Stacy + Ryan

Well Hellol! It’s been a while, huh? We have been going, going, going with no time to breath. I am currently sitting on the beach catching up on some blogging, emails and upcoming wedding plans. I know, I’m suppose to be on vacation but I can’t help it. It’s a good thing I LOVE what I do, right?

I wanted to share one of my FAVORITE weddings of this year so far. We pulled together this coral- peachy dream for Stacy this past March.  I remember my first meeting with Stacy, it was pre Evan and Company office days at Ole’ Starbucks. From that moment I knew it was gonna be a great one. Her and her sister were two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. After months and months of planning, lots of phone calls, texts messages and a few tear that special day finally arrived. We loaded up and headed to Selma, Alabama. Below are a few of our Fave shots from their big day.

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Thanks again Stacy and Ryan for allowing us to be a part of your special day. It was a pleasure. Let’s plan a first birthday soon! 😉

Venue– Shiloh Baptist Church Sardis, Al  and Sturdivant Hall Selma, AL  | Photography Kim Box  |  Entertainment – Coconut Cowboys  |  Bridal Shops – Alfred Angelo and Men’s Warehouse  | Cakes & Dessert – Joyce Riley Catering  /  Catering – Joyce Riley Catering  |  Floral & Event Design – Evan and Company  /  Hair: Arsella Tellier with Shear Talent | Makeup: Cortney Jones with Indulgence Salon  | Planner – Evan Cooper  /  Rings – Marquirette’s  |  Lettering & Paper – Poppy Pedals

 

Andy + Peyton

It’s been almost a year since Andy and Peyton said I do, but I couldn’t be happier to share these now. I met Peyton while she was working with RSVP MONTGOMERY MAGAZINE. We always had so much fun styling shoots and planning events, So when  she asked me to be a part of her wedding I knew it would be just as much fun. After months and months of planning and 2 other weddings in the same weekend,  their Special Day Finally arrived and it couldn’t have been more perfect!

How classic is this photo of her Mom zipping her dress? They’ll cherish this for years to come.

2014-01-21_0017 2014-01-21_0015 I just love this photo all of Peyton’s bridesmaids in their matching robes. Gotta grab that photo for Instagram! 😉 2014-01-21_0007 That blue, couldn’t have been a better choice. So pretty with that all the white flowers.  2014-01-21_0001 We’re gonna pause for a moment of silence. Look at this beauty?? Hello!! 2014-01-21_0002 2014-01-21_0003 2014-01-21_0011 2014-01-21_0010 Now, this ceremony arch is one of my favorites. Look at those callas.  2014-01-21_0008 I think this is one of the sweetest pictures I’ve ever seen. That moment between a father and his daughter is priceless. 2014-01-21_0013 After the ceremony, we headed over to Surdivent Hall for one heck of a party!  2014-01-21_0005 2014-01-21_0009 I Love showing my Bride and Groom their reception space before everyone arrives. They get to see all the hard work and planning finally put together.  2014-01-21_0006 2014-01-21_0012 Tons and Tons of details. We used Peyton and Andy’s wedding Logo EVERYWHERE. How Fantastic is that Ice Sculpture?  2014-01-21_0004   2014-01-21_0019

Thanks again Peyton and Andy for letting us be a part of your special day. It was truly a blessing. I can’t wait t see where life takes you and that cute little pooch Fitz. Love You Guys!

Venue: Sturdivent Hall | Hair & Makeup: Lush Makeup Art | Dress: Bella’s Bridal | Groom Attire: Vera Wang for Mens Warehouse | Photography: Josh Moates of Kim Box Photography  | Event & Floral Design:Evan and Company Reception Music: The Park Band | Catering: Pat Labbey | Brides Cake: Loren Morrow | | Rentals: American Tent and Rental 

Amanda + TJ

Amanda and Tj’s wedding couldn’t have been more perfect– I met Amanda several years back through a couple of different district church events, it’s been nothing but good times since. She is a graphic designer who has worked on TONS of projects for me. Her  skills certainly came in handy while planning her wedding.  She was all about the details and it truly showed throughout the wedding, From the Wreath Banners, programs and even the boutonnieres the guys wore, she was one busy little papering designer. Below are a couple of my FAVORITE shots from her big day that photographer Nick Drollette captured.  View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/claybrook Her bridesmaids wore different shades of her wedding colors. She wanted to keep everything in the primary family. Side Note: She wanted Fever Few Bridesmaids bouquets but it was out of season. So we used monte casino that had a very similar look. It wasn’t my first choice but Amanda was happy with it and that’s all that matters, right??

