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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Christmas PJs | Sowell Sisters

Christmas babies, Christmas pjs, and Christmas books — these are a few of my favorite things!

We ordered the girls their Christmas pajamas back in August, and I was so excited to get them out so they could wear them this holiday season. I had a few requests for Christmas pjs minis, so I set something up and opened up a few spots to take over the next week.

After my first mini session this morning, I got the girls ready for a quick session. Just FYI, your own kids are harder to photograph than anyone else, or at least that’s the way it is for me. But I managed to get some really cute shots of them, and I think I’m going to have to order some ornaments with their pictures on them for their tree!

Enjoy some of my favorites. I might be a little biased, but they couldn’t get much cuter!

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The Tisdales | Family

I met Kylie back in college when we were in a singing group called The Variations. We’ve kept up with each other through social media over the years, and we both ended up being pregnant at the same time a few years ago!

While we were home for the Thanksgiving holiday, I finally got to meet her daughter and catch up with she and her husband, Paul!

Enjoy my favorites from their session!

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The Hodges | Family

It’s always fun to meet new clients for the first time. And it’s even more refreshing when they are up for whatever and smile no matter what. Well, the parents that is — little Emma didn’t give me but just a few smiles, but the wait was worth it!

This little girl is cherished, and she adores her mommy and daddy. Maybe the next time we meet she will be wiling to send a few more smiles my way.

Take a look at some of my favorites from their session.

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The Winsteads | Family

We made a quick trip to Mississippi this past weekend to celebrate birthdays with my husband’s side of the family. And while we were there, I had a family session with Summer, Chris and their sweet little six month old son, Kasen. I’ve known Summer for many years since we grew up in the same community, but it had been awhile since I had seen her and it was a nice to meet her husband and baby boy.

We meet up at Clarkco State Park and walked all over the front side of the lake taking pictures. Baby Kasen smiled all the time! He is precious, and has the most beautiful blue eyes that sparkle!

Here are a few of my favorites from their session. Enjoy!

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The Chaffins | Family

We’ve had the pleasure of knowing the Chaffin family for a few months now, and they are just the sweetest! Amber is like my long lost sister. We’re basically twins from what we like to eat, things we like to do, oh, and did I mention our kids are both fifteen months apart?

Little Judah is about to be dedicated in church in a few weeks, and they needed some up-to-date pictures of him, and of their family. So we scheduled a time for late September (thinking it would be cooler) to have them taken. Y’all we we started at 8:45 a.m. and we didn’t even take the first picture before we were sweating to death. I’m so over this heat, and so ready for actual Fall temps.

Even though everyone, including the boys, were over the heat and sweat — their session turned out great! These are a few of my favorites from their session.

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Thank you for letting me capture your sweet family!

The Herrons | Family

It’s Fall!! Hallelujah! Now if the temps would follow suit, I’ll be a little happier. To kick off my favorite season I took my first Fall mini session of twenty sixteen.

The Herron family consists of two sweet parents, and two adorable little boys which the camera loved. I couldn’t have asked for more cooperative subjects to photograph!

I loved that Krystle took time out to get her hair and makeup professionally done before the session yesterday evening. Katie at SpaOne80 did a fabulous job adding to her beauty and giving her all the confidence that she needed to rock their session.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session. You are sure to fall in love, just like me.

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I’m looking forward to all the other sessions that have been scheduled.

If you are interested in scheduling your family pictures, email me at joyhsowell@me.com.

Fall Mini Sessions 2016

The weekend is drawing near, but I’m sitting here begging for cooler temperatures to arrive in Alabama. It just doesn’t seem right to pull all the Fall decorations out, even though I did see a few leaves in the yard this week. And it looks like the leaves are already starting to change over thanks to this long dry spell we’re having.

With that being said, I’m announcing the dates for Fall Mini Sessions! You can email me at joyhsowell@me.com to book your session.

Can’t wait to see how much your families have grown this year!

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Lenley Parker | O N E

It’s hard to believe, but our littlest love has turned ONE! That year went by waaaay too fast! A couple of days before her birthday I took her smash cake photos. Needless say it was first for me, and for her. And I couldn’t have asked for a better “first!”

Enjoy viewing a few of my favorites from her watermelon themed smash cake session.

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Cake by Delicious Bakery
Banner by Abby Calhoun
Shirt by Ooe and Auti

Sowell Sisters | Children

Let’s be honest here. I take pictures of my girls each and every day. But, I’ve always hired other photographers to take the big moments of their lives — newborn, birthday, family, etc sessions. My husband, family, and friends have always asked why I don’t take them on big occasions myself? Well, I finally decided I’d take Lenley’s 1st birthday pictures and see how it goes. You know how your own children are your best and worst clients? So we will see how her smash cake session goes in the coming days.

I still love someone else taking our family pictures. So we will still try to have someone else take our family photo every year.

Here are some of the girls that I took Sunday afternoon. The ones of Lenley will be part of her first birthday pictures.

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