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Wedding Industry Vendors Choose Daniel Taylor Photography

 

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Allison and Alan held their rehearsal dinner at Park Lane, planned by Alan's sister, Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

As Daniel Taylor Photography  has grown through this industry, we’ve been extremely fortunate to meet and become friends with lots of wedding vendors. These people are serious masters of their crafts. Working with them has taught us about perfecting your business and caring for your clients, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan.

We take great pride in the fact that many of these vendors have taken notice of our own talent and work ethic. When we commit to a wedding, it’s extremely important to us to get to know the couple, so we can personalize sessions to their personalities, and suggest a few vendors we think may be right for them. Lots of times, on our first meetings, brides will ask, “What makes you different from other photographers?” Such a great question! There are many things that help us stand out from the crowd, but one that we’re particularly proud of is that wedding industry vendors choose our work for their own business ads, personal photo sessions, and professional photo sessions. Wedding experts feel that our work captures the unique essence of the time and effort they put in to make someone’s day special. To us, there is no greater compliment.

We want to say thank you to those skilled vendors who admire our work and have shared it with others. It’s an absolute honor to play in the same league as these top-notch professionals: M. Elizabeth EventsAnita Kanellis of AK Brides, Karrie York of Rosewood Hall, Paul and Courtney Bryant of Kinora Films,  Rosewood in Pinson,  Mandy Majerik of HotHouse Design Studio, Main Street Productions, and the Wynfrey Hotel.

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A dreamy black and white engagement photo of Alan and Allison on the swinging bridge at Swan Lake in Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events is a dear friend of ours and one of the best in the business. We are always amazed by the beautiful job she does for her clients, and impressed by the work and dedication she puts in to make each event unique. We were super pumped when Meghan chose us for her brother, Alan,  and new sister-in-law, Allison’s wedding. They are such a gorgeous, fun family, and we loved working with them. We held Alan and Allison’s rustic engagement session at lovely Swann Lake in Mountain Brook, and took Allison’s bridal portraits at the Cease family home in Shoal Creek. It couldn’t have been a better location. The intricate spiral staircase, European-inspired courtyard, and elegant interiors made for perfect portraits.

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Meghan Cease's sister-in-law Allison looked elegant and gorgeous at her bridal session in Shoal Creek. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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M. Elizabeth Events wows us every time with the work they do for their clients and we're honored Meghan chose a Lake Martin wedding we photographed for her clients to feature on her Facebook page . Cover photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

Anita Kanellis of AK Brides is one of the nicest, most laid-back (not a term you hear every day for a planner!) wedding planners in Birmingham. We were thrilled when Anita trusted us to take her new head shots, especially when we found out she hates having photos taken of herself. We really wanted her to love not only her pictures, but also the experience. Guess what? We were two for two! Check out all of her gorgeous head shots here.

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Wedding planner Anita Kanellis of AK Brides. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Italian beauty and wedding planner Anita Kanellis of AK Brides. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Anita Kanellis of AK Brides is one of Birmingham's best wedding planners. Photos by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

Rosewood Hall at SoHo in Homewood, Ala. is an outstanding venue with an amazing events director, Karrie York, whom we admire so much. Downtown Homewood is an uber chic area and Rosewood Hall always gets a 10 in our book for great service. The ultra cool Aloft Hotel is right across the street, which is a great convenience for guests. Karrie is fantastic when it comes to keeping events running smoothly. We were beyond thrilled when Karrie York of Rosewood Hall featured DTP in her lovely Perfect Wedding Guide magazine ad. It gets us every time that these outstanding vendors choose us over other talented photographers.

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The beautiful Karrie York of Rosewood Hall is an expert at keeping things running. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Rosewood Hall's Karrie York chose DTP for an ad in Perfect Wedding Guide magazine. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Rosewood Hall wedding venue features Daniel Taylor Photography in its Perfect Wedding Guide magazine ad.

 

Daniel Taylor Photography appeared with Mandy Majerik of HotHouse Design Studio on national floral design blog, Flower Factor at AboutFlowersBlog.com, thanks to Mandy herself. Mandy penned the article about composite bouquets, while we captured her lovely work. Read more about Mandy Majerik and her amazing designs from an article our own Kelli Taylor wrote that was featured in the April issue of B-Metro magazine. Her gorgeous floral designs pop up at many of our weddings and always bring a beautiful dose of color and texture to the day.

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Mandy Majerik of HotHouse Design studio created this gorgeous green composite wedding bouquet. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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We're always so impressed with Mandy Majerik's flower skills. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

Paul and Courtney Bryant of Kinora Films are some seriously talented filmmakers. We’ve seen weddings they’ve shot of couples we don’t even know, and Kelli is always bawling by the end. We know from experience that they can truly capture the emotion and excitement of a wedding day, so you can imagine our own warm feelings when they chose a photograph an anniversary session  to feature on their web site. We took them to the quaint town of Mt Laurel and had a great time with these two self-proclaimed goofballs.

