katie and matt | mountain brook club wedding

I loved Katie and Matt’s wedding for so many reasons — the elegance and attention to detail were obvious. It was the love and pure joy that radiated from not only Katie and Matt, but also their family and friends, that had me smiling all day. You didn’t have to look far to see how truly happy everyone was for the new Mr. and Mrs. I am so excited to finally be sharing just a glimpse into their day. It was an honor to be there to witness, and I wish only the best for Katie and Matt as they start their lives together! (Also, a million thanks to my friend Taylor Haynie for lending her talents and shooting with me that day. Many of the images below were taken by her!)

Three generations! :)

I love everyone’s reactions to seeing Katie for the first time.

Of course Matt’s reaction was the very best of all!

Stacy Squires Photography simply beautifulJune 14, 2014 – 4:51 pm

Alex Great pictures, Amanda! Love the reception candid shots. Grand Exit photo is so much fun.December 25, 2013 – 8:53 pm

Lynzi Judish These are all so beautiful!November 19, 2013 – 8:39 pm

Taylor Haynie Gorgeous wedding and couple! Thank you so much for letting me be part of their big day! Love shooting with you! :)November 11, 2013 – 11:12 am

Deb Wood So many beautiful photos – from the first of the bride’s shoes to the last of the ribbon wands, which is my favorite!November 7, 2013 – 8:10 am

Maggie LOVE all the pictures! Gorgeous bride and groom!November 4, 2013 – 9:33 am

katie such a gorgeous wedding and such classic photos. love these.November 2, 2013 – 7:00 pm

jennifer and ray | savannah, ga wedding

I have been eagerly anticipating Jennifer and Ray’s wedding in Savannah, Georgia since first meeting them last fall. The day was as perfect as they come — beautiful weather, glowing bride, excited groom and HELLO? we were in Savannah! You couldn’t take an ugly photograph in that town if you tried!

Besides the gorgeous setting, you want to know the best part of a destination wedding? My commute was as quick as a mosey across the hall to Jenn’s room where she was getting ready. Everyone was putting on final touches when I arrived and since Jennifer and Ray didn’t have a wedding party, we were able to take our sweet time and keep the day as relaxed as they wanted. A big thanks to Jenna Davis, my internet photo friend and a local Savannah photographer, for helping me. Several of the images you see below were taken by her!

Victoria Christophe Wow these pictures are so gorgeous. Awesome job AmandaJune 29, 2015 – 3:12 pm

Deb Wood I adore this wedding! Small and elegant, a knock-your-socks-off venue, and beautiful details at the reception! The outside photos under the trees are so Savannah. Well done.October 28, 2013 – 9:16 am

Joy Cross Such a gorgeous wedding! The quilt-in-progress is such a great idea. Would LOVE to see the finished product!!October 17, 2013 – 7:41 pm

lawson | newborn photography

It’s been oh so very quiet around here for the last few weeks. I’m trying to soak in as much quality time as possible from my girls before the rush of fall photos starts, so bear with me through the deafening silence for just a few more weeks…

It was so fun to take a break from my break and photograph Lawson for his newborn session. He has grown so much since his birth, and I was excited to see him and catch up with his sweet mama. He was an absolute doll throughout his debut photo session, and I love what we were able to capture. Here a just a few favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

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katie I’m such a sucker for a good mom/baby shot. 4th one down- favorite.
:)August 28, 2013 – 12:59 pm

April Ahhh!!! Daddy kissing the nose!!! That may be the most precious photo ever:)August 16, 2013 – 8:39 am

Twilla Susanne Jackson Love!!! Great pictures!!August 15, 2013 – 8:33 pm

Deb Wood I’ve missed seeing your family sessions. The last photo is one of a perfect, beautiful child.August 15, 2013 – 6:39 pm

sara beth and trae | cullman wedding

Sara Beth and Trae were married this past Saturday at First Baptist Church of Cullman. The whole day left such an impression on me that I don’t even know how to sum it all up. There were several times throughout the day I found myself smiling (and more than once, crying) behind my camera as a true supporter of the love between Sara Beth and Trae. They were so wholly focused on each other and the commitment they were making that the rest of the day followed with an aire of pure happiness. It was truly an honor to have a front row seat in which to watch it unfold!

Sara Beth and her girlfriends were getting ready when we arrived. She wasn’t even dressed yet, but was already glowing and gorgeous. The smile she has below didn’t fade all day…

As sweet as the first look was between Sara Beth and Trae (which you’ll see in a second), I was struck by the pure, unorchestrated moments when her mom, dad and brother each saw her as a bride for the first time.

