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Payton Maternity | Birmingham Photographer | Trussville Photographer | Springville Photographer | Gadsden Photographer | Southside Photographer | Steele Photographer

This maternity session at Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of my favorites. It was such a gorgeous summer day, and this mama and dad were so excited for the upcoming weeks to meet their baby girl! Maternity Sessions are one of my favorites. I remember the times of the upcoming events, the fact I was about to have a sweet baby to hold and love, the fact I could feel a human being moving around inside my body and the miracle it is to just have that happen is incredible. To be able to photograph other mothers in this beautiful phase of life is amazing. It’s personally something I enjoy just as much as I do photographing newborns, and who doesn’t love snuggling sweet newborn babies?! I am so thrilled for this sweet family and the beautiful journey they have ahead of them. <3

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Birmingham Lifestyle Family Photographer | Trussville Lifestyle Family Photographer | Springville Lifestyle Family Photographer | Gadsden Lifestyle Family Photographer |

I love working with my friends, but especially when they are photographers too. My sweet friend, Lindsey Bradford, of Lindsey Bradford Photography is beautiful and talented and I am so glad she allows me to always photograph her beautiful family. This session was by far one of my favorites this spring. The wildflowers are Botanical Gardens are insanely beautiful! It will for sure be a spot I use every year. <3

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Payton Maternity Previews | Birmingham Lifestyle Family Photographer | Trussville Lifestyle Family Photographer | Springville Lifestyle Family Photographer | Gadsden Lifestyle Family Photographer |

Yesterday, I had the honors of photographing the Hays’ at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in such a special time in their lives. They are just weeks away from meeting their sweet baby girl! Welcoming your fist child into the world is such a fun, exciting, and also uncertain time. You are so ready to meet this little person, this little stranger, who you’ve been wanting to see for 9 months. You are excited to see her, but at the same time the uncertainty of parenthood is in the back of your mind. Not knowing what comes next. What giving birth will be like, what do you do when you come back home and it’s just you two with this tiny little human? But what’s also so funny in this time is you find that God has instilled these natural instincts for you to have. As a mother you just know this person so well that you just met. Even though you just met, you know everything this little one needs and it comes from you. Your body and your being was built for this. God doesn't make mistakes and he didn’t make a mistake by giving you this child. Being a new mom is a crazy experience, but it’s the most rewarding thing you will ever do. Payton, I am so excited to see you come into this role and how awesome of a mom you are going to be! I know you are going to be so blessed by this sweet baby and you two are going to be awesome parents! Congratulations!!

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Mommy + Me Session Previews | Birmingham Botanical Gardens | BIRMINGHAM LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | GADSDEN LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | SPRINGVILLE LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER |

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!

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Dickson Maternity Previews at Birmingham Botanical Gardens | BIRMINGHAM LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | TRUSSVILLE LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | SPRINGVILLE LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER |

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.

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Hannah & Houston | Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Hannah & Houston | Birmingham Botanical Gardens

I've been friends with Hannah since I was a Sophomore in High School. I met Houston, I believe, the year after I met Hannah. Not long after that Hannah and Houston met they started dating. It has been so much fun for me to watch Hannah and Houston grow individually and with each other as well. They are 6 years into their relationship and both are very ambitious to make a life together after Houston gets out of law school. Hannah just finished her first year as a Elementary School teacher. During this session I had the opportunity to ask Hannah and Houston a few questions and it gave me some of my favorite photos I've ever shot. I asked them to look over the last 6 years together. I asked them to think of all the things they have been together, good or bad. All the emotions, whether it be happy, sad, or angry. Both of them just looked at each other and all I could see was dedication and love in their eyes. Hannah and Houston are so lovely and I am so very blessed that they allowed me to get some awesome moments of them together.