Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer: Blog https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Wagon Wheel Photo (Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:29:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:29:00 GMT https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u753833666-o346337890-50.jpg Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer: Blog https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog 120 80 My Last Session with the T Family | Family Session in Huntsville, AL | Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/7/my-last-session-with-the-t-family-family-session-in-huntsville-al-family-photographer I've worked with this precious family four times over the past few years and have just loved watching their kids grow and document their family each year.  Ryan is in the Marine Corps and they have recently relocated for his job.  Our last session together was on an overcast day last fall.  We were debating whether or not we should reschedule because of the threat of rain but decided to press on and I'm so glad that we did!  I just love the colors and tones of these pictures that the gloomy, overcast sky brought out. 

We had so much fun running and dancing and pretending to be dinosaurs and before I knew it was getting dark and starting to rain.  We said our goodbyes and shortly after they headed on towards their new family adventure!

I'm so excited for the big changes for your family, but sure will miss seeing you every year, Ryan and Erika!  Thank you for trusting me to photograph your family year after year.  xoxo

 

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Carson's Third Birthday | Summer Short Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/6/carsons-third-birthday-summer-short-session-madison-al-family-photographer Last year I starting offering short sessions during my slower, summer months.  Most of my clients want to shoot during the spring or fall and I get a little bit sad during my off seasons.  Sure the break from is nice for a short time, but I really miss breaking out my camera and photographing families.  You can find more information about short sessions here: Pricing Information

Last summer, I got to photograph Carson in my shortest, short session ever! I think we were outside for less than 15 minutes total.  Which in August, in Alabama, is a good thing!  Most of my clients who book short sessions just want a few photographs of their kids and we just let their kids play and goof off for a few minutes and then we can all get back in the AC :)

Here are a few of my favorites from Carson's session, enjoy!

 

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Mila in the Morning | Family Session in Huntsville, AL | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/6/mila-in-the-morning-family-session-in-huntsville-al-huntsville-family-photographer When Mila's mom contacted me about family pictures last July, we decided to do them in the morning so it would hopefully be cooler and also it was a time of day when their sweet girl was the happiest.  I just love the morning light at the location that they chose and although it was dreadfully hot, you can't tell!!

Bruce, Anna, Mila and I spent an hour together (and a break for air conditioning in our cars! Ha!) and captured this precious time in their life.  Mila was just four months old but had the cutest little personality.  She was laid back, but knew what she wanted and just loved being held by her mom and dad. I just love the images of all three of them together.

Enjoy some of my favorites from their session in downtown Huntsville!

 

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Welcome Olivia! | Lifestyle Newborn Photo Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/4/welcome-olivia-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer A couple of times a year I go through phases where I feel like all I do is newborn photo sessions.  Every inquiry coming in is newborn after newborn and then BOOM...it's over.  When I worked as a labor and delivery nurse I definitely noticed that there were always some months that were WAY busier than others and the trend continues for me now as a photographer.

The newborn session that I'm sharing with you today was in the middle of one of my busy newborn months but what I love about working with babies is how they all have their little personalities even at just days old.  I love watching Olivia's big sister point out her toes, fingers, and say over and over, "She's so cuuuuute!" in the most precious toddler voice.

Enjoy some of my favorites from this session!

 

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The G Family | In Home Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/4/the-g-family-in-home-session-madison-al-family-photographer Hey guys!! 

You want to know what strikes fear in the hearts of photographers?!  Photographing other photographers!!  Maybe it's just me, but anytime I'm working with a family who has a photographer in it I get extra nervous before my session.  It always turns out great though, and afterwards I'm never sure why I was nervous to begin with.  Other photographers know how to make a session easy on you! ;)

Mary and I have traded sessions a few times and I just love both working with her family and also having her shoot my own!  She's the ridiculously talented woman over HERE.  The photos I'm sharing today are from last.....ahem....JULY.  Oops!! Yet again....I've got to get better about blogging my sessions!!  When it gets super busy I spend all of my time shooting and editing and tend to neglect all of my social media accounts, so here's my attempt at doing better :)

Enjoy some of my favorites from this sweet session!

 

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Donuts in the Park | Valentine's Day Picnic | Madison, Alabama Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/2/donuts-in-the-park-valentines-day-picnic-madison-alabama-child-photographer Happy Valentine's Day friends!!

I hope today is full of love for you and your family!  I'm sharing a few fun pictures I took of my son and his best buds one afternoon a few weeks ago.  We sent out a "it's a beautiful day, let's go to the park!" text and my friend picked up some heart shaped donuts for the kids to tear into. 

You may remember THESE PHOTOS that I took of my son and his friend, Tessa, last year.  It was a lot of work and made a total mess of my friend's kitchen.  This year we decided low key was the way to go and the kids had so much fun!

Enjoy some of my favorites!

 

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An Extended Family Session in Huntsville, AL | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/2/an-extended-family-session-in-huntsville-al-huntsville-family-photographer Happy Monday, friends!  I'm sharing a beautiful extended family session with you all tonight, thanks for stopping by!

There was a time that I dreaded extended family sessions.  Like DREADED them.  It was back when I was still attempting to get everyone to smile and look at the camera for every single shot and I made myself miserable.  Surely it wasn't easy on my clients either!

As my style developed and I became more comfortable with the fact that I just didn't want to shoot with everyone looking at my camera I freed myself to just have fun with my families at sessions.  Now, when shooting extended family sessions, I treat them a lot like a smaller family.  We really focus on the connection between the family members and not their connection with me.  That said, with extended family sessions I do try a lot harder to get some photos of everyone looking at me and smiling.  But generally I wait until we've all gotten a little bit comfortable with each other and are having fun.

I met up with this sweet family on the last day of May after having to reschedule for weather and we were blessed with great weather for their session.  It had been cloudy and overcast all day and we actually touched base about moving their session (again! ugh!) but we decided to press on and the sun even came out to play!

Enjoy some of my favorites from their session!

 

 

 

 

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Getting Kicked Out of a Location | Outdoor Child Photography | Madison, Alabama Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/2/getting-kicked-out-of-a-location-outdoor-child-photography-madison-alabama-photographer When I'm photographing a family, the most important part of a the session is the family that I'm shooting and how they interact with each other.  And how I encourage that interaction.  The location is not really that important to me!  There, I admitted it!  I feel like there is so much pressure to find a great location, one that's never been used before, that has the most magnificent light, that offers something beautiful to look at.  And if I'm honest, I try really hard to choose those things for my clients, but the most important thing to me is the connection between the family members that I'm photographing.  Honestly, we can do a family session anywhere!

That said, if you've ever worked with me, you know that I'm overly cautious choosing a location.  The first thing I do is make sure that we're allowed to shoot there!  I never take clients somewhere that I haven't been given permission to shoot. Unless we're talking about a park or spot on the side of the road that isn't private property, then I'm hunting down the owner and making sure it's okay for us to be there.  Sometimes that means we can't use the perfect cotton field for a session if I can't track down the owner.  It's a bummer sometimes, but again, that connection is the most important thing!

I'm a little more relaxed when I'm just photographing my family.  Last year, my son got both Flu-A and Flu-B within the same month.  He was going SO stir crazy (and so was I!).  When he got to the point that he was feeling better but he wasn't able to back to school yet we started exploring and looking for photo session locations.

I found a really cool spot that was next to an abandoned office building.  I couldn't find any signs or anything indicating what the name of the company was but we explored and I figured I try to figure out who owned the building and if I could do family sessions there in the future.  We spent about an hour exploring and then right when we were heading home a police car pulled up.  I had mud covered boots on and looked like...well....a mom who had a kid who'd had the flu twice and also had had sinus surgery herself the week before.  Let your imagination do the work.  Ha!

He told us that there had been some people that had vandalized the building and that they were patrolling and we needed to leave.  Since then, the building has sold and after contacting the new owner, I've found out that they do not allow anyone to photograph there because of security reasons.  I'm glad we found it when we did! And I'll be happy to never get kicked out of a location again!

 

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Welcome Caroline! | Lifestyle Newborn & Family Session | Madison, Alabama Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/1/welcome-caroline-lifestyle-newborn-family-session-madison-alabama-newborn-photographer Good evening friends!! Reaching way back in my files to share a sweet newborn session that I did back in November (I think!) of 2016.  This family's photographer, Mary Colleen Photo, was unavailable so I was happy to squeeze them in.  Mary and I trade family sessions for each other and she is ridiculously talented! So I was under pressure to perform! 

Big sister, Charlotte was thrilled to introduce me to sweet Caroline and I just loved photographing the two of them together.  I love when families invite me into their home and then just melt into their day and love on each other like I wasn't even there.  This was one of those sessions.  Loving, patient parents just enjoying their precious girls.

Thank you, Natalie and Blake, for sharing your home and your family with me for the morning!  I so enjoyed working with you!

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A 2016 Fall Session | Outdoor Fall Family Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/1/a-2016-fall-session-outdoor-fall-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer Well hello there, friends!  Long time, no see!  As soon as September hits and my busy season starts I disappear on the blog.  But it's for good reason!  I'm spending time working with families and planning sessions, shooting, editing, and squeezing in time for my own family during the busiest time of the year for all of us!

I say it every year, but I'm going to try to be better about sharing on this little old blog.  So first up...a family session from not last fall...but the fall before that.  Y'all!!!  I told you I was behind. Eek!

I've photographed this family many times (their daughter is my son's best bud in the whole wide world!) but each time is a little different and a lot of fun.  We met at a favorite location and spent the beautiful fall evening playing and dancing and tickling and running and jumping and all the wonderful things that two year olds (and their three month old brothers!) like to do.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Click Away 2018 | Amelia Island, Florida | Brekke Johnson https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2018/1/click-away-2018-amelia-island-florida-brekke-johnson I am SO excited to have been invited to teach at Click Away NEXT MONTH!  Click Away is an empowering and innovative three day shooting, learning, and social conference & retreat for photographers.  There are still tickets available HERE! 

I will teaching a class on working with toddlers...some of my toughest critics! ;)  And I'd love it if you'd join us!

 

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P & D Families Preview | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/10/p-d-families-preview-madison-al-family-photographer Yesterday was the first day of October and it totally lived up to my expectations!  Cooler temperatures, a few crunchy leaves on the ground, and beautiful, clear skies made for the perfect environment for the family session that I had planned for the day!

