Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Texas Sweethearts! {Albertville, AL Engagement Photographer}

This Texas couple wanted to take a drive to Mentone, AL yesterday to do their engagement portraits. Besides with freezing tempertures in the mountains... the views are absolutely breath-taking and worth the drive!
I hope you guys enjoy your time visiting family, have a safe drive home, and I'll see you in May! :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas!

I want to wish everyone a Merry CHRISTmas and a wonderful New Year in 2010. I've grown so much over the past year and appreciate everyone who has helped me get to where I am now. I love this job so much... its overwhelming at times, but seeing my clients face light up when they see their finished portraits is what makes each day worth it.

I hope everyone remembers the true meaning of Christmas. It's not about presents, or crazy trips to Walmart.... it's about the gift that God sent us.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have enternal life." John 3:16

Here's my last session for 2009. Time for a little vacation and time with the family. :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Baby its cold outside!! {Albertville, AL Family Photographer}

Everyone from Crossville knows Mrs. Edge... she's one of the many favorite kindergarten teachers ever! ;)

Mrs. Sandy moved to Alabama from Boston with her sweet family and somehow found me. I love this little boy and all them curls! :)

These sweet little girls froze to death this day and suprisingly still wanted to keep taking pictures! lol!
I've got a few more sessions left for 2009 and here's a few of them. Pictures are always such a perfect gift for loved ones, right? I hate that I can't post a few of my other sessions from this week, but again... they are presents and have to be kept a surprise! ;)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hello Little Blog... I'm Back!

My awesome cousins, Tiffany, Mark, and Tristan. :)

Beautiful Christmas baby.

I did pictures for this little doll this time last year when he was still in mommy's belly. :)

No need for a gym when you work with two year olds. :)

This is just a few of my favorites from my Christmas Special this weekend.

It feels like its been months since I've been on here. I've been very busy rounding out the end of my season... no, I'm not quitting... this is just most photographer's "off season". Kinda like teachers with summer. Looking forward to 2010! :D

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Little bit of Punk... little bit of Rock.

Ok, this senior was cracking me up today. He was so funny with all his quirky smiles and goofy looks. He definitely fought the cold weather that's for sure... if you can't tell, its like 50 degrees outside and very windy! Every other shot we are fixing his long hair! lol!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Woodall Family {Albertville, AL Family Photographer}

Yesterday, I met up with the Woodall family. We met through several of my past clients and we've been setting up this photo shoot for several weeks now... so we were getting a little scared with the weather. It was cloudy and even sprinkled just a little bit, but all in all the weather held up for us and we got some great shots! :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I love Turkey!! {Fort Payne, AL Family Photographer}

I love the holidays so much. Its the time of the year when you get to spend a little extra time with family. First there's Thanksgiving, then the Alabama/Auburn game, then Christmas, and finally New Year's. I am very thankful for my family and all the memories we've made throughout the years and I know this family will cherish all of their memories as well.
Everyone be sure and check out Stephenson's BBQ in Rainsville later this year! Its the best BBQ around!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Brother/Sister Senior Session {Albertville, AL Senior Photographer}

Today I had my first double senior session... a brother/sister session! They both are very sweet and both love the outdoors! So this session was very easy to do in one day! Christina was jumping up in trees and climbing walls, while Brandon was doing donuts in the mud and playing the guitar for us! :)
Also want to thank all my other clients I've had this past week that I did not post. (They are Christmas presents... I can't be posting those!)
I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving week, I know I will! ;) My husband is coming home tomorrow!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nice Day for a White Wedding! {Albertville, AL Wedding Photographer}

I was so thrilled that it turned out to be a beautiful day! It's been so cold out... although today was chilly, it was still perfect weather! Pam is such a gorgeous bride and Shane is a really great guy... I'm so glad I got to be a part of their big day! Congrats guys! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Heartbreaker {Boaz, AL Family Photographer}

remember this one??

This heartbreaker has a special place in my heart! I did his 1st birthday pictures back in July of this year... I also did his aunt's senior portraits (love you girl!), now we are doing fall/Christmas pictures! He's your average toddler with LOTS of energy and sweet grins! Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday Monica!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Seniors, Seniors!!

Seniors are still in full force and I love them all! Last year I photographed only 12 seniors for the whole year and still worked full time at the bank... this year I have already photographed 35 seniors since June and worked full time at the bank (up until last month when I finally decided to go full time photography!)
I told this senior she reminds me of Kristen Bell, the actress from Veronia Mars. Anyone else see that??

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Family Fun!

Wanna know why I love my job so much? Because capturing the smile in a family is priceless. Life is so precious and we just never know when our time is up... think of your own family. How much do you cherish them? Pictures may be a little annoying at times (especially for men!), but years from now you'll want to look back and remember your life.
This job allows me to enjoy what I do while feeding my family and paying my bills. I thank each client who has asked me to photograph part of their life. You guys are what made my dream of being a full time photographer come true.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Brother/Sister & a Boyfriend

Today was a beautiful day for pictures... I'm loving this weather! (It's nice to have good weather, that means I can work and get paid! But when you get to have this much fun on a daily basis it's hard to call it a job!) My models today were just as beautiful (and handsome!) as the weather!
It is also a sad day... I want to recognize the family that was supposed to be on this blog today. A family that I used to babysit for lost their father yesterday. This is such a sweet family and I was really excited about doing their family portraits today, but there is one thing that I am for sure of and that is that heaven has another angel. Please keep the Bright family in your prayers. I love you guys and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Urban Family {Crossville, AL Family Photographer}

Today was a great day for pictures... minus all the crazy wind this morning! I was particularly excited about today because A.) the A.M. session and I have something very much in common... our husbands both serve in the military and we are going through some of the same things right now. B.) the P.M. session is technically family... by marriage, but I'll gladly claim them! lol!
Urban/brick shots are my favorite ones to do... just because they are different, but simple and classic.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Crazy, huh? {Crossville, AL Senior Photographer}

Wanna hear something crazy? Five years ago I used to babysit this senior and his little brother!
Gosh, I can remember taking them to baseball practice and hanging out by their awesome pool. Was that really even a job? I had so much fun! And we had just as much fun today shooting his senior portraits! :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Celebrity Twin! {Boaz, AL Senior Photographer}

Take a look at the headshot here on the bottom... who do you see when you see this? She's totally gorgeous, beautiful big curls, and sweet wholesome personality. Come on, I know you see it!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sister Act

Hannah Harper

Ever heard of Hannah Harper Modeling? You should! I did her senior portraits last year and now she's modeling! It was such so much fun working with her... this year, I did her younger sister's senior portraits. She was just as much fun! They are both gorgeous and completely up for anything. Gosh, just look at those eyes on these girls!
We had perfect weather for a beautiful senior session! ;)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Growing Up! {Boaz, AL Family Photographer}

I feel like I have watched this little sweetie grow up! I've been photographing him for the past 6 months and I absolutely love it! He's so sweet and I adore this family! I even met the newest member of the family... Tick! Such a sweet puppy! ;)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Blog Love! {Rainsville, AL Family Photographer}

I have had several of my clients and fans (I hate saying fans, lets say people who appreciate my work) telling me they are constantly on my website and blog checking out all the new work. I can't even tell you how excited that makes me! I loove to hear that! So if you are one of these people, please... make my day and tell me about it! :)
By the way... isn't this family just gorgeous??!!! Love those eyes!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tomboy! {Albertville, AL Senior Photographer}

Well, yesterday I had a girly girl... today I had a tomboy! This senior is naturally beautiful and is so sweet. She was laughing the entire time, which I love! It keeps the smile very... well... natural!