Melissa Holley Photography: Blog en-us (C) Melissa Holley Photography (Melissa Holley Photography) Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:23:00 GMT Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:23:00 GMT Melissa Holley Photography: Blog 96 120 Huntsville Alabama Wedding Photography (Christy + Anthony's First United Methodist Church Wedding) Do you guys know how crazy December can be?  Holiday parties, kids home from school, shopping, travel.  It is soooo busy.  Because of that I always try to take the month of December off from work to be with my family.  I'm so glad I broke my rule this year and booked Christy and Anthony's December wedding.  If a bride and groom can pull off a wedding on December 26th, then I can certainly photograph it.  I promise I wasn't trying to escape from my kids for a day of Christmas break!  Nope, not at all!

Honestly though, I love winter weddings and this December wedding was no exception.  We spent most of our time in the gorgeous Elyton Hotel.  As soon as we walked in the hotel I started planning to stay there ASAP!  It was such a beautiful place with an endless supply of places to photograph the couple.  Christy and Anthony chose to exchange their vows in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, AL.  It was the perfect setting for their intimate ceremony.  After the ceremony, we headed back to the Elyton Hotel for more photos of the couple.  The nighttime views from the rooftop bar, Moon Shine, were amazing!  I am still obsessing over the cape she chose for after the ceremony.  Winter wedding perfection!

The reception at The Yard Restaurant at The Elyton Hotel was absolutely perfect!  Amy Smith from Papaya Wedding Planning was on top of every single detail!  Christy and Anthony, we are so honored to have had the opportunity to photograph your wedding day.  We wish you a lifetime of happiness together. 

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Vendors that made the day special:

Ceremony Venue:  First United Methodist Church of Birmingham

Reception Venue:  The Yard at The Elyton Hotel

Photographer:  Melissa Holley Photography

Planner:  Amy Smith, Papaya Wedding Planning

Cakes:  Edgar's Bakery

Flowers:  Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market

Hair:  Latoya Jones

Makeup:  Rajeeni Patterson

Invitations:  Minted

Dress:  Ivory and White Bridal Boutique

Suit:  Men's Warehouse

Her Ring:  Diamond's Direct

His Ring:  David Yurman



]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) december wedding melissa holley photography the elyton hotel winter weddings Tue, 13 Mar 2018 04:04:50 GMT
Huntsville Alabama Wedding Photography (Caitlyn + Jake's Meadow Creek Farm Wedding) Sometimes I meet clients in the most unlikely places.  Caitlyn and I met at a week long wilderness field trip with 57 5th graders.  Fun times!  We survived the field trip, and hit it off right away.  I was thrilled when she contacted me a while later about photographing her wedding.   

This November wedding was one I'll never forget.  We worked around some crazy wind throughout the day and a massive downpour just as the ceremony was supposed to start.  Caitlyn held out for her outdoor ceremony, and the Meadow Creek team worked hard to get everything ceremony ready during a break in the bad weather.  Anna at Old Frond must have worked some magic on the fireplace arrangements, because I still can't believe they survived the storm and looked beautiful for the ceremony.  

We are so thankful to have been a part of Caitlyn and Jake's day, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together.  


Vendors that made the day special:

Venue:  Meadow Creek Farm

Photographer:  Melissa Holley Photography

Cake: Hamley Bake Shoppe

Florist:  Old Frond Floral Co.

Dress: White Dresses Boutique 

Caterer: Chef on Call Catering

DJ: Metropolitan DJ (Nate) 

Stationary: Minted

Wedding planner/ Day of Coordinator: Tara Hise

]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) huntsville alabama wedding photography meadow creek farm melissa holley photography november wedding old frond Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:52:29 GMT
Huntsville Alabama Wedding Photography (Maggie + Dustin's Downtown/Green Mountain Engagement) I really feel like Maggie and Dustin are more like friends than clients.  When their Downtown Huntsville engagement session was interrupted by a torrential downpour, the three of us along with my assistant huddled together in a tiny alcove for 20-30 minutes.  That is up close and personal.  They were such good sports and we even got some fun shots in the rain.  I hated that their session was cut short until I loaded their photos on my computer and saw how awesome the sky looked in some of them.  Totally worth it!  We met them at Green Mountain another day to finish up their engagement photos.  I think things worked out exactly how they were supposed to.  Yes, I'm a glass half full person!  Enjoy!

