Hayes Maternity | Florence AL Maternity and Family Photographer

It's completely acceptable to post a "sneak peek" that is nearly an entire gallery, right? But who can blame me when they turned out this good?!

I was introduced to the sweet Hayes family several years ago when my middle started dance class. I say it all the time, but hands down, that was my favorite extra curricular activity any of my kids have been involved in. And not because I grew up dancing, but because of Leslie and her family. We were so sad when Leslie decided to close the dance studio doors but are so grateful for the two years Cali got to learn from you. You've made a huge impact on several little girls for sure and those boys of yours are lucky to have you! 

I am thrilled to have been able to document both their pregnancies now. I cannot wait to meet the new baby Hayes in just a few short weeks! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek, if you can even call it that at this point 😂

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Micah | Brooks High School Senior Photographer

You guys.......

I tried something new yesterday that I have been wanting to try for over two years now! Water sports images.

Micah was possibly the best sport ever, getting drenched over and over again while trying not to make a face. To say that we had a good time yesterday is an understatement. 

I think your football images turned out pretty awesome, I can't wait for the rest of your senior pictures later this year!

Reagan | Brooks High School Senior Photographer

I am so glad senior season is coming back around. They are on up there as some of my favorite sessions to photograph. Being able to capture each individual seniors personalities is so much fun. 

I've shot Reagan once before for the Brooks Danceline pictures back when she was a freshman. I was thrilled when she asked me to do her senior pictures. She has such a sweet and quiet nature and is stunningly beautiful <3 

Let's show Reagan some love because she rocked her session yesterday!!

Gonzalez Family | Florence Al Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

WORLD - SAY HELLO

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to Timothy Grigsby Gonzalez aka Griggs

Who may just be the best baby in the world 😉. Seriously, he slept nearly his whole session letting his big sister have a moment to shine. Turns out, sister loves pictures. 

I couldn't be more ecstatic when Chalie asked for a lifestyle session for sweet Griggs. To me, there is something special about having images in your own home. Just two weeks before Mr. G entered the world his dad got a job in Birmingham. They sold their house and had only weeks to be out, not sure if he was going to arrive in time we had to think of a backup plan. 

Luckily, he arrived just six short days ago! Although a lot of the house was packed up for his session, I'm super happy they were able to document their time in this home. I may have even caught some boxes in a few images just to be sure they always remember this crazy time in their lives! 

and because I'm in love with so many of these and cannot make up my mind on which ones to post they have a super large sneak peek!

Clemmons Beach | Orange Beach Alabama

These two kiddos are bursting with personality. I only hope I caught a glimpse of it in these images. I ended up shooting nearly this whole session just how I would shoot my own family. The kids were totally not into taking pictures and just wanted to run and play, and well, who could blame them.  I was definitely exhausted and covered in sand after the Clemmon's session but it was all worth it. Mallory, I hope you enjoy your images, your family is precious and I can only image how much fun you guys have on a daily basis. Thanks for allowing me to capture all of it. :) 

Underwood Family

I was lucky enough to get to spend my evening with the Underwood family tonight. I loved getting to meet them and couldn't be happier they decided to book with me <3  I have to give mad props to Ben for being such a good sport. He did not complain, not once about having to take pictures even after I made mom and dad tickle him on several occasions to catch those good  true smiles. 

Hope you guys enjoy your sneak peek!!

Madeline - Florence High Senior

Madeline.... I loved meeting you today! You and your momma are so sweet and so much fun! I'm pretty sure I got some of my favorite senior images out of your session! You might have thought I was crazy, but thats okay. It was worth it. 😂 And can we just talk about those eyes ❤️❤️ Wowza! You are stunningly beautiful and have an amazing personality, I cannot wait to work with you again.

Thank you for asking me to do your senior pictures! Enjoy your sneak peek!

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Lesley + Tyler - Florence Alabama Family Photographer

I got to spend the evening with these two lovelies tonight ❤️ 

I'm pretty sure they didn't expect to end up walking through fallen trees and in the water today to get to our first location, but they were troopers and it paid off! I am so sad that in a few more weeks this location will be back underwater.  

