Category Archives: Weddings

2016.  You were incredibly memorable in more ways than one.  This year marked five years from when I started Lauren Tomasella Photography.  With that milestone, came a year of reflection.  While it’s been quiet on the blog, as well as social media, there’s been lots behind the scenes and a hope of mine in 2017 is to share a bit more about those endeavors!  I felt it was necessary for me to take a look back at 2016, and to highlight some of my favorite moments.  With each year, I grow more fond of photography and the ability to capture such precious memories for others, who begin to feel more and more like family and welcome me with open arms.  Thank you for allowing me to continue what I love to do most  ❤️  A glimpse at this year’s past featured below 🙂

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The first time I met Lauren and John I knew there was something special to them.  Right off the bat, you could tell they were a team.  They are both so down to earth and make each other laugh bringing out both of their cheek to cheek smiles, which could light up any room!  Their beautiful ceremony, held at Holmes Street United Methodist Church in downtown Huntsville, was personalized where they included a slideshow of favorite moments as a couple and with family and friends.  Their reception was filled with gold, white and black, most fitting for a New Year’s Eve celebration!  They danced the night away to live music and brought in the New Year with a champagne toast and balloon drop!  It was quite the night and I am so honored to have shared in it all.  A special thanks to Alex Worlund for spending her New Years Eve with me and second shooting!  Below are some of my favorite moments from Lauren and John’s wedding day!

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Happy New Year everyone!  Cheers to 2016!


Huntsville, AL

Ceremony Venue:  Holmes Street United Methodist

Reception Venue:  Huntsville Marriott

Wedding Dress:  The Something Blue Shoppe

Florist:  333 Design


Brittney and Mac exchanged their vows on an absolutely beautiful Sunday afternoon in February atop Gorham’s Bluff, a hidden gem in Pisgah, AL.  They invited their parents to accompany them and their minister.  It was an incredible experience to share in their day.  Not to mention, Brittney has such a light in her.  She can light up any room with her smile.  Her joy is contagious!  To capture such a sweet, intimate moment for them, knowing that these would be the images they would share with their family and friends after they announced their marriage.  I am honored to have had that role, to document such a perfect day and to have crossed paths with the two of them.  Congratulations Brittney and Mac!  Also, a big big thanks to Karina of Sweet Roots Photography for shooting with me and riding along for the adventure! 🙂

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And what’s even more exciting, these two are expecting their first little one in October!

Congratulations again, Brittney and Mac!


Pisgah, AL

Venue:  Gorham’s Bluff

Makeup:  Nancy Finnegan

Wedding Dress:  David’s Bridal 

I love taking this first part of the year to reflect back on the year prior.  2013 was filled with so many beautiful moments and I am just reminded how much I love what I do, how much I love my couples and families, and how I much I just love pure joy!  February marked my third year of owning my own business here in Huntsville and I am so grateful and so blessed to have the love and support from so many.  To each and every one of you, thank you!  Your words of encouragement continue to inspire me!  Cheers to a wonderful new year!

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Thank you again for an incredible year!

Now for the Best of 2013 Contest!

Vote for your favorites! “Like” Lauren Tomasella Photography on Facebook and Comment, Like, or Share any session or image you love from the “Best of 2013” album!
The session or image that receives the most votes wins one complimentary Disc Collection (valued at $350).
2nd place wins a complimentary Portrait Session (valued at $135)!
 3rd place wins a $75 gift certificate towards any session or product!
** Any Like, Comment or Share counts as a vote. Unlimited comments welcome, but only one entry per person per image! **
A Special Bonus…anyone who votes will be randomly selected to win a Gift Certificate Portrait/Lifestyle Session!
The contest ends April 1st!  Winners will be announced April 2nd!  Good luck and thank you for participating!!

If you have any questions about the contest, email me at 🙂

Lauren and Addison tied the knot the first of February and the day itself was absolutely beautiful!  Warm temperatures, blue sky and sunny!  I am so happy for these two.  They have shared many years together, and most of their family and friends considered them already hitched.  It was a day long awaited for and it was all so perfect.  Lauren is a wedding planner in Birmingham, AL so we knew the details would have a touch of grace. Everything was so thoughtfully planned and came together so well!  A special thanks to Stone Bridge Farms and the team and vendors that helped make Lauren and Addison’s day above and beyond.  Another big shoutout and thank you goes to the talented Jessica Sparks of Jessica Sparks Photography for being by my side on their day and capturing so many wonderful moments.  And most importantly, thank you, Lauren and Addison, for the opportunity to share in and document your day 🙂

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Words can’t express how happy I am for the two of you!  Congratulations Lauren and Addison!


Cullman, AL

Venue:  Stone Bridge Farms

Florist:  Ava Grace Designs by Stone Bridge Farms

Hair & Makeup:  Lynsey Richardson and Jessica Lavender

Wedding Dress:  Bridals by Lori / Designer: Watters Brides

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal & Tux of Brookwood / Designer: Bari Jay

Groom and Groomsmen Suits:  Jos. A Bank’s

Ceremony Music:  Jennifer Brooker

Officiant:  David Christopher

Caterer:  Stone Bridge Farms

Cake Artist:  Hilde of Magnificent Cakes

Band:  Copper Stills

Videographer:  Kali Piersall of Crooked Tree Productions