Presenting my best of 2019 wedding photography!
This year I was blown away and honoured to photograph weddings for 16 amazing couples. Each day was unique and a perfect depiction of their personalities. We had tons of fun at engagement sessions, meaningful locations and had a number of hilarious moments that will stay secret! Thank you to each and every couple that entrusted me with capturing the beginning of your many days together. I love you guys!!
Wintry sunshine is the best kind for photography! I love how piercing the light is, and how it only enhanced the radiance coming from Marisa + Chase! I had the honour of photographing their Park Crest Events wedding and their engagement session!
They got married on a chilly February day, but their love was enough to keep everyone warm. It was a day filled with special details passed down generations and the most magical light. We had the best photo + video team, and it felt like photographing family. See Julie’s bridal portraits here!
Alex’s family owns Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe, so you bet there were sweet treats at the wedding day! The Barn at Shady Lane was a gracious host for this family wedding. You could feel the love all day as these two wed!
The Fabulous Vendor Team: Planner: La Belle Vie | Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane | Florist: Lillie Janes | Dress: Bellas Bridal and Formal | Cake: K&J’s Elegant Pastries | HMU: RAWW Beauty Studio | Ice Cream: Bluff Park Ice Cream Shop | Setup: On Site Productions | Catering: D’Armond Catering
All throughout their engagement, Mary kept saying “people are greater than things.” I will never forget that nugget of wisdom from this precious bride, and it was so true of their peaceful wedding day! Joy is their trademark, which made this wedding a blast!
Vendor Team: Venue: Briarwood Presbyterian Church | Coordinator: Cindy Carradine | Florist: Cindy Vitrano | Dress: Diane’s Formal Affair | HMU: Frivolous Talents | Cake: Taylor Tylicki | Catering: Candy’s Fantasy Weddings
My lovely bride Meaghan was perfectly content all day… not fussed with faking moments but leaning into the day, embracing its every detail and hugging everyone she talked with. She was a true beauty with a laugh that you couldn’t ignore. Ross was equally calm and cracked a joke with every person with whom he interacted. I specifically remember being doubled over laughing with the two of them. It is a sweet memory of this great day!
Vendor Team: Venue: Red Gates at Kelly Creek | Coordinator: Desa Osborn | Catering: Happy Catering Company | DJ: Feel the Beat Entertainment | Florist: Pelham Flowers by Desiree | Dress: Davids Bridal | H&MU: Unfading Beauty | Cake: Cakes by Audrey | Paper Goods: Annabelle’s
Wow… where to begin?! Stephanie incorporated so many creative, colourful and artistic elements to their day! Although it rained a bit, it didn’t dampen the mood one bit. Stephanie and her maid of honour choreographed a dance; they brought out glowsticks and bubbles and had fun fruit everywhere!
Vendor Team: Planning: Amanda Baker | Venue: Aldridge Gardens | Florist: Vera Flora Design | Catering: Kathy G | DJ: DJ Mason | H&MU: Lindsey at Glow Out | Dress: Bellas | Invites: Abby Kirk | Cake: Pen and Pastry | Videographer: Ben Wedlund
Too many words for this one, so click here! Kels is one of my best friends, and I had the privilege of photographing TJ’s proposal, their engagement session and yep, being a bridesmaid + primary photographer on their wedding day!
Vendor Team: Venue: Hoover Country Club | Coordinator: Rachael Milner | Dress: Bustle | Florist: Susan Milner | Videographer: Down In Front Productions | Band: Crystal Clear | Cake: Bec’s Cakes | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus | Suits: The Groomsman Suit | Hair: Bethany Hooker | Makeup Artist: Emmy Hunt Makeup | Catering + Dessert: Hoover Country Club
Photographing Rusty + Michelle’s marriage was epic. They had finished building their new house a few weeks before, and they said their vows in that very living room. Beaming with excitement, these two were like teenagers in love! They incorporated her Louisiana roots with a second line and left in a classic car. What a day! Their engagement session was also seriously cute… go check it out!
