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Hazel Brave’s Birth: Columbia, TN Birth Photographer

Births|

Hazel Brave had such a beautiful arrival. She came into this life "sunny side up" gazing into the waiting faces of loved ones. She quickly determined this world wasn't nice and let us see her incredible pouty lip and big ol voice. Just like her brothers before her she gave us a peak of her eyes and instantly won everyone over. Welcome sweet Hazel.

Lee & Lindsey’s Wedding : Spring Hill, TN Photography

Weddings|

Lee and Lindsey have a really sweet, really special story. After many, many years together, and two beautiful boys later they said their "I do"s in front of an intimate crowd of friends and family. It was really sweet to get to be there with them on this beautiful rainy day. Congratulations you guys.

Chi’s One Year Old Portraits : Franklin, TN Photographer

Families|

I love when the whole family gets together to celebrate the littlest's birthday! I met up with Chi and her big people at Pinkerton Park for a family session as well as a little bit of cake eating (although she was not into that at all!). It was super fun and this little one made me smile and laugh so much. Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Taylor & Austin’s Engagement Photos : Chattanooga, TN

Couples|

I made a little trip for this one- but why wouldn't I, it's my baby brother! We did the early morning thing and hit some incredible locations. I love these two so much and even if they are super awkward in front of the camera, I am so thankful for them. I can't wait for Taylor to be officially in the family in the Spring!  

Zach & Allie’s Rehearsal Dinner : Lawrenceburg, TN Photography

Events|

I love photographing rehearsal dinners, they are so fun and set the tone for the wedding. Rehearsal dinners like this are even better - good food, good music, lots of dancing- SO great. Zach and Allie are precious, these are dear friends to us, and we love them and their love story. Something is just so so beautiful about a couple that is so clearly meant to be together. Congratulations friends, so much love and luck and prayers and best wishes as you enter this new chapter!  

Jayme’s Bridal Portraits : Franklin, TN Photography

Other Portraits|

Jayme is a sweet sweet friend. Getting married is a heavily photographed time in your life and Jayme (and her now husband Nathan) did something awesome- they checked in with each of their photographer friends to photograph a different element, one for engagement, one for engagement portraits, one for bridal and one for the wedding itself. Getting to spend time with Jayme celebrating in this way was so special, and additionally we took photos at our church where they attend, yet did not get married, which I felt was even more special.

Best of 2019 : Personal Favorites

Personal|

2019 was a wild year for me personally, and business wise I honestly hadn't even thought about how 2019 was different than any other year. But now, as I look back, I realize it was different, and choosing my favorite images I realize, I'm different. Birth photography has taken a major stand in my professional life. It's something I am truly passionate about. I photographed more births this year than any other and I hope to grow that number even more in 2020. Also though, I photographed just a handful of high school seniors, and yet their images are some of my very favorites, and their sessions have multiple favorites. I've always enjoyed being around teenagers, maybe it's because my teenage years were so crucial in developing me into who I am today. Capturing these teens, as who they are, their laughter, their genuine smiles, their natural movements, these are the images that stand out to me. That natural imagery is not just my favorite with seniors though it falls into family photography and photography children (usually running wild and free and full of laughter). I want my images to always tell a story, remind the viewer of a specific time. Alright, that's a lot of talking and really more for me than you, the viewer, probably a client who came here to see if an image from your session made the post, so here we go.... it was really hard to narrow down to my favorite image this year but I just kept coming back to it over and over again. This moment. This one, singular moment... any woman who has had a child knows it, any father who has ever witnessed the birth of his child knows, and well, anyone who has ever been witness to a birth knows... all the world, all the sweat, all the tears, all the blood finally pays off because... they're here. Every birth I photograph is an honor. Being invited into that room, being trusted to tell such an important story. There is nothing like it. There were some runners up though. I adore these two images for very different reasons. But also for the same- the story. 1. Being a new mom is so hard. It's exhausting but there is so much love. And this mama, this baby- it's even more so true, after a nicu stay finally coming home was such a relief but equally difficult adapting to life with 2 big (yet still little) brothers. But this image is so still and sweet and quite and captures a feeling every new mom can completely relate to. 2. First of all I love this kid so when he came to me and said, okay I want to do a James Bond style photoshoot with my cleaning cart (he works helping clean our church). I was so unsure of what this would look like or how it would turn out but oh my gosh it was so fun and the results [...]

I am a portrait photographer serving the middle TN area.

I offer photo sessions for all times and stages in life. I specialize in story-telling with a lifestyle approach. My goal is to follow my clients through numerous stages of their life from weddings and births to children and family portraits and then to high school seniors. I am also available for birthday parties, family reunions, and anything in between. I do most of my sessions on-location at local parks or client’s homes. I have a small studio as well for photographing younger children. My goal is to personalize your session to exactly what you need and to help me do that I offer many different sized sessions from unlimited sessions which allow for outfit and location changes and wonderful candid moments down to quick milestone sessions to capture growing little ones, birthday sessions or even annual holiday card photos. I design my packages with myself in mind, and what I would want out of a session, because of that, almost always the high-resolution images are included as well as an online gallery for sharing with friends and family. I also offer high-quality professional prints at a low rate.

I love every second of what I do, the main thing you should know about me and my photography is that we are the same in a lot of ways: colorful, vibrant, full of life, sometimes spontaneous, and passionate about memories. Everything in my business is modeled after what I have learned from being a photographer for more than 10 years and from being a consumer of photography- as a student, as a bride, and now a mother. I want to capture the feeling of a moment in time, even if that just means capturing the Christmas card photo where everyone looks like themselves and happy. It means that if your kid doesn’t want to sit still and smile I will chase them around and bribe them with candy till we get what we are after, kids are kids after all! I am playful and energetic but also, I am emotional and deeply connected to the feelings of a moment, I look for details to capture that tell a story, whether it is a birth or a wedding or a family reunion, telling the story of an event is in the details. In the end, what is most important to me is that you get what you are after out of your session, so let’s chat, make a plan, and make it happen!