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The Homestead

For Brides

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This past fall I had the absolute joy of photographing Jenn, James and their newest addition, sweet Ethan, at their lovely home in Shalimar, FL for an at home newborn session. Ethan was awake and alert for most of the session and just as calm and content as he could be in his parent’s arms. […]

Heirloom Newborn Session || Shalimar, FL

December 15, 2023

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The Stiver’s family photos took place at The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, AL. We met at golden hour and had lots of fun playing in the green space outside of the museum. The museum was pleasantly empty of pedestrians as there was an Auburn Football game taking place at the […]

Family Session at The Jule Collins Smith Museum || Stiver Family

November 18, 2023

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Standard Portraits First The very first thing I do when I begin a family portrait session is capture the standard portrait- everyone looking at the camera smiling! Typically little ones start out content and calm so I like to capture this portrait when everyone is in a good mood. I also like to capture these […]

4 Tips For A Successful Family Portrait Session

August 31, 2023

Mother and daughter walking along shoreline

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Every year, I get the joy of meeting and re-connecting with sweet families and their little ones. Most of my sessions take place outdoors in either the spring or the fall which offer a variety of backdrops and locations. But since these backdrops can be so varied depending on what is blooming or when leaves […]

What To Wear To Your Portrait Session

April 19, 2023

Spring family portrait at Meadowlark 1939

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Lydia and Chaille’s spring engagement session was special for so many reasons- the main one being that Lydia has been a sweet friend to me over the years and capturing this milestone for her and Chaille was such an honor. We were able to do their spring engagement session at Spyglass Island on Lake Peachtree […]

Spring Engagement Session at Lake Peachtree

April 6, 2022

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It couldn’t have been more fitting to get to kick off the new year with this dreamy, in-home newborn session in Peachtree City with Amanda, Mark and their beautiful little ones. New year. New life. Although, baby Banks couldn’t wait for 2022 so he surprised his momma and daddy by arriving two weeks early on December […]

Heirloom Newborn Session || The Siuda Family

January 14, 2022

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I consider it such an honor when families invite me to document their intimate and precious memories each season. These family portraits at Trilith are some of my favorite to date. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to capture some sweet moments for Luke, Emily and their adorable little ones and I’m always bewildered […]

Heirloom Family Portraits at Trilith

October 23, 2021

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One thing I love about getting to photograph families is seeing my repeat clients and their sweet families grow. I met Emily and Luke a few years ago (back when they just had one sweet baby!) and was honored to photograph her family for the holidays. Since then, their family has grown by two more […]

Newborn Lifestyle Session at Home

August 25, 2021

newborn session

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I’m so thrilled to share Angela and Ryan’s Arabia Mountain sunset engagement session! And let me just begin by saying that these two were absolute legends for hiking up a mountain on a warm summer evening at the end of June!  Angela and Ryan love spending time in out in nature so they chose Arabia […]

Arabia Mountain Sunset Engagement Session

July 9, 2021

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One of the first questions I get from my portrait clients is “Where should we do our portrait session?” (This one usually comes right after “What should I wear?!”) While the answer to choosing the perfect portrait location varies from client to client, I’m hoping to give just few tips to help you narrow your […]

Choosing The Perfect Portrait Location

April 26, 2021

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