J&M Photography and Design: Blog https://www.jmlovers.com/blog en-us (C) J&M Photography and Design (J&M Photography and Design) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:33:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:33:00 GMT https://www.jmlovers.com/img/s/v-12/u1035810969-o1035771304-50.jpg J&M Photography and Design: Blog https://www.jmlovers.com/blog 120 80 20 % Off Prints Sale | Give Prints This Holiday https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2018/12/20-off-prints-sale-give-prints-this-holiday Que the Temptation's Christmas classic. Why don't you give love on Christmas Day? (On Christmas Day) No greater gift is there than love. However, we believe that prints are definitely a close second. Enjoy 20% off all prints now through 12/8/18 to ensure that you get them back just in time for the 25th. Visit your gallery and enter promo code " JMLovers2018" at checkout . Its that simple. 

Let's Print!

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#JMLovers2017 Giveaway Week 3 https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2017/2/love-trumps-hate-jmlovers-giveaway

Planning a destination wedding? Need a photographer? Well you are in luck! If you are planning a wedding outside of the continental USA, or know someone who is, this giveaway is for you! J&M Photography is giving away one free destination wedding to a deserving duo.

To enter:

1. Email us at [email protected] and tell us about you and your love, your wedding plans, date and location

2. Post a selfie of the two of you with the hash tag #JMLovers2017 on Instagram and Facebook

3. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook

Its that easy!

Be sure to tag anyone and everyone you know will be interested. All entries must be in by February 28, 2017.0

What you will win:

2 Photographers

8 hours of wedding day coverage

A day before or day after session

Custom USB drive with all edited images

Fine print:

Couple will be responsible for all travel and lodging arrangements and fees for 2 photographers

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#JMLovers 2017 Giveaway Week 2 https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2017/2/-jmlovers-2017-giveaway-week-2

Just in time for Valentine's day, this weeks giveaway is a free curated couples mini session!

The rules:

1. Take a selfie with your love 

2. Post your selfie on our J&M Photography Facebook page with the hashtag #JMLovers2017

3. Invite your friends to like our page and your photo on our FB page

4. The couple with the most likes will win this weeks giveaway

5. All likes will be tallied on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 11:59 CST

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Love trumps hate #JMLovers Giveaway https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2017/2/-jmlovers-giveaway

All you need is love and we have plenty to give. This month we want to share our love by offering our services through 4 amazing giveaways. Each #WeddingWednesday this month we will announce a new giveaway and the winners will be selected the following Sunday. Today's giveaway is extra special as we are kicking off this giveaway month by offering a wedding.  Thats right!!! We would like to offer wedding day photography services for a deserving couple hosting an intimate 2017 wedding.

The rules:

1. In 365 words or less tell us your love story and make it good, we want to know how your love wins! Email all entries to [email protected] with the subject #JMLovers 2017 Giveaway and be sure to include the full names of the couple, phone number, wedding date, venue and number of guest. Entries should be submitted by Sunday February 5, 2017, 11:59 pm. 

2. Repost the pic above and like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram using the hashtag #JMLovers2017.

The winners will receive 8 hours of wedding day coverage with 2 photographers and an online gallery of all edited images (custom products not included). Best of luck!

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April+ Antonio | Downtown Nashville + Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2017/1/april-antonio-downtown-nashville-and-downtown-birmingham-engagement-session Although both April and Antonio are both from Birmingham, Alabama it wasn't until they attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee that they crossed each other's path.  April was name president of the TSU Alabama Club and as fate would have it, Antonio was named vice president. The two did not meet one another until the following school year after the first pep rally of football season.  Antonio spotted April through the crowd gathered at the rally and knew he had to meet her. 

After the rally, Antonio ran into a mutual friend, Jari, and advised that he was looking for April, the president of the TSUAC, little did Antonio know it was the girl he spotted in the crowd.  Jari took Antonio to the student center where April was helping prep for an event.  Once Jari pointed April out to Toni, Toni began to laugh uncontrollably.  Jari asked what was so funny and Toni began to explain how he thought April was someone else entirely. As the two laughed April approached them.

