Nashville Engagement Photographer - Farm Springtime Engagement Session on Film

Now that the leaves are off the trees and everything’s turning brown, I love looking back at this spring engagement session on my family farm near Nashville. I'll admit, I miss the green grass and those Redbud trees popping with a hint of fuchsia, and the light … oh my! The natural light in the spring is just a photographer’s dream.

Tyler and Courtney are two of my faves. In addition to this engagement session, I shot her bridal portraits at the Ellington Ag Center and her wedding at Fairlane Church of Christ in Shelbyville, we've known each other our whole lives. I also got the honor of shooting her sister Sarah’s bridal portraits at Carton Plantation as well as her wedding. I also shot their brother Drew’s engagement session at the Tennessee State Capitol. Look for it in an upcoming blog.

Nashville Maternity Photographer - Arrington Maternity Session

Want to know one great thing about shooting a maternity session as a mommy-to-be? When you overheat, like I did this past August, the two of you just sit and rest a spell! That what happened the day I shot Will and Melissa’s maternity session in the gorgeous, rolling vines at Arrington. It was a beautiful day, but a little warm ... so mid way through our session we just sat down to cool off. Melissa looked stunning in a floor length, sequined maternity dress. She glowed as she anticipated the birth of their first child. Baby Liam is participating in my full Baby's First Year package. Interested in signing up your own baby-to-be? Contact me for more info.

Nashville Family Film Photographer - The Preston Family

As a photographer, I almost never make it in photos. I’m always behind the camera and rarely in front. That’s why when I get a chance to shoot another photographer, I’m always sure to shoot lots of images with my fellow professional in center frame. Like when I shot the Preston family this fall during a Petite Session. Stacy’s a professional friend and always a hoot! She and her husband, Bret, and two boys, Lucas and Jacob, gathered recently at my family farm.

I just love the outfits Stacy picked out for the shoot! They are coordinated without being to matchy. Stacy’s top is from her boutique, Jae Lynn. It’s a southern, faith-inspired boutique that’s the brainchild of Stacy and her friend, Lori. They started as a traveling boutique but recently opened their first storefront in Shelbyville at 1411 North Main Street, Suite B. They’ll be open on Black Friday and have special deals. Don’t forget to shop local y’all!! To learn more about Jae Lynn Boutique, click here.

Nashville Family Film Photographer - The Cox Family

Shooting toddlers is often unpredictable. Abby, like most parents, was afraid that her little one wouldn't smile in every shot or wouldn’t cooperate ... and you know what? Sometimes kids don't. But that's ok! In my experience, parents shouldn’t worry about facial expressions at this age. Speaking from experience, you’ll be thankful for photos that show all side's of your little one's personality once they're grown a bit. Those memories are fleeting!

Of course, during the Cox family’s petite session baby boy just grinned -- those two, new front teeth showing -- in nearly every image. How adorable is he?!? The Cox family took advantage of my Petite Sessions, which offer a shorter length session + digital images for a slightly discounted rate. It’s perfect for a quick Christmas card shoot or for toddlers who won't last long. I offer these a few times a year, typically once my calendar has started to fill of full sessions. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be one of the firsts to receive this offer in the future. Click here to sign up.

Nashville Wedding Photographer - Cedarwood Rustica Styled Shoot

So take a look at this Rustica styled shoot, Cedarwoods Weddings ask me to shoot as part of their creative team. I’ve mentioned before that I'm super proud of my home state of Tennessee. So much so, in fact, that my husband and I have matching white-ink tattoos of the state on our arms. These photos -- shot in the gorgeous rolling hills of the Volunteer State -- capture all the things that draw me to this place: a simple, timeless beauty and an unfussy style. Here’s what the folks at Cedarwood had to say: This Rustica editorial shoot uses the aromatic beauty of herbs as living decor for reception tables, and the earthy essence of a backyard garden for a summer wedding ceremony site. Natural cotton fabrics, pottery, and craft paper dress-up wooden farm tables for a rustic reception. Crusty bread, homemade wine and a cheese-wheel “cake” present an organic, wholesome quality that demonstrates beauty in the basics. Free-spirited attire for the bride and groom makes both a lifestyle and fashion style statement. We hope you enjoy our summer fresh, non-traditional take on celebrating love with rustic wedding chic! For couples who embrace the natural movement of living closer to nature, even the celebration of marriage can be simplified without losing style. Special thanks to the entire creative team: photos: Jenna Henderson Photography | venue: Historic Cedarwood | paper goods: Designs in Paper | bridal gown: Ivory Linen Maxi Dress from H&M | bride’s jewelry: Free People

Nashville Family Photographer - Lifestyle Newborn Session on Film

So I have a little confession: I have some major baby fever! As I announced back in July, Joshua, Clark, and I are beyond excited to welcome the newest addition to our family sometime in mid-January. Until then, every time I hold a baby, it just amps up my excitement! I just love having a newborn in the house. This recent lifestyles newborn session of Baby Clyde reminded me of just how much I love shooting in the home, where I can tell the story of baby and parents in their normal day-to-day life. Of course, when a home is filled with big, uncovered windows allowing the natural light to flow in as well as gorgeous, thoughtful, timeless details, my job gets even easier. To see more of my newborn style: click here.