julia + ian [engagement session]

I could not be more excited to write this post! This past December, my baby sister, Julia, got engaged to her high school sweetheart, Ian. We are so excited to welcome Ian into the family next Spring! Jason and I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours with Julia and Ian over the weekend for their engagement session. The weather was perfect and we had a blast! 

Thank you to East 59 Vintage Cafe in East Lake for being amazing and let us spend a ton of time taking pictures inside and out. If you haven't been to this adorable cafe, you need to check it out ASAP!  

And as always, if you'd like to book us for video or photo of your proposal, engagement or wedding, contact us on our official website www.amoralesproduction.com to see if we're available!  If you mention seeing this message on Julia and Ian's engagement gallery and book us in the month of April 2016, we'll give you a $40 credit to use towards any of our packages.

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Posted on April 4, 2016 .

addilyn jo evans {two months}

Oh what fun it was to capture a few special moments with this awesome family of THREE! Laura, Tanner, and Addilyn were a joy to hang out with - even if we were all sweating profusely! I guess that's what you get on an August day in Alabama. But the sacrifice was completely worth it, because they look gorgeous with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens as their backdrop! Laura and Tanner wanted to capture true Birmingham beauty, and I'd say that it doesn't get much better than this! 

Evans Family, thank you for giving me the honor of spending a morning with you and your beautiful baby girl!

Posted on August 20, 2014 .

addison ruth brown {newborn}

On June 5th at 3:50 p.m., Andy and Lindsay welcomed beautiful Addison Ruth into the world and the Brown's became a family of three. It was such an honor to capture the sweet spirit of baby Addison. I am so thrilled for my wonderful friends and I can't wait to watch as Addison grows up in such a loving and Christ-centered home.

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Posted on July 3, 2014 .

{birmingham} in black and white

One of the things that Jason and I love about Birmingham is that we can live 10 minutes from downtown without breaking the bank. In many other cities, to be middle-class means to commute into the city, and that's just not the case for Birmingham. Of course, we have our suburbs where you can get more house for more money, but our house is just the right size, and it takes me 8 minutes to get to work in the mornings.

We love living so close to downtown because we feel like we really utilize downtown. We love trying out new restaurants, going to events at the parks, and just strolling down the street and finding a cute little coffee shop. We went on our first date at Matthew's Bar & Grill on Morris Ave., and Jason proposed there two years later. We love our city, and I had a blast capturing some of our favorite places in black and white.

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Posted on December 27, 2013 .

{the dorsett's} black and white camera

I love the art of black and white photography. When I was just starting out learning how to take photos well, my yearbook teacher let me borrow a 35mm camera from the school. I bought some black and white film, and my friend and I had so much fun capturing our hometown, Destin, FL, in black and white. I believe that black and white photos capture a timelessness that force us to use our imagination. We see the emotion of the objects or people in the photos, but we have to image the color that surrounds them. As a little gift to myself, I bought a 35mm camera a few months ago, and these are the photos that I was able to capture. 

Disclaimer: I made the mistake of taking my film to a local drugstore to get developed. While they had the film, the messed up the negatives and said that they couldn't process them. So, doing what I should have done in the first place, I sent the film off to a company in California. They did a great job trying to make it work, but you can still see the imperfections . Even so, I'm really happy with how they turned out. They have kind of a vintage feel to them. 

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Posted on December 26, 2013 .

beckham {one year}

I adore this kid. He brings a smile to the face of everyone he meets. He is such a joy, and I have loved getting to spend time with him since his mommy and daddy brought him home from Ethiopia this summer. I can't wait to see the plans that the Lord has for his life, he is so special! It was so fun to hang out with Beckham and his mommy Logan on a rainy Saturday afternoon and capture his personality. 

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Posted on December 18, 2013 .

hadley + lucas + baby dobson

I feel like in this stage of life, I receive news that one of my friends is expecting just about every week. I love it! I love the surprise, and I love seeing families grow. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of taking "announcement" pictures for Hadley and Lucas. I'm so excited to meet baby Dobson next June!!

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Posted on December 17, 2013 .

amber + bradley + oliver = the dorsett family

I met Amber just about a year ago at our friend's house. Jason and I were newly married, and we were just so happy to have friends close by that we could hang out with. We became friends immediately talking about Zumba, gym memberships, and all things girly. She and her husband Bradley, and their dog Oliver moved to Crestwood about two months before we did. We love living 5 minutes away from each other, and I have been blessed by Amber's friendship. I am so excited to share these photos! They are quite the photogenic couple...I barely had to do anything to these photos! 

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Posted on November 30, 2013 .

dickinson sisters

Taking photos of the Dickinson sisters on Morris Ave. made me want to be a kid again! These two beautiful young ladies are so full of life! We had a blast striking poses and finding fun backgrounds to capture in their photos. Dickinson girls, I had so much fun with you - we must do this again!

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Posted on November 30, 2013 .

marshall baptistm

The first of my mini-sessions was the baptism of Baby Marshall. It was such a blessing to get to witness such a wonderful celebration with the Marshall family's friends and loved ones. 

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Posted on November 2, 2013 .

beckham's 1st birthday party

Beckham Gibbons is the son of our close friends and neighbors, Codie and Logan. Codie and Logan brought Beckham home from Ethiopia this summer, and he has stolen the heart of every person he meets. I was so excited to get to capture the memories from Beckham's 1st birthday party! Happy Birthday sweet boy!

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Posted on October 26, 2013 .

mandi mapes

Mandi Mapes is a dear friend of The Morales Family. She and Jason became friends about 5 years ago, and when Jason and I began dating, we were quick friends as well. Her heart for the Lord is apparent in every conversation she has, and it manifests itself in her song writing and beautiful voice as well. 

Recently, I did a photo session with Mandi for her promotional materials when she plays shows around town. 

To hear Mandi's music, visit her website here.

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Posted on April 27, 2013 .

the vansant children

What an honor it was to get to photograph these sweet children at the beginning of their brother/sister relationship. Almost a year later, their blue eyes favor one another even more, and they are still both sweet as pie.  

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Posted on December 1, 2012 .

the adams girls

I have been so blessed by the Adams family since I was about 16 years old. When I met Chastity, she was about my age, and she had a baby girl named Reese. At the age of 17, I had the honor of taking newborn photos of Chad and Chastity's second daughter, Maggie. Over the last decade, Chastity has become like a sister to me, and she and her girls stood next to me as I married Jason in 2012. Chad and Jason have become fast friends, and I have enjoyed every moment of documenting their daughters grow up.

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Posted on January 1, 2012 .