You guys did amazing at your session today! People who are down for anything (like crawling through fallen trees and walking barefoot on rocks 😂) and don't care to get a little dirty for the sake of a picture are my kind of people! Can't wait to work with you guys again! Hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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Katie Brooke - Florence High School Senior

How gorgeous is this senior majorette from Florence High School?!? And I have to brag on her for making majorette at UNA recently! She was so much fun to shoot and luckily we beat this weeks forecast of rain everyday and ended up with beautiful weather! 

I've known Katie since she was my sons age (6) .... I won't embarrass her with any stories but I will say she's not suppose to be this old yet. She has done a great job at making feel old 😂😂

On the contrary... she has grown into a stunning young lady whom I am very proud of. I couldn't have been more excited when her mom contacted me about doing her senior pictures. After Katie scanned through a ton of my images she decided that she wanted to shoot in downtown Florence and use the parking deck. This is probably one of my favorite places to shoot while the sun is still bright ❤️

I had a blast shooting with you, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek! 

Mothershed

Oh how I long for the warm spring days to return. I could have spent hours with this family had the cold not froze us all out. I could hardly believe mom when she told me that they had never had professional family pictures made before. These kids acted like angels. So.... I really need to find out what she bribed them with. You know,  for future reference 😂😂. 

Im so glad you asked me to do your very first family picture session. What an honor! I had a blast with you guys. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek! ❤️

Why a documentary session?

As most of you know I am attempting to complete my second year of a 365 project. I take a picture everyday of my family for a year. At the end, I am rewarded with a beautiful book compiled with all of the images. I adore my book! Honestly, I didn't think I would look at it after the new wore off, but I can sit and look at it for hours. With every picture, recalling the exact moment.

While I can't be with your family every day of the year, I still want to document your family the best way I can, with a day in the life session. And before you say it... your house doesn't have to be clean, you don't have to have the most updated magazine worthy belongings, your children don't have to be dressed to the nines, and you certainly don't need to wait until you lose those pesky ten pounds you told yourself you plan to lose this year.  

Let me tell you why.

Today was Dr. Suess dress up day for my little man. I admit, he has it rough being the third child. I've lost all desire for spending hours or days even planning and putting together outfits to insure my children look spectacular for these days. So at 9pm last night I throw together this Cat in the Hat costume, borrowing a hat from a friend. After setting my camera up and giving the remote to my son to take pictures as he chooses, I sit down to edit.   My first thought...most people don't get these type images. With themselves in the picture during moments that are so quickly forgotten and thankless as we prepare for these "dress up days." And then I zoomed in on the image and the look on my son's face made my heart melt. Several years from now, looking back on these images, it won't matter that the clothes on the floor didn't get put away or those lego's have been in the same spot for almost a week. Because I'm going to look back and see that face, and remember the countless hours my daughter played with those lego's, and that we were blessed enough to have (way too many) clothes to have to wash. And when my kids look back on these images, they won't see how much I weigh, or that my cabinets don't have doors because I never completed that project. They will see that I cared, that I tried. 

Today was Dr. Suess dress up day for my little man. I admit, he has it rough being the third child. I've lost all desire for spending hours or days even planning and putting together outfits to insure my children look spectacular for these days. So at 9pm last night I throw together this Cat in the Hat costume, borrowing a hat from a friend. After setting my camera up and giving the remote to my son to take pictures as he chooses, I sit down to edit.  

My first thought...most people don't get these type images. With themselves in the picture during moments that are so quickly forgotten and thankless as we prepare for these "dress up days." And then I zoomed in on the image and the look on my son's face made my heart melt.

Several years from now, looking back on these images, it won't matter that the clothes on the floor didn't get put away or those lego's have been in the same spot for almost a week. Because I'm going to look back and see that face, and remember the countless hours my daughter played with those lego's, and that we were blessed enough to have (way too many) clothes to have to wash. And when my kids look back on these images, they won't see how much I weigh, or that my cabinets don't have doors because I never completed that project. They will see that I cared, that I tried. 

