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soon to be three

i dont do a ton of maternity shoots, they aren't something i seek or even on my radar...but more and more moms are requesting them and if the timing is just right (26-30 weeks max into the pregnancy), we'll meet up and play for a morning to capture these moments in time.  and i didn't do maternity photos myself, but of course i wish i did.  those moments are long gone for me now, and i love thinking back to those intimate times with my unborn girls.  and also the time with my husband, moments built on anticipation for the next chapter, growing our family.  my morning with this sweet couple brought all those memories flooding back, and i can't wait to meet their little bundle this summer.  

xoxo

home with izzy and louisa

the ozburn family oozes casual and contemporary.  and are the example that living beautifully and authentically IS possible with children.  on this particular day, three of them.

i loved meeting this family - mark and hannah live in a gorgeous tudor home in nashville.  hannah is an interior designer (www.hannahozburn.com) and has just moved her business here to nashville after 6 years of working in design in new york.  i was shocked to learn they had only been in this home 1 year, it felt like a home where every wall, nook had been cultivated to personify them as a family.  the home spoke volumes about who these people are, the love they have for each other and the vision of life and laughter in a comfortable and beautiful space.  added bonus on this day, louisa's adoring older cousins, aunt catherine, and mark's kind and gentle mom. 

fall with the ozburns...

National Honey Bee Day

saturday was national honey bee day and the land trust of tennessee knows how to host a party to celebrate!!  glen leven is one of my favorite spots in all of nashville and i was thrilled when they asked me to capture this fun day for them.  the land trust of tenneesee received this 65 acre property and will protect it as a working farm forever.  and perfectly fitting, it boasts an incredible bee sanctuary that was the highlight of saturday's festivities.  the land trust offered  private tours (that sold out quickly) of the sanctuary to see the bees up close and personal in protective gear.

guests also could sample local jackalope brewery's newest beer grown with hops right there on glen leven's property.  they could also try some fresh okra and peppers, and of course honey that was harvested right there on property as well.  they held lectures in the historic home on site and had many patrons on hand to answer questions.  kid crafts, self-guided tours of the working garden, and just exploring nature's urban and historic classroom - glen leven is a sacred place for us all to enjoy now thanks to the land trust of tennesee.

any opportunity i have to visit glen leven, our family jumps at it and our girls had a blast testing the honey - thanks to uncle joe and aunty muddy for sending them home with their very own jars - and exploring the grounds of this stunning piece of preserved land.  

they offer these free admission (donates of $10/vehicle are appreciated but not required) several times a year...don't miss out on the next one!!  follow them on instagram at landtrusttn  - also visit www.landtrusttn.org to learn more about all of their projects around the state of tennesee,