Nashville Engagement Photographer - Jesse & Brooke's Farm Engagement Session

Oh, how excited I am that spring is here! Once again, as the world turns green and fills with blooms and the temperature rises, I feel inspired to get out and shoot! I recently got film scans back of a roll of film that I shot of the farm last summer, and it's made me excited to spend more time on the farm with my camera. Photographing in the rustic, farm environment is something that feels so familiar to me, so when I arrived at Jesse & Brooke's family farm for their outdoor engagement session last year, I felt right at home. I was immediately drawn to the rustic barn, so we climbed up to the loft for part of their engagement session. Then, we wandered around the country fields and enjoyed the views of the crops. We even took a few photos with the horses! I love this farm engagement session, not only because of that gorgeous, dilapidated barn loft, but also because of how green everything is. It's only a matter of time before everything is green again!
Jenna Henderson is a timeless, fresh wedding photographer working in and around Nashville, Tennessee. She uses a mixture of film and digital photography for her weddings and engagement sessions, giving clients an exquisite collection of photos with genuine, photojournalistic storytelling. Nashville wedding photographer, Nashville engagement photographer, Nashville baby photographer, Nashville family photographer.

Nashville Wedding Photographer - Hanging a Frame Wall

The truth is, I spend a lot of time in my office. And I mean a lot. Sure, I go out and shoot often, but that only accounts for a couple of hours our of my 40 hour work week. The rest is spent at my desk editing, answering emails, and doing all the daily tasks that come with running a business, all in the third bedroom in our home that we've dedicated to office space. For the most part, I love my office. But recently, it was getting a little stale. I spent some time clearing off my desk, changing out curtains and shelves, and adding a twin bed to the room. All of these touches just made my space a little prettier, which makes me feel a little more relaxed, and thus more creative. I can tell a big difference in my productivity since making the changes. My biggest (and best) change is the wall that is opposite my desk. Mostly, I'm staring at my computer screen all day, but if I look just past it, there was a huge, empty wall. This was my view (yes, I was browsing the Container Store website when I took this picture...no big surprise there):


After having just attended the A Bryan Photo workshop, I was inspired by all of the photos in matted frames around their studio. They also offer a "found frames" service that sparked my imagination. I began shopping for frames, as well as collecting frames from around the house that didn't have a home, including this white one with a gray matte. It's holding two photos taken by Jon Canlas at his FIND workshop that I attended back in 2010.


Using that as my starting point, I made a rough sketch of the frames, and began listing out possible photos to go in them. I knew I wanted at least one to be a print of some sort, so I ordered a custom silver foil print from Barchen on Etsy, with the phrase "Home is wherever I'm with you." I had her add the three stars of the TN state flag as a nice embellishment. With the sketch of the prints in mind, I spread all the frames out on the bed I just added to my office. I walked by those frames a dozen times, moving & adjusting them, until I had their spacing just exactly right.


My next step was to get some craft paper. I spread it out on the floor, and placed all the frames on the paper in their assigned locations. Then, with a pencil, I traced around each frame. Once I had every frame traced, I taped the paper to the wall, to make sure the frames were centered in the space on my wall. I also used this as a guide for my nails. I found this tutorial on pinterest for marking where to put nails. I held my frames in their traced spots, then made my mark and nailed straight through the paper.


Once I had my frames in place, it was time to decide on the photos! Since all my frames and mattes were black, white, and/or silver, I decided to have all of my photos black and white. I struggled for a while trying to decide if they should all be "work" photos or personal photos, but I ultimately landed on using both. I chose a handful of my favorite photos of my family, as well as shots that I had taken for work that I was proud of. I'm happy to say that every single picture was photographed using film.


Once my photos arrived, all I had to do was put them in their frames and then hang them where the nails were! I'm so pleased with the results. The view from my desk is so pretty and inspiring. Everyday when I come in to work, I feel fresh and ready to take on the day's tasks.
Jenna Henderson is a timeless, fresh wedding photographer working in and around Nashville, Tennessee. She uses a mixture of film and digital photography for her weddings and engagement sessions, giving clients an exquisite collection of photos with genuine, photojournalistic storytelling. Nashville wedding photographer, Nashville engagement photographer, Nashville baby photographer, Nashville family photographer.

Nashville Wedding Photographer - "Lucky In Love" Copper Wedding Inspiration

One of my favorite parts about working as a wedding photographer is the creative community I'm a part of, especially here in Nashville. It's such an honor each and every time I get to collaborate with other Nashville wedding vendors to create fun wedding inspiration, and this time was no exception. While visiting Cedarwood to help out with some other styled shoots, I mentioned to the team leader Linda about an idea I had for a shoot involving copper and emerald. Being the creative genius she is, she took that idea and ran with it! And thus, our "Lucky In Love" copper wedding inspirational shoot was born. Huge thanks both to Cedarwood for coordinating all the details, as well as Designs in Paper for that gorgeous invitation suite. Don't you just love the detail of the lucky pennies? You can also see this play on a St. Patrick's Day shoot and a complete list of vendors in this Style Me Pretty feature.
Jenna Henderson is a timeless, fresh wedding photographer working in and around Nashville, Tennessee. She uses a mixture of film and digital photography for her weddings and engagement sessions, giving clients an exquisite collection of photos with genuine, photojournalistic storytelling. Nashville wedding photographer, Nashville engagement photographer, Nashville baby photographer, Nashville family photographer.

Nashville Film Photographer - Lilli's Senior Session

The red barn has become somewhat of a tradition. I started shooting there with my earliest clients, usually with a haybale in tow. As the years went on, I started to love that red barn even more. It always has the perfect amount of shade in the afternoon, and with it living just steps from my Granny's back door, it's usually my first stop when I begin a session on the farm. In addition to countless clients, I've photographed my family's 4 generations, as well as the senior session of all of my first cousins, sister, and each yearly session of my son. Joshua and I have even hired another photographer to come shoot us in front of that very red barn. So when my second cousin Lilly called, wanting to book her senior portrait session on the farm, I knew exactly where to begin. Lilli was such fun to photograph! She brought the hat she purchased on a family vacation along with her, and it was the perfect sassy accessory. She knew just how to wear that hat. Here are a handful of my favorite images from Lilli's senior session on the farm.
Jenna Henderson is a timeless, fresh wedding photographer working in and around Nashville, Tennessee. She uses a mixture of film and digital photography for her weddings and engagement sessions, giving clients an exquisite collection of photos with genuine, photojournalistic storytelling. Nashville wedding photographer, Nashville engagement photographer, Nashville baby photographer, Nashville family photographer.