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Davidson Family


Excited for my friends, the Davidsons, and their new addition to the family! We welcomed him with a family session in their Birmingham home.






Why Prints Matter (A Workshop Recap)

I am so thankful for the amazing group of photographers we had present for our workshop last month. It was a week of encouragement, inspiration, and growth for everyone involved.

One of my favorite activities during our time was spending an afternoon documenting families (on film provided by Kodak). The shot film was then overnighted to Richard Photo Lab, and we were able to review our scans the following evening. My team then printed out our favorite images in our studio on fine art paper and hand delivered them to the families. For some of the photographers it was the first time they had presented their images in person. It was such an emotional experience for all!

What a great reminder : our craft has a lasting impact on real people & their families.







Abby & Alex, At Home

At Christmas, Alex and I had the pleasure of sharing our newlywed bungalow with the gals at Southern Weddings. Bryan graciously came over to shoot the feature, and we treated him to a morning of coffee and chasing chickens.

My favorite part of our little home is our heritage wall. It is what people gravitate towards when they visit, and it is what Alex catches me staring at when we’re sitting on the sofa. It is filled with images from our engagement, rehearsal, wedding and travels. I love the eclectic mix of frames almost as much as the memories they hold.

One of our favorite things to do is to see which shots resonate with friends and family. My best friend Rachel loves the one taken the day after we got engaged. It’s off-centered, out of focus, and full of excitement. Our bud Daniel loves the pair of Polaroids from our honeymoon. When people choose a favorite, Alex and I dive right into the story behind the shot. “My mom took that one with Bryan’s Rolleiflex and had NO CLUE how to focus!” “We asked a guy holding a sign for free hugs to take that Polaroid. He actually made us give him a hug first!”

We love our wall, and we love these images. They represent our first home, our first year of marriage, and the 1,000,000 holes we’ve lovingly drilled into our plaster walls. We are moving to Tennessee next month, and I’m so thankful that we have this sweet season captured in such an incredible way.














Mother, Son

Captured on a Rolleiflex with Portra 400.

Father, Son

Captured on a Leica M6 with Ilford 400.