I met Josh, Anna, and their daughter, Natalie at a park in town.  Josh's sister (also an Anna!) and her husband, Bruce, with their daughter, Mila, joined us and we spent the evening talking and dancing and singing to try to get the little ones to smile.  I love their serious expressions in some of these and just can't wait to share more from their session soon!  Two sweet cousins with parents who just adore them!

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V Family Preview | Family Session at Hays Nature Preserve | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/9/v-family-preview-family-session-at-hays-nature-preserve-huntsville-family-photographer Hi friends!

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend so far!  After a few days of deary, cold, rainy weather last week I was thrilled to see some warm sunshine this weekend.  I spent an evening last week with James, Cathy, and their precious girl, Charlotte, for some family photographs at Hays Nature Preserve.  

Cathy wanted to get some photos done to celebrate Charlotte's six month birthday and we had so much fun doing anything and everything to get sweet Charlotte to smile at us! :)  Daddy won the award at this photo session, that's for sure!  Charlotte was just cracking up at him!

Here are just a couple preview photos for this sweet family!

Enjoy!

 

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A Family | Outdoor Family Session in Madison, AL | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/9/a-family-outdoor-family-session-in-madison-al-madison-al-family-photographer It's another rainy day at my house so you get some more fall shares from last year!  I'm so excited to ramp up my busy season this month.  I can't believe today is the first day of September!  We are closing on a new house next week, I have several sessions planned, and even though life seems to get crazy busy in the fall, I still can't wait!

I met up with this sweet family on an overcast, dreary day and we were all surprised that we could finish our session without getting soaking wet.  The rain held off for us!  Averie, who was two and a half at the time, was a little shy and reserved at the beginning of our session, which is something I've learned to expect from that age.

Not all kids are chatty and loud and will jump right into my games, but I've learned how to work with those kids who are a little more reserved and usually, at the end of a session, I have everybody loosened up!

Averie got comfortable really quickly and we had so much fun at their session.  Here are a few of my favorites from their photo session!

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) child photographer huntsville family photographer huntsville al photographer madison al family photographer pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/9/a-family-outdoor-family-session-in-madison-al-madison-al-family-photographer Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
H Family | Outdoor Family Session in Huntsville, AL | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/8/h-family-outdoor-family-session-in-huntsville-al-huntsville-family-photographer Good evening, friends!  We've had a lot of rain today, and a couple degrees relief from the heat that came along with the rain.  It makes me want to curl up and hide under a blanket with a good book and something pumpkin-y to drink.  Then I get to thinking about all the wonderful things I love about fall and I thought I'd share a session from October that's been on my list to share! 

Brittany contacted me about setting up a family photo session for her family of three (and a half!).  Brittany was very early pregnant with her second baby and we took a few fun announcement photos during there session.  I had to keep it a secret and wait to share the photos and I think I managed to wait long enough, because that sweet baby was born in May, ha!  Maybe I'll get around to sharing their newborn photos before she goes to kindergarten ;)

We had perfect weather for our fall photo session and got to play and run and dance and sing and all the fun things that two year old, Haley, loved to do.  I love the photos from their session, you can just see how much love is shared between this sweet family.

Here are some of my very favorites from their session:

 

 

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Welcome Callum! | Indoor Lifestyle Newborn Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/8/welcome-callum-indoor-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer Good evening!  I wanted to share some photos from a precious lifestyle newborn session I did a couple of months ago.  If time has flown for me, I can't imagine how fast it's gone for this sweet little guy's parents.  I did Holly and Daniel's maternity session back in March and just couldn't wait to meet up with them again after their son was born.  I got an email in early May from Holly with the subject, "Baby's Here :)" and was so excited to get them on the schedule! 

I arrived at their home and was greeted by two tired, but over-the-top-in-love-with-their-baby parents and their two (crazy well behaved!!) dogs.  I love when clients want to try to get their pups in a couple of shots.  We jumped right into shooting and after just an hour or two I had enough images for a full gallery for them.  I smiled the whole time I was editing these images.  There really is nothing better than watching someone fall in love with their baby right in front of you.  

Here are some of my favorites from their session, too many to narrow down :)  Holly and Daniel, thank you for inviting me into your home to spend some of those precious early days with you.  I hope these photos will always make you smile when you remember how tiny he was!

 

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Happy Birthday Sloan! | Outdoor Family Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/7/happy-birthday-sloan-outdoor-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer Hi friends! I hope you've all had a wonderful Thursday and doing your best to stay out of this heat!  I wanted to share a sweet session with you from back in May!

Ali and I had planned a fun spring family photo session to capture her family of three and celebrate her daughter, Sloan's, upcoming first birthday!  It had been a beautiful spring so far and I was loving shooting in the warm weather again.  The winter's can be loooooong for a photographer, it's just so hard to get out and shoot when it's freezing and all the trees are brown and dormant.  I was thrilled for a chance to get out and do a morning sessions at one of our local green ways and we were all set to go when two days before the forecast changed.  It was going to be in the upper 40's for our session!!  Poor Ali had chosen spring outfits for everybody and at the last minute had to new outfits because you just can't do a photo session when everyone is shivering!

I love what she put together for them to wear!  Even though it was cold they still had bright, happy, spring colors!  I had so much fun chasing Sloan around and documenting their sweet family of three.  Thank you Ali and Jerod for spending the morning with me, I just love how your photos turned out!

 

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Happy 4th! | Huntsville Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/7/happy-4th-huntsville-child-photographer Happy 4th!  I hope you all have had a safe and full holiday of family, friends, and lots of patriotic fun!  I wanted to share some photos that I took of my son and his best bud about a month ago.

I've driven by this giant fireworks store almost every day for five years and I thought it would be fun to do some Fourth of July themed photos in front of it before they opened up shop for the season.  The store stays empty all year long until about two weeks before the Fourth of July when it's starts hustling and bustling seemingly overnight.

I suckered my friend into bringing her two kids, Tessa and Jett, along because Tessa is my son's best buddy and I knew they'd have fun together.  So we set out on a hot afternoon to visit the empty store and do some pictures!  When we pulled up, I couldn't believe it.  There was a giant crane there and people working on pressure washing the building.   Never would've guessed it, but this building that looks abandoned for 50 weeks out of the year had some rather large eye sores present the day we decided to meet there. Ha!  We decided to make the best of it, after all, we'd already gotten the kids dressed and promised them a good time.  So we waved to the workers and went around to use just one side of the building for our photos.  

After getting sprayed with water that was cleaning off the sides of the building (yuck!), we found a perfect spot and started getting down to business.  That's when my friend tells me "We should move!" because she sees a spider.  Yep, a big ol' spider about two inches from where I had plopped my son down.  He's terrified of bugs.  TERRIFIED!  I mean screams like a little girl, "BUUUUUUUUUUG!" if there is a gnat or a fruit fly or the tiniest microscopic bug.  I thought my friend was just looking out for my little guy and I told her he'd be fine.  Then her voice gets higher, "Pick him up! It's a black widow!" Eeeeekkkk!  Never have I seen one before and it made me nauseous seeing how close it was.  So we picked up and headed to the other side of the building.  Okay, NOW we're ready to start shooting, hooray!

Except for one tiny problem.  The kids wanted nothing to do with our ideas.  Nothing.  This is why I stopped doing themed photo sessions as much.  So much work to prepare and get props ready and then you get there and the kids are like, "Yeaaaaahhhh, NOPE! We are NOT cooperating!"  So we tossed the idea of our cute props and just let the kids play and I love the pictures even more. 

 

My son, Corbin, and Tessa are really into letters as they are learning to write their names.  They were so excited to see the "C is for Corbin" and "T is for Tessa" right next to each other and thought it was so fun to stand underneath their letter.  They were even more tickled when they switched it up.  Oh how I love the innocent humor of three year olds!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome Baby E! | Newborn Lifestyle Session | Huntsville, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/6/welcome-baby-e-newborn-lifestyle-session-huntsville-al-newborn-photographer Happy Monday friends! Uggggggggghhhhhh, that was our collective groan for it being Monday.  Now that we've got that out of the way we can jump right into some things that are ten times better than Mondays...sweet, snuggly baby pictures!

Bethany contacted me about setting up a newborn session for her shortly after I had taken photos of her brand new baby niece.  I was even more excited to do their session because Bethany and Phil didn't know if they were having a boy or a girl!  After working as a nurse in the delivery room for seven years, I realize that it really is one of life's truest surprises to wait to find out if you have a son or a daughter.  I didn't have it in me to wait, ha!, but I'm just tickled when clients and friends can wait until the baby's birthday to find out.  What an adrenaline rush!!

Their sweet girl's nursery was straight out of a magazine and I can't imagine it's easy to decorate a nursery when you don't know if you'll have a little baby son or daughter, but they definitely pulled it off!  We did lots of shooting in the nursery and made sure to use some of the quilts that Bethany had set aside for us.  One her grandmother had made, and another was Bethany's blanket from when she was a newborn.  I know these photos will mean so much to them and their sweet baby girl grows up.

I loved spending the afternoon with these new parents and their precious girl!  Enjoy some of my favorites from their sesson!

 

                     

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Waiting for Baby M | Outdoor Maternity Session | Madison, AL Maternity Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/6/waiting-for-baby-m-outdoor-maternity-session-madison-al-maternity-photographer Happy Wednesday, friends!  We're halfway through the week and I'm thrilled to be sharing some beautiful photographs from a maternity session I did back in March.  The cool evenings of March seem so far away now that temperatures have hit the 90's, so I'm thrilled to go back in time a little bit today!

I just love the colors in Holly chose for her dress!  Rich, jewel tones photograph beautifully and really stuck out against the background of the photographs.  We were blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous light during the golden hour!

I just got to meet Holly and Daniel's sweet baby boy a few weeks ago for their newborn session and I'll try to get those photos shared with you soon.  Until then, this will have to be a little sneak peek :)

Thank you for spending your afternoon with me, Holly and Daniel!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!  I can't wait to watch your sweet boy grow <3

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The K Family | Extended Family Session at Lowe Mill | Huntsville Family Photograph https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/5/the-k-family-extended-family-session-at-lowe-mill-huntsville-family-photographer Hi friends!!  Happy Wednesday!  I'm just getting back into town after a quick trip to Virginia Beach with my husband, celebrating our sixth anniversary.  It was so nice to get away for a couple of days and relax by the beach and eat dinner without the constant circus act that is taking a two year old to a restaurant ;)  I dove back into work today answering emails, delivering galleries, and now, I want to share a recent session I got to do at Lowe Mill here in Huntsville!

