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Kelly Marie & Tyler // First Baptist Church Wedding


Jan 16, 2020

Winter Wedding at First Baptist Church Huntsville // Wedding Photographers in Huntsville, Alabama

A new year, a new decade, and a new Mr and Mrs Gibson! We celebrated 2020 with Kelly Marie and Tyler’s beautiful winter wedding at First Baptist Church in Huntsville.

There’s something a little extra special about photographing a wedding at a place that has become a Huntsville icon. The mural of the ascending Jesus is almost as famous as our Saturn V rocketship! What a treat to compose such an art piece as the backdrop for portraits.

Another surprise that delighted us was that the tree stage from the Living Christmas Tree production was still up, and it was amazing! What a setting for the ceremony!!

There’s also something a little extra special about this sweet couple! Kelly Marie and Tyler truly encompass a heartfelt joy that reflects their love for Jesus. One of the things we really connected with during their first coffee date with us was their hearts for ministry, discipleship, and missions.

Watching them on the wedding day absolutely brought joy to my heart. Their huge smiles and lit-up eyes made my heart squeeze. You’ll see what I mean when you browse through this blog post. I smile every time I see that laughter of Kelly Marie’s!

This Reception Took The Cake

One of my favorite memories of this wedding day was the incredible reception Kelly Marie and Tyler created for their guests! First of all, there was a coffee bar. Their first date was at Rooster’s Crow, so it was so fitting. Tyson and his team not only provided a made-to-order coffee bar, but also created a special coffee blend as Kelly Marie and Tyler’s guest favors! You can imagine how happy Joel and I were to be surrounded by coffee all night.

And let me tell you, this crowd can dance with such grace! I enjoyed watching them so much! They knew the dances to songs that I didn’t even know had organized dances.

Kelly Marie and Tyler also choreographed an entire production for the grand entrance. The whole wedding party put on a show that just blew us away. So impressive!

Enjoy a sneak peek into Kelly Marie and Tyler’s wedding celebration at First Baptist Church in Huntsville!

Wedding portrait at First Baptist Church Huntsville
Wedding ceremony at First Baptist Church Huntsville
Wedding ceremony at First Baptist Church Huntsville
Wedding reception at First Baptist Church Huntsville

Pies made with love by people in their lives. Such a neat idea!

Wedding reception at First Baptist Church Huntsville

Kelly Marie & Tyler, thank you so much for letting us start off the new decade by your sides! Watching the love and joy you have for each other, your families, and for God was incredible to witness. We wish you a beautiful and wonderfully rich life together as you serve him!



P.S. Looking for more wedding day inspiration? Don’t miss Meredith & Lucas’ Fall Wedding with a View over at Burritt on the Mountain!

A shout out to these amazing vendors!

Venue: First Baptist Church Huntsville
Photography: Joel and Amber Photography
Videography: David LaSarge
Coordinating: Jan, Anna, and Rachel Bailey
Officiant: Byron Bradshaw
Ceremony Director: Kim Mims
Musicians: Justin Eads, Jacob Dunbacher, and Hannah Steinberg, Will Neely
Vocalist: Hannah Steinberg and Noah Fowler
Florals: Elaine Cavanaugh
Catering: Hartley’s Catering
DJ: Ethan Bruton, Tonight’s Entertainment
Coffee Bar and Favors: Rooster’s Crow Coffee Roastery

  1. Kelly Marie Gibson

    January 17th, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    We LOVED working with Joel and Amber before and during our day! These photos are so incredible to have to remember all the special moments from the best day of our lives!

  2. Flora

    January 17th, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Love!!!! What beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!

  3. Amanda Gibson

    January 17th, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Y’all captured this breathtaking day so beautifully! Love every sweet detail and every boisterous moment.

  4. Jennie

    January 17th, 2020 at 10:45 pm


  5. Lisa

    January 17th, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!!!

  6. Madushi

    January 17th, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    That was a gorgeous wedding. Happy wedded life guys.

  7. Madushi

    January 17th, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    That was a gorgeous wedding one of a kind. Happy wedded life .

  8. Madushi

    January 17th, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    That was a gorgeous one of a kind wedding and lovely photos


    January 17th, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Amazing photos and gorgeous couple

  10. Karen Denman

    January 17th, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Beautiful photos of a precious couple who love Jesus’s! Congratulations!

  11. Cydney

    January 17th, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Seriously breathtaking!

  12. Kathy Mashburn

    January 17th, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Beautiful photos of two wonderful people starting their new lives together! Praying God’s blessings on you!

  13. Deborah Boothe

    January 17th, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Beautiful pictures!! Beautiful day!

  14. Anna Bruton

    January 18th, 2020 at 12:04 am

    These are beautiful!!

  15. Pat Skidmore

    January 18th, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Kelly Marie, I loved looking @ your photos. What a grand wedding you had. Lots of & celebration expressed in these pixtures. Joel and Amber did a fantastic job. You will aways treasure these pictures.

