angelic baby girl ~ tuscaloosa newborn photographer

Thrilled is an understatement when describing my emotions after being asked to travel to Atlanta for this family's baby girl newborn session. The H family is very special to me. Their youngest son went to the same preschool as my Jack and mom worked out with me at Iron Tribe Johns Creek. We were connected by a mutual friend when I first photographed them in the fall of 2015. Then Natalia and I continued to get to know one another as we worked out together often. 

When I heard from Natalia that they were expecting a BABY GIRL to complete their family, I was beyond excited and especially so since she wanted me to come to Atlanta to do sweet baby's newborn photographs. I love any excuse to go back "home" to Atlanta:). 

Baby Sofia was one of the most beautiful little angelic girls that I have ever photographed. It was so perfect that her momma had angel wings ready for this session! Big brothers Jacob and Andrew were so proud of little sister and mom and dad were glowing with joy. I LOVED the feminine dress that Natalia chose to wear and had so much fun photographing her in it with her baby girl <3. Our day together was fantastic and I hope you enjoy looking through a few of my favorite images from our time together!

family of 5 with newborn
brothers with new sister
family of 5 laying on bed
mom, dad, and baby girl
mom looking out window with baby
dad and newborn daughter
mom and daughter in nursery rocker
newborn girl and mom in floral maxi dress
newborn on pile of blankets
newborn toes
newborn hair swirl
newborn fingers
newborn lips
newborn girl angel wings
newborn girl on grey
newborn baby on pink
newborn angel wings and headband
sleepy newborn girl
newborn tummy rolls
beautiful newborn in bonnet

7 day old baby brother | tuscaloosa newborn photographer

Baby Ollie has my heart<3

This precious family invited me to their home to photograph their newest addition and I am overwhelmed with love for all of them. You know how you just meet certain people and immediately connect with them? Yeah, that was this family.

I arrived at their beautiful tuscaloosa farm home and and immediately loved them. We had an incredible morning together and the images show how much this family loves one another. Later our 6 year old boys ended up on the same baseball team and I got to know and love them even more! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites of our newborn session!<3

sleepy newborn boy on gray
tiny baby feet
newborn sleepy smile
newborn eyelashes
newborn wrapped in white
sweet newborn boy
snuggly newborn boy in hat
sleepy newborn boy from above
family of 5 with newborn boy
new little brother
mom dad and newborn son
mom dad baby smiling at camera
dad kissing new son on forehead
mom and new baby love
newborn with eyes open
sister brother and newborn brother
siblings and new baby

golden hour + family of 4 | tuscaloosa family photographer

I met this family at Capitol Park in downtown Tuscaloosa (one of my favorite spots) for their portrait session. Mom is another of my favorite UA nursing professors. SO SMART and has encouraged me and taught me so much in my time as a student. I absolutely loved meeting her husband and children on this summer evening. The golden hour light and the outfits and the adorable family just make me drool <3 Enjoy my favorties from our evening together!

captiol park family of 4
happy blonde siblings
siblings playing behind columns
mom and dad hugging
kids playing capitol park
mom and daughter golden hour
mom and 3 year old son capitol park tuscaloosa
father and 3 year old son
father and daughter pouting
father and son talking
family of 4 laughing in field
4 year old girl playing capitol park
3 year old boy playing capitol park tuscaloosa
3 year old smiling golden hour
family of 4 capitol park tuscaloosa

brother love | tuscaloosa child photographer

A perfectly sunny evening in Tuscaloosa allowed time for me to capture a few images of my own boys on The Quad, in front of Denny Chimes, and the President's Mansion. I managed to sneak in enough of 2-year-old brother, but big brother was a dream and completely cooperated for these images! Nothing makes me more excited. I can't wait to print some of these and get them on our walls! 

tuscaloosa boys rebecca orton photography
UA President's Mansion
5 year old headshot rebecca orton photography
happy toddler tuscaloosa
brothers in front of denny chimes
baby brother in white
University of Alabama President's Mansion
5 year old at sunset
running toddler boy

baby sister makes 5 | tuscaloosa newborn photographer

This beautiful family welcomed baby sister to make their family of 5 even more perfect. I was honored to photograph them at their gorgeous farm home one afternoon and LOVE how these images turned out. Mom, known to us as Mrs. Leslie, was Jack's preschool teacher this first year that we lived in Tuscaloosa. We were so nervous about moving to a new town and new schools but when I met Leslie at the beginning of the year, I knew we were in a great place and Jack would be in good hands. I was right and Leslie was the BEST that my Jack could have possible had for his last year  of pre-K before elementary school. We adore her and are so thankful for the care and knowledge she gave him throughout this year. 