Ashley contacted me a few months ago about doing a photo session as a birthday gift for her mother in law.  Ashley's family was going to be coming to town for a wedding and we were able to set up a time that we could get their whole family together for pictures.  

We initially chose Lowe Mill because of their indoor space that we could use in case of rain.  Because their family was traveling from out of town, I wanted to make sure we had a game plan in case of bad weather.  When Ashley checked with the rest of her family about that location, we knew it was going to be perfect when they said that they frequented Lowe Mill often!  Her sister in law actually met her husband at Lowe Mill!!  It was meant to be! :)

We were lucky enough to have perfect weather the day of their session and I got to spend an hour photographing their fun family!  Here are some of my favorites from their session.

 

 

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The C Family | Outdoor Family Session | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/5/the-c-family-outdoor-family-session-huntsville-family-photographer Hi y'all!!  I hope this Thursday has treated you well.  It's almost the weekend!  I had a handful of photography related plans (sessions, and meetings, and photo walks, oh my!!) both today and tomorrow and sadly the weather is not cooperating.  It's forecast to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend though!  I know rain is a necessity and I love a good thunderstorm, but dang if it's not a bummer when my photo plans get rained out. 

Today I'm sharing with you guys a fun family I got to work with back in March!  We started planning for their session last December and I was so excited when it was finally time to meet them!  After emailing back and forth about outfits, and locations, and scheduling we met up on a Sunday evening in March and had beautiful weather!!

Big brother was just a total ham and so much fun!  He loved on his little sister and his parents and we just had a great time exploring a new location.  My friend, Jenni, told me about this beautiful spot which turned out to be amazing for pictures!  I just wish it was closer to my house!

Here are some of my favorite images from their session!  We had so much fun and got so many great images, it was hard to choose just a few to share!

 

I love the outfits this family chose for their photos!  Blue and yellow are some of my favorite complementing colors.  Here's a little trick I sometimes like to use when choosing colors.  If you look at a color wheel below (source) and look at colors that are on opposite sides of the wheel, those are often great options to use as pops of color in outfits.   I LOVE all neutrals (greys, browns, light pinks, white, cream, blacks) but sometimes it's fun to add some pops of color to outfits and this can be a great starting point!  The rule of opposites attract can be seen here.  Also, if you're struggling with outfit choices I love to help!  My clients can always text or email me pictures and we can work on outfits together.  It's one of my favorite things to do!

 

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Welcome Baby Elijah | At Home Lifestyle Newborn Session | Huntsville Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/4/welcome-baby-elijah-at-home-lifestyle-newborn-session-huntsville-newborn-photographer Hi friends!  I'm here today to share some sweet, sweet photos from a newborn session I did a few months ago!  Elijah's mom reached out to me near the end of her pregnancy to start planning their session for their new addition!  I've had several clients recently who have waited until the baby's birth to find out whether it was a boy or a girl and Elijah's parents were some of them!  Talk about the very best surprise in the world! 

My husband and I tossed the idea around when we were expecting our son but I have zero willpower and caved as soon as it was possible to tell the gender of our baby.  It's so exciting to me for parents like Elijah's who have the resolve to wait!  It's one of life's truest surprises and such an added amount of fun in the delivery room!

Elijah was seven weeks old when we did his session and it was so much fun!  I love documenting newborns at this age because they are starting to smile and coo and really show off their personalities.  My very favorite place to shoot a newborn is in his parents' arms so I never worry about if a baby will sleep for me at newborn sessions.  It works out well because we don't have to be in a hurry to do a newborn session within the first couple of days after birth.  We certainly can if that's what a client wants, but often, I've found that parents like having a few extra days or even weeks sometime to settle into their new normal before inviting me into their home to document it!

It was a wonderful couple of hours that I got to spend with Elijah and his parents and I'm looking forward to getting to work with them again!  Here are some of my favorites from their session...

 

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The C Family | Family Session at Monte Sano State Park | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/3/the-c-family-family-session-at-monte-sano-state-park-huntsville-family-photographer I'm reaching way back into my files for a fun session to share with you today!  When I was contacted about shooting this family's fall pictures I realized that we were almost neighbors!  It's fun that I have clients all over the Huntsville area and I could almost throw a rock to their house.  When I realized who they were, because I recognized their pup, I was so excited to do their pictures.  Super cute family AND a handsome pup?!  Yes please!!

We originally planned to do a session at a cotton field near our neighborhood but because of the drought and ridiculously hot fall weather we had last year most of the cotton fields were harvested really early, if they even made it long enough to be harvested :(  We had to change plans at the last minute and were tossing around a lot of location ideas.  They ultimately decided on doing their session at Monte Sano State Park and it was beautiful!  We had perfect weather and got to play in some fall leaves and look at the beautiful scenery that surrounds the park.

I just love how their images turned out and how happy their sweet little guy is!  He was so precious and I love the shots with him and his puppy!

Enjoy some of my favorites from their session!

 

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Welcome Baby E! | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/3/welcome-baby-e-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer This sweet family was referred to me by another family photographer who was local but moved several hours south before I ever got to meet her.  Hey Laurie!! :) 

When I arrived at their home, the door opened and a beautiful mama welcomed me with a tiny baby in her arms, apologizing because she wasn't ready yet.  She was beautiful as ever with not a stitch of makeup on and I was so excited to meet her two sweet girls and their daddy.  

We jumped right into photographing their newest little love while mama finished getting ready.  Their older daughter was a little bit apprehensive at first but I pride myself in winning over toddlers and within a half hour or so we were friends :)

We talked and photographed and photographed and talked and before I knew it I had been there almost 4 hours!  We talked about what life was like with a two year old in the house and how different it is to be a mommy a second time around.  Some of the fears remain, but your mommy-bones are stronger, you know better what you're doing, and can start to just enjoy that sweet baby smell better than ever before.

I so enjoyed photographing this sweet family and their love for each other.  Calm and gentle, loving and kind, they welcomed me into their home and let me document this precious, fleeting time in their lives.

Here are some of my favorites from their lifestyle newborn session.

 

 

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Waiting for Kathleen | Golden Hour Maternity Session | Madison, AL Maternity Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/3/waiting-for-kathleen-golden-hour-maternity-session-madison-al-maternity-photographer I think from now on I'm going to encourage all of my maternity clients to schedule their sessions the day of their baby shower!  Kaci had just been showered with love from her family and friends the day of her session and so she and her husband, Ryan, had an entire day of non-stop celebrations for their new little girl who they are expecting in April!

We started in a relatively plain location but with the absolutely beautiful light and my gorgeous client we made some magic happen!!  As the sun went down we headed across the street to another field that was a little bit more treacherous but Kaci and Ryan rocked it.  

I can't wait to do their newborn photos because their nursery is Beauty and the Beast themed!  Red roses, gold accents, oh my gosh, I can't wait to photograph them there in just a few months!

It was freezing cold the afternoon of our session and the wind was blowing hard but I just love how the wind caught Kaci's hair and blew her long dress around.  Their images turned out gorgeous!  Thank you Kaci and Ryan for trusting me and tromping through the crazy field with me.  Can't wait to meet your sweet girl!

 


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The A Family | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/2/the-a-family-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a good weekend!  I had several shoots this past weekend and can't wait to share them with you soon.  But today I'm sharing a newborn session from last month.  Baby Jacob was actually six weeks old when we met up for his newborn session.  My style of shooting really has no rules about when we need to do a photo session.  Sometimes babies sleep and often they don't!  My favorite place to "pose" babies is in their parents' arms so I can really do a newborn session at any age!

The morning of our session a ridiculous thunderstorm rolled through and we decided to reschedule for the following weekend.  Even though their session was indoors, it was incredibly dark so we'd have to be pressed right up against the windows for most of the session.  I normally don't mind shooting close to windows but the lightening that morning was incredible, so we decided to postpone.

The following week we had the most beautiful weather and when I walked into this family's home I couldn't help but smile!  They had huge windows everywhere!  The baby's room had five or six windows and the master bedroom did too.  It really was a photographer's dream.  We spent a few hours taking family photos and just letting big brother James kind of run the show.  If there is a toddler involved in our photo session, I can tell you that they'll probably be in charge!

After doing family pictures, baby Jacob passed out and we got to do some sleepy baby shots.  He was so precious all swaddled up and sound asleep.

I love how their images turned out and hope you'll enjoy seeing some of my favorites!

 

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Happy Birthday Ben! | Indoor First Birthday Photo Session | Madison, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/2/happy-birthday-ben-indoor-first-birthday-photo-session-madison-al-child-photographer I met the sweetest family two Octobers ago when we got together for family portraits and to celebrate the upcoming arrival of their little boy!  I've been lucky enough to work with their family twice and then in January I got to spend the morning with just their youngest to celebrate his first birthday!

Ben is such an easygoing baby and had so much to say!!  We rented a room at Lowe Mill because in January you can't always depend on being able to shoot outside.  The room we rented is not climate controlled but we figured it would offer some protection from the elements!  The day before we were supposed to meet up, the forecast was getting colder and colder!  The high for the next day was only 20 degrees! Brrrrrr!  So we had to reschedule for the following weekend.  Would you believe me if I told you it was 72 degrees the following weekend?? This North Alabama weather is no joke!  

Erika shared these sweet words with me after her family session in October and they've been resonating in my mind ever since...

"As a homeschooling mama of three kids with special needs ranging from Asperger's to Celiac's Disease and all the dietary restrictions that go with it while holding down the fort so my husband can work the hours necessary for his current task of being a Marine Corps recruiter over the next couple of years, I am busy! But despite all the things that fall by the wayside for the sake of surviving the long days I make it a priority to get family photos made every fall because the years while my kids are little and at home are short, and I want to have these snapshots of our family and lives as they were each year with the ebb and flow of our circumstances and kids' ages. Brekke does a fantastic job of managing to capture all of my kids looking and smiling in between the chaos that is attempting such a task with two or our children being under two years old. And, of course, some awesome candid shots of my eldest daughter's inner diva and my middle daughter's crazy energy. I cherish our photos every single year and have full confidence that we'll get something great despite my kids' antics or even because of them because of Brekke's talent. Thank you!"

The part she said about the years while our kids are little and at home being so short really struck a chord in my heart.  This is why photography is important to me.  My two and a half year old is changing every single day.  Sometimes he actually looks different after his nap than he did when I laid him down.  I want to capture every single detail of the things that I might one day forget. 

