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Tuscaloosa, Ala., wedding at Battle-Friedman House: Tara + Josh

Tara and Josh had a beautiful sunset wedding at the historic Battle-Friedman House in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It was a pleasure for Daniel Taylor Photography to photograph. Choosing a beautiful location with plenty of light and lovely natural surroundings really elevates wedding photos to the next level. Battle-Friedman offers a ton of different looking photo ops all within a few steps. Tara, Tara’s dad and Josh added special touches by hanging lights and lantern in the trees. A little extra thought on lighting can result in wow wedding photos like these gorgeous images.

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Josh and Tara’s wedding reception, Battle-Friedman House in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Battle-Friedman wedding

Tara in the front parlor of the Battle-Friedman House, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photgography

Battle-Friedman wedding

Tara and Josh’s Battle-Friedman House wedding, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

It Takes the Cake in Northport created a gorgeous cake, a cool tier of Oreos for the groom’s cake (complete with a cooler of mini- milks) and the wonderful food. We’re so honored that owner Libby Hosmer would use several of our photos for her ad in the next Tuscaloosa Bridal Directory!

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This gorgeous, tasty little number was from It Takes the Cake in Northport. Battle-Friedman House wedding in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

One of my favorite details of the day was Tara’s gorgeous Kate Spade wedding shoes. If they were a half-size smaller, I’m afraid those shoes would have gone missing–right in my camera bag. And Tara had two of the cutest flower girls, who looked to me like they came to life from some 17th century oil masterpieces.

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White Kate Spade wedding shoes. Photo Daniel Taylor Photography

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Tara gets a few last-minute touches before her wedding to Josh at the Battle-Friedman House in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Battle-Friedman wedding

What better color for a wedding in Tuscaloosa than red bridesmaids’ dresses? Tara and Josh’s Battle-Friedman House wedding. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

Battle-Friedman wedding

The flower girl in ivory with red roses in her hair. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography.

Battle-Friedman wedding

Another adorable flower girl. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

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The outdoor wedding ceremony at the Battle-Friedman House in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Daniel Taylor Photography

Battle-Friedman wedding

The happy couple walks up the aisle after their wedding at Battle-Friedman House in Tuscaloosa. Photo by Daniel Taylor Photography

Tara and Josh, thank you so much for inviting us to be party of such a wonderful wedding! It was truly an honor.

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Farm Engagement & B&A Warehouse Wedding Reception

Note: Check out more Riverchase United Methodist wedding and B&A Warehouse reception photos here.

Choosing a meaningful place and details can make all the difference in the world in wedding and engagement photos. And they will mean a lot more to your children and grandchildren if there is a story to go along with your wedding photographs.

For Lindsay and Justin, it all started with those unforgettable sunflowers. Justin had  planted them at the family farm in Selma, Ala. He and Lindsay wanted to incorporate them into their engagement session and we couldn’t have been more tickled. The last time we saw sunflowers like that was when we photographed a wedding in southern Spain. Simply gorgeous. We also used a quilt from Lindsay’s family as another special touch. Our photo session guest star was Joboo, Justin’s beloved black lab, who sat in for a few of the engagement photographs.

Lindsay and Justin’s engagement photos, Selma, Alabama. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s engagement photos in Selma, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s engagement photos in Selma, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photogrpahy

Lindsay & Justin’s engagement photos in Selma, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s engagement photos in Selma, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s engagement photos in Selma, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s engagement photos in Selma, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Justin, Joboo and Lindsay in Selma, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s engagement photos in Selma, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Later, we had an absolute blast photographing Lindsay and Justin’s Birmingham-area wedding. The ceremony was at Riverchase United Methodist and the reception was at one of our favorite places, B and A Warehouse, where everything was gorgeous, as always. The gorgeous cake was from Angels Cake and Confections in Birmingham. These are two of the most laid-back folks we’ve had the pleasure of working with.  Meredith Brown of One Fine Day Artistry did a great job on Lindsay’s make-up, polished but still very natural. The bride, who isn’t a big fan of cosmetics, was most pleased! Groove Factor from Atlanta kept the party going for hours.

