Brides find followell fotography in all sorts of ways: from a friend, Facebook, or sometimes a random Google search. Heather’s the first bride who found me after she asked my Dad to be the officiant at her wedding. So, her weekend had more than her share of Followells – bless her heart – but she seemed as happy as can be to have us around.

Heather & Nicholas have an incredible story. Their dating relationship began several years ago at exactly the same time as Heather found out she had cancer. She’s an overcomer, and he’s loyal to his core, and their fate was cemented as they walked through a journey that had more downs than ups, I’m sure, and their deep, deep connection is an obvious result. Heather’s a total planner and she made certain her wedding day was thought-out and executed to a T. And knowing her high standards, it was an honor to be the one photographing it all.

Heather, Nick, you two are inspiring and I’m so glad you brought us to Destin for this beautiful wedding day… we’ll never forget it.



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I know, I know, I know… you’re not supposed to have “favorite” clients… but when you’re as enjoyable and kind and genuine as these two, it just kind of happens. I knew I would have a blast with Mary Emily & Ro as soon as they booked me. And we certainly did. Mary Emily has always struck me as a one of the classiest young ladies I’ve come across. And Ro is a southern gentleman: kind, sensitive, and warm. They come from two very loving and gracious families so it’s totally no surprise.

I didn’t think I could get any more excited about their wedding this fall in New Orleans, but this engagement session did exactly that.

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  • Sheila Crain MathenyMay 29, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    Oh Robby! So beautiful!! You captured them so relaxed, natural, and happy. He makes her laugh, and I love that!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store next!!

This is pretty crazy. And by “pretty” I mean “absolutely totally and undoubtedly.” And by “crazy” I mean “awesomely wonderful and completely perfect.”

It’s been seven years that I’ve been photographing weddings. I’ve loved every bit of it. Along the way, I’ve learned a ton, grown personally and artistically, but one thing has remained constant: God has faithfully provided so many incredible brides who open their wedding day up to me as the one chosen to document it all. This year, for whatever reason, we’ve seen our monthly wedding inquiries nearly double from previous years and being that my calendar was full by early February, I just can’t help but want to do something so that we can reach more brides.

While I’ve thought about hiring an associate photographer for a number of years, I was always halted by the fact that this person had to be one I felt was hand-picked by God and who I knew was the right fit. In a business as small as mine, I wouldn’t just be hiring an “associate”, I’d essentially be bringing on an addition to our family. I wanted someone with technical skill, the perfect personality, and more than anything, someone I could trust with a business as deeply personal as mine.

Well, I found him. And his name is Chase Richardson. I’ve known Chase for a number of years, and while we’re incredibly similar, we’re also different enough that I think he is the most perfect choice in a business partner. Jess and I feel like we’re getting a little brother out of this deal and we truly couldn’t be more excited.

Chase has operated Chase Richardson Photography for the last couple of years and, as of today, has officially joined me as the first (and only) associate photographer of followell fotography. Chase will be shooting exclusively for us, and opening up our annual calendar to a whole new group of brides. And let me say this: I’m absolutely confident in his ability to shoot a wedding and make sure you have so much fun while he’s doing it.

Pretty soon you’ll be getting to know a whole lot more about Chase as he posts here on the blog and we get his information on our website, but we just wanted to let you know about the news and that he’s available immediately for bookings.

So, have I said I’m excited?! More to come!

Here’s Chase:


And here’s a quick little bio from him:

I graduated college with a degree in Chemistry, which means I know a thing or two about reactions. And what’s funny is weddings are full of reactions: laughing, crying, celebration, thankfulness, joy. The whole day is a series of people and emotions colliding to form this beautiful picture of what it feels like when two people join their lives together. Yes there are the pretty flowers and the delicious cake, but those things pale in comparison to what is going on inside of you and inside of those closest to you. Those elements are what I want to capture so that you’ll always remember how this very special day felt.

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You gotta love a fun-loving couple like Bonnie & Alex. And you gotta love it when that fun-loving couple makes a pretty wedding happen. And you really gotta love it when you get to be the one there photographing all of it.

Thanks so much you two… it’s been so much fun becoming friends. Hope these photos mean a whole lot to you know, and even more to you as time goes on… thanks again!

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  • Debbie Funck TipperMay 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm

    I absolutely love these, can’t wait to see the rest of them.

  • Billie GearhartMay 24, 2014 - 7:12 pm

    What a gorgeous couple. The pics r fabulous:)

I’ve known AliceClaire for years and I’ve always known this about her: she loves people well and she loves them deeply. I’ve only gotten to know Jason through AliceClaire, but I’ve quickly come to understand that he is as committed, loyal, and engaging as she is. After spending a couple hours with the two of them, I felt like I had just had a warm hug. And if that’s weird to you, than just know you don’t want your time with these two to come to an end.

We roamed all around Jackson and Clinton for these photos and found some spots that were just perfect… hope you two love these photos!


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