Winter Family Portraits


Can you believe that this family image is from a session the week of Christmas?  Winter is generally mild in Tennessee and is still an acceptable time to create beautiful family portraits in sweaters, scarves and jackets or cardigans.  I have a few locations at which I shoot that still look great even in the winter.  Call me to inquire more about a session for your family and we can chat about dates and locations!


Merry & Bright: Holiday Documentary Sessions


Real. Authentic. Original.

Christmas documentary sessions are just that . . . real and authentic.  Your session is designed to capture images of your family during holiday festivities, making memories together. Your images tell your story in an adorable 5x5 press-printed spiral-bound book, a unique product available only with these documentary sessions.  Your children will love turning the pages and reliving the family fun; parents will treasure these images of their children just being "them."

Your Session Includes:
- 90-minute documentary session
- 5x5 spiral-bound mini book featuring your 20 favorite images
- BONUS: photo video story (of images you choose for your book) set to Christmas music, in a format for playback on your computer, phone, social media

Some session ideas:
- Finding the perfect tree at a local tree lot or farm
- Decorating the tree
- Baking cookies
- Making gingerbread houses
- Hot cocoa & s'mores

Want to book?  Call or email me to schedule your session.  These are limited edition and I plan to schedule just four of these sessions, so don't wait to ask about yours!

The complete session (with book and photo video story) is $300.  Not further purchase is required, although additional items may be ordered if you wish.    Sessions last up to 90 minutes and are story-telling sessions.  This is a time to capture real moments; posed images are not part of this holiday session. Please inquire about custom portrait sessions for posed images. 

Click below to view a festive video featuring a family who decorated their tree.  Enjoy!  I bet you will smile watching it. Be sure to turn on your sound to enjoy the festive Christmas music.


Jeb: College Bound

Jeb is headed off to college next week.  When his mom called to schedule a session for him, so she could have some images of him before he packs up and leaves home to move to campus, I felt it tug a little at my heart strings, I'm not gonna lie!  I have a son starting college this month also, although he is staying local and will be at home while starting college (which thrills me, to be honest.)  So photographing Jeb for these portraits for his mom had me being a photographer and a mom, if you will . . . I was thinking as both!  Best wishes to you, Jeb, as you venture off to start this new chapter in your life and kuddos to your mom and dad for raising such a fine young man.  

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A Day In The Life of Kate {One Year Old}


My baby, Kate, turned one on June 1st.  And for her one-year portraits, I did a "day in her life" photo shoot.  I LOVE these "photo shoots" of my kids and that they will have these moments, these memories, documented.  I used a remote to be able to jump in the frame with her on some of these, too; I wanted her to have a few of Mommy with her since that is what our days look like . . . Mommy, Kate and big sister Anneliese (while Daddy works and the big sisters and brothers do big kid things, friend things, summer camp things, school things.)  


Berry Picking with Lochlan

Happy birthday to this fun-loving 3-year-old!  She spent the morning of her 3rd birthday picking blueberries!  Mom, Dad and brother came along for the fun and I could overhear them in the background chatting about the baked yummies they were going to make with their berries.  So fun!  Lochlan enjoyed picking (and eating) her berries and I hear that their homemade blueberry muffins turned out pretty tasty!