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]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) downtown huntsville engagement session green mountain engagement session huntsville alabama wedding photography Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Huntsville Alabama Wedding Photography (Nic + Krysten's Village of Providence Wedding) Nic and Krysten had an absolutely lovely wedding at the Village of Providence followed by a perfectly styled reception at the Homewood Suites.  Their small, intimate wedding was a nice change of pace for me.  Krysten's mom was a former wedding planner, and you could tell in the over the top attention to detail.  Also, these guys were so much fun!  Her pale pink poofy gown and sparkly Keds matched her bubbly personality perfectly.

There were so many special moments during the ceremony.  Krysten is lucky enough to have three amazing dads.  Two of them escorted her down the aisle, and the other performed the ceremony.  They also had a handfasting ceremony during the marriage ceremony.  It was nice to see the family involved in joining the two of them through the handfasting. 

The food from Stevarino's Italian Eatery was delicious.  Edgar's Strawberry Cake as wedding cake might be the best idea of all time!  

Krysten and Nic, thank you for allowing us to capture your day.  We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.  


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Wedding Day Vendors

Ceremony Venue - Village of Providence

Reception Venue - Homewood Suites

Photographer - Melissa Holley Photography

Caterer - Stevarino's Italian Eatery

Cakes - Edgar's Bakery

Rings - Zale's(bride) Revolution(groom)

Dress - Bubble Gown

Suits - Men's Wearhouse

Flowers - Christy Jones

Hair - Christina Boenker

Makeup - Haley Walton

]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) edgar's strawberry cake handfasting ceremony huntsville alabama wedding photography melissa holley photography sparkly keds stevarino's italian eatery village of providence wedding Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:54:04 GMT
Huntsville Alabama Wedding Photography (Shaunta + Rodney's Big Spring Engagement Session) I am so excited to share Shaunta and Rodney's engagement session!  I LOVE it when my clients go all out for engagement sessions, so when Shaunta mentioned a red dress I wanted to do my happy dance.  OK, I did my happy dance, but just in my office where nobody could see!  As you can see, these two were totally glamorous (and gorgeous!).  We started in front of the Huntsville Museum of Art and worked our way around Big Spring Park.  The more I look at these photos, the more excited I get about their April wedding in Carrollton, Georgia.  Enjoy!!!

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]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) big spring park huntsville alabama wedding photography huntsville engagement photos huntsville museum of art melissa holley photography Thu, 25 Jan 2018 03:28:43 GMT
Huntsville Alabama Wedding Photography (Rosalie + Chris's Ingalls Harbor Pavilion Wedding) Rosalie and Chris's amazing Mexican wedding at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion in Decatur, AL is one I will never forget.  The food(street tacos - YUMMO), the flowers, the beautiful colors and amazing decorations.  Francis and her team from Shindigs & Such did an amazing job transforming the massive space into two distinct areas for the ceremony and reception.  The flower's from McBride Florist were some of the prettiest I've seen.  Rosalie's traditional Mexican gown couldn't have been more perfect.  All that aside, it was the sweet couple that really made the day special.  These guys have such a genuine affection for each other.  I kept catching Chris watching Rosalie with the most loving look on his face.  So sweet. 

Another thing that made the day so special was all the DANCING!  Chris and Rosalie like to salsa dance, which means a lot of their friends also like to salsa dancing.  It was such a treat to watch everybody dance the night away.  The bride and groom even changed out of their ceremony clothes to perform a choreographed dance.  They were amazing!  

Rosalie and Chris, thank you both so much for choosing us to capture your wedding day memories.  We wish you all the happiness in the world.

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Vendors that made the day special!