Thank you for sharing your words and your precious boy with me, Erika!

 

 

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The B Family | Outdoor Family Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/2/the-b-family-outdoor-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer Last fall, on a beautiful sunny day, I met up with Christine, Nick, and their lively two year old, Ryan.  I love this location that we decided on and couldn't wait to get to shoot there.  We had fun exploring this beautiful field with a huge tree and were lucky to have some gorgeous light to enhance their family session. 

After an hour or so of shooting we finished up and visited the construction site right next to where we had met.  There were excavators and dump trucks, and all sorts of sharp metal objects....a two year old boy's dream!!  Ryan ran over to the excavator and gave it the biggest hug!  This boy is in love with tractors!

Here is a note from Christine about their session:

"First off, THANK YOU!!! You're fantastic and we had such a wonderful experience working with you. Initially, I was a bit worried at how the evening would go but you made me feel at ease. Therefore, I know Ryan felt the same and was on his best behavior (don't let that little boy fool you, he is an excellent screamer and has deadly aim with projectiles.) But seriously, your easy going nature and sense of humor really helped win him over. Even Nick said, "that was a great idea, we can do that again." AMAZING, I KNOW! ;)

I will cherish that picture of him with the excavator forever....all of them really, but that one is just so...him.  So, thanks again for that. 

We chose to have this time photographed because my heart tells me I will miss it so very much. I wanted someone to be able to catch him in the way that I see him. So many of your pictures captured expressions and moments (like counting his fingers) that melt my heart and I wanted something tangible to hold on to for when things must inevitably change.

As far as where I am as a mama of a 2 year old...I don't know. I wish they came with status bars over their heads to tell us how bad we're messing them up or when we're finally getting something right. But I guess those great smiles we get every once in awhile are good enough to keep us trying our best everyday. Thanks for getting some on film for us!"

Things WILL inevitably change and quickly!!  That's why I love what I do.  I can press the pause button of the things that we want to remember most about the right now.

Enjoy some of my favorites from their session!

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/2/the-b-family-outdoor-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:18:08 GMT
282 Grams of Sugar | Valentine's Baking Session | Madison, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/2/282661-grams-of-sugar-valentines-baking-session-madison-al-child-photographer I haven't been using props in sessions in a long time. The more time I spend shooting families and children the more I've realized that the connection between the people in front of my camera is what is the most important to me as an artist.  I follow a ton of photographers who make magic with all sorts of props at their sessions but for me, I've found that I make images that are more like *me* when I don't really have much at sessions other than a couple of humans who love each other!

That said, my friend Amy and I started tossing around ideas for some Valentine's pictures of our kids, who are both two years old.  As many of you know, two is not the age to expect a ton of cooperation from kids but my friend was a rockstar and set up her kitchen so that the kids had everything they needed to bake a cake and could mess up her kitchen in the process.

They had SO much fun stirring and tasting, and icing and tasting, and then tasting again after lunch!  My son was bouncing off the walls all afternoon after this photo session but I say it was well worth it!  I'm in love with the images we took and couldn't dare keep them to myself....enjoy! <3

 

 

 

 

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Natalie | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/1/natalie-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer Hi!  I hope this finds you all doing well and for us in Northern Alabama, enjoying the warmer temperatures that we've been having.  The warm weather has me itching for spring!  I can't wait to get outdoors and shoot again.  The good news is I've been slammed (in the very best way possible!!) with newborns this month.  It's perfect because I have very few schedule outdoor session during the months of January and February so I'm thrilled that I can still get to do what I love during the winter months.

I want y'all to meet sweet Natalie and her parents!  I got to meet Natalie when she was just a tiny 10 day old newborn and was thrilled to spend the beautiful afternoon with her.  Natalie has maybe the most hair that I've ever seen on a newborn that I was photographing, complete with perfect blond highlights and all!  Just precious!

We started Natalie's session in her room, perfectly decorated in just TWO months.  That's right, this family moved into their new home just a couple of months before their little one arrived.  Talk about a busy last few weeks of a pregnancy!  Their home was put together, with pictures hung on the walls, curtains hung, and some darling little girl decor in Natalie's room.  They definitely lit a fire under me to finish decorating our home that we've been in for...ahem....four years!!

I love how Natalie's newborn session turned out and I know her family will love looking back on them to see just how tiny and petite she was.  Enjoy some of my favorites from her session!

 

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The R Family | Family Session | Huntsville, AL Family Photogher https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/1/the-r-family-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photogher Good evening friends!!  I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another work week to start tomorrow.  Sunday nights are not my favorite, I'll admit.  I usually have a sense of sadness that the weekend is over and the hustle and bustle of the work week is starting again.  I'm spending some time this evening going through old sessions and sharing some on the blog in order to cheer me up!  I love looking through images from past family sessions and seeing the smiles and laughter and remembering why I love what I do!

Tonight, I'm sharing images from a family who I got to work with in September of last year.  Jordan and Danny wanted to document their family as it was growing and also celebrate their first baby's upcoming first birthday!  Rush was 11 months old when we did their session and he was walking all over the place!  He was so confident and independent and I just loved watching him explore the little alleyway that Jordan had chosen for their session.

This alley was such a unique find!  When Jordan mentioned it to me I was excited to see it because I love to photograph in locations that mean something to the family!  This little alley is near their home and they've walked by on family walks for years.  It turned out to be a great spot for pictures, and I love that it's somewhere meaningful to them!

Enjoy these happy photographs of an even happier family!

 

 

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The B Family | Family Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2017/1/the-b-family-family-session-madison-al-family-photographerImage Hello there!  It's been a good two months since I've shared on the blog, and now that the weather has taken a turn towards COLD I've been shooting a little bit less and finally have some time to share some of my favorites from this past fall!

I met with Sarah, Ethan, and baby William to do some fall family photos for them, and to celebrate William turning six months old!  I got to do a lifestyle session when William was a newborn and can't believe that six months had passed so quickly!  

We were lucky that Sarah's parents, and her grandmother were able to join us for some photos at the very beginning of their session.  I just love seeing grandparents and great-grandparents with the newest baby of the family!  You know the heart eyes emoji??  It was made for the way a grandma looks at her grandchild :) 

We did these pictures in early September and it was actually hot, hot, hot outside!!  We had an unseasonably warm fall this past year but everyone in this family was a trooper and you couldn't tell it was sweltering!

Enjoy the sweet pictures from this family session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The L Family | Outdoor Family Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/10/the-l-family-outdoor-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer I met Kim and her sweet daughter, Grace, at a meeting for new moms two years ago.  It was such a blessing to me as a new mom to meet and chat with other women who were going through the same things that I was as I tried to navigate new motherhood.  Kim is just a genuinely sweet person and when she contacted me about doing family photos for her I was so excited to see her again and see how big Grace had gotten!

We met at a park on a Saturday afternoon and had beautiful (but hot!) weather.  Grace was not thrilled with my antics trying to get a perfectly posed picture so we threw that out the window, like I often do, and captured images that were more fun and less posed and boring!  We ended our session at the playground because we couldn't avoid it any longer, and those are some of my favorite images!

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Natalie | Senior Session | Madison, AL Senior Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/9/natalie-senior-session-madison-al-senior-photographer Oh my gosh, y'all, Natalie's senior session was so much fun!  

I've said it before and I'll say it again, when I leave most sessions and I'm at home looking through my images I usually am thinking that it was my favorite session yet! There's a little bit of a high associated with this job.   It's like an adrenaline rush and a feeling I can't really explain to create something out of a (sometimes) ordinary moment.  It thrills me to look through images after a session has ended to see what I was lucky enough to capture. 

Senior sessions are a little bit different...The chaos and unpredictability that comes with a family session is not there, but it's a still a joy to sit and look through images after a senior session has ended.  I had Natalie sitting on tree branches, rolling in the grass and ultimately laying in an ice cold stream at the end of her session, and she rocked it!!  At the beginning of her session Natalie asked a lot of questions about where to put her arms, where to look, and what to do, but I'm telling you, ten minutes into her photo session she was posing herself!  As the sun dipped below the horizon I asked her if she wanted to sit in the creek for some final shots, and she said "OH MY GOSH, YES!!!!" before I could even finish my questions!  I love, love, love how her photos turned out!  

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Margaret Ford | 9 Month Session | Madison, AL Baby Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/9/margaret-ford-9-month-session-madison-al-baby-photographer I was so excited to meet up with Margaret Ford and her parents last weekend to photograph her as a darling 9 month old!  This baby girl is just beautiful and has the personality to match.  When I did her three month session, earlier this year, it was evident she had a fun personality, and she has just bloomed into a precious little soul.

We had plans to meet up a few weeks ago and got rained out, then the weekend that we rescheduled for we had crazy hot temperatures, so we decided to do their session at their home again.  I did drag Margaret Ford's parents outside for a few pictures in the pretty light off the side of their house, and we were all dripping in just a few minutes out in the heat.  I think it was worth it!  

It was so good to see y'all again and spend some time with your sweet girl!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lawson | Baby Session at Home | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/9/lawson-baby-session-at-home-madison-al-newborn-photographer Meet Lawson!  

I got to spend some time with Lawson and his family last weekend and he was such a happy boy!  When his mama was just 20 weeks pregnant, Lawson was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and a time that should have been full of joy was all of a sudden clouded with fear and worry for their sweet boy.

Lawson's parents had to make a quick decision and had fetal surgery done at just 23 weeks pregnant.  They traveled hours from their home to undergo the surgery and although it was successful, Lawson's mom had to stay on bedrest in the hospital hours away from home for weeks.  He was born at 30 weeks and then had to spend weeks in the NICU before being able to come home earlier this summer.  

This boy was so sweet!  He cooed and chatted with his Mama and Daddy the whole time and had the sweetest grins when he looked at them.  He is a miracle boy who is, no doubt, the light of his parents' lives.  I was teary eyed while editing some of the images from their session, the love between these three is so evident.  Thank you guys for allowing me into your home and sharing your sweet family with me!

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Jett | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/8/jett-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer I used to stress about about newborn sessions.  Would the baby sleep?  Would the baby not sleep?  It was tough to get some of these little guys to sleep so I could pose them.  It was stressful for the new moms and dads, stressful for me, and just ultimately hasn't turned out to be my style.  Don't get me wrong...I LOVE some of these images I see of tiny little ones in sweet sleeping poses, but as I develop my own style I'm realizing that the things that speak to me in images are interactions between family members.  

