Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kensey & Trent

I am just over the moon happy to be back in touch with Kensey!  She has turned into a beautiful young lady and is getting married this fall!! I have had the opportunity to photograph her for family photos in the past, so capturing her engagement photos was a nice walk down memory lane!

Her handsome beau, Trent was a great sport during our HOT and HUMID session.. It decided to be the hottest day up to the year this past weekend when we met up.  They pulled it off really well though, as you can't see one ounce of sweat on them!

The city provided ample shade and the occasional breeze if you stood in the right spot!!

I enjoyed exploring the streets of Birmingham as well as venturing to new locations.  The city is never lacking in photo opps and it was a lot of fun catching up with everyone.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Ashlyn & Corey

This past Sunday was one of those days that I have been looking forward to a mini-get-away with work. It's been long over-due to have taken engagement photos as well as take a road trip with photography.

Yes.. I still claim not to shoot weddings but on occasion, I have been known to be coaxed into it!  This is just a small example on why I couldn't wait to be a part of this beautiful couple's new ventures!

Ashlyn has been a part of my life and hometown for many years now and the camera loves her!  Her gracious and down-to-earth, happy-go-lucky spirit as well as warm and natural smile can make any photo magical!

I also loved having the opportunity to meet Corey!  Seeing the two of them interact during our photo session was just the sweetest thing to capture and what better way to capture this amazing couple's story than on the movie set from BIG FISH..

"They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up." - ED BLOOM ( BIG FISH )

Congratulations to these guys on their recent engagement and upcoming nuptials!!  Enjoy every moment.. it's going to fly by if you let it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Kyle Family

 When booking a location months in advance.. you have it all planned out with a general idea on where you want to take photos.. so when our time came to take photos and we discovered a very large baseball tournament going on at the park.. we decided amongst ourselves to take it to another location.

Thankfully the location was just a jump, skip and stone's throw away to the connecting park so it didn't seem to phase us at all.  Just a little bit of flexibility!

The Kyle family were up for the change and I'm so happy they were.  We were actually able to have the majority of the trails to ourselves.

Dylan is now a sophomore at her high school!  She is growing up into a beautiful, young lady as when I saw her just a couple years ago for our last session she was preparing to go into high school.

Time does fly by and I am thankful that this adorable family decided to grab some updated photos of everyone.  It was a lot of fun exploring the local walking trail with them.  We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Baby Owen


I just don't know which ones to post.. This precious newborn baby was such a blessing to meet this past Friday.  The beaming new parents didn't miss a beat when it came to making sure baby Owen was tended to.  He is in good hands for sure and it was just as rewarding capturing the new mom and dad's joyful, loving expressions as it was capturing the newborn's!

Baby Owen was just under a week old when we were able to capture some of these sweet, new moments.   These sessions are always some of my favorites to capture because there is always a new moment that is waiting to be photographed.

Rather it be from the new expressions the baby gives us to the way they discover how to hold their hands and their tiny baby feet and how delicately the new parents embrace their first born!  Perfect in every way!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Baby Reagan


Reagan couldn't wait to get here!!  By the looks of her, she is extra happy to have had an early arrival into this world! According to mom and dad, this newbie can be seen smiling when she sleeps quite frequently!  So happy I got to see that perfect smile for myself!!

Don't let her weight of just four pounds fool you.  She has an opinion and can let you know what she thinks. 

I loved every minute of our session with the Langley's!  These first time parents are smitten to have a baby girl on board.  They decided to keep her gender a surprise and it was not revealed until her delivery day.

Isn't that awesome?

Congratulations to the new parents as they embark on a whole new chapter together.  So many more memories are waiting to be made and I consider myself lucky to have taken part with the first part of it!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Greenleaf Hustle Debut

It's been a pretty minute or two since I've had the opportunity to photograph my husband playing his tunes. So this past Saturday, I was so happy to have the opportunity to photograph him performing in a relatively new band called Greenleaf Hustle. They were booked for part of the Airwave Riverkeeper's music festival at Good People.

When Gary isn't playing in the Edmonds Butler Band or Regals he can be found jamming with these guys every Monday at Pale Eddies Pourhouse.

The line up consist of long-time pals from the band CADDLE.. Of course I would like to introduce to you, my husband, Gary Edmonds, on lead, Finney James on drums, Eric Watters on the bass and Jeff Baker is vocals and guitar.

It's a fun group and when I am able to get out, I never like to miss a performance by these guys.  I can take note that they have started to get a following.. so I am looking forward to seeing them booked on more shows as word gets out.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Hartsfield Fam

Spring one day, Fall the next..and luck for when you get the weather, season and temps that you want all combined in a portrait session.  It's so hard to tell how it will be this time of year when you are in between seasons!

I consider it a good omen for the Hartsfield family, as it was a nice warm, rain free spring afternoon this past weekend!  It has literally been three years since I saw them last and three years since they last had their photos taken as a family.

Sweet Henry is now 8 years old.. Can you believe that I took his newborn photos, with what seemed just yesterday?  I don't feel 8 years older but I guess I am. Henry is such a handsome young fellow and as tall as can be!!

I've really enjoyed all our sessions that we've had in the past handful of years.. from his newborn to a fun, family farm house outing, to their awesome lake house.. (the whole family is pro when it comes to water sports by the way)..and I can't forget their session that time when they moved into a gorgeous new home.. so it means a lot that they called on me for when that time did come for them to have updated photos made.

I don't blame them at all.. Henry has changed so much from the last time I saw them!!