2018 No Longer 5k & Fun Run } Trussville, AL

I love being able to give back to local charities and I have been lucky to be able to have been a part of this charity since the very beginning. 9 wonderful individual decided that they wanted to make a difference so they partnered with the Global Orphan Project and a local church, Iglesia Centro de Restauracion Hermosa to create Casa Amor. Did you know that an estimated 163 Million children in the world have been orphaned? Oh my goodness, how can you sit back and do nothing? I have not been able to volunteer at Casa Amor but I am hoping to in the near future but I have been able to watch this wonderful home grow from the very beginning. I am so thankful they keep asking me to come back and help for their 5k in Trussville. 

I could go on and on about No Longer but instead if you are interested in more information on how you can pray, support, volunteer or just to find out more information check out their website, www.no-longer.com 

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CCHS Prom } Birmingham, AL

Well looking forward to Prom Day we realized not only will it be raining but storming pretty badly. So we came up with a back up plan and after getting everyone inside without messing up their hair, flowers, or dresses we had a blast taking pictures in a beautiful historic home! 

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Kara Senior Portraits } Trussville, AL

Kara is another beautiful HTHS senior! We had a few struggles trying to get her session nailed down because not only is she beautiful but she is very involved in her community and at school. So we decided to do an early morning session instead of the normal sunset session. It was absolutely perfect and she did not have to miss any events, practices, rehearsals or any other fun from her senior year. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this beautiful woman! 

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Ally's Senior Portraits } Birmingham, AL

Well we had to reschedule one session due to lots and lots of rain and we almost had to reschedule this session due to lots of rain, cold and more rain on its way. But thank goodness it cleared up just long enough for us to get these awesome images. Ally is such a beautiful and vibrant young lady. Even from being with her for just a few hours I could tell she is going to have a very bright future ahead. She is so kind, gentle, joyous, beautiful and of course smart. I am so thankful that they allowed me to capture such a precious moment in her life. 

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Torey & Hunter } Springville, AL Wedding

It was rainy which might be expected in April but it was freezing which is not to be expected in April but Torey did not care. She was marrying the man of her dreams in a beautiful location. Torey spent the morning with her beautiful bridesmaids getting ready. We then bundles up and headed out to start portraits. After the first look she could care less about the rain, cold or anything else. She had seen Hunter and she knew her life was perfect. I almost forgot to mention the most romantic moment ever! Hunter wrote a few songs just for Torey and he played the guitar/piano and sang them so perfectly for her. 

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Wedding Day Coordinator: Sonya Sherrer 

Caterer: The Chopping Block 

Makeup Artist & Hairstylist: Alexandria Knight

Grooms Attire: Oxford Menswear

Bridal Party Attire: Etsy.com 

Stacey & Cameron Wedding Day } Pursell Farms

Stacey & Cameron's wedding day was straight from a magazine! I had never shot a wedding at Pursell Farms but I did photograph their engagement session here so I knew it would be a dream wedding. The details...I mean WOW!!!!! It made it very difficult to pick out only a few favorite items from this wedding. From the glass signs to the games under the tent, the signature drinks and down to the detail of the name on the table. Enjoy these portraits and if you are interested in any of the vendors I listed them below. I can not wait to go back to Pursell Farms!!!! And I wish many years of happiness to Stacey & Cameron! 

Associate Photographer: Jennifer Turner, Bang Images 

Florist: Beth Elliot 

Wedding Planner: Lindsey Wise 

Caterer: Pursell Farms

Cake Designer: Pursell Farms 

DJ: DJ Dre 1800 

Bride's Attire: Bridals by Lori 

Grooms Attire: Family Kilts 

Bridal Party: Revelry 

 

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Snyder Family ~ 1st Birthday Session

We had to make a quick decision and change the time of this session due to storms rolling in. We definitely made the right decision because minutes after finishing the wind picked up and the storms rolled in. I had so much fun with these sweet kids. They had me laughing, dancing and acting like a crazy person. Happy Birthday little man!!!!! 

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Lamb Portraits 2018 ~ Leeds, AL

Oh my goodness, this years lamb sessions were definitely memorable. I had 2 precious 2 days old lambs come visit me. They loved to be cuddled, loved on, and bottle fed. I did leave smelling a little rough and a few of my sweet kiddos ended up needing to change clothes (ewwww). I had a few friends that were a little scared of the babies and a few that cried when it was time to leave. It was another perfect Easter season and I can't wait to see all of my precious friends in their cute dressy clothes! 

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Lozinski Family ~ Trussville, AL

Mercy & her family are so much fun to be around. We worked very quickly to try and beat the rain. We were so efficient that we actually finished right before a monsoon hit. Mercy wanted a location that was classic and timeless. I personally love this spot. It is perfect for casual portraits but beautiful enough to cherish for a lifetime. I can't wait to see how you display this in your home. 

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Puppy Session - Trussville, AL

So it looks like the last time I wrote a blog was my year in review for 2016. 2017 has been a little more than I can even put into words. It has been an overwhelming year with so many changes and ups and downs. But I will not get into it all right now but I will in the near future but I wanted my first session back to be something that makes you all smile!!!! What is better than a sweet puppy! Ok so this isn't actually a puppy, but an old doggy that is blessed to always look like a puppy :). I hope this sweet baby makes your heart smile as much as it made mine. 

