Mistletoe on Main Free Christmas Event

Come to downtown Leeds this Friday 12/8 and see the new studio as well as get a free Christmas photo taken!

The event starts at 4pm with the Christmas parade to follow at 7pm! Check out this map and all the fun activities!

There’s so much to do! I’m so excited to be a part of this fun little community now 🥹 it’s been a whirlwind of a month getting ready for this big move and I’m finally open and can’t wait to see you guys! This is such an awesome way to kick it off! Merry Christmas everybody, and I’ll see you this Friday evening!!

New Studio

Super exciting news! LB Studios has moved to a new location in downtown Leeds, AL! I cannot wait for you all to see this cute historic building! It’s going to be perfect for creating new memories and has plenty of space for multiple setups! I cannot wait to get in here and create beautiful photos for you all!! 😍 There’s going to be an area for your kids to play while you wait, a spot for newborn photography, a client wardrobe to pick through if you’d like, and a beautiful sitting area complete with coffee and other treats! I can’t wait to spoil you all! Book a session and come see it asap!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE | ALABAMA PHOTOGRAPHER

LB Studios’ Black Friday Deals of 2023! There is something here for everyone! These deals are only available to the first 10 customers with a coupon code, so don’t wait! Please email me at contact@lbstudiosphotography.com with any questions or if you need any help!

Tap each image below to take advantage of the specific deal!

Buy a Newborn Session and receive 50% off a one year session. Book Newborn Session first and then book one year session and use coupon code: BFBOGO

Save 25% off 2024 Sessions! Perfect for Family or Milestone Sessions. Excludes Themed Minis and Baby Plans. Cannot combine with other discounts. Use Code: BF25OFF

Save 30% off Prints and Products! From any past session or purchase a print credit for a future session. Arrives in time for Christmas gifting! Email me to gain access to your past gallery or purchase a print credit!

I will try to respond to any questions or emails for galleries in a timely matter, but I will also be out of town so please be gracious to me as I get back to you! If you’re one of the first 10 to email me but you’re waiting on a question answered I will honor the discount for you! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Christmas Tree Farm Minis 2023 | Birmingham Alabama Photographer

Annual Tree Farm Minis

I’m super excited to open booking for our annual tree farm minis at Old Baker Farm in Harpersville, AL.

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Come experience a real tree farm with your family and get Christmas card photos done!

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How to Prepare for your Fall Outdoor Session | Alabama Family Photographer

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I always get lots of emails asking how to best prepare for your fall outdoor photoshoot. Here are 10 tips! These tips could apply to all types of outdoor sessions, not just fall!

Top 10 Tips for your fall photo session

Tip #1: Know when the fall leaves are predicted to be at their peak for your area. This year that is expected to be the very last weekend of October here in central Alabama. Most people expect there to be lots of leaves changing at the beginning of October and that just isn’t the case where we live. So talk to your photographer and ask them what weekend they think is best to schedule if the fall colors are important to you.

Tip #2: Pick the right location for the look you desire. If beautiful fall foliage is something your heart desires then let you photographer know so that they can recommend their favorite spot for that purpose. Also, many locations, like wide open fields with tall grass are beautiful in the fall!

Tip #3: The time of day really matters for the look you desire. Do you want a beautiful sunset photo? The sun sets earlier in the fall so check the hourly forecast and make sure you plan accordingly! The best times are usually during golden hour: 1 hour after sunrise or 1 hour before sunset… Unless there is a lot of shade, in which case you’d want to plan for about 2 hours before sunset. Your photographer will be able to tell you the ideal time for the location you’d like.

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Tip #4: Wear fall and neutral colors. Here’s a link to my pinterest board for inspiration! Shoes matter! Make sure your shoes and socks coordinate. I put some examples of that on the board as well.

Tip #5: Wear layers! Always check the weather. On any given day in the deep south it could be 80 degrees or 40 degrees in the fall. Have a plan for each weather situation. Plan for it to be warm but bring a layer to add if its cool like sweaters. Also, remember, if your shoot is in the late afternoon the temps will be dropping so it may be best to even check the hourly forecast. Bring a sweater that coordinates but isn’t too bulky that you can put on or take off. Bring a nice neutral color blanket for your young babies. If it’s going to be super cold, bonnets and hats are always so sweet on the babies!

