Monday, September 8, 2014

gentry ann + lifestyle newborn photoshoot, nashville tn newborn photography

and in that moment, for no rhyme or reason, time stands 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 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
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!!!


30 minute on-location photography session

4 digital images with full print release

set of 3 accordion mini albums


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

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

BOOKING & LOCATION INFO: 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 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 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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


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!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Playful Hearts Mini Sessions, Nashville TN 2014 Valentine's Day theme mini photography 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!
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 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
Playful Hearts sessions require $125 deposit upon booking & do not include TN sales tax.
Sessions must be held by February 7, 2014.