The Magic + The Mess: Mary Margaret Chambliss

Woman laying on a bed with her two kids. She is wearing cranberry eyelet top and skirt. The young boy is wearing a white popover with blue embroidery. The little girl is reading and wearing a navy swing dress with lace inserts and flutter sleeves.

Birmingham-based photographer and mama of two, Mary Margaret sent us the most gorgeous photos of her kids, Aligood and Louis in some Baybala faves. We’ve long been enchanted with Mary Margaret’s beautiful photography (she’s photographed John Legend and Dave Matthews to name a couple!) and we were glad to hear her thoughts on the world right now. 

Three images of a young girl and boy dancing on a tree stump. The girl is wearing a navy cotton voile dress with lace inserts and flutter sleeves. The boy is wearing a white popover with blue embroidery at the waist.

At Home with Mary Margaret

Honestly, I’m kind of loving this quarantine. I love the slower pace of life and all the creative time we’ve been having. We spend a lot of time outside since it’s so pretty—reading, playing massive amounts of Go Fish, and our top favorite: watching movies outside once the sun goes down.  

Two images of a little boy on a tricycle. He has curly brown hair and is wearing a white button down popover with blue embroidery and navy shorts.

Of course we miss school, our friends, and really miss restaurants. We cannot wait to have a little bit of normalcy back, but for now it just feels like an adventure we won’t ever get to have again. So we’re just taking each day as it comes with super-low expectations and lots of possibilities.   

Two Images. One of a woman in cranberry cotton eyelet top and skirt with her two kids. One with a little boy wearing a white popover with blue embroidery and navy shorts and a girl wearing a navy swing dress with lace inserts and flutter sleeves. They are walking on a wall.


Mary Margaret is wearing the Belinda Top and Michelle Skirt; Aligood is in the Margaret Dress; Louis is in the Ollie Top.