Category Archives: Family Photography

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

Jordan Family Film:



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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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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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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