One of the most beautiful things about being a family fine art photographer is being able to capture both the calm and chaos of all the milestones of childhood and your family. Being able to bring back memories in a single photograph and reminding parents that there is beauty in both. These memories that a single photograph ca bring back as a parent is why I love photographing parenthood and growing families! 

Yours, CL


Alabama Family and portrait photographer

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You spend your entire life looking forward to the next big thing. Whether it's graduation day, going on a big vacation, your wedding day after months of planning, holding your baby in your arms of yearning to do so. Before you know it, those next big things were 5, 10, 15 years ago and have become a distant memory. 
Your family photos will become one of the most important items in your life. Whether you choose to hand them on your walls or keep them tucked safely in an album, they will be a forever reminder of how beautiful your life really is.

The difference

 i strive for an elevated client experience, and classic images that are naturally edited to be sure to stand the test of time.

Once your date is reserved, we'll connect to start chatting about possible locations for your session. We generally recommend choosing one location and if it's a place you haven't been before, it might be helpful to visit during the time our session will take place.

That way you have an idea of the light, crowds, closing time, etc! If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let us know because we would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!


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If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

We put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)


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On the day of your session, we'll connect to make sure the weather still looks like it's going to corporate. We'll exchange numbers and finalize our meeting location. Please plan for your session to take about two hours from start to finish. 

The SEssion

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All images from our sessions are typically delivered within about two weeks of the shoot date via an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download images to share on social media. 

Your gallery will remain active for six weeks. 


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We are proud to offer our clients a variety of ways to turn their images into keepsakes. Wall-mounted canvas prints to decorate your home, beautiful handmade albums and more. 

And we offer a lifetime guarantee on all our products so you never have to worry about the quality of your investments fading over time! What a special way to remember this season you’re in!



Keepsake Box with matching prints ­ $700
5x7 Album ­ $625
8x10 Album ­ $825



THE Signature


THE Newborn

  • Offered on select dates through the year
  • For families looking for a quick session and a few images
  • Includes 30 minutes of Photography in Athens AL
  • Downloading of 15 final images curated by Carla


THE Mini

Pre-­session style consultation by phone or skype, wardrobe styling information, session in the studio, Client’s home or outdoor location.

Prints and products are purchased separately.


  • Includes 30 minutes of photography for maternity session
  • Includes 1-1.5 hours of photography for newborn session at studio or client's home
  • Downloading of 50 final images curated by Carla
  • For families looking to document the first few milestones of their baby's life
  • Includes 1-1.5 hours of photography
  • Downloading of final images curated by Carla
  • For families looking for more images from their session
  • 50+ images final images
  • Includes 4 sessions of your choice
  • Includes 1-1.5 hours of photography per session
  • Downloading of final images curated by Carla
  • For families looking for more images and multiple sessions throughout the year
  • 50+ images final images per session
  • 25% off all print orders

The milestone collection



If you're looking for a little more outfit inspiration, we recommend heading over to our Pinterest boards to browse outfit ideas for the entire family. 



With the growth of online shops, shopping for your littles is more fun than ever! We recommend choosing color families (neutrals, blues, etc) over perfectly matching outfits. If you're looking for some inspiration or some of our favorite shops for kids, check out the link to our Pinterest boards below!

For the Littles

When picking outfits we recommend keeping in mind the word “complement” rather than “match.” For example, if Dad is wearing a blue and pink pastel plaid shirt, Mom may want to choose a long, soft blue dress. It can also be a great idea to choose “color-families,” such as pastels or jewel tones. 


Look and feel your best


The sooner the better! Our weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to us, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know! 


Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, we take photos for a living and we even feel like a deer in the headlights when we're in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. We're well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 

We're Awkward and my kids don't sit still.

No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule.

Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 


Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images. 

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format. 

How will we receive our photos?



We're so honored that you're considering working with us to capture your family. To officially reserve your date, please send an email to Carla (, with your names, number of family members, ideal date and anything else we should know. We can't wait to work with you!