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    I have always been drawn to children. In fact, in a former (pre-baby) life I was an educator for eight years. Between my teaching background and my own two little ones, I have a great deal of experience in reading the true personality of a child and drawing it out.

    As a photographer, my goal is to get to know your child and or family and then capture their essence in order to provide you with cherished keepsakes to last a lifetime. As a mom, I know what it is like to want to freeze time. Children change and grow so quickly. Let me give you a beautiful memory to view over and over again.

    My original muses are of course the two most precious children in my little world- My son Anderson (6), and my daughter Lydia (4). They, along with my wonderful husband who has been so gracious to be head chef, babysitter and house cleaner-upper have allowed me to make my dream a reality. There are no words to convey how much I love my little family. Perhaps that is why I love photography so much...because a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.

    Make this blog a bookmark and visit me often as I continue to put my recent work up.

Welcome Home Christopher….

If you are a fan of the Lindsey Smith Photography page over on Facebook then you have already seen these, and if you aren’t- what are you waiting for? Head on over and “like” my page!

I can not tell a lie…Birth sessions and adoption sessions are quickly becoming some of my favorite work! I was able to travel with our amazing college minister and his wife to pick up their adorable newly adopted son recently, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!!

Audrey and Chris are just two of the most genuine, Christ -like people that you will ever meet. They have three children already (not to mention a few hundred college kids), but felt the call to adopt and began pursuing that a couple of years ago. It was a tough road. I think much more difficult than they had imagined. They even faced the ultimate heart-break by being chosen a few times, only to have things fall apart. They even got as far as being “matched” with two birth mothers who within just days before their adoption was to take place changed their mind. To say it was difficult seems like such an understatement. However, they knew God had called them to this journey and they stayed faithful to HIS plan for their family.

Just two short weeks ago they finally got  ”the call”. There was a baby, and he was waiting for them!! Enjoy these images of precious Christopher’s first day as a Brooks! I loved being part of their day! We went to Birmingham to pick him up from the adoption agency, and then traveled back to Tuscaloosa to take a few images of their children meeting him for the first time. It was such a special day! Warning- you might just want to get out a few tissues!

First Communion | Tuscaloosa Children’s Photographer

Posting these images is LONG overdue! I was so excited when my friend Alison called to ask me about a special shoot. She wanted to bring in her daughter and step-son, as well as her sister’s children for a fun cousin shoot. While there her sister also wanted to have her daughter, Callan, photographed in her first communion dress and veil. I’m not Catholic, but by the end of this shoot I had such a respect for such a time-honored tradition.

Alison and her sister Melanie also brought their sweet mom along for the shoot. I knew her from my teaching days when she was one of the school secretaries at Hoover High and my classroom was right by the office. We had so much fun back in the day, so it was great to see her again after all these years! Of course she is over the moon with all of these gorgeous grandchildren! We all laughed and giggled, but when Callan slipped on her great grand-mother’s dress and veil that have been worn through 4 generations we were ALL in tears! Such precious family heirlooms!

 

Snow Fun!

Well, we had a little snow here in Tuscaloosa today!! For a while this morning it looked like it wasn’t going to happen, but I refused to send the kids to school on the off chance that it might actually snow!! I’m so glad I did! By noon we had at least two inches at our house!! We had the best time playing in it and then going back inside and warming up and throwing clothes in the dryer only to come back outside and do it all again!! I hope you all enjoyed the snow with your little ones today!!

katieJanuary 18, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Lindsey- I absolutely love these. Your kids are adorable! And look at the smiles on their faces. These are great.

Sweet Bobby | Tuscaloosa Children’s Photographer

This session was so fabulous! Gianna is an old friend from high school, and bless her heart she has faced some very serious health problems with her heart in recent years since having her precious little boy. When she first got so sick, even though I hadn’t seen her in years I was just sick. Sick that this precious woman might not make it through to even get to hold her son for the first time, sick that something so serious could happen to someone so young. However- I feel awkward even saying “Bless her heart” because she is truly one of the strongest, most courageous people I have ever known. The saying “bless her heart” makes it sound like she’s a sweet little weakling to feel sorry over, but I can assure you that this woman is AMAZING! Time after time she has fought back to get healthy and make a wonderful life for her little boy! These images celebrate her relationship with her own mother and with her son! I so enjoyed our time together and love the beautiful outcome of our work from that day!!