Sunday, April 19, 2009

City Lights

After a wonderful day in Birmingham with my best friend, Harmony, we stopped at the top of a hill just outside of 5 points to get these pics. Luckily, there was a stone wall for me to steady my camera on since I didn't have a tripod. It was even more beautiful in person!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Comeaux Family

Yesterday was a first for new career served as a catalyst to reunite me with a friend from junior high school! Amanda Comeaux (formerly Amanda Owens) contacted me via Myspace and asked about having a family shoot done with her husband and son. We set it up and yesterday, they drove from Birmingham to Montgomery to meet me at Southern Homes and Gardens for a 2 hour shoot. It was SO good to see her again and her family is just beautiful! I love catching up with old friends and after talking with Amanda about what they wanted out of their session, we just let loose and had fun! I feel confident they will be glad they made the drive from Birmingham-my only fear is that I am giving her too much to choose from (I edited over 20 more that aren't even shown here on the blog)! lol A more comprehensive sampling of their entire shoot can be seen by viewing the album through my myspace page.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Melody and Chris

I absolutely LOVE photographing LOVE! Melody and Chris are so perfect together and their genuine love and appreciation for eachother is what made this shoot so special. A picture is just a picture. It's emotion that makes it a memory! Although these pictures are a great example of what to expect if you book an engagement session with me, Mel and Chris have actually been married for several years and are blessed to share a love for one another that is strengthened every day by their faith in God and commitment to Him and to each other. We did the shoot on location at Pratt Park in historic downtown Prattville. They were so much fun to be around and their laughter was contagious! It is always an honor and priviledge to build relationships with wonderful people such as Melody and Chris. So often God chooses to bless us through relationships with others and this is certainly the case here. ALSO...MELODY HAS RECENTLY STARTED HER OWN BUSINESS! SIMPLY DIVINE DESIGNS IS A DESIGNER BABY BOUTIQUE OFFERING HANDCRAFTED TREASURES FOR THE HIP AND TRENDY MOM! All of you moms out there and all of you folks who know moms who would love receiving trendy baby items as a gift, check out her website! Every item is handmade with love and attention to detail. I actually just purchased two matching bibs from her yesterday for my girls! They are SO cute! (My favorite is the watermelon paisley fabric!) Hope you can take a minute to check her website out! Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a safe and meaningful Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter times TWO!!

It's the twins first Easter! They are growing so quickly and I feel like I often neglect getting portrait sessions with them simply because I seldom have anyone to help me when it comes to setting up a shoot with the two of them at the same time. But I couldn't let Easter pass by without at least a couple of sweet photographs of my beautiful girls (a special thanks to Harmony for helping me make this happen!). Thanks for looking and once again, Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to Donovan, Seth, and Grace Vuycankiat!

After doing a short mini session with Gracie yesterday, of course we HAD to do a shoot with big brothers! What a beautiful family! I am so incredibly blessed to be so close to these amazing kiddos! What an honor to be called Aunt Caryl! They were so great for the shoot and looked so handsome and pretty in their Easter outfits...I'll be posting a few pics of the twins in their Easter dresses next so stay tuned! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


While my best friend was visiting today with her daughter, Grace, i thought, "Why not do a quick Easter shoot with Gracie?!?" So that's what we did! She was already dressed in a cute Easter outfit so I just threw up a makeshift white backdrop (I don't have the studio space for a white vinyl backdrop yet so I make do with what I have!) and clicked away! She was in a great mood and seemed to really enjoy the mini session. We'll be doing a longer session in May for her first birthday. Hope y'all enjoy and Happy Easter! Let's all remember why we are celebrating!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I took Cameron out today after school to get some outdoor shots but it was a little tricky with the twins in tow so I wasn't able to spend as much time with him as I would have liked. I got some good shots but I plan to do it again soon on a day when Chuck is home to watch the girls! lol I'm sure all you moms out there understand this common delimma all too well! Keep in mind, if you have children and need some updated pictures, Mother's Day is just around the corner! If you want custom portraits of your kids but feel like you can't afford them, just tell your family it's what you want for Mother's Day!!! Spring is a beautiful time of year for outdoor pictures-everything is in bloom and the weather is perfect! Contact me soon to book your shoot so we can get the prints by Mother's Day!