Alabama Photography Project – Alabama Road Trips

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.
Blount cultural park | Parks in Montgomery AL.
Blount Cultural Park | State of Alabama.
Blount Cultural Park | Montgomery Alabama.

Some homes and buildings we saw near our gas stop

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

Where cars go to die.

Alabama Road Trips | 50 States Project.

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

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

Portrait of MaryAnne, the owner.

Martin's Restaurant | Places to eat in Alabama.

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.
Alabama State SIgn / Road Tripping Through the State of Alabama.

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

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?

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