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This year I am offering my Baby’s First Year session plan. We photograph the newborn, 6 month, 9 month, and 1 year/cake smash sessions. I love love love working with kids and watching them grow. I am so excited to be a part of the process and to document it for the parents. We did Miss Emily’s newborn session last year and waited a little bit past her 6 month milestone (poor baby girl was sick!) to do her 6 month session. Paige has become a great friend of mine and sent me a few pins on Pinterest asking if we could try and replicate them. There was one in particular with a blanket that she wanted to try to do and I was all for it. I was unaware at the time that the blanket had a very special meaning to Paige. Paige’s mother passed away before she was able to meet any of Paige’s children, but before she gave birth to Paige she knitted a blanket for her. Paige has had her other two children photographed with this blanket and wanted the same to be done with Emily. When I read her status and saw our final photos beneath it I couldn’t help but cry. How lucky I am to be able to do something so special for someone. (Our next task will be getting all three of her babies plus mom and dad with that blanket, and I have the perfect plan!)

Memphis was hit with some snow and ice this year (crazy, I know!) so we held the session at my home on a weekday with no school. She brought all three of her babies along and we had a huge playdate/photo session. Her son Ben was a big help with the kids, and he even helped make Emily smile for us when she was getting cranky and had enough with the picture taking! We got some awesome studio shots as well as some lifestyle photos of all the kids. It was a huge success and I can’t wait for Emily’s 9 month session!!!

 

Back in December Kristen Gay contacted me about doing a family session for her. She and her husband were in the process of adopting two sweet girls from foster care. Since the girls were foster kids they weren’t allowed to be on social media until the adoption was complete these photos would be a social media debut as well. I was super excited for the session and planning lots of cute things. We waited until a warm day in January, got the family together (complete with the pups!) and had a ton of fun. We decided to tally the total days the girls were in foster care and use the chalk board as a prop. I waited and waited and finally (after it felt like forever!) I was able to post a preview on my Facebook page!

I am so excited to announce that Kristen and Christian Gay have found their missing puzzle pieces in Lexie and Emma Leigh! These 4 were made for each other and I am so lucky to have been able to meet and work with them!

 

The entire Gay family, complete with pups!

The entire Gay family, complete with pups!

Lexie and Emma Leigh are adopted!

Lexie and Emma Leigh are adopted!

Lexie and Emma Leigh are adopted!

Lexie and Emma Leigh are adopted!

Every year my husband and I travel back to Birmingham and visit old friends. This year I had the pleasure of photographing my long time friend Maggie and her beautiful family. We met at the Birmingham Botanical Garden and had a fun afternoon full of sunshine and warmer weather. Her daughter is so full of life and energy and was so much fun to work with. Her photos came out absolutely beautifully and I am so excited to see her babies grow up! 

I met the Allen family at the Ellendale Fall Festival this past October. I had a booth set up and Ann stopped by to grab a card. She wanted family photos with her husband, daughters, son in law, and granddaughter. She wanted somewhere private and outdoors where they could relax and open up to the camera. The morning we met it was 25 degrees outside but you couldn’t tell looking at the photos. We made the best of the cold and had such a blast laughing together. The Allen family was so sweet and such a pleasure to work with!

I just looked at my blog posts from last year and realized how long it has been since I updated! This past fall and winter were amazingly crazy and blessed for my business. From August through December I was booked solid almost every single weekend. I can’t thank everyone enough for your business and support. I am so excited to see what 2015 has in store for me!

I met Brittany and her fiancé Jay for their pre-consultation and instantly fell in love with this vivacious couple. They were so fun fun to be around and their energy was contagious. They wanted a rural setting that complemented their country style, so the location was an easy choice. The session flew by and we stayed until the last ray of sunlight ducked behind the trees. I am so happy with the way their photos turn out and wish them much love and happiness in the future!!