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Tip #6: Eat and Sleep! Make sure your children have had plenty to eat before your shoot. It may not be meal time until after your shoot so please feed them a protein filled snack. We don’t want anyone to be hangry! (angry and hungry 😉 ) Also, go to bed on time the night before and if your child still naps, make sure they get a good long nap that day! Plan ahead for this.

Tip #7: Bring a snack, drink, and favorite toy! When working with young children it’s always best to be prepared with things they like and are comforting to them in a new situation. All kids love food and treats and this usually helps them warm up to the situation. If they have a favorite toy or lovey be sure to bring it. You’ll be thankful years from now that you had them captured with one of their special items- plus it’s comforting!

Tip #8: Talk to your older kids beforehand and practice smiling and posing. Let them know what to expect- to have fun and smile your real smile! Laughing and telling jokes is always expected 🙂

Tip #9: Get there early! Arrive early and walk around. This gives you a cushion in case you can’t find the location and it also helps your kiddos warm up to the new situation/landscape.

Tip #10: Relax! I know I just gave a whole list of do’s and dont’s but at the end of the day even if none of these things work out, it’s best to relax and have fun during your photoshoot. A happy and relaxed family is going to photograph beautifully even if none of the other things work out. We aren’t aiming for perfection because no ones family is perfect. We are aiming to capture your family having fun and enjoying one another. And if you’re child won’t smile, don’t stress, they will warm up eventually!

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Now Booking | Christmas Minis 2023 | Santa Minis 2023

Yay! It’s finally here! Booking has opened for Studio Christmas Minis and Santa Minis 2023!

I am so excited about this timeless white and green setup this year! I hope you love it! These will be perfect for babies, children, and families (no extended families please). Babies not able to sit up unassisted will need to be in the photos with parents (these minis cannot be used as a newborn session but newborns are welcome- they’ll just need to be held by mom or dad!) As far as outfits, I suggest neutral clothing for this setup as it photographs beautifully. There will be a variety of different props/chairs in the studio for use.

The studio Christmas Sessions (no santa) will be held the morning of November 4th and afternoon of November 5th. They will be 10 minutes long and include 5 digital images with the option to add on any additional images. You’ll also be able to add on a matching Christmas Card if you’d like! & new this year is the ability to add print packages perfect for grandparent gifts! And if you want regular AND Santa Minis see below for how to book both and a special discount!

These intimate studio Santa Sessions are always so fun! You’ll enjoy this more laid back experience and avoid the typical lines at the mall because you’ll have your own time slot! This year we have a new Santa! Santa JT! Santa JT owns a missions organization, One Way Ministries, and is a member at my church. After many years of people telling him he looks like Santa he decided to start his own Santa gig! I think you’ll find him to be jolly, authentic, and fantastic with the children! See him below with all 6 of my children!

The Santa sessions will be on Nov 5th from 3:00-4:00. If you’d like both a regular (no Santa) Christmas mini and Santa shots too, for convenience book a regular Christmas mini during the 2:00 hour on 11/5 (if available) and then a Santa mini during the 3:00 hour to avoid having to wait very long for your santa spot (perk- you don’t have to get dressed up twice!). Otherwise you are welcome to leave the studio and come back for your Santa spot. The studio is in downtown Leeds and close to restaurants, shops, and Buc-ee’s 😀

The studio will have that Christmas atmosphere and there will be Christmas music, drinks, and Christmas cookies to enjoy! Please let me know if your children have any allergies. I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone and celebrating this wonderful time of year with you all!

Click the here to book your studio Christmas session!

Click here to book your Santa Mini Session!

(Use coupon code ADDSANTA to get $25 off your Santa session when you book both a regular christmas mini AND a santa mini!)

Baby P | Alabama Newborn Photographer

I LOVED the colors we used for this newborn shoot! So beautiful!!

Book your newborn session here!

The Cutest Farm Theme First Birthday | Alabama Baby Photographer

Baby boy LOVED his barn cake! This was such a cute idea! Let me know what theme you want when you schedule your one year cake smash!

Big brother joined us for some photos too. I love these 😀

Book your one year session here!

Fall MIni Sessions 2023

Now booking Fall Mini Sessions October 27-28! Click here to book!