I shoot with all natural light, whether indoor or outdoor. I love shooting outdoors when temperatures, time and subjects allow. If you have older children or if you are wanting a family shoot, we will arrange an outdoor photo session. However for little ones, I am proud to offer an amazing indoor studio option, based right in our home, in Lebanon, TN.
We are blessed with a beautiful new home that offers a large area of space, high ceilings, and tall windows with lots of natural light flowing in. I also have the perfect setup for mommas and babies. With rocking chairs, comfy couches, TVs, a kitchen and bath accessible to guests – you will feel at home while you are here.
I also have diapers, wipes and everything for baby – for any accidents that come along (and there are many accidents with babies!) I love precious children (and their parents) and I want everyone to be relaxed while they are here. Also, if you have other children, I have cartoons a plenty!
I offer a few different background options, as well as several props/wraps for newborns. The only thing I ask you to bring is your bundle of joy and any special loveys or family heirlooms you’d like them to be photographed with (we can talk ideas when you set up your session!).
For now, all family sessions take place outdoors. I prefer to shoot at sunset to get that beautiful warm light. I offer family sessions from April 1st – October 15th. November – March are closed to family sessions, due to unpredictable inclement weather & the annual Christmas mini sessions.
For maternity & families… we have a beautiful on-site setting. From our own backyard to the farm land behind our property which I have permission to shoot on. This location is included as part of any maternity or family package. I also have a handful of preferred locations that I shoot at, in different areas of town. I can also arrange to come to your house. However, travel fees may apply to off-site locations. No worries though. If you schedule a family shoot, I will talk with you in detail to see what works best for your particular situation.
For outdoor children shoots (children one year in age or older)… I have more options with different backyard settings and a playground not far from here. Again, once you contact us, we will discuss what will work best. Often times, I can mix in a little studio and a little outdoor in the same session!
I prefer to shoot all children under one year of age in the studio. If it’s a particularly beautiful day and baby is happy, I am open to trying some outdoor shots, but overall – the best photos I’ve taken of babies have been in the controlled environment of our studio. They are comfy and happy. There are no irritants or spiders, etc so momma is happy! When baby and momma are happy – the photographer is happy! Again, I am striving for the relaxed environment. Happy and relaxed = great photos! If your child is turning ONE and you’d like to do a one year / cake smash session outdoors, as long as the weather is right – I’m all for it!
*With the exception of maternity sessions, I do not schedule outdoor shoots from October 15th – April 1st.