Alabama Wedding Photographer Samantha Alday offers a documentary style approach to photographing weddings. Her fresh and modern images are unrehearsed and capture the true emotions of the day as they actually happen. Samantha commissions a limited number of wedding events each year delivering the most in personal customer service, unique attention to detail and the specific needs of each client.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Office News

I'm feeling so ashamed! I've neglected my blog wayyyyy too much lately! Although my Summer wedding season has slowed down, my office work is crazy busy!!

What have I been doing?

Albums! Lots of albums!

Here are a few samples:
The Miller Album
The Vanek Engagement Album (Guest Signature Album)
The Trehern Album
The Chastain Album (You must check this album out! Emily and Chris' wedding was recently chosen by the knot to be one of their online featured weddings--so that should be happenin' soon!)

And that's only just a few of them! There are lots more. : ) On top of the usual daily workings of a business: filing, emails, contracts, trips to the post office, reprint orders, itineraries and planning for upcoming weddings, uploading albums for print, financial stuff like paying bills and taxes ; ), and communications with my current brides and soon-to-be brides.

I also had an amazing wedding with the Whetstone family earlier in the month! Look for that really soon! ; )
I had the wonderful, wonderful pleasure of photographing the staff of Pathway Ministries Church for their newly revised website! I'll also talk about them more later when I post a few sample images here!
I so enjoyed Ginny's Bridal Session last weekend, too! One word: gorgeous! You must check back soon for those pictures! Everyone, but Matt that'll have to wait until Oct 20! : )

So, this is what's on the agenda:

I'll be driving over to Ocean Springs, MS next week for a newborn portrait session. I'm so excited about that!! I know I don't mention it much here, but I also do lots of portraits too, so give me a call if you'd like more info on that.

Fran and David's wedding is next weekend in Destin! This will be fabulous I know. This is actually a destination wedding for them, as they are both from Brooklyn. : ) They made the perfect choice in choosing such a glorious beach for their backdrop!

After that, the wedding season once again comes full swing! October and November are full and only a few dates remain open in December.

I love it!!

So, there ya go! Until next time. ; )

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Class of 1987

I can't believe it's been 20 years since I graduated from high school. Part of it seems like it was just yesterday! I remember so vividly my friends, the teachers and walking the halls of a brand new school for the first time. I remember sitting in class (as a junior) and hearing the announcement overhead that the spaceship Challenger had exploded. The 'parachute' pants and the leg warmers! Ugh! What were we thinking!? It almost seems like yesterday that I was working at the Axis Nursery and Landscape with Mr. and Mrs. "B". They were like grandparents to me. : )
But then on the other hand, it seems like a lifetime ago. Which in a way, I suppose it was. There were about 286 (or so) fellow classmates in that graduating class and while you're with them for so long, you never think that you could forget any of them, but you do. While I remember names and I remember faces, I can't always put those names with those faces.
I'm sorry I won't be able to attend the Reunion this year (I have a wedding that weekend), but I've registered with to check in on everyone. I had no idea that so many of you had also registered. It has been so much fun reading up on all of you! : ) So if you should come across my profile and end up here-reading my blog, I'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment or send an email! Let me know you stopped by for a visit. : )

I also can't believe that I'm posting this publicly, but yes this is my Senior Portrait! Everybody had big hair back then, okay! ; )

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Bit of Family History

I thought it would be fun to share a bit of my own family history with you. This picture was just recently discovered and we've all had a big laugh over it. It was obviously taken 30+ years ago and is only 1 of the 2-3 pictures we have of my granddaddy. Included in the picture is my granddaddy, my mom, me, her 2 sisters and their children. See if you can pick out my mom and me. Hint: I never knew my mom once had a short haircut like I do now! : )

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

2008 Weddings

Spring Dates are filling very quickly! It's never too soon to secure your date, and it may still not be too late! Call or email today!

Spring Dates when and where:
March 8: Birmingham
March 15: Mobile
March 29: Point Clear

April 19: Enterprise
April 26: Jackson

May 24: Mobile
May 31: Lake Martin

June 21: Houston, MS