2019 Spring Mini Session Sneak Peek

I am so behind on posting sneak peeks of past sessions. So be prepared for post overload! Here are some from this years spring mini session at this stunning red clover field!!!

© Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa AL portrait photographer .

© Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa AL portrait photographer .

Waters Lifestyle Newborn Session

Lifestyle newborn sessions are such a joy to photograph!! There’s nothing like capturing the true heartfelt moments a family shares with their new little angel at home.

©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa AL Photographer. Birmingham AL Photographer. Lifestyle Newborn photography.

©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa AL Photographer. Birmingham AL Photographer. Lifestyle Newborn photography.

Valerie and Eddie's Story and Rainbow 🌈 Maternity Session!

© Beautiful Horizon Photography. Birmingham AL Portrait Photographer. Tuscaloosa AL Portrait Photographer. Maternity Photography. 

© Beautiful Horizon Photography. Birmingham AL Portrait Photographer. Tuscaloosa AL Portrait Photographer. Maternity Photography. 


3 years ago, Eddie was mine and my husbands best friend , who hadn't found his match, and honestly it was driving me crazy to see him so sad and feeling lonely. He just kept meeting the wrong women. I decided to step in and begin a search for him for someone I would approve (because I only want the best for my friends). I made a public facebook post in search of a lucky lady (without putting any details about him nor his photo). Although he did let me take a awesome photo of him to share with any lucky ladies that were approved for phase 1 of the search. 

At that time, Valerie was my daughter's ballet teacher. Surprisingly , Valerie messaged me saying she was interested in knowing more , and that she was ready to get back into the dating scene. I told her a little bit about him and sent her his photo. Her reply was... " I think I know him". Well long story short, he dated her roommate, and they secretly had a crush on each other. Valerie and Eddie decided to give it a shot and have their first official date.

The longer they dated , the more and more infatuated they were with each other, and overtime the love they had could be spotted from miles away. Eddie asked me to help him prepare the perfect proposal. He wanted a gazebo with lights to create a romantic setting. He set a date  when he planned to propose, well it just so happened that it was when we had that massive night snow storm in Tuscaloosa. That didn't stop him! Nor me! I just had to drive 5 mph on the interstate. 

As I hid in the dark at CL Salon 's in Tuscaloosa AL patio deck, with snow piling up on me,  my speaker played "Flightless Bird, American Mouth", and the nearby neighbors around the salon wondered what the heck I was doing... Mr. Pacman , under romantically lit gazebo, got down on one knee, and asked Valerie if she would become "Mrs Pacman".

She she yes of course !

Their Wedding ceremony and reception was absolutely beautiful ! They were officially Mr & Mrs Pacman!

© Beautiful Horizon Photography. Wedding Venue :  Cypress Inn Pavillion

© Beautiful Horizon Photography. Wedding Venue : Cypress Inn Pavillion

Well, after experiencing a little angel getting their wings too soon during their first pregnancy , they were blessed with a beautiful miracle! They are expecting their Rainbow baby!

Ever since I found out, I immediately told them I HAD to photograph their maternity session! Here is a sneak peek into their  Maternity Session, celebrating Jack, their blessing, their beautiful rainbow baby!

We are soo excited, and cannot wait to hold and love on him! ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS LEFT!! 

Anniversary Portrait Session

Sometimes a photo-session is the best way to celebrate your wedding anniversary ! Chancee and Justin are two of my closest friends, and I can honestly say , all of the young women and men should thrive to have a relationship like these two have! They are two of the most supportive husband and wife I've ever come across, and I'm pretty sure that is the key to a happy 12 YEARS of marriage, and counting ! I love you guys! I wish you many many more years of happiness together!

Sidenote: Chancee is the owner and massage therapist at "Chancee's Spa" in Tuscaloosa  AL.  Her, and the staff are wonderful! You should go check them out! 

Contact me to schedule your photography session today! Sessions take place is Tuscaloosa, AL and Birmingham AL. 

 

©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Justin and Chancee Anniversary Portraits. Tuscaloosa AL Photographer. Birmingham AL Photographer. 

©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Justin and Chancee Anniversary Portraits. Tuscaloosa AL Photographer. Birmingham AL Photographer. 

2019 SENIORS! ITS TIME TO BOOK YOUR SESSION!

If you are 2019 high school senior , this is the time to book your senior portrait session with me. Summertime is the perfect time for locations with beautiful creeks and lakes, and a awesome way to cool off during your session. Senior Portrait sessions can take place anywhere in Tuscaloosa, and Birmingham areas. If you or someone you know have a location where you would like your photo session to take place at, feel free to let me know! I am open to all suggestions and I love getting to photograph in new places. 

Here are just a few of the senior portraits I've captured in the past ! Contact me today to schedule your session! I cant wait to hear from you!

© Beautiful Horizon Photography. Senior Portraits. Tuscaloosa AL Photographers. Birmingham AL Photographer.

