This was so much FUN!! I love that this mama wanted to capture their personalities on their favorite playground. ♥
Playing in the water hose is one of my son's favorite things to do! These photos capture my sweet boy perfectly at this age and they make my heart happy. ♥ I'm going to miss this when Summer ends...
Here's another precious family that I've had the pleasure to photograph over and over. It doesn't seem like that long ago when I was there at the birth of their second child and now she's one!! Where does the time go?!
Capturing this family playing together was so much fun! I love when I get to photograph a family over and over and watch the child grow in so many ways!! :)
I love this family!!! They're beautiful inside and out! It's been a total pleasure photographing them the past couple of years and having Lauren photograph my family in return is an extra perk. ;) Thanks again Lauren!!
Here's part 2 from this summer session. When the splash pad downtown just didn't work out for some wet summer fun, we decided to have some bubble bath fun instead.. And it was my favorite part! I just love how simple and genuine these photos are - just 2 sweet girls having fun in the tub and on Mommmy and Daddy's bed. ♥
Here's part 1 of this family session - We walked around downtown reading, swinging, and snacking along the way. Such a fun family! Part 2 leads us to their house for some bubble fun. :) Stay tuned. :)
Happy mommy + happy baby = pure sweetness!!
After an almost 2 month break from shooting sessions because of lens repairs and morning sickness, I finally got behind the camera again last month for this lovely session with an adorable 6-month old and her handsome big brother! So much fun! Baby girl was full of smiles and big brother was an amazing helper. Love them!
I've been photographing these girls since they were 6 months old and now they're walking!! I think they have started looking even more identical and more beautiful with each session. After some last minute location changes due to cold weather we ended up at the gorgeous (and warm) Winchester Manor and the girls loved exploring it!! P.S. Aren't these little coats adorable!? I think I have a new love for winter sessions now. ;)
I love the chance to take newborn photos both inside and outside of the home! And when I saw this amazing orange tree near this family's home I knew immediately where we would go for the outdoor portion. I love how real and playful these photos are. Sigh - I just love lifestyle newborn/family sessions...
I don't think these kiddos ever really knew they were at a photo session... and that's the way I like it! :)
These photos will soon be sent off to these adorable kiddo's Daddy in the Air Force. I'm sure he's going to enjoy looking at their photos everyday while he's out serving our country. I'm so happy that I was able to help them create such a priceless gift for their Dad. I can only imagine how much they all miss him!
Remember the giveaway I did waaay back in April? Well between busy schedules and rescheduling due to weather, I finally had the honor to shoot the winning family! After reading through so many wonderful entries, the judges and I picked one. Here's what the nominee said about Kelly: "I first met Kelly when I booked her as our wedding photographer 2 years ago. I immediately knew she was a special person when I found out she was a coordinator for the local Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep foundation. As a volunteer for NILMDTS Kelly donated her time and talent as a photographer to families who lost an infant child. Kelly also recently donated a photo session to a soldier and his family before deployment, making sure to capture beautiful memories for them before they are separated. The Baugher family has recently been through some very rough times. Kelly’s son, Luke, was diagnosed with a tumor and is still undergoing treatments at St. Jude’s Hospital. Luke’s cousin, Logan, was also being treated at St. Jude’s for leukemia and tragically lost his battle earlier this month. Despite their personal trauma Kelly has kept a loving, giving attitude. She arranged donations and cleanup for victims of recent tornados, again donating her own time and resources for others. Kelly always has encouraging words and scripture to offer. She constantly puts others before herself and never lets life’s troubles keep her from serving her community. Although Kelly is a wonderful photographer she rarely gets the chance to be in front of the camera and part of the family photographs. Kelly is absolutely one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Her love for life, her family, her community, and God is evident in everything she does. Kelly has never asked for anything in return for all of her giving and sacrifice and deserves to be recognized as a truly unique and special person."
I finally got to meet her and she's even more wonderful than I pictured in my head! :) Things have changed since April - Luke is now tumor-free!! Woohoo!! Praise the Lord! This session was a blast! As you can tell from the photos - there was lots of laughter. Little Luke is a hoot and was cracking me up the entire time. And his big sister is just the sweetest. Their nominee was right - this is definitely a unique and special family. ♥
Kelly has put her photography biz on hold for now but she still continues to volunteer now through A Pure Focus. This is a wonderful organization here in North Alabama that provides free photography to families facing life-threatening diseases. If you know a family or are a photographer who would like to volunteer go sign up! And go like them on Facebook and spread the word! :)
P.S. How beautiful is this location at Isom's Orchard!? Gorgeous!
It's always a pleasure photographing this family! This little man is so sweet, content, and cooperative. He's the same age as my Elijah so it was bittersweet to see this cutie turn one along with mine. I can't believe they grow so fast!! We had a great time strolling the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. My favorite part was watching him play in the bubbling rock - so cute!!
What a fun and loving family! So many sweet moments.
I'm behind... I thought I might need to post these Spring mini session photos before Summer got here! :P Like the title says I really love my clients. I am so blessed to have such amazing people to photograph! These mini sessions were a little something extra I did for my current 2012 clients. Booking with me not only gets you a session customized for you but also any little extras I throw in along the way. I'm hoping to get a client lounge set up on my website for any little extra goodies I make available for my clients. Do you want in on this?? Contact me to book a custom photo session!
My brother-in-law coordinated a photo session for his wife's birthday. But I don't think he knew what he got himself into once they showed up and the tackling began! And then the silly came out!!!
I probably should start supplying some Advil to parents at my sessions... oh and stain remover too for the muddy pants. Oops. ;)
Lauren and I photographed each other's families recently and I have to be honest - I was extremely nervous for this session. I usually am a little nervous before all sessions but this one had my stomach in knots. #1 Lauren is a wonderful photographer. Would my photos be good enough? And #2 there were 3 children under 3 - a 2.5 year old and 8-month twins!! Enough said. But I really enjoyed shooting this big bunch! It was so much fun watching a family of five! Seriously this Mommy and Daddy are super-parents! I don't think my fingers have ever moved so fast switching settings and taking shots through the craziness (the good kind). Lauren - it was so nice meeting your family! Your girls are BEAUTIFUL! I hope you enjoy these memories with you actually in the photos. ;) I can't wait to do this all over again in the Summer!!