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!

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!

Click here to see what’s left!

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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C Family Fall Mini Session | Birmingham, AL Family Photographer

It’s impossible that it is almost November! This fall season is flying by! Check out this beautiful family I photographed last weekend. It was just perfect weather and the kiddos were so lovely to work with!

Make sure you have booked your fall family session. I only have a few spots left for this year! Also I’m currently booking Christmas minis. Please click the contact button and send me a message if you are interested in more details!
Mom and dad always deserve a photo together!

I look forward to seeing more beautiful families this fall!

Jodie’s Studio Maternity Session | Birmingham, Alabama

This momma is just gorgeous! Model material!!!!

Baby Bennett

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to the blog but I’m still here capturing all your memories! Just a super busy season of life! New work generally gets posted to my Instagram (link on bottom of this page!)

Enjoy this sweet peak of baby Bennett’s newborn session! Mom loved all the deep dark colors and those are some of my favorites this time of the year too! 😍 scroll down to see all the beautiful babies this fam has made!

Fall & Christmas Mini Sessions 2022

Hi everyone! I’m so excited that the fall and Christmas season are right around the corner! This year I decided to do family & Christmas sessions a little differently than years past and offer minis at a little lower rate, on pre-determined dates and at pre-determined locations. There will be a limited number of slots for each location/day. If the dates and/or locations don’t work for your family please reach out to me to book a full family session that better suits your needs! I hope this helps some of you with your budget and also makes the booking process a little easier! Please click on whichever date/location you’d like from the images below and it will take you to the booking page. From there you will select the time that’s best for you. No coupon codes can be used for these minis as they are already listed at a discounted rate. Please let me know if you have any questions or trouble booking! Again, there are a limited amount so don’t wait!

Click here for a link to all the minis and to see what times are available. Thank you for your interest in booking with me!



Announcing Fine Art Minis

Grab your fanciest dress or tux and book a fine art mini! These are intended to be classically styled. Perfect for birthday sessions! Imagine these as a framed canvas or turn them into a painting for over your fireplace! Perfect for all ages: toddlers to adults, boys & girls! The introductory cost is $400+ tax and includes 10 images with printing rights. Hair and makeup can be added to the session for an additional fee. Please inquire in advance! Weekend and weekday openings available.

Book today! Lbstudiosphoto@yahoo.com 205-215-4385

Fall 2020 Outdoor Session Availability

I cannot believe it’s already time to start scheduling fall family sessions! Every year I have people messaging me last minute trying to get a date. Please don’t wait until the last minute as my days go quickly every year!

What’s unique about fall family sessions with LB Studios? Every year I do them at sunset so the lighting is just absolutely perfect! This means I don’t take as many clients because sunset, or “golden hour” as it’s called, is usually just 1 hour before sunset and it goes super quickly!

So, act quick to make sure you’ve got a date with LB Studios for those perfect family portraits this year! I plan to use a field location in Cropwell, Alabama but if this isn’t the look you would like this year, please let me know so we can plan for somewhere else for your family. If you need help picking outfits, I’m always happy to assist! In the coming days I plan to do a blog post with outfit ideas so make sure you’re subscribed here to my blog to see that when it’s posted.

Below are the available dates and times. Please use the contact form here on my site to message me the date you would like to book. Family sessions including the digital files are $500+ tax. Half is due to book and the remaining half is due the day of the session. Payment plans are available upon request. Christmas cards and prints will be offered at 25% off ☺️ Prints make perfect gift ideas for grandparents!


10/4 @ 6pm
10/8 @ 6pm
10/15 @ 6pm
10/18 @ 6pm
10/22 @ 6pm
10/25 @ 6pm 10/29 @ 6pm
11/5 @ 5pm
11/8 @ 5pm
11/12 @ 5pm
11/19 @5pm

I look forward to seeing all my favorite families again this year and meeting those of you that are new! 2020 has been a crazy year but that doesn’t mean we can’t document this snapshot in time. We will reflect back and see how much closer we grew to our families even in the hard years ❤️