I met brand new baby, Magnolia Emeline, whom they are calling Emeline on this June afternoon and she was GORGEOUS. But what else could you expect with this family?? Older siblings Sawyer and Mary Ella were so proud and so much fun to photograph. Their personalities are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. And as you can see in the images, Mom and Dad are beaming with pride over their children.

Leslie wore a gown from my maternity collection that are all always available to my moms...either for maternity, newborn, or even family sessions! 

Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together <3

tuscaloosa newborn photographer
family of 5 admiring newborn
brother sister and newborn sister
2 girls and a boy
daddy and baby girl
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mom and baby on flokati
newborn girl on lace
newborn girl in ruffle bloomers

female business headshot | tuscaloosa professional photographer

Always a special session when I have the opportunity to photograph those that are closest to me. For this one, I did some updated head shots for my beautiful sister, Caroline! She is currently living in Cambodia and working for the Centre For Peace & Conflict Studies. Some very impressive work is going on there that she is very passionate about and you should check it out when you have time. 

We went down to the Quad on the University of Alabama campus, as well as the President's Mansion for her headshots. I love this area for both family and professional work as the light and backdrop is just beautiful! Enjoy a few of my favorites from her session and Roll Tide!<3

mom and two beautiful daughters | tuscaloosa child photographer

For those of you that do not know me personally, I have embarked on the journey to become a nurse. This session is incredibly special because mom was one of my very first nursing school professors. After meeting her, I immediately loved and respected her for her personality and intelligence. I spent a semester in one of her courses and then was lucky enough to placed in her clinical group in the subsequent semester. The knowledge she passed on to our small group and the attention that she gave us is incomparable. I will forever be grateful for all that I learned under her guidance!

Dr. K and her sweet Katherine and Charlotte met me at Sokol Park on a Friday afternoon in May. We had so much fun and I loved how photogenic all 3 of these girls were. Enjoy looking through a few of my favorite images from our time together! <3

mom and daughters at barn
mom hugging her girls
beautiful girl in blue dress
young girl sitting on side of barn
female headshot in barn
toddler girl smiling and reaching up
mom holding toddler daughter
sisters hugging and smiling
sisters climbing on barn rail
mom and daughters sokol park barn
sisters in field
mom and daughters in green field

fall family photos ~ family of four | birmingham family photographer

ohmigoodness, I can't say enough about how exciting it was to photograph this family of our dear friends. We became close friends with dad, Daniel, through our high school church youth group. Then, we all went to Samford University where Daniel met his soul mate, Kristen. We all instantly loved Kristen and I was SO happy to be reunited with them for a photo session!

I am honored that all of my clients choose me but when a friend chooses me, it's hard to put into words the meaning of that decision. This family of four was so much fun to be with and a joy to photograph. Daniel and Kristen's children are so respectful and enjoyable to be around. I best time on this evening together. We will see each other socially very soon and I can't wait! For now, enjoy a few of my favorites from our evening together! Cheers~

huntsville family of four fall
family fun of four
elementary age siblings
mom and dad kissing
tween brother headshot
elementary age little sister in pink
fun fall family
fall family of four love
father and son fall
mom and daughter fall
fall family on bridge

family of 4 ~ fall lake photos | tuscaloosa family photographer

We became fast friends with this family of four just a few months into our move to Tuscaloosa. A friend of mine from college told me that I needed to get in touch with mom~ Jamie~ that she was a nurse and is a great friend. Well, fast forward a couple months and my Jack and her oldest ended up in the same preschool class! Not only that, but they also ended up on the same soccer team. Serendipity at it's best. And shortly after spending time together our Ryan fell in love with their Sissy. 

This family's home is decorated with GORGEOUS quality photographs of their children and of them as a family. I was immediately impressed with her choices of who she hired in the past. So when she inquired about a session with me, I was more than flattered. 

We met on a gorgeous fall weekend evening at Lake Nicol for some photos by the lake and with the changing leaves in the background. I loved their coordinating blue wardrobe with pops of red~ the perfect choice! Enjoy a few of my favorites from our evening together...

lake nicol family
mommy and son lake nicol
mommy and daughter lake nicol
fall sibling photo
sweet little sister fall plaid dress
handsome big boy
lake nicol family tuscaloosa
daddy daughter fall photo
mommy son love
fall family of 4 tuscaloosa

autumn sibling photos | tuscaloosa child photographer

I'm so happy that one of my first photography clients was our realtor! Jennifer Hamner had incredible guidance as she helped us look for our new home in Tuscaloosa. She gave us all the needed information and tips to find the best spot to live. We can't recommend her highly enough!

