• Welcome to the blogsite of award winning photographer, Samantha Alday. Samantha is also a boutique-style photographer commissioning a limited number of wedding and portrait events each year delivering the most in personal customer service, detail and the specific needs of each client. Her work has been featured in ALABAMA WEDDINGS Magazine, The Knot online Real Weddings and has been awarded by the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

Callie | Senior

I love my job.

Love you girl!  You’re beautiful inside and out.  😉

Here’s a slideshow of just a few of my favs.

Amy Carol Howell - June 13, 2010 - 7:07 pm


These are so good, just sat here watched this a few times and cried. I can’t pick my favorite I love them all. Can’t wait till Callie gets home so she can see them. We love them. Thank You So Much!

Amy Carol

Amy Carol Howell - June 11, 2010 - 9:42 pm

Thanks for taking pictures for us today. You did a fabulous job. These are beautiful. We can’t wait to see the rest of them. Glad you were apart of this special time.

Love Ya Too,

Amy Carol and Callie

Assignment | Aperture

It’s time Students!  I want to see what you’ve learned this far into our lessons so get your camera and get ready.  I want you to post your best Shallow Depth of Field images and show me what you’ve got.  So open up those apertures and join the Samantha Alday Photography Assignment Group on Flickr and get goin’!  Read back over the lesson if you need refreshing!

I’ll post my favorites next Thursday (6/10) and give a constructive critique on each and post my top favorite on Friday.  I’ll choose my fav (aka the winner of this assignment) based on the best representation and use of ISO and Aperture.  Amateur’s only please.

Happy Shooting!

It’s Album Season | Alabama Wedding Photographer

I’m slowly but surely….frantically, actually….trying to finish up with 2009 Wedding Season Albums. The finished albums are starting to trickle in and I’m like a kid in a candy store (or photographer in a camera store) when they arrive on my doorstep. I love, love this Art Book! It’s so fresh and modern and still not trendy. It will be a piece of art for your grandchildren to one day enjoy!

Here are a few favorite spreads from Chrissy and Demetrius’ 26 spread Art Album.  I design each page as a pagespread rather than single pages. I feel I can tell your story better as spreads rather than individual pages.  The Art Album is a 10 x 10 square album and notice there is no gutter seaming…love the clean-ness of that.

Paige & Pat | Alabama Wedding Photographer

Enon Plantation, Union Springs, Alabama