Friday, November 25, 2016

small business saturday 2016. go local. go small business. be a builder. be a dreamer. stephanie marie photographie, nashville tn lifestyle photographer

we all benefit from community
from togetherness
loving
learning
sharing
being
in the very
moment at
the perfect
time...


stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com
615.810.9048

small business saturday 2016. go local. go small business. be a builder. be a dreamer. stephanie marie photographie, nashville tn lifestyle photographer

we all benefit from community
from togetherness
loving
learning
sharing
being
in the very
moment at
the perfect
time...


stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com
615.810.9048

Saturday, October 15, 2016

mr. r, miss k, school buses, and parents who love more than can be real...stephanie marie photographie, nashville tn family photography, nashville tn conceptual photography

i always express to my clients one thing...
MY relationship with your family matters...
we get comfy and cozy,
we learn each other,
we become a safe place...

trust a photog with your family,
trust their talent,
trust their eye,
trust in your relationship with them...

and watch magic unfold before you...

bc images should evoke so much more than just the subject.
when you look at an image, it should take you there, make you feel something, make you remember...







To experience your OWN moments captured for a lifetime, contact Stephanie Marie Photographie at 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com

Friday, October 14, 2016

miss p, her brothers & a seriously gorgeous mama...stephanie marie photographie, nashville newborn photographer, nashville newborn lifestyle photographer

a new life
a new love
a new beginning
a new beauty
a new cry
a new heart

soaring
soaring
soaring

to high to come down

a love conquering all.

A newborn in home lifestyle session...capturing the moments, the environment, creating a lifetime together...







To experience your OWN moments captured for a lifetime, contact Stephanie Marie Photographie at 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

DECK THE WALLS HOLIDAY EVENT 2016, Stephanie Marie Photographie, Nashville TN family photographer, Franklin TN childrens photography

Deck the Walls 2016
A Holiday Mini Session Event
Presenting:
20 minute on-location session
5 high resolution digital images with FULL print release
50 fine-art linen 5x7 boutique greeting card sets
16x20 fine-art canvas gallery wrap
Exclusive What to Wear Guide
Champagne & Cupcakes Event

All sessions will receive their online gallery within 2 weeks of their session.  Greeting cards will be given a proof and 1 revision.
*$225 due at booking, balance due 2-3 weeks before your session*

Orders will be distributed at The Champagne & Cupcakes Event
Friday, November 18, 2016 6-8p.




THE RED BARN STAR SESSIONS
$525
This year is a BIG year for the conceptual Deck the Walls sessions! We will be shooting at the vintage red barn of Lewisburg Pike in Franklin TN.
This session will feature a 100 year old vintage farm barn, with the classic Stephanie Marie Photographie stars concept complete with vintage seating options and true family love captured.
BOOKING: SEPT 18 3 sessions
SEPT 23 3 sessions
SEPT 25 4 sessions
OCT 15 3 sessions
OCT 30 3 sessions
THE SKYLINE
$500
Features the Nashville city skyline from the city sidewalks and pedestrian bridge.  This session is perfect for the urban family or to show off this spectacular city we live in!
BOOKING: OCT 1 3 sessions
OCT 7 3 sessions
OCT 8 5 sessions
NOV 6 4 sessions
ALL sessions are B.Y.O.T! Bring your own traditions! We will incorporate them in your photoshoot to personalize your session even more & create a new fun tradition for your family years to come!
PLEASE look closely at the date and session offered, it is specific.  Sessions will begin 2 hours before sundown or an hour after sunrise & last approximately 20 minutes each.  Times will be announced one month before your session. (Because we want that oh so yummy evening light!) Please indicate when booking whether you prefer an earlier or later session time. 
Goodies & refreshments will be served adding even more fun to our new tradition!


ADDITIONAL INFO
$225 of package total is due at the time of booking & is considered deposit to secure session.
Remaining balance is due 2-3 weeks prior to your session.
Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE but is transferable up to one year from original date.
In the case of inclement weather, alternate dates are provided by photographer.
Mini sessions yield 10-12 fully edited images per gallery.
When booking please state your date, preferred session time, and theme.  I will do my best to accommodate everyone’s 1st choice!
A little bonus--- 2016 sessions will receive priority booking in 2017!!!


