Vintage glam Wedding | Alabama Vinyard Wedding

Meet for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas =) You may have remembered their sweet faces from their engagement session a while back. We are pleased to be able to finally share their May wedding for their one-year anniversary… And are thrilled to announce their WEDDING has been featured in The Knot!

This dear, southern couple chose to go for a vintage-glam, and shabby chic accents for for their wedding theme/style. The wedding colors included a soft blush pink, white, and aqua to accent. Both Griffin and Jessica are rooted deep in the south, so they chose to have their vintage-glam wedding in none other than an adorable, southern, Alabama vineyard, that surrounds a lovely Antebellum home. We must say the wedding day was nothing short of fabulous. The air was a crisp, cool, with a light breeze of honeysuckle for the PERFECT southern evening. They danced into the night with their loved-ones, threw the bouquet and garter, and enjoyed some of the best cake from CakesOnly USA. What a day. What a wonderful couple! We are honored to have you as our clients and friends. xoxo HAPPY ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

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Jessica Robinson Thomas - June 4, 2014 - 1:11 am

Jan, you are so precious! I cannot believe it has been a year. You were such a big part of making our day special and we are still so grateful. We look back at these pictures and love it all over again! XOXO!!

The Summit at Big Spring wedding | Huntsville Alabama Photography

Meet for the first time Mr. and Mrs. Kosmala. You may remember them from their engagement session back in April 2013. Their wedding day was nothing short of amazing. We adored their modern Huntsville wedding. The clean lines of the Art Museum and The Summit at Big Spring both complemented one another with their fabulous grey, pink, and purple color-palette. If you think this wedding is fabulous, so did The Knot! We are continually being blessed by this couple through keeping in-touch via social media. It is wonderful to be able to see our couples grow, and we are grateful for each and every one of you. xo

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Hartwell Bentley - April 8, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Thanks to Jan for trying to hold together an emotional Father of the Bride! What a perfect day!

Chrislyn Joy Morse - April 8, 2014 - 12:10 am

Beautiful people beautiful day love y’all!!

Steve Kosmala - April 7, 2014 - 10:55 pm

What a great day! Beautiful pics.

Samantha Trupp - April 7, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Absolutely stunning! It was such a beautiful wedding to have attended!

Erin Holt - April 7, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Such a beautiful couple and great wedding! Congrats Nicole and Daniel!

Jeanne Conboy Kosmala - April 7, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple on a joyous day!

Holly Vanhooser - April 7, 2014 - 4:28 pm

beautiful!! Love them!

Jennifer Irelan - April 7, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Love looking back at these gorgeous pictures! Such an amazing day. Love ya’ll!

Olivia Lackey - April 7, 2014 - 4:04 pm

What a beautiful wedding with beautiful people. These pictures really capture how awesome that day was!

Emily Berg - April 7, 2014 - 4:01 pm

These pictures are beautiful! They truly capture the happiness from their special day!

Brent Jerald Smith II - April 7, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Some of the most stunningly beautiful pictures ive ever seen. Wiping the tears from eyes as I look at some of them. Love you both to the moon and back!!

Gaurav Vedak - April 7, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Don’t often see the behind-the-scenes with the groom and dad, loved that picture. And agreed, so much sass! You two look adorable.

Sophie Conboy - April 7, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Such a beautiful couple & the pictures are all stunning!

Erin Conboy - April 7, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Such a beautiful wedding for 2 beautiful people, inside and out!

Jennifer Palm - April 7, 2014 - 3:39 pm

I love how I can see the personality in these pics! Daniel has so much sass!!

Traci Teague - April 7, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Such a beautiful day! Love looking back at these beautiful photos!

Grace Berg - April 7, 2014 - 11:26 am

Such amazing pictures of beautiful wedding!

Brent smith - April 7, 2014 - 10:58 am

Some of the most sunnily beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. Wiping the tears from my eyes as I look at some of then. Love you both to the moon and back.

Photography Workshop in Huntsville Alabama & North Alabama

Good morning and HAPPY WEDNESDAY =) Very, very rarely I ever post on Wednesday’s… but I’m feeling quite excited this week and wanting to share some of what is going on in our world here at Green Tree Photography. It’s the middle of wedding season… so it’s hard to find time to devote to the blog as we would like, but we couldn’t help but share the recent DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP here in Huntsville, Alabama we hosted in February.

This group of ladies were the sweetest, kind, and probably most quiet group we have had. They had questions here and there, but over-all were soaking-in every ounce of information like a sponge. It was an honor to have a couple girls all the way from Australia to join us! As we continue to teach digital photography classes, we find ways to perfect our system, and help get the most information to our attendees so they can go out and apply the information when they are on their own. You may want to scroll down and read some of their testimonials. We love how the arts can bring so many people together from all walks of life. Hope you enjoy the few shots we got from the day. Please feel free to share your thoughts, comments, and hello’s below. We love to hear from you =)

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A very special thanks to the people who made this happen… Guest speaker: Jamie with Little Sprout Pictures / Colleen Gagnon: make-up artist, Cake: Heather Petersen with Slice at a Time / Food: Margaret Baggett with The Chef Next Door / Favors: Kraft and Jute

Testimonials:

“This was a wonderful class and is perfect for beginners! I really like how Jan shared her “mistake” pictures. The shoot at the end was perfect to practice what we learned.”

