Birmingham, AL wedding & portrait photographer Kelly Cummings



I’m Kelly Cummings, the Don Quixote* behind Spindle Photography. I’m drawn to photographing people, their lives, pretend lives, pretty things. I am passionate about lots of things, all at once, and fortunately photography is greatly aided by that. I’ve had the privilege of shooting weddings, portraits, maternity sessions, commercial products and places, musicians, models and aspiring models, friends, food, events, and details. I’ve learned from teachers, darkrooms, magazines, friends, mentors, experience, and now I’m making things happen.

(recent instagram photos… hair by Joanna Ballentine for playing bride for a fellow photographer friend, posing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Vegas during WPPI 2012, and a photo that I really hope makes people think I look like Yvonne Strahovski from Chuck)

I don’t wear a watch so to figure out what time it is I take photos of my feet and see what my camera says. Which means I have a lot of pictures of my feet (one day you may be so lucky to see them and all my comfy wedding shoes), and that I should be better at military time.

While you check out the blog if you see something you like and especially something you love, please let me know in a comment! I want to learn what people love, it makes me a better photographer. And a smilier person.

If a link is broken or I broke every grammar rule in the book, leave a comment (or if you are embarrassed for me, you can send an email via the link below).

Enjoy your time here and feel free to fall in love with love. It is so lovely, after all.

Full wedding coverage available starting at $3000,  sessions for $300. Contact Kelly ( for more information and availability. My portfolio is available at

*The thesaurus suggested that Don Quixote and visionary are synonyms and I’m not one to argue with reference books.

If you have any questions or would like to contact me about booking a date, you can fill out the contact form below and I will get back to you soon!