Southern Styled Shoot

Oh how I love this shoot–  It’s just full of Southern goodness. I remember when Jennifer text me, it feels like it was just yesterday. We had a blast pulling this shoot together.  These photos were actually shot back in December. YES! December, you might think its freezing outside, but remember…we are in Alabama. It could be 100 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next. Mother Nature is so wishy washy around here.

Styling a shoot is like the “thing to do” these days. It’s a way where you have complete control over the environment that you are shooting and make sure you get the images you have imbedded in your brain. Jennifer knew she wanted images that she could use on her new site and reflected a southern style. I think we accomplished just that.

We found a local barn that was PERFECT for what we were doing. A little burlap draping, some whiskey barrels and you’ve got the start of a true Southern Wedding.



The Groom’s attire is a PERFECT example of mixing High and Lows– His suit & Button Down came from The Gap and his Bow Tie is Ralph Lauren from Dillards.

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I envisioned something airy for the brides bouquet. We used Seeded Eucalyptus, Snap Dragons, Blue Mountain Thistle, Roses and Yellow Ranunculus to create this look.



Our beautiful Model Autumn came to the shoot rocking her cowboy boots– They totally worked with what we were doing, so we used her boots instead of the ones we borrowed from a local department store.




I guess the reason I have never worked with horses was because I have heard so many things that have gone completely wrong, but with a few phone calls we managed to pull a few strings and one of the horse trainers was kind enough to come out and spend the afternoon with us. I LOVE the way these few images turned out!


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No Southern Wedding is complete without the PERECT Favor, and we created something that any guest would be silly not to want to take home with them– Jelly Jars with homemade strawberry jam. The jars also acted as their place card at each table. The table centerpieces are always some of my favorite things. We used recycled pallets to make these wooden boxes. My grandfather was so kind enough to make them for us. I spy yellow striped straws– you know we had to have those! 😉



and finally, the getaway car! isn’t it AWESOME?!?! They car itself was enough to turn heads, but we wanted to jazz it up a bit more and add a few extra special touches. What do ya think?



Last but not least, no photo shoot is complete without a few fun behind the scenes shots! (Yes! I am spraying hairspray on the cotton! Gotta make sure it stays in place. Jennifer wanted to incorporate cotton so we put it in the Large focal arrangements on either side of the entrance.)


I seriously couldn’t have made this shoot come to life without the FANTASTIC team I had working with me.

Concept, Florals and Styling: Evan and Company | Hair: Mallory Spotsworth, ME HAIR | Make Up: Makeup by Brianna G. | Venue: The Equestrian Club at Emerald Mountain | Bridal Gown: Prattville Bridal Boutique | Grooms Attire: Gap | Bow Tie: Ralph Lauren | Photographer: Jennifer Pharr | Catering: Red’s Little School House | Assistants: Morgan Cooper, Rae Culver, Leah Johnson Film Developing: Indie Film Lab

A HUGE thats to Jennifer of Jennifer Pharr Photography for letting us be a part. Be sure and check out her new site. It’s gorgeous AND she’s and extremely talented photographer! High Five Jen!