March 6, 2019

Birmingham Engagement Dress Session / Elyton Hotel / Vivian

FILED IN: Portraits, Weddings

It’s such a wonderful experience to photograph someone who is just as excited about the session as you are! I’ve photographed Vivian twice now, and it just keeps getting better. These images are from our first session together. She wanted photographs of her engagement dress. We met on the day of her traditional Vietnamese Engagement Ceremony. Her dress was gorgeous and so ornately designed that the location needed to be just right. I immediately thought of The Elyton Hotel in Birmingham. You can visit their website here. http://elytonhotel.com/What a beautiful hotel! That blue is what drew me to it. I absolutely love colorful walls. The overall feel of The Elyton was perfect for Vivian and her engagement dress. She was really impressed by the decor, and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. Vivian created quite the conversation that day. Hotel guests repeatedly stopped to compliment her. She was stunning!Just look at how the colors of her dress are mimicked in the marble walls of the hotel. Really incredible!
We had a little time before sunset after photographing indoors so we drove to Morris Avenue. There are several great shops and restaurants in that area. One is The Essential, a somewhat new, incredibly delicious restaurant (who makes their own pasta!) with the most beautiful parking lot wall. Just look at the interesting colorful ivy! You can check out The Essential here. https://essentialbham.com/This was a wonderful day! Vivian was a dream to photograph; my job as a portrait photographer couldn’t have been more fun and easy. All the attention she gave to our session was truly appreciated! I look forward to sharing her next session with you from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Check in in a few weeks; you won’t want to miss it!

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