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Bill & Kristi | Tuscaloosa, Alabama


I don’t even know where to begin! First, it feels SO GOOD to be blogging again. It’s been so long since I have blogged a wedding. Pounding on the keyboard feels so good to my fingertips! Second, I don’t even know where to begin with this wedding… I loved it. I loved everything about it. I was so honored when Kristi asked me to be her photographer. We graduated high school together (almost 11 years ago – I still feel 18, ok?). She, the smartest in our class, and me, the nerdy art kid. If you told me in high school that I would be taking Kristi’s wedding photos, I might have laughed and told you that I was going to be a nurse. I’m so glad I changed career paths to do what I loved.

What a celebration this day was! I was so glad to be a part of it. Everyone was just so happy. We all know that weddings can be stressful, but this day was 100% stress free. Just lots of hugs, kisses, smiles, and laughs. It was truly a fairly tale.

Bill wanted to see Kristi for the first time as she walked down the aisle to marry him. I always love that moment – when the groom sees his bride for the first time… If you tried to erase the smile off of his face, you would fail, because, in that moment, that is one happy groom!

I always get a little sad after I have finished working with a bride. I love getting to know her, the groom, and their family, and sometimes I get attached. I can’t help myself (one of my best friends is a former bride)! The good thing is that this time I will be shooting Kristi’s sister’s wedding in September, and I don’t have to say goodbye to the family just yet, and that makes for one happy photographer!



May 16, 2014 - 11:20 am

Shannon Barr - Beautiful bride; handsome groom; beautifully perfect wedding; great pictures!! That was a fun night!! :-)

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