Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hughes Chandler, 10 days: Nashville Newborn Photographer

Hughes is simply scrumptious. I was crazy about that awesome head of hair as soon as I saw him. He was sound asleep when he arrived and only made the slightest squeak of protest one time. Perfection, I tell ya! We got though so many setups and it was difficult to pick favorites to share. I can't wait to document his first year!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Graham, 6 months: Nashville Baby Photographer

Graham was the happiest baby around this afternoon. 
All smiles. 
All cuteness. 
I could have played with this boy all day.
 Love, love, loved seeing him!

Nolan, 1 year: Nashville Baby Photographer

Oh, my heart is a little sad to finish up Nolan's first year. I have ALL of these babies from the beginning and it has been incredible. Nolan is the perfect little fit into this family. I was so happy to spend part of his birthday with him this morning. Happy Birthday, sweet boy!!

Julia, 1 year: Nashville Baby Photographer

Julia's mom has always come in very prepared for her sessions. However, today I  was not prepared for what she started unloading into the studio. It was Wizard of Oz everywhere! She told me she's been working on these props for SO long to celebrate her baby girl's first birthday. Luckily, the rain held off just long enough to take everything outside and Julia was in a terrific mood. How crafty is her mommy?!?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ashe, 18 months: Smyrna, TN Baby Photographer {Nashville Baby Photographer}

It's been 6 whole months since I've seen Ashe and he is so grown up!! He's talking so much and we all had a blast playing this evening. It simply could not have been an easier session. I always love seeing this gorgeous family!!

Charlotte Marie, 8 days: Nashville Newborn Photographer

Charlotte Marie is the newest addition for my cousin and his family! They made the drive from Louisville, KY so I could capture this sweet face. Her cheeks are the best!! Emily wasn't so sure about being next to her baby sister, but those smiles tell me that they will eventually be the best of friends!

It was SO great seeing you, Ashley & Nathan!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Pages: Nashville Maternity Photographer {Destination Photographer, Florida Maternity Photographer, Underwater Maternity Photos, Anna Maria Island Photographer}

 I have been photographing this family for so many years and have grown to adore all of them. We have been planning this session for a bit, but I had no idea that Melissa had not told her husband I would be photographing them in FL. She picked me up from the airport yesterday and I walked in to Chris being pretty surprised that she had hired me to photograph their maternity session and gender reveal to their daughters. His face was priceless!

This is a special shoot for SO many reasons. Melissa and Chris have lost and had to deliver two sons in the past 2 years. It has been completely heartbreaking, to say the least. Their unwavering faith and strength has been so inspiring to witness through such a terrible time. Their love for each other and for their children just leaves me speechless. 

Melissa has not had an easy pregnancy and chose not to share the news for quite some time (understandably). She and Chris found out awhile back the gender of this precious soul she is carrying, but she wanted to tell Presley & Georgia whether they were getting a brother or sister in a special way.

So, the plan was hatched for me to meet them on their family vacation. What's more magical then revealing this news in such a beautiful place? 

Melissa and Chris wanted to pay tribute to their sweet sons as well. The girls released these balloons in honor of their baby brothers before the reveal. 

Now it was the moment they've been waiting for! Presley really wanted another sister. I asked her what she would do if it was a boy and her reply was "I would still have joy in my heart." 


Georgia said she wanted a baby brother and a baby sister. Ha ha ha.

IT'S A.......


*Disclaimer--we cleaned up*

Melissa and Chris, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your reveal and -- more importantly-- a part of your lives. I had so much fun spending the day with you all and I am over the moon for you. I can't wait to meet this baby girl!!!!