Saturday, November 25, 2006

Breakfast With Santa

So guess who I had breakfast with this morning... that's right - Santa Claus! The Lady Indians Softball Team of New Hope High School in New Hope, Alabama, hosted a pancake breakfast to benefit the team in the upcoming season. Breakfast was great, and so was the company! A huge crowd turned out to help support the team.
There's something absolutely magical about the countenance on a child's face when he or she looks up and sees Santa Claus in the very same room where they happen to be. Of course, sometimes their countenance quickly fails them as they become completely overtaken by fear of the big man who sneaks in your house at night when nobody's looking - ha, ha. Such has been the case with my oldest daughter, Mackenzie; but this year, she finally braved it out and decided to sit in Santa's lap (instead of peaking at him from the second story balcony of the Mall).
As you can see in the picture to the left, both girls cooperated long enough for daddy to capture the moment. Just a few seconds later, though, Makayla figured out who was holding her and lost it. Oh well... at least we got this shot!
Thanks, Marty, and all of the kids and parents from the Softball Team, for allowing me the opportunity to participate in your program; and I hope we'll get to do it again next year!

Down on the Corner

On "Black Friday", after getting out of bed before sunrise to hit a few stores in search of the year's best bargains, I met up with Marty, Kylee, & Kade, on the Square in Huntsville, Alabama. What a beautiful setting to capture some great urban shots!
Kylee is a beautiful young lady, and is as photogenic as any subject I have ever photographed. Kade is as handsome as they come and also photogenic; however, that boy is as much of a monkey as anybody I've ever seen! He is one hilarious little man and so much fun to be around!
This is the second time I have had the opportunity to photograph this brother and sister; and I look forward to working with them in the future! To see a slideshow of all of the proofs from Friday, click on the picture to the left!

Saturday, November 11, 2006


It was a chilly day in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I shot a session with the family of one of my co-workers, Vanessa. Vanessa and her sister, Carla, brought their families together to create some last memories at the beautiful Audubon Acres. It was great to meet Vanessa's family - most especially the four beautiful children - Katie, Reace, Julia, & Lauren!
Thanks - Vanessa, Dan, Carla, Tansley, Katie, Julia, Reace, and Lauren, for allowing me the opportunity to photograph your family! You can see all of Saturday's proofs by clicking on the picture to the left, or by accessing the website -

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Congratulations, Amy & David

Last night, Kellie and I had the honor of photographing the wedding ceremony of Amy Vann and David Baker. The ceremony was held at the Huntsville Holiness Church in Huntsville, Alabama, and was performed by Rev. Charles Underwood and Rev. David Jones. It was a beautiful service, followed by a beautiful reception, which was catered by Scott Adams and Artistic Design of New Hope, Alabama.
Thank-you, David & Amy, for choosing Byrd Photography to assist you on this special day; and you can now view all of the Baker's proofs online.