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Wedding at The Grand Point Clear Published

We just absolutely love WeddingGawker, and we’re stoked that a photo Daniel Taylor Photography‘s wedding at The Grand Point Clear was published there. This is Holly and Murray’s wedding and the sunset silhouette photo on the boardwalk with the water backdrop makes us just sigh with contentment.  There seriously aren’t many wedding venues in Alabama with the style and versatility of The Grand, from a lagoon to a bay front to stunning ballroom space. Pure perfection. We want to thank M. Elizabeth Events for sending Holly and Murray our way! Check out WeddingGawker and see the live link here.

 

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Birmingham Engagement Family Photos with Pet Rabbits

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Lindey and Marcus’ engagement-style family photo session with their pet rabbits, Roger, left, and Harvey. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

One of our favorite things here at Daniel Taylor Photography is how individualistic our brides and grooms are. That’s definitely the case with Lindey and Marcus. We met these lovebirds last year when wonderful Birmingham wedding planner Anita Kanellis of AK Brides brought them to us. The couple had already had some gorgeous engagement photos made when we met them, but we knew we just had to photograph them with their two pet angora rabbits, Roger, the white rabbit, and Harvey.

We told everyone about the session for ages, and finally got our wish a few weeks ago when we visited Lindey’s family home for a photo session that was part engagement, part lifestyle and part pet session with the bunnies. When the boys needed a little break, we stole a few minutes with Lindey and Marcus for some romantic photographs on the screened-in porch.

Today, these two get married! We’re tickled as can be and we know it’s going to be lovely. And no, the rabbits aren’t going to be part of the festivities, but we’re betting there are plenty of great family photos in their future.

Congrats, Lindey and Marcus! So stoked to be part of your wedding!

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Marcus and Lindey cuddle the rabbits near the air conditioning vents, a favorite spot for the boys. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Roger, left, and Harvey with Marcus and Lindey, who are getting married today in Birmingham. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Pets always make for fun engagement photos. Daniel Taylor Photography

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The rabbits took a break so we slipped in a few engagement-style photos of Marcus and Lindey. Daniel Taylor Photography

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We love wedding, bridal and engagement photos at a private home. There’s just something special about a meaningful place. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Sepia tones give a dreamy look to engagement photos. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

 

 

 

 

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Birmingham Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Photography at Park Lane

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Allison and Alan celebrated their love with a gorgeous rehearsal dinner at Park Lane, planned by Alan’s sister, Meghan’s Cease. owner of M. Elizabeth Events.

Daniel Taylor Photography is just bursting with excitement to share Alison and Alan’s Park Lane rehearsal dinner in Mountain Brook, Ala. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, Alan is the brother of our great friend Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events. Meghan was dedicated to every fabulous detail of the wedding weekend, and it turned out beautifully!

We were so honored to be a part of this exotic affair, and Alison and Alan’s vendors did a wonderful job of making the night one to remember.  Andy Hopper of KG Designs brought the space to life with a gorgeous mix of moss, birch, lush flowers, and dramatic feather accents. Mary Jones at Park Lane took great care of us and the guests, and Kathy G & Co. catering did a divine job with the food for the evening. The company specializes in personalized menus and food options, and Alison and Alan’s dinner featured a bananas fosters flambé station. It was a hit with the guests! The gorgeous lighting was by Andy Tolar of Design Productions, LLC. Music was provided the super-talented Lamb Family violin ensemble.

One of the coolest details of the night was the custom monogram created by the talented Allison Banks. It was translated to gorgeous cocktail napkins and and a personalized wine bottle label for the couple. The monogram was also featured on the invitations’ wax seal as well as the gift tags on favors for guests. The feather motif was carried through from the tables to the invitations.

The bride’s family doesn’t drink, so guests indulged in a yummy non-alcoholic signature cocktail rimmed with orange sugar and Welch’s sparkling grape juice. We love how fun and festive signature drinks can be, with or without alcohol.

As the night was wrapping up, guests were treated to homemade mini loaves of banana bread and peanut butter chocolate candies, which were favorite family recipes of Alan and Meghan’s grandmother. Meghan also surprised the couple and attendees with refreshing frozen yogurt from Pinkberry.

We were so thrilled to be a part of this dinner and can’t wait for the wedding! Take a look at their stunning Mountain Brook engagement photos!

