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Rory + Tara engagement part one | Huntsville, AL engagement photography

I’ve been friends with Rory for a few years now. He is one of those awesome people who can make you feel comfortable right away, no matter what the situation. I knew it would take a special girl to snag him for good, and the moment he and Tara announced their engagement via Facebook (“SHE SAID YES!!!”) I got goosebumps of excitement. I love love! I love when my favorite people find love!

When he asked me to be their wedding photographer shortly after, I was ecstatic. Why? Because I have the perfect opportunity to get to know the girl who stole my friend’s heart (spoiler alert: she’s awesome), and even better, I get to capture their love when it’s fresh and sparkly. The best kind. (Who am I kidding. All love is the best kind. Hearts exploding.)

For our first session together, we planned to hang out at a local brewpub – Below the Radar – then walk around downtown Huntsville and eventually make our way to Green Mountain. Mother Nature had other plans, however, and the day of our session was pouring rain. Rory had already made reservations at Below the Radar, so we spent several hours hanging out and chatting over excellent beer and even better food. Let me provide some mouthwatering examples:

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fried shrip with jalapeño top: risotto balls, bottom: fried shrip with jalapeño

I am hungry again just looking at those. Dear gods of food, THANK YOU for your bountiful harvest and for blessing the hands of the talented chef. Like I said, we spent the better part of four hours talking and really enjoying the atmosphere. Occasionally I took a picture or two, but for the most part we just enjoyed each other’s company. I am proud to call this gorgeous couple my friends and I can’t wait until their wedding in October.

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OMG Tara, look at your ring. It is so big.
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We rescheduled part two of our session for a beautiful day a couple of weeks later. Whitney, my partner in wedding crime over at Caught You on Camera, joined us. Part two, ahoy!  Thanks for your help, Whitney, and of course a very special thanks to Rory and Tara. Congratulations, darlings! Cheers to love.

growing up | Huntsville, AL child photography

Cliché, but how can this be happening so quickly? Slow down and savor it, Kelli, or it will be gone.

Prenatal yoga and light like buttah | Huntsville, AL maternity photographer

I am going to be straight with you: I have crazy baby fever. Crazy to the point of having picked out my names (and M has agreed on them). Ridiculous, right? Don’t answer. (Yes. It is ridiculous.) The one thing keeping my insane uterus in check is finances. We are comfortable with two kids. Adding a third means needing a larger car, among all the other new-baby expenses. Especially since all of the other baby stuff has been donated or tossed, I’d practically have to start from scratch. And I am not sure I am ready for the minivan yet… so, for now at least, G&J remain mine and M’s sole offspring. Good thing they are awesome.

Another good thing, my husband’s sister is pregnant with her first baby, a boy due in January. This will either sate my desire temporarily, or be like hairspray in a fire, igniting everything in its path. We shall see. I just want a newborn to nuzzle! Is that so much to ask? Two months and little P will be here for me to nuzzle all I want. Until then, I will rub Jes’s adorable belly with creepy anticipation. And before you ask, I have been granted an open invitation for belly rubs, thank you very much. I don’t invade that space without permission. I totally understand the bubble boundaries, particularly when full of little human.

(Note: P is actually short for Pizarro, one of his nicknames until they decide on The One.)

I am in love with maternity sessions. They are a wonderful way to capture a mama in her beautiful goddess glow. Throw in a sunset and you’ve got yourself a puddle of Kelli. The October afternoon light during our session was creamy and warm (yes, like butter)… perfect for a little prenatal yoga sequence. But first, we spent some time inside hanging out. Check out the peace on this mama’s face. Love love love. Thank you, Jes and Chris, for allowing me to capture this sweetness. Enjoy the gallery below…

natarajasana | Huntsville, AL maternity photographer

Just a little teaser from this weekend’s maternity shoot with my gorgeous sister-in-law.
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ethereal bride | Mooresville, AL Wedding photography

My favorite image from a recent wedding I shot with Caught You On Camera.

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