Mufreesboro Family Photographer - What to Wear for Fall Family Portrait Session

Leaves are falling here and there and and even though there's not the slightest hint of cooler temperatures in the air, now is the time to think about sweaters, scarves, boots, pumpkin patches, and all the thing that lead to a knocked-it-out-of-the-park fall photo session. My friend and colleague, Leanne Vice of Leanne Vice Photography, and her family nailed it in a recent shoot at my family farm – one of my fave locations.

 As a fellow photographer, Leanne didn’t need any styling advice. She knows the dos and don’ts. Like do, experiment with patterns, textures, and colors in an effort not to appear too matchy. And don’t go for trends. Stick to classic looks. Since the ultimate goal of a photo shoot is to display those images in your home, it’s also important to a pick color scheme that will blend with your home d├ęcor. Neutral like greys and browns are always a great idea. Leanne did a great job of throwing in a pop of yellow. It gives these image energy.

 And don’t forget that during August and September, you can often snag some great deals at Back to School and Labor Day sales! Still not sure how to dress your family for those fall portraits? Email me. I’m happy to consult with you prior to your session.

Nashville Film Photographer - Orgeon Personal Photos

In July, Joshua, Clark and I headed to Gulf Shores for a few days for a family vacation. We don't travel to the beach very often, but decided it was time for a visit. We packed our sunscreen, hats, and towels, and got excited about playing in the waves and building sand castles. However, it only took us about 30 minutes after arriving to remember exactly why we don't travel to the beach very often...we're just not beach people, y'all. The sand, sun, and swimming with creatures in the ocean just aren't our cup of vacation tea.

That being said, there is one beach that has my heart...so much so that I can't wait until my next return trip. That beach is Cannon Beach, Oregon. It's home to Haystack rock, incredible views of Pacific ocean waves crashing against the rocky shore, typically gorgeously overcast skies, and sand that doesn't stick, not to mention the cutest little coastal town I've ever seen. Clark and I found ourselves there this past March when we took a week long trip to visit Aunt Devon and family. Even though Devon lives near Portland, it's only about an hour drive to the coast, and even the drive is stunning. We spend two days hanging out in this picturesque town and enjoying each others company. Naturally, I had to snap a few film photos. Yes, we have our jackets on...it was chilly and rainy! But too pretty to complain about. Fun fact: Clark's very first visit to the ocean was on this beach when he was only 6 months old! Here are a handful of my favorite photos from our leisurely visit with the Faulkners.

Destination Wedding Photographer - Washington, DC Wedding

Stepping in at the last minute to be “wedding coordinator” – in addition to wedding photographer -- at any event could be a recipe for disaster. Could be … that is if it wasn’t the nuptial of the super laid back Taylor the little sister of my BFF Devon. The fact that she and Chris are both super awesome, plus the fact that my camera loves them made this wedding a total blast! The wedding and reception took place in a quaint venue just outside on Washington D.C. in Fairfax, Virginia. It seems like all the stars just sort of aligned that day. An outdoor wedding could have been a bit of a gamble … especially in December … but God smiled down with a mild, sunny day. Looking at these photos just gives me the warm fuzzies! Nearly everyone in these photos are my second family. Days where my profession and the people I love combine are the best!