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Gray | Family Documentary | Fairhope Family Photographer | Fairhope Alabama

I truly love family documentary sessions. They are hands down my favorite thing to capture. Having a family welcome me into their home and be completely raw and real with me while I’m clicking away is just beautiful.

Christy reached out to me and explained how much she really wanted everyday life photos of her and her family. She and her family had recently moved to the Fairhope, Alabama from Canada and she wanted some photos of her with her family in their new house just doing their thing. She went on to explain that she has maybe a handful of photos of her with her kids and how she desperately wanted some of her just adoring her children doing all of the mundane things that they do on a daily basis. That’s when I immediately felt connected to her because us moms are usually the ones taking photos. I knew I had to get those moments her.

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What to wear to your next family session. | Fairhope Family Photographer | Fairhope Alabama


What should I wear to my session?

I get asked all the time by clients when preparing for their upcoming session. As a photographer, it’s not only my job to capture the moments that will reveal themselves during your session. But it is also my job to help you look and feel beautiful.

So here are a few tips to help make your next session less stressful and more fun.

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Robertson | Lifestyle Family | Fairhope Family Photographer

Celeste and I were complete strangers until Monday afternoon. We both just happened to be at the same beach and at the same time

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Koehler | Lifestyle Family in Downtown Fairhope Alabama | Fairhope Family Photographer

Allison contacted a couple of weeks ago and said her and her family will be traveling from West Virginia and staying in Fairhope for a couple of days to visit family. During her stay she wanted to capture the charm of our sweet little town with some family photos. Her son was going to turn two and she wanted to document this little time before his birthday.

I was not only honored that she asked me to do this, but I was thrilled to do this for her. She was so sweet and kind and I knew our session was going to be lovely.

I love lifestyle sessions. Especially sessions like Allisons. No fuss, no props, just great conversation and authentic emotion. Plus, this town of mine has a lot to offer and is a beautiful backdrop for photos.. Why not take advantage and explore the town!

We strolled and window shopped, took the iconic clock photograph that is truly a must for locals and visitors a like, and ended our session at Mr. Genes Beans Ice cream shop.

It was a wonderful afternoon and I walked away feeling like Allison and her family were more like friends than clients.

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Manes | Lifestyle Family Session in Downtown Fairhope, Alabama | Fairhope Family Photographer

The Manes Family contacted me and told me that they were coming into Fairhope, Alabama for a little quick getaway. They loved everything about the charm that Fairhope had to offer and wanted a laid back lifestyle family session right in the heart of Fairhope. Fairhope, Alabama is truly one in a million. It’s currently growing at a raid rate, but even through all of the growth, this little town hasn’t lost any charm or southern hospitality. It’s proudly holding onto its roots. I’m so lucky to call this place my home.

So when the Manes finally came into town, we discovered that Tropical Storm Gordon was to make landfall any day. We quickly checked our schedules and the weather radar and decided an early morning session in downtown Fairhope was best so we could avoid all of what Mother Nature had in store of us later.

The Manes Family was quite honestly fun. From getting breakfast at our local bookstore, Page and Palette, to strolling around and window shopping in some of our famous little shops.

It’s sessions like these that I’m so grateful and blessed to have families that trust me to capture and document their memories. Sessions don’t have to be stiff. Just bring your family, a whole lot of love and I’ll add the fun. The simple things are what memories are made of.

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Harper | Family Documentary | Orange Beach, Alabama Family Documentary Photographer

I was honored to have been able to document the Duncan and Harper Family beach trip this past week. Elizabeth, who is a photographer herself in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, contacted me and I immediately said yes! I was truly honored that another photographer would want me to capture her and her family enjoying their vacation.

I met Elizabeth and her family in Orange Beach, Alabama. Her mother, father, sister and her family were already at the beach soaking up the sun. The beach was packed full of beach goers enjoying their day by the sea. Elizabeth’s son was quick to jump in and find sea shells. It was such a fun day!

By the end of the afternoon, I felt so connected to this sweet family. Being able to document their annual vacation to Orange Beach was so special. As a mom and a photographer I was happy for Elizabeth because she plays double duty when it comes to capturing her family’s moments. This time, she was able to not only be in the photos, but to enjoy the day.

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