Sunday, December 30, 2007

Engagement Session

I spent an hour today with Jessica and Adam shooting their engagement pictures. We went to Bridge Street and made good use of the new features we have available to us here in Huntsville.

Here is one of the images from this shoot. You can see the rest in their gallery on my website within the next 24 hours or so.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas is Here!

I'm blessed in that all my brothers and sisters live nearby and we are easily able to spend holidays together. We had Christmas dinner tonight at my grandmother's house. All my aunts, uncles, cousins. Needless to say, the place was PACKED. But it is great to see everyone and catch-up on what is going on. I grabbed this quick image of my nephew as he tried on the new protective glasses that go with his Nerf gun. Isn't he a cutie!
I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays!

I'm SO close to having all my shopping done - YEA! I have to get just a few more items and then I can relax - well, except for the cooking, etc.

We will be spending Christmas Eve at my grandmother's house. I'm blessed in that I still have both my grandmothers and one of my great-grandmothers. As long as I can remember we have had Christmas Eve at my dad's mom's house. It is a great memory and I hope it means as much to my girls as it always has to me. It is sad without my dad there, but he is truly in a better place and waiting for us to join him.

Christmas day we will have Christmas lunch at my sister's house. You should see the incredible amount of gifts under that tree (VERY big family). My girls and their cousins love to get together. This is such fun for them - especially opening gifts!

I pray that the Lord watches over us all during the holiday season that that everyone has a very Merry Christmas.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fashion Fun

I was blessed to be able to attend a workshop with David Beckstead this week. He taught how to bring fashion style into your bridal portraits (and I'm thinking it will be great for seniors also). I had such a great time shooting all day in GREAT locations (Sloss Furnace and the Alabama Theater). I met a lot of great photographers and got some great images. Here are a few.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fall Fun

I had a couple of minutes after a recent engagement session on Green Mountain, so I grabbed a few shots of the "Jessicas" playing in the leaves.
Green Mountain is BEAUTIFUL right now. I'm hoping we have another couple of weeks with these great colors.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Seeing Old Friends

Isn't it great when you can get together with old friends and catch up on all you've missed. It is amazing how fast children seem to grow when you don't see them often. I had the priviledge to get together with some friends and shoot their family portraits this past week. This is one of my favorites from the session. You can view the rest at my website in the client galleries under families.

Friday, October 26, 2007

More from my Session Today

Loved this shot with the geese.

Ella in Tutu

I ordered this tutu about 4 months ago. I had about decided it would never arrive. So, naturally, when it came in I had to call a friend with a willing/appropriately sized daughter so I could play. I got some great images on Green Mountain of this beautiful sweetheart. Check out my website to see more.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

First for me

Everyone that knows me knows that I love sports. I get to shoot softball, baseball and volleyball a lot. But today I was able to shoot a highschool football game. I was able to walk the sideline and get some good angles. Here is one I loved of our team punting the ball away. I used my new 70-200 2.8 AFS VR lens. With the bright sun I didn't need the VR, but the lens is SWEET!
Lord willing, I'll get to shoot some soccer next month. That should be fun!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Wedding Antics

I love it when the wedding party is up for anything. These brothers were big into paintball. When I learned their paintball guns were in the car, I had to get some shots with them.

Fun Fun Fun

Another shot of the brothers - in true form.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Let's Try Again

Took Kacey and Chelsea to Auburn for a campus visit. These are just shots of them for their senior album. I'm not sure Auburn is ready for the two of them!

More Senior Pictures

Kacey and Chelsea having a blast visiting the Auburn campus. I'm not sure Auburn is ready for these two.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Letting Go

There are some things in life that are so exciting, and so sad. Currently, I'm dealing with a senior in high school and the hectic schedule that goes along with that. She is researching colleges and working on getting scholarships so she can afford to go away. We went to Auburn today for War Eagle Day. The campus is beautiful and she loved it. Lord willing, she'll spend Saturday at Alabama with her father (Alabama is providing tickets to the game!!!)

I had shot a wedding on the way to Auburn (stopped over for a few days in B'ham) so my camera and tripod were in the car. Took advantage and got some cute shots of Kacey at the Auburn sign and made a blend of the images.

Keep us in your prayers that Kacey will choose wisely.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Aging Myself

Kacey finally got her braces off and we were able to take her first series of senior portraits. From what she has asked for, I'm thinking this will be the YEAR of "Photos in the Life of Kacey." She wants casuals taken EVERYWHERE. Anytime I take a couple or a bride for pictures, she wants her taken there as well. So, I might be busy with this one for a while.
This is my pick for the yearbook. But who knows which one she will choose. Once she picks her favorites, I'll upload them to the senior gallery on my site.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Kaitlin & Serhiy

I've just completed the final edits for Kaitlin and Serhiy Sobchuk's wedding images. Their ceremony was held on the putting green at the Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope, AL. I invite you to check out their Gallery in the Client Galleries section of my website.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Up and Running

Welcome! My name is Cindy Shaver. I'm a SAHM and part-time photographer in Huntsville, AL. I've been married to Phil Shaver for 20 years! We have three daughters that keep us very busy.

Our sweet Yorkie Mandi is our baby and we all spoil her rotten. I'll admit, I'm the worst!

Life's Captured Moments News: I'm currently booking senior portraits and believe it or not weddings for next year. My May is actually already booked and I'm working on June. Things are going great. You can check out my images at

I've just added digital albums (similar to Zookbooks) to my client offerings. These are a HUGE hit. These books are great for weddings and seniors, or a REALLY NICE bragbook for grandma. I'm really excited that I've found a lab that does such a fantastic job on these books.

Thanks for reading, Cindy