It was so nice to get away from the cold in January to shoot Fran & Thomas in Rosemary Beach. It’s not every Saturday that I get to shoot during the day and was excited to find out about their midday wedding. Although we didn’t shoot on the beach directly, the coastal culture made for the perfect backdrop for Fran & Thomas. With the sun shining all day, I’m pleased to say I didn’t have to grab my high speed film even once.
If you have never been to the beaches of 30A, they truly are a site to behold. The only thing I know to compare them to is the Vegas Strip. Like the hotels on the Vegas Strip, each beach has its own theme or personality which has been carefully crafted and designed. This area is the birthplace of New Urbanism where beaches like Watercolor, Rosemary, Seaside (Truman Show, anyone?), & Alys are all built around city centers and walkable neighborhoods.
Needless to say, 30A made the perfect backdrop for Fran & Thomas’ January wedding. Fran got ready at her parents home at Alys Beach, married Thomas at a church in Santa Rosa, and celebrated at the town hall in Rosemary Beach. Our team had an amazing time with this couple. They both are so natural, hilarious and comfortable. My favorite photo from this set has to be the first image of Thomas. When I showed up for his prep photos, he was pounding a large coffee & double pecan waffle from Waffle House while sporting a “15″ cap in honor of Alabama’s latest national title which they had won a week prior. Does it get more southern?
It was an honor to work with the wonderful ladies of Mariée Ami who planned and designed this event.