Stunning Outdoor Maternity Photos

This beautiful, growing family met me at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park for their outdoor maternity photos. This was in late August, so we had the most beautiful greens and warm sunlight which created such a stunning gallery!

Why I regret skipping maternity photos

Can I share a HUGE regret with you? I did not have maternity photos done with our youngest son. I’m sure he’ll forgive me, but I still have my major regrets. Our oldest two? I have beautiful, professional maternity photos from both of their pregnancies to show them their excited, radiant, young momma as I so eagerly awaited their arrivals.

But not for our youngest and final babe. I reasoned myself out of it. I gained almost 50lbs, everything ached, my face was puffy, and I just didn’t have the time or energy to plan maternity photos. That’s often how our mind works, though, isn’t it. Focused on the here and now only instead of down the road. Which is exactly why now, I so wish I had even just one beautiful photo to remember my very last pregnancy. And exactly why I want to encourage you, mama, to take the maternity photos! Even if you don’t feel your best right now, even if its your 3rd baby or your 10th, one day, you will absolutely treasure these memories.

Outdoor Maternity Photos

So either meet me in the studio or meet me in a field for outdoor maternity photos. I’ll take all the stress off your plate. I will plan your family’s outfits, lend you a dress to wear, send my hair and make-up artist TO you, and help you design the artwork you want. My clients get only the absolute, most top notch service!

Families have the option of a single session OR my popular, luxury First Year Membership. This includes maternity, newborn, and up to 3 additional milestone sessions over baby’s first year. If you are searching for a Middle TN photographer or would like your own outdoor maternity photos, let’s chat HERE.

Blog Circle

I am participating in a blog circle with some other amazing photographers. Be sure to check out Pike Road newborn photographer Virginia Schultz. She’s sharing about the importance of hiring a full service photographer that offers artwork versus digitals only. I couldn’t agree with her more!


Kristie is an experienced Nashville Newborn Photographer + Maternity and Family Photographer. Her work has been featured in places like Nashville Baby Guide, The Kindred PathMaury County Living, and multiple other local online and print media sources.

Her clients enjoy a luxury portrait experience from start to finish, which includes Kristie’s assistance in planning every detail. Clients are drawn to her use of natural light, bright and natural editing style, and her unmatched attention to detail. If you would like to learn more about outdoor maternity photos or the KLP experience, let’s chat more!

To ensure a true luxury and full service experience for clients, KLP only books a limited number of sessions each month. We are currently booking into Spring 2023 and we would love to get you on the calendar before dates are full. 


January 18, 2023

  1. Molly says:

    I share this same regret! While I was pregnant with my twins I came up with every excuse to *not* get maternity photographs taken. I wish I could go back, be kinder to myself, and invest in a photographer like you to preserve such a special season. Beautiful work, friend!

  2. Courtney says:

    These photos are stunning! I love seeing their dog at the end. Beautiful work!

  3. I did not get maternity photos ever. Huge regret. I have a few snapshots of me in my jammies but it’s nothing I would ever put on display. Don’t skip the photo session. Just don’t.

  4. Kristie, this session is so stunning! I almost didn’t do maternity photos with my first and did last-minute, and am forever grateful I did. I do wish I would’ve planned it a bit more because they definitely aren’t the most timeless of images. ?

  5. These are so beautiful! I did maternity photos with my first but regret not doing them with my next two!

  6. Lisa H says:

    Same here, I only have a limited amount of maternity photos. So important to get them done x

  7. Such lovely photos of an outdoor maternity sessions. Loved all her dresses she chose to wear!

  8. Meliza says:

    What really drew me to this post was that I connect with the regret of not getting maternity photos either time I was pregnant. Thank you for sharing this post 🙂

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Since 2013, Kristie is a Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin published photographer who specializes in motherhood, newborn, and family photography.