Deck the Walls Minis are subject to TN sales tax 9.25%
TO BOOK: stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com OR 615.810.9048

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

THE SPRING MINI SESSION EVENT 2016, Stephanie Marie Photographie, Nashville TN children's photographer, Franklin TN modern family photography, Spring Hill TN lifestyle photography, Spring Mini Photography sessions

Could it be?  I can feel it, really feel it, dare I say it outloud???

Ok, everyone quietly, with fingers crossed, say it with me...
 
SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG!  Hopefully...I promise Mother Nature...I BELIEVE!
 
Whew, ok I think we are in the clear now! SOOOOO, lets celebrate with the release of the
 
2016 April Spring Mini Sessions!!!

2016 SPRING MINI SESSIONS FEATURE:

30 minute on-location photography session

5 digital images with full print release

set of 3 accordion mini albums

$300

$125 due at time of booking
Final balance due 2 weeks prior to session

($1025 value)
{TN sales tax NOT included}

BOOKING & LOCATION INFO: stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com or 615.810.9048

sessions are booked on first come first serve basis & have limited availability.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WV 2016, Charleston WV photographer, Stephanie Marie Photographie, Charleston WV modern family photography, Charleston WV premier children's photography



Its that time of year again! Whoop! Whoop!

We will be shooting in Charleston this year April 29- May 1, 2016.  Only 5 sessions are available this year:

Friday April 29 1 session
Saturday April 30 2 sessions
Sunday May 1 2 sessions

CHARLESTON, WV TRAVEL SESSIONS 2016
Stephanie Marie Photographie is celebrating our 6th annual WV trip this year!
We will be in town April 29-May 1, 2016!
Booking is now open for the limited edition sessions!
SPECIAL PROMOTION GOODIES INCLUDE:
NO shipping OR sales tax on orders $800 & up
25% off a la carte orders $1000 & up
$1650 Digital Collection (350 savings)
***SPACE IS VERY LIMITED & IS BOOKED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS***
($195 deposit required for booking, deposit includes $100 order credit)
Sample artwork may be viewed here or here or here or by requested live links!
TO BOOK: 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

the pink couch sessions, stephanie marie photographie, nashville tn boudoir photography, nashville tn premier custom photographer


he gives you butterflies
he watches your every move
he learns you and how to love you
in every way he aims to please you
your every need, desire and dream

he is YOUR man

it is time
time to give him a teaser
a minds drift
it is time to show him

YOU are his WOMAN

introducing an exquisite boudoir experience, each individual woman celebrated and custom posed.
super exclusive private shooting location (liquid courage will be provided!!!)
20 minute session
3 poses
leather bound custom designed 2 sided 5x7 gift folio for your lover
$149.00 + tax


BOOKING NOW: LIMITED SESSIONS AVAILABLE! stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com or 615.810.9048

Sunday, January 3, 2016

my #1 girl and her heart of hearts, stephanie marie photographie, denver co lifestyle family photographer

she was my first college friend, my pledge sister in delta gamma, my soul mate, always an ear, always on point, she calls and i know when she calls without looking at the caller id, she is and always will be my forever friend...and here is her whole world...


FOR BOOKING AND CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION INFO: stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com or 615.810.9048

Thursday, December 31, 2015

her mommas dream, stephanie marie photographie, nashville tn premier baby photography

without her momma, my life would have failed to be a success in my sons life...she loved mine as if they were her own...so now, i cherish hers as a privilege and honor...to you, our hessss...
FOR BOOKING: stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com/615.810.9048

joyful. fun. life.
 


Friday, November 13, 2015

her unicorn...franklin tn conceptual childrens photographer

she is a dreamer, a dirty knees playful fairy, a spunky spitfire...

her mama has let me create my wildest dreams 3 times a year for 6 years...

their family have become close friends and THAT is the most precious gift of all... someone who sees your true colors and gives you the belief of a full heart and a dreamers dream come true...

love y'all SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!


FOR BOOKING CALL 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com
www.stephaniemariephotographie.com

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

the inspiration...stephanie marie photographie, nashville tn modern family photography

because she was a true inspiration
because she loves her students
because she cares with open arms
because she selflessly gives of her self
because she is a teacher and sooooo much more...

when london started school and we were so very blessed to have the very very best teachers in the entire world we wanted to thank them with the most special of end of the year gifts...

and so london suggested we give to them from our best talents...so this is exactly what we do and we give a HUGE shout out to all the teachers out there who are THE INSPIRATION!


