Beautiful, outdoor, Spring photo session for a family of 5 in a light filled field.

Baby Lewis in-home newborn session As a newborn photographer in Birmingham AL I have the privilege of photographing quite a few babies with full heads of hair. A first for me, however, was photographing a 2.5 week old who who didn’t fuss the entire 2 hour session. She was content however we photographed her and […]

As a lifestyle photographer in Birmingham AL capturing your memories in your home brings me great joy. You will cherish these memories for a lifetime. Having them taken in the first place baby will call home will draw you back to those moments even more. How do you decide when to have me come to […]

Newborn photographers in Hoover AL offer a variety of styles for your newborn session. Typically you can choose from in-home sessions, studio sessions and outdoor sessions. I enjoy offering lifestyle sessions on-location and in my studio. You’ll receive light posing and direction for images that capture all of the sweet details of your baby without […]

I met this sweet family for their family, maternity session a few months before baby girl arrived. They were a joy to photograph and were filled with love for each other and the new baby they would meet soon. I was so excited to be able to photograph them again at my in-home, portrait studio […]

What type of lifestyle newborn session should you choose? A lifestyle newborn session in Birmingham can take place in various locations. I love that outdoor, newborn sessions provide you with something a little different than most people would choose. Lifestyle newborn session in your home are a great way to preserve memories of the place […]

As one of many photographers in Hoover, AL being chosen to capture your memories is always an honor. Photographing you and getting to know you is a joy. Getting to know families over the course of a year is especially exciting. Along with maternity and newborn sessions, milestone sessions are available for booking. 6 month […]

Light and Airy photographers in Birmingham AL offer a variety of shooting locations for their sessions. Shooting in beautiful fields for family sessions and in your home for newborn sessions are my favorite spots. Open fields allow for beautiful light and plenty of room to roam. Room to roam, in my opinion, is necessary when […]

As a Birmingham Photographer family, maternity sessions are one of my favorite’s to photograph. It’s such a joyful time. Mom is glowing and older siblings are excited to show love to their baby sister or brother. What should we wear? One of the ways I hope to make planning for your session easier is by […]

My Birmingham photography studio, is a great option for you if you like the look and feel of lifestyle photography but don’t want to have a session in your home. The studio is complete with gorgeous morning light, white walls, floors and linens for a light, fresh feel that puts the focus all on your […]

As a Hoover AL Family Photographer 1st birthday sessions are some of my favorite. What do I wear during an outdoor session? Light colored clothing, like whites and pastels work best with my style. Clothing that is comfortable is just as important as how pretty it looks. I suggest choosing items that you can move […]

Family of 6 with a newborn baby girl in studio.

Baby Johnny lifestyle newborn session in studio.

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, […]

Lifestyle newborn sessions are one of my favorite sessions to shoot. Capturing memories in the place you’ll spend most of your time is so special. 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 all-white studio in […]

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 […]

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 […]

As a Mountain Brook family photographer I knew this was going to be a fabulous session when the 3 year old, who had never met me, jumped out of the car and gave me a hug. Then she proceeded to smile the entire session and show lots of her personality. Thanks for choosing me, Brewer’s. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 Baby Photographer Laura Cardan provides a white studio space for newborn and baby photo sessions. This is a great way for families to capture their new baby in a relaxed way when you don’t want the session to take place in your home or outdoors. All indoor newborn and baby sessions include access to […]

Baby Girl, In-home Newborn Photography Session Newborn photographers in Birmingham AL offer a variety of styles and services for their clients. My style is light, bright and minimal for a clean and timeless feel. Along with offering in-home newborn sessions, studio newborn sessions are offered in my natural light, in-home studio in Vestavia. All sessions […]

Garrett Family 1st birthday session I first met this sweet family in 2019 right after they had just moved here from North Carolina. Being from the same area of NC, myself, we had fun talking about everything that was familiar to both of us. We even figured out we knew a few of the same […]

Outdoor maternity session

Where can my baby photoshoot in Birmingham take place? In addition to outdoors, a baby photoshoot in Birmingham can take place at your home or in my in-home studio in Vestavia, AL. This session took place when baby was 5 months old in the studio. Along with not having to worry about the weather, studio […]






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