After we left Little Rock, we made our way to a little place just about an hour southeast of Birmingham, AL called Talladega Springs, where we met my family at the old farmhouse where my grandfather, and his father before him, grew up. I love this place, it’s so beautiful out here and the perfect place to reconnect with family that we only see once every couple years or so. We ate Conecuh sausage (which if you’ve never had it, you’re missing out!), talked about life, and sat outside, listening to the buzzing of the cicadas in the trees. It was a wonderful respite from the craziness of everyday life. My aunt had asked if we would be willing to do a portrait session with my cousin Kelly, so the last day that we were there, we went out and had some fun :). Kelly is super comfortable and playful in front of the camera, which made our job entirely too easy! After some pictures under the giant trees in the front yard of the farmhouse, we drove down the street to Lay Lake, where one of my great aunts has a lake house. It was a great way to end our stay at the Jackson farmhouse, before heading further south toward the beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico!