At Joy we believe engagement and wedding photos play an important role in showcasing the celebration of love! Whether you want to use engagement photos for you invitations, Instagram or on your wedding website, we've got your photography needs covered.
No matter where you’re located, finding just the right photographer for your wedding can take plenty of work—from researching, to viewing portfolios, to interviews. If you’re celebrating your wedding in Alabama, though, you’re in luck! Today we are bringing you five of our favorite wedding photographers in the Birmingham area.
Classic, timeless and joyful.
Living by the motto, “Classic is Always Current,” Eric & Jamie Photography strive to capture timeless, joyful wedding imagery to celebrate and preserve the love of the wedding day.
Their Philosophy: “We are strong believers that out of all the vendors on a wedding day, a couple should have a great relationship with their photographer. On the wedding day, the bride and groom will see the photographer more than their spouse, and if they feel uncomfortable or awkward around their photographers, it will show in the photographs!”
What they want their clients to know: “ Our goal is to make each couple we work with feel comfortable, loved and celebrated!”
Bonus: All of Eric & Jamie’s wedding packages come with a complimentary engagement session! They think it is so important to do your engagement session with your wedding photographer so that you are comfortable with them and in front of the camera—making the wedding photos natural, joyful, and an accurate representation of the best day ever!
Joy, vibrance, and authenticity.
lHer philosophy: “Through the use of natural light and real moments. My shooting style strives to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible so that they feel the freedom to be themselves. My purpose is to capture the authentic emotions of love and elation in couples by creating a fun and comfortable environment. I want my couples to feel confident in who they are and in the emotions that they are feeling.”
What she wants her clients to know “If you are madly in love and are down for sunset adventure… then let’s shoot! One of my favorite experiences comes from an engagement shoot I did in Haiti. While in Haiti photographing for a non-profit organization, I had the opportunity to do a sunrise engagement shoot in the Haitian mountains. Talk about gorgeous!”
Bonus: Alexandra offers complimentary engagement shoots with each wedding package!
Be sure to follow Alexandra on Instagram too!
Bright, joyful, and timeless.
Her philosophy: “I strive to create images that can be passed down for generations, that your grandchildren can look at and say ‘WOW! Look how much they love each other!’ Most people get super nervous in front of the camera. They think the session is going to be awkward and weird. When I get my couples in front of my camera I ease their worries by telling them exactly how to pose, where to look, et cetera.”
What she wants her clients to know: “I am high energy and goofy, which makes the experience more like a really fun date rather than something to be dreaded. The thing I hear most often after a session is ‘Wow, that was so much more fun than I thought it would be!’ We come out of the session feeling more like friends then client and photographer. First looks are my FAVORITE thing to photograph. The emotional reaction a couple has seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day is just incredible. There’s nothing like it!”
Bonus: Sarah includes a FREE engagement session when a couple books their wedding with her!
Authentic, intimate, and fun.
Her Philosophy: “I make sure to capture the personality and story of my couples. My favorite experience so far as a wedding photographer is being part of the biggest moments of my couples lives. One of my favorite weddings to this date is also the same couple that I shot the birth of their son. I literally have been part of their biggest life moments and it gives me a special bond with them! I love being able to share those life changing moments with my couples. It’s a pretty incredible thing to be a part of. I think what makes me unique is that I don’t just give you beautiful photographs, but I make your session an experience. For my engagement sessions we play games and I get my couples to give me real and raw emotions. There is always tons of laughter, and sometimes even tears.”
What she wants her clients to know: “When you enter my website it says ‘Making moments memories,’ and I do truly feel like I accomplish that. I am not sure I would call this a ‘trend’, but my favorite thing to photograph at weddings right now is my couples being real and bringing things they love into their wedding day. I have had my couples bring in their favorite foods to their weddings, like having a taco bar. Couples are including their pets in their wedding day and it’s seriously the coolest thing to photograph. I just love that couples are being so real and bringing their personalities into their special day and making it exactly what it should be, THEM.”
Bonus: Neely Photography offers $100 off an engagement session when booking 4 hours or more of wedding day coverage.
Need to see more from Neely Creative? Go follow her on Instagram!
Light, bright & airy.
Their philosophy: “Our goal is always to capture beautiful images that will stand the test of time so our couples will love them in 50 years as they do the day we take them. Wedding days are so unique in the fact you get to have all your loved ones in one place celebrating your marriage. That’s just something that only happens once at this scale. It’s a special moment to be welcomed into to document! We offer more than just beautiful photos. We offer what we call the ‘Katie & Alec Wedding Experience’ where we walk with you through the photography process from your engagement photos to helping you plan your photography timeline.”
What they want their clients to know: “It’s our belief that every couple deserves the very best from beginning to end! We definitely love mismatched bridesmaids dresses. It’s a great way to show off your wedding colors & your sweet bridesmaids’ personalities! We also love that overly lush bouquets are coming into style! They’re so gorgeous and add such a special touch to your photos.”
Bonus: Katie & Alec give every couple who books with them an engagement session as their gift! We believe they’re an important part of the photography experience for so many reasons!
Can’t get enough of their work? Go follow them on Instagram!