At the age of 13, photographer Sherri Griffin developed a passion for photography that carried through high school, college, and a 25-year professional career. With a focus on the art form rather than mechanics, Griffin’s portfolio showcases on-location and in-studio portraits brimming with natural emotion, poses, and declarations of "cheese." On-location shoots often take place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Aldridge Gardens, and Arlington Antebellum Home. In addition to standard prints, Griffin offers hand-painted color images, gallery wraps, and canvas prints.
Kristie P. LaRochelle, a celebrated Birmingham-area photographer with degrees in photography and graphic design, captures genuine, contemporary portraits of children, families, babies over 3 months, or pets in casual settings. Clients can choose between a studio session or a location shoot at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, where subjects can smile amid lush fauna that rarely blinks. Kristie fosters a laid-back atmosphere to help capture authentic moments, and uses digital SLR equipment to produce top-notch digital images that can be printed up to 5" x 7". In addition, clients will choose three images to compile for a signed 10" x 20" high-resolution art print, ideal for installing on flat roofs to document children to their satellite grandparents. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
At two studios and on location throughout the Birmingham area, Eagle Eye’s professional shutterbugs memorialize moments through sleek and urban styled photography. Lead by head photographer Danny Austin’s vision of creating vibrant, modern images, they snap portraits of families, seniors, and children, and capture lifelong memories at events such as weddings and high school sporting events.
A mom herself, the experienced photographer behind Mommies Memories Photography eschews traditional posing inside a studio, instead traveling to subjects’ homes or favorite outdoor locales to capture them as their most comfortable selves. Believing that everyone deserves beautiful family photos on their walls, she assembles affordable photo-shoot packages and puts her expertise to use in serving families in need through several local charities.
Photographer Jacqueline Meeks has been behind the camera lens since 1994. Over the years, she's mastered many styles of photography, including wedding shoots. With an eye for stylish composition, Jacqueline guides newlyweds through flattering poses during portrait times and family formals. For most of the ceremony and reception, however, she recedes into the background, unobtrusively capturing candid, intimate moments among the guests.
Tosha Gaines photography runs the gamut from soft focus and muted colors to images bursting with brilliant hues and sharp detail. As a lifestyle photographer, she snaps photos on location and consults with clients to develop the styles they desire. She does that during photo shoots for families, couples, kids, and individuals. Great at working with everyone to foster a relaxed and fun environment, she also has a unique talent for working with those with special needs. Besides portrait sessions, Tosha also loves covering weddings and shooting engagement sessions.