When Jen contacted me about a session for her children I was beside myself excited. Her kids exemplified her caring and mature nature and were wonderful to photograph. Campbell and Bo were so sweet and when I brought my boys to the session were incredibly kind and inclusive of them as well!

Enjoy my favorites of our evening together! Roll Tide!

backlit siblings
sibling fall photo tuscaloosa
boy in plaid backlit
teen girl backlight
sassy teen fall photo
handsome boy in plaid
tuscaloosa capitol park siblings
capitol park

triplet family of five ~ fall portraits | tuscaloosa family photographer

The Deasy family never ceases to amaze. Triplet toddlers and mom and dad look AMAZING! Not only do they look amazing but they have the most positive attitudes about life and are people that naturally draw you to them. I complain about one toddler but they have THREE and never mention an ill word. I'm so thankful to have met them when I photographed the christening of their babies and to have developed a friendship with them. 

Renata and Nathan are some of my favorite people that I have ever met. Their children are beautiful and they show so much care to their three 2 year olds. I am constantly impressed by them and so thankful that they ask me to photograph their family so often. It's so hard to express how wonderful these people are! Hopefully the photographs help to describe their amazingness. 

Enjoy a few of my favorites from our Atlanta evening at Lullwater Park...

triplet family fall
toddler superman
toddler beauty
toddler happiness
mom and triplets
toddler girl on dads shoulders
mom and toddler girl hugging
mom and baby girl sunlight
daddy and baby girl love
family of five with triplets

family of five ~ fall photography session | birmingham family photographer

One of the tragedies of leaving Atlanta was leaving this family who JUST moved into town a few short months before we left. Mom, Sarah, was my ZTA sorority sister at Samford University in Birmingham and someone I respected, loved, and truly enjoyed being around. We reconnected when they came to town and she even asked me to photograph their newest addition! Sarah is someone that you can go months (years in our case!) without seeing but pick up right where you left off. She is a gem of a friend.

On our trip to Atlanta this weekend, we scheduled a photo session for these fantastic people. Becca, Brooks, and Hannah are the most adorable little siblings you have ever seen. I am amazed at how calm mom and dad are with so many little ones and how they parent and love them with such grace that I admire. I hope these images portray the love and affection this family shares. Enjoy a few of my favorites from our afternoon at their home...

fall family of five
sibling love in leaves
siblings sharing fall
baby girl in red bow leaves
toddler in red
toddler in plaid
fall family of five

family of 4 ~ autumn photos | tuscaloosa family photographer

This family! I have missed them so much since we moved from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa. Thankfully, I have had many clients and friends who request that I come back to continue to take their family portraits. I always love a good reason to go back "home" for the weekend.

You'll remember Emma Claire's 2 year old fall session, Reid's newborn session, and the vintage blue spring session that we did earlier this year. I was so excited that they wanted full family photos on this occasion! We had perfect weather and a perfectly matched family to go along:). We spent the morning taking lots of photos as well as spending a lot of time catching up. I have really missed my beautiful friend and her family.

Enjoy browsing through a few of my favorites from our morning together...

autumn family of 4
happy baby boy
beautiful big sister
5 year old girl blowing dandelions
coordinating siblings during fall
sibling love
siblings walking in field holding hands
fall family of 4
family snuggling on blanket

family of five ~ fall photo session | tuscaloosa family photographer

I'll always remember this one! My first photo session in Tuscaloosa. Roll Tide! Although this is a family of Ole Miss fans it's ok because I was glad to find out that there's a little bit of college football diversity here. Mom- Carlley- is a local photographer herself and the director of my boys' preschool. Since she knows what to look for, I was honored that she asked me to capture their fall family photos. She also introduced me to this beautiful location, Capitol Park, where there are ruins from the old capitol building when Tuscaloosa was the Alabama state capitol from 1826-1846. The building burned in 1923 but has been preserved in this park. I'm a fan of the location and this family!

Carlley knew exactly where she wanted her family photo so that made the session super quick! And don't they look wonderful in their pastels? Perfect coordination and choice for the setting.

