Monday, October 31, 2011

Compton-Scroggins Wedding {Prattville, AL Wedding Photography}

There's never much time to blog in the busy fall portrait and wedding season, but I would be remiss if I didn't stop a moment to celebrate Melissa and Shannon's recent wedding. Buena Vista Mansion in Prattville, AL was the chosen site for this sweet fall ceremony.
Melissa not only had the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen, but she also had the sweetest disposition! She and her mother were both dreams-come-true for a wedding photographer!
I'm very excited that their gallery is uploading tonight and can't wait for them to enjoy what we were able to capture!
Dana's Floral Designs of Prattville provided the beautiful floral arrangements.
Cake Designs (334.288.6900) designed the cakes.
Melissa and Shannon, your gallery will upload tonight. Enjoy this little preview!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Enjoy Saving Lives {Montgomery, AL Event Photography}

Sav-A-Life of Montgomery Inc. is a non-denominational Christian ministry promoting a culture of life, health, and morality. It is a ministry that has been near and dear to my heart for many years. I remember when it was formed approximately 25 years ago. What an honor to be asked to photograph this year's annual fund-raising banquet.
The speaker was Dr. Bruce Wilkinson. Nine of the board members were able to be present for the photo session prior to the event. Sadly, we couldn't get together the staff members because they were all so busy at the registration table.
Guin Nance, serving as the Board's Chairperson, opened the evening events. Susan Decker Bunce, Executive Director, introduced the speaker.
Dr. Wilkinson issued an amazing challenge ... give back to the Lord one child for every child He'd given you. He quoted research that found the average cost to a crisis pregnancy center to save one child from abortion is $1200. Yet, if I'm not mistaken, Sav-A-Life of Montgomery only had $2000 available for advertising last year. If each of us could pledge $1200 for each of our children and grandchildren, we could equip Sav-A-Life to save many more lives. The Lord used his words to open the hearts of many who were present. My prayer is that they will in turn share this challenge to friends who could not be present. What a work the Lord could do in Montgomery if all of us who say we believe in the sanctity of life would prayerfully consider supporting this wonderful ministry.
Many, many thanks to Sue Sizemore, Southern Exposures, and Diana Bunch for helping me photograph this event. Also a big "thank you" to my hubby who helped carry lights and bags.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Enjoy Pink {Montgomery, Al Senior Portraits}

It started like any other senior session on a too-hot September afternoon. Pretty girl. Pretty dress. Pretty background. ...
... and then out came the hot pink dress and the fun began. This sweet teenager and her mother were all about the artistic idea of putting the soft, silky pink dress against grunge and cement and I love the outcome!
We ended in the studio with some traditional backgrounds and I love these as well!
What a great way to remember your senior year! No plastic numbers here :)

Enjoy Seniors {Montgomery, AL Senior Portraits}

My favorite portrait sessions are with teens and seniors. They don't cry.... you don't have to chase them around... they're just lots of fun. I had a particularly good time with this session as the senior being photographed brought along her 3 best friends. What a wonderful afternoon it turned out to be.
Most seniors don't like their school-sponsored sessions because they are so rushed. So we started the day with a few dressy shots in the special white senior dress.
But then they changed into some fun clothes and I had a great time walking them around downtown Montgomery for some unique casual captures.
We ended in the studio with a mixture of dressy and casual.
And here's my favorite of the session!
The full gallery of images is uploading to an online gallery now. I hope this beautiful senior and her friends and family will enjoy this little preview of what's to come!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Enjoy Team Spirit {Montgomery, AL Portraits}

This little cutie came by to say "War Eagle" and I was pleased to capture these for her Auburn friends and family.
If you've got a favorite team and you'd like to document your team spirit please let me know. I'm seriously considering a team spirit day for mini-sessions. The difficulty is in scheduling them on a Saturday around the football schedules. What would you think about a Sunday afternoon in October? This little tiger's gallery is uploading now. Hope mom and dad will enjoy sharing this preview with friends and family!
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