• 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.

Danielle ~ Senior Portraits ~ Mobile AL

Danielle’s mom and I were best friends in high school.  We shared many, many late nights together laughing and giggling, crying over the most recent boyfriend drama or whining about Ms Byrd’s short-hand class.  Hearing Danielle’s laughter that day brought back all of those memories; she sounds so much like her mom.  And while I haven’t been able to watch her grow up to the beautiful young lady she is today, I learned so much about her in those two short hours we spent together that afternoon taking her pictures.

Here are a few things I learned about Danielle.

Her smile is contagious.

Her old blue pick-up truck is her signature.

A few of her favorite things:  her Bible, her camera, her xylophone and her sticker-adorned suitcase.

She’s beautiful.

Inside and out.

Click on the Proof Gallery link above to see more!  Use Danielle’s last name as the access code!

Corporate Photographer | Vital Smiles | Mobile, Alabama

I’ve driven by these dentist offices in Mobile many times, but have never actually been in them until recently when I shot these images for their new and upcoming revised website.  This was so much fun photographing these rooms and offices.  One of the doctors referred to this office as  his baby and pride and joy.  It was definitely obvious just how much pride he does have for his work and his patients.  These offices were so much fun to just be in, it made me wish I were a patient of there too!

Vital Smiles Dental and Orthodontist Office

Alabama Wedding Photographer-Christin & TJ

Pre-ceremony portraits photographed at the Riverview Plaza Hotel
Venue:  St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
Reception:  Spot of Tea 

Something about this picture I just love….Christin seems so calm and serene as she is about to enter the church to get married.

TJ carried his new bride down the alter.

My view.

Clark’s view.

First dance.


You can see all of their wedding day gallery by visiting the online photo gallery and use TJ’s last name as the access code.


Mobile Wedding Photographer | Hermitage Rippy Estate | Brianna & Brian

Venue:  Hermitage Rippy Estate
Caterer:  Creative Catering by Sean
Lighting:  Southern Sounds

Brianna was a stunning bride.

Beautiful weather.  Beautiful venue.  Beautiful girls.

This is one of my all time favorite pictures.  Ever.

Brianna and her dad just before he gives his daughter away.

Brianna took care of all the details.

The groom sees his bride for the first time.

Brianna and Brian chose not to see each other before the ceremony, so they planned plenty of time before the reception began for the most important photographs of the day.

The Hermitage Rippy Estate was beautifully lit compliments of Southern Sounds.

You can see more of Brianna and Brian’s wedding day pictures by visiting the online proof gallery.  You may also register to be notified when the complete gallery goes live.  Contact Brianna for the password to view the gallery.