Fresh Nashville Family Photographer - Kate at 6 months

This past weekend, we headed to Gatlinburg to meet up with some of Joshua's extended family for a weekend getaway/mini-reunion. I turned my phone off (well, airplane mode) for almost the entire weekend, and it was so fabulous to be away from the screen for a few days. I came home feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the week.

Speaking of fresh, I wanted to share a few of these sweet images from Kate's six month session. We met up at Centennial Park in Nashville back in the spring, just as the world was starting to turn warm and green again. Isn't she a doll?

Clark's 2nd Birthday Party - The Clark Express

I promised myself I wouldn't do it again. After his first birthday party, which fell a mere 5 days after his first Christmas, I decided that when Clark turned two, there would be no need for a big party. Just a few family members and some cake. And then his birthday turned into the day from hell, complete with an extremely scary overnight stay in the ER. On his actually birthday, we'd planned cake and a trip to the movies, and instead he was sick and hooked up to monitors. So that's when I decided that we would actually go all out again for his birthday. This time, I was smarter, and I pushed his party back a couple months to the middle of March, so that we all had time to recoup from the madness of Christmas.

 Once again, I called in help from my talented pal Jennifer Hamilton, and together we created the "Clark Express." Our one gift to Clark on his birthday was a train table, since he loves trains and cars and trucks...anything with wheels, really. I'm not a great cook, so we did a 'build your own sandwich' bar, which seemed to be a hit, because everyone got exactly what they wanted. Ashley, Joshua's sister, made some completely delicious cupcakes, and Clark had a blast playing with all his friends. His second birthday party was featured on On To Baby, just like his first birthday party. Thanks to all our family and friends for making Clark's party such a special day for him!

Nashville Engagement Photographer - Jesse & Brooke

I traveled out to somewhere between Woodbury and McMinville for Jesse & Brooke's engagement session. As soon as I arrived on Brooke's family farm, I felt right at home. Something about wheat fields and cows just speaks to my heart. We took a tour of the place, stopping here and there to take a shot with a barn or a horse, or the serene scenery that surrounded us. Their wedding will be on this very farm on Saturday, and I can't wait to see it all come together. Hopefully the weather will be as lovely this past weekend was!

Fresh Nashville Newborn Photographer - Emma

Such a cuddly, sweet baby girl. I may be partial to the gray & yellow combo, but I just love her nursery, don't you? I may have to get a wooden monogram cut out for myself one of these days.