Griffin and Neeley’s downtown Huntsville engagement session was even dreamier than we could’ve hoped for!
During this time of year, we like to get our engagement sessions in before the weather starts to heat up. So, we reached out to these two about doing their session during our travel back from seeing family in Pennsylvania!
While in downtown Huntsville, we stayed at the lovely 106 Jefferson hotel, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection. It had the most perfect view of the city and great cocktails at the rooftop bar. Because we loved it so much, we decided to ask Griffin and Neeley if they would come up with us after our shoot for drinks! We loved getting to spend some more time with them and hear all about their wedding planning!
The first time we met Griffin and Neeley was actually on a sailboat! Griffin reached out about wanting his proposal captured and we couldn’t have said “YES” any quicker. Basically, it’s still one of our favorite sessions… EVER!
While in Huntsville, we started out on Eastside Square. The buildings reminded us of NYC’s iconic brownstones! At first, we couldn’t help but notice all of the bloomed cherry blossom trees and the ones in front of FredBread on Franklin Street did *NOT* disappoint.
Even though Griffin and Neeley aren’t getting married in Huntsville, they still wanted to incorporate the First United Methodist Church into their session. It’s special to Griffin’s side of the family because it’s where most of his relatives said, “I do!” So, we headed around the corner to Randolph Ave.
Next on our list was the iconic First National Bank building on the other side of Courthouse Square. Of course this historic building gave us the downtown feel we were dreaming of!
Before we headed up for a few cocktails, we wanted to take Griffin and Neeley down to Big Spring Park. Surprisingly, this sweet little park was so unexpected for a downtown area! If we lived in Huntsville, this undoubtedly would be a frequent weekend spot!
At this point we were all a little *parched* and ready to watch the sunset at Baker & Able, 106 Jefferson’s rooftop bar! Given that Huntsville’s NASA/space theme has taken over the town, the bar is named after the two primates who were the first to conquer a flight to space back in 1959!
After a few cocktails, some local brews and a little Fig & Pig flatbread, it was time for us to head to our final destination of our trip — back home to the Gulf coast.
Without a doubt, we’re so glad we were able to explore the area. We can’t get over how beautiful these downtown Huntsville engagement photos are! It was great to catch up with Griffin and Neeley and we can’t wait for their Montgomery wedding this fall!