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Yesterday I got to spend time with the sweetest little baby. Y’all, this is Beckham and he’s so cute I can’t even handle it. Such a big thank you to Ashley and Gabe for allowing me to document such a special time in their lives. Welcoming a new baby is seriously so special and so important to document. Ashley and Gabe are killing it in the parent game right now and I am so thrilled for them. I can’t wait to share more of this sweet session. It was seriously so much fun and keeps my baby fever rolling thats for sure. <3
I had the opportunity to photograph so many beautiful Mama’s yesterday at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I decided to do these sessions because I know how easy it is for me to get photos with my babies, and I believe every mother should have photos made with her kiddos and no the one making the photo! Each one of these moms has such a beautiful and unique relationship with her children. Each child loves their mother just the same. So thrilled to share just a few previews with you all! Here’s to all the beautiful, brave, strong, and incredible mamas!
I had such a great time with Ashley and Gabe this past weekend at Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover! Ashley is so beautiful when pregnant. I am so excited for them both and can’t wait to send the final gallery over to them!
I can’t wait to meet Baby Beckham!
I had such a fun time up in Huntsville with a group of fellow photographers at this beautiful shoot at the Lowe Mill back in December! This location was beautiful, and this family was amazing. I love the tones and emotions in the session. I hope to one day go back to Lowe Mill just to explore this amazing place one day soon!
I had such a great time yesterday at the Open House for Weddings at Cabin Bluff in Springville, Alabama. I invited a friend of mine and her fiancé to come and get photos of themselves in their wedding attire and it was so much fun. This venue is absolutely amazing, no matter what season! In the dead of winter here we are and the view and the colors are still AMAZING. Thank you again to Wendy Ryals and her family for allowing me to come and be apart of their open house and taking photos at their beautiful venue! Brides, get that wedding booked here as soon as you can! I know these spots are gonna fill up quick! How could they not? It’s beautiful!!
A new baby is like the beginning of all things wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
Eda J. Le Shan
I had such a wonderful time with the Dickson Family this past Sunday. Casey and her husband, Matthew, are expecting a sweet little boy in a few weeks!! I might be a little bias, but boys are awesome! Haha! Even though it was FREEEEZING Sunday we had such a great time and got some gorgeous photos. Their youngest daughter, Ava, was such a hoot. She reminds me of my oldest son, so full of personality and totally fearless. But, she has a huge heart for her Mama and Daddy. I am so excited for this sweet baby boy and this family. Praying many blessings over Casey’s pregnancy and the birth of their sweet boy.
I photographed Ashton + Joshua at the always beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens for their engagement session. Their wedding is this fall and I only found it so fitting that the Gardens had this insanely gorgeous yellow tree. I love fall because of this reason, the insane colors.
I love capturing my couples just as they are in this moment of their lives. Only because when you look back on the photos together you will have grown so much over the years and your lives will be so totally different. New careers, new houses, new cars, kids, more kids, and with all of this comes time, wisdom, and growth in your love. Ashton and Joshua have been together for a while so I know they already see a strong growth in their relationship and themselves together and separately.
Finding the person to spend the rest of your life with truly is a God given gift. Embrace the journey and all that comes with it.
“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.“
I had such a great time photographing Alex and Levi for their maternity session in Birmingham! They are like a breathe of fresh air. They just enjoy each other and life. I love maternity sessions. My new parents are always so fun to photograph. So much adventure in front of them and they really don’t know what their future holds but they are so excited regardless.
I love shooting in downtown Birmingham because even in the winter this location is so beautiful. Something is so magical about Birmingham in the winter. I am so glad so many couples choose this location. You can see from the photos how beautiful it truly is.
I had a chance to photograph the Gonzalez family in Birimgham. Their family was so close and so sweet together during the entire session. Even with the adventurous toddlers at hand they still showed so much love for their parents.
Things like this are so special to me to document. I want to make sure I can capture those moments for all my families to remember these babies at this age. Adventurous, tender, innocent, and yet again so brave and full of courage at such a young age. That is what I want my kids to see in their photos and what I want your children’s to look back and remember as well. Love, adventure, and comfort.
I loved photographing the beautiful Evans Family at Dayspring Farm in Springville, AL. I’ve been working with the Evans Family for over a year now. The first time I photographed them was the day Emmett was born. And now I have such a special bond with this sweet family. I’ve watched Emmett grow and documented so many life events over the last year. It seriously is so refreshing to my soul to go back and look at their family photos of the last year!
