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Amanda & Michael // Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session


Nov 21, 2019


Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session Portrait

My very favorite part of this past weekend was meeting our sweet couple, Amanda and Michael, in real life! The second best part was photographing the most dreamy engagement session for them!

We headed back down to Birmingham to meet them at Railroad Park for the first part of their session. Railroad Park has already become a favorite Birmingham spot for us, and we couldn’t wait to find a few more nooks and crannies with Amanda and Michael!

After a quick outfit change, we hopped in the car and headed over to this goooorgeous church Amanda told us about. Dreamy with a capital D! The stunning architecture and perfect layering was a phenomenal ending to the fun little spots we found at the park.

For about 10 seconds, the setting sun rested just perfectly on the top of a highrise building behind Amanda and Michael as I was posing them on the church steps. Joel saw it and grabbed some of my favorite pictures from the whole session!

We had the most wonderful sun glow during our entire session! I just loved how airy and beautiful these pictures turned out – and how warm that sunshine was in the November air!

And let me tell you, these two were amazing. Not only in front of the camera (they are adorable!!), but also as a couple! After our initial Zoom meeting with them, I knew right away that Amanda and Michael are our kind of people. We had such a blast spending this time getting to know them better! We seriously have the best couples ever.

Here’s a little sneak peek from Amanda and Michael’s downtown Birmingham engagement session!



Looking for more engagement inspiration? Check out Molly & Alex’s downtown Birmingham rooftop session!

  1. Jessica Nelson

    November 22nd, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple. Love the locations!

  2. Kaitlin Paetzhold

    November 22nd, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Gorgeous photos! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  3. Joanna

    November 22nd, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Beautiful couple and beautiful photos! Congrats!

  4. Linda Montgomery

    November 22nd, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I love these!! The photos are amazing! How could they not be with such a beautiful couple!

  5. Kayci Timmons

    November 22nd, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Breathtaking photos!! Such a photogenic couple. And you can really see their love for one another in every photo! <3

  6. Michelle Lowrance

    November 22nd, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Beautiful photos!!!

  7. Donna Wicks

    November 22nd, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    OH WOW!! How in the world will you ever pick one!! These are absolutely beautiful!! And of course they would be because the subject is such a beautiful couple inside and out. Love you two!

  8. Fran Jackson

    November 22nd, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!

  9. Diane Smith

    November 22nd, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    These are truly beautiful pictures!! I know you all will have a hard time selecting your favorite ones!! Joel and Amber did a wonderful job!!

  10. Candice Dunn

    November 22nd, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Beautiful outdoor pictures in Birmingham! These are flawless.

  11. Rhonda Larson

    November 22nd, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!

  12. Whitney Blalock

    November 22nd, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Such a beautiful couple and absolutely amazing pictures!!! Can’t wait to see there wedding

  13. Jeff Taylor

    November 22nd, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Great pictures! I hope you get them for free!

  14. Sue Taylor

    November 22nd, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple, Love these…..can’t wait to celebrate your special day, Love you both!

  15. Emily Harvey

    November 22nd, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Amazing photos!!

  16. John Duncan

    November 22nd, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  17. Gayle

    November 22nd, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Love all of the photos and both of you!

  18. Art

    November 23rd, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Great Pictures Amanda & Michael! The date will be here soon, but first Beat Auburn!

  19. Daniel

    November 23rd, 2019 at 10:44 am

    The pics are fantastic!! Awesome backdrop choices, too. You two look great!

  20. Ann Vinzant

    November 23rd, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Congratulations Michael & Amanda!

  21. Alyssa Carter

    November 23rd, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    These pictures are so pretty! Can’t wait to celebrate you both!!

  22. John

    November 23rd, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Great pictures!! Can’t wait for the big day!!

  23. Linda

    November 23rd, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    … Stunning Photos …

  24. Terrie Delbridge

    November 23rd, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous photos of such a joyful occasion. They are simply beautiful and full of love. Wishing you both many blessings in your upcoming marriage!