Venue - Ingalls Harbor Pavilion

Photographer - Melissa Holley Photography

Florist - McBride Florist

Decorations and Draping - Frances at Shindigs & Such

Caterer - El Palomino

Cake - Erika Rios, pastry chef at Grill 29

Other Desserts - La Estrella

First Dance Choreography - Roberto Alexander Dextre Jr.

DJ - Giovanni Rodriguez

Bride’s Hair - Katherine Boyd, Salon Allure

Bride’s Makeup - Breanna Marie Clark

Officiant - Jason O'Brien

Dress - Sindashi

Shoes - Sindashi Cd. Mex

Suits - Jos. A Bank

Rings - Grogan's (hers), Gemvara (his)

]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) huntsville wedding photographer ingalls harbor pavilion melissa holley photography mexican wedding salsa dance street tacos wedding photography Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Britt + Brittain's Meadow Creek Farm Wedding I bet you think I made a typo in the blog title?  Nope!  My bride and groom from this fabulous wedding were Britt and Brittain.  How cute is that?  I think they were meant to be.  

Their October wedding took place at one of my favorite venues, Meadow Creek Farm.  There are so many beautiful and unique places to photograph at Meadow Creek, and we took advantage of most of them.  We even snuck over to borrow a nearby cotton field.  It was so perfect to tie in with their cotton center pieces and fall wedding vibe.  

The couple chose not to see each other before the wedding.  We had a little fun taking photos of them "together" in the doorway and window of the barn.  I love the way they turned out.  Just a little bit extra to add to the anticipation of seeing one another at the altar.

You might notice that this blog is a little heavy on shots of the groom and groomsmen.  These guys were all in!  They made sure we got all the shots.  No stone was left unturned.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed shooting them.  Grooms, take note.  Have fun on your wedding day!  Your pictures will be awesome!  Just be careful not to have toooo much fun before the ceremony.  

Britt and Brittain, I wish you all the happiness in the world.  Thank you for sharing your day with me.


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Vendors that helped make the day special!

Venue - Meadow Creek Farm

Photographer - Melissa Holley Photography

Florist - McBride Florist

Dj - Roscoe 

Cocktail hour - Mezza Luna

Cater - JW Steakhouse

Cake - Nothing Bundt Cakes

Suit - Jos. A Banks

Dress - Monica's Bridal in Chattanooga (Brides)

Rings - Tacori (Brides)

Bridesmaid dresses - Madison Town and Country

Ringbearer's Suits - Belk



]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) cotton field wedding photos fall wedding huntsville wedding photographer meadow creek farm melissa holley photography north alabama wedding photographer nothing bundt cakes october wedding outdoor wedding Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:11:47 GMT
Brooke + Karl's Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation Wedding Brooke and Karl's wedding at Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation was just magical.  It was obvious the first time we met them that they were crazy about each other, and their love shone through on their wedding day.  The venue was beautiful and Carla and Heather were on top of every detail.  Their decor was simple, elegant, and meaningful to the couple.  They share a love of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, so books and other tasteful touches were included in the reception.  They had a special lock made just for the Tunnel of Love.  The flowers from Simpson's Florist were gorgeous and the food from Zoe's was delicious.  We were expecting rain all day, but shockingly it held off until late that evening.  It was a perfect day for a wonderful couple!

We are so happy that Brooke and Karl chose us to capture their Wedding Day Memories!

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Vendors that made the day so special!

Venue - Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation

Caterer - Zoe's Catering

Cakes - Angie Bakes Cakes

Rings - Osborne's Jewelers

Dress - The Something Blue Shoppe

Flowers - Simpson's Florist

Hair & Makeup - Karlie Day

DJ - Citybeatz DJ Services




]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) fall wedding hampton cove wedding plantation huntsville wedding photographer melissa holley photography north alabama wedding photographer outdoor wedding something blue shoppe Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:47:57 GMT
Sara Beth + Andy's Annabella at Cedar Glen Wedding If you know me or follow me on social media, you probably know that I consider myself somewhat of a hippie.  I try to trust my instincts, and I talk about karma and mojo a lot.  You know, completely normal stuff!  When I met Sara Beth and Andy all of my hippie instinct bells started ringing.  We just hit it off right away.  We had so much in common and I fell in love with the love I could feel between them.  These guys are seriously so sweet together.