FOR BOOKING INFO: stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com or 615.810.9048

Saturday, October 3, 2015

precious pippa, nashville tn first birthday photography, stephanie marie photographie

precious pippa keep smiling and let us watch the light in you shining...


FOR BOOKING: stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com  615.810.9048
WWW.STEPHANIEMARIEPHOTOGRAPHIE.COM
JOYFUL. FUN. LIFE.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

baby blue eyes is 1, nashville tn children's photographer, stephanie marie photographie

lil miss blue, lil miss smile, lil miss lil miss you are beautifully you...


FOR BOOKING: stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com 615.810.9048
WWW.STEPHANIEMARIEPHOTOGRAPHIE.COM
JOYFUL. LOVE. LIFE.

Monday, July 27, 2015

christmas in july, stephanie marie photographie, nashville tn premier childrens photographer, nashville tn holiday mini photography sessions

ahhhhh, its my favorite time of year! the deck the walls holiday mini photography event is here! these sessions have become a treasured tradition among my clients and i welcome the challenge each year to break thru and be even more creative than the year before...
sooooo, a peek into 2014 and the blue door sessions...sigh, i am really lucky...my clients nail it EVERY time!!!


2015 DECK THE WALLS HOLIDAY MINI SESSION EVENT IS NOW BOOKING!!! Sessions are exclusive and limited for booking.  TO BOOK: 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

a miracle will change your life...Franklin TN lifestyle newborn photography, Franklin TN cancer recovery photojournalism

as i sit writing this blog i am left to stop and think...over and over and over again...just what does it mean? for me? for life? for my beliefs? for the way i look at my children, watch them, adore them, long for them...allow them to teach me what life is about...to grasp the notion that money means nothing in the eyes of a child...or a person who just found out life is more precious than they could imagine...that life, this short period of grace we are given is fragile and mortal and unforgiving...

each morning i rise to my alarm, which i loathe...the ripping feeling of interruption right from the moment i open my eyes...a grimace on my face i stumble to the bathroom to catch a glimpse of a woman no longer a girl, but a woman with wrinkles and grey...ummm unpigmented hairs sprouting daily from her bang line...stumbling out to pull on leggings and my husbands sweatshirts to prepare breakfast and lunch in an hour while i try to keep 2 crazy little people on routine.

then out of nowhere it happens...i go into my daughters room and shes sleeping...the innocent sleep of a child...shes so beautiful it takes my breath away...her cheeks flushed from warm sleep, her long eyelashes starting to flutter, her hair a mess...she is so much and my life is swept away at a single look at her...she is so amazingly, flawlessly beautiful...and as i lay down to wake her, he walks in...

my bright eyed, no need for sleep four year old mans man boy...looking for me and only me for his start to his perfect day...his teddys still warm from a night of snuggles, his hair sticking straight up, his t-shirt too short and his pj pants to tight...he fits perfect in my arms, his eyes are dreamy and i am wrapped up in how i love them...

i love them effortlessly, timlessly, with so much that i have forgotten all about me for 7 years now...for 7 years i have let go of everything and i mean everything i ever was...my career, my dreams, my whole world is the exact opposite of what my 25 year old self thought it would be...i have never been so rich or ever dreamed i would be as rich as i am...it cannot be bought, borrowed or stolen and it is all because God saw me, the real me, the me he created...why did he steer me in a completely opposite direction for so long? bc i wasn't ready for me, bc the real me is not selfish, she is not in shape, she is not well-rested and she is not dressed to the nines in expensive clothes...the real me loves leggings, my husbands slouchy sweatshirts, movies snuggled up on our over-sized couch, the real me loves the tiny house none of us can escape one another in, the fact that budget keeps us in on a friday night and the little beauty life shows me everyday...i get to live this life, travel the bumpy path and fight through the bad days...i get to dream and dreaming is what i do...

if you have followed this blog you know about my ashley... HERE and HERE her cancer battle and how my life changed because of her...now she lives the everyday with so much respect she was rewarded by a true miracle...the miracle of michael grace...


