As a Nashville family photographer, I know that preparing for a photo shoot can sometimes feel overwhelming, with the pressure to look perfectly polished and somewhat put together. What if I told you that you don't need to arrive with a forced smile and flawless hair? In fact, I actively discourage it.
As a family photographer and mom myself, I believe the beauty is in the details, but it’s what details that truly matter. Like when you and your family are preparing breakfast together and your kids get a bit of flour on their nose, the moment your child lovingly places their hands on your pregnant tummy, your kid's pure delight of jumping in puddles or the infectious laughter that causes their nose to wrinkle. These are the moments that make up your life. And in these moments, It's not about perfectly styled hair or immaculate appearances; it's about the genuine connection. Your family's story is written in spontaneous, imperfect, and utterly real moments.
I love taking a non-staged approach to family photography. I truly believe that to capture fun, happy, and beautiful family photos, you actually have to have fun during the photoshoot. While we will take a few shots of everyone smiling at the camera because they are always nice to have, the majority of the session will focus on capturing candid and spontaneous moments that reflect the real emotions and joy. I want your kids to be able to look back on these pictures and feel their childhood, seeing them not as perfectly polished images, but as something meaningful. I want to capture your child's wild spirit and tell the story of your family exactly as you are.
I have what-to-wear guides to send your way to help you grab some inspiration and ideas and of course, just send pictures and screenshots of clothing my way.
I have locations in mind to meet every vibe, just let me know the inspiration for your session and I'll find the perfect setting that will suit you as a family.
Planning consultation / and vibe-setting help
A session that’s truly authentic to you
Each image getting beautiful editing VIP treatment
An online gallery to view all your moments
New memories to cherish for years
We begin with an initial conversation to understand each other and discuss your vision and preferences for the photo session. We will also confirm the date, time, and location that suit you. To secure your booking, I will provide a contract/deposit link.
On the day of the photo session, we work together to bring your dreams and ideas to life. I will capture beautiful moments and create stunning photographs that reflect your unique personality and style.
After the photo session, I carefully go through each and every photo, applying professional editing techniques to ensure that they are flawless and showcase you in the best possible way.
Once the editing process is complete, I will send you the final results. To complete the process, the remaining invoice will need to be paid. You will then be able to download your photo gallery and treasure the precious memories we have captured together for a lifetime.
The experience and photos were so magical! She perfectly captured the happiness our family shares. We are on her mailing list for minis and can’t wait to see which location she chooses next! I highly recommend her for her professionalism, timeliness!
We have been lucky enough to have Shannon photograph our newborn session & fall family photos. She was so wonderful to work with, captured such special moments, and made our family look gorgeous. The experience was fantastic, she thought of all those little, critical details and the end result was incredible. Can't wait for next year's photos!
A: Absolutely! I understand that planning can be overwhelming. We'll work together to choose a location that suits your family's personality, and I'll provide tips on coordinating outfits to ensure a cohesive look. During the session, I aim for a relaxed atmosphere, capturing authentic moments that unfold naturally.
A: Your comfort is my priority. We'll discuss your preferences and any specific poses you're comfortable with. Maternity sessions are about celebrating the beauty of this special time in your life, and I'll guide you through poses that feel natural and showcase your radiant glow.
A: Kids being kids is part of the charm! I specialize in working with children and thrive on capturing their genuine personalities. I'll engage with them in a playful way, allowing them to be themselves. It's all about creating an enjoyable and stress-free environment.
A: Weather can be unpredictable, and I always have a backup plan. If needed, we can reschedule for a more suitable day or explore indoor locations that still capture the warmth and connection of your family.
A: The ideal time is usually between 28 to 34 weeks when your belly has a beautiful round shape, and you're still feeling comfortable. However, every pregnancy is unique, and we can schedule the session based on what feels right for you.
A: Absolutely! Including siblings and pets adds a personal touch to the session. I'll work to capture the special bond between family members, creating timeless memories for you to cherish.
A: Don't worry about perfection, your home doesn’t need to be perfect. I always just recommend having a declutter of things laying around in places you think you might want some pictures, but honestly, I'll just work with the natural charm of your home.
A: Patience is key, and I understand that newborns have their own schedule. I work at a calm pace, allowing breaks as needed for feeding or soothing. The session is designed to be stress-free, ensuring we capture the natural beauty of your newborn.