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  • Hey Ya’ll! Stay, have a look around!

    That's me on the left, I'm Carmen! I live in Birmingham, Alabama with my amazing husband, my redheaded son, Walt, and 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.

    There's LOTS of info around here, so stay and have a look around. For pricing, info, or to shoot me an email, head right up top. Scroll on down for some of the newest shoots and news.

EmmaClaire | 1 Year Portraits | Trussville, Alabama Baby and Child Photography

I’ve been so excited to share EmmaClaire’s 1 year portraits! She’s a GORGEOUS baby and was such a pleasure shooting. Happy, loved the attention, incredibly photogenic, and really loved time with her brother, Sam. I met EmmaClaire’s mama, Lauren, when we were both students at UA. Her sister was actually my dorm neighbor for our 1st two years (those stories are for another blog post!).

Originally, we were going to shoot portraits at a local pumpkin patch, but Lauren had a change of heart and wanted to shoot at her parents home. What a perfect choice! I’m a BIG fan of at home sessions, these are so personal, familiar, and allow for comfort for younger children.

Let’s dive right into Miss EmmaClaire’s big birthday portraits! I dare you not to smile while scrolling through her portraits; she’s a timeless beauty and has a particularly precious head tilt!

CBM 4467 1024x683 EmmaClaire | 1 Year Portraits | Trussville, Alabama Baby and Child Photography

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That left images is hands down my favorite. 
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Charlie | 6 Month Portraits | Morris Avenue | Birmingham, Alabama Children’s Photography

Charlie time! Our time together for his 6 month portraits was nothing but wonderful! We spent some time in downtown Birmingham and Charlie showed off his new milestone…sitting up. Sitting up is a total game changer for children’s photography. Baby is happier, can visually explore more, and can’t move away from you!

He’s such a little hunk when he smiles, but my favorite look from Charlie is his little furrowed brow. It’s most definitely in your best interest to rewind and have a look back at Charlie’s newborn portraits. Can you even handle how cute this little guy is? Alright, onto this sweet 6 month old!

CBM 2652 1024x683 Charlie | 6 Month Portraits | Morris Avenue | Birmingham, Alabama Childrens Photography
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Hudson | 1 Year Portraits | Vincent, Alabama Children’s Photography

I’ll be going about this post a little differently. I love a good list, so I’m going to be listing things you need to know about Hudson and his 1 year portraits!

Things You Need To Know:

1. That wonderful Land of Nod teepee was his big birthday gift and he LOVES it!

2. The bloomers and knit crown he’s wearing…his Gran made those.

3. His Pops made the amazing tree stump chair.

4. Hudson’s 1st birthday party was a woodland themed backyard cookout. It was perfect.

5. This was one of my favorite shoots of the year.

6. If you haven’t already, you should have a look back at Hudson’s 1st year in portraits: Birth Story, Newborns, 6 Months

7. It feels like just yesterday that Kamin told me in her kitchen (while 6 week old Walt was napping) that she was 7 weeks pregnant! I’m more than proud to call her my friend and am constantly honored each time I photograph her, Cory, and Hudson.

8. Hudson is 1 year old and here are his portraits to prove it! Enjoy dear readers.

CBM 2953 1024x683 Hudson | 1 Year Portraits | Vincent, Alabama Childrens Photography
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