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Courtney and Paul hold hands during their anniversary photo session at Mt Laurel, Ala.. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Fun-loving filmmakers, Courtney and Paul at their anniversary session. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Courtney and Paul create stunning, memorable videos for all their clients. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

Rosewood Mansion in Pinson, Ala. is one of our favorite wedding venues. It has the ultimate southern charm and perfect scenery for outdoor ceremonies. The venue features everything from a rustic barn to beautiful, grand interiors, which is great for brides who want to add a little rustic vibe to their day. We were so honored when owner Renee Mikell chose one of our images to use in a full-page ad in the winter 2011 issue of Alabama Weddings magazine. AW is the go-to guide for Alabama brides so we couldn’t have been happier!

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The original photo of Rosewood Mansion in Pinson, Ala. that was used in a full-page ad in Alabama Weddings magazine. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Our photo was used in an ad for Rosewood in Pinson in Alabama Weddings magazine.

 

Main Street Productions wedding video services chose one of DTP’s photos to use in their “Who We Are” section on their website. The husband-and-wife team of John and Angela Deaver are such a fun, relaxed duo. They have a connection with their brides that I’ve never seen, and we’re so proud to call them friends.  Oftentimes, video is one of the last vendors hired for a wedding, but Main Street is one of the only companies we know that is snatched up at the beginning of the planning process. The amazing, emotion-filled videos they produce not only show how talented they are, but also that they are willing to always put their clients first.

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John and Angela Deaver of Main Street Productions. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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We are huge fans of Main Street Productions' work.

 

DTP loves all types of weddings, but we tend to squeal with excitement when we get to photograph an Indian or Pakistani ceremony. The gorgeous colors, interesting customs, and lively celebration are just so fun! And of course, make for amazing photos. The Wynfrey Hotel in Riverchase, Ala. is our go-to suggestion for Indian, Pakistani, and Hindu couples. The venue meticulously caters to the couples’ every need with awesome service, and the gorgeous ballroom is great to accommodate lots of guests. They are currently undergoing renovations and we know it will be just as spectacular. We were tickled when The Wynfrey Hotel chose two of our photos for an ad in Southern Bride magazine! We also want to give a much deserved shout out to Heather Dill of the Wynfrey for all her hard work. We had the pleasure of photographing family portraits of her, her daughter Katherine, and husband Steve earlier this month.

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The Wynfrey Hotel chose two of Daniel Taylor Photography wedding photos (the pink ones) for their ad in Southern Bride magazine.

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The talented Heather Dill of The Wynfrey Hotel shows daughter Katherine flowers at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens during a family lifestyle session they entrusted to Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Birmingham, AL Wedding Photo After-Session: Maryam & Farhan

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Farhan and Maryam in a vintage Jaguar at their Birmingham, Ala. wedding after-session. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

It’s always exciting for Daniel Taylor Photography when couples ask us to photograph a wedding after-session with them. We love that these photos complete their wedding journey. It’s so cool that they want to document the whole process, from engagement, to the ceremony and reception, to after the festivities are over.

Maryam and Farhan held an absolutely stunning four-day Pakistani wedding, including a Mehndi party, earlier this year. We can’t begin to tell you what an awesome experience that was! The newlyweds scheduled their after-session a few months after their wedding, as a fun couple’s session. We started at Sibyl Temple in Vestavia Hills, Ala. which overlooks Birmingham. Can you say incredible views? Afterward, we headed to The Summit, where the always fabulous Diana Kennedy of Coats Classic Cars met us with a white vintage Jaguar outside of Saks. It was quite a sight, y’all. Needless to say, Maryam and Farhan’s photos turned out beautifully. We really loved working with this gorgeous couple.

Congrats again to Maryam and Farhan! Thanks for letting us document your journey!

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The newlyweds cuddle at Sibyl  Temple in Vestavia Hills, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple shares a laugh at Sibyl Temple in Vestavia Hills, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Sibyl Temple offers gorgeous views of Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The stunning couple in a vintage white Jaguar from Coats Classic Cars. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Doesn’t she look gorgeous? Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Maryam and Farhan at their Birmingham, Ala. wedding after-session. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The newlyweds looked glamorous against the vintage Jaguar. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Farhan kisses Maryam’s forehead in front of the stunning Jaguar. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A timeless photo of the couple. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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These two were such a pleasure to work with. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Amazing detail inside the vintage Jaguar. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The vintage, white Jaguar from Coats Classic Cars. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Published: Daniel Taylor Photography on WedLuxe Wedding Blog

We’re unbelievably proud to announce that Daniel Taylor Photography has been featured on another fabulous wedding blog! Summer and Chris’ luxurious affair appeared on the WedLuxe wedding blog earlier this year in May. The feeling of accomplishment when we see our work on a national website is overwhelming every time!