As April walked down the stairs of the student center she spotted her friend Jari and a cute guy laughing in her direction. Approaching them she asked what the joke was but neither one could get their laughter under control.  Jari soon gained control and introduced April to Toni. From that moment forward the two have worked side by side, laughed until in tears and have loved each other unconditionally. 

Naturally TSU's campus and the streets of downtown Birmingham served as the backdrop to their amazing engagement session. 

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Samantha + Adam | Downtown Birmingham Engagement Session https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2017/1/samantha-adam-downtown-birmingham-engagement-session It's crazy how fast time flies. We met Sammie her senior year of high school and had the opportunity to capture her senior portraits. Fast forward to just a few months ago we received a call from Sammie saying she is engaged and wanted us to capture her wedding day! This amazingly sweet couple will begin their journey as husband and wife this summer and we can't wait! 

I asked Sammie and Adam to share their "Love Story" and Adam wrote a novel...Sammie gave the cliff notes, lol. Here is the Love Story of a man meeting his destiny.

In describing Adam and my love story the phrase “love at first sight” would be quite the opposite. Our first meeting occurred freshman year at Troy University where we both attended. Prior to actually seeing and speaking to Adam my initial observation of him was that he was one of those loud and rumbustious boys that was hanging out with my roommate until the early hours of the morning.

I remember vividly walking into my apartment to discover that once again my roommate invited her typical entourage of guy friends back to my living room for yet another late night movie session which would only leave me upset and unrested for the next day of classes. As I was leaving to go back out my roommate, sarcastically asked “Sammi, don’t you want to say hello to my friends?” I then responded in an equally sarcastic way “Oh, so you’re the buttholes (explicit college version) keeping me up all the time.” After a brief silence, I then properly introduced myself to everyone and one-by-one the boys all went around introducing themselves. Approaching the farthest corner of the room I heard this blue eyed, bushy haired boy say “my name is Tom”.  This then lead to a low mummer of laughter amongst the group and I quickly realized that this guy in front of me was two things; 1. His name was not Tom and 2. He wasn’t worth my time.

As I stormed out the door I remembered thinking to myself that I hope I never have to see those guys again however, fate was already working. From then on we soon became friends which grew into love. Three and a half years later our life turned upside down and with a full heart we welcomed our baby girl, Hadley Elizabeth. A short month after Hadley joined us he proposed. Looking back the blue eyed brown haired butt-hole turned into the love of my life and I couldn’t imagine my life without him."  

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Adrienne + Djawa Hall | Montgomery, AL Wedding | Capitol City Club https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2017/1/adrienne-dwaja-hall-montgomery-al-wedding-capitol-city-club

We ended our 2016 wedding season celebrating the love between Adrienne and Djawa. Brittany of Brittany B. Events and her fabulous team made sure the day ran flawlessly for the couple and all the vendors involved.  Here are a few of our favorite moments from that special day. 

VENDORS:  VENUE:  Capital City Club Montgomery, AL   ||  WEDDING PLANNER:  Brittany B. Events  ||  FLORALS:   Melissa Kendall Floral Design ||  BRIDAL ATTIRE: I Do Bridal & Formal  ||  HAIR:  Lets Makeup Artistry  || INVITATION:   Little Magic Cards  || BAND:  Souled Out Groove  || VIDEOGRAPHER:  Danny Austin Photography 

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Linda + Quentin | Chicago Engagement Session https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2016/7/linda-quentin-chicago-engagement-session This weekend we travel to Chicago to celebrate Linda and Quentin and we can't wait!!! Check out their engagement story.

Quentin has always loved singing ever since he was a child. He was a member of the acapella group Shades of Brown while in college, and knew that he wanted to incorporate singing into his proposal. He wasn’t quite sure how, though. He asked his and Linda’s friends for advice and ideas. The brainstorming results weren’t so pretty...Ultimately, after researching local quaint places in Chicago he landed on an idea. There was a local Jazz club, Andy’s, that played live jazz music on the weekends. He thought it would be great if he could elicit the help of some jazz musicians in order to pull off his proposal. He called the manager at the club and explained his intent to propose during dinner at the club. Everyone at the club was AMAZING. They were super excited about the idea. They emailed the jazz quartet that would be performing that Friday and helped setup the evening. Quentin thought Ribbon in the Sky by the legendary Stevie Wonder would be the perfect song to share his love.