It's been so fun to just hang out with new parents and families and just do whatever the baby, or in some cases, the older siblings want to do!  When I met this sweet family at their home on a Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago,  we let big sister run the show!  We all know that two year olds are in charge anyway! :)  I even got a few minutes of sleepy baby time for some solo shots of the newest edition to their family, Jett!

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Lifestyle Newborn Photography Madison Madison AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Maternity Photographer Maternity Pictures Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/8/jett-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:47:51 GMT
The H Family | Outdoor Family Session in Downtown Madison | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/8/the-h-family-outdoor-family-session-in-downtown-madison-madison-al-family-photographer I can't believe this little guy is TWO!  His mama and I used to work together and she was just a couple of months behind me in our pregnancies.  It's been so fun to watch him grow up!  Now Carson and my son are in "school" together but it feels like just yesterday they were teeny, tiny newborns and we were worried about if they were eating enough.  Everyone says it but I guess you can't really understand how fast time flies until you're watching it yourself!

Happy Birthday Carson!!  I wish you so many blessings in this next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/8/the-h-family-outdoor-family-session-in-downtown-madison-madison-al-family-photographer Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:05:36 GMT
The J Family | Outdoor Family Session on a Gloomy Day | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/8/the-j-family-outdoor-family-session-on-a-gloomy-day-madison-al-family-photographer I was so excited when I finally got to meet up with this family of three and work with them!  We had rescheduled twice prior to their session for extremely high temperatures.  We're talking heat index of 105 degrees!  Yuck!  I thought we might get rained out as thunderstorms rolled in right before our session, and the weather may have only given us a couple of degrees of relief but you couldn't tell.  They laughed and smiled from beginning to end and totally rocked their session!  

Camden is such a sweet boy who is full of energy and surely keeps his parents busy!  It was so fun to chase after him for a little while on a gloomy Sunday afternoon.  There's nothing gloomy about these photos though!  Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The B & R Families | Outdoor Family Session | Huntsville, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/7/the-b-r-families-outdoor-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer I talked with Shannon a couple of months ago to plan a photo shoot to gift to her Mom for Mother's Day.  Shannon is the oldest of three girls and is married now and lives a couple hours away from her parents, so I know this sweet gift meant a lot to her Mom!

I had such a good time with this fun family!  The rain from the morning cleared up just in time for our session and it wasn't as hot and humid as it typically is in July in North Alabama.  We laughed a lot and they were really up for anything!  At one point I was photographing all of the girls with their Mom and I asked Jim, their dad, what it was like being surrounded by so many beautiful girls for all of those years.  He had a little twinkle in his eye when he said, "Oh, I've loved every second of it!"  

I loved every second of this shoot and I hope you guys had fun too!  Enjoy your photos!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/7/the-b-r-families-outdoor-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:21:16 GMT
The P Family | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/7/the-p-family-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer I got to spend the morning with this family of five recently and it was SO much fun!  Three adorable kids, two loving parents, and lots of giggles.  

It was so fun to watch Tom and Kimberly with their kids.  Do you ever watch people interact with their kids and think "I need to learn from this"?  I was doing that all morning!  You'd think with three kids all four years old and under it might be chaotic but they were seriously breezing through this thing like it was no big deal at all.  Calm words, hugs for everybody, kisses on booboos, and gentle reminders of good behavior all morning long.  I was so impressed!

I'm so glad they invited me into their home and we had a relaxed session and captured their life just as it is at this moment!  We were celebrating and documenting their newest addition, Baby Tyrion!  I think it's obvious how much he is loved!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The C Family | Maternity & Family Session | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/7/the-c-family-maternity-family-session-huntsville-family-photographer Last week I got to spend the evening with this cute family!  Their sweet girl, Paisley, was just about to turn two and was such a doll.  She has such a sweet personality and after spending just a little bit of time with her and her parents, it was easy to see why.  

This family was so loving and kind to one another!  They are expecting a baby boy and the fierce love they have for him now is so beautiful!  They had an incredibly rough week before our session and they said they wanted to have fun during our shoot and celebrate their sweet baby boy.  I pray that they had fun and these images will always make them smile!

Enjoy their photos! And just try not to smile when you look through them :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The W Family | Outdoor Family Session | Huntsville, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/7/the-w-family-outdoor-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer You know when you find a friend who is exactly like you but in a different body?  The ones that you don't have to talk to for months at a time but can pick up right where you left off?  Lindsay is one of those people to me.  The two of us lived together through nursing school and the years after as we were learning how to be adults and figuring out life.  

I got to capture Lindsay, her husband Pete, and their three girls a couple of weeks ago in a beautiful park in Florida.  It was SO hot, but you can't even tell.  What a beautiful family!

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Waiting for Jack | Maternity Session | Huntsville, AL Maternity Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/6/waiting-for-jack-maternity-session-huntsville-al-maternity-photographer Back when I worked as a labor and delivery nurse in Florida, I often anticipated getting to take care of my best friends when they brought their babies into the world.  When my husband and I moved 600 miles away from "home" it broke my heart just a little that I wouldn't be able to do that.  

I was thrilled when my friend Ashley asked me to take some photos of her to celebrate the upcoming arrival of her sweet boy, Jack!  The timing was perfect! I'd be in Florida for her baby shower when she was 30 weeks pregnant so I brought along my camera for some fun!  I may not be able to deliver her baby, but I'm thankful that I could use my other passion to make some memories that she can keep forever. 

This is such an exciting time for my dear friend, and I just can't wait to see her as a Mom!

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Sonic | Personal | Huntsville Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/6/sonic-personal-huntsville-child-photographer Most days he eats only 2 green beans and maybe one chicken nugget in a 24 hour period.  Other days, I don't know how we'll afford to feed him when he's a teenager.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Henry | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Huntsville Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/6/henry-lifestyle-newborn-session-huntsville-newborn-photographer Henry's mom contacted me a couple of months ago to schedule his newborn photo session and I was anxiously awaiting his shoot since I heard he was born the day before Mother's Day!  What a sweet gift for his mama!

Henry was four weeks old when we did his session and he did such a great job!  He was SO alert and you could just tell this little guy was thinking hard.  

At one point, you could tell Henry was getting sleepy and he started fussing a little bit.  He mom told me, "Watch this! He loves Kenny G." and she pulled up her saxophone filled Kenny G. playlist on her phone.  I kid you not, less than 10 seconds later Henry's eyes got so heavy he couldn't fight it anymore.  Hysterical!  No doubt, Henry's Mom and Dad will be sick of Kenny by the time Henry is a few months old :)

I so enjoyed meeting Henry and his family and doing their newborn pictures.  Enjoy this sweet baby boy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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L Family | Family Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/6/l-family-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer This sweet family and I tried to meet up and had to reschedule for A MONTH before we could finally get together!  First it was unseasonably cold weather, which just won't work with a tiny newborn!  Then we had sickness on their end, sickness on my end, and rain!  

We met up (finally!) a couple of weeks ago and had the most perfect weather!  Nothing better than two sweet sisters loving on each other and a great family session during that golden hour.  I just love how their pictures turned out!

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A Family | Family Session | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/5/a-family-family-session-huntsville-family-photographer The past three times that I've met up with Miss Averie and her family we've had bad weather!

First we had an unseasonably cold day for an Easter shoot, then crazy thunderstorms popped up at the end of her First Birthday Session, then we thought surely on a crisp, fall, day we'd finally have some good weather.  Nope!  It started raining on us right as we finished up This Session!

So needless to say, we were overdue for some golden light.  We weren't surprised though, when the forecast called for thunderstorms the day of their session.  Luckily for us, the rain came through early and we had some beautiful light (finally!) for their family photo shoot celebrating Averie's second birthday!

Happy Birthday Averie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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M Family | Family & Maternity Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/5/m-family-family-maternity-session-madison-al-family-photographer I love taking family portraits and all the craziness that comes with that when there are toddlers involved! :)  I've been looking forward to Amy's maternity session with her husband and daughter since, well, since she told me she was pregnant!

We had so much fun chasing Tessa around and letting her do her thing on a pretty cool evening in early May.  I love how their images turned out and can't wait to meet their newest addition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abigail | Child Session | Huntsville Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/abigail-child-session-huntsville-child-photographer I've known this sweet girl since she was only a couple of months old.  She and my son have birthdays just ten days apart!  

Abigail's Mom wanted some updated pictures of her in all of her "toddlerhood" so we met one afternoon at one of my new favorite locations...and it's not one of my favorites simply because of it's proximity to Dunkin' Donuts and their iced coffee.

I've driven past this place a few times and noticed the light is just perfect in the late afternoon!  Thankfully, Abigail's Mom was up for anything and when I suggested this location, behind some dumpsters, she ran with my plan.  Abigail had the cutest dresses and headband that worked perfectly for the location too!

I think her pictures are just magical!

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Rachel & Alex | Prom Session | Madison, AL Senior Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/rachel-alex-prom-session-madison-al-senior-photographer I'm sad that Prom season came and went so quickly this year!! As I said before, my heart is in shooting families and children and all the disorganization and craziness and NOT posing that comes with that!  Every once in a while, though, it's fun to have cooperative subjects who will stand where I tell them and turn this way or that. 

I met up with Rachel and Alex on a beautiful Saturday afternoon before their Prom and we spent a good hour laughing under the blooms of some cherry (?) trees.  ((Fun Fact: I'm from Florida and the only tree that I can ID is a Palm Tree!))  

I'm still not sure if they were laughing WITH me or AT me but it doesn't matter to me, just look at those smiles!!

I hope you guys had so much fun at Prom!  I loved getting to take your photographs!

 


 

 

 

 

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Sisters | Family Session | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/sisters-family-session-huntsville-family-photographer I got to do a fun session last year of four grandchildren, it was a surprise Christmas gift for their Grandma that these three sisters thought up.  Grandma loved the pictures and for Mother's Day asked for pictures of her adult daughters!

When Beth contacted me about doing a sisters session, I was thrilled!!  My heart is in shooting families and children, and all the chaos that comes with that, but sometimes it's fun to do sessions with cooperative subjects :)  

These sisters were so much fun!  We laughed the whole time and wrapped it up in under an hour.  I know their Mom will be thrilled to have updated pictures of her girls!

