Thursday, December 27, 2007

Family Portraits

Be sure to include family portraits on your list of goals for the New Year. On-location shoot at an agreed-upon location in the River Region.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Picture of the Day

Fall Nymph was chosed as the Picture of the Day in the People Category at Digital Image Cafe today.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Print of the Year Competition

Last night was the annual Capital City Camera Club Christmas Meeting and Print of the Year Competition. Fancy Cat was named the Print of the Year in the Enhanced Class; Historic Parlor was named Print of the Year in the Advanced Class and as overall Print of the Year. Historic Parlor is a 16x20 metallic print of an HDR image taken at Booker T. Washington's Historic home in Tuskegee, Alabama earlier this year.

I was also honored to be named the CCCC Photographer of the Year.

The Capital City Camera Club has been a wonderful "place" to grow and learn. I encourage any Montgomery-area photographers to visit the club.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Leaf Play

I've been at the computer with few breaks since 5:30 this morning working on images from portrait sessions and weddings. Late this afternoon I heard my granddaughters outside squealing with laughter. I walked to the window and saw them playing in the leaves their grandfather was trying to rake into piles. I suddenly realized that, at least for a few minutes, there was nothing else more important than sharing and capturing that moment. I am so blessed from knowing these wonderful little girls. I am so blessed to have adult children and daughters-in-law who allow us to be part of their lives. There is hardly a day that goes by that my husband and I don't shake our heads and marvel at how blessed we are. I will get back to my commitments very soon. But for just a little while, I am savoring this moment in time.

Along Alabama Roads

In an attempt to find beauty among the barren December landscape, I took a few photos yesterday between Selma and Montgomery. I always prefer to travel the back roads just to see what I can find.

Congratulations to Brittney and Pawel

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, I had the honor to photograph a wedding at Emerald Mountain in Wetumpka, AL. What a lovely area for a fall wedding! Over 500 images are being uploaded to a private, online gallery for friends and family to view. Here are 30 of my favorite images:

Friday, November 23, 2007


I know I'm taking a big risk offending all the Alabama fans out there, but I just couldn't resist after another wonderful trip to the Southeastern Raptor Center in Auburn, AL today. The handlers are so wonderful to work with and the birds are so beautiful. More images from today will be posted soon in the Image Archive section. This one is of Spirit. Spirit is one of the eagles that has flown before the Auburn home games since 2003. She cannot be released because of a deformity of her beak. On October 27th this year she flew in honor of the bald eagles being taken off the endangered species list. She was never given the title of War Eagle (I think that only goes to golden eagles).

This one is Tiger, a 27-year-old golden eagle known as War Eagle VI, who retired from stadium flights this year after being diagnosed with skin cancer. Tiger came to Auburn University in 1986. Tiger has been replaced by Nova, War Eagle VII, who was born in captivity in the Montgomery Zoo.

Seeing the eagles fly before the home games at Auburn is one of the most awe-inspiring sites in the world whether or not you're an Auburn fan.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Fall Colors

I was able to slip away for a few hours today and photograph some of the beautiful fall colors. These were taken on the land where we hope to build our home/studio. On the land is an old family cemetery -- the Orme's.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Historic Parlor

Historic Parlor is an HDR image taken at Booker T. Washington's historic home in Tuskegee, AL. It won 2nd place in the Advanced Open Category in the Capital City Camera Club's November Competition.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Wedding Photography - Montgomery, AL area

I am amazed at how far into 2008 we are booking weddings. We have no dates available in 2007 and are already booking into September of 2008. If you, or someone you know, is planning a 2008 wedding please have them contact us soon!

Thursday, October 25, 2007 Finalist

The Dazzling Dance - a painted photograph from my visit to the Huntsville (AL) Botanical Gardens Butterfly House - was named a finalist today.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Theme Image of the Day

Fancy Cat was named the Theme Image of the Day at Digital Image Cafe. The theme for this month is "hair."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

New Website Launched

A new website for Sav-A-Life of Montgomery, Inc. was launched today. Sav-A-Life is a wonderful ministry located in Montgomery, AL. This site was designed for supporters of the ministry: They have two other sites that I designed for them earlier this year. One for their ministry to women who are suffering from the aftermath of abortion: The second designed for their Women's Medical Center:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Southeastern Raptor Center, Auburn, AL

The Southeastern Raptor Center, located in Auburn, AL, is hosting birds-in-flight raptor programs this fall before certain home games. The handlers do everything possible to make this a wonderful experience. Falcons, owls, hawks, vultures, and -- of course -- eagles are displayed and flown during the program. These birds can never be released in the wild for various reasons. It was so exciting to see these magnificent creations up close!

Saturday, September 22, 2007 Finalist

Sinclair was named as a finalist in the monthly contest.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Alabama National Fair Photography Competition

The judging for the Thirty-Ninth Annual Alabama National Fair Exhibition of Professional Photography was held today. Each person was allowed to enter four prints. The following prints placed in the competition:

1st Place Women's Portraits She Smiles

1st Place Unclassified Fancy Cat

1st Place Wedding April Bride

2nd Place Children Curiosity

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Website Launched

A new website for Wetumpka, Alabama photographer Deborah Batson has been launched. Visit the new website by clicking here: Deborah Batson Photography

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Finalist

Rachel's Bouquet was named as a finalist in's monthly contest.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pet Portrait Competition

The Capital City Camera Club held a Pet Portrait competition at its August 13th monthly meeting. These images placed in that competition:

Sinclair - 1st Place Advanced Class:

What Cats Do Well - 2nd Place Advanced Class:

Fancy Cat - 1st Place Enhanced Class:

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Picture of the Day

Sinclair wins Picture of the Day at in the Animal Category.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Cover Photo

Wynlakes Country Club recently contacted me concerning the use of one of my images for the cover of their monthly magazine. It was from a wedding and reception I had photographed at the Country Club in December. My first Cover Photo!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Finalist

The Well-Dressed Bride chosen as as a finalist in's monthly contest.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Picture of the Day

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar was chosen by as their Theme Image of the Day. The category is "textures."

First Choice Women's Clinic Website

A new website was launched today for the First Choice Women's Clinic in Montgomery, AL.

It was a pleasure to work with Jeff Preg, the art director of Britton Advertising, and Jason Wohlford, the owner of Wohlford Company LLC, on the design and hosting of the site.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Black and White Competition

The Miracle of Life won the Capital City Camera Club's monthly online competition. The assignment was "Black and White."

Picture of the Day

So Inclined wins Picture of the Day at in the Digital Art category.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Picture of the Day

The Well-Dressed Bride wins Picture of the Day at in the Digital Art Category.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Finalists

April Bride

and This is All You Get to See for Now
were chosen as finalists in's monthly contest.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Picture of the Day

April Bride was named Picture of the Day at The photograph was taken at Jasmine Hill Outdoor Gardens and Museum.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Second Place Winner

One Man's Weed, a wet-scanned negative from a Polaroid transfer, won second place in's monthly contest. More than 25,800 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Night Photography Competition

The Capital City Camera Club's April Competition topic was "Night Photography." The following images placed:
Box Office - 1st Place, Advanced Class

Spring Steps - 2nd Place, Advanced Class

Entrez-Vous - 1st Place, Enhanced Class

Night Lines - 2nd Place, Enhanced Class
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