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Hello and welcome to my studio journal!  I'm so happy you stopped by!  This is the place to come to see what's new in my world.  

I am a children and family photographer based out of Birmingham, Alabama.  I specialize mostly in natural light, and I have a natural light studio in historic downtown Homewood.  Some of my favorite things to do include searching for cool vintage fabrics and furniture, spending way too much time on Etsy's website, and spending way too much money in Anthropologie's store!  I am also drawn to beautiful design and modern, clean lines.  My biggest "loves" are children and photography, and I am so blessed to be able to combine those loves with my other interests to create art every day!  My style is contemporary, yet classic.   When I shoot, my goal is to capture the heart of my subject(s).

I hope that you will check in often to see what's going on in my world.  Bookmark me or add me to your google reader.  And I especially love to hear your comments!  Come back, and come back often.

Fall Booking and Payment

We have opened our fall schedule for current clients only.  We will open the schedule for everyone mid-July.

If you are a current client, you may click the link to pay for your session or mini-session.  Please choose the appropriate box.  Please make sure that you have confirmed your dates with me BEFORE you pay.


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Sweet Baby James (Birmingham Children’s Photographer)

Can you believe it?  Twice in one week!  I’m on a roll!  We have had a rush of brand new baby boys since Christmas….and one day (maybe),  I’ll get them all up on the blog.  For today, here’s sweet baby James, who completely rocked his newborn session several weeks ago.  I’m not sure that he could have been any more angelic….
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Back to the blog!

 

I’m not going to even bother apologizing for my lack of posts this time.  I’m just going to go ahead and own up to the fact that I may very well be the worst blogger of all time.  Maybe that’s an overstatement.  But I’ve been lax, and I know it.  I’m sorry.  Oops.  I said I wasn’t going to apologize.  Anyway, being that it’s “throwback Thursday”, I’m going to throw it back to last October when I shot this beautiful family.  I guess you can tell from their images that they were not.fun.at.all.  :)  Honestly, they incredibly fun and energetic.  I had a blast at this session….big families rock.

 

Enjoy!  And make sure you enjoy them a lot b/c it may be another two months before I post again! :) (….but I promise to TRY to do better!).

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Mary Abigail - Beautiful family, Jay! Great job Heather!

Sarah (Birmingham Senior Photographer)

I think I may have mentioned once or twice before that senior girls are among my favorite subjects!  There’s a tiny little bit of me that still thinks I’m 17 (the mirror, unfortunately, tells me otherwise).  Photographing senior girls gives me the opportunity to right the wrong that was my own senior portraits.  Yea, back in the day, they made us “pose” on plastic numbers that represented when we graduated (I was just about to throw out the number here, but I decided better of it).  The hands on the mirror with my face reflecting back was my absolute favorite.  Since my senior photographs were laughable, I feel that it is my duty that no other girl has to remember her senior year the way I did!  :)

I was thrilled that Sarah came all the way from central Florida for her senior session.  She is beautiful both inside and outside.  I think she is considering a couple of Alabama colleges, so hopefully she’ll head back this way soon!  We had a great time exploring Birmingham on the day of her session!

If you will be a senior next year (or if you have a daughter who will be one), now is the time to go ahead & get on the books!  Or, if you are a senior now and fell victim to the unfortunate posing on a plastic “2014″, there’s still time…  :)

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Robbi - Sarah had a blast at her senior session wit you! We are so glad we came all the way from Central Florida for you to catch this special moment in time. Thank you!