BOOKING INFORMATION: 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com

Monday, March 2, 2015

mama in wait...Nashville TN modern maternity photography, Nashville TN lifestyle maternity photography

patiently waiting, waiting, waiting...
wanting, wishing, hoping...
the calm before the chaos ensues...

dreaming of the person
you've only ever imagined...

becoming everything your soul has ever daydreamed...

BOOKING INFO AT 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CHARLESTON WV TRAVEL SESSIONS 2015...CHARLESTON WV CHILDREN AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Hello again my dear WV friends! Its that time of year again and oh, I am just SO excited! I actually get to spend a great deal of time in the mountain state this year because my sister is getting married in JULY!!!

So this year Stephanie Marie Photographie will be in town JUNE 4-7, 2015.  We've had so much fun over the years and I cherish getting to travel and capture the families in a town so near and dear to my heart.  If this will be your first time joining us, feel free to check out the fun from just the most recent 2 years: {psst...this is actually the 5th travel year to Charleston!}   2014 below and 2013 and 2012

So what will be up to this year? For booking and inquiries, please request information at stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com or 615.810.9048.  As always, these sessions are limited! So call today!





Monday, September 8, 2014

gentry ann + lifestyle newborn photoshoot, nashville tn newborn photography

and in that moment, for no rhyme or reason, time stands still...no words are needed, no explanations, just to be, to live in that very second of time, to breathe, to exhale, to experience love in its most pure form...

the newborn lifestyle session of gentry ann...to view her gorgeous full session click HERE!

Monday, April 14, 2014

the battle for life...Moms Who Click 10 on 10 project, Stephanie Marie Photographie, Nashville TN lifestyle photography

lean on me
when your not strong
and ill be your friend
ill help you carry on
for
it wont be long
til im goin need
somebody to lean on

please swallow your pride
if i have things you need to borrow
for no one can fill
those of your needs
that you won't let show

lean on me...bill withers

volumes are spoken in the chorus and verse of this song between the 2 of us...  if you missed the first volume of this battle, click when i pray to catch up.

i won't even try to lie, these images were not shot on the 10th of this month or even in the past 30 days.  i tried to use them for my February post, but couldn't edit more than 3, march i completely ditzed out for my post, so here we sit April and its time again for the Moms Who Click 10 on 10 project i dearly love and the battle for life is here finally to tell her story...

On Friday, February 7, 2014, I entered the room where I would spend the next 2 hours capturing my dear Ashley's last chemo treatment.  As I walked through the door at 12p,  I was short of breath, trying very, VERY hard not to cry.  Not to feel what my heart was aching to let out, not to break down in the face of an incredibly joyous event.  Well, in the words of Ana, I "let it go" the moment I sat down next to her.  My Ashley, already weak from her first bag of the treatment, looked me dead in the eyes with her brown eyes full of caring emotion & said are you ok? No, I most certainly was not.  I was not ok, and I was going to break down, so please ignore me while I selfishly let my eyes pour over because of my experience of pain, and sorrow and anxiety of cancer.  and oh you my dear friend lay there with poison running through your veins to kill the last of this horrible disease, weakened to a laying state, i tremble with the inability to maintain control.  however, after a 10 minute (so ok it wasn't the smallest breakdown) recoup we celebrated.  We celebrated how funny the drugs make you, how funny chicken tenders look to eat when you are forcing yourself to eat them, how funny it is that your sister has to help you to the bathroom, how much we F***ing hate that bag of poison.

 
We celebrated ringing the victory bell so hard it nearly came loose from the wall, we celebrated Jesus and his ability to walk us all through your battle.  We celebrated your girls and your mom and your sister and your best friend and we celebrated with tears and laughter and so much emotion I had to stop taking pictures to clear my eyes enough to see to put the camera down and embrace you and your new hope for health.  WE CELEBRATED YOU.  You, my dear Ashley, amaze me.  You are strong. You are smart. You are giving. You love. You seek love and you BELIEVE.  In you, in life, in GOD. 
 
 

I have been honored to capture Ashley's journey and her battle.  It has scared me, driven me to my knees and given me glimpses into life, I may have never experienced.  She is the epitome of woman.  Please continue to pray for our sweet Ashley as she continues her battle to recovery.  The road has many curves...

Follow the circle of lovely women celebrating life with the amazing Laura Bastien!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SPRING MINI SESSIONS BOOKING NOW!!! Nashville TN children's photographer...

Ok, everyone quietly, with fingers crossed, say it with me...
 
SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG!  Hopefully...I promise Mother Nature...I BELIEVE!
 
Whew, ok I think we are in the clear now! SOOOOO, lets celebrate with the release of the
 
2014 April Spring Mini Sessions!!!

2014 SPRING MINI SESSIONS FEATURE:

30 minute on-location photography session

4 digital images with full print release

set of 3 accordion mini albums

$295

$100 due at time of booking
Final balance due 2 weeks prior to session

($800 value)
{TN sales tax NOT included}

BOOKING & LOCATION INFO: stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com or 615.810.9048

sessions are booked on first come first serve basis & have limited availability.





 
 
 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

10 on 10 Moms Who Click Project, BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, Nashville TN modern children's photographer...

Due to this AMAZING project I am honored have been invited to last year, I concentrated my vision of the project capturing the everyday beauty of our life...I had never seen our life with more open eyes, so much beauty was waiting just in my backyard, just in our living room, just in us...it changed how i saw the simple joy of life!
That being said...I did NOT ONE styled session with my kids ALL year! So, when our cherish Aunt Carlee came home after her 3rd week of her 2nd semester at Mississippi State with deep Auburn locks (normally a light brown, dirty blonde shade) I knew...it was go time!!! So we got all sussed up & studly and hit a spot I eyed on our way back from a Sunday drive the week before...

Follow our circle around and be inspired! The fabulous Kathleen Ries is up next~!


joyful. fun. life.
www.stephaniemariephotographie.com

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR BOY, KANSAS CITY, KS

High school senior boys often get left out of the amazing chance to capture their next chapter in life with senior photography sessions...luckily my aunt wasn't about to let my uber handsome cousin miss out!
This guy is something else and I am so excited to see what life hold for him! Love you Nick!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Playful Hearts Mini Sessions, Nashville TN 2014 Valentine's Day theme mini photography sessions...

2014 PLAYFUL HEARTS MINI SESSIONS
 
Ahhh, its that time of year again!  The season of LOVE!
The Playful Hearts Mini sessions are back to capture this sweet time of year!
 
THE BOUDOIR SESSIONS
Looking for the most intimate way to show your lova lover they make your heart skip a beat this year?  Sure to impress, the 30 minute, in home session, features unlimited wardrobe changes & captivating artistic photography. 
Beautiful, soft boudoir sessions are a fabulous way to make Valentine's Day spectacularly unique for your special love!
$350 includes:
2 high resolution digital images with print release + 8x8 custom designed fine-art presentation folio
($600 value)
*to protect our clients privacy, please request sample artwork*
 
THE PLAYFUL VALENTINE SESSIONS
The kiddos just love Valentine's! They always feel SO special showing us how much they love us, don't they! Give them your love frozen in time, their moments captured with images of mommy & me, daddy & me, siblings as best friends, & a family full of love!
Playful Valentine's feature a 20 minute, urban or sun drenched field locale with floating hearts backdrop and custom Valentines theme props!
$325 includes:
2 high resolution digital images with print release + set of 25 3x3 custom designed fine-art Valentines OR set of 3 custom 3x3 accordion mini albums
($500 value)
 
FOR BOOKING: 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com
 
Playful Hearts sessions require $125 deposit upon booking & do not include TN sales tax.
Sessions must be held by February 7, 2014. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 14, 2013

10 on 10 circle, this photogs life in 30 days, Nashville TN lifestyle photography

Its that time of the month again! I just LOVE being a part of this fabulous group of photogs, documenting OUR lives! 
Lucky for me, the group opened up to not only shooting on the 10th of the month this time, but to showcase our life over the last month...not going to lie, with Christmas season in full swing insanity and just life in general, I needed the room to post from the entire month! 
This month, London was chosen by Ally the Alligator to have a VERY treasured sleepover! Which means a lot.  It means my miss priss exemplified exceptional behavior in class...if you know my girl, this is a HUGE deal! 
I also had the honor of being the maid (or matron, rather, bc im married, but that just sounds too old for me! lol!) in my best friends wedding! We did her bridal session at the location of the wedding 4 days before and she truly left me speechless...it was an amazing experience...there is something SO wonderful about feeling utter happiness for someone you love so much...it will be a treasured experience for me!
Being the token family photog, I also got to shoot my aunt-in-laws (is that a thing?!?) wedding.  The 2nd for both, it was truly an eye opening experience getting to witness that we as humans beings will always seek love and happiness.  We strive for it and it was amazing getting to watch their union and their 2nd chance at true love!
Grab a cup of joe and follow the circle around to experience your own glimpse at some remarkable women starting with the uber fabulous work of Eva Creel Photography CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