Enjoy my favorites from our night together...

tuscaloosa family fall photo
fall family of five
capitol park family photo
family at sunset fall

6 day old newborn star wars & puppy love | tuscaloosa newborn photographer

This awesome family contacted me after I photographed the newborn of a friend of theirs. I met them at their home on a Saturday morning in August. They were so much fun and I enjoyed getting to know them as well as grandparents, an aunt and cousin who were all in town for the excitement.

Mom and Dad were both prepared for this session with all kinds of fun props! They are dog lovers so ordered a custom puppy crochet outfit for their newborn. So adorable! Dad had purchased a tiny Yoda for his little Padawan to snuggle in a few photos. I just love when both parents get into these sessions! Enjoy a few favorites of this little love...

newborn baby knit puppy
newborn boy snuggling yoda
sleepy newborn boy
newborn in rocker
newborn braves baby
newborn boy fox
newborn baby toes
mom and newborn in nursery
new family of 3

darling newborn baby girl | northport newborn photographer

Little miss Rosalie was one of the most beautiful baby girls I have ever photographed. I met her family in the afternoon one Saturday at their home. Their home near Lake Berkeley had the best views and we found many gorgeous spots with natural light for family images. 

Mom and Dad were so kind and I loved watching them gush over their new little love. Mom and I even figured out that we both grew up in the same hometown, always fun to compare notes on growing up! 

Enjoy a few of my favorite images of this sweet family...

new family of 3
newborn girl and momma
daddy and baby girl
new parents with newborn
sparkly newborn baby
sweetest newborn
angelic newborn
newborn girl on purple
sleepy newborn
mom and baby in nursery
mommy and baby
baby in daddy's arms

she's ONE! | birmingham baby photographer

This family continues to have a special place in my heart. I have photographed them so often that they've become friends and I always enjoy their company. Joseph was one of my first newborn sessions, then we met for 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, and one year sessions. A couple years later and baby sister came:). I was able to photograph her fresh 48, newborn session, and again 3 month, 6 month, and 9 months sessions. And here we are at Miss Vivian's ONE year. I can't believe it. 

We met at their home for some pre photo session tacos, delicious! When the time was right, we moved down the street to a favorite spot with greenery, a covered bridge, and water. It was the perfect evening! Enjoy a few favorites...

siblings in blue and pink
siblings hugging on covered bridge
smiling boy in overalls
smiling one year old girl
family of four on bridge
barefoot boy and overalls
3 year old boy playing in the creek
family of four by creek
mom and baby girl walking
mom and one year old baby kiss
daddy and baby girl
boy playing in creek
one year old girl waving

sibling love in vintage clothing | birmingham children's photographer

These sweet children belong to one of my best friends. I am always so flattered that they ask me to capture their family at all the important milestones. You may remember Emma Claire's fall session and Reid's newborn session...such a beautiful family.

Mom wanted to schedule this session while these adorable matching baby blue Feltman Brothers outfits still fit and once baby brother was sitting up. Well, it all worked out perfectly. AND, Feltman Brothers even shared the first image below on their social media accounts!

Emma Claire is the best big sister and I really think it shows in these images. Little Reid couldn't be cuter if he tried! I just love these two siblings. Enjoy a few of my favorites from our morning together!

siblings in feltman brothers blue
baby boy knee socks
beautiful big sister
happy baby boy in vintage blue
beautiful big sister in vintage blue
sibling love in field
happy baby in field
pretty 5 year old in field
sweet siblings smiling on quilt

spartans travel baseball team photos | tuscaloosa sports photographer

Anyone that knows me and my family will know that we are big sports fans! I was so excited to recently have the opportunity to take individual and team photos for a boys travel baseball team. These guys were so much fun and loved showing off for the camera. After the session, I even stayed and watched practice for a while and was so impressed with their talent and the dedication of the coaches! Keep it up Spartans! 

travel baseball team
boy tossing baseball tuscaloosa
travel baseball team member
boy with baseball bat
baseball team individual photo
baseball friends
twin brother baseball players
baseball headshot
baseball headshot scoreboard
travel baseball boy headshot
travel baseball kid

the s family | tuscaloosa family photographer

I have known this sweet family since their oldest was only two years old! We know each other from church and I was even able to visit both little sister and little brother in the hospital after they were born. That always gives me a special bond with a family and baby.
I was thrilled when they call and invited me to capture them inside and around their newly built home. Their kind spirits overflow whenever you are around them and this evening was no different. We had the best time together. Enjoy a few of my favorites!

family of five tuscaloosa
married couple outside home
three siblings outside home
little brother tuscaloosa
big brother tuscaloosa
boy by brick wall
middle sister in white dress