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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

University of Alabama Graduation Photographer

June 30, 2023

As a University of Alabama Graduation Photographer, I had a blast capturing Savannah’s graduation portraits and celebrating her incredible journey at the University of Alabama! Savannah graduated this spring, and I was so honored to be her graduation photographer. We captured beautiful portraits at the Stadium, her sorority house, Denny Chimes, and the President’s Mansion. […]

November 22, 2022

Are you ready for one of my favorite The University of Alabama graduation portrait sessions I’ve EVER done?! Maddie was a graduate in the Fall of 2022, and her session was perfect! This is one of my favorite times of the year for graduation sessions because the weather is amazing, and the colors are beautiful, […]

August 31, 2022

I am SO excited to share Holly’s incredible UAB Graduation Portraits with you! This session was so much fun and extra special.  Not only do I feel honored to capture this exciting milestone for her, I also get the privilege to capture her upcoming WEDDING next April as an EJ-Associate! Goodness, I just can’t wait! […]

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