Ana + Ian | Downtown Elopement

Hi friends! It has been SO long since I've updated this blog! From having a baby at the beginning of the year, to selling our house this month, 2018 has been non-stop! Updating the blog has been on the back burner, but I've kept my Instagram updated during all of my shoots this year, so be sure to follow me for real time updates @emilyrose_photography!

But enough about me! I had to come out of hiding to share these photos with you all! This month I had the pleasure of shooting Ana and Ian's downtown Birmingham elopement! There is something so romantic about a couple getting married privately, and I was so honored to be there to witness it. The morning started at the Jefferson County Courthouse, where Ana and Ian were married in a private ceremony (by the sweetest and cutest judge!), and then we met up at Caldwell Park for some portraits of the new Mr. and Mrs.! These two were so full of joy throughout the whole day and it is evident in their photos. Here are a few of my favorite moments!

Kate + Sheldon

Hi friends! It's been forever and a day since I blogged and I am so excited to finally catch up and show you guys what I've been up to this Summer!

Today I am sharing one of my favorite shoots so far this year... my sister and her fiancé's engagement session! Sheldon and Kate got engaged in May, while on a romantic trip to Sheldon's hometown in England, and since the moment he popped the question (ok let's be real, since they started dating over a year ago) I was planning and plotting what I would do for their engagement photos. I love working with family because I feel more free to try new things... like an engagement shoot in a coffee shop! We started to O'Henry's Coffee, and ended on a downtown bridge overlooking the sunset on Morris Avenue. I couldn't have asked for a nicer evening, better light, or more attractive subjects. :)

Kate and Sheldon, I am so thrilled for you guys and can't wait to stand by your side as you tie the knot in February! Now here are just a few of my favorites from the shoot:

Hannah + Alan

When Hannah reached out to me last month about her engagement photos, I was so excited to work with her and her fiancé. Hannah and I had never met, but I had heard a lot about her because she is the maid of honor in one of the weddings I'm shooting this Summer! I was especially excited when she asked me to shoot their engagement photos in Tuscaloosa, at Capitol Park and around the beautiful University of Alabama campus, where she and her fiancé, Alan, met. It is such a beautiful area, and one of my favorite places to shoot!

We met on a hot Sunday evening, and began shooting at Capitol Park. Hannah and Alan are so naturally comfortable together, and I was able to just stand back and capture their adorable interactions with barely any instruction. :) After a quick change of clothes, we headed to the President's Mansion for a few photos, and then around the quad across the street. We strolled around campus talking about how Hannah and Alan met, and their upcoming wedding in October. They danced, and laughed, and we all enjoyed the beautiful golden sunset.

Hannah and Alan, thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet and work with you guys! I wish you all the best as you plan your beautiful wedding! Now enjoy these favorites from the shoot!

Josh + Sara

Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting with Josh and Sara for their engagement photos. Since my first meeting with them in January, I knew Josh and Sara were going to be some of the sweetest, most down-to-earth people I have ever worked with. Strolling through the muddy fields on that cloudy Saturday, we talked about the house they're building, Sara's dream of grand stables for her horses, and of course their upcoming wedding. I love seeing these two interact. They seem to be fully themselves together, and it was a joy to capture that through photographs. I can't wait to shoot their wedding in May, and witness them finally become husband and wife!

Now enjoy these favorite from their shoot!

Josh + Katharine

 This week I had the pleasure of meeting with Josh and Katharine to take their engagement photos. I had such a wonderful time working with these two! Josh and Katharine's joy is contagious. Their silliness together is adorable and their friendship is heartwarming. I loved hearing all about their love story, Josh's proposal (and Katharine's too!), and their dreams of a cute little house with a fenced-in backyard and a dog. :) Thank you for the wonderful time, friends! I wish you both the best as you plan your wedding in June, work towards your medical dreams, and continue to pursue each other. Now enjoy these favorites from the shoot!

Rebecca + Clay

I recently had the pleasure of working with some friends of mine on a sweetheart session! I love when couples that have been married for years can still enjoy a romantic photoshoot, and look just as in-love as they did in their wedding photos! We were blessed with miraculously beautiful weather for this time of year and the location was so fun! Rebecca and Clay were absolute naturals and I barely gave them any instructions - a photographer's dream! Thanks so much friends, it was a pleasure!