Nashville Family Photographer | Day in the life {The Douglas Family}

Documentary is my heart and soul. I know that these images, above the perfect, posed, outdoor, placed on a quilt, directed images, will bring these parents right back into these moments with these kiddos on THIS day. There is nothing like these real, raw, truly candid memories. This momma is getting a huge album for this session, to look back on forever. I cannot wait for it to be in her hands! These are the images that will leave you with giggles and tears. We had SUCH fun baking and crafting.

To Forever,

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Nashville Family Photographer | Documentary Day in the Life {The Chu Family}

Once you shoot documentary, you want nothing else. Gone is the facade and in comes the REAL and RAW. I am completely obsessed, and my client is in LOVE too. Remembering her early years of coloring, daddy putting pig tails in her hair, eating raisins, and running about. Those are the moments that we cant get back. Her sassy smirks and love of all things pink. Her spunk and giggles, those  – are the memories worth keeping. In 2018, I will be doing MORE of this. and less of the directed, posed, even lifestyle (still directed to some degree) work. More films, more REAL moments. xoxo

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Nashville Family Photographer | Lush Family

We had a blast. This family loved. and played together, and laughed the entire shoot. It was the best weather ever. These boys LOVE shooting with me. We always just have such fun. This family loves spending time together, and their love is so evident in person and in these images. I cant wait to see what mom does with these photos in her new home! A huge gallery wall sounds amazing to me.

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Nashville Family Photographer | The Wright’s

I have been photographing this family since baby #1 was a newborn. They are SO full of love and fun! and the children are SO sweet and well behaved. (The majority of my sessions are). I don’t think my boys would behave this well at this age. But we had a blast and played. The weather was perfect, not cold and not hot, just right for October! I love this location because it gives me so many background types. My favorite images are the ones where I give little direction and the clients are doing what comes naturally. I want them to remember their life the way it is right now.

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Nashville Family Photographer | Hogancamp Family Fun

We always have a blast. Ayla loved her session with her mommy and daddy, as it was full of snuggles, which her favorite! We just had an absolute blast and the session flew by.  These moments are so fleeting. I love capturing these precious moments for my clients. I love to get a few posed shots at the beginning and then just play! I don’t like to force kids to do things, it just makes life hard. We just have fun and giggle a lot!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 🙂

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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!

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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!

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