when i pray...capturing ashleys battle...franklin tn lifestyle photography

every night when i lay my head on my pillow i pray.  i thank God for allowing me another day to live in his presence.  then i thank him for giving me the blessing of my photography talent.  then i ask him to keep leading me so i may use his gift to me to do his work...3 months ago, i was called upon to show him i was listening and to use my talent...so here it goes...my most challenging project to date.  it has nothing to do with my business, nothing to do with $.  it ONLY has to do with God, and his call to do HIS work, to push my insecurities and fears aside and to capture what scares me the most...

ashley is my best friends best friend.  she is to christi what april is to me.  but me and ashley, we get along...and not just a little bit.  i loved her within minutes the same way my christi does and i have treasured her friendship since.  this summer she found out she has stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma.  she is 2 years younger than me.  she is a single mother.  she has 2 girls well old enough to understand the worst word in the dictionary...CANCER.  at christis 34th birthday party, she pulled my husband aside and told him what was going on...he never breathed a word of it to me.  we texted that week and that sunday on my way home from a senior session i was on cloud 9 about i called her.  her 1st words were i have something to tell you...i knew what she was going to say...(i know its weird, but i have a really, i mean kinda scary 6th sense) i blurted out, don't say it, please don't say it...what is it? how sick are you? for the next 10 minutes she went on and on about Hodgkins Lymphoma while I had to pull over 3 times bc the tears were pouring so fast i couldnt see.  we got off the phone and i was numb.  i cried and cried for the next 2 days.  i was beside myself with sadness for her 2 girls and for her.  cancer has plagued my life.  i watched God take my nana after she battled breast cancer and while her closest family surrounded her holding hands singing amazing grace, i witnessed Jesus come get her so she could be my most fierce fighting angel.  this year my father in law was diagnosed with liver and lung cancer.  his liver was so poisoned with the disease, he looked like a pregnant man. i watched him suffer as the chemo stripped him to 90 lbs.  now ashley, a strong, amazing woman...

3 days later she called me.  she said for 2 days in a row God had woken her at 3a and i was the reason.  he was telling her to ask me to capture her journey.  she said he told her no one but me could do it and no one could be the one except for me.  she was actually afraid to burden me with the request! can you imagine? her burden me? i immediately accepted even though it scared me to death.

the 1st session was at the wig shop.  i got in my car and drove to my moms.  i left my kids got back in my car and cried the entire 15 minute drive to the shop.  when i got there she was surrounded by 7 women laughing and carrying on trying on the craziest of wigs in the shop.  the owner was a miracle in herself.  ill never know how she has the strength to continuously show women how gorgeous they truly are when they are losing what they consider a part of being "a woman." you never realize how much your hair means to your self esteem.  its something we take for granted as natural and being stripped of it causes severe internal devastation...

my hands were shaking so much i couldnt obtain focus in my camera, i tried 6 times to set my white balance before ashley came over to me, hugged me and said, i know you will show me, me.  i know God put you here.  then she turned around, put her hand on her hip, pointed her other sassy finger at me and said..."gggguuuurrrrllll you know you like me in this wig, you think i'll land a new man looking this hot!???" instantly, i remembered this is what this was about...i was there for her and damn it, i was going to give her all i had.  the 1st image is the ashley i know and cherish.  her eyes are mesmerizing, her sexy smile reveals a voice of strength and wisdom, and her wit..oh that smart ass wit...

the next challenge sent me to the alter of my church.  no lie i skidded tires in the parking lot, the keys were left in the ignition and i ran in the sanctuary only to lay on my hands and knees on the steps to the choir stage crying, hands clasp, begging for strength, begging for her, begging for God to lead me. 

the loss of ashleys hair left me floored.  it left her oldest daughter on the floor crying picking up the shaved locks on the floor...then it left naked beauty i have never witnessed before.  seeing my nana get her angel wings was the single most beautiful event i had witnessed in my young 21 years, holding my daughter and seeing my nanas nose on her face as though my nana had herself helped create her brought so much love in my heart it baffled me, but seeing ashley with no hair made me SEE true beauty.  i LOVE her shaved head.  I didn't want her to wear her wig, she is more beautiful without it bc this way all i can see is her.  every single God given shred of beautiful.  i felt like i did when i realized what love was.  i saw what God sees.  I saw perfection. 