The couple exchanged gifts (a pearl necklace and cufflinks) before saying an emotional prayer. Having extra time for portraits is awesome, but THESE are the moments that make a first look worth it! Sara Beth and Trae both commented that they would have missed out if they hadn’t been able to do this until after the ceremony…

I really believe who you are a person shines through in how others react to you in certain situations. Sara Beth’s friends were right there with her all day doting on her with truly happy hearts. It made me smile to see how loved she was on such an important day!

Whoever said a first look takes away from the moment a bride enters the church only needs to look as far as this next photo. Even though Trae spent the day by Sara Beth’s side, he was still overcome with emotion as she walked down the aisle.

After giving away his daughter and stopping for the opening prayer, Sara Beth’s dad stood before them and performed the service. Remember when I said I cried a few times that day? Almost all of them were during the wedding ceremony. His words were so honest and personal and it was obvious he put a lot of thought and heart into his call to the couple. He spoke of Sara Beth’s childhood and the prayers for the man who would someday bring her to this moment. He spoke of the day Trae asked for his daughter’s hand and the realization that Trae was an answered prayer. It was a truly beautiful ceremony. Sniff. Sniff.

As the guests were settling into the reception at the beautiful Terri Pines Country Club, we snuck out a side door to take a few more portraits on the golf course. I love these, of course!

Hannes Uys Your work is so fresh Amanda. Love it!July 16, 2013 – 6:01 am

Dan and Melissa I love the pictures of them praying together. It was perfect! Awesome pictures in allJuly 9, 2013 – 12:01 pm

Lisa Haislet WONDERFUL captures…you truly have a gift in capturing just the perfect moments! GREAT work Amanda!June 29, 2013 – 1:54 pm

:) camille Amanda,

These are wonderful. Great stuff. :) Truly, truly wonderful!!!June 29, 2013 – 10:30 am

JennRob I second your mom…your narrative along with the pictures makes me feel like I was there crying right along with you. So, so sweet. I’m overjoyed for a couple I don’t even know :) Congrats to them! I can only imagine how blessed & thankful they feel for choosing you as their photographer :)June 29, 2013 – 2:17 am

Deb Wood Absolutely gorgeous wedding. Your narrative had me teary.June 28, 2013 – 8:47 pm

the birth of lawson reed

Lauren’s husband Reed was thirty minutes into a flight from Birmingham to Houston when she sent a text she knew he wouldn’t receive. “My water broke.” As soon as he landed (and read his wife’s message), Reed was set to catch the first flight home. Meanwhile those around Lauren rallied to support her in his absence. When I arrived to the hospital, Lauren was already laboring through the toughest part of delivery. Things were progressing quickly and a delay in Reed’s return flight had us all watching the clock and saying silent prayers that he would make it in time. Reed made it with just about an hour to spare, and I can honestly say I’ve never been so glad to see someone else’s husband! :)

I have been lucky to be present at many births, but I have to give special props to Lauren for going ALL THE WAY without a bit of pain medication. Along with Reed, the doula, her friend Virginia and her sweet nurse came together to create an amazing support team for Lauren. It was my first experience with a non-medicated birth, and Lauren was a rock star through the whole thing. After so many hours of hard labor, holding her son was marked with such a note of accomplishment. I couldn’t have been prouder of them all.

Baby Lawson was born almost three weeks early and had to be admitted to the NICU shortly after his arrival. By the time I visited the next day, he was doing much better. Just days later he and his parents were on their way home to begin their new life as three. Reliving his birth story through these images gets me every time, and I’m so happy Lauren and Reed have agreed to share it here…


The Birth of Lawson Reed from Amanda Pair on Vimeo.


Twilla Susanne Jackson Lauren told me that you did her pictures. These are amazing and just give me chills!! Beautiful!July 30, 2013 – 8:37 pm

dalia abrams Hey Amanda,
I just watched the video of the beautiful pictures you took. Thanks so much for making such a beautiful and heart warming record of Lauren’s birth!!!
Can I link this on my facebook page?July 3, 2013 – 2:30 pm

Deb Wood Beautiful story. Beautiful couple. Beautiful baby. One of the most emotional birth videos you have done.June 28, 2013 – 8:43 pm

Maggie LOVE your birth stories! What a beautiful family and strong mommy!June 28, 2013 – 11:53 am

April Love it! So happy his daddy made it and mommy is a rock star in my book! :) Congrats on your little miracle!June 27, 2013 – 9:26 am