Gretchen Birdwell Gretchen B Photography Websized

If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes. Only then would you realize how special you are. The quote does not have any name attributed to it, but I feel like I wrote it! My name is Gretchen Birdwell or Gretchen B for short. I am a wife, mother (two grown children and a cat), and Certified Professional Photographer. I have been a professional photographer for over 15 years and have received multiple awards for my portrait work. Let’s talk about how you’d like to be photographed, with whom, and where. Complete the form below so I can learn more about you!

What to Expect

Let’s capture every facet of your life. Your wonderful life, your growing child, your romance–all of these things deserve to be documented and shared with future generations.

I know that these are just some of the reasons you’re here today, and I’m here to tell you: I can do those things. Together, we can create an album, conversation piece of wall art, and many other timeless heirlooms that your family will cherish for generations.


Love Defined!

The most important things that you can expect from me are:

• Making you laugh
• Making you smile, a genuine smile
• Illuminating your true beauty
• Noticing (and capturing) the details that will mean the most to you once the moment is gone
• Showing you in your true element



I am located in Helena, Alabama, a historic town with plenty of character for environmental sessions. I am also available to travel. A recent addition to my studio offerings is the contemporary beauty portrait where you will have hair and makeup done for you in the studio to suit your style whether you want glamour, personal branding for business or casual.

Gretchen B Photography Cathy in Studio


Gretchen B Photography_Birmingham Portrait Photographer Diana


Our sessions start at $245 and include complimentary professional hair and makeup in studio and your choice of studio or on location.

Gretchen B Photography Birmingham Portrait Photographer Jenny


“Worth every minute and every dime. I can't even begin to tell you happy I am with these photos, tho crying over them might be a start.” -Jenny Taylor

Gretchen B Photography Birmingham Portrait Photographer Renae

F. A. Q.

Like what you see and want the specifics? Visit our FAQ page. You’ll find information about scheduling, timeline, albums, payment methods and more.