In order to make sure that Linda was oblivious, Quentin set it up with their friends for a double date at Andy’s. Quentin was nervous the whole night. They ate dinner. At the end of the quartets first set, the MC of the group stated “Usually I don’t do this, but we have an aspiring singer in the audience tonight. I remember when I wanted to get my start in the game; I wanted to take every opportunity I could to get up and sing in front of people. So, Quentin, come on up here!” Quentin rushed up before Linda knew what happened and the background to Ribbon in the Sky began. He introduced himself and sang the first verse and chorus. With the chords to Ribbon in the Sky echoing in the background, he jumped off stage professed his love for Linda and got down on one knee. At the end of his speech, Quentin said in Linda’s native tongue, Somali, “Ana wakujahli…mi i arose?” or “I love you…will you marry me?” and she said YES!

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Dalphe + Andrew | Engagement Session https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2016/6/dalphne-andrew-engagement-session

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Birmingham, AL Engagement | Dariel + Angelo https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2016/5/dariel-angelo-birmingham-al-engagement We met Dariel a few years ago through a dear friend of ours, her sister, Ronita, Ms. Jackson, if you're nasty ;). Dariel was interested in learning more about photography and became our mentee! She recently got engaged to the love of her life and we are honored that they asked us to share in their love by capturing their wedding day.

Dariel and Agelo were introduced to one another by a mutual friend. Dariel vividly recalls the first time she saw Angelo. "He had on black jean shorts, black and red Jordan's and a red and yellow striped shirt. His locks were pulled to the back and when he walked, he walked on the tips of his toes, lol, he was so shy." "I don't exactly remember when we fell in love. I feel like we always were in love and it just grew stronger over time. We complement each other in many ways. He is the peanut butter to my jelly and I can't see myself with anyone else."

When asked how he knew Dariel was the one for him, Angelo's reply was perfect, "Every time I am with you I feel comfortable and loved. Dariel is my backbone, she gives me strength to keep on going."    



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Mathews Manor, Springville Alabama Engagement | Kaitlin + Seth https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2016/4/kaitlin-and-seth

Kaitlin traveled 2,000+ miles from Birmingham to Ecuador to visit her high school sweetheart Seth. Seth, made sure he would make her trip the most memorable one of her life to date. After hiking through the mountains of San Cristobal of the Galapagos Islands, Seth dropped to one knee, not just because he needed to catch his breath from their long hike, but, to ask Kaitlin for her hand in marriage. Surprised and overwhelmed, Kaitlin said YES! 

We are so excited to share in their love story this coming May.


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Downtown Mobile, Alabama Wedding | Amanda + Lecaris https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2016/4/amanda-lecaris-mobile-alabama
Degree..Check.  Career..Check.  Love... On paper, Amanda had it all. A degree from Alabama A&M and a successful career as a travel agent, the only thing left on her "life list" was to meet the man of her dreams, get married and start a family. Little did she know, she had already met him. Lecaris, aka "Skut" and Amanda met and dated on and off in college. After graduating, they both parted ways moving to different cities in Alabama.

Amanda spent those years after college building her career and dating from time to time hoping to meet Mr. Right. One day while scrolling through Facebook, she noticed a missed message. She opened the message and was surprised to see that it was from her former college sweetheart, Skut. Yes, it went down in the DM. 

They began talking on a regular basis and quickly realized that the love they shared for each other never died. Skut soon realized that Amanda was "the one" and the feeling was mutual for Amanda. After a heartfelt, tearful proposal, Skut and his two boys moved to Mobile to be with Amanda. Though their love story began on the campus of A&M, their life as husband and wife is just starting. Here's to many years of love, joy and being one. 

