2017 Senior Girl

This is one gorgeous young lady!  This is not he first time I've photographed Chelsey.  She is a member of the Cascade Marching Band and I also photograph the band every year.  I photographed her at Cascade's Prom this last April.  It wasn't hard to get a good photo of her and she had prepared well for this session with ideas, outfits and of course, her horse!

Love the colors!

Loved the set up for this, it was perfect for her!

Senior Basketball Player

Austin is a senior at Community High School in Unionville, Tn. We were able to take photos inside the their new gym and then we moved onto the grounds of George Dickel, which is near my home. I've shot a lot of sessions near George Dickel but won't be going back until the weather cools off. Snakes are all along the creek bank, coming to the water since it has been so dry in our area. Austin had a great session and his prints turned out wonderfully and I was also able to create a custom Senior Book for he and his family.

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Family with Twins

Cindy snd TJ have been truly blessed with beautiful children!  The twins are only 3 months old and little man is less than 2 years.  This is the second set of family photos that they have had taken with me and its s pleasure having such sweet repeat clients! 

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Sleeping Beauty

I love photographing these beautiful babies! This little princess was only 7 days old when she was in the studio. Her 18 month cousin was also with her to have her portraits done. Lovely family! Thank you for letting me be your photographer... 

 

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Business Headshots

A big thanks to Mr. Townes for coming in today for headshots.  I love these quick sessions!  I try to make them simple, quick, and efficient so they can be in and out within 30 minutes and back to work.  Please leave a comment, like my images and subscribe!

Dan with Shepenco, Shelbyville, TN

Engagement Session with Carissa, Ethan, and Remy

This lovely creature is letting you know that she's very proud that her humans are getting married in October! She'll show you more from their session as soon as she can... 

Picture Perfect

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The late evening sun was gorgeous on Ethan on Carissa!  Many thanks to Bonnie Delk for letting me shoot in her beautiful yard!

Collaboration with Local Business

Joi de Vie in Shelbyville, a full service salon, has allowed me to display my business brochure in their salon.  I will be printing a large canvas of the ladies who work there, so drop by in the coming weeks and visit with these ladies, get your hair and nails done, a massage, facial, go shopping at the Boutique, check out their portrait and pick up one of my brochures!  Tell them you saw their business in my blog post...

 

 

Hot Family Session@World Outreach

It was hot on Saturday when I did a family session for George and Carisa DeShields. Their daughter, son-in-law, and new grandbaby were in from Florida. Parker is a doll! The hot, humid weather is rough on everyone's hair but that doesn't stop us from getting sweet pictures of those we love most! Thank you for allowing me to be your photographer. Check out George and Carisa's wedding photos under "Weddings". 

 

Parker and Granddad    

Parker and Granddad

 

 

Carisa

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Late Senior Session

Casson is a 2016 Senior from Tullahoma High School.  This was my first time to shoot on the school campus and it was a great place to start his session.  We spent about half of his session here and then went to Normandy to the Barton's farm.  

Casson and Mom Danielle were very pleased with what I captured!  I love doing senior photography and creating custom sessions to match the person's interests and personality.  Contact me and let me know what interests you have, what sports do you play, what club are you involved in, or just tell me what you would like to do in your Senior Session and I'll make it happen!

Thanks Casson and Danielle!

Rescheduled from a windy day

We had to reschedule from a very windy day to one not so windy.  This is Danielle and her soon to be extended family.  Beautiful kids and a wonderful mom and dad, can't help but have a beautiful family portrait!

This was a combined Family and Engagement Session, wedding to follow soon!

Family Photography in the spring

This spring has been very trying for Family Sessions outdoors.  Yes, I've managed to produce beautiful images that my clients have been ecstatic over.  What has been so trying?  The wind!  This has been the windiest spring that I've seen in a long time.  What is so bad about a little wind?  Women and young ladies hair!  No Mom wants her images to have their hair flying all over their head.  She doesn't want to see her little girl with hair all across her face and in her eyes.  Who makes most of the decisions when pictures are chosen for purchase?  Mom.  Who do I want to make happy?  Mom!  

I've had to be creative with rescheduling, choosing session locations that are sheltered from the wind, and watching diligently to catch images with the hair laying in place.  Was every image perfect?  Of course not.  Were mothers understanding?  Yes very!  and I thank all of you for allowing me to be your photographer this spring!

Look at these images and see where I shot to be out of the wind...

A little windy here but blowing in the right direction

Bridal Boudoir

This beautiful young lady had a Bridal Boudoir session with me in April.  This was a special surprise gift for her groom on their wedding day.  We designed a special book, with "sayings" from her heart, and special images that we created in the studio.  I do not post most boudoir images on my site or on FB.  These are private and for the subject/and or couple only.  With Kristin's permission, she has allowed me to post this image after her wedding had already taken place and her groom had seen the book.  Thank you Kristin and I wish you many happy years of wedded bliss!

Patrick and Cara's Wedding

What can I say?  This was actually the first wedding I have cried at.  It was just emotionally charged and you can could tell they were so in love and happy to be getting married.  Check out the composites I did for them. It was a pleasure to photograph your wedding and thank you for having me as your Wedding Photographer!

Levi's Smash Session

Levi turned One!  I love doing the Smash Sessions and coming up with new ideas to incorporate into the sets.  Pinterest is a great source for ideas as well as Etsy.  It's also nice to come up with my own simple design!

Black and White Photography

Don't you just love a black and white image?  The children were dressed all in white and had jet black hair.  This made a beautiful image with the contrast between light and dark.  Everyone should have one good image done in black and white.  To me, it goes with any decor and never looks dated...

Baptism

I was very honored to be the photographer at a recent Baptism at the St. Williams Catholic Church in Shelbyville, TN.  Three adorable siblings were baptized.  This was my first time to photograph a baptism and I feel like I captured everything that the parents wanted...

Warm weather means outdoors!

Now that warm weather seems to be here to stay, I'm shooting more and more outdoor family sessions.  But with April and May come all of the rain and thunderstorms.  This family did not have to reschedule but it's always a wait and see as to what kind of weather we're going to wake up to.  I like to shoot in the late evening to get that soft natural light.  It's literally a countdown of the clock, waiting and watching to see if you're going to be at the right spot at the right time!  

This is such a nice shot and the area is almost always in shade.

Props

This DreamCatcher is one of my newest props in the studio.  I made this myself and this is my first newborn to photograph using it.  I love it!  It is definitely a set that takes a lot of planning and extra hands to make sure baby is completely safe.  This is part photoshop.  The baby was never hanging in the air.  I never put a child/baby in danger for a photo.  Make sure that whoever does your photography always has your child's safety as their first priority!