I'm so happy to be a part of this special event once again this year. The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is not only a wonderful opportunity to taste some of the most delicious dishes from world-class chefs, but it is an honor to watch my community raise much needed funds to help improve the health and wellbeing of infants, children and families in Alabama. It's amazing to see everyone involved give so generously of their time and talents for the babies - from the incredibly talented Signature Chefs to the many volunteers, donors and supporters of this worthy cause. The best news is more than $180,000 was raised to benefit babies and families through the March of Dimes mission and work! Congratulations to all!
Celebrating another sweet baby turning one. I love watching these special families grow and this one is particularly dear to me. Her special blue eyes just captivate you! Big brother is handsome and so good with his sister. I love black and whites and this shoot lent itself well for this classic look. Enjoy!
A quinceanera is a lovely tradition in the hispanic culture celebrating a young girls coming of age - her 15th birthday! If you've never been to one, it is a beautiful ceremony and party where the young lady invites family and special friends to join her for this most special event. I loved the ceremony where the young lady's father removes her "girlish" shoes (in this case her sneakers) and slips her high heels on her feet for the first time! Another favorite highlight was when she lights a candle for each special person in her life and explains why they are important to her. I think traditions are so important in any culture, and being such a part of this special one for this special family was truly a joy!
Sometimes I just love walking around shooting. I really enjoyed this tonight in beautiful Mount Laurel. What a gorgeous spring evening it was!
This charmer just turned one! I don't know what I loved the most between those gorgeous eyes and those curls!
I never knew how much fun a baby shower can be! This was by far the biggest and sweetest celebration I've seen. The mom to be was gorgeous! Congrats to this growing family!
This sweet beautiful angel just turned one! She looks like a princess with those big blue eyes and that sweet blonde hair. And she has the sweetest personality.. Did I mention sweet? I just adore this one...
We took this handsome guy out to Railroad Park on a recent beautiful Sunday afternoon.. He loved seeing all of the activity going on from the ducks swimming behind him in the lake to the kids riding their bikes down the path. I loved watching those big blue eyes take it all in!
I'm excited to see one of my favorite weddings last year featured in the wedding issue of Shelby Living! Pick up your copy now and see the highlights from this beautiful day!
As the year comes to an end, I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of the wonderful families that trust me to capture their special moments throughout the year. You are all so special to me! I always laugh and have so much fun with each of you. I love what I do and you all make me feel so blessed to be able to share this with you. I hope each of you have the most wonderful Christmas and much joy and happiness in the new year. Hold your loved ones close... And THANK YOU! This isn't everyone, but enjoy a few highlights of sweet moments captured with these Southern Soul families!
This little guy's smiles were so contagious! The more he smiled, the more I did. And wow... His were the bluest eyes I've seen....
Another sweet fresh baby girl visited the studio last week. It's so much fun to play dress up and get out the tutus and tiaras when these little princesses stop by. But on this day, my heart melted the most when we dressed her all in pink with this sweet little bow....
These adorable twins stopped by the studio last week. You wouldn't believe how sweet and happy they were. Their smiles lit up the room. The sweetest...
I absolutely love all of the families I'm seeing right now who are getting their Christmas sessions in. We are making some of the most adorable cards I've seen!
Wow - what can I say? From the adorable baby and the gorgeous dresses to the awesome location and oh the light! Everything came together beautifully. I just love when that happens!
These two were all boy... With their infectious smiles and boyish charm, they will soon be breaking hearts...
A little throwback this morning to this wedding at Charlotte's Mint Museum. A beautiful couple standing under this gorgeous Chihuly sculpture!
I absolutely adore these two spooky goblins! They stole my heart long ago! I've been shooting them at Halloween ever since I moved back to Birmingham! I love seeing what their amazing creative mom dreams up each year for their costumes. It never ceases to amaze me! They are just the cutest sweetest AND coolest family you will ever meet. And this year the whole family got in on the act. The tennis playing zombies are the scariest you will dream of meeting on or off the courts! I hope you enjoy this look back at then and now with this sweetest of families!
This adorable little girl sure seemed to be walking on sunshine during our session. She was bubbly and happy and so busy trying to see everything around her! Such a baby doll!
No - I don't think they do get any cuter! I loved watching how these two interact with each other. Their smiles and the light in their eyes warm my heart!
I so enjoyed meeting this sweet beautiful growing family. I hope you enjoy their images as much as I enjoyed taking them!
The crown fits her so well! Truly a princess in the making, this sweet little angel stole my heart. Such a happy girl with the sweetest parents!
When you are around this many uber talented chefs with so many delicious delicacies to sample, it's difficult to stay focused on shooting! What a wonderful night last night's event at Iron City was - all for the babies and the March of Dimes. The 20th Anniversary Birmingham Signature Chefs Auction brought together top local chefs showcasing their culinary masterpieces from area favorites such as Ashley Mac's, Bellini's Ristorante & Bar, Bettola and Vittoria, Catering by Bellini's, FoodBar, Galley and Garden, GianMarco's, Iron City Grill, Nourish, Spoon & Ladle Soup Co., Vino, and Wind Creek Hospitality. This was truly a feast for the eyes.... So happy to be a part of this fabulous event. Thank you March of Dimes!
Just a southern girl who loves to shoot...