Thursday, April 26, 2012

Girls' Day Out! | huntsville, al photographer

A girls' day out!  Meet Kelly and her girlfriends!  After winning the "Best of 2011" contest, Kelly had the idea to share her complimentary lifestyle session with her girls!  I was so excited for this idea!  She explained that moms are always behind the camera, chasing their kids and don't often get too much "me" time.  They decided to make a day of it by getting dressed up, sharing stories over a bottle of wine and treating themselves to dinner, while the kiddos were home with dad!  Below are a few of my favorites!

They each brought a picture of their kids!  Proud mommies :)

I had a blast with you ladies!  Thank you so much for this opportunity AND for braving through the wind!  You all are beautiful!

Monday, April 23, 2012

SARAH KATHERINE | huntsville, al photographer

You may remember Sarah Katherine from last November when we met up for her high school senior session!  It was a bitter cold Fall day on Monte Sano and SK was a trooper.  When her mom won a complimentary mini session from the "Best of 2011" contest hosted in the beginning of this year, we decided to meet up for a Spring session for Sarah Katherine!  This time we headed to Burritt on the Mountain and it was MUCH warmer for SK!  This was my first time exploring at the Burritt and I'm sure it won't be my last!  I'm in love with Springtime!  Below are a few of my favorites :)

That beautiful white dress she's wearing is her graduation dress!

Thank you Lisa and Sarah Katherine for another delightful session!  SK, congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

AMY, BRIAN, LUKE & ALLY | huntsville, al photographer

Meet Amy, Brian, their three-year-old Luke and 2-month-old Ally!

Thank you Amy, Brian, Luke and Ally for such a wonderful, playful session! More to come!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

WELCOME "BABY SHELL" | hunstville, al photographer

This past Monday I received an unexpected call. A fellow photographer, the lovely Jan of Green Tree Photography, called and asked if I could fill in for her to photograph one of her good friend's while she gave birth to her first child. Without hesitation I said yes. It is such a humbling experience sharing in one of the most precious moments of life.. A mom giving birth to her first child. It's a day filled with all kinds of emotion. Not only did I witness the experience, I documented as the day unfolded. Casey and Hunter welcomed me with open arms into their delivery room. I may have started off as a stranger, but I soon felt a part of their family. Casey and Hunter decided not to find out what they were having, so they've been calling their baby-to-be, "Baby Shell." Below is a slideshow from Baby Shell's first day of life, but if you can't view it below, click here to view the slideshow! Below are also some of my favorites from the day. It was priceless and I'm so honored to have been apart of the experience.

Casey's mom quilted the above owl quilt! How stinkin cute!! She's so talented!
Since Casey and Hunter didn't know what they were having, they picked out two outfits--one pink, one blue! Do you notice an owl theme...

Hunter kept himself occupied with crosswords!

Hunter stayed close by.. in his chair.. just in case he passed out :)
Casey was too cute asking Hunter if he was alright :)

The doctor told Casey she sees a lot of hair!

Welcome to the world, Amelia Ruth! She was born at 3:56 p.m.

She weighed 8lbs and was 21 inches long.

You were amazing Casey!

Proud grandparents :)

Congratulations again Casey and Hunter on your beautiful baby Amelia! Thank you for the opportunity to share in such a wonderful experience! All my best to you and your family!

Amelia Ruth
Born on 4/16/12 at 3:56 p.m.
21 inches