Monday, May 25, 2015

Welcome, my name is Karen Waters and I am a on-location lifestyle portrait photographer located in Mt. Olive, AL.  My photo sessions are mostly in natural settings.  Sometimes this happens at an old barn across from my house, or at a wild flower garden of a friend, or at a beautiful waterfall.  I love to take photos and every photo session will have a special and unique feel.  Forgoing forced smiles and poses; I embrace the natural smiles and expressions.  When you look at an image by Waters Photography through the years, I want you to remember the experience of a custom photographer and the personal attention to you and your needs.  I want you to cherish the beauty and quality of the images and the memories that will last a lifetime.

Cory and Becky

This in-love engagement session I can’t get enough of! Cory is kin folk and so we love him to the moon and back already, and his sweet fiancĂ©’ is a perfect match for him. We started the session out and Cory’s mom and dad’s house. The beautiful fields and pond were a perfect setting, not to mention being photobombed by horses. Then we headed to the home of Duane and Jackie Derrick where their beautiful barn and field gave us another awesome setting. And not to be outdone by the horses we were photobombed by cows here. An award goes to Cory and Becky for being the most relaxed duo during a photo shoot. I can’t wait for your wedding day! IMG_0031_7258 IMG_0056a7283 IMG_0137_7364 IMG_0169_7396 IMG_0257_7038 IMG_0268b7049 IMG_0291_7072 IMG_0330_7111 IMG_0371_7152 IMG_0413a7194 IMG_0443_7224

Thursday, May 21, 2015


I had the pleasure of attending and photographing Olivia Jones’ senior recital at Samford University. She is extremely talented!!! Olivia began playing the piano when she was five years old. She began competing at the age of fourteen and she has won numerous awards. She will be attending Samford this fall with the intention of pursuing a Piano Performance and Pedagogy degree. Best of luck to you!! IMG_0028c6888 IMG_0028_6888 IMG_0010_6870 IMG_0008_6868 IMG_0004b6864 IMG_0004a6864

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Garrett Senior Shoot

Garrett is one of the most polite young men I have ever met. His dad said he got a badge for politeness. lol I believe it! I love that he wanted some pictures in his Eagle Scout uniform, that is such an accomplishment. IMG_0002_6568 IMG_0013_6579 IMG_0013_6713 IMG_0088b6654 IMG_0146_6384 IMG_0256_6494 IMG_0301_6539

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Josh, Jessica, and Juddson

I just loved seeing this sweet family again. Juddson is getting so big, and he is all boy. I couldn’t get a smile out of him, until we started throwing rocks in the water, and then he was all smiles. IMG_0345a5597 IMG_0367_5619 IMG_0403_5655 IMG_0470_5166 IMG_0506b5201 IMG_0610a5305 IMG_0692_5387 IMG_0744a5439 IMG_0865_5560

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kinley is one!!!

I am so excited I am finally able to show Kinley’s sneak peek from her one year old shoot. I had to wait until after her birthday party because they had me help them announce that Kinley is going to be a big sister. They made the big reveal at her birthday party, they gave both sets of grandparents one of the pictures with Kinley and the sign that says, “I’m going to be a big sister.” So excited for this sweet family. IMG_0374_6049 IMG_0172_5847 IMG_0002_5677 IMG_0284a5959 IMG_0043_5718 IMG_0330_6005 IMG_0343a6018

Monday, April 27, 2015

Liam and Heidi

I was so excited to see Liam again, and to finally meet his sweet little sister, Heidi. And they brought the most fabulous props with them, I am in love with his green John Deere tractor. IMG_0033_5089 IMG_0061_5117 IMG_0558_4417 IMG_0657c4516 IMG_1879_4239 IMG_1990b4350

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Bates Family

Seems like only yesterday I was photographing JoJo and Kimberly’s wedding day, and now they have two beautiful children. I am so glad this sweet family is a part of our lives. IMG_0002b4035 IMG_0008a4041 IMG_0045b4078 IMG_0146_4179 IMG_0280a3814 IMG_0341_3875

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