alana & clay | alabama wedding

Alana and Clay were married on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Sylacauga. I can honestly say that this was one of the most laid back, easy-flowing, non-stressful weddings of which I have ever been a part. And 100% of that credit goes to Alana. She was calm, cool and collected throughout the whole day, really ENJOYING her wedding day. It was awesome. When Kristen and I arrived at the church, Alana met us fully dressed and ready to go. Girlfriend wasn’t messing around, and I loved it! A big thanks to my friend Camille of SCB Photography for lending her talents to shoot with us that day. 

Alana is beautiful on any normal day, but she looked amazing on her wedding day. With a few personal touches and florals made by a family friend, Alana made a gorgeous bride!

The normally camera-shy Clay rocked the portraits that day, and I thought he looked extra handsome in his tux.

Alana and Clay chose to see each other before the ceremony so we could take all their portraits beforehand. With an almost-fall wedding it really made the difference in getting great portraits because the was sun set with 20 minutes of the end of the ceremony. The expressions in the first photo are so genuine and priceless!

Alana’s beloved Grandmother passed away a few years ago. I heard lots of stories about her throughout the day and there was no doubt her presence was felt. The blue broach on Alana’s bouquet belonged to her Grandmother, and I thought it was so special that she incorporated it in their wedding.

Alana and Clay had a fabulous wedding party! All of the girls were so sweet and helpful, and the guys were cracking me up. A special shout out to Alana’s sister Katelyn for being so hospitable. Even as we left the reception that night, she was checking to see if we needed anything for the road. Such a sweetie! Each of the bridesmaids had a different dress in the same color green which I thought was super cute.

One of my favorite moments of the wedding day is right before the ceremony as the bride and her father wait their turn. Alana and her dad were cracking jokes and telling stories, staying so relaxed and calm.

The First Presbyterian Church in Sylacauga is a quaint little church, but it was packed out during the ceremony. It was standing room only as Alana and Clay exchanged vows.

The reception was held at one of my favorite little spots in Sylacauga, Harvey’s on Noble. The band 2nd Coming kept the tunes coming from the first few minutes, and though they had to compete for everyone’s attention with the Auburn vs. Clemson game, they really put on a good show!

Alana and Clay, thanks again for including us as part of your beautiful wedding. I might be just a tiny bit jealous of you relaxing in Puerto Vallarta this week, but I wish all the very best as you start your new life together. Congratulations you guys!!

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Shelia I seem to say on each session, this is the best you’ve done but each session gets better and better. These pics are wonderful. Beautiful bride and the little flower girl is sooooo cute!! What an anazing job.October 4, 2010 – 9:46 pm

kimberly kester What a beautiful group of people & as always, you did such a great job. With each post I get e-mailed, I almost happily endure the horrids of dial up. I may have to refresh the page 10-15 times just to view the images, but you always make it worth it. Thank you for continuing to inspire us all with your love for what you do.September 27, 2010 – 12:25 pm

Alana LOVE THEM!!! yayayayayy!!!September 27, 2010 – 12:12 pm

Gail Love that shade of green in her girls’ dresses. And those floral cut-outs? So cute!

PS – Beautiful couple too!September 27, 2010 – 10:38 am

Marissa Nicole awesome. I love the first reception picture, the light popping in the background is one of my favorite things about taking pictures at night, especially receptions.September 26, 2010 – 10:44 am

Skye Owens Amanda, you did an amazing job and I know Alana & Clay are going to LOVE these pictures!!! I cannot wait to see them all!!!September 25, 2010 – 11:42 am

ashley I think my favorite is when they first saw each other. They are a beautiful couple. Alana has such a contagious smile, that i found myself smiling back at her in these photos. Great job Amanda!September 25, 2010 – 9:05 am

Deb Love the “first look” photos and the pix of those precious children. Beautiful wedding and photos.September 24, 2010 – 11:07 pm

katie o. I might be stating the obvious, but the first little boy looks remarkably simlir to Opie. What a cutie.
Love the church. So intimate and beautiful. And the couple looked gorgeous.
Great shots Amanda!September 24, 2010 – 1:09 pm

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