Posts tagged Gulf Coast Photographer
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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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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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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Allison + Drew | Fairhope Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer

It's not everyday that I get the opportunity to capture engagement sessions. So, when Allison contacted me and asked if I would be interested I immediately said yes!  

I knew these two were up for anything when we arrived to our destination and it started to rain. Instead of seeing an obstacle, these two saw an adventure. We all decided to move forward and trek through the rain and climb over broken pier boards and arrived to a quiet little spot at one of the local public beaches. I immediately knew these were my kind of people. (Mind y'all, I was 8 months pregnant at the time, so I felt like superwoman with these two.)

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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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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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