• Welcome to the blogsite of award winning photographer, Samantha Alday. Samantha is also a boutique-style photographer commissioning a limited number of wedding and portrait events each year delivering the most in personal customer service, detail and the specific needs of each client. Her work has been featured in ALABAMA WEDDINGS Magazine, The Knot online Real Weddings and has been awarded by the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

Alabama Wedding Photographer ~ Emily and Matt ~ Part 2

Reception Venue:  The {extremely cool} Avon Theater, Birmingham, AL
Catering:  Happy Catering
Baker:  Audrey Odom
Band:  Fountain City Players
Rental and Lighting:  Fun Source, Inc.

Emily’s sweet 97 year old grandmother watches as Em dances with her father.

Reception fun.

I can’t remember exactly what Dad’s speech/toast was about, but I think it had something to do with money…

If you’ll look closely, I think someone had a little help catching the bouquet.

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a glimpse of what my day was like with Emily and Matt.   With Part 1 and Part 2 of their blog post, I mainly wanted to share the emotions and the fun that was had that day.  The day was honestly stress-free and so comfortable and I think what I took away from it the most was their love of each other, their family and their friends.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your day guys!

You can see their full wedding day gallery by clicking on the Proof Gallery link above!

Alabama Wedding Photographer ~ Emily and Matt ~ Part 1

Venue:  Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL
Florist:   Andy Boyles and Rachel Gaudel
Video:  Snaplife Studios 
Event Coordinator:  Parrish Miles GoPro Event Solutions 

Emily seeing herself for the first time with her veil.

You looked stunning Emily.

The First Look.

The most emotional First Look I’ve ever photographed.


Dad’s job while waiting on the ceremony to begin was keeping Em’s veil off the floor.  He definitely took his responsibility very seriously and did a great job….  🙂

The girls waiting their turn.

The ceremony.

Matt helps Emily into the Jag to go to the reception.

Part 2 coming tomorrow!  The reception was held at the beautiful Avon Theater.