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a great collaboration - mom + photographer

dream sessions.  ive had so many amazing sessions with families this year y'all.  somehow i've lucked into this glorious "job" where i get to photograph families in real moments.  and this session was a big one for me.  jocee generously bid on my donated session to a local pre-school, so i had never met her family prior to her contacting me for a fall session.  i had no idea what she had in store for me.  and then a week prior to our session, she sent me a PINTREST board.  that's in all caps bc i was completely THRILLED.  the minute i saw it, i called her and shared my excitement over the phone.

i guess i can consider myself an artist now, right?  sounds a bit precocious, but i think people now rely on me for vision.  but i also want to collaborate with a family (or mom) on what they will cherish, frame and put in albums in their homes.  and i love creativity and input so we can create magic together.  i can move people around, go through the motions that i do with every family, direct everyone...and i've gotten more comfortable in that role in helping create the moments between your loved ones. it doesn't always come easily when someone is right in your face with several cameras.  but always know that ahead of time you can give me your ideas too, your vision.  and we can create a plan of capturing your family together.    

once i saw jocee's board, we connected on a few details - we needed to change the time of day we met for the shoot based on the location we'd picked.  we worked together to find a time that would work and it was worth the extra effort and schedule hopping.  i think we created something really beautiful, natural, loving....together. 

xoxo

family starts here

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the family unit - the heart of the home.

i photograph lots of families in nashville and beyond.  my joy behind the camera comes from the kids.  people say all the time, "how do you deal with other people's kids? isn't it exhausting?" - and its not at all.  they are all so great, so much fun and they all have their own ideas and energy that they bring to each session.  i also love it when the moms and the dads are both able to be there - or even just one of them and are ready to play, get in the frame and love on their kids.  and there was a lot of this with this beautiful family on this gorgeous fall afternoon.  cami and wes have a clear vision to parent organically and be an active part of their kids lives.  and even more importantly, they are connected...to each other and then to jones and sophie.  im so lucky to find this hidden gem in SO many of the families i get to capture and am thankful they open their private moments to me.