Girls Trip | Historic Downtown Charleston

This past weekend I jumped on the road with my five closest friends and headed out for a girls’ getaway in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. This was my first time in the city, and I absolutely fell in love! The colorful architecture, rich history, delicious food, and everything in between makes this city a must-see. We didn’t even scratch the surface of all there is to do there! But even so, my girl friends and I had such a wonderful time exploring, eating, laughing, and of course making time for a little downtown photoshoot! I love these ladies and loved getting to take pretty pictures of them in such a beautiful place. Here are a few of my favorites!

The W Family

If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know that Fall is my FAVORITE! So likewise, Fall sessions are my favorite sessions!

The W family (who just happen to be some of my amazing in-laws!) met me on a breezy Fall afternoon at Moss Rock Preserve. The beautiful rocks hidden in the colorful woods were the perfect backdrop for this fun and laid back family session.

I had a blast with these guys just hanging out and watching them interact. Their love for each other is apparent as soon as you meet them, and it translates so effortlessly in their photos! Here are just a few of my favorites!

Abby

Today is not just another day. 

It's a new opportunity.

Another chance.

A new beginning.

Embrace it

We are on the cusp of a new season, my favorite season, the season of change. School is starting, soon the leaves will change color and the temperature will drop, and there's just something inspiring in the air. Fall feels like a new beginning and I love everything about it.

Abby is about to begin her senior year, a year of firsts and lasts. These photos were a way to celebrate that occasion and the season to come. A nod to the beautiful golden colors and crisp air on the horizon. Thank you Abby for helping make my vision come to life! 

Baby F

This week I had the pleasure of meeting another newborn baby, when my friends Olivia and JD welcomed their precious daughter into the world. Baby F made an early appearance this week, and is 6 pounds of pure sweetness! Meeting her made me SO excited to meet my own baby girl in a few months, and I can't wait for these little girls to grow up together!

Congratulations Olivia and JD, and thank you for letting me meet and photograph your sweet girl! Here are a few of my favorites!

Peter | Class of 2017

Sometimes the best photoshoots are the most spontaneous! From planning this shoot two days before, to changing locations at the very last minute, to racing against the looming clouds overhead, Peter's senior session was full of excitement. And I couldn't be happier with the result! I could honestly spend days and days shooting downtown, there is so much variety to discover, and Peter and I had such a fun time exploring every nook and cranny during our long stroll down 20th Street. Thank you for being up for anything Peter, I enjoyed every minute! :D

Here are a few of my favorites:

The F Family

This past weekend I had the privilege of doing a fun little shoot with my friend Ashley and her adorable boys! :) That special mother and son bond is something very near and dear to me, so I loved capturing that through Ashley and her boys. It was a cold and windy evening, but they were such troopers and had plenty of fun running around Railroad Park at sunset. I am so pleased and honored to have captured these precious memories for this sweet little family. Here are a few of my favorites!

The G Family

Today I'm sharing another favorite Fall mini session with the adorable G family. I was so excited to take their first Christmas photos as a family of three! The trees at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens were in full, incredible color and made a beautiful backdrop - they went especially nicely with this family that is two-thirds redheads! :D Here are some of my favorite moments:

The O Family

Have I ever mentioned that Fall is my favorite? ;)The breeze is crisp, the colors are vibrant, and everything glows with a beautiful golden light. My session with the O family embodied all of the beauty of Fall, as well as the sweet connection between each family member. The little ones played and had fun together, then big sister jumped in and spent some time being silly with them, and then we got the whole family together for a few fun photos - and mom and dad even caught a moment alone! It was a joy getting to know this adorable family! Here are some of my favorite moments:

Hosanna

Hi guys! I know it's been way too long since I've blogged! It's been a crazy (in a good way!) couple of months over here at Emily Rose Photography, which means I have gotten behind on blogging. But it also means I have so much beauty to share with you all in the coming weeks! :D

