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    Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I am Jamie Waldrep-Reeves owner, designer, photographer, chief financial adviser, decision maker, dancing queen extraordinaire! I have no problem acting a crazy person to make sure you or your babies feel comfortable around me. I love my job and wouldn't trade my life for a thing. I have been in the photography business for the past 9 years. I recently married the man of my dreams and we have one big happy family full of girls! You'll see plenty of my little mini-me princess if you hang around long enough! Come see me!

    Your Story Captured is located in the heart of Decatur, Alabama. Offering studio and location portrait sessions for babies, children, high school seniors & families.

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{winners} 2010 image of the year | decatur, alabama | portrait photographer

Drumroll please…..

And the winners are:

3rd Place – Image #4

2nd Place – Image #7

GRAND PRIZE – Image # 6

The two runners up were images #10 and #8!

Thank you to everyone who participated. If we ever get “un” snowed in, well place the order for your winning images & call to let you know when they can be picked up!

Congratulations to our winners!


{contest time} | decatur, alabama | portrait photographer

2010 was such an awesome year, packed full of some awesome clients and amazing shots! It was horrible trying to determine what images were my favs…. there were sooo many! I could have had 100 to choose from but, I managed to narrow it down to 20.

Here’s how it works… scroll through images and choose your fav, then vote! Easy enough?


The top 5 winners will be featured on the banners in the front window at our studio. If you’ve seen the banners, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Everyone LOVES them and they are eye catchers!

3rd Place will receive an 8×10 print of their winning image.

2nd Place will receive an 11×14 print of their winning image.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a 16×20 print of their winning image along with a complimentary session for 2011.

I will also award one lucky winner a complimentary session for 2011. All you have to do is mention on our FACEBOOK page that you voted in the contest! After the contest ends we will randomly select a winner.

GET TO VOTING!! The contest ends January 10th @ MIDNIGHT!

PS…no cheaty cheaters! The poll only allows you to vote one time and keeps up with IP addys just to be fair!



happy families make me {happy} | decatur, alabama | family portrait photographer

Hands down most wonderfulest family session ever. We had so much fun! Mom and Dad were a blast and the kiddos were TDF! I am in so in love with all their images. I have been doing a happy dance since this day!

Do you lurve this like I do????

Best dressed kid of the year!!

I absolutely adore daddy and me shots like this. MELTS my HEART!

THOSE EYES! Nothing more to say! AHHHH!

Every little boy is a super hero within!

LOOK AT ALL THE COLOR! Please dress like this during your next session… mmmkay? LOVE.


{2011 limited edition sessions} | decatur, alabama | portrait photographer

Mark your calendars and save the dates! We’ve started planning out our 2012 Limited Edition sessions! Of course, these are tentative dates,
but it gives you an idea of how and when to plan!

January 10-14th….Boudoir Baby! The best Valentines Day Gift EVER! These sessions start at $350 and include hair, make-up, cocktails and a 5×7 little black book to give your sweetie!!

January 22nd…Valentine Mini Sessions! Want your kiddos to have the absolute best, one of a kind Valentine’s Day Cards? Bring it! Funky pinks, reds and white will fill this high key set.

March 17-19th…Easter Minis! Ever so popular Easter Sessions sell out QUICK! So, book yours soon! We always have adorable baby animals…chickies, bunnies or lambs, who knows what we’ll have this year!

April…CLASS OF 2012!! We want you! We begin recruiting our Senior Spokesmodels this time of year.. if you’ve got an upcoming senior send them our way! Lots of fun stuff and free goodies for our Models!

April 8th & 9th…Sweet Mama Minis! ATTENTION DADS!!! Tell Mama thanks by giving her a portrait session with her babies! She will LOVE you!

May 13th & 14th…Dear Daddy Minis! Can’t forget about Dad and lots of us do! Yes, dads are hard to get in to a portrait studio but you MUST make them! It will be a fun playful session with absolutely no rules! No sitting, head turning, chin propping..nothing, nada, nope! Just dad and his kiddos doing what they do!

May 25-29th…Beach Sessions! Located in beautiful Gulf Shores! Beach sessions are extremely limited and take place at sunset. The session fee is $150 for seniors or families (mom, dad, kids) and $300 for extended families (mom, dad, kids, granny, pops, aunts, uncles).

June 7-9th…RED, WHITE & YOU Minis! What better way to celebrate the HEAT and Independence Day than with POPSICLES! These sessions are going to be an absolute BLAST!! Think red, white & blue pettis for girls and overalls for little boys, bare feet, outside with a big ol’ Rocket Pop… you know the ones and Watermelon! Sweet, Messy, FUN!!

August 19 & 20th…Grandparent’s Day Minis! Don’t miss out on the time your children have with their grands. These portrait sessions will be cherished for years to come!

October 13-15th…FAMILY MINIs! ATTENTION ALL MOMS!!! This is the absolute perfect time to schedule your family portrait session for your CHRISTMAS cards… yes, EARLY! The earlier the better. Get it out of the way before the holidays sneak up and turn into chaos!!

November 1-5th….SANTA SANTA HO HO HO!! Mark the calendar.. Santa always comes to Your Story Captured the first week of November. This is the only time he visits us so, don’t forget!! We begin taking Santa appointments in September… we will remind you!!

If you are interested in any of our Limited Edition Sessions, please feel free to call us at the studio or shoot us an email!!

*dates are subject to change without notice, all dates/times/places are tentative, most mini-sessions are $50 per family unless otherwise noted.


{tuesday’s tips} | decatur, alabama | child portrait photographer



Everyone is dying to know about the holiday sets this year and we are PREPARED to tell you!!

FIRST UP, Santa Santa Ho Ho Ho!

This Santa set will feature traditional Holiday colors with a touch of nature. Colors will be reds, greens and navy with a woodsy log cabin feel. Looking for outfits?? Try these links that we LOVE:

GAP GIRLS Mt. Snow Collection @ GAP

GAP BOYS Mt. Snow Collection @ GAP

Or, try GYMBOREE and check out the Holiday Trimmings collection and one more link we love is CRAZY8 and look at the links for Holiday Pictures and Holiday Party.

Our next holiday set is PJ PARTY!!! Bring your child’s favorite Christmas PJs and have them captured reading a bedtime story with Santa! Colors will be RED, LIME GREEN, WHITE.

The best pjs ever – KELLY’S KIDS or HANNA ANDERSON

FINALLY!! The Non-Santa Holiday set this year is WHITE. That’s it. All white. You can wear just about anything with this set and be perfect. But, think more casual attire. Like boots, scarves, hats, gloves and vests. It’s going to be rustic. Be bold. Be bright. Mix patterns, fabrics, colors. Step outside your box!!

Check these links for inspiration:



Hope this helps you all out! It’s gonna be a fun HOLIDAY season this year!


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