The Hipps Family. Chelsea, Alabama Fall Portraits.

Their outfits were perfectly styled. The light was shining just like it should on an October Saturday evening in Chelsea, Alabama. Morgan had worked hard to get her sweet family all ready for the perfect fall family photos! But when she and Daniel met me to shoot, Alyssa wasn’t having any part of it. She just wouldn’t stop screaming and there was no calming her down.

Morgan + Daniel were great sports. In what would have normally been a stressful situation, they were willing to follow my directions, try new things, and figure it out together. So that’s what we did! We turned a screaming baby around to face mom and dad, we let her snuggle and take breaks, and we made it work. There are no words sweeter to my artistic ears and my creative heart than “we trust you.” And with that trust comes a sweet reward of beautiful images that can be cherished for a lifetime.

So Dear mom who is afraid to invest in timeless family memories because you’re afraid of how your children will act. Don’t be afraid. Trust me. I’ll prepare you to win, and if and when your kid throws us a curveball, I’ve got you. I’ve been that mom on the other side of the camera and I won’t let you down.

Dear Hipps family, I’m sorry your otherwise happy girl just wasn’t having it for picture day! But I’m so thankful for your trust. The way you guys were able to go with the flow was so much fun! Here are some of my favorites from our time together:

Love + Blessings,


  1. […] the greenhouse. The Hipps family was ready to roll, perfectly styled and kiddos prepped and ready! Last time I got to photograph this crew, they had one less […]

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