VENDORS:  VENUE:  The Admiral Mobile, AL  ||  FLORALS:   Fleurs de Bonner- Shelby Bonner  ||  WEDDING DAY COORDINATOR:  Tammy Holcombe  ||  BRIDAL ATTIRE: David's Bridal  ||  GROOM ATTIRE:  Jos A Bank  ||  MAKEUP:  Gabrielle Smith MAC Artist   ||  HAIR:  Jessica Massey of JC Studios Mobile  ||  WEDDING CAKE:  Publix Bakery  || INVITATION:   Sophia Benn  || DJ:  DJ Thadeo


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Angela + Louis: Birmingham, AL Wedding https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2015/8/angela-louis-birmingham-al-wedding

Angela and Louis have known each other since they were kids but by fate they were recently reconnected. Louis, hungry and on his lunch break, had a craving for some delicious fried chicken. Angela, also hungry, decided she was going to take her younger brother out to practice driving and stop for some lunch. While waiting in line to order their food, Angela spotted louis walking out of Poppeye's and turned to her brother, who started to pull off, and said "I think that is Louis!". As Angela's brother Chris likes to tell the story, Angela then proceeds to jump out of the moving car to reunite with her childhood friend. From that moment the two were inseparable. On a beautiful summer day in Birmingham, AL these two joined as one in front of their closest family and friends. 


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Bethany + Christian: Downtown Mobile, AL Engagement Session https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2015/7/bethany-christian

Bethany and Christian's paths almost never crossed but a few mutual friends decided to play matchmaker and set the two up on a blind date. Bethany, completely apprehensive, decided to step out of the box and go with the flow. She and Christian shared their first date at Mirko and Christian proved to be the perfect gentleman. 

A few days after their blind date, Christian asked Bethany to ride to Starkville to see the Alabama vs MS game with him. Bethany, being the die hard Bama fan and alum she is, could not resist and jumped at the chance to see her favorite team. Being in a car with Bethany for 6 hours gave Christian a chance to really get to know the girl he was surely falling for. As fate would have it, Bama won the game and Bethany's warm smile, easy conversation and sweet spirit won Christian's heart.

A few months later, surrounded by friends, Christian got to one knee and asked Bethany for her hand in marriage and she said YES!

Here are our favorite photos from their recent engagement session in historic Downtown Mobile, Al.



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Dana + Chris https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2015/5/-weddingwednesday-dana-chris
As we prep for this weekends wedding in Meridian, Mississippi with Dana and Chris we wanted to share their gorgeous engagement session we shot on Easter Sunday.  Congratulations to this beautiful couple!





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Candice + Eddie #FBF Eddition https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2015/3/candice-eddie-tbt-eddition Flash Back Friday is in full effect. While going through our archives last night i came across Candice and Eddie's engagement session and fell in love with these photos all over again! Enjoy.



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Ashliegh+Ashton https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2015/3/ashliegh-ashton Ashliegh and I have known each other since Jr. High and have been bestfriends for 18 years. We have seen each other through the best and worest times in our lives. When I found out that she was pregnant I was filled with so many emotions as my sister was joining the club of motherhood. When she asked me to help her document this moment in her live I was thrilled. We wanted to explore the sensual side of pregnancy and decided a boudior session best fit that theme. By mixing sensual elements with the sheer excitement of pending motherhood we created this beautifully styled maternity session.

Welcome to the world ACE! Ashotn Conley Eaton, one of the cutest baby boys ever!



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Krystina + Julius https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2015/2/krystina-julius

We love Julius, Krystina and Krystina's hair! Seriously! #BigHairDontCare! This sweet love story began the moment Julius walked into Krystina's church in 2009. Neither of them imagined that first look would lead to finding the love of their lives. Although the journey was not always easy for the two, their faith, family and love has seen them though their toughest moments and led up to the night Julius asked Krystina to be his wife. The countdown to their May wedding begins now! 


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Harris Wedding Teaser https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2015/1/harris-wedding-teaser Passports, check...  Off we went to Riviera Maya, Mexico to spend time with an amazing Bride & Groom and those whom they hold most dear.  A weekend full of emotion, beauty, class, and culture, We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and enjoyed meeting the people we were blessed to come into contact with along the way!  So, with that said, here are a few images we captured during this past weekend...




