Anna & Graham // First UMC Wedding, EarlyWorks Reception


Oct 19, 2017

Our story with Anna & Graham goes way back to more than a year ago at one of our favorite coffee shops in Florence. Anna walked up, gave us a huge hug, and told us that she couldn’t believe she was finally getting to meet us in real life.

Their New Year’s Eve engagement session was cooooold, but the memories are pretty incredible. It was such a great time of getting to know them, hear their story, and wrapping up in a special quilt! :) You can see some of our favorite pictures from their session here!

And since that day, Anna and Graham’s friendship has become even sweeter to us. They exemplify a beautiful, godly relationship that serves others through their gifts – whether that’s Graham’s love for singing, Anna serving many people with her nursing skills, mentoring kids in the youth group, or just sending ending their emails with “has anyone told you today how awesome you are?”

And that is just how their entire wedding day went! People serving others well, joy pouring out everywhere we turned, and seeing Anna and Graham loved by so many people. Their impact has been great, and you could see it woven through the day.

One of my favorite wedding details was a handkerchief belonging to Anna’s grandpa that was wrapped up in her bouquet. We had the privilege of meeting this sweet grandpa a few months before they lost him, and seeing Anna holding this memory in her hands as she walked down the aisle was really special.

After their joyful First Look, portraits with one of the most amazing bridal parties, family prayer during the ceremony, and an adorable Just Married Moment, we all headed over the the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum for Anna & Graham to celebrate with their guests.

There were lots of best parts of their reception, but my tippy-top absolute favorite was when Graham surprised Anna with a song. He has an incredible voice, and her reaction still makes me smile.

Enjoy a peeks into a few of our favorite memories from Anna & Graham’s wedding day!




This is the moment that had the entire room in happy tears!


Love love love this!! Grandmas are so special! <3


We work hard to serve others well and encourage couples just starting their journey as husband and wife, but we are so blessed in return. We learn so much from our couples, too! Anna & Graham, thank you for filling our hearts with all kinds of happy. You guys are a blessing to us!



P.S. Did you love Anna and Graham’s wedding? You might also love Caroline & Ryan’s Christ Presbyterian Church wedding and Huntsville Museum of Art Reception!


Shout out to all the vendors who made Anna & Graham’s day so amazing!

Ceremony: First United Methodist Church

Officiants: Rev. Dr. Glenn Conner & Rev. Barrett Long

Dress: Something Blue Bridal Shoppe

Tuxes: Coats Clothing Company

Hair Artist: Samantha Ziegler

Makeup Artist: Janae Burnside

Coordinator: Monica Byars

Florals: Florals by Cindy

Videographer: HGR Productions

Reception Venue: EarlyWorks Children’s Museum

Catering: Whole Hog Express

Cake Artist: Beth Ledbetter

Groom’s Cake Artist: Old Vienna

Ceremony Musician: Halea Dardin

DJ: DJ Keeks

  1. Barrett Long says:

    Wow! Just an amazing day. Thank you Joel and Amber for capturing the memories. So much happened and you have captured the story in pictures. Just BEAUTIFUL! You all are truly a blessing.
    Father of the Bride

    • Joel and Amber says:

      Thank you, Barrett! That means so much to us! You and your family have been such a joy to us. We’re thankful for all of you!

  2. LeAnn Long says:

    Joel and Amber are the best!! I could go on and on about all they have done for Anna and Graham and our family over the past year. Their faith and love for Christ shines brightly and they have touched our lives forever and btw….the pictures are AMAZING too!

    • Joel and Amber says:

      Thank you, LeAnn! We have been so blessed by you and your family! We truly think the world of you all and are so grateful to have been able to share this special time with you. <3

  3. Eden Pritchett says:

    Beautiful Anna! So happy for you two ❤️

  4. Ashton Geiger says:

    Sweet Grandbig! Each picture is so beatutiful!!

  5. Eliza says:

    Amazing pictures of a beautiful wedding!

  6. Cynthia Garner says:

    Joel and Amber, the two of you have amazing energy and it really shines through in your photos and the way you make people feel relaxed and important. Charles and I were very impressed at the wedding and now we are more impressed with these beautiful memories you captured for Anna and Graham.

    • Joel and Amber says:

      Thank you, Cynthia! That means so much to us! We are thankful to have the opportunity to impact people in a joyful way, and we’re so glad that we could do that for everyone!

  7. Jarmel Poole says:

    Breath taking! Congratulations to the bride and groom!

  8. Sarah Garnet says:

    The best photographers ever.
    So caring and pleasant. Captured ever
    special moment. Appreciate them so

  9. Mandy says:

    Absolutely beautiful Anna!

  10. Noelle Hall says:

    Such an amazing day!! So glad Anna and Graham had you two to capture the day so beautifully!

  11. Alana Parker says:

    Absolutely beautiful… just like their love story! Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs.. Connor ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Diane Long says:

    Joel and Amber, you have done a wonderful job of capturing a lifetime of sweet memories. You are truly amazing and I am blessed by having met you.

  13. Leslie Taylor says:

    Beautiful photos of a very special couple!

  14. Jennie Oliver says:

    Beautiful couple so beautifully captured. You are extremely talented and I know that Graham and Anna will forever be thankful for your amazing pictures.

  15. Labeth Bryant says:

    What a beautiful day captured by your talent! Graham & Anna and the rest of the extended family are blessed by your love and friendship.

  16. Hannah Schrieber says:

    It was such a joy to be able to be a part of this day. You two mean so much to me and I am thankful that you both are in my life. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. My prayer is that you continue to keep the Lord in the middle of your marriage and always strive to honor him. I love you guys!

  17. Amy Carraway says:

    Loved getting to witness these two beautiful souls become one! It’s impossible to look at these pics and not smile.

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