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Daniel & Berenice | Prom Session | Huntsville, AL Senior Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/daniel-berenice-prom-session-huntsville-al-senior-photographer Meet Berenice and Daniel!  These two were so much fun.  I know I say that a lot, but seriously, how great is it to have so much fun at work?!  

Berenice, Daniel and I met a couple of hours before they had dinner plans and we spent every bit of two hours shooting.  These two have been dating for a couple of years and although they said they were nervous, after a few minutes I wasn't even telling them what to do anymore.  

I hope you guys had as much fun as I did and loved your Senior Prom!  Enjoy your little preview :)

 


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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer Pictures Senior Photographer Huntsville, AL Senior Photographer Madison AL Senior Pictures Huntsville AL Senior Pictures Madison AL https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/daniel-berenice-prom-session-huntsville-al-senior-photographer Tue, 12 Apr 2016 01:16:22 GMT
Golden Hour Bubble Blowing | Personal | Huntsville Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/golden-hour-bubble-blowing-personal-huntsville-child-photographer I wanted to share a little with you about why light is SO important in photography.  I'll admit, it was not one of the first things that I mastered about taking photographs but it is one that is so, so important!  

My absolute favorite time of day to shoot is the last hour or so of sunlight.  Right before the sun sets the golden light that fills my viewfinder is just magical.  It really allows any picture or subject to be just that much more beautiful.  This is why my first suggestion for session times is usually late in the afternoon or evening right before the sun sets.  I can find beautiful light during all times of the day, but the golden hour is hands down my favorite!

Here's some fun golden hour bubble blowing shots of my own little man!

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The W Family | Family Session | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/the-w-family-family-session-huntsville-family-photographer This session was so much fun!! Amanda and I used to work together and I was so excited when she asked me to do some family portraits for her and her two handsome boys!  They also wanted to include their dogs, which was so fun!  I love when people want to bring their dogs to our sessions.  It's nice to have a helping hand or two to help with the animals and Huie's Mimi and Grandman did just that!  We also snuck a few pictures with them too :)

Here are a few of my favorites from their golden hour session!

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Hays Nature Preserve Hays Nature Preserve Photo Session Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/the-w-family-family-session-huntsville-family-photographer Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:04:07 GMT
Asher | Baby Session | Madison, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/asher-baby-session-madison-al-child-photographer I finally got to meet with Asher and his mama after having to reschedule several times for weather and a family emergency.  And when we finally got together to photograph Asher, at eight months old, I quickly found he was worth the wait! 

Asher's big blue eyes, I do believe, allow him to get away with almost anything!  He was so handsome in his overalls and his big boy tie and did great at his session.  The light was perfect, the baby model was way too cute, and we ((finally)) had the beautiful weather we'd been hoping for!

Enjoy!

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Athens, AL Child Photographer Athens, AL Photographer Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/4/asher-baby-session-madison-al-child-photographer Sun, 03 Apr 2016 19:11:19 GMT
Reagan | Spring Session | Huntsville Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/reagan-spring-session-huntsville-child-photographer I had the pleasure of meeting with Reagan, her Dad, and "Gigi" right before Easter to do some springtime pictures of Miss Reagan at the such fun age of FIVE!

We met at one of my favorite locations, which doesn't look very exciting until the sun gets into that last hour of light in the day, the golden hour.  It's my absolute favorite time to shoot and the light at this time of day could make any location just magical!

It was so fun to chase Reagan around, sing lots of Frozen songs, and talk about our favorite colors and foods.  Enjoy the fun pictures from this session :)

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/reagan-spring-session-huntsville-child-photographer Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:20:38 GMT
Rais | Big Brother Session | Huntsville Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/rais-big-brother-session-huntsville-child-photographer I first got to do photos for Rais to celebrate his First Birthday back in the summer of last year and I got together with his family once again in December for Family Pictures.  Rais is a handsome little guy who is a little bit of a flirt ;), so I was thrilled when his Mom contacted me about doing some pregnancy announcement pictures with a Superman theme.

We met in an alley in downtown Huntsville, where the light was perfect, for his Big Brother Session.  I had so much fun with this little Superman and can't wait to meet his sidekick soon!

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Maternity Photographer Maternity Pictures Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/rais-big-brother-session-huntsville-child-photographer Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:43:23 GMT
Adeline | Lifestyle Newborn | Huntsville Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/adeline-lifestyle-newborn-huntsville-newborn-photographer Adeline's mom contacted me late last year when she was only halfway through her pregnancy to talk about scheduling a newborn session for when her little girl would arrive in March.  It seemed like March was forever away and I know Adeline's mom probably felt the same way.  We blinked, and March was here, and it brought with it the sweetest little girl for Megan and Sean!

Adeline was almost two weeks old when Megan and Sean invited me to their home for her photo session.  I can't believe how completely put together these two seemed having only been parents for a couple of weeks!  I felt like I'd known them for longer than just a few hours when I left and I'm so thankful that they trusted me to capture these fleeting memories of their sweet girl.

Congratulations Megan and Sean!  Adeline is so precious! 

 

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville AL Newborn Pictures Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison AL Newborn Pictures Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/adeline-lifestyle-newborn-huntsville-newborn-photographer Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:09:36 GMT
William | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/william-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer I just love newborns!  I worked in Labor and Delivery before I had my own son and I can tell you, both personally and professionally, that there is nothing better than newborn babies.  Wrinkly noses, peeling skin, fuzzy hair and that sweet newborn baby smell.  There really is nothing sweeter! <3

Meet William!  This handsome boy was less than two weeks old when we did his lifestyle newborn session.  He stayed awake the whole time I was there, and his mama told me that he crashed after our session and slept the rest of the afternoon away.  I guess it's really hard to be a baby supermodel ;)

He had a precious nursery with the prettiest light and two parents who are so in love...all of these things make my photographer's heart sing!

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Lifestyle Newborn Photography Madison Madison AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Maternity Photographer Maternity Pictures Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/william-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:02:41 GMT
Bridget | First Birthday Session | Madison, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/bridget-first-birthday-session-madison-al-child-photographer I just love doing first birthday photo sessions!  A lot of times babies are just starting to walk and talk and really develop their own little personalities, and it is so much fun to watch and capture images that will freeze this moment in time.

I met with Bridget and her parents one afternoon, on quite possibly the most beautiful day of the whole year.  When we pulled up to the park where we had planned her shoot, I had never seen so many people there!  Like no parking spots, kids running everywhere, and so much activity!  I had a ton of fun chasing Miss Bridget around for an hour, and in the most beautiful light!  This sweet girl has already been walking for two months, so she had is perfected :) 

Bridget is having a "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" themed birthday party soon, and I know her family will have so much fun celebrating her and her sweet personality. 

 

Happy Birthday Bridget! <3
 

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer First Birthday Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/bridget-first-birthday-session-madison-al-child-photographer Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:25:07 GMT
Erin & Scott | Couples Session | Huntsville, AL Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/erin-scott-couples-session-huntsville-al-photographer Meet Erin and Scott!  These two were so much fun.  I met them on a beautiful afternoon in Huntsville and spent an hour laughing and capturing their fun personalities.  

Their love story is so fun and they're about to celebrate their five year wedding anniversary in a couple of months.  Erin mentioned that they hadn't had professional pictures done since their wedding and I'm so glad they took the time to do some now!  They're about to close on a new house and now will have lots of pictures to hang on the walls!

Scott and Erin, thanks for letting me take your photos.  I seriously had so much fun with you guys and Scott, I hope it wasn't terrible getting your picture taken ;)

Enjoy!

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Couples Photo Session Huntsville Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/3/erin-scott-couples-session-huntsville-al-photographer Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:27:20 GMT
Lori | Maternity Session | Huntsville, AL Maternity Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/2/lori-maternity-session-huntsville-al-maternity-photographer I was thrilled when Lori contacted me late last year to schedule a maternity session in February.  Lori is one of those just genuinely nice people, who is kind, helpful, and doesn't have a bad word to say about anyone.  She and her husband, Justin, are expecting a baby girl in April, and I was so excited to help them capture some images to remember this time in their lives. 

We met at a local college here in Huntsville, and spent the afternoon walking around in the wind and cold.  Lori, like so many other clients, expressed concern that she would be awkward in front of the camera.  She was so wrong!  I'd like to think that I make it easy on clients by directing them and giving them good instructions, but these two were just naturals!

Justin and Lori, thank you for letting me take your pictures and spending the cold afternoon with me!  I'm so excited for you!

 

 

 

 

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The Groundhog was Right! | Personal | Huntsville, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/2/the-groundhog-was-right-personal-huntsville-al-child-photographer Well, I guess the groundhog was right!  We've had a few days of the most wonderful weather here in Huntsville! Highs in the 60's, blue skies, and a little bit of a breeze make for the perfect playground weather.  My son is an active player and an active snacker!

I hope you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!  Here's hoping the rain doesn't stay long.

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/2/the-groundhog-was-right-personal-huntsville-al-child-photographer Sat, 20 Feb 2016 11:54:39 GMT
Juniper | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Huntsville Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/2/juniper-lifestyle-newborn-session-huntsville-newborn-photographer I love working with new parents and getting to know them while they're getting to know their newborn.  I met Paul and Leah and their precious new baby girl, Juniper, on a very cold, but beautiful winter morning.  They had the neatest house with awesome decorations and big beautiful windows, a photographer's dream!

Sweet Juniper somehow didn't sleep a wink while I was there but the great thing about lifestyle newborn work is that it really doesn't matter if the baby doesn't sleep, wants to eat a lot, or is keeping their parents on their toes!  Lifestyle newborn sessions are just about capturing exactly what your life is like when you bring your new blessing home. 

During Leah's pregnancy, no one knew that Juniper was a girl...except her daddy!  Somehow he managed to keep the baby's gender a secret from everyone, except their cat!  What a fun surprise! 

Thanks, Paul and Leah, for welcoming me into your home and allowing me to spend some time with your brand new baby girl.  I'm so happy for you two!

 

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/2/juniper-lifestyle-newborn-session-huntsville-newborn-photographer Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:47:15 GMT
Margaret Ford | Lifestyle Baby Session | Madison, AL Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/2/margaret-ford-lifestyle-baby-session-madison-al-photographer With a nursery straight out of a magazine and the sweetest little face like a doll, it was such a pleasure to work with Margaret Ford and her parents!  This sweet baby was a trooper for our session and let us mess with her and dress her in the cutest outfits.  The white knitted one was an outfit that her daddy wore when he was a baby!  