    Terrie Delbridge

  25. Dana Wilson

    November 23rd, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Such a beautiful couple- loved the settings! Best Wishes for a blessed and happy wedding!

  26. Sloan

    November 23rd, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Beautiful couple, beautiful photographs, terrific photographer! Venues were perfect. Sun-draped field photos are so sweet. So many amazing to choose from! Choose a dozen and you can make a gorgeous calendar! ❤

  27. Dee Petcher

    November 23rd, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Amanda these are beautiful!

  28. Susan Christian

    November 23rd, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Such a beautiful couple both inside and out!! Love these photos.

  29. Caroline Meyers

    November 23rd, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Gorgeous photos!! And of the sweetest couple!

  30. Nelda McCoy

    November 23rd, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Joe and Amber, these pictures are beautiful and I’m sure will be treasured in the years to come! Great job!!!

  31. Lea Clark

    November 23rd, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Congratulations! Lovely photos!

  32. Candi Johnson

    November 23rd, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Truly beatifu6 pictures. Congrats !!

  33. Joan Nurre

    November 23rd, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Wow! You captured such beautiful images of an amazing couple. Beautiful!!!

  34. Christy Martin

    November 23rd, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Breathtaking gorgeous! I love the settings…perfect for engagement photos…

  35. Christine Shores

    November 24th, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Beautiful photos! Truly captures the love you two share. Such an exciting time in your lives! Congrats on your engagement!

  36. Sue Sutphin

    November 24th, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing❤️

  37. Austin Smith

    November 24th, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful photos Amanda and Michael!!

  38. Kay Oakley

    November 24th, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    The photographers did a great job capturing you two beautiful, in love youngsters. Please let me know how to order a picture. Blessings

  39. Flake Oakley

    November 24th, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Nice looking couple – good job by the photographers. Roll Tide!

  40. Kim Burge

    November 25th, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Breathtaking photos….Beautiful couple!

  41. Patti Echols

    November 25th, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!

  42. Barber Clark

    November 25th, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Amazing pictures of a special time to be remembered for a lifetime. Doesn’t hurt that they are a beautiful couple!

  43. Cynthia Martin

    November 25th, 2019 at 7:08 am

    I love all the pictures. A very photogenic couple
    Michael and Amanda picked great photo settings. I love this couple.

    Aunt Cynthia

  44. John Porter, III

    November 25th, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Great Pictures

    John Porter, III

  45. Stephanie

    November 25th, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Great looking couple and beautiful pictures.

  46. Kim Black

    November 25th, 2019 at 8:29 am

    What a beautiful couple – Roll Tide

  47. Hillary Wicks

    November 25th, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Love these pictures!! Can’t wait for the special day!

  48. Joann Bee

    November 25th, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Beautiful photos – Congratulations!

  49. Jamie Chance

    November 25th, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Oh my! Stunning pictures of a beautiful couple! So happy for them!

  50. Billie Crawford

    November 25th, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Great photos of Michael and Amanda . The scenes bring out the beautiful union of this young couple. Great job on choosing these locations.

  51. Kendall Oakley

    November 25th, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Lovely pictures and couple! Can’t wait to add Amanda to our Oakley family!

  52. Kasey oakley

    November 25th, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple !

  53. Alison

    November 25th, 2019 at 6:25 pm


  54. Stacey Yeend

    November 25th, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Wishing the couple all the best!

  55. A Proud Momma

    November 26th, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I just looked at the pictures again. My son is so handsome and his Bride-to-Be is beautiful. They love Christ, each other and Bama – certainly a strong foundation to live life together and forever.

  56. Sharon Green

    November 26th, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple.

  57. Beth Simonis

    November 26th, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Such a beautiful bride! A handsome groom! Some of the best engagement photos I have seen! Wishing you two the best!!!!

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