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May 23, 2023

Ashton’s Birmingham senior portrait photoshoot was one this photographer will never forget! We had the most beautiful greens at the Botanical Gardens and perfect lighting while shooting on Morris Avenue. We even ventured out to the Alabama Theater to capture portraits there, too! Ashton is a dancer and has competed and performed at the Alabama […]

November 10, 2022

Throw some confetti, because I am finally sharing my favorite shops for senior portrait outfits! This is a question I am asked all the time, and I love helping my seniors plan outfits for their senior portraits. Maybe you have an idea of what you want out of your senior portraits, but I get that […]

November 3, 2022

I am SO excited to share that Gracey is this month’s Senior Spokesmodel Feature! Gracey is a senior from Helena High School and we first met at our first ‘unofficial’ shoot last March. Since then, we have been able to hang out through the fun events for the Senior Spokesmodel Program, and then for her […]

November 1, 2022

Morgan traveled up to Birmingham for her senior session, but wanted to still incorporate a rural vibe to her portraits to reflect on where she grew up and as a Chilton County Senior.  Not only did she want a rural feel, but wanted them to be classic.  I knew the perfect spots to make her […]

October 3, 2022

I am SO thrilled to share Lauren’s Birmingham Senior Portraits with you all today! They are beautiful, classic, yet unique! Lauren is a part of my Senior Spokesmodel Program and brings such joy to our group. She is a senior from Hoover High School and is extremely involved within her school and community.  When we […]

September 14, 2022

If you haven’t read about the fun we had at the Senior Spokesmodel Meet & Greet, be sure to do that, but today I am SO thrilled to share about our first Senior Spokesmodel Group Photoshoot! YAY *cue the confetti*! Before the photoshoot began, all of the senior girls had their hair and makeup done […]

August 18, 2022

Okay, let’s be honest for a minute, friend.  First impressions are everything! A drape portrait from your high school senior portraits belongs in a frame at your house, not on your sorority recruitment resume and application! Yes, that photo is a classic that will be looked back on forever, but you want a standout headshot […]

August 17, 2022

Meet Kenzie – a Senior from Clanton, AL! Kenzie drove to Birmingham for her multiple location Senior Portrait Session, and it was EVERYTHING! Kenzie found me through one of her friends who is on my senior spokesmodel team, so I was SO excited to work with her when she sent her initial inquiry.  I love […]

August 2, 2022

The Senior Spokesmodel Meet & Greet for the Class of 2023 exceeded my wildest dreams! When I started my mood board for this event, I knew I wanted it to feel warm, inviting, fun, and colorful!  The vendors made the entire day come to life, and I couldn’t have done it without them! The Kick-Off […]

Botanical Gardens Senior Photography Session

July 27, 2022

Sweet Anna is a high school senior from Elkmont High School and traveled to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for her Senior Session. I am always so honored when seniors choose to travel for me to shoot their senior portraits! Being from Athens, AL myself, I have spent all of my time shooting seniors in North Alabama at […]

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