There is no better story than your story. And what better way to tell it than the most real, honest, and authentic way possible. Through documentary photography.

There is no better story than your story. And what better way to tell it than the most real, honest, and authentic way possible. Through documentary photography.

I would love nothing more than to spend a day with your family and tell your story through my eyes. Even the mundane moments tell so much. Having something so real documentented will mean so much to your children. So if you don't do if for you, do it for them. 

Mr. R 18 Months

Cuteness overload! <3 <3

This little man was in the best mood today for his pictures. Running all over the place and keeping us all on our toes. This age is so much fun to shoot. I love getting to deliver images to the parents they never expect, seeing as most of the session is chasing the adventurous toddler around. It makes me happy that big brother came along this time and got in a few pictures as well (even though bribing may have been involved). 

 

 

Bethany

Wow did it cool off fast. Bethany, her mom, and I froze our tails off for these beautiful shots but I believe they were so worth it. My senior season is coming to a close for the year, if you are a 2017 senior that still needs pictures done for invitations, I can get you scheduled in the spring and with enough time to order everything you need. Please get on the book as soon as possible as my schedule fills fast! 

Now onto Bethany's sneak peek!

Warren Family

I have to admit, the men of the family are rarely ever the ones to contact me to schedule pictures. Brad messaged me last week and I just so happen was able to squeeze them in before the holidays. We met at their house after school and who would have thought in the middle of a neighborhood we could find a spot so secluded with gorgeous light! I can't wait to do a lifestyle session with these guys in the future!

I hope you enjoy our sneak peek!

Grisham Family

This beautiful lady chose to spend her birthday with me updating her family pictures. I couldn't be more honored! I completely failed to tell her happy birthday today, complete fail as I had been reminding myself all day to tell her. 

So anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN! I hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed your time with me having pictures made. You have a gorgeous family and even more kind hearted. 

Hope you guys enjoy your sneak peek.

Slusher + Hollingsworth

I am thrilled that Mrs. Slusher bought my gift certificate from The Healing Place auction some time back. It introduced to me to not only her and her husband but her beautiful daughter and  family. When she called me to book I instantly felt like we were a good client/photographer fit. I'm pretty sure I was right. 

You guys were awesome this evening; I'm thankful you put your certificate to good use. Mrs. Slusher, your family is absolutely wonderful and I hope to get to work with you guys again in the future. 

I hope you enjoy your sneak peek.

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Kathryn - Take II

When it came time for this sweet girl to have her first round of senior pictures the bottom fell out and it rained so hard it was hard to see at times. We decided to risk it and still showed up for picture, luckily it stopped raining not long after our scheduled time. 

She had asked for us to do a fall session together as well and I was thrilled when the sun was out this evening! Here is your take two Kathryn; I'm in love with how they turned out!

Skipworth Family

Have I told you guys yet that I LOVE my job? Seriously, being asked to photograph your families is so special to me. I can't thank each of my clients enough for trusting me with your family memories. You guys rock! 

Meet the Skipworth's; a family so full of love and a ton of fun! I've known them for several years and had no clue they had an older son with a family of his own. I would definitely say Miss Darby is one loved and spoiled little girl! ;) Hope you guys enjoy your sneak peek! 

Darby Family

I've known this family for years now and this is the first session they have booked with me, outside of softball pictures. All I can say is, why did they not book one sooner!?! We had so much fun and laughed entirely way too much if that's possible. I loved spending time with you guys! Thanks so much for asking me to take your family pictures. 

Enjoy!

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Bowen Family

Last time I took their family pictures the little guy was only two. He started kindergarten this year and big sis in in 5th grade. They were such troopers for handling the crazy Alabama fall weather, for it was only 90 something degrees that day. One of the reasons we had to take a break and go in to play a board game and cool off before continuing outdoor pictures. 

Thanks so much for asking me to do your family pictures again. I enjoy your family so much!