Summer and Chris held an absolutely stunning wedding at Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church and an over-the-top reception at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, Ala. Our wonderful friend and talented wedding planner, Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events coordinated the event when we sent Summer her way. Summer and Meghan share a love of glamour, and the day was overflowing with it!

Colorful, fresh blooms from Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market decorated the church and reception area, and guests were treated to tasty wedding cake by Evelyn Criswell. Wedding band II Da Maxx kept the bride and groom moving all night, while incredible Holloway Productions caught the whole thing.

We loved being a part of this sophisticated wedding! Check out Summer and Chris’ playful engagement session in downtown Birmingham, Ala.

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Published: Daniel Taylor NYC Engagement on Weddinggawker.com

Daniel Taylor Photography is so thrilled to be featured on Weddinggawker once again! We appreciate this fantastic wedding photo site so much; it’s a must-visit for any bride looking for gorgeous inspiration. Our destination engagement photo session in the beautiful NYC was chosen and highlighted, and we couldn’t be prouder. With all of the lights and charm of New York City, this was a stunning backdrop for this destination engagement session of New Yorkers S.T. and T.Z. Check out the rest of this stylish couple’s engagement session in NYC.Daniel Taylor Photography

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Birmingham Wedding Reception at Vestavia Country Club

 

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Allison and Alan sneak in one more kiss as friends and family surround them in confetti during their wedding reception departure from one of our favorite venues, the Vestavia Country Club.

 

Daniel Taylor Photography is tickled to showcase the finale to the beautiful wedding of Allison and Alan’s classic Southern wedding was carried on to the Vestavia Country Club in Vestavia, Alabama.

Everyone, including us, was  awe-struck at how elegant and gorgeous the reception was. And the team at VCC always ensures delicious food, wonderful hospitality and an incredible wedding event.

We worked with Alan and Allison from the very beginning with their engagement photo session. We were so thrilled to be able to capture their entire wedding day.

We’d like to give a HUGE thank you to M. Elizabeth Events and owner Meghan Cease for recommending us to her brother and sister-in-law. Every detail of this wedding reception was perfect. We worked alongside some of our favorite vendors that including VCC, which also provided delectable food, Barb Sullivan of barbscakes.com for the gorgeous and absolutely incredible cakes, our dear friends at Holloway Video Productions, the always-impeccable James Meredith of Birmingham Bridal Carriages, who brought in the lovely Helen, and simply dreamy florals by Kathy Miller.

Congratulations once again Alan and Allison, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.

Be sure to check out Allison and Alan’s Swann Lake Stables engagement photo session, Park Lane wedding dinner rehearsal, and their Samford University Reid Chapel wedding ceremony, too, as well as Allison’s jaw-dropping Shoal Creek bridal portrait session.

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The entrance to the lovely Vestavia Country Club.

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The Vestavia Country Club is filled with treasures like this crystal chandelier.

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The Vestavia Country Club in Birmingham was a great venue for this classic, elegant wedding reception.

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The breathtaking ballroom moments before the wedding reception at Vestavia Country Club.

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The floral center pieces from Kathy Miller were dramatic floral accents.

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This six-tier cake by Barb’s Cakes was not only delicious but stunning to look at, too.

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Delectable cake pop wedding favors with custom-monogram tags. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The custom monogram was pretty detail for the wedding favor cookies.

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The custom monogram for Allison and Alan created by Allison Bans, was projected on the wall.

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The food prepared by Vestavia Country Club was incredible.

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We loved the vintage trolley the bridal party used the day of the wedding.

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The groom puts a hand on the bride’s back to guide her to the dance floor.

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The first dance at the Vestavia Country Club wedding reception.

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Alan and Allison enjoy their first wedding dance at the Vestavia Country Club

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The band entertained everyone all night long.

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A slice of wedding cake from Barb’s Cakes.

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Mini milkshakes served on sterling silver trays were part of the yummy late-night snacks. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Allison and Alan’s custom monogram perfectly tied together all of their wedding, from the invitations to the popular cake pops.

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The bride and groom take a moment to themselves amidst all the excitement of the wedding reception at Vestavia Country Club.

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The wedding reception was a fun-filled night of dancing at Vestavia Country Club.

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The fun-filled removal of the wedding garter at Vestavia Country Club.

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The hood ornament of the Rolls Royce from Birmingham Bridal Carriages. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Allison and Alan left the reception with style in Helen, this vintage car provided by Birmingham Bridal Carriages, adorned with a floral wedding wreath from Kathy Miller.
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How fun is this confetti Allison and Alan walk out to as they leave their reception at the Vestavia Country Club?

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Allison and Alan sneak in one more kiss as friends and family surround them in confetti.

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The newlyweds depart their reception at Vestavia Country Club. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The bride and groom wave goodbye from a vintage Rolls Royce getaway car from Birmingham Bridal Carriages.

 

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