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2016 Year in Review

Wow 2016 was crazy and amazing all at the same time. I had to change studio locations, which God had such an amazing plan because my new studio is amazing! I was able to photograph many church events, charitable events, businesses, weddings and lot and lots of beautiful families! Every year I am so thankful to each and every one of you for your continued support and faith in my to capture such precious memories. Over the past few months my family has experienced a lot of loss and with this has reminded me just how important pictures are. We look at them over and over again to hold onto the memories. To always know that person is with us whether they are here or not. One of my goals this year is to make sure I print pictures! If you do not print them they might be lost forever that is a scary thought to me. But back to happy again I am so happy with how 2016 ended and I am even more excited for how 2017 is looking. I will be announcing a lot of changes for 2017 and a lot of fun ideas. Please stick with me as we go through the 2017 journey! 

Happy New Year! 

PS. Below is one of my favorite images from all of my sessions this year. I hope and pray I did not miss one. I was extremely blessed by so many clients this year.

Springville Tigers } Springville, AL

Well this session started off with us standing in a gas station parking lot because one of the sweet young girls had a small wreck. Then it had to be one of the first coldest days of the year but wow the session turned out perfect. I mean these children are beautiful. Beth wanted to make sure she captured this time in her kids lives. She has 2 football players and 2 cheerleaders and she just wasn't sure if this would happen again. 

I could have photographed these kids for hours but thankfully for them we ran out of sunlight. 

Pajama Mini Sessions

This years pajama sessions took a little turn in design because what I had original planned changed as soon as I found two awesome plaid pillows. I also had some energetic, fun, and even some not so happy kids.  

I love pajama sessions because to make they are so special you only get a small period in time when your kids will a. wear matching pjs and b. let you take pictures of them. My time has ended with my oldest sadly. My favorite part of my job is getting to capture precious memories, those memories that when you blink the time has passed.  

Please enjoy a few of my favorite moments during my pajama mini sessions this year and from my family to yours, Merry Christmas. 

Madi } Senior Portraits

I am slightly partial because Madi is my cousin. This post might come out a little sappy so stay with me. Madi came to Birmingham over Thankgiving and we had to take the time out to make sure she had beautiful senior portraits. I love getting to capture such precious memories for my family. I knew exactly what I wanted but I had no idea what she brought to wear so some of my ideas changed as soon as I saw her outfits. We ventured to downtown Birmingham and enjoyed driving around to different areas and picking perfect spots. Did I mention it was a perfect day for this? She was a natural in front of the camera and made my job very easy but now to the sappy part.  

Madi is a beautiful soul inside and I am so proud of her. She is a beautiful ballerina and we have enjoyed watching her perform every year. She has such a natural talent that impresses me more and more every time I watch her. But not only is she a talented dancer she is so smart. The acceptance letters are flowing in while she waits to make her final decision. I can not wait to see where her future takes her. I remember her as the tiny baby cousin the one that was much younger than us that we all played with and treated like she was our own.  

Madi I would like to say how very proud I am of you. You have turned into such a beautiful, talented, smart, and kind woman. Hold strong to your faith and God will lead you in such an amazing journey. I can't wait to be right alongside of you the whole way.  

Santa Mini Sessions } Springville, AL

Oh wow I absolutely love this time of year and my favorite part will always be watching the sweet children interact with Santa. My sessions are unique because although I do a little posing I usually just let Santa and the kids spend one on one time together and I am just there to capture the memories. This year I did 2 different Santa dates and on the 2nd Santa date Santa brought 2 very special guest with him. He brought Betharella the Elf and Mrs. Clause which made for some very exciting squeals. I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas Season! 

Fall Mini Sessions } Birmingham, AL

I loved my mini sessions this year and I love how awesome these families were because our original location fell through and we have to change it at the very last minute. But the new location turned out perfect and I am so happy with how the portraits turned out.

Kinner Family } Leeds, AL

I absolutely loved this session these kids and their parents are so much fun. Their mommy should have no problems at all with getting help with baby brother. His 2 big sisters can not keep their hands off of him. 

Bethune Family } Birmingham, AL

Wow I remember when Jennifer and Troy started dating while we were all in Auburn it seems just like yesterday. Troy was always such a sweetheart at the time the closest Starbucks was in Montgomery and he would drive and get her her favorite drink and bring it back. 

Today they have 2 beautiful children and a sweet life together. He might not have to drive as far but i bet Troy still surprises Jennifer with sweet little gestures. 

I can't wait to continue watching your beautiful family grow through the years.

The Hood Family } Springville, AL

The Hood family is one of the most beautiful families I know and man are they fun to be around. We decided to do a mini session in Springville where the fall colors are absolutely beautiful. The sun showed off during our session and gave us some of the most beautiful light ever. They laughed, modeled and I hope they had as much fun at their session as I had photographing them.

My sweet kids } Springville, AL

It was a beautiful yet hot fall day. If you do not know here in Alabama we are in a major drought and above normal temperatures. It has definitely not been a normal fall for us but we embraced the slow weekend and I took some sweet images of my kidos. And I am so glad I did now because I knew we were not getting family portraits taken this year because my husband is having a horrible time with his back and I just wasn't feeling it. So I dressed them up and promised them the best hush puppies ever (Top of the River) and let them play in the leaves and the woods. My kids are so funny they love getting dressed up and looking awesome but they love getting dirty and playing in the woods so this was a dream day! 

On another note this is probably going to be my last session with Jillian with her precious baby teeth because she has 3 loose teeth now. I knew this day was coming but man why must they grow up. I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I do.