Classic Heirloom Children's Portraiture 

Timeless portraits | easy process | stress free environment

Timeless portraits
easy process
stress free environment

From what to wear to getting your portraits printed, ACP will guide you through every step of the process. The privacy of a professional studio equipped with a private dressing area, restroom and no distractions allows for a relaxed session. Sessions are spaced apart so your child has plenty of time to warm up or take a break if needed. ACP heirloom sessions are easy and fun!

Alice Claire heirloom portraits are a fresh take on a Southern tradition! Where tradition intertwines seamlessly with a fresh and modern perspective. Our Children's Heirloom Portraits, promise to preserve the cherished innocence of childhood, ensuring that these captured moments become treasures for generations.

The Heirloom Experience


Lifestyle Add-On

If you want your child photographed in their entire outfit, you may add the lifestyle portrait option. These portraits capture their entire body, outfit and lots of personality!



Having trouble deciding which adorable image to print and frame? A composite with 3 favorites is always an option! These composites also make great gifts for grandparents. ⁣


"Alice put me at ease and knew exactly what to do to get the perfect photos."

-Caitlin L.

"Alice put me at ease and knew exactly what to do to get the perfect photos."

-Caitlin L.

"Alice Thigpen is simply amazing! She is so talented and her artistry is incomparable."


These sessions are ideal for children ranging in age from babies who can sit well independently through elementary age. My goal is to create a stress-free and enjoyable experience so that your child can display their truest, most joyful self during their session. 

How It Works

Bring your favorite heirloom outfit to the session for your child to change right before the session begins. For those who don't have heirloom outfits, I will guide you through what to purchase so you can start your own heirloom legacy. If heirloom clothing isn't your aesthetic, simple, classic clothing works beautifully, too. 

What to Wear

My goal is to make the entire Heirloom process simple and pleasurable. From preparing for your session to viewing your personal online gallery, I am available to guide you through every step.

Heirloom Session Details

Sessions will take place at my newly renovated studio 1 mile off highway 280 in Vestavia Hills. Having the privacy of a professional studio will allow you and your child to feel comfortable with minimal distractions.

The Alice Claire Studio

Heirloom Portrait Portfolio

Each and every image is hand edited by me once you choose your final 5 images. While many styles of these images exist, I take pride in what makes an Alice Claire portrait unique. Here's a look at what I strive for in every image.

The Alice Claire Difference


crisp focus

minimal shadowing

creamy heirloom tones

I always strive to capture the beautiful sparkle and detail in your child's eyes

For a bright, crisp and modern twist on a classic

Color images are delivered with soft heirloom tones for images that will stand the test of time

"Alice Thigpen is simply amazing! She is so talented and her artistry is incomparable."


Providing timeless, heirloom quality imagery is the goal and focus of Alice Claire Photography. Documenting growing families is my greatest passion, and it is my hope that your photos from your session are life-long treasures, just as my own personal photographs are to me.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions regarding booking your session. I look forward to meeting you and your family soon.

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