I love when clients invite me into their home and let me capture them and their sweet little ones in their own environment where they are all most comfortable.  We even got a few with their two pups!

Thank you Molly and John, for letting me capture your family and your sweet baby girl who stole the show! :)

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/2/margaret-ford-lifestyle-baby-session-madison-al-photographer Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:12:06 GMT
Kinslee | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Madison, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/2/kinslee-lifestyle-newborn-session-madison-al-newborn-photographer I love newborn sessions, especially when the subject is my very own niece!  Meet Kinslee! My brother and his wife welcomed her into their family just two short weeks ago.  I was thrilled to be able to road trip down to Florida to visit them and meet my niece. 

This is sweet girl made me an aunt and I'm so in love! Enjoy her pictures, Chris and Katie! You should made a beautiful little girl!

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C Family | Family Session | Huntsville, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/1/c-family-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer Happy New Year, friends!  After a crazy busy fall season it's been nice to have some downtime.  The cold winter months are usually slow because I mainly do outdoor sessions, so it's nice to sit back and just enjoy shooting for myself during this lull in photography jobs.  I'm shooting a few newborns over the next few months, and I'm itching to have some warm, spring days ahead to get back outside and have fun with some sweet families!

I don't want to go silent on the blog so I thought I'd finish sharing some of my last fall sessions of last year.  First up, a family session in Huntsville!  When Jessica asked me to take pictures for her family, naturally, I was thrilled.  Three fun kids, two beautiful parents, and my job is easy!

Enjoy!

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2016/1/c-family-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:14:30 GMT
A Trip to the Sunshine State | Personal Blog| Huntsville Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/12/a-trip-to-the-sunshine-state-personal-blog-huntsville-photographer Last month one of my very best friends got married to her dream-come-true!  That's the good news.  The bad news?  It was in Florida and required a 12 hour road trip with a toddler, ha!  So worth it though!

We drove down and made it in one day. My son was thrilled to eat Fruit Loops and watch movies all day while we were in the car.  My husband and I got to spend time with both of our families, we got to see friends, and got to be there for a beautiful wedding day! 

It was such a whirlwind of a two week trip but SO much fun!

Brace yourselves...lots of pictures of my kid coming up ;)

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/12/a-trip-to-the-sunshine-state-personal-blog-huntsville-photographer Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19:50:00 GMT
M Family | Family Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/12/m-family-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer I was so happy when this family contacted me for a last minute session.  I knew I had to fit them in when I heard they wanted some family shots with their pups included.  It was so much fun!  Their little girl has THE most beautiful eyes you've ever seen and I was so lucky to get to capture them!

I so enjoyed your creek side session and I hope you did too, even though it was cold! :)  I hope you love your pictures, I had so much fun chasing your sweet girl and those two cute pups around!

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/12/m-family-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19:41:57 GMT
N Family | Family Session | Huntsville Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/12/n-family-family-session-huntsville-family-photographer Hey y'all!  We've been out of town and busy with holiday stuff and I've been totally slacking on my blog posts.  Trying to get back into the swing of things today!

Are you guys sick of cotton field pictures yet? No?? I'm not either!  :)  This sweet family met me at a beautiful cotton field right before sunset and we had a great time chasing their little cutie around.  The very next day the cotton was harvested! Talk about perfect timing!  

I got to take pictures of their sweet little boy for his first birthday this summer: Rais Turns ONE!  and was thrilled to get to capture him and his sweet family this fall!

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/12/n-family-family-session-huntsville-family-photographer Wed, 02 Dec 2015 20:14:14 GMT
Rush | Newborn Session | Huntsville Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/rush-newborn-session-huntsville-newborn-photographer I got to work with Rush's Mom and Dad a few months ago when we did her maternity pictures in the creek! Here they are if you missed them: Jordan & Danny

Rush was four weeks old when I got to meet him and photograph him and his sweet family in their home.  I'm loving lifestyle newborn sessions where I get to capture new parents with their little one where they are most comfortable, in their own home!  There isn't much posing done at all, just pick a spot with good light and plop two loving parents down and watch them smile and fall in love with their newborn.  Doesn't get much better!  

He didn't want to sleep very much, but we took advantage of his wide eyes and got some great shots!  This handsome little guy is SO loved!  It was so much fun to document this time in this sweet family's life, thanks for having me! <3

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Maternity Photographer Maternity Pictures Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/rush-newborn-session-huntsville-newborn-photographer Sat, 14 Nov 2015 00:00:42 GMT
T Family | Family Session | Madison, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/t-family-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer I was so excited to get to meet and work with this sweet family!  They are new to the area and wanted to capture their family as it is right now with two young girls and a BOY on the way.  We met at a local park and had fun chasing the girls around.  Some of their smiles are genuine and some are genuinely there because I brought Smarties in my bag, ha! I'm not above bribery for some happy kids!

Hope you enjoy, I loved working with you guys!

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/t-family-family-session-madison-al-family-photographer Wed, 11 Nov 2015 22:04:55 GMT
Cole | Child Session | Huntsville Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/cole-child-session-huntsville-child-photographer I've had the pleasure of taking this sweet boy's pictures for three years in a row now!  I'm thankful that his mama has come along with me as I've grown in my photography.  I know for sure that he gets cuter and cuter each year.  

He is non-stop, all boy, and has lots to talk about!  I loved chasing him around and capturing him as he is in this fun toddler time in his life.  So much fun!

His baby blue eyes and precious curls just make me melt!  

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/cole-child-session-huntsville-child-photographer Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:00:00 GMT
A Bum Ankle and a Burn | Personal | Huntsville, AL Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/a-bum-ankle-and-a-burn-personal-huntsville-al-photographer It's midnight and I'm up blogging.  I should be sound asleep because my son will be waking up in about six hours...thanks to the recent time change.  I guess toddlers don't understand that! ;)

With all of the early mornings that the time change has brought me, it's also brought me the golden hour a little bit earlier in the day, and for that I am thankful!  I love shooting during the last hour before sunset. The light is just beautiful and enhances any image.  With a baby who goes to bed around 7:00 pm, it was hard to shoot during the summer because he'd be an over tired mess if we stayed up late to get pictures.  So I'm thankful to be able to shoot a little earlier in the day!

Today I had an itch to shoot for myself.  It's a very busy month for me and unfortunately I haven't had time to shoot my own little family. The sun was beautiful this afternoon, after a few days of gloomy weather so I took my son out to a favorite spot behind our house to let him play and get some quick shots of him.  He played for about an hour when I picked him up to turn back home, stepped in a hole, and fell on my knees....exactly like my toddler does all day long!  I'm sure if someone was videotaping it I could've won some money on America's Funniest Videos, it was quite a spectacle.  We were both fine but he yelled, "Uh oooooohhhh!" and laughed.

After dinner, bath, and bedtime, I was anxious to upload and get to editing my images.  I popped the SD card into the computer, started uploading and went to make myself a cup of coffee.  I like my coffee HOT.  Like come out of the Keurig, then I zap it for 20 seconds in the microwave HOT.  As a mom, I rarely get to drink my coffee when it's actually hot so you have to savor it after bedtime!  Somehow I dumped my coffee all over myself and couldn't get out of my shirt fast enough so I've got some lovely burns on my stomach as battle scars.  I'll save you the gory details but it's quite a burn and I may have begged my husband to call the hospital and get me an epidural.

 There's no real moral of this story other than, I've learned a few lessons...

1) Always take the time to shoot for yourself.  Your family's memories are important too!

2) Take a cell phone with you because if you fall in a hole and break your ankle while out with only your toddler for an assistant that could end very poorly!

3) Never microwave coffee.  In fact, just drink iced coffee...from Dunkin' Donuts...and be safe!

Long story short, here are the images from clumsy day.  Worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/a-bum-ankle-and-a-burn-personal-huntsville-al-photographer Fri, 06 Nov 2015 05:52:19 GMT
A Family | Family Session | Huntsville, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/a-family-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer I've had the pleasure of photographing Miss Averie three times now and I can say she gets cuter and cuter every time I see her!  I love working with her family because she's only a week older than my son so it's fun to see all the things I have in common with this family.  Toddlers who hate the carseat? Check!  Toddlers who talk all the time? Check!  And most of all, sweet little babies who have grown into so-much-fun toddlers right before our eyes...check!

We've had their family session planned for two months or so and when the forecast called for rain the day their session finally arrived I was so bummed.  Thankfully there was a quick break in the rain and they were able to move up their session on a whim so we were able to get their fall pictures done!  I had forgotten how much I love to shoot on overcast days, the colors seem just a little richer after the rain!  I hope you enjoy your preview, A family, I sure enjoyed working with you guys!

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Huntsville Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/a-family-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:20:26 GMT
M Family | Family Session | Huntsville, AL Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/11/m-family-family-session-huntsville-al-photographer A golden hour photo session in the middle of a cotton field would probably be my dream session.  Add in a beautiful family of three and my day was made.   This session was so much fun!  I'm hoping for some more cotton filled sessions this fall!

 

 

 

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Chase | Senior | Madison, AL Senior Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/10/chase-senior-madison-al-senior-photographer Meet Chase!  A senior who I had the pleasure of working with last week.  He's a southern gentleman, with a great smile who has manners, plays baseball, and loves calculus!  He tried to school me on calculus and baseball but I'm not sure I was a good student :)  He was up for anything, including when I asked him to pose in front of a dumpster!  

Thanks so much, Chase, for letting me do your senior pictures.  I just know your family is so proud of you, as they should be!  It was a pleasure!

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville AL Senior Photographer Huntsville AL Senior Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison AL Senior Photographer Madison AL Senior Photography Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/10/chase-senior-madison-al-senior-photographer Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:33:44 GMT
Greyson | First Birthday Session | Huntsville, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/10/greyson-first-birthday-session-huntsville-al-child-photographer It's finally fall!  I mean really fall, the leaves are changing, there's a cool, crisp feeling in the air, and the busy season has begun.  I got to chase this handsome guy around to document his first birthday.  He started walking when he was ten months old so he is an old pro now.  We chased him around and let him do his thing...and I just love the results!!

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer First Birthday Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/10/greyson-first-birthday-session-huntsville-al-child-photographer Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:05:41 GMT
Braxton | First Birthday Session | Huntsville AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/braxton-first-birthday-session-huntsville-al-child-photographer Meet Braxton! I've had the pleasure of knowing this little guy since he was just a few weeks old.  He says "Go Gators" like we do at our house, so naturally, we hit it off from the start! :)  I feel like I just finished up his six month session, and here he is about to turn ONE!

