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Before the baby curls fall out, before their chubby cheeks start to thin,and while that twinkle in their eye still sparkles bright…..let mecreate a beautiful and original work of art from your most treasuredsubjects – your children! Their heirloom photos will become cherished artwork over the years. For one day only, I’m offering these custom […]

January 21, 2023

Children’s Heirloom Portrait Event | Franklin, TN

Heirloom photos of 6 children in both color and black white

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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 […]

January 18, 2023

Stunning Outdoor Maternity Photos

Maternity photo of a pregnant woman standing on a hill at sunset

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Last year, when I decided to create a studio in my home’s dining room, I had no idea how much I would love having a designated space to photograph my clients. So, last year I began casually watching the market for a commercial space for my newborn photography studio Nashville. 2022 certainly proved that there […]

January 15, 2023

Newborn Photography Studio Nashville

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As a Nashville area in-home newborn photographer for 10 years, I absolutely love working with growing families! There is a misconception that in-home newborn photo sessions are more casual or editorial in nature. That might be true if you hire a photographer that shoots/edits in a casual or editorial style, but my in-home newborn sessions […]

January 11, 2023

In-home Newborn Photographer | Nashville, TN

New mother leans over her newborn in a Moses basket

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Lifestyle newborn sessions are my favorite way to capture those first sweet memories for families. These are done in the comfort of a client’s home and can be so beautiful and intimate. For lifestyle newborn photographers, however, they sure can be tricky to learn. I’ve put together my top 3 tips to help you get […]

January 5, 2023

3 Tips for Lifestyle Newborn Photographers

Mother lays on the bed with her newborn baby

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This beautiful family is a part of my Baby’s First Year Membership. Like most of my clients, they began their membership with a maternity session, which was UH-mazing! They joined me in my studio and I just fell in love with them. Then, baby arrived and oh. my. goodness. I’m just gonna be counting down […]

November 29, 2022

Baby’s First Year Membership

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Everything about this session checks all the boxes for what I envisioned. The light and the love. It just doesn’t get better that. Except, it does get a little better in that I get to see this beautiful family every few months as they are part of my First Year Membership. Wonder what a portrait […]

November 12, 2022

Newborn Photographer | In-home Session

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I don’t like to play “favorites” when it comes to my photo sessions (because I really do love them all), but as a Nashville lifestyle newborn photographer, sometimes I find myself admiring some sessions long after I photographed them. In-home newborn sessions, especially. This particular session was almost exactly one year ago and I can’t […]

November 6, 2022

Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

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I could share every single one of these images from this Nashville maternity session. I’ve been hanging onto my last roll of Portra 800 film for several months and this maternity session felt like just right time to finally use it. Gosh, I am so glad I did! While I also shot with my digital […]

November 5, 2022

Nashville Maternity Photographer | Portra800 Film

Maternity photo on film

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One of my favorite parts of a photo session is helping you plan your outfits. I’ve put together a few inspiration boards to hopefully help make planning what to wear for Fall family photos less stressful for you. Here in Nashville, our Fall season can range anywhere from freezing temps to an 90 degree day. […]

October 7, 2022

What to Wear for Fall Family Photos for Nashville Moms

Ivory color scheme fall family outfits

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