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! 

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!

Mr R - 1 Year

Wow it's already been a year since I first met this little guy! 

I love getting to watch my baby plan babies grow. It really is one of the best parts of my job :) Mom loves horses and had a location in mind for Mr R's one year shoot. We went and it was absolutely gorgeous! Mr. R was loving it and was always on the go. Although he refused to stand and walk for me (crawling is so much faster) we did get him intrigued when mom brought up her childhood horse for a picture. 

Neal + Fur Babies

To say I was nervous when Rachel messaged me to do their pictures is an understatement. Photographing another photographer's family is a big job! Adam and Rachel have a pretty amazing relationship though and are some of the sweetest most laid back people I've met, this definitely helped ease the jitters I had. The cute fur babies helped too. 

If anyone hasn't seen Rachel's photography work, you should make sure you go here and check it out (of course after you take a glance at their stunning session) :) 

Hope you enjoy your sneak peek - I couldn't just put a few up and your final gallery will probably be HUGE! Sorry - not sorry, haha

Ewing Family

My beautiful cousin and her family came up to visit this past weekend and we managed to squeeze in a small session for them. Their kids are filled with so much personality, the session was never boring. And even though they claimed to be "awkward" (which they totally weren't) I think their images turned out amazing! 

I hope you guys enjoyed your visit with us as much as we did. I should have your gallery out to you within the next couple of days :)

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