HIS PERFECTION...and he chose ME to capture it.  she knew it and she knew i was the only one he wanted to be there.  that is powerful.  that is faith...that is something i hope i can show my children one day.  blind faith, blind believing, blind love.

no these images are not my perfectionist perfection.  its too hard when your hands are shaking, knees are weak and eyes are full of tears, but these images are perfect, bc they are exactly what HE gave me this talent for and i can only hope HE is proud...

You can help my Ashley.  Please share this with all of your friends and help tell her story.  You can read her blog HERE and you can help HERE.  Please remember, none of us are accidents.  We all have a path.  We all have a story.  We are all here for a reason...mankind believes in hope and love conquers all.

Ashley, I love you.  Thank you for being my witness...
love to you all,
steph

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

10 on 10 circle, The last day of Summer 2013, Stephanie Marie Photographie Nashville TN lifestyle photography

Im not going to lie.  I had completely different images for this project this month. But...today was GORGEOUS.  Perfect weather and we went out to enjoy it and I realized...
It is officially our LAST day of summer 2013...tomorrow my baby girl starts Kindergarten.  My baby boy starts preschool...we won't have toddler toys in our back yard next year and we won't be the same size or age or innocence or anything we are now.  We will have grown and tomorrow we leave all the joys of summer behind.  we flex our wings and we grow...this momma is longing for the dog days of summer and sad over the reality that life goes on no matter how hard you try to hold on to every second...

To follow all the lovely ladies of the Moms Who Click 10 on 10 project, click HERE to experience the ever amazing Eva Creel Photography!!!

summer 2013 lifestyle photography

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Lifestyle Newborn Sessions, Nashville TN newborn photography

Born to Bob Marley's Redemption song, this boy is an energy all his own.  His mother a rockstar, his father a peace loving hippy man, he will stroll on this earth with a gentle soul and a soundtrack all his own...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Franklin TN High School Senior 2014 photography, miss n...

I am beyond honored to introduce the stunning miss n.  a high school senior with the world at her fingertips and the inner beauty to shine with every step! her senior pictures are to DIE for!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

deck the walls 2013, Nashville TN holiday mini session photography

I cannot believe it is Christmas season again!  My favorite time of year!  The lights, the tree, the carols, the love of being surrounded by family both near and far...and of course!  My favorite mini of the ENTIRE year! 

This year the Deck the Walls minis are back, better than ever, brand new locations and conceptual set ups!  EEEKKEKEKKKKK!  I can barely contain myself!! They are so exciting! 

I never shared them last year, so here is a little sneak of the fabulous of 2012 and 2013 is going to knock its socks off!!!

It was SO hard to just pick a few for the blog! These sessions TRULY sparkle & shine!!!

FOR BOOKING & INFO SHEET: 615.810.9048 or stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

magic before my eyes...franklin tn baby photography

sometimes, life is so beautiful, magic happens right before your very eyes...don't blink...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 on 10 circle, shes my best friend...Franklin TN engagement photographer

"A true friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have and still allows you to grow..."

We met in 1st grade.  We didn't like each other.  Competition..ya know, its fierce in 1st grade...our paths didn't cross again until we were in 6th grade.  We went to church together and on that warm fresh spring Sunday, I didn't feel like going to Sunday school.  She was standing outside of our classroom and I said hey, wanna skip and go to McDonald's? You can walk from our church.  She looked me up & down, then replied thank goodness! Yes!

The rest is history.  She has been my strongest rock for 25 years.  25 years, can you imagine? I only lived on this earth for 9 years before my chosen sister was all mine for the rest of my life as I know it.  She knows everything, I mean everything, about me.  The good. The bad. The UGLY.  She has been my champion in my absence, my hero during my darkest hour.  She arrived at the hospital 3 minutes after I walked in to have my 1st child.  She rubbed my back as I went through a terrifying labor with my son.  She never questions my actions and always, always listens as I painstakingly try to figure out my mistakes.  She loves my clothes. She will meet me for coffee when we only have 10 minutes to meet before we rush off to our busy lives just to see me.  She is the godmother to both of my children and she braved a snowstorm to stand beside me when I got married.  I cried like a baby when I saw her in the 1st wedding dress she tried on.

