Oh my goodness #1 is this not the most beautiful family and #2 how lucky is that cute little boy! This was a fun session keeping all the kids happy and trying to beat the rain. But it ended up perfect and guess what I did not have to do any crazy editing. These babies and kids were perfect!
It was a rainy stormy day but we could not reschedule so what did we do? We found the perfect covered ally! The only problem was the wind oh my goodness it was rough but oh my goodness these sweet girls couldn't even tell. And did I mention how much fun it is to not only play with glitter while being dressed like a princess but playing in the rain after!
I absolutely love this family and I think I say that every time I have a session with them! But oh my goodness Eason is 4! And he wants to be a police officer and loves everything about policeman! So after our family pictures at Botanical Gardens we headed over to the Mountain Brook police station where Eason had a pretty big surprise! A wonderful policeman took a few minutes out of his day and made the day of a sweet 4 year old!
Oh I can't wait until their wedding day! It is going to be the most beautiful day every and did I mention that he said he really did not like pictures but guess what we had fun! Although it was very hot it was so much fun! Did I mention how much the love between them just explodes and makes everyone around them smile!
Oh my goodness, why does time pass so fast. I used to always think of this saying and not understand... "The days are long but the years are short." Watching so many precious babies grow up so fast before my eyes (and of course my own) really has me understanding this a whole lot more.
Enjoy every single minute with this precious girl! She is absolutely perfect!
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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'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
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!!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!