fairhope family photographer // outdoor family session

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It's not often I post here in the blog about family sessions. Mainly, because I do so many of a similar thing (beach) - plus I couldn't keep up with families even if I tried (I'm still behind on getting weddings up!) - but I had to post this. 

This gal is one of my close friends and she is such cool lady. We have an effortless friendship, and it's beautiful. Not to mention her styling for the family session was pretty awesome. ;)

Enjoy!

St. Andrews Wedding + Gorgeous Beach Reception = Katy & Kevin

As Katy, an event planner from Little Rock, AR, sat across the table from me, we chatted about her upcoming wedding. I could see it was taking alot for her to not be in complete control of the wedding. She was trusting me with more than just capturing photographs of her wedding day, she was trusting me with a piece of who she is. I knew she was confident in my ability and style of photography, and we clicked like lego's.

Katy & Kevin held such a reverence for their wedding ceremony that made the day all the more special.  Opting for a beautiful wedding at St. Andrews Church and a gorgeous reception on the beach in Gulf Shores, these two laghed and enjoyed their day to the fullest. It's like Katy said - "I'm just better when he's around" and I'm pretty sure Kevin feels the same way. Enjoy!





nothing like a little lip gloss sharing ... :)






Toasts where truely southern in small ball jars ...... complete with a shot of moonshine.

Friday Funday + Senior Portrait Session

One of the things I love to do before a wedding is to get a manicure. See, I love having my nails done, and by done, I mean they are usually painted. I think this is becuase I always see my nails - when I shoot, when I type, when I drive, when I work out - if you think about it - you see your hands no matter what you do. So therefore, my philosophy is they should be prettied. Don't get me wrong. I love clean nails too - but I am such a color girl that a little color on my nails is just as fabulous in my book. So for today I am thinking a shade of mint green, perhaps with gold glitter on one. Pretty sounding, don't you think?!

Speaking of pretty, Ms. Rose is about to graduate! Such a genuine young lady - and beautiful at that. We shot her senior portriats in a small little town that has quite the character, and found a place that matched her personality. Good luck next year Rose!!!! You will be nothing short of fabulous!

 

 
When Mom is around I love to always grab a mother/daughter photograph! 
Rose's little champ came along for some special camera time .... although he freaked every click of the shutter! He made it though! and some great shots at that :)