atlanta fall family of 3 | tuscaloosa portrait photographer

I met this lovely family of 3 in atlanta. They are neighbors of some of my most favorite clients. We met at Lullwater Park on an evening that we were worried about rain but it ended up being beautiful! Their adorable little boy insisted on wearing his rain boots and I love that mom and dad were so chill about allowing him to do so. The L family moved to atlanta not too long ago and are thriving. Mom is a pediatrician and we had so much fun talking about the medical world. She gave me some great advice and I hope I gave her photographic memories to cherish:). Thank you, L family for asking me to photograph your family this fall! Enjoy a few of my favorites from our evening together. Cheers~

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family of three and dog
toddler kissing mom dad smiling
mom and dad smiling at son
toddler on dad's shoulders
toddler in rain boots
fall family of 3 and doggie
husband and wife touching noses
toddler boy fall
fall photo family of three
mom and toddler son smiling at camera
family of 3 and dog snuggling

beautiful newborn baby girl | tuscaloosa newborn photographer

I met this beautiful girl at 7 days old in her home with mom and dad. We had a wonderful morning together, getting to know one anotheI Ioved photographing them. Mom and Dad were so smitten with their baby girl and she is so lucky to have them! 

It was such a special time as she was born just before Christmas so we were able to get some amazing Christmas Tree and lights images. I'm in love with these images. Enjoy a few of my favorites from our time together. Cheers~

my favorite atlanta triplets | tuscaloosa family photographer

One of my very favorite families <3. I have been coming back to atlanta for the last 2 years to photograph this amazing crew. I first met them at their triplet baptism and we got along so well. They are fantastic. If we still lived in atlanta, we would definitely hang out often! I'm always so thrilled to hear from them and honored that they ask me to travel to georgia to do a photo session their family. This evening was so much fun. We had a great time catching up and they were (as always) so easy to photograph. Thank you, D family, for trusting me with your images once again. Enjoy a few of my favorites from our time together! Cheers~

family of five in fall smiling
mom holding toddler
dad holding daughters fall
mom and dad chasing triplets
father and son surrounded by fall colors
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triplets ducks pond
mom snuggling toddler daughter
brown eyed toddler boy snuggling dad
mom and daughter with umbrellas
dad and daughter laughing

perfect fall family session in alabama | tuscaloosa child photographer

I met this perfect family at Capitol Park in downtown Tuscaloosa on a beautiful fall evening. We couldn't have asked for better weather and lighting. The cutie pie older boy is in the same preschool class as my youngest and they LOVE each other! And the precious baby chunk is just too adorable. We had so much fun and I'm in love with the images we captured. My most favorite is the one of mom and her baby love <3. Enjoy a few of my favorites from our time together! Cheers~

family of 4 | tuscaloosa family photographer

This family is so special to me! Delaune and I were sorority sisters and had the same major at Samford University. I always loved her so when we decided to move to Tuscaloosa, she was the first person I reached out to for advice about the town. We knew John from Samford as well and now he's my dentist. They have the cutest little boys, Morrow and Landry, who were both so perfect for our session.

We met at Capitol Park in downtown Tuscaloosa. It's one of my favorites for family sessions because there is green space and architecture for some variety. We got some adorable Christmas card images and then a lot of beautiful images of the family in their matching light blue clothes with perfect lighting. 

Thank you for asking me to photograph your family, Delaune and John! Enjoy a few of my favorites from our time together. Cheers~

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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!

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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!

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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! 

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UA President's Mansion
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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

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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~

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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...

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mommy and son lake nicol
mommy and daughter lake nicol
fall sibling photo
sweet little sister fall plaid dress
handsome big boy
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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!

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sibling fall photo tuscaloosa
boy in plaid backlit
teen girl backlight
sassy teen fall photo
handsome boy in plaid
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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...

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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