• 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.

It’s BEACH Week!

It’s BEACH week!  Beach Portrait Sessions (Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL areas) may be scheduled for the week of June 16-23.  Limited appointments are available so book now!  30 minute session-$125 and includes an online gallery.  Full 1 hour session-$200 and includes online gallery and an 11×14 Fine Art Print.

Email Samantha at samanthaalday(at)msn(dot) com or call 251.246.5417 for more details!

Announcement! New for 2012-The Photobooth

I’m honestly giddy to announce something new and exciting for 2012 Weddings!

Introducing the Photobooth!

{photo courtesy of Briarwood Fellows, Birmingham, AL)

Photobooths are a way to entertain your guests (they’ll be the stars of their own show), as well as capture well wishes from your friends and family with a lot of laughs in between.

Want something totally different at your wedding?  Then contact Samantha today for more info!

rachel - January 4, 2012 - 3:33 pm

oh my goodness how fun would this have been!!

Steelwood Country Club Wedding Photographer-Rachel & Hollis-2

Part 2 from Rachel and Hollis’ sweet wedding.










Erin - December 3, 2011 - 2:26 pm

ok so i have seen pics on facebook but for some reason it took me forever to getting around to looking at these and OH MY they are amazing!!!

Rachel - November 19, 2011 - 10:56 am

SAMANTHA!! I am ecstatic!!! I cannot wait to look at them all. You captured our day so perfectly. No amount of thank yous could say it enough! Lots of love- thanks for everything

Steelwood Country Club Wedding Photographer-Rachel & Hollis-1

It seems I say this about each of my couples, but honestly I’m so in love with this family.  I first photographed Erin and Ben’s wedding in 2008, I keep up with Erin and her family through Erin’s blog, and now have photographed Erin’s sister Rachel’s wedding on her wedding day.

It would also almost be impossible to sum up Rachel and Hollis’ wedding in one word or even one sentence.  The day was fabulous with perfect weather, the venue was gorgeous and my bride was stunning.  All of that makes for a beautiful wedding which makes for a happy photographer.  🙂

This post is the first in a series I will be adding of Rachel and Hollis’ wedding.  More images will follow!

The ceremony and reception was held at the pristine Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, AL.

Flowers provided by Jubilee Flowers in Fairhope, AL.












Erin - December 3, 2011 - 2:23 pm

BEAUTIFUL! I love all of these pics and the day was perfect!!!
(and we were married in 2007! crazy 4 yrs have flown by!)

Rachel - November 21, 2011 - 1:57 pm

i think i look like my mom in that solo profile picture. <3

Natalie - November 19, 2011 - 8:12 am

Wowzers! Sweet words and even sweeter pictures. Thanks Samantha! Can’t wait to see more 😉