A Spanish Fort, Alabama Engagement Session at 5 Rivers

A Spanish Fort, Alabama Engagement Session at 5 Rivers

Heaven & Mason | Spanish Fort, Alabama Engagement | 06.02.2018

In January, I decided I wanted to find a way to give to my community. I wanted to offer an opportunity for a couple to win a free engagement session. I wanted the giveaway to be different. Everyone gets tired of the typical- like the post, like the page, share the post, tag a friend giveaways. They are all over the place. I really wanted a way to connect to my participants. I wanted to hear their stories and see the community they had to support their future marriages. So, I decided to offer an opportunity for people to rally their support systems together. They posted their stories and rallied their friends and family together to help them by liking their comment with their story. There were three finalist and after hearing all their stories I couldn’t wait to meet them and get to know them. Heaven and Mason are the third couple and I am excited to tell you more about them. Let me tell you about their Spanish Fort, Alabama engagement session at 5 Rivers.

The meeting…

Heaven is another local photographer in our area. Check out her work here. We met through a local chapter of The Rising Tide Society called Tuesday’s Together. We have know each other for a little over a year. When I noticed that her and her fiance were finalist I was beyond excited to share the opportunity for a fellow creative.

The engagement session…

Heaven and Mason are going to have a boho / forest / fairy tale wedding so the location we chose was perfect. We decided to meet at 5 Rivers Delta Center located on the causeway and Mobile Bay in Spanish Fort, Alabama. The location provided us with walking trails with unique, natural settings. The trails are sprinkled with different textures from the stunning live oaks, that our area is known for, to a few bamboo patches that offered a light, feathery texture.

They were so easy to work with and pose. Heaven had no problem given me the giggly faces that I love so much for an engagement session. Their outfits were just perfect as well! I am obsessed with Heaven’s floral maxi dress. I really enjoyed getting to hang out with their little family for the hour.  We even survived the crazy hot heat and humidity that South Alabama summers have to offer.

Heaven and Mason have two children, so of course I had to have a few of the entire family.

Engagement sessions are so important to me. They give me an opportunity to get my couples in front of the camera without the stress of a wedding day. They allow me the opportunity to capture them just being themselves and for us to get comfortable with each other. My favorite moments are catching the way they gaze into each others eye, hold hands, and the small ways that they show affection to display their love for each other.

Heaven and Mason- Thank you for the opportunity for photographing your Spanish Fort, Alabama engagement session at 5 Rivers.

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Location: 5 Rivers- Delta Resource Center
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I am Jessica Smith. I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Born and raised in Alabama, I have lived on the Gulf Coast for the most of my life. After adventures with my husband’s job in the Coast Guard, we decided it was time to follow our hearts and settle down back on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. Being from Fairhope, my southern heritage is apparent from the time you meet me. My southern “twang” and my love of Alabama football are the giveaways. I am a wife and a mother to three gorgeous sons. I also love to garden and promoting wellness in the world.  

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