Thanks to Lindsay and Justin and your amazing families for allowing us to photograph such a wonderful wedding day. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Lindsay and Justin share a moment before the ceremony without spoiling the surprise. Riverchase United Methodist Church, Hoover, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s wedding photography, Riverchase United Methodist Church, Hoover, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s wedding photography, Birmingham, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s wedding photography, outside B and A Warehouse, Birmingham, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Riverchase United Methodist Church, Hoover, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Justin sees Lindsay. Riverchase United Methodist Church wedding, Hoover, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

A kiss in the limo, en route to the B and A Warehouse reception, Birmingham, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

The wedding reception at B and A Warehouse, Birmingham, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s reception at B and A Warehouse, Birmingham, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s reception at B and A Warehouse, Birmingham, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and her dad, B and A Warehouse reception, Birmingham, Alabama. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin’s reception at B&A Warehouse. Daniel Taylor Photography

Lindsay and Justin. Daniel Taylor Photography

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Hothouse Design Studio Expands to Wedding Event Design

Floral artist Mandy Majerik of Hothouse Design Studio has become one of our fast new wedding friends in the last few months. We met her through the Engaged Wedding Library (a free vendor resource for brides) and it’s free magazine Perfect Wedding Guide, where we are both wedding pro members.

We were absolutely thrilled when Mandy confided in us this summer that she was expanding her floral business to include event design — and she wanted us to collaborate on photographing some of her promotional marketing for Mandy Majerik The Creative, at  www.mandymajerik.com. We know Mandy best through her wedding flowers, but her range is incredible, including all kinds of events.

Mandy Majerik The Creative event design services. Daniel Taylor Photography

We had a photo session that began at Hothouse, then worked our way over to Mandy’s beautifully designed loft downtown. We kept the plans under wraps until the SOHO Bridal Show, when Mandy unveiled the expansion through her decorated ballroom. She also graced us with gorgeous floral touches for our SOHO bridal show booth. And Mandy is always a calming influence in planning a big event, which is so great for high-strung people like me!:)

Hothouse Design Studio. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

Mandy Majerik of Hothouse Design Studio and Mandy Majerik The Creative. Daniel Taylor Photography

Mandy Majerik of Hothouse Design Studio. Daniel Taylor Photography

 

Hothouse Design Studio and Mandy Majerik The Creative. Daniel Taylor Photography

Mandy's loft. Daniel Taylor Photography

Brides of all budgets come to us overwhelmed by the prospect of planning a beautiful wedding event that reflects their taste, fits venue logistics, shows creativity and meets their budget. This is a HUGE job requiring expertise in tons of areas that most of us never think about, like how to incorporate pipe and drape (those beautiful fabrics that are brought in to enhance a room), uplighting (which adds depth, dimension, ambiance and color), and all the other creative details that can transform the most intimate event into one that is magazine-worthy.

Mandy Majerik The Creative, Hothouse Design Studio. Daniel Taylor Photography

Check out both of Mandy’s web sites, or better yet, and schedule a consultation for your event! Floral and event design are as diverse as bridal shops, venues and catering. Mandy, who just turned 30, is an innovator who never delivers the ordinary. She’s perfect for brides who wants something outside the box.

Check out some of our favorite Daniel Taylor Photography photos from MM’s photo session.

MANDY - October 4, 2010 - 2:26 pm

HEY KELLI!
WHAT A GREAT SURPRISE TO SEE YOU POST THIS! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU AND DANIEL DID AND FOR CAPTURING SUCH GREAT SHOTS!
I LOVE WHEN I GET THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH SUCH PROFESSIONAL EYES AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR UPCOMING WEDDINGS TOGETHER!

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Engagement Photography at Sloss Furnaces: Tara + Josh

We fell in love with Tara and Josh the minute we met them. They drove in from Tuscaloosa, where Tara is a nurse and the pair work at the same hospital. Fun and laid back, they told us they were crazy about our work and they wanted to put their engagement photography session in our hands. Those are magic words to wedding and engagement photographers! They wanted to incorporate some Sloss Furnaces engagement photos, so we started there, then moved on to capture some of their chemistry and incorporate Tara’s beloved Mustang. We had such a great time with these two, and we can’t wait to show you their wedding photos. You’ll also see one of Tara’s wedding portraits I shot in our new fall ad for the Birmingham edition of Perfect Wedding Guide magazine, which comes out in late October. Meanwhile, enjoy these beautiful engagement photos!

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

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Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

 

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

Sloss Furnaces Engagement

Daniel Taylor Photography

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My Latest for B-Metro Magazine!

Long before Daniel Taylor Photography was born, I was a writer and reporter. In fact, I bought my first Nikon 6006 when I was a newspaper journalist covering news, features and sometimes, high school and college sports. I still love to write and it’s a pleasure when the subject has a cool story. My latest piece is in one of Birmingham’s best magazines, B-Metro. It’s a profile and portrait of Brett Burton, owner of Primavera Coffee Roasters in Cahaba Heights. The thing I like about Brett is that he opted out of a conventional career path and followed a dream. You can read my full article here, The Roastmaster.

Primavera Coffee Roasters owner and proprietor Brett Burton. Photo by Kelli Hewett Taylor

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