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KDTP Groom is James Beard Chef Semifinalist

SpringHouse restaurant So it’s a pretty cool day when you hear the news that a Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography, LLC, groom is a semifinalist for an incredibly prestigious James Beard Foundation chef’s award.

Chef Rob McDaniel is one of our 2011 grooms, a fabulous fete with I Do! I Do! Wedding Planing featuring his Pinterest sesation bacon groom’s cake by Dreamcakes. He’s also the talent behind one of Alabama’s best restaurants, SpringHouse restaurant in Alex City. The news was announced that the James Beard Foundation has named him a semifinalist for Best Chef in the South region. Read the complete media release here.

Daniel has photographed Rob at the restaurant several times for magazine articles and Kelli has written stories about him, but one of our favorite experiences was when he and his awesome wife, Emily, a sales an marketing rock star, invited us to their lakefront home for dinner and a peek into their off time. We also combined that with an anniversary photo session. Needless to say, it was one of the best meals of our lives. And we loved cuddling on Miss Lilly!

Meanwhile, our drama queen basset hound Scarlett piddled on the McDaniels’ living room rug and barked mercilessly while we tried to visit. They were beyond gracious and made us feel like it REALLY wasn’t a big deal. The McDaniels are good people, y’all.

We wish Rob all the best in the final round of the competition. He is truly an Alabama treasure.

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Rob was the mastermind behind his bacon maple groom’s cake, created by Dreamcakes, It was a Pinterest sensation.

 

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Kelli + Daniel Taylor| Best Bridesmaids Photos 2014

Hey there newly engaged brides! Welcome to our site. Call or text us at 205-478-8019 or send us a note to see if your date is still available! We’d love to talk about beautiful wedding photography that reflects your personal style and captures the personal feel of your special day.

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Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography, LLC met some pretty fantastic bridesmaids during our wedding photography adventures this year and we’re excite to show off some of our best bridesmaids photos of 2014.

We want to thank every tall bridesmaid who helped Kelli hang dresses, the ones who calmed nerves, helped us stay on schedule or find wandering family members, along with the funny ladies who brought laughs and smiles exactly when everyone needed them.

We also loved the bridesmaids’  fashion trends for 2014. In 2014, the bridesmaids were some of the loveliest ever. We saw them wearing loads of pink, dreamy blues, sunny yellows and metallic accents in gold, silver, bronze and metallic mixes. Bridesmaids really set the tone for the wedding and 2014 was a killer year.

We gave an honorary bridesmaids’ award to beautiful Nigerian bride U.D.’s family members, who wore native African dresses to her incredible Tutwiler Hotel wedding — without a doubt, one of our favorites of the year. There is nothing we love more than cultural and family traditions sparkling in a wedding day.

New York City bride Eunice brought some East Coast style to Birmingham for her multi-city wedding with a set of exquisite clutch purses for her yellow-clad bridesmaids, a fresh twist on the classic bridesmaids’ bouquets.

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Kelli + Daniel Taylor| Best Wedding Photos |Brides 2014

Hey there newly engaged brides! Welcome to our site. Call or text us at 205-478-8019 or send us a note to see if your date is still available! We’d love to talk about beautiful wedding photography that reflects your personal style and captures the personal feel of your special day.

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Hello, newly engaged brides! We’re so glad you’ve found Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography, LLC, We love to chat about wedding photography, so shoot us a note to info@danieltaylorphoto.com, a text or go old-school and give us a call at 205-478-8019. We’d love to talk to you about designing a package to perfectly fit your wedding photo needs.

We were thrilled to show you another jaw-dropping year of our best wedding photos, highlights gorgeous weddings that made us just want to melt. Thank you to each and every couple, mom, former bride, vendor pros and supporters who shared our work, enlisted us, or invited us into the lives of their family and friends. We were honored this year to work with some incredible planners and coordinators, including Designer Soirees of Mobile, M. Elizabeth Events, AK Brides, Invision Events and DeAnna Morgan. You ladies make our jobs so much smoother and more creative. Our brides are smart to have chosen you.

Whether you’re an old friend or a new fan, we want to share with you some of our best wedding photos of 2014. Our clients’ style continues to delight us. We also swooned for sleek bodices, fit-and-flair mermaid skirts swishing with drama, fabulous embellishment and whispers of Downton Abbey-inspired off-the-shoulder styles, cap sleeves and straps with lace and beading. We also died over classic tulle ball gowns, dazzling red and silver Indian lenghas and fabulous silk bows on clean, classic A-lines.

We’ll remember last year with incredibly fond memories and we can’t wait to take you along on our journeys for 2015.

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Wedding at Southside Baptist Bham| Flashback 1 of 2

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Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography, LLC, is excited to share a look back at Callie + Jon’s classic Southern wedding at Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., on their very first anniversary. Y’all, this was one of the most gorgeous winter weddings we’ve ever seen and we think it will go down as one of our all-time favorites. Here’s Part 1 of their big day.

Weddings at Southside Baptist Church are always beautiful and this one was no exception. It’s such a fantastic place for your special day and their team works hard to make each bride feel so special. Christmas time brings its own beauty to this house of worship and Callie’s classic taste was a perfect fit for this historic church.

Our talented friend Maryjane Clements Wahl was Callie’s make-up and hair artist, and the bride couldn’t have been more pleased. So was the camera! Kathy Miller created all the gorgeous flowers in timeless pastel neutrals and whites. We don’t know where Kathy gets her floral ribbon, but it’s some of the most sumptuous around.  John of Coats Classic Cars chauffeured the bride and groom in perfect style and elegance.

It was a little cool and a little wet outside, but we think some of the most beautiful wedding photos can come from a rainy wedding day. Rain on your wedding day is also good luck, signaling all the storms will be behind you if you have showers at the beginning of your marriage.

We wish these two all the best in their lives together. Stay tuned for Part 2, their wedding reception at The Club.

Need more Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography? Here are other ways you can find us:

The Web – www.danieltaylorphoto.com

Twitter – www.twitter.com/keldanieltaylor or @keldanieltaylor | Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KelliDanielTaylor

Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/keldanieltaylor/ | Instagram – @kellidanieltaylorphoto

 

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Wedding at Shoal Creek in Bham, AL on HuffPost.com

Weddings at Shoal Creek, Birmingham, AL

Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography, LLC, just melts over classic Southern soirees, and this wedding at Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., was one to remember. Today,  the fantastic Huffington Post Weddings agreed and selected our sneak peek for it’s fabulous feature See Who Got Married This Weekend! Scroll to the bottom of the story and the it’s No. 13 in the gallery:

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Cameron and Spencer tied the knot Saturday with perfect fall weather and details that are going to make y’all cry. Here’s a sneak peek to hold you over! Many thanks to the entire wedding team, including Ivory & White boutique and make-up artist Janie Recknor.

Need more Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography? Here are other ways you can find us:

The Web – www.danieltaylorphoto.com

Twitter – www.twitter.com/keldanieltaylor or @keldanieltaylor | Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KelliDanielTaylor

Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/keldanieltaylor/ | Instagram – @kellidanieltaylorphoto

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