Madalyn + Andrew

I’m so excited to share today’s engagement session with you all! Last weekend I met up with Madalyn and Andrew at Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover, AL. We opted to beat the heat and met early that Sunday morning, and the combination of glowy morning light and mossy caverns made this whole session feel like a magical woodland fairytale. Madalyn and Andrew were all about having fun together, and were full of natural giggles the entire time (I didn’t even have to pull out any of my bad jokes! :D) They brought their precious puppy along, and he enjoyed exploring the preserve and posing for a few photos along the way. I had so much fun hanging out with these two , and capturing their sweet love for one another. I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from their session!

Hannah | Class of 2019

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of projects that I can’t wait to share, and I am finally getting caught up on blogging! One of the things I have been up to is senior shoots! With Spring and graduation season right around the corner, we have been shooting senior photos left and right! I always have a blast on senior shoots, and this one was no exception.

Last weekend I met with Hannah on a cloudy afternoon in downtown Birmingham. We began our shoot at Railroad Park, and then changed outfits and made our way to Morris Avenue. These are two of my favorite spots to shoot, and every time I’m there with each new client we find and create something unique! Hannah was up for anything, from dancing and twirling in the park, to running across the street for that super fierce final shot! I had so much fun exploring the city with her and capturing her beautiful spirit. Here are some of my very favorites!

Girls Trip | Historic Downtown Charleston

This past weekend I jumped on the road with my five closest friends and headed out for a girls’ getaway in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. This was my first time in the city, and I absolutely fell in love! The colorful architecture, rich history, delicious food, and everything in between makes this city a must-see. We didn’t even scratch the surface of all there is to do there! But even so, my girl friends and I had such a wonderful time exploring, eating, laughing, and of course making time for a little downtown photoshoot! I love these ladies and loved getting to take pretty pictures of them in such a beautiful place. Here are a few of my favorites!

Downtown Christmas | Personal Photoshoot

It’s almost Christmas!! I am so so excited! I am one of those Christmas people who is obsessed with every little part of this season. My husband even jokingly calls me Mrs. Claus. :) So I have been planning on doing some Christmas themed shoots for quite a while now! When I saw these pretty lights go up near my house I knew I wanted to take advantage of them. Then, this week my brother Luke who lives 600 miles away arrived for the holidays, so I proposed the idea of this photoshoot to him! He donned his most festive outfit and joined me in Old Town Helena, along with my sister Hannah, and we all got in on the fun! I loved this shoot so much, and am obsessed with these festive photos!

Hoping you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family! I can’t wait to spend the next two weeks with mine! <3

Reagan | Class of 2019

Last night I had the pleasure of working with this beauty queen on her senior photos! I’ve had the opportunity to photograph Reagan a few times now, and she is always a natural in front of my camera, so I was so thrilled when she asked me to take her senior photos!

We were hoping to catch the last of the Fall colors and, WOW, did we luck out! The trees at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens were still absolutely beautiful and vibrant, and the LIGHT was incredible! I couldn’t have asked for better!

Thanks for a wonderful time Reagan! Best of luck with the rest of senior year!

Now enjoy a few of my favorites!

Lea + Kirk | Aldridge Gardens

Kirk and I met a few years ago when we were both in the early days of our wedding photography businesses. He hired me as his second shooter that year, and I was able to work with him several times. From our first meeting he was so chill and down-to-earth, and extremely supportive and helpful of my endeavors. So when Kirk emailed me early this year to tell me not only that he was engaged, but that he wanted me to photograph his wedding, I couldn’t have been more thrilled!

Kirk and Lea chose a Fall wedding (my absolute favorite), and their day could not have been more perfect. Bright sunshine and a cool breeze greeted me that morning as I arrived at the house to photograph the girls getting ready. Then we headed to the beautifully colorful Aldridge Gardens and began portraits with the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

When it was time for the ceremony Lea’s adorable niece stole the show walking in as the flower girl, before Lea came down the aisle with tears all around. Lea’s father preformed a heartfelt ceremony, and just like that they were husband and wife!

After a few more bridal party and family portraits, I snuck away with Lea and Kirk for some bride and groom photos right at sunset. We explored the beautiful gardens a little more, and had fun playing with sparklers before heading to their reception.

After that it was party time! La Paz and Forest Bear Bakery provided delicious food and desserts, and everyone danced the night away. We ended the beautiful evening with a picture perfect sparkler exit. It was an absolutely perfect day!

Congratulations again Kirk and Lea! Your wedding couldn’t have been better! Now, please enjoy some of my favorite moments from the day!

Chris + Mary | Aldridge Gardens

Happy Halloween! I have been so excited to share this collaborative styled shoot with you all, and today is the perfect day. This shoot was full of dark and slightly spooky vibes, while also being elegant and beautiful. When Mary asked me to join in on this shoot I jumped at the chance, and I am SO glad I was able to be a part of it! Here are the amazing people who brought it all to life:

Venue: Aldridge Gardens

Styling: Mary Fehr

Florals: RD Designs

Desserts: Lette Macarons

Makeup: Rawwbeauty Studio

Hair: Hannah Holsomback

And now I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from the shoot!

Abby

Today is not just another day. 

It's a new opportunity.

Another chance.

A new beginning.

Embrace it

We are on the cusp of a new season, my favorite season, the season of change. School is starting, soon the leaves will change color and the temperature will drop, and there's just something inspiring in the air. Fall feels like a new beginning and I love everything about it.

