Work With Me - YellowHammer Photography

Hi, I am Joel, pictured here with my wife, Beth.

I have always loved art, even as a kid, and have experimented in charcoal pencil drawing and oil painting over the years. I can still draw a killer Ninja Turtle by the way. But like most of us, I moved on as an adult and  worked in the corporate world for several large banks for many years. As time went on, I decided to go back to school and get a degree in photography so that I could pursue my passion in life. With the help of my amazing wife Beth, we have built this business over the last 10 years while getting to capture the best moments in young people's lives.  I am truly blessed and appreciate everyone who has helped in this journey. I LOVE what I do.

Nationally Published and Award Winning Blount County based Senior Portrait, Portraiture, and Event Photography team serving Alabama and its surrounding states. 205.532.9931 or 205.532.2997

Professionally trained with a degree from New York Institute of Photography.

Each session starts with a consultation to discuss your vision for the session. We will also go over location ideas and create a wardrobe plan for the shoot.

Advanced knowledge in lighting techniques to bring out your best features. This is where great photography starts. Photography is the art of painting with light!

Posing and composition - with almost 20 years of combined experience, we will make sure that we create poses that are flattering to you. Our goal is to make you look your very BEST!

Editing and retouching to give you the perfect skin tones and  AMAZING colors that you want, not the fake look.

Attention to detail - Making sure that your hair and clothes are perfect is something that is sometimes overlooked.

Licensed and fully insured

Modern studio and on-site sessions available for Portraits

Full print release options available for all of our services

Payment plans to fit any budget

Money back guarantee

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If you have any questions about what we do or would like to discuss working together, please don't hesitate to reach out to us using the "Contact" link or by phone. 


We offer a modern style of photography with influences in fashion and fine art photography. 

We offer a photojournalistic style when it comes to event photography.

We proudly offer

Senior Portraits

Fine Art Portraiture

Beauty Photography

Event Photography

Commercial Photography for magazine advertising, websites, brochures, and billboards

Engagement sessions

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