She has taught me to love unconditionally.  She traveled across the country to sleep on my couch when I lived in LA.  She let my pug, the infamous Baby Tattles and I live in her 1 bedroom apartment when I fled to her house from LA, with broken dreams and a broken heart for 3 months...never complaining, only asking me to make her dinner.  In doing so, I set her oven on fire trying to make sweet potatoes...to which she laughed and called her dad (my 2nd father) and told him, he needed to get us a new oven so I could keep cooking for her. 

She loves my bacon and fried eggs.  She loves my jeans.  She allows me to be me and has never once asked me to be anything other than her best friend.

Now, he is her sunshine.  He makes her world spin.  He is making all of her dreams come true.  He embraces me and our relationship...and the craziest part about him and I?  We are both professional photographers.  He is AMAZING.  The winner of multiple Addy awards for his remarkable work with the National Guard.  He stands next to us and holds her hand, never stepping in between us.  He has embraced my family and him & I, we understand each other.  We understand her and our love for her. 

Now he will share all I have loved and I am beyond honored to stand next to them as they take their vows to walk hand in hand for life...

My April.  His future wife.  Their love...and I lucky enough to get to capture it...and know I will capture the rest for them, excitedly waiting for all that is to come.

April, thank you for being you.  For loving me and for being my hero.  I love you from the bottom of my heart.
Follow the circle round and round and prepare to be amazed by THE AMAZING MICHELLE...http://bit.ly/YLfLx9

Monday, April 15, 2013

10 on 10 circle Pop turns 57...Nashville TN lifestyle photographer

So this months 10 on 10 fell on my dear old Dads (aka POP) 57th birthday.  Of course we celebrated with steak dinner, complete with my fav, Chocolate martinis, twice baked potatoes, learning to yo-yo (POP is the bomb yo-yoer...Nana is quite the champ holahooper), playing the crazy Ethel chase and a lot of love all around...if I've learned anything participating in this project is to love the imperfect, capture the real and just let the rest fall into place...


Follow the photography REAL life awesomesauce with the uber fabulous Erica May Photography HERE!!! She WILL NOT disappoint! Plus, doesn't everyone LOVE a confession...

Friday, March 15, 2013

10 on 10 photography circle project, Nashville TN lifestyle photography

its the time of the month again for the fabulous project i am SO blessed to be a part of, the 10 on 10 photography circle!  follow the circle round and round and get ready to enter the lives of the fabulous photogs who spend so much time capturing others, capturing their own!

you can find last months circle HERE!

so a lil narrative, if you please...

we LOVE art.  obviously.  but really, london is obsessed.  like having an art party for her 5th birthday party at the end of the month obsessed.  painting is her fav, but anything glitter is a close 2nd, then markers of course. however, she doesn't love me shooting her (i think bc i literally abused her when i was learning to shoot!) so we shoot the details of her, her messy hands bc thats how art happens, her on the side of my house hand collage (can you see me?) and her paper plate "mural."

trace loves the camera.  he wants to show me everything, he wants to look at me with his oh so smouldering eyes and he wants to paint and pass out eating "fuit snakes." yes, that says snakes.  hes 2 although he looks 5 and ya know, i'll miss mispronunciation one day!

of course the infamous baby tattles always wants in on the action, she loves to paint and the evidence is on my carpet...inside.  ummm, crayola, washable, what? she of course loves to pose and let the world embrace her beauty!

yes, i know i could fit another toe in between my big toe and the one irregularly spaced next to it, but the angle and crazy amount of flower weeds intrigued me...so here is another month, in our chaotic life, just living the dream...

please keep clicking through our circle and visit the uber fab Kim by the Sea with the link:

 
 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Minis 2013, Nashville TN lifestyle photography

Well, well, well....its that time of year again!  I don't know about y'all, but this chick is READY for warm weather!  SOOOOO, without further ado...

Stephanie Marie Photographie is NOW BOOKING THE SPRING MINIS 2013!!!

EMAIL stephaniemariephotographie@gmail.com or 615.810.9048 to book.