Last week we got together at a field with the most gorgeous light that was near Braxton's home so that we could include his dog, Opie in the shoot.  Right as the sun was going down,  we headed out for a few more shots in a cotton field.  I love this little guy's pictures! 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Cake Smash Child Photographer First Birthday Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer One Year Session Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/braxton-first-birthday-session-huntsville-al-child-photographer Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:56:23 GMT
Levine Family | Family Session | Huntsville, AL Family Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/levine-family-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer I met this sweet family in the spring when I helped the mom, Michelle, with pictures for the grand opening of her online boutique, The Modern Thread.  I was thrilled when Michelle reached out to me to do family pictures this summer.  I mean, look at this gorgeous family! A photographers dream.  You can't tell it was pushing 100 degrees and at least 110% humidity! This family totally rocked their session!

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer Family Photographer Family Photography Huntsville, AL Family Photographer Huntsville, AL Family Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Family Photographer Madison, AL Family Photography Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/levine-family-family-session-huntsville-al-family-photographer Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:52:22 GMT
Lake Martin | Personal | Huntsville, AL Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/lake-martin-personal-huntsville-al-photographer I've had a really busy month! It started with a trip to Gatlinburg with my boys to celebrate my 30th Birthday (eek!) and then a short road trip to spend a week at Lake Martin with my parents, my brother and his wife, my aunts, and uncle. It was so much fun! We all stayed in a cabin right on the lake, went out on the boat every day and explored the shoreline of the huge lake! 

Traveling with a toddler can strike fear into even the most experienced parents' hearts but I was so surprised how well our son, Corbin, did.  He napped like it was his job, ate so much, and loved the water.  Here are my some of my favorite shots from the trip.

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Personal Photos Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/lake-martin-personal-huntsville-al-photographer Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:07:02 GMT
Averie | One Year Cake Smash | Huntsville, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/averie-one-year-cake-smash-huntsville-al-child-photographer I'm reaching way back into my files today to show you this session from back in May of this year.  I'm about to do a fall session with this sweet family in a few weeks and realized I hadn't shared this sweet girl's first birthday pictures. 

It was so fun to work with Averie and her family because Averie and my son are only two weeks apart in age.  It was kind of like photographing the girl version of my son, and SO much fun!

I can't wait to meet with this sweet family again and do their fall pictures!

 

It's her party, she can cry if she wants to!  Happy (way late) Birthday, Averie!

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Cake Smash Cake Smash Huntsville, AL Cake Smash Madison, AL Child Photographer First Birthday Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison, AL Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/averie-one-year-cake-smash-huntsville-al-child-photographer Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:55:12 GMT
Henry | Newborn | Huntsville, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/henry-newborn-huntsville-al-newborn-photographer Meet Henry!  I got to meet this little boy and do his newborn pictures a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love with his sweet family.  It was so fun to just spend a few hours with this family of six and watch as they loved on each other and ooo'd and ahhh'd over their newest baby brother. 

I'm telling you, I don't feel nearly as calm, patient, and put together trying to parent my one child as these parents did with their four beautiful kids.  It was such a joy to watch them interact with each other!  I just love simple sessions of hanging out with a family in their home. 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer Maternity Pictures Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/henry-newborn-huntsville-al-newborn-photographer Sun, 13 Sep 2015 02:30:44 GMT
Aiden | Newborn | Huntsville, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/aiden-newborn-huntsville-al-newborn-photographer There's no better way to spend a weekend morning than with a newborn, squishy, bundle of joy.  Meet Aiden!  He is the first boy in his family and has certainly gotten all of his sisters already wrapped around his little fingers.  His big sisters were so proud of him and loved kissing on his sweet little head of dark hair.

This little guy was content as long as he had a full belly and a warm swaddle, so that's what we did for him! He certainly was a super model baby, and I so enjoyed capturing him in all of his only days old newborn cuteness.  Here's just a little bit more of a preview for his parents :)

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville Newborn Photographer Huntsville Newborn Photography Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Picture https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/aiden-newborn-huntsville-al-newborn-photographer Tue, 08 Sep 2015 03:00:10 GMT
Jordan & Danny | Maternity | Madison, AL Maternity Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/jordan-danny-maternity-madison-al-maternity-photographer I come home from most photo sessions saying, "That was my favorite session yet!".  I always upload the images to my computer and start backing them up immediately, and while I don't start editing right away, I do take a second to scroll through all of my images and just see if what I captured matches my feelings after such a great session.

I came home from Jordan and Danny's maternity session in Madison saying the same thing.  This was my favorite session yet! :)  I had a beautiful expecting momma, her sweet husband, beautiful light, and an ice cold creek to dip our feet in after dancing around in the warm (and muggy!) sunlight!

Jordan and Danny just can't wait to meet their little guy, Rush, in just a few short weeks.  I'm so glad we got the chance to capture this exciting time in their lives.  Congratulations guys! I can't wait to meet him! :)

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville, AL Maternity Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Maternity Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Maternity Photographer Maternity Pictures Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/jordan-danny-maternity-madison-al-maternity-photographer Sun, 06 Sep 2015 01:26:12 GMT
Linley | Maternity | Huntsville, AL Maternity Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/linley-maternity-huntsville-al-maternity-photographer I worked as an OB nurse at the local hospital for two years before I had my son and then decided to stay home and pursue photography and mommy-ing full time after he was born.  I got to meet a lot of wonderful people in the short two years that I was there and Linley was one of them!  Linley was due almost exactly a year to the day after I was with my own son, so it was so much fun to do her maternity pictures and remember all the anticipation of being about to welcome your very first baby into the world. 

Linley and her husband, Andrew, were such a pleasure to work with!  They were so excited and both of their faces just lit up when they talked about getting to meet their daughter, Reese.  Linley told me that she was not good in front of the camera (if only I had a dime for every time I heard that!) but after just a few clicks of my shutter they both became naturals and we spent a good hour walking around and making some memories for this family of (almost) three.

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer Maternity Photographer Maternity Pictures Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/linley-maternity-huntsville-al-maternity-photographer Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:13:06 GMT
Eliana | Newborn | Huntsville, AL Newborn Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/eliana-newborn-huntsville-al-newborn-photographer I've been having such a good time working on this sweet girl's gallery.  At just over two weeks old she was just a dream to photograph.  Gorgeous dark hair, creamy newborn skin, and she slept like a pro for us!  I was a little worried that she'd be past the sleepy newborn stage but she did great.

Eliana's big sisters are so good with her and loved giving her kisses and helping their Mom & Dad.  Speaking of Dad, he's going to be in so much trouble with these three beautiful girls!  Thank you for allowing me to capture these first few weeks of your little's life.  She is so precious!

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Huntsville, AL Newborn Photographer Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Newborn Photographer Madison, AL Photographer Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/eliana-newborn-huntsville-al-newborn-photographer Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:15:21 GMT
Brittany & RJ | Senior Prom | Huntsville AL Senior Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/9/brittany-rj-senior-prom-huntsville-al-senior-photographer Happy Tuesday y'all! It may be still sweltering outside but to me, it's fall!  College football starts this weekend, the calendar says "September", and the season of pumpkin everything is here,  so in my books, it's officially official :)  

I'm enjoying time between sessions to blog about past sessions that have not yet made the blog since my website overhaul.  Today I want to share a sweet couple, Brittany and RJ, heading off to her Senior Prom! These two were the sweetest young people with a bright future ahead of them both. 

It was such a joy to be able to capture this fun time in their lives. RJ is in college locally and he and Brittany have been dating for the past two years.  It was so fun to watch the excitement and young love in their eyes. I know they had a blast at Prom!

 



 

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Haley | First Birthday | Madison, AL Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/8/haley-first-birthday-madison-al-photographer Here's a bit more of a sneak peek of Haley's First Birthday session from this weekend.  She was the happiest, most smiley little one ever! Seriously made my job so easy!  Happy (almost) Birthday, Haley! 

 

 

I'm not kidding when I say that there are less than a handful of images that I have of this sweet girl that she isn't smiling...just a joyful little girl!

 

And just look at those two little bottom teeth. I just love this age!  Haley's mom had the cutest idea for birthday pictures to match her Farmer's Market birthday party coming up. It's going to be so cute.  I know this girl is the apple of her parents' eye. 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Child Photographer First Birthday Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/8/haley-first-birthday-madison-al-photographer Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:36:06 GMT
Rais | One Year Old Cake Smash | Huntsville, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/8/huntsville-al-child-cake-smash-photographer It's time to reach back and start blogging some sessions that I missed during the spring and early summer. It's one of the busiest times of the year for me so sometimes I forget to spend the time posting on the blog and Facebook and instead just try to get all my images edited and back to my clients as quickly as possible. 

 

Rais is one of my son's little buddies so lucky for me I didn't have to spend any time getting to know him and we could jump right into his photo session!  His mom had the idea for his sweet little tie and simple outdoor cake smash session. It was so much fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at that smile!  I love his happy face and those little hairs sticking up!

 

 

Rais was very careful with his cake and took his time exploring it! It's always so much fun to watch these kids have their first taste of something sweet.  Happy Birthday Rais!  I hope your second year is so much fun!

 

 

 

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Cake Smash Child Photographer First Birthday Huntsville, AL Photographer Huntsville, AL Senior Photographer Madison Madison, AL Photographer Pictures https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/8/huntsville-al-child-cake-smash-photographer Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:15:00 GMT
James | First Birthday Session & Cake Smash | Madison, AL Child Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/8/madison-al-child-cake-smash-photographer I love getting to do first birthday sessions!  We just celebrated my son's first birthday a few months ago so it's neat to watch other babies at right about the same age. James is a sweet little man who has a birthday just a few days after my own.  I've done quite a few cake smash sessions recently but James was, by far, the most excited about his cake!  

We started with few shots around fun spots in downtown Madison, Alabama and then moved to a grassy location with the most beautiful light for some fun, family shots and James' cake smash set up.  The second we set the cake down in front of him, he dove right in.  Asked no questions, and waited for nothing! I laughed the whole time!  James' session was so much fun!  

 

 

 

Happy Birthday James!!

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(Wagon Wheel Photo | Huntsville/Madison, AL Photographer) Cake Smash Child Photographer First Birthday Huntsville, AL Photographer Madison, AL Photographer https://www.wagonwheelphoto.com/blog/2015/8/madison-al-child-cake-smash-photographer Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:55:33 GMT