Their wedding was on a Friday the 13th at Annabella at Cedar Glen, but there was absolutely nothing unlucky about this day.  The weather was perfect, the venue was absolutely amazing, and the couple was stunning as you will see.  I know Sara Beth and Andy will have a wonderful life together.  It was my honor to capture their wedding day. 


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Vendors that made the day so special!

Venue - Annabella at Cedar Glen

Caterer - Tim Smith's Catering Classics

Dress - David's Bridal

Tuxedos - Jos. A. Bank

Rings - Osborne's Jewelers


]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) annabella at cedar glen friday the 13th huntsville wedding photographer melissa holley photography tim smith's catering classics Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:59:38 GMT
Jennifer + Travis's Meadow Creek Farm Wedding I kicked off my fall weddings this year with Jennifer and Travis's wedding at Meadow Creek Farm in Toney, AL. Their late September wedding day was absolutely perfect.  This sweet couple filled their day with special touches and loving friends and family.  The bride had one of the most adorable first looks with her Dad that I have ever had the pleasure of photographing.  Those two obviously have a special bond.  Jennifer and Travis shared letters with one another before the first look, and watching the emotion as they read them was so touching.  I can't fail to mention Travis's Grandma Polly who caught the bouquet!  She was too much fun!

Jennifer and Travis, thank you for sharing your day with me.  I wish you a beautiful life together.

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Vendors that made the day so special!

Venue - Meadow Creek Farm

Videographer - Jay Burleson

Caterer - Ole Hickory BBQ

Cakes - Batter Up Cakes

Rings - Grogan Jewelers

Dress - Modern Brides (Bridal gown)  Town & Country (Bridesmaids gowns)

Suits - Men’s Warehouse

Flowers - Shelby Bailey

Hair & Makeup - Under the Veil (Becca Shaddy)




]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) barn reception fall wedding fall wedding season huntsville wedding photographer meadow creek farm melissa holley photography north alabama wedding photographer rustic wedding september wedding toney al wedding wedding photography Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:59:34 GMT
Rachael + Steven's Green Mountain Engagement Session We met Rachael and Steven at Green Mountain bright and early one Saturday morning.  I usually shoot in the late afternoons and evenings so this was a change of pace for me.  Luckily the light was amazing.  It was before the leaves started turning so no fall color, but Green Mountain is lovely pretty much year round.  Who doesn't love a covered bridge?  

Adorable Grayson joined his mom and dad for the session and we had so much fun.  How cute is this kid?  We are looking forward to seeing all of them at their April wedding at Creekside Plantation in Mooresville!  I know Rachael will make a beautiful bride. MDH_8271MDH_8271 MDH_8259MDH_8259 MDH_8194MDH_8194 MDH_3385MDH_3385 MDH_3399MDH_3399 MDH_3406MDH_3406 MDH_8195MDH_8195 MDH_8207MDH_8207 MDH_8221MDH_8221 MDH_8234MDH_8234 MDH_8247MDH_8247 MDH_8255MDH_8255 MDH_8287MDH_8287 MDH_8291MDH_8291


]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) covered bridge pictures creekside plantation early morning engagement session green mountain engagement green mountain nature trail huntsville wedding photographer melissa holley photography outdoor engagement photos Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:43:08 GMT
Sylyndar + LeVon's Nashville Engagement Session You guys know I love a good road trip!  We headed up to Nashville, Tennessee for this fabulous session with Sylyndar and LeVon.  These guys are so cute and so much fun.  They hung in there with me for four different locations and three different outfits.  We hit the Bicentennial Mall, the Titans stadium, some of the murals in the Gulch, and ended the day at the Parthenon in Centennial Park.  That is a marathon engagement session!