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Erica + Kinon https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/12/erica-kinon Seeing as how today is #WeddingWednesday it is only right to post the E-shoot for our final wedding of the year! Erica and Kinon shared their first date at one Birmingham's best steak houses, Michael's Steak House. While milling around after dinner in the lobby of Aloft hotel they realized that they shared a passion for more than fine cuts of beef. Kinon challenged Erica to a game of pool, knowing he would impress her with his skill and knowledge of the game. To his surprise she knew a bit more about the game than she let on. Erica not only won their first pool game but she also won Kinon's heart. This Saturday the two shall become one and we are honored to capture this moment in their lives!


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The Martin Family https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/11/the-martin-family

The Martin Family were so much fun and so dern cute! Here is a peek at their family fall session. Enjoy!


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Fathia + Eric https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/11/fathia-eric

We had the pleasure of shooting this couple's engagement shoot at the place their love story began, the historic Woodrow Hall. This is a classic tale of the wedding planner that falls for the groomsman.  Fathia spotted Eric standing at the alter bearing witness to the nuptials of a close friend. At that moment she knew she was staring at her future husband and as the saying goes…the rest was history. A few years and one handsome son later these two will become one as they make the vow to love, honor and respect one another for the rest of their lives.




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Fall Mini Sessions https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/10/fall-mini-sessions The temperature has dropped, colorful pumpkins and maize adorn our front porches and our favorite sweaters and boots are in full rotation. Fall is officially here and now is the perfect time for a fall mini portrait session! 

This year we will offer eight sessions over three days. On November 1st we will host sessions at Tannehill Park. On November 2nd we will host sessions at Ross Bridge. On November 8th we will host our final sessions at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. All sessions are on a first come first serve bases and are reserved with full payment of your invoice.

To book your session, email us today! 

Email [email protected] with the subject: "Fall Mini's"



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Melodie + Kenyata https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/7/melodie-kenyatta  We had the pleasure of spending some time with Melodie and Kenyata a few weeks ago for the first part of their engagement session. Although we have known Melodie for 10+ years, it was our first time spending time with her fiancĂ©, Kenyata. We had such a good time milling around the streets of downtown Birmingham. We spent this past Saturday at Lake Purdy with these two and i think we laughed the entire time we were out there! Melodie and Ken are such a special couple and we are so excited to be a part of the best day of their lives this coming October!



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Williams Wedding https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/7/williams-wedding

We had the pleasure of shooting Russandra and Courtney's wedding a few weeks ago at the Harbert Center in Birmingham, AL. To say this couple is in love and surrounded by people that love and support them is an understatement. Courtney, DJ CDubb, is probably the best DJ in the Birmingham   area (Sorry B Brian) so we knew we were in for a party! Look closely and you might even see...the snake! Enjoy!!





(J&M Photography and Design) Arts Birmingham Center Harbert Museum black bride groom of photographer photography wedding https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/7/williams-wedding Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:01:07 GMT
Watts Wedding https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/7/watts-wedding We had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful bride, Danielle, through her sister, Ronita and we immediately hit it off as did our boys!  Danielle and her husband Maricus are clearly in love. Their eyes light up when in each other's presence and their love and support for one another is reflected through the eyes of their three, yes THREE, beautiful boys! Here are just a few of our faves from their special day. Enjoy!




(J&M Photography and Design) Birmingham bride groom photographer photography wedding https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/7/watts-wedding Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:54:01 GMT
Pursuit 31 | Watercolors https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/5/may-styled-shoot This past week I had an amazing opportunity to join forces with a talented group of women who came together for one common purpose, to create. So often we as women get weighed down with all the tasks we have throughout the day and we forget our greater purpose, that thing we were designed to do.  We were designed in the image of the ultimate Creator and to truly be of Him we must fulfill our purpose to create.  ~Melissa


