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unapologetic chaos of a family in 12 south Nashville

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i met hayden last year under different circumstances.  she was a homeowner and client of parkes and lamb interiors, and i spent lots of time crouched over her half bath toilet finding that perfect shot - a strange introduction probably.  i knew right away when we walked in the door, a little hurried to get her kitchen and stunning master bath ready for my camera, that she was fierce. a attentive, caring, strong mom and loving wife.  she had an eye for what she liked, and she went for it.  and thats why she worked so well with blair and susan, and why we had so much fun capturing her relationship with her two girls (with her hubs mixed in there too for a few, ha!).  we talked about struggles and triumphs within our few hours together. she shared her secrets for sourcing her kids creative and colorful clothes and her dinosaur tree topper too. i felt connected to her right away and loved that she was such an open book, so comfortable with me, the camera.  no apologies came out of her mouth which i also appreciated.  so often we apologize CONSTANTLY - for the state of our house, the toys, the cranky moments of our kids, our messy cars, dirty dishes, hectic schedules.  none of that with hayden. her family is chaos and colorful and beautiful all at once and thats how we all should love and accept life. 

thank you to the fulmers for opening your doors to me so many times last year, and showing me your love and spirit!

maternity and family photo session in east Nashville abandoned airfield

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its year two getting some memories in print for this family and i couldn’t be more honored.  i met julia and justin through our mutual friend, and we have a million more now in common. the first time i shoot for a family i dont know well, is always a little experiment.  year two, i see what makes them tick.  julia is a friend so i know her now, but as a client i love her bc she’s up for anything.  she’s always smiling.  she’s obsessed with her son and being a “boymom”.  and she and justin have a doting, loving, and happy marriage that you see daily in her hilarious and sweet instagram stories with her boys. she’s a mom who values documented moments, building a gallery wall in her stairwell. and so this year, i really wanted to do something different and out of the normal places they visit. we went to one of my favorite spots to capture this growing family, right before field becomes a brother.  and give that boy a football, and he’ll play…for hours on end.  + sunset light magic + abandoned airfield = dream shoot.

designer family gets updated fall photos in home session

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i was so excited to see tori’s new digs, especially since i knew she’d have it designed down to every last detail.  last year we had a french horn that made for one of my fav spunky photos of her girls, this year we had a scenic back porch swing, tea for two in their room, and a cavapoo that i almost stole and made the latest dawkins family member.  tori is a super talented designer with a california luxe esthetic, and her girls are some of my favorite sisters out there.  no lacking of personality or cuteness, which makes for great posing and tons of fun candid moments too. i think we captured a cohesive look in keeping with her cool design…she may have even inspired the dawkins to finally go for that furry member of the family….