“I came to this photography class having never taken my camera out of auto-mode. Now I feel like I won’t have to ever take it off manual! This workshop was EXACTLY what I needed – to learn how to capture what I wanted, not just my camera to choose for me. Everything was explained so well. I never thought I could learn this so quickly. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful workshop!”

“The workshop exceeded my expectations, and I LOVED it! I knew few things about shooting in manual, and now I feel very confident with it. Thank you for giving of your time to help improve my skills! And thank you for talking about your purpose and plan that the Lord has for you. I now can take what I have learned from you guys and hopefully apply them later on when I become a wedding photographer. God bless!”

“Great people to learn from. Valuable tips to take away and practice.”

“Fun afternoon where I managed to capture some amazing shots in manual-mode, and feel comfortable… out of auto. Even having a Samsung, I felt a part of the ‘canon crowd’;)

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Rebecca Harmon - March 19, 2014 - 8:12 pm

I LOVED this class, and I’m so glad I attended!! It was an amazing experience!

Marci Blackshear - March 19, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Beautiful! Sounds like it was a successful class!

Photography studio marketing and packaging ideas | Our ideas for the future…

When we sat down to start on goals for this year; to see how we wanted Green Tree Photography to look, many ideas and thoughts were swimming around. How do we want to live-out 2014 as a photography business and personally!? Where is the Lord leading our business in the near-future? As many of our bride’s know, we like to keep the weddings we take a year very minimal, and boutique when taking on new clientele. If we shoot too many a year, we can’t give each and every bride the detail and attention we think they deserve. This was and is a very difficult choice when we get THE SWEETEST couples contacting us to shoot at a super cool location for a gorgeous, styled wedding. We are ever-so-thankful to work with couples [like Katie and Joe featured below], who appreciate our art and talent, trust our judgement, professionalism, and give us creative freedom. In doing so, they (and we) are happy with the stunning results! We have the pleasure of working with the kindest couples, and we are grateful.

In addition to the wedding and boudoir we have poured our heart and soul into… we are wanting to offer our photographer friends some guidance in building their photography brand to become more professional, and to succeed in building a business. I (Jan) find much pleasure in helping others achieve their goals, to encourage, and edify others in the path the Lord has for them. So many people view success in different ways, and we want you to find YOUR path of success.

We have had such a great turnout for the photography classes and photography mentorships we offer, absolutely raving reviews on our photography workshops, and frequently get asked business questions here and there from other photographers in the industry. We have felt that it would be helpful to our photographer friends in showing you the different aspects of our business; what has kept us to keep growing, and thriving in the photography industry.

Proper marketing materials are ESSENTIAL to a boutique business. Purchasing a Michael Kors handbag and getting it handed to you in a walmart grocery sack is not okay. Ever. Get my drift? Boutique clients deserve boutique service from START to FINISH. Here below is an example of what we deliver to our clients, and what our photography packaging and branding look like.

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And there you have it, a smidgen of our product, packaging, and branding for Green Tree Photography. Hope this inspires you to find the perfect packaging and branding for your clientele. In our Mentor Sessions, we cover everything we use, where we choose to purchase our high quality product from, evaluate and dissect YOUR photography business as a whole, and where we see you may need to improve upon to grow to get the right clients your desire. *And SO MUCH MORE!* Please feel free to comment or ask questions in the comment box below! Much love <3 Jan

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Bohemian Inspired Alabama Wedding Photography | Josh & Katie

Welcome to Josh and Katie’s immaculate, bohemian-inspired ALABAMA WEDDING! She described that she wanted a ‘relaxed, festive, event; for everyone to enjoy themselves among the trees!’ If there ever was a diy wedding it is this adorable north Alabama wedding! Their wedding colors ranged from a deep navy to pale blue, and a lovely pop of salmon for the bridesmaid dresses. The yellow sunflowers added a simple, but fabulous touch to the palette sure to inspire many a bride! We loved how their family pitched-in and built the benches for the ceremony! Katie’s Victorian-inspired wedding gown was purchased on etsy, and the bride’s maid dresses were chosen by each bridesmaid so they could wear their dresses again and again.

We love the utter simplicity of this ALABAMA WEDDING! Josh and Katie were an absolute DREAM to work with. By far one of the most chill couples we have had the pleasure of shooting a wedding for. We absolutely LOVE when our couples give us the creative freedom to do what we need to get the BEST imagery possible! Their laid-back personalities sure made for smooth sailing the entire day on until the evening. We wish you nothing but happiness each and everyday! Many blessings as you grow in the Lord and closer to one another <3

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