Abby is about to begin her senior year, a year of firsts and lasts. These photos were a way to celebrate that occasion and the season to come. A nod to the beautiful golden colors and crisp air on the horizon. Thank you Abby for helping make my vision come to life! 

The W Family | Personal Photoshoot

Happy December everyone! The past few weeks have been a flurry of mini sessions, holiday celebrations, and baby preparations for me so I haven't had a chance to blog in a while! But I didn't want to let the time get away from me without wishing you all a happy holiday season, and I thought my own personal family photos would be a fun post to wrap up this year!

This post is actually a compilation of two separate shoots. We had our original family photoshoot a few weeks ago on a very cold and blustery day, and then about a week later we had a spare afternoon and much nicer weather, so we decided to run out for just a few more photos together. This year's family photos are particularly special, because they are our last as a family of three (well, three plus a giant bump)! We are so excited to welcome our little girl in just a few weeks, but wanted to document this time with our firstborn as well. I know we will treasure these for years to come, and I hope you enjoy a few of our favorites!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from my family to yours! I can't wait to see what next year holds!

Katie + Bo | Fly Creek Farm

On a warm afternoon at the end of September, fifty of their closest family and friends gathered to witness the marriage of Katie and Bo.

From the first time I met Katie and Bo, I knew they were going to be one of the most laid-back couples I had ever worked with. Their wedding day was one of the most stress-free, genuine weddings I have ever been a part of. Even a flash rain storm didn't dampen (pun intended) the mood of the day! 

The setting was a 127-year-old farmhouse, beautifully styled with wildflowers and vintage details. The afternoon began with an intimate and heartfelt ceremony, followed by cocktail hour on the lawn while I snuck away with the couple for photos. Then guests were seated for dinner in the orchard, and dinner was served family-style on mismatched vintage china. After dinner, toasts were shared, the cake was served, and Goat Hill String band opened the dance floor! Katie and Bo spent the rest of the evening enjoying the company of their family and friends and dancing the night away.

Katie and Bo, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your day. It was truly my pleasure! Here are some of my favorite moments:

Venue and Florals: Fly Creek Farm

Wedding Planner: Events By Elaine

Caterer: Table For 2 Catering

Music: Goat Hill String Band

Makeup Artist: Fostering Beauty

Photographer: Emily Rose Photography

 

Baby F

This week I had the pleasure of meeting another newborn baby, when my friends Olivia and JD welcomed their precious daughter into the world. Baby F made an early appearance this week, and is 6 pounds of pure sweetness! Meeting her made me SO excited to meet my own baby girl in a few months, and I can't wait for these little girls to grow up together!

Congratulations Olivia and JD, and thank you for letting me meet and photograph your sweet girl! Here are a few of my favorites!

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:

Peter | Class of 2017

Sometimes the best photoshoots are the most spontaneous! From planning this shoot two days before, to changing locations at the very last minute, to racing against the looming clouds overhead, Peter's senior session was full of excitement. And I couldn't be happier with the result! I could honestly spend days and days shooting downtown, there is so much variety to discover, and Peter and I had such a fun time exploring every nook and cranny during our long stroll down 20th Street. Thank you for being up for anything Peter, I enjoyed every minute! :D

Here are a few of my favorites:

Jessica + Stephen | J&D Farms

It was a mildly chilly day in mid-November. Florals of deep burgundy and rich green perfectly complimented the late Fall foliage on the grounds of J&D Farms. Pops of gold throughout the decor matched the golden light that was pouring over the tree line. The rich hues hinted at the Winter that was just around the corner, and a red velvet cake topped with florals and bright red berries was just the right touch for this rustic yet elegant scene.

I couldn't be more thankful for the amazing team of vendors that helped make this day possible. Each provided a vital piece of the puzzle and the end result is something I am so proud to have been a part of.  

Whether you're planning a wedding or just planning how you will spend this New Year, I hope this shoot inspires you to have big dreams, run towards them full force, and create something beautiful. Happy New Year friends!

Alan + Hannah | Heritage House

Happy last days of 2016 friends! As the year draws to a close, I have had the chance to reflect back on some of my favorite moments (I will be posting a bit more on that this weekend!), and I am so excited to finally share one of my favorite weddings of the year!

Hannah and Alan's day was the picture perfect Fall wedding. I was absolutely in love with it all, from the vibrant warm colors, to the charming Heritage House venue, to the small intimate gathering of loved ones. I loved getting to know their family and friends, singing along as they danced the night away, and cheering for them as they ran through a crowd of sparklers and onto their new life as husband and wife. Hannah and Alan, thank you for allowing me to be a part of it all! Wishing you all the best in this New Year and for many years to come! Cheers!

The G Family

Today I'm sharing another favorite Fall mini session with the adorable G family. I was so excited to take their first Christmas photos as a family of three! The trees at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens were in full, incredible color and made a beautiful backdrop - they went especially nicely with this family that is two-thirds redheads! :D Here are some of my favorite moments:

Hosanna

Hi guys! I know it's been way too long since I've blogged! It's been a crazy (in a good way!) couple of months over here at Emily Rose Photography, which means I have gotten behind on blogging. But it also means I have so much beauty to share with you all in the coming weeks! :D

Fall brought in mini session season which is always so much fun! One of my first minis (when it was still quite hot!) was with my dear friend Hosanna. Not only is she the cutest thing on the planet, she is also just the sweetest girl you will ever meet. Her bubbly personality shines through these photos, and I had so much fun hanging out with her during this shoot. Here are some of my favorites! <3