View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/claybrook Her bouquet might be one of our FAVORITES. Purple Hydrangeas, Billy Balls, Italian Pitt, Veronica, Yellow Garden Roses.. I mean who wouldn’t love it! She wanted something very airy and “handpicked”. I think we accomplished that. View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/claybrook YES! Those boutonnieres are paper. Amanda made each groomsmen, pastor, and father a paper flower bout. It was perfect and toally Amanda. View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/claybrook

 

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View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/claybrook Ok! Can we talk about this invitation suite… It’s AMAZING! She knocked it out of the park! How cute are those self portraits?!?!

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View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/claybrook Dying over these cakes. A 16 year made them. Incredible,right?!? The Banners, Paper Flowers, The Lettering all done by the bride!

View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/claybrook I try to make it a conscience effort to take a photo with each of my brides sometime through out the day! Thankfully Nick was there to capture a “real” photo. I am so thrilled I was able to help Amanda’s dream wedding a reality! She’s always such a joy to work with, and to see her work on her own wedding was so special!

View More: http://nickdrollette.pass.us/claybrook Oh yeah, be sure to click over to Amanda’s etsy shop! Tons of FUN things for the holidays! Her shop button over there to the right– “Stone and Feather Paper Goods”.

Vendor Spotlight: Nick Drollette Photography

I’m almost positive that you guys are well aware that everyone is a photographer these days. Ok! Not everyone, but it seems like it, right? Let me introduce you to the real deal, Nick Drollette. He’s a photographer from Montgomery Alabama that is taking the wedding industry by storm.

I met Mr. Drollette about 4 years via Facebook. I know, it’s kind of creepy, but it was all him, I PROMISE! Nick thought I was an old bearded photographer who could help him further his career. Long story short, through that silly Facebook friend request We’ve become the best of  friends (He even asked me to be a groomsmen in his wedding). Nick is honestly one of the most talented guys I know. When he puts his mind to something, he does it and KILLS IT. He’s passionate about what he does and it comes across in every photo. I’m beyond honored to get to work with NDP on a regular basis with Weddings, Events and editorials but even more import I am honored to call him and his wife friends.

With that being said, I bring you another installment of  (insert drum roll sound effect) evangcooper.com’s  Vendor Spotlight. Below I had Nick send over some of his favorite images and answer a few questions to give the blogging world a chance to get to know him a little better..

EGC: What Inspires you as a photographer?

Everything. I’m inspired by what is around me. I think there is so much that we take for granted everyday. When you shoot it is about capturing that one moment in time because it will never be the same. Seeing so many photographers out there challenge me to get better. If I am not looking at other peoples work or looking for things to learn  or ways to better my skill I end up sitting in a slump. Photographers have to be inspired and learn from each other to become better. It’s  a never ending process.  There’s always something to learn, it’s impossible to know it all. I think that’s what I like the most.

 

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EGC: How does someone become a Photographer?

Hmm…Take photos of EVERYTHING! It doesn’t matter what camera you use just take pictures. You will grow if you start to dig deeper into learning the technical side of photography. Anyone can teach the technical side. It’s learning the creative side that is the hardest.

EGC: One of today’s main discussion points amongst photographers is the use of digital vs film photography; what do you prefer? 

I love the convenience of digital, You can instantly see what you have taken. I think learning on digital was a wiser choice than  film.  Shooting film makes you slow down and makes you a better photographer. It makes you think about every shot. Most of my favorite pictures I come across on the web are film. Why would I work so hard to edit a digital photo and try to make it look like film when I can just shoot film. To me film has a romantic look . Now there are some downsides to film. Obviously you can’t see it right away and most importantly you have to be willing to trust your lab and leave it in their hands. For me, I shoot anything I can. If you like to shoot disposable cameras. Then shoot disposable cameras. It’s not the gear that makes you a great photographer it is the technique and eye.  2013-11-09_0004 2013-11-09_0001

 

EGC: Where would you see yourself with your company in 5 years? 

I’m honestly not sure. I enjoy going with the flow. Like every other entrepreneur I want my business to grow. I want to be able to travel and see many different things.

EGC: What are your favorite type of projects to work on? 

I really enjoy documentary and travel photography. I have been on several trips with my church and would love to be able to travel and shoot around the world full time

EGC: Is there any special techniques or gear that you like using?

I enjoy working on my Mac. They’re a musty have for photographers 🙂 For Digital I shoot with a 5D MK II and a Hasselblad H1 for my film work. I only shoot Kodak film.

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Hopefully you know a little more about Nick Drollette and his company, Nick Drollette Photography. Hey! And how you have someone for all your photo needs.Remember, NDP doesn’t shoot just weddings– His lifestyle and commercial photography is pretty incredible. Thanks for reading! Until next time…