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

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!

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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! 

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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!

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

little sister ~ 7 day old baby girl | johns creek newborn photographer

I am in LOVE with this newborn session! In part because this sweet girl's mama is a college sorority sister of mine:). This family recently moved to Atlanta from Texas and I was thrilled to know that they were here but even more so to know that a friend from college (that I thought so highly of) would be close to me! I was beyond honored to be asked to photograph this beautiful family and their addition of newborn Hannah. With twin older siblings and a new baby, I was so impressed and enthralled by the way Sarah and Erik related to each other and their sweet children. Anyone who knows them would be blessed to call them friends...what an amazing family! We had a perfect newborn session, and spent lots of time catching up in between poses, I cannot begin to describe how wonderful this day was. Miss Hannah was a perfect model and her older siblings were too adorable as you can see! Enjoy a few of my favorite images from our time together!<3

sleepy newborn girl
newborn girl in lace
newborn stretching
twins and newborn on bed
family with newborn reading
big sister toddler and newborn
beautiful mom and newborn
newborn girl on mom's shoulder
parents gazing at newborn
family with newborn smiling
newborn and family playing on bed
dad and newborn love
baby girl on pink with headband
close up of newborn puckered lips
angelic newborn baby girl
lace blanket on posed newborn girl
newborn sleeping on quilt

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maternity gowns | atlanta maternity photographer

I am so excited to announce that I have added maternity gown wardrobe! I'm wearing one of these NEW maternity gowns that I am so excited to offer my clients in the image below. These are for maternity session mommas, of course, but we can also use them if you aren't pregnant (as seen here)!πŸ’œ 

Email me: rebecca@rebeccaortonphotography.com to see my full collection and discuss your upcoming session!<3

atlanta maternity gown

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lovely newborn boy | atlanta newborn photographer

What an honor to photograph this new addition! It's always flattering to photograph a tiny newborn but when I'm able to do this for one of my closest friends, I can't even describe how I feel during these sessions. Newborn JM3 is the son of one of my lifelong best friends and now his daddy is one of my husband's good friends. So wonderful how that happens, right?? We have been beyond thrilled for their new addition, and knew that big sister Lainey would be so excited about a LITTLE BROTHER! This lovely little guy has my heart and it was all my pleasure to drive to Alabama for his very special newborn portrait session. We had a wonderful day together and little JM3 was so easy going and sleep that we were able to get ever pose possible with a newborn! I hope you'll see what a special family I photographed through the images here. Enjoy a few of my favorites from our time together!<3

newborn brother laying on big sisters legs
sister kissing newborn brother
family of 4 adoring newborn boy
family with newborn smiling at camera
beautiful mom and sweet babies
mom and newborn son window light
proud dad and newborn son
big sis and baby brother of fluffy blanket
sister and brother nose to nose newborn
ole miss newborn atlanta baby
newborn bama baby atlanta
baby boy and mom in nursery
baby boy in mamas arms
family of 4 with newborn boy in nursery
big sister looking at newborn brother in crib
sleepy newborn boy
tiny newborn feet
angelic newborn boy
newborn boy knit football hat
braves hat newborn baby boy
artistic newborn boy blue
sleepy newborn boy taco pose

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flawless baby girl | atlanta newborn photographer

ohmigoodness...can I just say that only perfection came out of this newborn session?? When you take a look at these images, you will see what a flawless, adorable baby I had the privilege of working with on this morning. Baby girl A and her parents were a delight and we got some pretty adorable images. Posed, family, and a few awake photos made this a complete session. Thank you G family for entrusting your images of your special baby girl with me. She will never be this little again and I'm so happy that we captured her in all of her newborn sweetness. Here are a few of my favorites from our morning together<3.

newborn snuggling bunny
parents gazing at newborn daughter
mom dad newborn smiling
newborn baby girl feet
baby girl eyelashes
newborn hands
beautiful newborn girl in purple bow
curled up newborn girl
new family of 3 with baby girl
mom smiling at newborn baby girl
dad kissing newborn baby girl
newborn baby in daddy's arms

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classic extended family portraits | johns creek family photographer

This is an extended family session for the books. You may recognize some familiar faces as I've photographed my friend Amanda's family and extended family many times. Our session this morning was for her husband's family. We have been talking a while about getting together for portrait and, as you can imagine, it is SO hard to coordinate schedules for this many people! We ended up finding a morning that would work for all of us and met at a park with shade so the sun wouldn't be too harsh. As you can see, these images are classic and some that I hope they will cherish for a lifetime! Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!<3

extended family wearing black and jeans
adorable siblings hugging
handsome 4 year old boy in black
beautiful 3 year old girl with pony tail in black
grandparents and grandchildren
parents and adult children in black and jeans
adult siblings 2 brothers 2 sisters
girls of the extended family

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charming family of 4 portraits | roswell family photographer

An adorable family, a picturesque setting, and perfect weather, what more could we ask for? The H family met me at this historic, unique bridge and park for their annual family photos and we had a wonderful evening together. We captured some beautiful portraits for them to cherish, as well as some casual images that show the connection and love between them. 

Thank you, H family, for an amazing photo session! I hope you will enjoy these images for many years to come. Here are a few of my favorites from our time together. <3

family of 4 on historic bridge roswell
sisters smiling on roswell bridge
family of 4 posing and smiling on bridge
adorable sisters back to back on historic bridge
little sister smiling at big sister
mom and dad moment roswell
adorable blonde 2 year old smiling with red bow
family of 4 in front of waterfall roswell
dad and daughters at roswell mill
daughters kissing dad waterfall
beautiful 8 year old posing in front of waterfall
big sister and little sister holding hands walking on bridge
mama and daughters by brick wall

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