Vendor Team: Venue: Rusty + Michelle’s Home | Planner: Seamless Weddings | Cake: Edgar’s | Dress: Dessy | DJ: DJ Big Sweatt | Videographer: Kailey Rich | Rings: Anthony & Co. Jewelers | H&MU: Lindsey Nguyen | Florist: Lillie Jane | Catering: Iz Catering
I drove up to Huntsville on a Sunday afternoon to photograph portraits and a reception for these cuties who got married in Hawaii! I loved getting to know Dean and Susan while helping her put on final makeup touches and walking through Big Spring Park with them.
“Look what God has done!” was the resounding theme of the Swope’s wedding. I am #100percentswope forever and always! I love these two and am grateful to have gained them as friends throughout this process… getting coffee, going on walks, photographing their engagement… all of it was a treat!
Vendor Team: Coordinating: @threefoldevents | Dress: @bridalblisshomewood | Florist: @stems_and_styles | Ceremony Venue: @rccbirmingham | Reception Venue: @bridgestreet_venue | Cake: Pastry by Design | Bridesmaids: @davidsbridal | Suits: @kennethcole | Invitation: Pen to Paperie | H&MU: @frivoloustalents | Catering: @yellow_bicycle_catering_co | @engagedweddinglibrary
They said vows and I do’s and slipped on sacred rings. Then the party started! Phone camera flashes lit up the night sky. Glasses clinked during toasts. Sparkler showers surrounded the couple. And the party was hopping! It was such a joy photographing the bumpin’ dance floor as these two celebrated their new marriage.
Vendor Team: Venue: Little Gardens | Coordinator: Channing Kirkman | Florist: A Divine Event | Catering: A Divine Event | DJ: Amp’d Entertainment | Dress: Bridal Bliss | H&MU: Tanner Blake Salon | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Groomsman Attire: Men’s Warehouse
The Allains became my instant friends. They came to Birmingham a few times throughout their engagement, and we met up a few times for a dinner and coffee. I love how easygoing they are, and how much they love spending time together! Their wedding was one of my favourite days, and their engagement session was equally epic!
I met Tucker for the first time on wedding day (unusual for me), but felt like I was his friend right away. But that’s just the thing… it’s a perfect description of Cam and Tucker. They’re personable, kind, thoughtful and let you in to whatever they’re doing. I love that about them, and God will surely use it to build His kingdom!
Vendor Team: Venue: @fbcbham | Reception Venue: @vestaviacountryclub | Cake: @magicmuffiins | Dress: @bellasbridal | H&MU: @hollycaffeecraft | Florist: @susanmilnerdesign | Band: @justafewcatsband | Ring: @considerthewldflwrs
Goodness gracious, this party was LIT (do I actually know what that means? You guess). The bridal party cracked me up from start to finish, and Walker splitting his pants on the dance floor was the perfect summation of the day! I love these two!
If anyone is happier than Emily was on her wedding day, I think they would internally combust! The joy was palpable as these world travelers got married on top of a hill in Vestavia. I was so happy to capture this short ceremony and stunning portraits for the newlyweds!
As a bridesmaid and lead photographer for my best friend’s wedding, I shed many quiet tears on November 10. I got to watch from the outskirts and also be right in the thick of things. I photographed them reading letters from each other, prayed with bridesmaids before walking down the aisle, held her dress and bouquet while we trudged through leaves and quietly documented their precious first look. This day was one of the greatest honours of my life!
Vendor Team: Coordinator: Rachael Milner | Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane | Hair: Lynze Bandy | Makeup: Emmy Hunt Makeup | Florist: Cindy Vetrano | Videographer: Four 10 Films | Dress: Bustle | DJ: On Site Productions | Catering: Happy Catering | Cake: Taylor Tylicki | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Groom Attire: Jos. A Bank
We surely went out with a bang for the Tarpley’s wedding! They’re goofy yet gentle, kind yet confident, bold yet thoughtful. I love these two and am so thankful for their marriage being a picture of Christ and the church! By the way… don’t miss their engagement session. It rocked.
Vendor Team: Ceremony Venue: Third Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Bridge Street Gallery & Loft | Coordinator: Rachel Weeks | Catering: Little Donkey | Dress: Bella’s Bridal | Florist: Lillie Jane | Hair: Merrell Hubbard | Makeup: Emmy Hunt
WHAT AN AMAZING YEAR!!!!!! Thank you so very much for supporting Eleanor Stenner Photography this year! It’s been a blast and an honour to work with kind, thoughtful, Jesus-loving couples and I cannot wait for 2020!