Samantha Alday

I'm an RN by trade (goin' on 22 years now).  I love Jesus and my family and I love to read and travel.  My family and I have seen 38 of the 50 states and we're not done yet!  My favorite sport is baseball, especially when my son is playing.  Two of the greatest things on Earth are the mountains and the oceans.  I'd love to be able to sit on the ocean shore (reading of course) while looking up at the mountains.  I love a good cup of coffee and chocolate-together.  I have the greatest husband in the world.  My Boo will always be my best girl.  A couple of my favorite things: Bobbi Brown make-up and Vera Bradley bags (I have several).  I'm addicted to photography; I can't not do it-I've tried.  I'm crazy organized (most of the time).  I'm an Aunt Mamie.  I don't mind being called Sam.  I'm a cancer survivor.

On my personal blog ( I include posts about nutrition, health and fitness, recipes, my love of running and exercise, coupon shopping and my family. I also offer product reviews and running tips to get you out running, too!

Samantha is also a boutique-style photographer ( commissioning a limited number of wedding and portrait events each year delivering the most in personal customer service, detail and the specific needs of each client. Her work has been featured in ALABAMA WEDDINGS Magazine, The Knot online Real Weddings and has been awarded by the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

On Starting Over


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