Christin and Coley’s Southern Charm Wedding at The Fountainview Mansion

You could say photographing this wedding felt like being around a lot of old friends you’ve known forever. That was probably because I have known Christin forever. She singlehandedly drove me home from high school, every day of my Junior year, in a busted down SUV named Spencer. When Christin got engaged, she reached out and brought me back to my roots below the Mason Dixon to shoot her wedding in Auburn, Alabama. Christin’s family has a long tradition with Auburn. Her grandparents and parents were both married in the same church where Christin and Coley exchanged their wedding vows.

I figured what better time to share this wedding than now. Everyone loves Christmas in July.

A brideA brideChristmas decorations at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A wedding cake on display at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A black and white photo of a bride being helped into her dress at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride is helped into her dress by her mother and maid of honor at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride is helped into her dress by her mother and maid of honor at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share their first look at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom wedding portraits with southern charm at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Black and white bride and groom wedding portraits with southern charm at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom share a private moment together for portraits before their wedding ceremony at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom share a private moment together for portraits before their wedding ceremony at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom share a private moment together for portraits before their wedding ceremony at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom share a private moment together for portraits, amongst Christmas decorations, before their wedding ceremony at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose with their wedding party at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose with their wedding party at the Fountainview mansion, photographed by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bridesmaids in floor length blue gowns at The Fountainview Mansion, photographed by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride stands in front of stained glass windows at a church.A silhouette of a bride and groom against stained glass windows, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Flower girls start down the aisle, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride shares one last moment with her father just before her wedding, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Black and white wedding ceremony photograph, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Black and white wedding ceremony photograph, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose outside of Samford Hall in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose outside of Samford Hall in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A wedding reception begins at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a first dance at their wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a first dance at their wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a first dance at their wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests watch as the bride and groom share a first dance at their wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A black and white photo of a bride and groom share a first dance at their wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Father and daughter share a dance at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Father and daughter share a dance at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Father daughter dance.Father of the bride makes a toast at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Father of the bride makes a toast at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Father of the bride makes a toast at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose in front of a firetruck at their wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests dance into the night at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests dance into the night at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests dance into the night at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests dance into the night at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bridesmaid catches the bouquet.Guests dance into the night at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests dance into the night at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Wedding guests make wishes on chinese lanterns at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Wedding guests make wishes on chinese lanterns at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom watch chinese lanterns in the sky at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests prepare for a sparkler exit at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom pause for a kiss during their sparkler exit at a wedding reception at The Fountainview Mansion in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom share one last portrait in front of Samford Hall in Auburn Alabama, photographed by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.

I’ll leave you with this, a photo of me with two of the people I was closest to in high school. This is what an entire day of photographing a wedding in the Alabama heat does to you. These gals introduced me to local music and shaped me during those formative adolescent years and I’ll love them always. Triforce forever.
Photographer Heather Jowett poses with old friends.

Joseph Hall - Lovely shoot, great evening shots, can be really tricky.

Just One of Jessica and Matt at the Detroit Zoo

More later, but for now, just this one. I asked Jess and Matt to bear with me for 5 minutes while I tried something new, a rather ominous request when the sky is rapidly turning dark grey and threatening to poor down rain on your wedding day at any moment. They obliged and we made this photograph. Thanks for being risk takers, you two.
A double exposure at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, photographed by Ann Arbor wedding photographer, Heather Jowett.

Danny - This is a great double exposer great idea with the beading on her dress. Fantastic

Jay Parson - Lovely! . . . and I bet you did it all in camera.

joseph Hall - Good job – Love this!

Arya and Brett’s Backyard Wedding in Kalamazoo.

And without further delay, here is part two of Arya and Brett’s wedding story, their backyard wedding ceremony in Kalamazoo, Michigan. For part one, check this out.

A wedding dress hanging in a window.A brideA brideA brideA bride and groom pose for a portrait in their vintage inspired suit and wedding dress, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose for a portrait in their vintage inspired suit and wedding dress, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A bride shows of her yellow shoes and her yellow bouquet before her wedding.A wedding party pose for a portrait in their suits with bowties and yellow bridesmaid dresses, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A wedding party pose for a portrait in their suits with bowties and yellow bridesmaid dresses, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A wedding party pose for a portrait in their suits with bowties and yellow bridesmaid dresses, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose for a portrait in their vintage inspired suit and wedding dress, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose for a portrait in their vintage inspired suit and wedding dress, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A groom straightens his bow tie.A bride and groom pose for a portrait in their vintage inspired suit and wedding dress, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Key bottle openers serve as placecards and wedding favors at a backyard wedding in a tent in Kalamazoo, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Blue and yellow wedding decor at a backyard wedding in a tent in Kalamazoo, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Blue and yellow wedding decor at a backyard wedding in a tent in Kalamazoo, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Vintage inspired wedding decor at a backyard wedding in a tent in Kalamazoo, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Blue and yellow wedding decor at a backyard wedding in a tent in Kalamazoo, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Flowers girls proceed the bride in a backyard wedding ceremony in Kalamazoo.The bride with her parents at a backyard wedding ceremony in Kalamazoo.The bride and groom are married in a backyard wedding ceremony, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom exchange rings in a backyard wedding ceremony, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom are married in a backyard wedding ceremony, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom are married in a backyard wedding ceremony, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom are married in a backyard wedding ceremony, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom share a first kiss in a backyard wedding ceremony, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom are married in a backyard wedding ceremony, by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Guests enjoy a backyard wedding reception.Guests socialize during a backyard wedding reception.The bride enjoys a cold beer during a backyard wedding reception.Flower girls having fun at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests get goofy in the photobooth at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bar at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Brothers of the bride and groom toast the couple in a tent at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Brothers of the bride and groom toast the couple in a tent at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Brothers of the bride and groom toast the couple in a tent at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride laughs at her brotherThe bride and groom share their first dance at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom share their first dance at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests dance at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The mother and father of the bride boogie at a backyard wedding reception in Kalamazoo Michigan, by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Guests party at a at a backyard wedding reception.Guests party at a at a backyard wedding reception.Guests party at a at a backyard wedding reception.The bride dances at a at a backyard wedding reception.Photograph of the bride and groomThe bride and groom share a goodnight kiss at the backyard wedding reception in Michigan, photography by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett

lindsey - these are so lovely.

Cathy Troyer - Gorgeous pics! I love them!

arya - heather– all the way from switzerland, i love love love love these. i made brett wait 30 minutes for dinner so i could obsess over how amazing these were. even after looking at them from a phone, i went to the hotel computer to look again. I LOVE THEM. =)

Joe Sanfilippo - Awesome wedding! Looks like everyone had an awesome time!!

Joseph Hall - Heather these are gorgeous, beautiful work

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