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Family Photographer Roswell GA | Bowden Family and Smoke

This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Phyllis, her son Parker, and his dog Smoke for a beautiful morning photo session!  (Special thanks to Parker’s girlfriend for all the behind the scenes help as well!!)  Fall may be around the corner, but it sure does feel like summer outside.  Mornings make a GREAT time for photo sessions, and we even had a cool breeze come through, haha!  This session was very sweet because I was able to capture some images of Phyllis and her son together, and I always love when families include their pets, so meeting Smoke was fun too!  I hope that these images make you guys smile for years to come!


My due date for Baby Girl Joyner is almost here!  I do have a few final session times available in September for those searching for Holiday Family or Pet Portraits!  Contact me today for details! alana (at) abjphoto (dot) com

Phyllis Bowden - Alana,
I love all our pictures. I have so many I marked as favorites. Thank you for such a fun, pleasant experience. I used the one where he is hugging me from the back as my FB picture and have gotten so many compliments on it. Thank you so much for putting me at ease and getting so many lovely shots for our memory books. It was a pleasure working with you. Can’t wait to see pictures of your sweet baby girl with her big brother. 🙂
Phyllis Bowden

Alana - Thank you! So pleased you were happy with our session!

Atlanta Newborn Photographer | Welcome PJ!

Welcome baby PJ!  It was a true joy to catch up with former wedding clients Pat and Jen as they welcome their precious baby boy.  Our session was full of laughter and loving glances, you PJ are so loved!  Being around newborns brings back such raw feelings of new beginnings and authenticity.  It is hard not to be thankful for this life in the presence of a new baby.  And, I was certainly thankful that Pat and Jen got in touch with me to help continue documenting their family memories!  I love the last shot in this series, a gorgeous canvas print we captured for them on their wedding day!! Atlanta Newborn Photographer01Atlanta Newborn Photographer02Atlanta Newborn Photographer03Atlanta Newborn Photographer04Atlanta Newborn Photographer05Atlanta Newborn Photographer06Atlanta Newborn Photographer07Atlanta Newborn Photographer08Atlanta Newborn Photographer09Atlanta Newborn Photographer10Atlanta Newborn Photographer11Atlanta Newborn Photographer12Atlanta Newborn Photographer13

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For more information on booking your newborn portraits or family photography session in the Atlanta area email me today!  alana (at) abjphoto (dot) com!

Roswell GA Family Photography | Pugliese Family

It was a HOT Hot hot weekend here in the Atlanta area!  I could not believe that it was so hot outside for our early morning family photo session in Roswell, but we found some great shade and cooled off in the AC a little bit.  Annabella was a sweetie and did so well with her photos!  She loved playing with her Mommy and singing songs during our session.  It was a joy to be around such a loving and warm family, and to capture some sweet memories for them.   Annabella’s adoption was recently completed and this session was also a milestone moment for this family!

“Born not from our flesh

but born in our hearts

you were longed for and

wanted and loved from the start.”

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Adopt A Golden Atlanta Photography | Bailey

This year I was excited to donate one photography session to Adopt A Golden Atlanta.  After years of volunteering with Atlanta Lab Rescue, and donating many many many hours of adoption day photography and portrait sessions to their Bark for Art event, I thought it would be fun to branch out a little bit!  Our first family dog was a golden named “Abby” so this really was fun for me.  Special thanks to Adopt A Golden for allowing me to participate, and to the Bowersox family for bidding on this auction item!

Meet Bailey, one of the sweetest golden retrievers on the planet!  She is around 10 years old, she loves the kids in her neighborhood, and was happy to just be close to you.  She also serves as a host to adorable puppies who are training to be guide dogs and assisted living dogs!  We had a great afternoon capturing some images of her in her element.  I really hope that these images help keep Bailey’s loving spirit alive in your home for years to come, and that she approves of her glamour shots. 🙂


Who needs a welcome mat when you have this smiling face greet you at the door!?!


For more details on adopting a golden retriever in the Atlanta area please check out Adopt A Golden, they are a really awesome group doing some international things!! Or, if you are interested in a portrait session for your dog please contact me today: alana (at) abjphoto (dot) com!

It’s A Girl!

Catching up on some long over due blog posts and I wanted to share our news…we are expecting a baby GIRL in October!  We are so excited and just praying that she is healthy and happy in my belly as she develops.  We had some fun making the announcement on Mother’s Day, and Will had fun helping!  I know that I have not shared a lot of personal stuff on the blog lately.  I guess all I can say is that I have been busy being the best mom to Will that I can be, and now that it is warm out again we are on the go and outside a lot.  I do get out for a few sessions a month, and have a blast continuing my love for photography.  My new roll as mom has also helped me re-focus my business, and I hope to be the easiest decision you will ever make in choosing a photographer (more details on that on the Q&A page).

I hope you enjoy our little announcement photos and a few outtakes!  We are more than half way to meeting this sweet girl and I cannot wait!

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