{sneak peek} birmingham alabama family photographer

This morning I got to meet up with this sweet family at the gardens.  We had gorgeous weather for our morning of exploring!

Julie - May 20, 2013 - 1:35 am

We love our sneek peek—thank you!!!!!! It was so wonderful to see you both, and we can’t wait to see our gallery! Y’all are the BEST, and our pictures are always magic!

{sneak peek} birmingham alabama newborn photographer

This morning I got to photograph a precious baby girl- it was a week ago today that I was at the hospital to document her birth day.  She is just perfect- I know her parents are so in love.

Aunt Lane - April 24, 2013 - 10:33 pm

She’s the cutest thing ever!

Mary Nell Pattridge - April 25, 2013 - 12:16 am

Fabulous pictures!!!! Beautiful baby!!!!

Great Aunt Diane - April 25, 2013 - 4:26 pm

She is too sweet, sure grandma marynell and auntie lane are proud…she is very pretty and I’ll hold her next time around

Hope you all are doing ok – Laura behaving and Adam working!

{sneak peek} birmingham, alabama birth photographer

This morning I had the honor of photographing sweet baby Lilly who arrived at 8:16 am weighing in at 6 pounds 11 ounces.  What a sweet little thing she is… I know her parents and family are over the moon with her arrival!  Thanks for allowing me to be part of such a special time for you all.

{featured session} Birmingham alabama child photographer

A couple of weeks ago I had a session at the botanical gardens.  As we were getting out of our cars and getting outfits ready, etc. I was approached by another photographer who was also getting things ready for a session who started chatting with me about what camera I shoot with, vice versa, etc.  We talked for a couple of minutes and then went back to getting ready for our sessions. My client and I packed the stroller with simply the baby and outfits and I grabbed my camera- we were ready to go!  The photographer came back over to me and asked where all of my props were at and I said that we didn’t bring any props for our session.  She replied with “well you should have brought a wagon and then you could have brought things to use!” as she piled her wagon as high as she could with tons of chairs, boxes, etc.  My client giggled and we headed off to the gardens for our session.  As we strolled through the gardens we saw several photographers with wagons piled high and parents lugging mass amounts of “stuff” around the gardens for their respective sessions. (Imagine a wagon full and both parents lugging chairs while keeping up with their kiddos- oh my!) Again… we giggled.  To each their own and I respect that we all have our own style and opinions… some love to have all of these props and that’s totally cool but for me- simple is better.  Especially at the gardens. Don’t get me wrong- I do love some props and have many at my studio- but when you are at the gardens- there is such natural beauty to incorporate into your session.  Simply using the gorgeous greenery and stone walls or the beautiful wrought iron fence… it all makes beautiful, timeless portraits without all the fluff.  Just my random thought I wanted to share!

Give it a try… it’s my challenge to you all- see if you can go to a location- just you and your camera- and shoot a full session using just what is supplied there to incorporate into your portraits.

I thought I would share from my session that morning at the gardens- within 45 minutes we had shot an entire session and had many gorgeous images featuring different backgrounds and outfits without having to haul tons of stuff around with us.  Here’s some that I pulled from Miss Melah’s 18 month session gallery.  


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