I'm looking forward to their summer wedding at the beautiful Huntsville Botanical Gardens!

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]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) bicentennial mall centennial park football engagement photos gulch murals house divided engagement huntsville botanical gardens huntsville wedding photographer melissa holley photography nashville engagement session nashville parthenon titans stadium Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:42:51 GMT
Chloe + Matt's Engagement Session Chloe and Matt are such a sweet couple.  The weather wasn't great the day of their session and we talked about rescheduling.  Luckily we didn't, because the rain cleared and made the temperature nice and cool for a summer night.  Perfect!  We met them at Big Spring Park and worked our way to the Koi murals and the twinkle lights in Downtown Huntsville.  I think it was the perfect mix of fun and romantic shots.  Cute little Wyatt joined Mom and Matt for half of the session and he did great!  I can't stand the cuteness this kid brought to their session.  I'm sure the giant sucker I brought didn't have anything at all to do with his willingness to perform for the camera.  

I'm really looking forward to seeing these guys again at their March wedding!  

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]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) after dark engagement photos big spring park big spring park engagement session downtown huntsville engagement session huntsville alabama wedding photographer koi mural photos melissa holley photography north alabama wedding photographer twinkle light photos Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:23:28 GMT
Sara Beth + Andy's Engagement Session I absolutely loved working with Andy and Sara Beth!  We met by chance at Barnes and Noble where I was waiting to meet another perspective client.  We hit it off right away and they eventually hired me to photograph their wedding.  I definitely believe it was fate that put us together and I couldn't be more thankful!  

These guys are pretty much a photographer's dream.  Gorgeous, super sweet, and so in love!  It is so easy to photograph couples that are this comfortable together.  Throw in an awesome country spot with some rusty old vehicles, and you get this amazing engagement session.  Andy and Sara Beth like to hunt and shoot together, and we had fun incorporating that into the shoot.  

I hope you love these as much as I do!

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Tori + Will's Meadow Creek Farm Wedding Tori and Will's wedding at Meadow Creek Farm in Toney, AL was SO MUCH FUN!  That is just the best way to describe it.  Tori was super relaxed.  I love it when the bride is focused on the meaning of the day rather than the details.  I don't think anything could have put a damper on her excitement over marrying Will.  And don't let me forget to mention that she was absolutely stunning!  Especially those eyes.  Gorgeous!

Before the ceremony the girls jammed out in the bridal suite and the guys watched TV and played pool upstairs.  Tori and Will decided to have a first look, so we had a ton of time to capture couple shots of them.  They were such good sports and ready to try anything I dreamed up. 

After the ceremony, the bridal party and guests danced the night away.  Seriously, I haven't been to many weddings with this many people who loved to dance.  It was a blast!

Congratulations Tori and Will!  We know you two are loving married life!

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Vendors that made the day awesome!

Venue - Meadow Creek Farm

Coordinator - Tara Chandler

DJ - Metropolitan Disk Jockey Service (Steve Metz)

Caterer - Creative Catering (David King)

Cakes - Old Vienna (Theresa Carpenter)

Dress - David's Bridal

Videography - Zac and Michaela Baker

Pastor - Steve Lacy

Makeup - Brianne Clark from Mary Kay

Hair - Angie Taylor (Artistry Salon)



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Caitlyn + Jake's Family Farm Engagement Shoot When Caitlyn suggested Jake's family farm for their photos I was excited because I love shooting engagement sessions in places that are meaningful to the couple.  When I actually visited the farm I was totally hooked.  It was such a lovely place complete with adorable buildings, a stocked pond, and goats.  We even got a chance to include the couple's pups in a few shots and captured their love for Netflix, hockey, and cheese balls! 


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Teri Beth and Michael's Athens, AL Wedding There are so many lovely venues in North Alabama, and I have photographed plenty of them.  I love the variety of venues, from arbors in flowery fields to rustic barns to modern reception halls.  However, there is something special about photographing a wedding in a small town church.  

