Kaiden | Adopted

I got to witness and photograph another adoption this month. This time it was personal friends of mine, however, this wasn’t the first time I’ve photographed them as a family of four. But, this is the first time I can share pictures of them with Kaiden!

This is one close knit family, and it was heartwarming to see all of them in attendance for today’s hearing. I’m so happy for Ted, Lauren, and Tripp as they welcome their newest official member of the family, Kaiden. I’m pretty sure if you ask Tripp, he’d say Kaiden became his brother over a year ago!

Congratulations to the Thompsons! All FOUR of you!

Here are some of my favorites from the adoption hearing.

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Judah | One Year Old

I met little Judah when he was just a few months old during VBS at our church last summer. He was so snuggly, and we all fought over who was going to hold him every day. And now, this little man is about to be ONE!

He has some of the sweetest parents, and we are lucky enough to call them friends! I can’t wait to see this little one start walking soon!

It was hard picking favorites, but here are mine…

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Malauri & Chance | Engaged

It’s safe to say that I feel old when I photograph an engagement session for one of the babies I used to babysit! I even remember feeding her Gerber sweet potatoes from the baby jar. And now, she’s beautiful young lady who is getting married!

Malauri and Chance had a fun session on her parent’s land in Mississippi. It was filled with fun, laughter, some strange looks from Chance (HA!), and even some rain. They were a fun couple to work with, and the camera loved them.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

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Jackson | Smash Cake

Happy 1st Birthday, Jackson!!!

It’s hard to believe a year has already flow by since this little guy was born. He and his mommy came to see me for his smash cake session and I loved his theme, Batman! You’ll be seeing more of this little guy in a few days since we are taking his one year portraits soon!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from his smash cake session!

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The Mendes | Family

This sweet family welcomed their first born just over a week ago. I’m not a “newborn photographer” but, I will do lifestyle sessions with you and your newborn. And it turns out, that’s what Ava and Delio were looking for.

Little Liam is precious, and he was so good. I know Ava and Delio are excited he is here and excited to spend their Christmas with him. I look forward to watching this little one grow up!!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session.

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The Sowells | Family

During the craziness of the busy season, we stopped and took a moment to take our family pictures! A HUGE thank you to my bestie, Stephanie (plainchicken.com) for meeting us to take them. We have the same camera so I brought her one of my SD cards and she made the magic happen. When we got home I downloaded the pictures to my computer. When I opened them up — I was in love!

No my kids aren’t smiling in every photo. And not every picture is perfect. But, it’s our family pictures and we are happy to have this moment in time captured for our memories! It’s fun to see our yearly pictures and how the girls have changed in a year!

We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year! I look forward to capturing memories for you and your family in 2017!!

Enjoy my favorites from our family session!

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The Roleys | Family

I’ve had two sessions with this sweet family. One Saturday they came to the house to have a pajama mini session, and then the next Saturday they met me at Oak Mountain for their family session. They’ve been living in South Alabama for the past few years and just moved back to the area. A friend of mine overheard her needing a local photographer and put her in touch with me.

It’s always fun to meet new clients, especially when they have kids about the same age as my girls. Their kiddos kept me laughing, not mention their daddy, too. Thanks again Wade and Kristen for allowing me to capture these moments with y’all.

Enjoy a few of my favorites from both of their sessions.

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