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Allison and Alan held their rehearsal dinner at the fabulous Park Lane in Mountain Brook, Ala. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The attractive couple at their Park Lane rehearsal dinner. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Alan and Allison’s rehearsal dinner invitation featured a custom-created seal with their initials intertwined. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Park Lane was looked gorgeous, thanks to the planning of our friend and the groom’s sister, Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events, and KG Designs. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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An elegant sign from Alan and Allison thanking their guests for coming. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Guests were treated to homemade mini loaves of banana bread from a favorite family recipe of Alan’s grandmother’s. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The beautiful custom monogram was created by Allison Banks, and featured throughout the night. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Andy Tolar from Design Productions, LLC provided the lighting for the night. It made for dreamy photographs, Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Loved the details at this dinner! The couple’s elegant place cards. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Park Lane, one of our favorite venues, looked perfect for the event. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Lush flowers by KG Designs and the couple’s engagement photo decorated the bar. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The amazing table decor by KG Designs at Alan and Allison’s rehearsal dinner at Park Lane in Mountain Brook, AL. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The dinner menu featured the couple’s custom monogram and elegant feathers. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The Lamb Family violin ensemble. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple chose a signature non-alcoholic cocktail rimmed with festive orange sugar. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Bride-to-be Allison, is flanked by her future sister-in-law and planner, Meghan Cease and floral designer Andy Hopper of KG Designs. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A beautiful bottle of Cabernet that featured the couple’s custom monogram by Allison Banks on its label. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography at Park Lane in Mountain Brook, AL.

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The awesome custom wine label by Allison Banks at Alan and Allison’s rehearsal dinner. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Flower centerpieces by KG Designs  filled with pink, orange and green blooms decorated the tables at the Park Lane rehearsal dinner. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The moss and burlap table numbers went well with the theme of the evening. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Andy Hopper of KG Designs chose bright orange and yellow blooms with lush feathers for the centerpieces at the exotic event. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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We loved the different details of the event, like this table centerpiece. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Absolutely stunning lanterns the lit the way as guests arrived. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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As always, the food from Kathy G & Co. catering was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Alan and Allison’s custom monogram on the cocktail napkins by Allison Banks. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple was ecstatic to be sharing a fun evening with family and friends. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple’s friends and family were thoroughly enjoying the night. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The nights guests of honor, Allison and Alan. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The bride’s elated parents. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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An emotional moment for Allison’s mother during the rehearsal dinner slideshow. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Alan’s beautiful mother at the couple’s rehearsal dinner. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The couple laugh and cry at speeches from family and friends at their Park Lane rehearsal dinner. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A tender moment for the bride-to-be as she listens to speeches by loved ones. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Even planner Meghan Cease surprised everyone with tasty Pinkberry frozen yogurt at the end of the night. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The stunning couple with the groom’s parents. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Park Lane was the absolute perfect venue for the amazing night! Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Alys Beach Wedding 1st Anniversary Flashback

 

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Emily and Blane pose for a pre-wedding portrait at the pool at Alys Beach, Fla., by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

We just can’t believe it’s been a year since Daniel Taylor Photography traveled to Alys Beach, Fla., for the destination wedding of Emily and Blane. These Auburn graduates are now running a family business, Helena Hometown Pharmacy, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for them. A big thanks to M. Elizabeth Events for recommending us, and to the terrific Birmingham wedding vendor team who made the day so memorable. You might not realize it from the photos, but this Alys Beach wedding scene was saturated in an all-day storm. The Kathy G & Co. team of Kathy and Andy were able to set up the ceremony site on the beach just long enough for a short photo session before the event was moved to The Fonville Press for the actual wedding ceremony and reception.

Emily and Blane, we wish for you a second year of marriage that is blissful and magical, beyond your wildest dreams. Thank you for letting us capture your special day!

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We loved photographing Emily and Blane’s destination wedding at Alys Beach, Fla. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography with M. Elizabeth Events. Bouquet by KG Designs.

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The green and white hydrangea wedding kissing balls with pink ribbons were gorgeous on  Alys Beach, FL by Daniel Taylor Photography. Florals by KG Designs.

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The ring bearer wore a khaki suit and pink boutonniere for Emily and Blane’s destination wedding at Alys Beach, FL by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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The wedding couple walks toward the sparkling ocean at Alys Beach, Fla. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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A wedding kiss on the boardwalk at Alys Beach, FL. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Perfect pink sandals and brown loafer driving mocs were perfect for the destination wedding at Alys Beach, FL by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Emily and her bridesmaids, wearing light blue Thai cotton dresses, on Alys Beach in Florida. Wedding photography by Daniel Taylor Photography. Florals by KG Designs.

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Emily and Blane’s pre-wedding first look at Alys Beach, FL, by Daniel Taylor Photography. Bouquet by Andy Hopper of KG Designs.

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The wedding reception at Fonville Press in Alys Beach, FL, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Chilled champagne with pink and white ribbons for the wedding reception at Fonville Press in Alys Beach, FL, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Wedding cupcakes by Dreamcakes Bakery at Fonville Press in Alys Beach, FL, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Wedding cupcakes at Fonville Press in Alys Beach, FL, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Adorable personalized wedding cake forks at Fonville Press in Alys Beach, FL, by Daniel Taylor Photography.

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Emily and Blane exit their gorgeous Alys Beach wedding reception under a shower of sparklers at Fonville Press. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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