Work With Me - YellowHammer Photography

YHP by Joel McCay

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

Why choose us?

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 us" link provided above 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, website, brochures, and billboards

Engagement sessions

Testimonials from Happy Customers

See what some of our customers have to say about their recent experiences with YellowHammer Photography

"Beth and Joel I LOVE them all!!! Y'all are amazing!!! Emily M.

"I'm so in love! I couldn't thank you enough. They are amazing." Nicole C.

"I Highly recommend Joel and his wife Beth to anyone searching for fabulous photographers! We had an anniversary session with them and they made it so much fun. Very creative and it helps that they work so great together. Our pictures came out better than I imagined and all for a great price!" Lauren M.

"Thank you YellowHammer Photography for the awesome photo shoot. We had a great time and love all of her pictures." Toni S.

"Wow!! You did a great job Joel! My baby is beautiful...thanks. I love them." Kristi M.

"Joel, these are so good. I love them all so, so much. Ya'll were such a pleasure to work with and do such an AMAZING job!" Emily M.

"We're super happy with the photos and the professionalism and hard work that you and your wife displayed throughout our engagement and wedding shoots! Thank you." John T.

"Absolutely love them! We had such fun taking these pics."Sherry D. 

"We had such a great time with you guys today, and Beth, you were awesome with our crazy kiddos. Thanks so much for everything." Rachel M.

"Love the pics. You did an excellent job." Jania V.

"The pictures always turn out great and the prices are very it!" Sharon W.

"Awesome people to work with, beautifu photos, and they truly go the extra mile for you!" Laura T.

"OMG, they turned out great. Thanks YellowHammer Photography...I love them." Teri G.

"It is so important to have a photographer that understands little kids and they are on top of their game. No stress sessions and gorgeous photos. I highly recommend for any photographic needs." Lori S.

"They are very personable, professional, and make beautiful photos...we love YellowHammer" Celia M.

"They are extremely talented and I highly recommend their services" Lora G.

"Love these pics..." Kaye S.

"I have been impressed beyond words every time! They are absolutely wonderful to work with and the final product is beyond fantastic every time." Joanna B.

"LOVE the pictures!!! Thank you so much" Samantha W.

"Y'all are the best. I had such an amazing time!" Kailee S.

"The absolute BEST! Beth and Joel are so kind and professional. They go out of their way to contribute to your perfect day any way they can, and on top of all that, they make BEAUTIFUL pictures!" Marcie W.

"VERY fun to work with. I had fun with every shot!" Christian W.

"Great people, great fun. Very relaxed atmosphere which makes for excellent pictures. Joel and Beth are terrific!" Sandy H.

"Wonderful experience with Joel and Beth! Very professional and fun to be around. So happy God led us to use YellowHammer Photography! Can't wait to see the wedding pics!!'"Sherry A.

"Thank yall! I love them and I can't wait to see the rest of them" Justin L.

"These look GREAT!! Again, thank you so much for all you guys did." Abbi C.