As 2018 comes to a end I think back on all that I have experienced, accomplished, learned, and also failed. This year was a true journey of self discovery. Right after having my second son, Charlie, I really questioned if I could juggle it all. I became overwhelmed, but extremely thankful all at the same time. My emotions were scattered as I was worried I couldn’t mange my family life and a business. Of course with much prayer and so much support from my husband I made it through. This season has been a hard one. I still am learning to manage my time between two babies, keep my business rolling, and also keep laundry and house work under control (this truly is last on my list. I hate laundry.)
This morning I was laying in bed looking at Charlie sleeping and just reflecting on this year trying to not give myself the mom guilt by how much I’ve missed on photographing him this season because I’ve been so busy with work. I was reminded of how little I get behind the camera with them. Which is so silly because that truly is my heart. My passion is to capture families exactly as they are. Sure, I know every one of my families loves dressing in their finest clothes and all he colors and patterns coordinate perfectly. You brush your child’s hair for picture day even though they had yogurt stuck in it for two days prior to that. I get it. Trust me I do. I want nice photos of us too. But I also want the ones that one day my kids will look back and get sense of comfort and love in their soul because it reminds them of their childhood. They don’t remember the yogurt that was stuck in their hair for two days. They remember how mom always bought their favorite yogurt for a snack. They remember that even though they didn’t match you let them pick out their favorite pjs. They remember snuggling in bed first thing in the morning and watching a movie just because we could.
I got emotional thinking how I want my kids to have photos of me doing those things with them. Even if my hair hasn’t been washed in two days and I look like a mess. I want them to have that forever. I might literally suck at putting together their baby books, but they will have their memories in photos. And it will be REAL, RAW, and AUTHENTIC. That’s not just my goal for my kids, friends. It’s for yours too. Your sessions are not for your Facebook friends. They are not to make your family look perfect. They are to make you look exactly like you are. Even if you are a mess like me. I love the mess. I love the craziness. I love the REAL you. I want your kids to look back on the photos I take for you and remember exactly what they remember as their childhood. Not the fake smiles dressed in your sundays best. I want you to look back and remember the love and emotions. I want them to look back and remember the smell of their home and how much they loved being the age they are in those photos. That’s my true goal for your family photos, friends. I am so excited for 2019 and to see what God has in store!
If it’s not already apparent… I adore this family. I mean this is the most kind hearted family I’ve ever met. These babies are so precious too if you can’t already tell! I am so happy Heather allowed me to come capture these moments of her family for Christmas. Heather and Shannon sing bluegrass when they aren’t busy being parents and their special Christmas tradition is to sing Christmas carols as a family. It is so sweet and I loved watching the kids sing with their parents. It was so special to capture these moments . I can’t wait to edit the rest of the session!!
So funny story about this sweet family… I talked with Laura before her session and of course I knew she had girls. I knew she had 4. What I didn’t know is two of them were twins!! This was my first session EVER with twins and it was so awesome. This family is beyond sweet and the 2 oldest girls are incredible sisters! I loved meeting and working with the Falkner Family! I actually had the joy of working the other side of the Falkner family a couple weeks after this session! It was so great to meet the entire family! I will be blogging that session soon as well.
I love being a Family Photographer in Alabama. This session at the Bass Pro Shops in Leeds is gorgeous! This is one of my favorite family sessions to date! The colors in this session are beautiful and the happiness is genuine! Have I mentioned seriously how much I love fall? Almost any location is gorgeous and it's all natural beautify. I love it so much.
I loved working with the Holmes Family because they are seriously so full of adventure. If you guys know me, I am not an outdoorsy person. Not at all. But they got me to climb rocks to get to this gorgeous location. Which I am so thrilled they got me out of my comfort zone because LOOK! I mean amazing!! I am so thrilled to share his beautiful fall session with you all!
I absolutely loved photographing with the Chasteen family in their beautiful home in Trussville, Alabama. Their son Caleb is beyond perfect. The love in this sweet family is truly felt in this images. I loved getting to know them better, and of course snuggling Caleb. :)
It's really hard for me, and I know I say this allllll the time, but I seriously loved this session. This family is nothing but fun and you can tell just by the photos shared here. I always love a good beach session! <3