Bride + Groom: Natalie + Matt Brumfield
Seniors: Brook Garrison (multi-colored dress) + Caitlin Rosier (purple dress)
Shoot concept and planning: Elle Danielle, Crystal Wilkerson Photography, Emily Dean Photography, Rachel Coffey Photography, Emily Anne Designs
Bridal Attire: White Dresses Boutique
H.S. Seniors Attire: Helena Mercantile
Head adornments: Lacielle Roselle
Florals: HotHouse Design Studio
Hair: Beauty by Jess
Makeup Artists:Jaclyn Standridge Gibbs (Bride)
Tasha Deyampert (Seniors)
Furniture Props: Easy Street Resale
Table Styling: Emily Dean Photography
Paper Design and Styling: Emily Anne Designs
Cake and canvas backdrop: Rachel Coffey Photography


(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham bride groom photographer photography wedding https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/5/may-styled-shoot Fri, 30 May 2014 03:53:14 GMT
Denise + Michael E-Shoot https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/5/denise-michael-e-shoot Denise and Micheal


(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2014/5/denise-michael-e-shoot Fri, 30 May 2014 01:50:08 GMT
Sakina + Cedric https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/8/sakinaced We met Sakina and Ced last year and instantly connected. Sakina is so full of life and Ced is obviously crazy about her. Jelani and I were so honored to shoot their wedding day and preserve the memories they will have for a lifetime.


(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/8/sakinaced Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:18:59 GMT
LaQuanda +Alonzo https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/8/laquanda-alonzo Jelani met up with Alonzo and his beautiful fiance, LaQuanda and daughter Aryanna a couple of weekends ago for their engagement shoot. Alonzo and I have been friends for four years and he has referred us to some of our favorite clients so when he called to tell me he was getting married and wanted J&M to capture his special day we were thrilled and honored, to say the least. Here are a few of our favorite shots from the shoot. Enjoy!



(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/8/laquanda-alonzo Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:33:46 GMT
Cherie + Terrance https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/7/cherie-terrance There is no better compliment than having a bride refer you to her engaged friends. When we found out that one of our beautiful couples,  Yolande and Jonathan (click to see their wedding) referred this beautiful couple, Cherie and Terrance, we were so thrilled. Cherie and her fiance Terrance are one of the sweetest couples we know and their love for one another is undeniable. We were so honored that they chose J&M to capture the most important moment in their lives. 


(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/7/cherie-terrance Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:00:00 GMT
Andrea + Chris E-Shoot https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/7/andrea-and-chris-e-shoot Andrea and Chris's engagement session was hot and not just because of the 98° Alabama heat. Their love for one another is undeniable and we cant wait to capture their wedding day. 11.15.13


(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/7/andrea-and-chris-e-shoot Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:00:00 GMT
A Year in Review.... https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/year-in-review  

J&M has been so fortunate to share many wonderful moments in our client's lives over the last few years and over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorite moments. Up first...Weddings!


(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/year-in-review Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:54:41 GMT
Inas + Antonio https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/a-year-in-review

(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/a-year-in-review Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:54:35 GMT
Brandi + Robert https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/brandi-and-robert


(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/brandi-and-robert Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:54:25 GMT
Temeca + Kenny https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/temeca-kenny

(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/temeca-kenny Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:54:02 GMT
Kimberly + Michael https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/kimberly-michael

(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/kimberly-michael Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:53:39 GMT
Yolande & Jonethan Wedding https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/yolande-jonethan-wedding  





(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/yolande-jonethan-wedding Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:52:28 GMT
Welcome to J&M the Blog! https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/welcome-to-j-m-the-blog

Welcome to J&M's Blog! We are so excited to have found our new blog home. For the last few years we have been "blog drifters" we started out here with Kurophoto, then found our way here with our first official J&M blog. Now we are here!

We have so much to share with you all and we will start with a few of our favorite weddings in our "Year in Review" post. Then we will take advantage of those #ThrowbackThursdays and #FlashbackFridays to catch up on everything else! So come back often to see what's going on with J&M.



(J&M Photography and Design) birmingham wedding photographer bride groom photographer photography wedding photography https://www.jmlovers.com/blog/2013/6/welcome-to-j-m-the-blog Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:07:14 GMT