Alabama Photography Project – Alabama Road TripsPin

Alabama Photography Project – Alabama Road Trips

So originally when we started our cross-country road trip, I wanted to do a 50 states project. The kind where you visit each state and document a set of items of your choosing. I modified their version and am determined to do it all by myself (perhaps with the help of Jacob)!

Last Updated: July 28, 2018     First Published: Aug 16, 2011


  1. A portrait of some sort
  2. Architecture
  3. Landscape
  4. Food
  5. A cheesy photo of us at the state sign

The first State we drove through was Alabama!

Alabama state sign | What to See in Alabama.Pin
Blount cultural park | Parks in Montgomery AL.Pin
Blount Cultural Park | State of Alabama.Pin
Blount Cultural Park | Montgomery Alabama.Pin

Some homes and buildings we saw near our gas stop

Homes in the state of Alabama.Pin
State of Alabama.Pin
Golden Egg | Road Trip Through Alabama.Pin
Church in Alabama.Pin

Where cars go to die.

Alabama Road Trips | 50 States Project.Pin

Thanks to yelp, we knew exactly where to find good southern food: Martin’s Restaurant.

Martin's Restaurant | Places to Eat in Alabama.Pin
Martin's Restaurant | Places to Eat in Alabama.Pin
Southern Food at Martin's Restaurant | Places to Eat in Alabama.Pin

Portrait of MaryAnne, the owner.

Martin's Restaurant | Places to eat in Alabama.Pin

Martin’s Restaurant
1796 Carter Hill Road
Montgomery AL 36106

Wish I could say this was the chicken we ate, but it was a random one we saw at a gas station! :P
Animal from the state of Alabama.Pin
Alabama State SIgn / Road Tripping Through the State of Alabama.Pin

Some facts about Alabama & things to consider photographing some of the state symbols next time you’re there:

  • Animal: American black bear
  • Flower: Camellia
  • Fruit: Blackberry & Peach
  • Spirit: Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey

We shot a wedding at Auburn University a few years back.

Auburn University Wedding | What to See in Alabama.Pin
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Auburn University | What to See in Alabama.Pin

If you have some time, here are some other Alabama road trip ideas for even more photo opps.


  • Cathedral Caverns State Park (637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776, map)
  • Fame Recording Studios (603 Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661, map)
  • Gulf State Park (20115 Alabama 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, map)
  • Huntsville (map) Highlights – U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Monte Sano State Park
  • Montgomery (map) Highlights – Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery Zoo, The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Rosa Parks Museum
  • Nocalula Falls Park (Gadsden, map)
  • Rickwood Caverns State Park (370 Rickwood Park Rd, Warrior, AL 35180, map)

Sad to say, I may have miscalculated how long it would take to get all five while blowing through states. No wonder they have 50 different photographers that live in each of the states to complete the project. It might take me a little more time, but I’m still determined. :)

To be continued… to Mississippi.

Have you been through Alabama before? What’s your favorite place to stop by?


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. that looks so fun. can’t wait to see more

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