Posts tagged Family Photographer
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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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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Gardner | Family Documentary | Fairhope Family Photographer

One day we will look back on days like this and realize that the little things mattered a lot more than we ever thought.

-Morgan Harper Nichols

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It won't be like this forever. | Lifestyle and Family Documentary | Fairhope Family Photographer

It won’t be like this forever.

The days are long, but the years are short. Really short.

Being a mother is hard. Motherhood doesn’t come with vacation days or even sick days. It’s hard to describe but even through the sweat and tears, there is a a kind of joy, a joy that only a mother could really understand. It’s 3 AM feedings, scrapped knee kisses, and the ‘one more song mama’ even though you have already sang twenty.

It’s an unconditional love.

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Here I am. | Fairhope Lifestyle and Family Documentary Photographer

More of this in 2019.

More of them,  
My family will come first more than ever this year. I will be sharing more of them too. They are my muses. My inspiration. They are the reason I love what I do.

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Almond | Family Documentary | Fairhope Family Photographer

When the Almonds contacted me about doing a family documentary session, I was beyond excited! Family Documentary is my favorite genre of photography. The simplicity and authenticity of it all is not only exciting as a photographer, but as a mom, its extremely heartwarming and beautiful.

Unscripted, unposed, real moments. Those are the moments that last forever.

So after discussing what the day in the life at the Almonds house consisted of we decided to go for a #targetrun.

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Williams Family | Fairhope Family Photographer

I've known Caroline and Greg for many years now. In fact, we went to high school together! My husband and Greg graduated together and Caroline and myself were one year apart. Not to mention, Greg and my husband, Andrew, are both Captains in the National Guard and are both police officers at the same department! Caroline and I have been friends for almost 7 years now, she was even my matron of honor at my wedding. 

So needless to say, I love this family.

Our session couldn't have gone better. The light was AMAZING that evening, Caroline had all of her boys so well dressed, and everything just fell into place. 

Their session was simply perfect. 

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VanNahmen Family | Fairhope Family Photographer

I met Cathy and her family the day after Easter in Orange Beach. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Not only was the weather amazingly beautiful, but the beach was surprisingly quiet and only a handful of people were there. Everything was perfect. The VanNahem's family session was my first session back after having my third child and I was so excited to hear that Cathy found me on instagram and wanted me to take their vacation photos. Nothing makes me happier than to know I'm capturing memories for someone. 

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Cauley | Lifestyle Mother & Daughter | Fairhope Family Photographer

There is something special about the bond between a mother and daughter. As a mother of two boys and another boy due very soon, I personally love capturing the moments between a mother and daughter. I love watching the bond that is constantly blooming. A bond that will blossom into a forever friendship.

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Grissom | Fairhope Family Photographer

Meet the Grissom Family.

 

I had SO much fun hanging out with this family. We laughed, played games, and really got to know one another. One thing that connected me to this family is how similar our families are. Sarah and I have had similar pregnancies, we love the same names, and we both love large families. 

I consider this family more like friends after our session.

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What is Family Documentary? | Fairhope Family Photographer

Family Documentary is an upcoming genre that is unposed and unscripted. Instead of buying new outfits and meeting me at a gorgeous location, I will come to you where you let me in and capture perfect moments that tell your family story.

These sessions are my absolute favorite because they are so real and true. There is so much beauty in the everyday moments and these moments need to be celebrated and documented because you are enough, just the way you are.

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The Bennett's | Family Documentary | Fairhope Family Photographer

Since it's Thursday, I figured I do a little throw back to one of my favorite sessions I had last year.

Family Documentary is something that I LOVE sooo much. These sessions are real and authentic. I approach these sessions like as if I am a 'fly on the wall.'  These sessions are not posed and are unscripted. I capture everything from the sweet snuggles to the full blown out temper tantrums.

These sessions mirror what I capture of my own family and I think that is why I love them so much because I am giving my clients something real. Something they will be able to look back and remember how those days really use to be. 

I had a couple of these sessions last year, but one that sticks out the most is my time with Ric and Lauren Bennett.

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Straughan | Fairhope Newborn Photographer

I don't know who you will be, but I know you will be my everything.

Bethany and Daniel welcomed their sweet baby boy into the world this past November. When Bethany contacted me to capture the birth of her son, I was truly honored. So when I was asked to come back and capture Drew's home newborn session, I was beyond excited! The Straughan's welcomed me with open arms into their new gorgeous home. Even though the weather was less than ideal, we had a great time and I was so happy to get some little snuggles from baby Drew. 

Drew doesn't know it yet, but he won the jackpot when he got Daniel and Bethany as his parents. I have never met two kinder, more loving people who really adore not only one another, but also their sweet child.

 

 

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Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? | Fairhope Family Photographer

Since it's a New Year, I figure I would write a little introduction about yours truly.  I'm so blessed to be able to do what I love to do. And since I consider all of my clients my friends, why not let all of my friends get to know me a little better?

There's really no easy way to start and I'm completely awkward when it comes to introductions. Not to mention, despite being an english major in college, I'm the absolute worst at spelling and grammatical errors.  You have been warned.

....So here it goes.

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