  16. Claire Simpson

    January 18th, 2020 at 1:12 am

    What amazing pictures! Y’all really captured the beauty of this special day, as well as Kelly Marie’s beautiful, sweet spirit :)

  17. Kelly

    January 18th, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Gorgeous wedding! Beautiful bride and ceremony pictures!

  18. Jessi Vaden

    January 18th, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Everything about this is perfect!

  19. Linda Vaden

    January 18th, 2020 at 10:00 am

    What a beautiful wedding! Lovely pictures of an amazing couple!

  20. Londa G Hladky

    January 18th, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    It was a beautiful wedding and reception. Gorgeous pictures!

  21. Tammy

    January 18th, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    A lovely and joyful day: our KellyMarie marrying her love! Joel and Amber, thank you for capturing it so beautifully and with such Grace!

  22. Liberty

    January 18th, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day :)

  23. Nina Miller

    January 18th, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a very special couple & a beautiful wedding. I was sorry when I came to the end. Joel & Amber did a great job of capturing the event. God bless your marriage.

  24. Jake Gibson

    January 19th, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Joel and Amber – you very well captured a delightful, worshipful ceremony. Most fairy tales get written afterwards – you seem to have caught the beginning of a new one – thank you so much! If prospective customers wonder what it took to get all these amazing shots I can testify the staged shots went like clockwork, and I STILL don’t know how they got many of the action shots without being obtrusive, or even visible!

  25. Shemalya King

    January 20th, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Wow! I’m amazed at how realistic this “fairytale” was! I’m so thankful to God for these moments that he has to gracefully allowed me to be a part of, even though I was unable to be present. These photos brought me to the wedding. I’ve honestly never seen such perfect memories of a wedding. Though I’m certain that it has alot to do with the people being captured, I’m persuaded that the photographer is anointed by God to be a master of their craft. May the Lord favor you more and more and bless others with the product their hearts long for.

  26. Prudence King

    January 20th, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I was so excited when I saw these pictures!! I so desperately wanted to be at my friend’s wedding, and these beautiful pictures and post allowed me to see what a perfect day this was for Kelly Marie and her husband. Scrolling through all of these memories brought joy to my heart ❤️. Great job photographers!! Thank you!!

  27. Morgan King

    January 20th, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations Kelly Marie and Tyler!!! I wish I could have been present to celebrate that momentous day! I’m a sucker for weddings and this one would have been even more special because of the people involved! Thank you Joel and Amber for the excellence that you put into these photos! They exhibit all of the happiness and celebration that was intertwined throughout this wedding! Praise God for everything and everyone that made this wedding so

  28. Steven Lave

    January 22nd, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Very nice!

  29. Tyler Gibson

    January 22nd, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Beautiful memories of the most joy filled day of our lives! Thank you Joel and Amber for capturing these precious moments. Y’all were fantastic to work with!

  30. Aunt Gloria & Uncle Marty

    January 22nd, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Beautiful wedding and wonderful photos to remember the happy day.

  31. Mark Steinberg

    January 23rd, 2020 at 8:06 am

    The photos do a wonderful job of showing the joy of the couple and the wedding.

  32. Victoria Diaz

    January 23rd, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning pictures and a stunning couple!!
    Loved getting to celebrate with Kelly Marie and Tyler on their very special day!! <3

  33. Evan

    January 23rd, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful day to be a part of! These photos captured so many incredible memories.

  34. Lauren

    January 23rd, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  35. Aunt Melodie

    January 23rd, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    A joyful and beautiful union it was! The memories of true happiness brightly shine through in this beautiful collaboration of pictures, showing the exhilaration shared by all. The spirit filled beauty of both Tyler and Kelly Marie is brought forth in a most special way in these photographs taken by Joel
    and Amber.
    Congratulations Tyler and Kelly Marie.

  36. Stephanie Sheppard

    January 23rd, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    These photos tell a beautiful story! Your artistry captured the joy of this special couple.

  37. Steven Worstell

    January 23rd, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    A beautiful marriage consisting of two beautiful people inside and out, captured in some stunning photos!

  38. Caleb Cox

    January 23rd, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Such a beautiful day! So glad I got to be a part of it!

  39. Dick Steinberg

    January 24th, 2020 at 7:01 am

    What a beautiful bride in character as well as outward eye popping awe..Thrilled to have Tyler as my son in law. Praising God for the good examples of character you showed.

  40. Uncle Robby

    January 24th, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    The wedding was spectacular and these photos did a remarkable job of capturing the entire affair.

  41. Hannah Steinberg

    January 25th, 2020 at 1:16 am

    These are amazing photos! Joel and Amber, thanks so much for your awesome work and kind presence at the wedding! Kelly Marie and Tyler, thanks for being so awesome and getting married. I love you both!

  42. Stacie Franklin

    January 25th, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Such beautiful pictures to capture such a beautiful love! So glad we could be there!

  43. Maria Emma Torres

    January 25th, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Absolutely beautiful couple! A match made in heaven. May God continue to bless you both as you start your new lives together, unified in marriage. Kelly Marie and Tyler- you both are incredible and wonderful people, and I am so blessed to have you in my life! These pictures are absolutely stunning….they fully capture the true love and happiness between you two.

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