because school photos can be great! | Mobile AL boutique school photography

Have you ever done a thing that was one part scary, one part exciting, and, it turned out, a million parts awesome? That was my experience a couple weekends ago when I traveled to Savannah, GA, for a small in-person workshop with the amazing Michelle Morris. 

The exciting part of course was traveling to a super fun and beautiful city to learn from another photographer whose work I really love. The scary part was knowing I'd be spending 3 full days with a group of women I didn't know who were coming from all different places. Let's just be honest here--you get a random group of women together, and this could go LOTS of different ways in terms of "clicking."

Well the way this one went was that it was perfect. These other women were gracious and hilarious and laid-back and generous and we're already talking about a reunion at some point! They and Michelle made the whole weekend so incredibly fun and interesting.

The majority of the workshop was specifically about Boutique School Photography. Michelle is really a master at this, and it is something I'm super excited to be offering to preschools and schools in Mobile as well as across the bay!

On day 2 of the workshop we got to photograph kids in real life, and they were so fantastic! I wish I had a pull-back shot of 7 women standing with cameras. These kids were champs! They were so patient with all of our cameras and our endless supply of corny jokes!

I love this type of school portrait because it captures genuine expressions from kids with a non-distracting backdrop. School photos do not have to be boring, and they do not have to be terrible! They can be artistic and honest and something you'd actually hang on your walls!

I'm looking to add a couple more schools to my calendar for 2018, so if this is something you'd love to see at YOUR child's school, comment below, and I can send your school's director some info!

Here are just a few of my favorite images from this amazing workshop!

 portrait of 5-year-old girl | Mobile AL school photographer
 black and white portrait of 8-year-old girl with freckles | Daphne AL school photographer
 boy in blue shirt against black backdrop | Mobile AL school portrait photography
 11-year-old girl | Mobile AL private school portrait photographer
 boy in navy blue vest | Mobile AL preschool photographer
 girl and her eyelashes | Mobile AL school portrait photography
 girl and her profile | Mobile AL school photographer | fine art portraits
 girl with blonde hair | Mobile AL boutique school photography
 boy in plaid shirt | Mobile AL fine art school portraits
 4-year-old portrait | Mobile AL preschool photographer
 girl in purple shirt | Mobile AL school photographer
 black and white portrait of boy | Foley AL school photographer
 girl with long hair | Pensacola FL school photographer
 8-year-old boy | Spanish Fort AL school photographer

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