Sitting Up Alone!

One of my most favorite sessions is the “sitting up” session. Babies at the this age have such quick mood changes – laughing to crying to laughing again in the blink of an eye. There is no reason to ever stress during this photo session – the babies show every emotion on their chubby faces, […] Read More > 9 Feb img

The Hidden Jewel – Old Town Helena

We photographers are always on the lookout for locations for photo sessions for individuals and families who prefer on location to studio photography. Morris Avenue is a very popular spot particularly for high school seniors. The cobblestone street and wide variety of architecture provide numerous backgrounds that help create interesting images. Birmingham Botanical Gardens also […] Read More > 1 Feb img

Posing HS Senior Guys

Some moms have expressed an interest in getting senior photos of their sons only to be met with resistance from said sons. In an effort to show these guys and others that photography for guys is just as important (and fun!) as it is for the girls. Creating images of young men that show their […] Read More > 23 Oct img

7 Tips for Preparing for your Fall Session

Fall is one of the most popular months of the year for portrait sessions. After all, nature is doing its thing with all those vibrant colors, plus you get a chance to really play up your wardrobe with accessories in the crisp weather. Make use of accessories and clothing that play up the “fall” feeling. For […] Read More > 8 Oct img

Rosewood Hall Wedding

Teleah and Neshmond (“Nesh”) were married on a perfect spring day on 051515 at Rosewood Hall in Homewood. Teleah’s make-up was simple and perfect. Her matron of honor, Kelsi Purifoy, is also a professional make-up artist. Teleah was absolutely radiant just before her father met her in the bride’s room. The first look is always […] Read More > 22 Sep img

Dancer in Birmingham Studio

Kimberly enjoys a variety of dance styles and was happy to show some of her dance poses and stretches during our photo session recently. She was a lot of fun to work with as you can tell from these images. She used one of the photos in a Most Photogenic competition and won second place! […] Read More > 28 Jul img

Photography Tips for Good Portraits

Google “Perfect Portrait” and you’ll find lots of advice on creating the best portrait using Photoshop or other editing tools. Can you believe that a perfect portrait is not really about post processing? Actually, it’s all about getting the image right in the camera. Lighting and posing are the two most important elements of a portrait. […] Read More > 1 Jul img

Crystal and Drew Helena Wedding

Crystal and Drew were introduced by a mutual friend about 10 months before he proposed. Drew approached Crystal’s father to ask for her hand in marriage, and Crystal’s father  gave his blessing. Drew immediately went to Crystal, dropped to one knee, and proposed. They were married on March 14, 2015, at Grace Christian Church in […] Read More > 6 Apr img

Family Photography

Do you remember going through old photographs of your family and asking your parents about your grandparents and great grandparents? I remember looking into those faces to find similarities to my own. Who passed on the curly hair? the small face? the long arms and legs? Who are all those children? What has happened to […] Read More > 27 Mar img

Easter 2015 Mini Sessions

Featuring a lamb, bunnies, and eggs…no animals will be harmed in the making of photos of your child(ren) for Easter 2015! I have seen a live rabbit get a little too much loving (distressing to the rabbit, the child, and to me!) so I have made the decision to feature life like and squeezable animals to […] Read More > 23 Feb img
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Our sessions start at $245 and include complimentary professional hair and makeup in studio and your choice of studio or on location.

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“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

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