Tullahoma 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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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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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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Carisa

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...

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...

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!

What am I doing? Sometimes I just don't know...

I always wanted a home based, successful business...Dwane and I explored some options before we got married.  But we never dreamed it would be a photography business!    I didn't know I would get here from the path that I was put on, but here I am!  As some of you know, I had just gone into business when Victoria was in an accident.  I was never able to return to my job at the TN Fire and Codes Academy.  When we saw that I was going to be at home as Victoria's caregiver, I spent my nights on the computer doing an online class that I am still enrolled in.  I needed to earn an income.  

It took me three years to really start earning.  I put everything I made into equipment while I was getting the great tax credits the IRS gives during your start up years.  So now I am a full service studio, fully booked, and the first quarter of 2016 tripled from the first quarter of 2015.

I love what I do, love being at home, and look forward to more great sessions and events this year!

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From Adaley's Two Year Old Session

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.


Babies and Banjos

This little boy has a big sis who's newborn photo was taken on a guitar.  So of course his had to be taken on a banjo!  Love the color, love the idea, and happy for mom and dad to have two beautiful portraits of their babies to hang in their home.

Music soothes the soul and babies


Do you have a Tween? You must read...

dictionary.reference.com/browse/tween

preposition 1. contraction of between. noun 2. Also, tween, tweeny. a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to a teen.  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tween

Moms, do you remember what it was like to be in the middle?  Whether it's the middle years of being between a child and a teen, a middle child (younger and older siblings), kind of over looked because of where you fall in the pecking order?  Do you now have a daughter who falls into this category?  Do you have photos of yourself when you were in this age group?  Probably not, most people don't.  These are not school photos.  These are portraits. Portraits to let your child shine.  

Your Tween is in a very important developmental stage of their life.  They need to know that they are special in their own way.  That their accomplishments matter.  They need to know that braces and/or glasses are a right of passage that don't make them who they are but define the character that carries them through what they think are the darkest hours of their existence.  That the rude remark from a friend at school, or the bad grade on a test, is something that will pass on to a memory. What matters is how they are taught to handle it today. That they have self-esteem and confidence in their own personal abilities, achievements, and looks.  This is who they are at this moment!

Let your Tween shine with their own special, customized, portrait session.  Bring their musical instruments, their sports equipment, let's go to the ball field or the basketball court and create something unique just for their personality.  Custom products, creative imaging, means a happy Tween!

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I would like to schedule/get more information on a Tween Portrait Session. Sessions are being held in January and February of 2016.