Outfits for light and airy family photography

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Choosing outfits for your light and airy family photography session.

Maternity photography in Birmingham AL

My absolute favorite time of day to shoot a maternity photography session is at sunrise in my favorite field. The light is glorious and the temperatures are even tolerable on the 95 degree days. This sunrise maternity session in Birmingham AL started off on a nice cool morning in July. Pup sister tagged along and, […]

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Birmingham AL Lifestyle Studio Newborn Session

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A lifestyle studio newborn session in my home in Vestavia is one of my favorite sessions to shoot. Their simple, no fuss feel sings to my minimalist heart. Sometimes, however, clients don’t feel like their home offers sufficient lighting or the right colors for a light and airy photo session. That’s why I created an […]

Family Maternity Session by Birmingham AL Maternity Photographer Laura Cardan

I believe a family maternity session should always include the entire family, lots of love and plenty of fun moments sprinkled in with the posed moments. This sweet family maternity session at my favorite field in Vestaiva, AL started off on a fairly cool morning in August. Mom chose a dress from Altar’d State that […]

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Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session | Trussville, AL Newborn Photographer

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I love shooting a lifestyle newborn photography session in clients homes. Allowing me to document your family where you’ll make many of your memories together is something you’ll cherish for years to come. Check out this little mans nursery. Isn’t it a dream? His grandmother designed it. Mom chose one of my favorite designers, Free […]

Baby D Newborn Session | Vestavia AL Newborn Photographer

I missed this little man’s Fresh 48 Newborn Session due to Covid restrictions in the hospitals but I’m so glad I was able to invite them to my studio in Vestavia while he was still around a month old. Laura Cardan is a Studio and On Location Fresh 48, Newborn,Children’s and Family Photographer in Birmingham, […]

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Brewer Family | Birmingham, AL Family Photographer

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You know it’s going to be a fabulous session when the 3 year old, who has never met you, jumps out of the car and gives you a hug. Then she proceeded to smile the entire session and show lots of her personality. Thanks for choosing me, Brewer’s. You all were so fun to work […]

6 month milestone session | Birmingham Al Children’s Photography

If you’re a parent you know how fast your baby changes. I’m a big fan of milestone sessions at 6-7 months. They’ve usually learned to sit, hold their feet and will laugh at just about anything. Sometimes they even have cute little teeth to show off. My all-white studio in Vestavia, AL is a great […]

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Preparing for your Spring Photo Session – Birmingham, AL Photographer

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Choosing clothing for your family photo session in Birmingham can be time consuming and frustrating. There’s shopping for the perfect outfit for you and then coordinating the rest of your family which, often, involves more shopping. If you’re like me it’s a task you probably don’t enjoy.  That’s why I love to offer you the […]

toddler riding on dad's shoulders in a beautiful, sunlit field at sunset

Baby J Fresh 48 – Birmingham AL Newborn Photographer

Fresh 48 newborn sessions have a special place in my heart. There’s just nothing like being invited to document many special, first moments. This 10 minute session gives me all the feels. Baby J is so loved. Laura Cardan is a Maternity, Fresh 48, Newborn, Motherhood, Children’s and Family Photographer in Birmingham, Alabama, Mountain Brook, […]

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Williams Family Photography Session – Birmingham AL

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There are family photography sessions where you bribe your children to be on their best behavior and smile for the camera on command and then there are family photography sessions with me where the expectation is simply for everybody to have fun.  Children like to have fun, right?  I mean, how could you not get […]

Birmingham AL Family Photographer

Bradley Motherhood Session Courtney and I met one day when she was walking our neighborhood. Conversation came easy and our kids became fast friends. As a Birmingham AL Family Photographer I knew I wanted to photograph her with her oldest daughter so I asked them to be my models for the evening. First we did […]

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Is a mini photography session right for you?

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The decision to take family pictures often involves the deciding whether to book a mini photography session or a full photography session. There is an appeal to both but knowing which one is best is not always clear. Often, when discussing whether a family should book a full or small session I hear, “my kids […]