Friday, September 23, 2011

Enjoy Miss H {Montgomery, AL Baby Photography}

The nine-month session is my favorite! The sweet babies are full of personality but not super mobile! I had the pleasure of capturing this nine-month old recently in the studio. Her favorite thing to do was throw up her hand and say, "Hi!" I just loved it!
Another wonderful family I've come to know through photography.
And she did love the white wicker rocker ... just wouldn't sit in it :) I still love this series.
Mom and Dad your full gallery of images will be online soon. Please enjoy sharing this little preview with friends and family!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Enjoy Mr. "G" {Montgomery, AL Baby Portraits}

There is definitely one thing my photography pursuits have taught me: There are plenty of young men and women who make excellent parents and follow God's will for the family. Perfect example here. I was thrilled to meet handsome Mr. "G" and his parents recently at Shakespeare's Garden. It was an absolute blessing.
I'm afraid we often get a skewed view of life from television, news media and movies. The truth is that there are still wonderful people on earth, there is still hope for the family, and God still provides everything we need to enjoy life. So many of my clients remind me of this truth, and I thank them with my whole heart! Mom and Dad, your full gallery of images is uploading and will be ready for you to view later tonight. I hope you enjoy this little preview with friends and family.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Smith-Armayor Wedding {Montgomery, AL Wedding Photography}

The Smith-Armayor Wedding took place on a beautiful day in August. What a special honor for me to be included in their wedding celebration!
The preparations began many months before and every detail was planned with the utmost care.
The adorable wedding hanger is from JoAnn at Buttonz & Bloomz. Beautiful floral designs by Dana's Floral Design
The First Look took place in the beautiful courtyard of First Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery -- my favorite place for a first look!
The ceremony took place in one of Montgomery's landmarks - the old sanctuary of First Baptist Church.
Then the happy couple was off for a fun trolley adventure with their crazy wedding party while guests were moving to the reception.
The reception was at the Alley Station Ballroom.
Isn't this lighting gorgeous!!??!!
After a fun reception (too many great dance and friend shots to post!!) ....
...the newlyweds departed for their honeymoon.
Cake Artist: Barb's Cakes.
Groom's Cake by Peggy McKinney Cakes. Amazingly delicious, as everyone in Montgomery knows!
Expertly catered by Tammy Griffin's A Catered Affair.
Many, many thanks to Lori Mercer for second shooting. Many of the detail shots and different angles would not have been possible without a second shooter and she's the best. Everyone enjoy the sneak peek while Brittney & John's gallery uploads.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Enjoy Newborns {Montgomery, AL Newborn Photography}

The cutest little newborn came to the studio last week for her premier session. She was so cooperative I was able to capture in the first 20 minutes what usually takes 2 hours! I was totally amazed. While I love many of the captures, this one is my absolute favorite! I've been visualizing this set-up since I saw that sassy cap and finally got to try it out!
And here are few more that are among the favorites:
Lauren and Todd, your full gallery of images is uploading now. I hope you will enjoy sharing this little preview with friends and family.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Amy ♥ Blake {Montgomery, AL Engagement Photography}

I have been honored to work with some amazingly wonderful couples from Morningview Baptist Church in Montgomery (and their amazingly wonderful wedding coordinator, Joy Hicks) so I was thrilled to be able to add Amy & Blake to the wedding schedule for 2011. We met at the studio recently for their engagement session, and it was a blast from the get-go!
After a few formal shots in the studio, we headed to the streets for some fun.
I put Amy up against one of my favorite downtown Montgomery spots and told Blake to make his move. I love the way they played into the scene!
Happy ending ... Blake gets the girl.
Amy and Blake, your full gallery of images is uploading and will be ready to view later this evening. I hope you enjoy sharing this little preview with friends and family. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Enjoy Session Books {Montgomery, AL Portrait Photography}

Session Books are a new Add-On to your portrait sessions with Photography by DiAnna Paulk:

Press Printed Session Books are a modern, cost-effective display option for all the images from your session. Your book is meticulously designed so each page lies completely flat, offering a seamless view. Wraparound-image hardcover is included.

Enjoy Family {Montgomery, AL Family Portraits}

I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was to photograph a family session recently for a long-time friend. The only thing that bothers me is that after almost 30 years of friendship she still looks so young and beautiful. I am certainly very jealous.

I do love animal stories with happy endings. Sweet Gracie -- rescued from the streets in Prattville -- was a bit camera shy. She is fearful of almost everything and everybody but her "mom" and "dad."

Mom and I discussed photoshopping out the scars from her former life. We both agreed we should not. They are part of who she is - part of her story - a very real reminder of how far she has come as a result of being rescued and loved.

Skeeter has no scars, but she is also a rescue. She just confirmed my determination to get a lab one day. So beautiful and calm. So hard to believe that she would ever need to be rescued.

I really hope this blog post will encourage many of us with adult children to consider having an updated family photograph of our "new" family. As I edited these images I realized what an inspired idea that is!

Thank you, Cheri & Chuck, for the opportunity to spend time with your family. Your entire gallery is uploading and will be available to view later this evening.

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