• 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.

Alabama Wedding Photographer | Hilary & Josh Part 2

More from Hilary and Josh’s PINK fab wedding!

Josh doesn’t look nervous at all!I love the time in the foyer just as the wedding music begins to play….the energy level is so high, but yet we all have to be so quiet!  😉Moments before Hilary and her dad walk the aisle.The ceremony was officiated by Josh’s dad.

Alabama Wedding Photographer | Hilary & Josh Part 1

Because it’s taken me sooooo long to finish editing Hilary and Josh’s wedding, I thought I would post something a little extra special for them here on the blog.  Rather than posting just one post and covering only a few of their gorgeous images, I’m going to post their wedding event in a series of posts with a final slideshow as the finale!

Hilary and Josh.  Really.  Thank you for allowing us to spend such a fun and beautiful day with you.The day was all pink, including this precious little pink chair gifted to Hilary.  How perfect!

Alabama Photographer | Jim Beau for CHERUBS

You know there are those people you come across that you feel you’ve known forever…people who are so easy to be around?  Well, Mary Abigail and Paul, along with their family, are those people.

I first met them when I photographed their wedding way back in 2004 and thanks to modern technology (aka facebook), we’ve been able to easily keep in touch.

So when Mary Abigail called me a few weeks ago about photographing Jim Beau for the CHERUBS Organization, I couldn’t say no.  Seriously it all worked out so well, it was totally meant to happen!  Mary Abigail and Paul now live in Kingsland, GA and were going to be vacationing in Fort Morgan on the same weekend we would be there, so we knew we had to get together.

CHERUBS (The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support) is an organization dedicated to helping families affected by CDH by searching for the cause, prevention and best treatments of Congenital Diaphragmatic through research and awareness while supporting the CDH community.

Miraculously, Mary Abigail and Paul learned of Jim Beau’s diagnosis of this hernia before he was born and was prepared for the treatment.  You can read more of their story here.  Really.  Grab a cup of coffee; it’s a really touching story.

Here are some favorite images from the afternoon.

I could have eaten this little fellow up I tell ya!  He is so full of expression and personality!My favorite.Big Sister.Grandparents.And you know because the entire family was there visiting, we couldn’t let the evening go by without grabbing shots of everybody!

Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.


A room full of babies!  My job can’t get more fun than this!  🙂The entire gang!

Alabama Photographer | Alexandria and Danny

When A.P and Danny decide to throw a party, they throw a party!  They each celebrated their birthday recently and hosted a huge Centennial Birthday Celebration and invited their closest 150 family and friends to help honor it.

Lots of details, food (catered by B&A Warehouse), music, fun and laughter filled the Parrish home.

Alabama Portrait Photographer | Holiday Portrait Time

Can you believe how fast 2010 has flown by!!??  It only seems like yesterday we all sat, anticipating the turn of the clock to midnight on December 31, 1999!

And with that, it’s also time to schedule your Life Style Portrait Session in time for the holidays.  I offer a unique variety of Christmas cards, prints and products each customizable to suit your family.  We all know how super fun and easy it is to give family pictures as holiday gifts as well!  This year offer your family and friends something a little different and unique.

These 5×5 round holiday cards are custom designed with your favorite photo and come with a decorative ribbon for hanging on the Christmas tree!  Love that!

Be sure to check out the Life Style Portraits link on the above menu bar to read more about the session!

To celebrate the upcoming Season and these new, fansy-schmancy cards, schedule your Life Style Session now through September 30 and receive 1/2 off your Session Fee!  PLUS pre-order a set of these fab cards (25) and receive an additional set at no charge!  Your session must be photographed now through September 30 to receive this value…total offer valued at $295.