Samuel-Rhys | Dothan, AL Children Photography

This Christmas was one of the best in the 26 years I’ve lived. One, because my husband could go with me to my hometown and experience the traditions, the craziness, the food, and the family that belongs to me. I was affirmed during this time that I am indeed a rich woman. The icing on the carrot cake was that I spent invaluable time with my nephew Samuel, laughing, cooing, playing, and of course sticking my camera in his face. His cuteness revolves around his big personality and his extremely expressive face, so of course I was thrilled to post these photos we took on Christmas Eve.

Everage Family

After a few months pass and I get to organizing everything, I sometimes get the itch to go through photos from past sessions and play with them in a totally new way. And sometimes I find photos that are completely new and it’s like, “wow, I don’t remember this one!”

Back in June, a sweet mother of two approached me about taking photos of her family. She wanted to break out of the studio bubble and take a chance on some natural light photography, and bravo to her for doing so! These photos really tell the story of the relationship between this sweet family.  I just recently revisited the session and realized I never blogged about it!  Here I am, almost six months later showing you how these blonde-headed cutie-pies charmed both me and my camera.

Natalie + Beautiful

Natalie is all grown up! I sound like a typical nostalgic grandmother when I say it seems like only yesterday Natalie was 5 years old and I was feeding her vanilla wafers in my mom’s Sunday school class. She has truly blossomed into a beautiful woman and will graduate from high school in the coming May. This post isn’t too long because it was only a mini session, but I’m thrilled with the pictures we got!

Helena | Dothan Alabama Portrait Photography

Making this little lady look beautiful was not a difficult task. We embarked on this mini session around 6am in downtown Dothan because my schedule was getting full and Helena was getting ready to leave for a month to Denmark. We had a really sweet time enjoying the golden sunrise, which is a rare event for me (and other artists, I assume? Why are we all such night owls?) What piercing eyes on such a gentle face, right? She is all that is glamor without one ounce of effort.

Vintage Tea Party | Little Women

Oh I can hardly stand how cute these photos are! It killed me to even wait a day before posting but here I am, 48 hours later, showing off two of the sweetest and charming little ladies I know. (And I’m not being bias, even though they are family). After brainstorming with my talented mother, we were able to stylize this vintage tea party and dress the girls in MY hand sewn dresses from childhood. Essential props included my mother’s beautiful and supposedly quite expensive tea set which required delicate little hands, exchanged glances of silliness, whispered secrets, and a pair of my hot pink wedges. This is truly some of my favorite work to date, and I know I say that a lot, but I mean it!

Sydney + Senior Glam

Sydney and I spent two rainy afternoons taking some very natural but glamourous photos in and around rural Dothan. The clouds kept a blanket between us and the scorching sun which helped us keep our cool and have a good time without sweating to death. Sydney was a trooper, carrying an essence of natural beauty and presenting it so well on and off camera. And I know I say this a lot, she was also so ridiculously EASY to photograph!

Colleen + Radiant

Man oh man, I had no idea how busy one summer could be! Being back in Alabama is so different from my home in Switzerland because of all the things to do and the people to see. Time has passed so quickly because of it, and now here I am a month late on posting my summer sessions. Tis the season to take lots of photos! I’ve finally had some time to post some of my favorites from Colleen’s Vanity Fair themed golden hour session taken in June. Personally speaking, this is some of my favorite work to date, and I have Colleen and the sun to thank for that.

Rebecca | Bridal

These are just a few of my favorite photos from my session with radiant Rebecca! I just love bridal shoots. In my experience, they’re always so relaxed and fun because what woman doesn’t feel gorgeous standing in front of the camera in a glamorous wedding gown? Rebecca was no exception. I wasn’t able to be there for her wedding, so fortunately we could do a golden-hour session a few months later.