Tag Archives: Portrait

Katie and Ryan have become such dear friends, and this past weekend we shared in their sweet baby girl, Austin’s, first birthday party and dedication.  With Austin’s first birthday coming up this week, it made me think back on this past year and all the moments leading up to Austin’s arrival.  Katie shared her story on her blog, Still + Know, about the struggle she had with getting pregnant, and my heart goes out to anyone who has had this struggle or loss.  Their little girl, Austin, has been such a blessing to them, and to see them now as parents, and to look back at these images, fills my heart with so much joy.

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Hair and Makeup //  The Transformation

This session has me dreaming of green grass and life by the water!  I had such a blast with this family last summer.  Will and Annie were 3 and 1.5 at the time of this session, and full of energy!!  They brought along their pup, Daffodil, which added to the fun.  Lake Guntersville made for a perfect backdrop.  And a bonus for the kids, there was a playground!  Some of my favorite moments from their family session featured below 🙂

It was just around this time last year when I first met Beverly and John to discuss their upcoming photo session.  Little did John know I met with Beverly a few weeks prior to plan her sweet, surprise proposal to him.  It took all of my willpower to contain my excitement for these two!  It was so evident that day meeting them that the love and affection they have for one another was incredibly infectious.  Fast forward to photo session day aka Beverly’s proposal day! Beverly picked out the spot inside Harrison Brother’s Hardware in downtown Huntsville, a place the two of them have fond memories of and frequent often.  She set up a table inside, and upon that table lied a book, a book filled with keepsakes telling their story — movie date nights, concerts, dreams. I have to quote Beverly on this: “Bound within this book are the keepsakes that tell our story. Movie date nights. Concerts. Dreams. Memories of Memories. The times we’ve shared snuggled in the comfort of each other. All the little things that remind us of us. Every page reveals a new adventure. Are you ready to begin the next chapter?”  Let’s just say John was beyond surprised!  Their proposal story in pictures below 🙂

What better way to celebrate than at Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria & Gelateria!

Congratulations again, Beverly and John!!  I’m thrilled to have shared in such a sweet moment between the two of you and can’t wait for your wedding day this September!