Teri Beth and Michael chose to exchange vows in the beautiful First Baptist Church in Athens, AL.  The fantastic stained glass windows and wooden beamed ceilings set me up for some great shots.  

There were many special touches, but one stole my heart.  Instead of sparklers or bubbles, the couple chose to leave to thrown rose petals.  This was so special because Teri Beth's mother saved all of the flowers that her husband had given her throughout their marriage, and those dried petals are what the guests threw.  Such a sweet and memorable touch from this thoughtful family.

Teri Beth and Michael, thank you for choosing us to capture your special day.  We wish you all the happiness in the world.  




Vendors who helped make the day special

Flowers - Duggar's Florist

Caterer - C&A Catering

Cake - Nothing Bundt Cakes

Grooms Cake - Nestle Toll House (Athens, AL)

Dress - Madison Town and Country 

Tuxedos - Belk

Rings - Heirlooms

Hair and Makeup - McKenna Porter



]]> (Melissa Holley Photography) athens al wedding photographer church wedding first baptist church athens al huntsville melissa holley photography nothing bundt cakes stained glass wedding photos traditional wedding wedding in athens wedding photography Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT
Brooke and Karl’s Monte Sano Mountain Engagement Session I like to think I’m a pretty optimistic person, both personally and professionally.  I truly love what I do and I get excited before every session.  However, I have to admit that I was not so optimistic on the day of Brooke and Karl’s engagement session.  I really didn’t think it would happen on the day it was scheduled.  The radar had been looking ugly all day and a couple of hours before the shoot I double checked with Brooke to see if she wanted to reschedule.  I might have even encouraged her to reschedule.  I really thought it was going to rain.

I was right, but just barely.  It did rain, but only slight drizzles here and there.  We were able to finish the entire session (and even ran over the scheduled time).  The slight rain cooled things off and the temperature was amazing for June in Alabama.  Despite my less than optimistic outlook, we had a great time and got some amazing shots of this super sweet couple.  I hope they had as much fun as I did, even though my dreams of stealing some shots of them dancing in a downpour never came true!



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Stacy + Montrell's Miramar Beach Wedding Weekend I seriously have the best job in the world!   Who else gets to travel to the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast and spend the weekend with a fun-loving couple and all of their family and friends?  So much fun!

We spent the weekend of June 10th in Miramar Beach, FL with Stacy and Montrell.  We started the weekend off on Friday with some sunset photos of the couple at The Village of Baytowne Wharf located in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  It was nice to spend some time with Stacy and Montrell before the wedding.  They were full of love for one another.  After the shoot, we joined the couple for dinner and a pre-wedding party at The Village Door.  We had a blast before the wedding day had even arrived!

The wedding took place at 5PM on the Solaris Yacht by SunQuest Cruises.  What an amazing setting for a very special day.  Stacy looked beautiful in her flowy white gown, and the wedding party wore an array of colors (with coordinating Chuck Taylor’s, of course).  After the ceremony, we enjoyed a 3-hour cruise of the Choctawhatchee Bay.  It was the perfect end to a perfect day.  

Stacy and Montrell, we are so happy you chose Melissa Holley Photography to capture your wedding and we wish you all the best!


Vendors who helped make the wedding special!

Accommodations - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Pre-Wedding Party - The Village Door 
Venue - SunQuest
Dress - David's Bridal
Hair - Ruth Topete (Inspirations Hair Salon Florence, AL)
Makeup - Chastidy Porter (Southern City Styles Florence, AL)





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Krysten + Nic Hays Nature Preserve Engagement session May 7, 2017

As you can probably guess from their photos, Krysten and Nic are a lot of fun!  You just have to have a certain personality to pull off purple hair, and Krysten rocks it.  I can’t wait to see what color she goes with for her wedding in November! 

We walked all around the picturesque Hays Nature Preserve and they were willing and eager to do anything for a photo op.  Climb down the muddy stairs?  Sure!  Lay down in the middle of the bridge?  Of course!  Get to the middle of that tall grass field in your fabulous shoes?  No problem! 

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