in attendance for the reception.
As the day came to a close, Rachel and Michael made their exit out of The University Club while guests shook and displayed colorful streamers. It was a wonderful way to send off the newlyweds.
I'd like to thank Rachel and Michael for selecting me to capture all the precious memories of their important day. I am so grateful for that and am glad that I was able to give them what they wanted.
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