Downtown Birmingham Maternity Session

The moment I get an email about maternity portraits, I get very excited! The last few weeks of pregnancy should absolutely be celebrated and documented. These portraits are not only keepsakes for you and your partner, but your children as well. Can’t you just see siblings gathered together, sifting through old photographs and discovering their…

A Colorful And Classic 1 Year Shoot

My first questions when I meet a family for a 1 year shoot: is he/she walking yet and can I see the outfits you brought. A newly walking 1 year old can make shooting slightly more challenging with the chasing around, but it can also lead to some adorable moments mid-walk. Who doesn’t love to…

Our Beach Vacation on Film

Back in May, we took our first week long vacation in years. The last several years we’ve only been able to take long weekends, so a full week on vacation was a dream! It had been just 10 weeks since Margaret was born, so we were very much still in the “we just had a…

  • gwen priceAugust 7, 2018 - 7:39 pm

    Great pictures, Carmen. Your family is just beautiful. Pictures of them always make my heart smile. Thanks for sharing. Gwen Price, FBC, Clanton. :o) ReplyCancel

    • carmenbmichaelAugust 7, 2018 - 10:18 pm

      Gwen, thank you so much! I always appreciate your kind words.ReplyCancel

  • GingerAugust 8, 2018 - 8:20 am

    Beautiful family!!!ReplyCancel

    • carmenbmichaelAugust 16, 2018 - 4:14 pm

      Thank you so much Ginger!ReplyCancel

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Being On-Call For Births | Birmingham, AL Birth Photographer

When I start explaining birth photography and go into the ins and outs of being on-call, I fully expect to hear “I never would’ve thought of that” somewhere in the conversation. An average person, even a birth client, may not completely understand that booking a birth photographer requires that photographer to be on-call for up…

  • JenniferJuly 18, 2018 - 4:20 am

    Fantastic! I’m sure your clients appreciate your honesty. ReplyCancel

    • carmenbmichaelJuly 18, 2018 - 3:19 pm

      I sure hope so! Thanks Jennifer!ReplyCancel

Ben’s Newborn Portraits | Birmingham, AL Newborn Photographer

Way back on March 30th, I shot my first session after giving birth to Margaret. Ben was the perfect newborn to shoot with for my first day back on the job. He was so sweet and patient for us throughout our 2 hours together. I’m thrilled to share some of my favorites from his in-home…

  • jennifer alsabrook-turnerJuly 3, 2018 - 8:56 pm

    Beautiful work, Carmen. They will treasure these images always, I’m sure!ReplyCancel

    • carmenbmichaelJuly 4, 2018 - 5:57 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer!ReplyCancel

  • gwen priceJuly 4, 2018 - 3:23 pm

    Always perfect pictures, Carmen. These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • carmenbmichaelJuly 4, 2018 - 5:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Gwen!ReplyCancel