Fall brought in mini session season which is always so much fun! One of my first minis (when it was still quite hot!) was with my dear friend Hosanna. Not only is she the cutest thing on the planet, she is also just the sweetest girl you will ever meet. Her bubbly personality shines through these photos, and I had so much fun hanging out with her during this shoot. Here are some of my favorites! <3

Andrew + Melissa

Last year I had the pleasure of taking family photos for Melissa and Andrew and their two precious babies. But this year Melissa reached out to me about doing something special with just the two of them. So we planned something that could combine a sweetheart session and a romantic date in the city all in one. Andrew wore his suit and Melissa her fancy heels, and we headed to the Birmingham Museum of Art. I love adventurous clients who are willing to try new things, and Melissa and Andrew are always willing to go with the flow, and laugh all the way through. Melissa and Andrew, I hope you enjoyed our evening as much as I did! Here are some of my favorites!

Rebecca

In her grandparents' old house, wearing her grandmother's dress, Rebecca looked like a vintage beauty for her styled shoot in June. My friend and fellow photographer, Tiffany, and I had such a great time working together to capture the hauntingly beautiful house and barn, and of course our subject and friend, Rebecca. Thank you girls for the adventure! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot.

Yellow

Last week when I was driving on backroad I've never been down before, I suddenly noticed this amazing field of yellow flowers. I instantly knew I had to do a shoot there, and I texted my sisters asking who was willing to be my volunteer model. My youngest sister Abby heartily accepted, and we headed out yesterday for a little mini shoot. Well what was supposed to just be a low-key test shoot turned into a beautiful session that I never expected! Abby nailed it and I could not be happier with the result! I can't wait to take advantage of this location again soon. Here are a few of my favorites!

Navi Jane's First Birthday

Last weekend my husband's family got together to celebrate the 1st birthday of the smallest member, Miss Navi Jane, and I was honored to document the day. Navi Jane's birthday party was "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" themed, and included all things frilly, pink, and girly. I absolutely loved it all! I hope you enjoy these snippets of her day! :)

Samuel + Hosanna

This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing a Christmas mini-shoot with my good friends, Samuel and Hosanna. Hosanna had been wishing for some non-iPhone photos of the two of them, and Samuel set up this shoot as an early Christmas present for her. How sweet is that?! I loved watching these two together. Their personalities meld together so wonderfully, and they seem to just *get* each other. They were truly a joy to shoot! Here are some of the highlights:

Laura | Class of 2015

Perfect weather, stunning sunset, beautiful friend. That's a recipe for a fantastic session. Here are a few favorites from Laura's graduation photoshoot this weekend. Laura graduates from the University of Montevallo next month and has big dreams ahead of her. I wish you all the best, friend, and hope all of your goals and ambitions become a reality. <3

David + Emma

These two. Their bond is one of the sweetest things I've ever had the pleasure of capturing, and I'm sure I did not do it justice. They are just such a special couple.

David and Emma are some of the most driven people I have ever met. Their hopes and dreams are enormous and I have no doubt they will accomplish them all. Both David and Emma are heading off to college this month to pursue those dreams, but they will be doing so in two different states. Coupled with their 2 year anniversary last month, Emma wanted to surprise David with a special day, to celebrate and spend some final time together before they had to part ways. 

I was so excited when Emma asked me to do a photoshoot for them as part of their day. The best part is, David had no idea! He thought it was just an innocent trip to the art museum, but when I came around the corner with my camera in hand, his face was priceless! :D

David and Emma, you were an absolute pleasure to shoot and I can't wait for the next opportunity to do it again! Thanks friends!

Ashlyn

This past weekend, my good friend and fellow photographer Ashlyn (find her here) and I decided to do a little photoshoot swap for each other. I was in desperate need of an updated headshot so the timing was perfect! I must admit, we were both feeling awkward in front of the camera, but the mutual feeling put us both at ease and I think the final product could not have turned out better! Thank you so much for collaborating with me Ashlyn! Looking forward to the next time!