I'm Mallory, and I'm a Huntsville, Alabama maternity, newborn, and family photographer. I married my high school sweetheart, Andy, in 2016, and together we have the most amazing little boys - Noah, Bradley, and Caleb. Wife and mama are my most cherished roles, and I don't take them for granted one bit.
As a family we love to hike, explore, and curl up on the couch for a good book or a movie with popcorn (topped with our favorite, honey butter). In my free time you can find me at the local farmer's market, reading a great historical fiction novel or non-fiction book, journaling about my babies, or baking something in the kitchen.
In all that I do, I strive to honor the Lord. I want to use every part of my life to bless and serve others. You, my friend, are prayed for and loved.
family photos by Grace Paul Photography
I've been enamored with photographs for as long as I can remember. Every time I visited my grandparents' house, I spent hours flipping through photo albums, asking to hear about the people in the images. It didn't matter that I had heard the same stories a dozen times. Something about them called me back time after time.
Photography became a hobby of mine as a teenager, but it wasn't until I had my first son that I really understood the power that a photograph holds. Although I tried with everything I had to hold onto each and every moment of my baby's infanthood, I knew that there would be details that, over time, would slip through the cracks of my memory. I began photographing it all so that I could always look back and remember. His body curled up on my chest, the way he scrunched up his nose when he woke up, and his poked out bottom lip when he would get cold - I'm grateful for each and every image that reminds me of what it was like in those blurry early days of motherhood.
BEHIND THE PHOTOS
My favorite place to be is home, surrounded by my husband and children. They are my greatest blessings, and I will never stop thanking God for the love He has taught me through them. I love cultivating our home with intentionality so that I can soak in a slow, simple life, rooted in our faith, with the ones I love most.
So much of my own motherhood inspires my photography. I want you to see how cherished you are, how the pouring out of your love has not gone unnoticed. Your photographs should remind you of the precious moments of your family's life together. I hope that as you walk by them on your walls or flip through them in an album, you'll be transported right back to the moments that mattered. If you want to create honest images that reflect the beauty in your family, I would love to work with you!
julie + jason
""Mallory made us all feel comfortable. She is so kind and her work is beautiful! We can't wait to work with her again soon!""
My little boys bring me so much joy! They make sure that I am never lacking in snuggles or laughter and remind me that sometimes the most important thing I can do is simply sit and be still with them.
When the weather is nice, I would almost always rather be outdoors. A morning walk in my neighborhood, a hike through the woods, or meandering along the streets of a new town all make my heart sing!
Baking is certainly one of my love languages! I find it to be so soothing, and you can't beat a warm baked good straight from the oven. Muffins, cookies, biscuits, breads - I'd love to share!
Mallory Bell Photography has been featured in the following publications.