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Today is October 1st.  And portrait photographers everywhere know that we are officially in the busy season.  October and, to a lesser extent, November for photographers, especially those like me who photograph families, are like March and those first few weeks of April for CPAs. Of course October is popular for portraits — especially outdoor, […]

Families, Photography, Portraits

October 1, 2021


Nashville Fall Family Portraits
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Today marks the two-week mark since I dropped my daughters off at summer camp for just under 3 weeks.  One of the greatest blessings while they’re away — they get to be completely unplugged.  No phones.  No social media.  No email.  Well, we can send emails to them, but their only communication with us is […]

Families, Motherhood Monday, Photography

June 21, 2021

When Photos Really are Worth 1000 Words

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The first quarter of the year is always quiet.  Those first three months of the year just never have a lot of portrait sessions scheduled.  While I did shoot a few studio and headshot sessions and one outdoor signature session, the gray skies and wet cold make it difficult to get the most out of […]

Business, Families, Photography

April 14, 2020

Safer at Home

Nashville Family Photographer
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When I was nine years old I played Rocky Top at my first and only piano recital.  Whether you’re a University of Tennessee fan or not, if you grow up in the state of Tennessee then you grow up singing Rocky Top, and the line in the chorus “Home sweet home to me” always seems to […]

Dance, Photography, Portraits, Seniors

July 19, 2019

Home Sweet Home to Me

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I am so excited to announce my Celebrating Motherhood: Mama & Me Petite Portrait Session charity event happening throughout the month of May and benefiting The CURED Foundation. The CURED Foundation was founded by Ellyn and Fred Kodroff following their daughter’s diagnosis with an eosinophilic disease back in 2003.  Since then the CURED Foundation has […]

Business, Photography, Portraits

April 29, 2019

Celebrating Motherhood

Mama and Me Portrait
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  A few weeks ago I took my oldest daughter, Lily Catherine, downtown for a fun dance portrait session and some mother-daughter bonding time, and if you’re hanging out with me on Instagram or Facebook then you’ve probably seen the photo I captured of her in historic Printer’s Alley doing a toe stand in her […]


March 29, 2019

Drawing with Light

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