Leigh Ann goodin photography

The sun was shining perfectly through the trees that day. The October sunshine was was out, but it was just cool enough to not sweat. The seasons in Alabama are tricky like that. It was the perfect day to capture Clara Kathryn’s first birthday portraits. Bromleigh had spent lots of time and energy planning and […]

Posted in: Children's Milestones, Smash Cakes

October 21, 2020

He woke up from his nap. Standing, holding the edge of his crib. Just smiling, probably pooping. Waiting patiently for someone to come get him. His parents and big brother had been chatting excitedly about it for days. It was time to go capture Sweet Baby James first birthday smash cake session! But ominous rain […]

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August 27, 2020

The days are long, but the years are short. This first year, was so short. The days, filled with Covid-19 quarantine, working from home without childcare, were so long. But they were so special. They were so unlike any other. Those memories I know we will end up cherishing for our lifetime. I couldn’t wait […]

Winnie's Smash Cake

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August 18, 2020

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes a baby in the baby carriage. There’s no greater honor than being entrusted to capture people’s most special memories. From their wedding, to pregnancy announcement and Annmarie’s fresh 48, it’s been SO MUCH FUN documenting the best of memories for Lauren + Joey. Sweet friends, how are […]

Posted in: Children's Milestones, Family Portraits, Smash Cakes

June 8, 2020

The last time you saw Dianna she was just a day old! She’s grown leaps and bounds since then, but I still enjoyed taking pictures of her sweet feet just as much this time as I did the last. Dianna, I’ve loved watching you grow over this past year! You’re such a sweet addition to […]

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February 1, 2020

The last time last year, I shared this guy’s sweet family maternity session with you. Today he’s front and center on the blog at his first birthday smash cake session! Jayden (or JT, as we like to call him) was all cool smiles and happy about digging into his cake last weekend. I can’t believe […]

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January 5, 2020

“I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do with the cake!” Grey’s mom, Lauren, told me excitedly. We were getting all set up for his sweet Birmingham, AL smash cake portrait session. I’m always eager to see what the babies are going to do with their cakes too. I loved the shared excitement […]

Posted in: Family Portraits, Smash Cakes

October 30, 2018

The family was gathered for Wyatt’s great grandpa’s birthday. His grandparents, extended family, and parents of course were all gathered for a simple celebration with hot dogs and cheesecake. They were soaking in the last warmth of the Alabama summer, which sadly doesn’t end until October.¬†While that gathering was the main focus up at the […]

Posted in: Smash Cakes

October 11, 2018

“Emma is a preemie, so she’s a little smaller than a typical one year old, but she’s super happy and easy to photograph.” Audrey, Emma’s mom, had messaged me prior to her smash cake portrait session. Preemies had been on my mind and my heart a lot lately. A friend from church had just survived her […]

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October 9, 2018

I can’t remember a time throughout my last six plus years as a photographer that I didn’t love shooting smash cake sessions. There’s something about this silly tradition that has stolen my heart. It’s definitely in my top five favorite things to shoot. My heart flutters capturing the joy of this right of passage for […]

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October 1, 2018