Fairhope Wedding Photographer & Educator | Ellison Smith Creative- Formerly Goodie & Smith Weddings
Grand Hotel engagement session


A Full Service Experience

When you book a portrait session with Ellison Smith Creative, I offer a full service experience. Before your portrait session, I’ll provide you with tips for hair and makeup, wardrobe ideas, a list of locations options and the best times to shoot so that you get beautiful lighting. I’ll curate a collection of images that reflect who you are as a couple or a family, as well as complement your personal style and home decor. After your images are ready, I’m more than happy to help you discover beautiful ways to display your images. I believe that when you invest in professional photography you deserve more than just the digital files. Providing a luxury experience to all of my clients ensures that your images don’t live online but on the walls of your home to enjoy everyday.



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Portrait session offerings begin at $500 and include planning, shoot time, professional editing, online gallery of high resolution images and printing rights. Prints, albums, and wall art for purchase. For availability, please send a message using the contact form. 

Jennifer & Grant

The Wharf in Orange Beach,Alabama

Meet Jennifer and Grant! Recently, we met Jennifer, and her mother, at the Vintage Market Days in Mobile, AL. They own a cute little pop up shop called Mother Daughter Market! After they booked, we waited for the all clear to photograph Jennifer and Grant’s engagement session. After being proposed to on one of their friend’s boats, Jennifer and Grant knew they wanted to include the coast in their engagement session. Because of that, their Wharf at Orange Beach engagement session was the perfect idea for these water lovers! 

Sarah & Hayden



The Grand Hotel in POint Clear, ALabama

Ashley & James

The Grand Hotel

Point Clear, Alabama

This Grand Hotel of Fairhope Alabama engagement session for Ashlie and James was so special. The two are so in love and were so much fun to photograph! Ashlie and James chose the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama as a beautiful setting for their engagement session. After months of planning, we couldn’t wait to finally show them around some of our favorite portrait locations at the property!

Lindsay & John

Fairhope, Alabama

Lindsay and John’s Engagement Session in Fairhope Alabama was SO FUN!! It’s so obvious that they love each other. The bond that these two share is something beautiful to see. Lindsay and John chose downtown Fairhope for their engagement session location, and we think it’s a perfect place to take some amazing portraits!

Claire & Josh

Fairhope, Alabama

Daydreaming about the perfect engagement session in Fairhope brings me so much joy. Fairhope, with its charm and beauty, is an ideal location for capturing incredible moments. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Claire & Josh at Sacred Heart Chapel and the lovely bayside sidewalk.

One thing I absolutely adore about engagement sessions is when couples choose to wear both formal and casual outfits. This allows for a diverse range of photographs that truly reflect their personalities and style. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to capture the love and connection between them in various settings.

Chelsea & Brett

Orange Street Pier in

Fairhope, Alabama

I had the pleasure of working with Chelsea and Brett and their adorable dogs. Their love story actually began at a doggy daycare, which I found absolutely charming! It reminded me of a sweet Hallmark movie. We love getting to meet couples’ family members who come to help with the dogs at the session.