We got the team together in the hot south Alabama sun for some fun team photos and some of their families too! Family is super important to us and we loved fellowshipping with our business family. Our team is growing and we are thrilled to welcome our new team members, what better way than a photo shoot and barbecue dinner?! As our business and team grow, we are continuously reminded that we can’t do it alone! We’re so blessed to have an incredible team surrounding us. These ladies love our clients and we are so excited for you all to get to love them. Meet the Goodie and Smith Weddings Team!
Owner & Lead Photographer: Toni Goodie
Toni is one of our lead photographers and the co-owner of Goodie and Smith Weddings! Her birthday falls on Halloween, she loves The Office and spends her evenings as a softball mom/coach’s wife. When we asked why she photographs weddings, she joked it was for the cake (or was it a joke?). Around the studio you’ll find Toni writing content, communicating with our couples and keeping the studio jams turned all the way up!
Owner & Lead Photographer: Jessica Smith
Meet the other half of Goodie and Smith Weddings! Jessica is our other lead photographer and co-owner. She loves serving people through our full-service photography offerings. Jessica digs Ke$sha and loves literally every food. Fairhope AL is her favorite place and in her spare time, she loves to garden and read. Jessica is our in -house book keeper and keeps all the business stuff (taxes, licenses, insurance, etc) up to par!
Associate Photographer: Ashton Clark
Ashton is our third lead photographer on the Goodie and Smith Weddings team! She’s our associate wedding photographer. Ashton is also an amazingly talented maternity, Fresh 48 and lifestyle newborn artist! She and her husband love hosting game nights, spends most of her days tripping over cars (boy mom!) and reading historical fiction. Ashton enjoys finding new ethnic foods to try and enjoys Ethiopian, Thai, Greek and Peruvian foods. When she’s not working or tripping over cars, she loves water coloring and hand embroidery.
Second Photographer: Destiny Brinkman
Destiny is one of the newest members of our team and we are SO EXCITED to have her! Destiny will be working along side our lead photographers as our staff second photographer. She’s the queen of groom portraits and capturing all the “in between moments” on a wedding day that make having a second photographer so valuable! Destiny is a wife and mom of two. When Destiny is not shooting, you can find her with a good book, a pretty song, or her family.
Editor: Donna Thompson
Another new member of our team that we are thrilled to introduce is Donna. Donna works behind the scenes at the studio backing up files, culling through the images to choose all the keepers, editing the photos and finally uploading galleries and prepping album designs for our Design Sessions. Donna is a hobbyist photographer who loves photographing live concerts and you might catch on a wedding day here and there too! She’s a mom of 3. She has a heart of gold and always wears a smile!
Wedding Day Assistant: Paige Stribling
Paige has been crucial to our office since our new brand went live! She has been in a help in two roles for us, including wedding day assistant and other admin tasks behind the scenes. Now, when you see her on a wedding day, make sure you wave! She’ll be the one with the clip board in one hand and a bouquet in the other. Paige keeps us on schedule and well hydrated. We love knowing that Paige is helping us on small tasks that help create an even bigger and better product in the end for our clients! When Paige isn’t on a wedding she loves spending time with her fur baby Sanders and coaching her basketball team.
Wedding Day Assistant: Holly Faulkner
Holly is one of our wedding day assistants and a long-time friend of Jessica and Toni’s. We’re SO lucky to know her! And we always have a great time on wedding days because we love watching everything come together in celebration of our couples. Holly makes sure all our reception flashes are synced, that we don’t leave ring boxes sitting around and is a PRO at gathering families for formal portraits. Holly is a fantastic assistant but also super creative in her own right. She makes dresses for her little girls. It’s no surprise she loves to sew and spend time in Hobby Lobby! She also loves pizza, pasta, and tacos – oh, and Target!
Have we mentioned how proud we are of our whole team?! What an honor it is to serve our clients alongside a such a talented group of strong women! We all look forward to serving Alabama Gulf Coast brides and grooms in a way that makes them feel loved and cared for throughout each and every interaction. Both in person and behind the scenes!