The family was gathered for Wyatt’s great grandpa’s birthday. His grandparents, extended family, and parents of course were all gathered for a simple celebration with hot dogs and cheesecake. They were soaking in the last warmth of the Alabama summer, which sadly doesn’t end until October. While that gathering was the main focus up at the […]

October 11, 2018

A Birmingham, AL smash cake portrait session with Wyatt + Leigh Ann Goodin Photography

“Emma is a preemie, so she’s a little smaller than a typical one year old, but she’s super happy and easy to photograph.” Audrey, Emma’s mom, had messaged me prior to her smash cake portrait session. Preemies had been on my mind and my heart a lot lately. A friend from church had just survived her […]

October 9, 2018

A Birmingham, AL smash cake portrait session with Emma + Leigh Ann Goodin Photography

I can’t remember a time throughout my last six plus years as a photographer that I didn’t love shooting smash cake sessions. There’s something about this silly tradition that has stolen my heart. It’s definitely in my top five favorite things to shoot. My heart flutters capturing the joy of this right of passage for […]

October 1, 2018

A Birmingham, AL Portrait Photographer’s Advice on How to Win at Smash Cake Sessions

It was a hot Sunday evening, toward the end of September. You could hardly get out of the car without breaking a sweat in Birmingham, AL. But that didn’t stop Kendall from getting her youngest baby boy out to Veteran’s Park for a smash cake portrait session with Leigh Ann Goodin Photography! With big brother […]

September 26, 2018

A Veteran’s Park Birmingham, AL smash cake portrait session with Tucker + Leigh Ann Goodin Photography

Dad of the year. Bennett totally won that award the day of this session. Or at least he did as far as his wife Erin is concerned. Erin had scheduled Margaret’s smash cake session with me before she got put on call that day. She’d ordered the cake, the most perfect outfit, and had her […]

July 12, 2018

Margaret’s 1st Birthday Smash Cake Session

Jennifer’s friend contacted me last minute…She already had a cake ready to go, an outfit picked out, balloons blown up, and her husband Chad’s childhood rocking chair refinished in pink…with a crown! Her original plan for first birthday photos for baby Reagan had fallen through, and she needed help. She was about to give up and eat […]

June 19, 2018

Reagan’s first birthday smash cake session!

This past summer I had the opportunity of connecting with Morgan about her son Stealth’s 6 month photos! We had a great time together while I shot those, so I was really excited to scheduled Stealth’s one year session, and even more excited when Morgan was excited to use my idea of the Christmas tree […]

December 14, 2017

Stealth’s first birthday smash cake session!

You may remember Lily from her birth story or some spring minis earlier this year. It’s been so much fun to watch her grow up over the last year. Although I decided to pursue weddings instead of births this year, children’s portraits are still some of my favorite to shoot because there’s no telling what you’ll get. Anyone who […]

October 17, 2017

Lily’s first birthday smash cake session!