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Graduation Portraits at The University of Alabama

October 25, 2023

As a University of Alabama graduation photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of capturing countless memorable moments for students transitioning from academic life to their exciting futures. While graduates have traditionally worn white dresses or neutral outfits under their caps and gowns, I wanted to share a quick and easy way to inject some color into […]

Spring Graduation Portraits at the University of Alabama

October 10, 2023

Hey friends! I have such a fun and informational post for you today. With my Spring 2024 Graduation session dates going live next week (but on Sunday, October 15th for my email list– you can join here!), I know many of you may be wondering when exactly is the BEST time to book your spring […]

Samford University Graduation Photos

September 25, 2023

Some of the most popular images I capture at my University of Alabama graduation sessions are photos of grads spraying champagne in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium. It’s such a celebratory image that has become iconic to grab during graduation sessions! Believe it or not, there’s more to just shaking and spraying the champagne bottle. While […]

Fall graduation portraits at the University of Alabama in front of Denny Chimes

September 7, 2023

Elle’s graduation photoshoot at the University of Alabama really gave us a glimpse into the beauty of fall in Alabama. The campus was filled with vibrant fall colors of orange and red, and her session captured the season in all its autumnal glory! Fall is one of my favorite times to shoot at the University […]

Fall Family mini session at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

August 15, 2023

Crisp air, vibrant autumn colors, and joy-filled giggles of your precious family: what better way to capture these moments than by booking a Fall Family Mini Session? Ideal for Young Kids: We understand that little ones have a limited attention span, which is why our 15-minute session time is tailor-made for them. With a quick […]

Group Graduation portraits at the President's Mansion at The University of Alabama

August 11, 2023

Graduating college is an achievement worth celebrating, and I believe everything is more fun when celebrated with friends! Whether you have the same friend group from your freshman year dorm room or find new friends every semester in each class you take, graduation photos can be even more special when they are shot with the […]

Downtown Birmingham Senior portraits at Morris Avenue

August 3, 2023

Sweet Kennedy! I just loved getting to know her throughout her senior year, and am obsessed with her senior portraits. Kennedy was a member of my class of 2023 senior spokesmodel team, so she got in front of my camera several times throughout the year! Out of all of our photoshoots though, her individual senior […]

Graduation Portraits in Birmingham at Morris Avenue

July 26, 2023

I just love graduation photoshoots, and had SO much fun capturing Madison’s graduation portraits here in Birmingham, Alabama! We visited the beautiful Botanical Gardens for classic portraits in the rose garden, before venturing downtown to the charming cobblestone streets of Morris Avenue for more casual portraits showing off her ‘dental hygienist’ sweatshirt. Throughout the session, […]

Graduation portraits at Bryant-Denny Stadium

July 20, 2023

I am so excited to share these beautiful portraits from Kiki’s graduation session this summer! We visited campus on a nice quiet evening and were some of the only people out and about. Having a clean background and being able to take our time at locations makes the hotter temps during summer graduation sessions so […]

July 13, 2023

I loved being Ariana’s senior portrait photographer! From her flawless hair and makeup (done by Asia Nicole, of course!), to the breathtaking backdrops of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and downtown Homewood, Ariana’s Birmingham senior portrait photoshoot left me absolutely amazed by the beautiful images we captured together. I always love when Asia Nicole does any of […]

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