Middle TN Children's Photographer

Maternity Session with Ana

This young mother was absolutely gorgeous!  She has a little girl and is expecting a little boy, Matteo.  I love the colors and was glad we were able to do them outdoors.  

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Newborn Session with Tori and Gracelyn

This little angel was a living doll to photograph!  Look at this beautiful baby and tell her family what a beautiful baby she has...

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Christmas Minis Done

The Christmas Minis were a huge success!  This year has been the best for the minis.  I loved the set-up and the new background.  Check them out and see what you think..  I actually have more to post from the sessions but currently my computer is not letting me get to some of them to upload.

So Cute!

So Cute!

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The Nalleys

I drove to the beautiful city of McMinnville, TN to photograph this lovely family.  They chose some great sites to do their photos and we found a great place to eat BBQ.  Check out their images below!

I can't believe it's August already!

I logged into my website and saw the date of my last post and kind of gasped!  I can't believe it's already August and I didn't post anything for June and July.  I did a lot of sports photography in June and they took all my time trying to get them finished, delivered, and closed out before Dwane and I left for vacation.  July was vacation month and we went on the most fantastic cruise to the Eastern Caribbean on the Celebrity Equinox.  I haven't even posted vacation photos!  that's how far behind I am.  

This Newborn Session is the first one photographed with my new lighting setup.  I have to say that I am really liking the ease of use and the extra floor space I have with my lights off the stands.

In June, I photographed this beautiful momma in her eighth month of pregnancy.  And now, August 2nd,  I just finished editing all the beautiful images from the newborn session.  Thank you Nikkia and Rafael, for choosing me as your photographer.  It has been a wonderful experience and I hope for many more opportunities to capture images of your beautiful family!

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Easter/Spring Mini Sessions

I am now taking bookings for Easter/Spring Mini Sessions!  15 High Resolution Images with Copyright Release on Disk.  Only 125+tax!  No child limit per family.  This beautiful backdrop is from "Baby Dreams Backdrops" and is a wonderful setting for your child's spring 2017 session. This session takes less than 30 minutes of your time.  Sign up below to pick out the appointment that best suits your family's schedule.  Limited times available, one day only so hurry and pick your spot!

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Hadley's Smash Session

This sweetie pie knew how to work the camera!  She was so good and never complained.  Momma brought cute outfits and props and we had a great session.  These are fun and I always love doing them.  Check out the others here on my website and on FB.  Call and book your child's session today!

Such a doll in her purple tutu!

Such a doll in her purple tutu!

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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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". 

 

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Parker and Granddad

 

 

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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!

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...

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!

Where did February go?

February came and went.  I blinked and it was gone.  March is here and I will be another year older at the end of the month.  This year will be a 1/4 gone.  Time keeps ticking on.  I guess that's better than stopping completely.  We've just been so busy...

Valentine's Mini Sessions were great!  Here are some of the images for 2016, I'm looking forward to doing them again next year.

I've been adding a lot of new Newborn props and wraps, and shopping with new vendors.  My Maternity Sessions include a complimentary Newborn Session.  Come check out what I've been adding, look at my products, view my sample images, and tell me what you would like to do in your session.   Look at this beautiful image from a Newborn Session with Kennedy...


Finding Goodies...

You never know what you're going to find on Facebook...I had someone to had me to a Facebook group, which I usually hate, but this time it was to a group called Photographer Prop Sell and Swap .  Great listing of all kinds of great knitted, crocheted, handmade items.  The teddy and hat on the little boy below was purchased through one of the vendors.


January and February

These can be slow months for photographers, especially here in this part of the country when you just don't know what kind of weather you're going to have.  Last year with our snow and ice, things were extremely slow for me.  This year, I can not say that!  It is busy, busy!  I take January and February and paint, move around/rearrange, add props, order new items, and this year is no different, but I'm having to do it while I'm so busy.  So please excuse the mess!  The more props you have, the more storage space you need.  Now I need to repaint in the storage room, add shelving and totally redo that room.  I've already redone the room I shoot in, I just need to move things stop the storage room to declutter.  

I'm adding a lot of new kids props, clothing items, newborn wraps, hats, bows, etc.  Loving all the babies and children!  Check out some of the latest babies as I continue to update with the latest sessions.  I will also be adding new Maternity/Newborn/MommyandMe Plans in the coming months.