© Beautiful Horizon Photography. Senior Portraits. Tuscaloosa AL Photographers. Birmingham AL Photographer.

Chandler sneak peek

What a busy couple of little ones! They were such a treat to photograph, and it was perfect timing because I needed the workout! These two cuties sure kept us on the move and VERY entertained! 

© Beautiful Horizon Photography . Tuscaloosa Portrait Photographer. Family Portraits. Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Alabama Portrait Photographer.

© Beautiful Horizon Photography . Tuscaloosa Portrait Photographer. Family Portraits. Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Alabama Portrait Photographer.

Photo Editing: A Behind the scenes look into the process of Editing

Hey there! So today since I had a pretty slow day, so I decided to create a video to show the process of editing an image.  Each image I edit is done differently, sometimes I'll add sun-rays, animals (for the little ones), and other times like today I did a basic editing session.

This is my very first editing video, it is set at a fast speed play to hopefully not put you to sleep. I do not have a cookie cutter style of editing. I never edit a image the same as all others. My editing style changes, the editing mood changes, I edit by how an image makes me feel.

Out of all steps taken from the moment you book, to the time your images are delivered, Editing is by far the most time consuming step of all.

One thing that breaks my heart ,  is when clients or prospects see pricing and immediately turn away, not considering the time a photographer puts into not just the shooting the session, but also : driving to and from the session, culling through the images, publishing proofs, and the part that seems to always get overlooked and to be most under-credited is the Editing.  My Editing style sets me apart from every other photographer. 

I unfortunately do not have a time-clock to punch into daily, and its really easy to get carried away in the editing process. My time is just as valuable as anyone else's when they are on their job. I am just fortunate enough to be able work doing something I love. 

Im not going to lie , I've had some images that really only took me about 5-10 minutes, but 90% of the time each image will take anywhere from 15-25 including the time it takes to make minor adjustments, crop, and in-depth editing. 

Enjoy this behind the scenes look at a editing session! Be sure you click the HD High quality view mode on the bottom right of the video player.

In this video I edit skin, eyes, hair, lips, and i fill in dead grass dirt patches.

Look Who's Turning TWO!! Hadleigh's 2 year session sneak peek.

This is one of my favorite little princesses!

When I say I LOVE watching these babies grow through my lens, this is exactly what I am talking about. It all began when Hadleigh's mommy was patiently waiting on her little beauty to make her debut, next I received the call to head to the hospital &  capture her arrival. That was the first time Hadleigh saw my camera, and I am pretty certain she remembers it because she is always a total tiny pro , full of patience. 

Hadleigh has had a tough medical road shortly after she was born , and continues to require a lot of special medical attention, but you would never guess that by looking at her beautiful smile that will light up a room and warm your heart!

Capturing little Hadleigh for her 2nd birthday is such a joy! She is full of personality, and such a silly girl!  I cannot wait to continue watching you grow Hadleigh, Happy Birthday Princess!! 

Enjoy the slide of this little one growing in front of my lens!

©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa, Birmingham Alabama Lifestyle Portrait Photographer.  Milestone Photography. 

©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa, Birmingham Alabama Lifestyle Portrait Photographer.  Milestone Photography. 

Sneak Peek into Alex's Senior Session

Here lately it seems like we've only seen rain and clouds in our area. It's been nothing but gloomy days. After having rescheduled once due to weather,  I am thrilled we were able to have a little bit of a break from the pouring rain to photograph Alex's senior portraits.  Here is a little sneak peek! I get to photograph such beauties!!  

There is still plenty of time to schedule your senior session and get your photos in time for graduation invitations. Contact me today to plan your session!

©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa, Birmingham Alabama Lifestyle Portrait Photographer. Senior Portraits. 

Why I will not give clients unedited images

So if you've been photographed by a professional , or will be in the near future,  you may have asked yourself, or asked the photographer this question : "Do I get the unedited photos too?" or say " Oh, if you don't edit the others, can I just have them?" .

Each and every single photographer edits in their own unique way. My most time consuming task for each photo session is the editing. It is one of my favorite parts , and to me, one of the most important because my editing style is what separates me from all of the other photographers. This is why I do not give clients unedited portraits.

Photos such as from a wedding reception or small event may not be as edited like the portraits, but they are all edited .

You are booking your session with me because you love my style. I never edit in the same way. I typically edit with how I am feeling with each photo, or if I am editing a child's photo, I try to think like them , use their imagination , and bring it to life in a image. 

I wanted to share with you all a gallery of some before and afters I have done in the past to show you a side by side comparison with an edited image and unedited.  Enjoy!

Be sure to visit my facebook page to see all of the newest sneak peeks from my sessions .

 

Photo Editing Before and After. ©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa Portrait Photographer.

Photo Editing Before and After. ©Beautiful Horizon Photography. Tuscaloosa Portrait Photographer.