Fall Mini Sessions {Gardens Portraits Part 2}

Our second Mini session date was quite a success with 5 families joining me for a session! We were out at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens again and it was a gorgeous fall day to be there! These are a few of my favorites from each session, thanks to everyone for choosing me to capture this time in your family's lives!

The Dimon Family: I first met Matt & LeeAnn many years ago when they chose us to photograph their wedding! Their jobs have taken them all over & now they are back in Alabama & their family has grown by 2 cute kiddos, Nate & Abby! I'm really glad it worked out for us to do this session since Nate had to run off to his tee ball game right after their session!

The Hammel Family: April & I have several mutual friends but had not met until her family mini session with her husband & 2 boys. It was fun to get to know them more as we walked around the gardens! The boys were so cute to work with - both loving & hating taking pics together at the same time, ha ha! Thanks for letting me capture this time in your family's lives!

The Hinnen Family: This might have been the one I was looking forward to the most since Jennifer & I were college roommates and sorority sisters at BSC and hadn't seen each other since graduation! Needless to say, things have changed for us both since then & I was so happy to get to work with her and husband Jerry and their two amazing girls, Tessa & Lucy! I had so much fun getting to know the girls & catching up with my old friend (who is a doctor now!) and hope you guys enjoy your preview!

The Payne Family: Jessica & I have several mutual friends which is how she found out about our mini sessions! While walking around at the gardens with her husband & daughter Hannah we also discovered we are sorority sisters too! (missed going to BSC together by 1 year!) This family of 3 is getting ready to grow by 1 and have another daughter in January - I really hope to get to meet baby sister too so you may get to see them on our blog again soon! Congrats & hope you love your preview!

The Buchanan Family: We photographed Ty & Meredith's wedding (see their engagement and wedding photos!) just a few years ago so when they said they wanted to do a mini session with me I was thrilled to get to work with them again! Since their "baby" Marley is 4 legged and not allowed into the botanical gardens, I finished up the day with their portrait at Jemison Park instead! Marley is so very well behaved & it was great to see all 3 of them again! It was a perfect end to a fun day of portraits!

Baby Travis {Newborn}

Sweet baby Travis is actually my second cousin and is the absolute cutest! I traveled over to Gadsden to his home turf to capture some precious moments with him and his big sister Addison (who has also been one of our models, see her 1 year photos here!) We had fun trying different outfits and hats on little Mr. Travis, even if he didn't exactly love them all, ha ha!

Welcome to the family, baby boy!