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Thankful. That would be the word we would choose to describe our 2021. This year we traveled more than ever before, shot our biggest weddings to date, and celebrated 27 Katie & Alec couples! Not to mention the fact we shot well over 35 engagement sessions, 10 proposals, and countless other sessions from maternity sessions to senior sessions and more.

This year felt like we were living out the prayers we prayed for our business back when we started it in 2014. If you had told us back then what this year would look like, we would never have believed you. It’s genuinely been more than we could ever have asked for or imagined! Looking back on it in retrospect makes us proud and brings us so much joy.

We traveled to Rhode Island, Santa Barbara, Dallas, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia for sessions this year. We also got to shoot at some of our favorite local venues, including the Florentine Building, Oak Meadow Event Center, Park Crest Event Facility, the Barn at Shady Lane, Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms, Vestavia Country Club, Mathews Manor, and Camelot Manor, to name a few. Working with such incredible venues and in such beautiful locations has been a dream.

We wish we had the time and ability to mention every precious couple, every talented vendor, and each photo we love from this year. Believe it or not, this is only a portion of the weddings and sessions we shot this year. We did try our very best to include as many moments as possible, so be prepared; it’s definitely a lengthy post!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Getting to shoot the Pink Figgy outside the iconic Mills House Hotel was just wild! It has us contemplating buying one of these darling cars. What do y’all think!?

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Sunstone Winery in sunny Santa Barbara was the most amazing venue! This was a dream day to work on, and it was such an honor to see it published on Inspired By This!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We have to say, 2021 brought us the most incredible details yet, like this incredible cake at Pursell Farms! Our couples have the best tastes!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Traveling to Charleston for Brooklyn & Trevor’s engagement session then to Florida for their wedding was such a blessing! We’re so thankful for couples who trust us as much as they do. They’re truly the sweetest!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We got to shoot our 3rd wedding for the fantastic Lamberth family this year! We love getting to serve them and feel so lucky to know such a wonderful family! Katie & Googz’s wedding day at their home on Lake Martin was lovely beyond words.

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We also got to shoot 10 proposals this year! We have loved it and hope to shoot even more in 2022.

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Getting to shoot a wedding at the French Farmhouse in Dallas was a bucket list item! Someone, please take us back soon!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We also got the chance to travel to Rhode Island to celebrate Lauren & Benny! We’re so thankful they finally got to have their big celebration! Just look at their venue for photos… WOW!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

One of the sweetest moments for us in 2021 was getting to travel to Alys Beach to photograph one of our favorite KA couples and their precious new daughter! We love Hannah & Trey and are so thankful we’ve been able to watch their family grow!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

This year we got to shoot at a lot of our favorite venues, mainly the Barn at Shady Lane! We were there more than any other venue this year. Their team is amazing, and we’re so thankful for them!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

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2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We even got to shoot Faith & Eli’s graduation photos and wedding photos all in one year! They are a genuine power couple, and we’re so proud of them!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Railroad Park Birmingham Engagement Session

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

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2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We also got to meet and photograph so many couples who we’ll be getting to celebrate in 2022, like Stephanie & Jordan! We’ll be traveling to New York for their wedding day this August and genuinely can’t wait!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We captured so many moments this year that stopped us in our tracks...

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We captured so many moments this year that stopped us in our tracks… We got to witness some of the sweetest first looks with our bride’s family and friends…

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Moments full of pure joy…

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Moments that made us tear up…

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Then, there were some that we'll never forget. One of those moments was when our groom's precious grandpa asked for a photo with his wife he lost a while back. The moment we took it we knew it would forever be a favorite. It wasn't the best lighting, the most glamorous setup, but man, was it perfect. 

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

The ones that made us laugh…

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

The ones no one else saw…

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

Then, there were some that we’ll never forget. One of those moments was when our groom’s precious grandpa asked for a photo with his wife he lost a while back. The moment we took it, we knew it would forever be a favorite. It wasn’t the best lighting, the most glamorous set up, but man was it perfect.

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

We also photographed a ton of incredible party moments! We have to say; our couples know how to have a good time!

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

More than anything, though, our couples are incredible, kind, thoughtful, generous, and full of joy! We’re so thankful for each and every couple who trusted us this year with their most important memories. It’s an honor we will never take for granted.

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

2021 Best of Weddings & Engagement Photos - Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers Katie & Alec

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting our business in 2021 and beyond. We love you all and appreciate all our couples, past and present, and everyone who has supported us this year by following us online, sharing our work, and encouraging us. 2021 will forever hold a special spot in our hearts because of you!

To all the amazing vendors who poured their time, talent, and hearts into these wedding days, thank you! We couldn’t do this all without you. You all make this work so much more fun and meaningful.

We can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for our business and our incredible Katie & Alec couples in 2022. It’s got some big shoes to fill!

We love you all,

Katie & Alec

 

 

If you want a fun throwback you can check out our previous “Best of” posts below. We love getting to look back and see how we’ve grown. Each post feels like our annual Katie & Alec yearbook:

Best of 2020

Best of 2019

Best of 2018

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