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  • That's me on the left, I'm Carmen! I live in Birmingham, Alabama with my amazing husband, our two children Walt & Frances, along with our Jack Russell Terrier, Heidi. I have a B.A. in Studio Art/Photography from the University of Alabama, and I founded CBM PHOTO in 2008.

    My love affair with photography began with a hot pink 3x5 camera. As a little girl, I would pose my friends, toys, and dogs with the goal of getting the perfect shot. Twenty years later I'm still shooting away, always on the quest for the next ideal shot. What else am I (almost always) on the lookout for? Taco Casa, golden hour lighting, newborn props, sweet tea, Walt's lovey, Heidi's collar, Ikea, a parking spot, inspiration, The Office episodes, and John Mayer.

Eli | Mountain Brook, Alabama Newborn Photography

Welcome to the world, Eli! This little one was WIDE awake for his in home newborn session. Luckily we were aiming for more of a laid back, lifestyle session, so little Eli planned alongside with us. His mama did an incredible job decorating his nursery; elephant themed, beautiful beige colors, lots of sweet details throughout. These type of newborn sessions are my absolute favorite…in your home, documenting life as it is, and most of all a natural portrait of your sweet baby without any elaborate set up.

I’ll be shooting with Eli and his family for Baby’s First Year and I cannot wait to watch him grow in front of my camera! Enjoy this little 8 day old!
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Avery | Homewood, Alabama Children’s Photography

Avery, you were such a joy to photograph! Happy 1st birthday to this sweet girl. We walked around the gardens, she showed off her precious smile, and rocked each and every outfit change!

If you’d like to book your summer portraits, shoot me an email in the contact form above! This summer is booking quickly! childrenbotanical gardens homewood alabama childrenphotography children alabama birminghambirmingham alabama childrenphotography children birmingham botanical gardenschildrenbotanical gardens photography homewood alabamahomewood alabama children

Riley at home | Pelham, Alabama Newborn Photography

Sweet Riley made his debut early in the morning, about 2 weeks before his due date. While his mama was in labor, I was sitting in my own hospital bed after giving birth, texting his daddy about Riley being born. Needless to say, I didn’t quite make it to his birth. About a week later, I finally got to meet Riley for his newborn portraits and he did not disappoint. The sweet lips, his adorable nursery, that precious hair. He really won me over.

I’m thrilled to be shooting a Baby’s First Year with him and look forward to documenting each of his milestones as he grows. For now, we have these sweet portraits of newborn boy Riley. Enjoy and check back to see how he’s growing.newborn and baby photography birmingham alabamababy nursery newborn photography birmingham alabamabirmingham alabama children and baby photographybaby photographer birmingham alabamanursery and baby photography alabamabirmingham alabama baby and newborn photographybaby photographer newborn alabama birminghambaby boy nursery photography alabama birminghambaby newborn photographer alabama birmingham

June 9, 2015 - 6:34 pm

Shea Spradlin Hunn - I would love to know where she got the “heaven” sign?!?! Beautiful baby & beautiful pictures as always

June 9, 2015 - 7:15 pm

Carmen Michael - Laura Suttles Gentry where’d you get that beautiful heaven sign from?

June 10, 2015 - 3:11 am

Vera at home | Irondale, Alabama Newborn Photography

This beautiful family is only one of my favorites in the whole world! That sounds like an overstatement, but it’s the truth! I’m always so excited to shoot their portraits and Vera’s at home session was just lovely. My favorite images ended up being the interactive ones, the ones that really show what every family looks like with a brand new baby girl. Dreamy, silly, tiring, in love. If you’re considering a newborn session at home, this one should convince you! It’s perfect picture of what life looks like in those first moments with baby.

Baby Vera, welcome to the world! You are loved AND have the sweetest big sister around! I can’t wait to watch you grow and document it all along the way!
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May 28, 2015 - 6:54 pm

Dale Marie Dobbs - Oh these are great!!!
So glad we have your talent and lots of good looking cousins in the family!

May 28, 2015 - 9:51 pm

Carmen Michael - Thank you! They make my job easy!

May 28, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Cherry Pie Russell - You are certainly right…they are a special family because they make so many others feel that way!