This is the most adorable family! I've loved photographing them ever since their oldest daughter was a baby. The twins are precious! Perry Party of Five always makes me smile! Enjoy!
The rain started falling softly on this summer's evening as we photographed this classically beautiful bride. I love how it gave an air of mystery to this session... A truly timeless beauty...
This was a special wedding for so many reasons. A couple who are bright and beautiful with such an amazing future. A couple whose faith is as strong as their love for each other. And how exciting for me to shoot my first wedding in the new chapel of my church, Church of the Highlands. Such a joy to be a part of this happy day!
I think all brides are beautiful, but who can deny this one was especially beautiful? Her eyes glowed with excitement and happiness as she dreamed of her future. Wishing a special couple many, many, many years of joy and happiness.
If you need a friend.... I'll be there... These sweet brothers and sisters will always be there for each other. I loved photographing this special family. This adorable five year old boy was the first newborn I ever photographed! :-)
It would be difficult to find a more beautiful mother-to-be than this gorgeous lady. One of the most beautiful maternity sessions I've ever done. I'm in love with these images...
There is nothing like spring for the soft warm sunshine, fresh new grass and flowers and of course, new beginnings! I'm so happy for this special couple who have only just begun....
I absolutely love photographing weddings - to be part of and a witness to such a special day never ceases to inspire me. But when one of those special couples calls me to continue documenting their lives by photographing their newborn, well, it just gives me a joy that is hard to describe! Such was my joy and pleasure in photographing the sweetest new baby boy last week. As you can see, it's pretty special....
Mom and Dad at their engagement shoot....
Southern Soul Studio is proud to see another gorgeous wedding published in one of this season's Bride Guides! The Hoover's issue features a lovely fall wedding that was full of romance. Church of the Highland's Greystone campus hosted this special couple's big day. See more highlights from their wedding here. Congratulations to David and Lynn!
So excited to see one of my beautiful summer weddings published in the Bride Guide of Shelby Living magazine! Love seeing these highlights of Kinsley & Ryan's special day. See the blog and take a look at more beautiful images from their day HERE!
The few months before Christmas get so busy, I find it hard to find time to blog all of the beautiful shoots I've done. I plan to catch up on that in the next few weeks by starting with this blog post of one of the last shoots before Christmas. My camera just loved these beautiful newlyweds in the glow of the setting sun at this Christmas tree farm...
While I love each and every session I do, this is my all time favorite! It was one of those magic days when everything was right - the light, the place, the beautiful little princess... It was just magic and the sweet images are treasures. From her sweet smile on seeing her reflection to the delight she had in her swing, this was a very special fairy tale day with a very special princess!
Fall is one of the most popular times for weddings and for good reason. The magic of this beautiful day was emphasized by the beautiful light and color this special couple enjoyed. Church of the Highland's Greystone campus was the perfect setting while the cool crisp autumn air gave the perfect ambiance for the most romantic newlyweds of the season. Enjoy these highlights from their special day!
I absolutely loved shooting these bridals at the beautiful Gabrella Manor... If you haven't seen it, the architecture is so unique with gorgeous ivy climbing the walls accented by iron and turrets. Moments after we started shooting, it poured rain! But we made the best of this crazy Alabama weather by finding the silver lining inside this cool old home. This lovely bride was perfect for such a gorgeous setting. Her classic dress and stunning beauty made this one of my favorite bridal portraits!
Sugar and spice
and everything nice
that's what little girls are made of
Sunshine and rainbows
and ribbons for hair bows
that's what little girls are made of
I've known this bundle of sugar since she was teeny tiny. I love seeing the sunshine in her eyes as she grows and watching what a sweet big sister she has become!
The closeness that twins experience is unique. Growing up in the same family, at the same age creates such a special bond. I love seeing the bond between these two. And watching them grow! As a photographer, these two make my job a joy! Happy 9 months to my favorite adorable twins!
This young man has the most infectious smile and what a heart breaker he will be. With several more years of high school ahead, I can't wait to see what the future holds for him. I loved our fun evening at Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham with him and his extended family!
This beautiful Birmingham summer wedding was magical. I loved photographing the big day for this handsome couple. It was full of special moments that made it even more fun for me to capture! From the sweet moment when the bridesmaids said a special prayer for the new couple.... To the totally random moment when the ice cream truck happened by as we were shooting formals and the entire bridal party took a "sweet break"! This was such a beautiful wedding! The sunset kiss under Vulcan was one of my favorite moments. The city lights of Birmingham twinkled and glowed as the celebration continued with everyone dancing under the stars. Enjoy these favorite highlights from this lovely summer wedding.
Sometimes you just need to get away.... After a busy week, I did just that last weekend. I saw some beautiful countryside and found one of my new favorite spots.
I loved spending the day with this adorable little man. He was a bit shy, but his smile was as beautiful as the sun rising....
Wedding season is approaching and the excitement is building for many new brides. I love seeing their joy and watch their mounting anticipation as the wedding draws nearer. Planning is key and talking to her about the vision she has for the day helps us both to make sure she captures all of her memories in her own special way.... I love these planning sessions and I love thanking my brides for trusting me with their big day!
I'm so happy and excited to finally be going "live" with my new website. Leaving my old site behind is like cleaning out the closet and throwing away all those old gorgeous sweaters you know that you are never going to wear again. It's hard to do, but - you have to make room for those fabulous new finds that you can't live without! Those who know me will appreciate my fashion metaphor....
So... "Here's to new beginnings!" I can't wait to fill it up with amazing beautiful new favorites!
Just a southern girl who loves to shoot...