Monday, September 28, 2009


These two cuties were so much fun, and who could have asked for a more beautiful afternoon?!?! Between the little punches, giggles, and tiny breezes this was an absolutely perfect session. It has been a long time since I had a session in the sunshine, and not a scorching hot one at that, so we took it easy and even let the boys have a little play time to roll around on the ground and wrestle. Their tickle boxes (and mine) got turned over a couple of times leaving little L with the hiccups which only made us giggle even more. Fun, fun, fun, I tell ya!!! I know their Mom is super anxious to see how I was possibly able to get photos without punches and shoves but C, I assure you there are tons with just sweet innocent faces and no fists flying. This is a just a tiny, TINY peek until the rest are finished. As always, until then...Enjoy!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Christmas Gift to you...

All of you have made this year unforgettable for me. I have enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends, as well as seeing some old faces that I haven't seen in years. To show how much you guys mean to me I want to give back and give someone the "awesomest" Christmas Gift ever. If you have had a session with MaddieBug in 2009 your name will automatically be entered into a drawing to be held November 15Th. This is MaddieBug's last session of the 2009 season. My beautiful bride-to-be which just so happens to be my LAST client of the year will be drawing for me. "What is the gift" you ask! You will start our 2010 season with an entire afternoon at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens with you and 3 family members or best friends, and my camera and me (A $200 value). This will be a Christmas gift to remember and I want to give it to one of you! All sessions held in 2009 are eligible including the sessions not yet scheduled. We only have a few holiday-mini spots left and we are totally full until 2010. If you have not had a session with MaddieBug in 2009 or you haven't already contacted us to schedule your session, then what are you waiting for? A fun, quick holiday-mini with super duper cute Christmas cards to go along with it and a chance to be given a HUGE, one of a kind Christmas can't top that. Contact us today to schedule your holiday-mini or for further information about the contest at or 256.649.0915. Good Luck to you all and I cannot wait to meet with the super lucky client for an afternoon in the gardens. I'm leaving you with a favorite from our 2009 Christmas Card Collection.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rain, rain go away...

Come again another day (and not soon). Now if this was last year in the middle of the drought I would not feel this way but I'm feeling a little water logged after all of this rain and especially after getting soaked to the bone today in two very sudden downpours. It seems I've dodged rain, tornadoes, and storms with every senior I've had this year. I guess it just wouldn't feel like a perfect senior session without at least a little sprinkle or two, or three thousand. So then again no complaints here after all! Despite the rain we still managed to get some awesome shots of this super sweet senior. What an uplifting personality and spirit this girl has. She has had some major tests thrown in her lap and has not let them get in her way or bring her down. If anything they have made her stronger and such a beautiful person. Our last stop of the day was kind of accidental. We went to one of my favorite locations and it turned out that the parking lot where we all parked was the parking lot of her grandparent's old convenience store and car wash. I told her I would have to blog about this because it was too sweet of a story not to. Their house was built just behind the store which is all grown up with trees now. Her mother grew up there and was telling us how everyday when she was a little girl she would walk over and play on the railroad tracks. The store is being torn down now but the car wash is still standing strong as well as one lonely old vacuum. So the half standing vacuum reading .75 cents that you see is very special to her and her family. We all joked about the .75 cents because I'm sure when her grandparents owned it, it was nowhere near that much. Regardless of the cost or how rugged and broke down it may be, it made a perfect spot for some awesome, and very special photos. I could go on and on all night about how much fun and uplifting this session was, but you all know I can't. Sweet were so much fun! I had a really hard time picking my favorites to show you in this tiny peek. As always you have soooo many more to come very soon!!! Until then, enjoy!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

They're here...

I am proud to announce that our Christmas Collection 2009 is finally finished, and I'm super excited about it. There is even a little hand drawing created by yours truly. We have 7 new funky designs for this year and we'll be bringing back a few favorites from last year. All of our cards are printed on your choice of 5x7 or 5x5 professional linen, matte, or pearl card stock, and envelopes are included. We are having two sets of mini-sessions this country and one urban. Every mini-session package offered has 25 cards included. Already had a session with us this year...want to use an image from that problem!!! All of our sessions are stored for 5 years so you let us know a couple of your favorites and we'll design a card just for you and place your final proof in a password protected gallery for you to see before we order. I cannot wait any longer!!! I'm ready to show you guys our new designs this year. To see the entire Christmas Collection 2009 send us an email at for the password. Enjoy!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Party of 4...

As if you can't see for yourself...I just have to say, this is the most BEAUTIFUL family ever. They were way too easy to photograph. It hardly felt like work at all. These two little girls are just gorgeous. H you better go ahead and prepare yourself for T sitting on the front porch with a shotgun in hand.;) I've already read on facebook that you guys are so ready to see this little tiny peek so lets get to it. As always there are oodles, on top of oodles more on the way. Until then...enjoy!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Urban mini-sessions

We have decided to have another small set of Holiday minis. Since so many sessions recently have been done at The Old Mill we want to shake things up a bit. October 17Th we will be downtown for mini-sessions. Old distressed brick walls, alleyways, ivy, vintage doors, and awesome arches. All packages include Christmas cards and start at $100. The session fee for up to 5 people is only $40. Contact us today for one of these unique and funky Holiday minis.

Anna Thomas

Area.....Talladega, Alabama



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