Nashville Family Photographer | The McKay’s

Documentary Photography is a style in which Im pretty much a fly on the wall. I capture the family’s REAL life, their life as it is at this very moment. These are the images that will make someone cry. They capture the essence of a family and their connection. This family was full of really great connection and moments. I truly had a blast. Their baby is about 6 months old and he is crawling and happy. I hope to capture more families in their homes. Its so special.

Warmly,

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Nashville Family Photographer | Day in the Life of the Jordan Family

5 years ago, my youngest was born. In hindsight, I think this was when my love for films/videography was born. I just did not know it yet. I had a videographer at my birth. To this day, when the song on my film begins to play, I tear up at the first note. When I shoot, I shoot to make people FEEL something. I don’t wish to capture “things” like props and clutter etc. I want to capture EMOTION. I want to convey a feeling through imagery.

This year, in January. Before I had even found the workshop I eventually attended. I KNEW in my heart, this year was going to be a year of drastic change for my work. Its happening and Im more excited than ever. This is one of my many Heights of my career – Im shifting – into more emotive, documentary work, with still some lifestyle portions too.

Wondering what documentary is? and Lifestyle? Lifestyle portraits, they capture emotion but the photographer gives subtle cues. Where as posed portraits, are 100% directed by the photographer. Documentary – the photographer says nothing. she waits for things to happen. These don’t usually happen outdoors. They happen inside the home and capture the raw moments. The in between moments we don’t always see. The time the baby fell down on his knee and needed a bandaid. Those moments capture pure mommy hood. Pure childhood in their rawest forms. These really pull at my heart.

A baby with a pacifier, seems so silly, but when captured just right, to me it speaks and tells an entire story about the time in the life when there was a little baby sucking on a paci. This time is FLEETING. We do not get it back.

I definitely wrote more than I planned, and it was all from my heart. Please go check out my 3-4 min Film Capturing a Day in the life of the Jordan Family. A precious family who I have been working with for a few years. Who has 1 and 3 year old boys. This film made both parents cry. Xoxo

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Nashville Family Photographer | Poplin Family

We had such a fun time during this session. At first, things started rough – the baby got hurt and started to fuss. But we just kept our attitudes positive and it all turned around! We played and had such fun. Amanda (the mom) needed boots when she got into the water, so she borrowed mine and I shot in my socks 😉 All for the love of photography! Nashville has been so beautiful this time of year. It has not been super hot and we have really enjoyed the weather. I cant wait for this crew to see all their shots!

Warmly,

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Nashville Family Photographer | Weber Family

Amy Weber, of Releve One, is one of the kindest, warmest people I have ever met. Ive known since we planned her session, that it would be nothing short of amazing. I did very little to encourage this family to be emotive. This is just who they are. Amy radiates love in everything she does. Her husband does too and their children take after them. She is outwardly loving of God and it was obvious that she brought Him with her! The Heavens turned Golden and light shone all around. It was a spectacular sunset. We had such a peaceful session full of Joy! I met amy, a little over a year ago taking a barre class at her studio in Franklin, TN. She also has developed a workout called Tap N Pow(her) that is AMAZING! She is and always will be one of my favorite people on Earth.

Warmly,

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Nashville Family Photographer | Smith Clan

The Smiths and I had such a blast for their shoot. We really captured the children’s personalities and love for one another. The weather has been so gorgeous this Fall, we have been insanely lucky. Ive been shooting for 7 years this January and this year and last, we have had amazing November weather! But this year, was by far the best. The leaves lasted until almost December, I have never seen that happen before. Usually they’re gone by November 15th IF were lucky! I remember two years ago, we had snow around Thanksgiving. This shoot was lovely and we had lots of fun sun flare 🙂

Warmly,

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Nashville Family Photographer | The Stone Family

The Stones are so adorable together. They have such an intense connection and love, it was easy to portray that through my lens. They have had a rough year (I think this may be true of many for 2016) and they have overcome some obstacles. Oh, and Laura – the momma here – is my sweet office manager. She is such an important asset to my business and clients. She keeps things running around here!

Warmly,

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Nashville Family Photographer | Conner Family

The Conner’s just moved here from California. Im so honored they hired me to capture their family this year. We did a lot of prep work for this session and it turned out amazingly! The days leading up to the shoot made us nervous. It was supposed to rain – which it did. But it was going to be very cloudy the day of the session and the main rain threat was that afternoon, so we spontaneously moved the session from sunset to 10 am and boy did it turn out! At the end,  a storm began to blow in and we got some really fun shots with leaves blowing all around. It was truly magical. However, that was the last time we had rain and now we are in a drought! So crazy!

Thank you, Katie, for choosing ME!

Warmly,

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Nashville Family Photographer | Turner Clan

I loved seeing these guys again! Jennifer, Chris and their twin boys Conner and Chase came back to see me for a Fall Family shoot! With twins, you gotta roll with the punches. and They did really great! We had fun letting them play and got some really candid loving shots! Jennifer works out hard and looks fantastic with her post twin body. Im so proud of her!

Check out a little sneak peek of their gallery!

Warmly,

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Nashville Baby Photographer | Penelope, 7 months

I have to pinch myself daily. I mean, how did I get this blessed? This job is THE BEST JOB EVER. Its not always easy, the shooting and editing are always the fun parts, of course! Penelope is already a nature girl. I loved photographing her and her parents in my field – of golden rods. What a dream! At the end of a session, I love snapping some nursing photos! I always give the mom the option – If I can post them or not. If she wants, she can just keep them all to herself. Time is fleeting.

 

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Nashville Family Photographer | Perkinson’s at the Carnival

Ive been photographing this crew now for nearly THREE years. So were fairly comfortable with one another. When I threw out the insane idea of shooting at the fair, Christine was all over it. So, we did! and it was such a blast. I love how the images turned out. I was on the carousel with them, riding backwards, and shooting. What a fun adventure ! I got off and was a tad dizzy. There was a lot of laughter and chaos, but it was really great. I hope to shoot there again!

Warmly,

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