Annie’s bridal portraits were quite memorable for me. When you live in Alabama, you never know if a late September afternoon will be hot and humid or cold and windy. It turned out to be hot and humid. Annie came prepared with a portable fan to use between photos to keep cool in the crazy Alabama heat. Pure genius! When I posed her next to the perfectly trimmed trees at First Baptist Church Selma, she shared that she was allergic to Christmas trees! Absolutely broke my heart and now I think about it every time I see a Christmas tree. Thankfully they make artificial Christmas trees, right??
At the end of Annie’s portrait session, I photographed her necklace. This was a special necklace because it belonged to her great grandmother. Annie and her sister, Mary Owen, also wore this necklace for their childhood heirloom portraits. The center stone is the September birthstone and all three ladies have September birthdays! What are the odds?
Most grooms probably wouldn’t have a clue what kind of dress their brides would wear on their wedding day. When Annie and Alan were talking about Annie’s dress, she told him the designer’s name. Then they looked at the designer’s Instagram page and Alan said he wanted to guess which dress she bought. He screenshot two dresses he saw that he thought she would like and one of them was the exact dress she chose! Somehow Annie was able to keep a straight face and not let on to whether that was her dress or not. I would have caved instantly!
Annie, thank you for trusting me with all your portraits! I’m so glad I have gotten to know you so well over the last few months! You are absolutely stunning and I am so proud to share all your photos.