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Yes, Bring the Dogs

May 01, 2019 - I welcome clients including their pets in family portrait sessions. After all, they are a part of the family too. Robin...
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Haley's Magical Dress Session

April 30, 2019 - They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I'm going to be honest and say that I booked a lot of sessions this past w...
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Let's talk about aspect ratio and cropping photos

April 29, 2019 - You all know that I pretty often get excited about beautiful light or a gorgeous sunset, but I have to say that this is...
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Combination Family & Senior Portrait Session in Thompson Station TN

April 08, 2019 - A few times, I've been approached by a mom who needs to book a senior session for her child (or in this case, children)...
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Share the Love Instagram Contest Portrait Session Part 2

March 14, 2019 - Tuesday, I shared with you the first short portrait session from my Share the Love Instagram contest, and today I am exc...
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Share the Love Instagram Contest Family Portrait Session Part 1

March 12, 2019 - In February, I hosted my very first contest on Instagram in celebration of Valentine's Day. For my "Share the Love" cont...
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William's First Birthday Portrait Session at Harlinsdale Farms in Franklin TN

March 04, 2019 - I cannot believe that it's already been one year since this sweet boy was born. It seems like I was just photographing h...
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February Family Portrait Session at the Park at Harlinsdale Farms in Franklin TN

February 12, 2019 - I'm not gonna lie, this one was chilly. Only a week earlier I shot a session at Harlinsdale when it was 70 degrees outsi...
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The Perfect Day for a January Photo Session

January 10, 2019 - Once upon a time, Spring Hill was a tiny little town, and about the only restaurants were J.J.s Barbecue, the Poplar Hou...
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Find your Tribe, Love them Hard

December 29, 2018 - These two families are visiting together for the holidays...one having just recently moved to Nashville from California,...
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Downtown Franklin Senior Portrait Session

December 17, 2018 - I'm so glad we rescheduled this senior portrait session from last weekend when it was cold and rainy. This weekend was a...
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Margot & her dolly

December 06, 2018 - This photo session included two of my favorite things...toddlers and lovies. Margot loves her special doll and carries h...
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Sweet Baby Abigail

December 04, 2018 - What a gorgeous day for a photo session for sweet baby Abigail. Who would even know that it was December already because...
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Alicia's Quinceanera Part 1: Formal Pics at Homestead Manor

November 24, 2018 - I have soooo many pictures of beautiful Alicia's Quinceanera last week that I decided to split it into two blog posts. T...
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My first "real" clients

November 16, 2018 - I cannot believe it's been almost four years now since I began on this adventure as a professional family & children pho...
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My ideal clients

November 15, 2018 - I want to apologize for the large amount of photos in this blog post. I really am trying to get better about that, but I...
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The best weekend for Family Photos with Fall Color

November 13, 2018 - First of all, I want to say that any time of year is perfect for a family portrait session. The important thing is to ge...
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Repeat clients are my favorite

October 31, 2018 - One of my favorite things about my job as a family portrait photographer is getting to know families, especially when th...
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Downtown Columbia Senior Session

October 25, 2018 - I can't believe that once upon a time, I thought I would hate senior sessions. When I first started in photography, fami...
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Tell me about some "things" that are valuable to your family

October 23, 2018 - I'm sometimes asked by potential clients about what props that I include in a session, or if there are any props that th...
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No, we aren't doing photos with Satan...and other reasons I need a copy editor.

October 11, 2018 - So apparently I invited the "I heart Spring Hill page" to come have photos made with Satan at Spring Station Middle Scho...
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What exactly is Lifestyle Photography?

October 10, 2018 - This beautiful family was able to take a last minute opening that I had available, and I am so glad they did. We had so...
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The Junk in my Trunk

October 09, 2018 - I've photographed the birth of both of these beautiful babies, and documenting their growth through photographs is truly...
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10 moments I want to capture for you

October 08, 2018 - I feel like I was super lucky at yesterday's marathon sessions. I had three sessions scheduled with a 15 minute break be...
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10 things I'm thinking while I shoot a session

October 02, 2018 - First of all, I want to be like this little boy when I grow up. He was so amazing! He gave the best super hero pose ever...
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Mom was there too.

October 01, 2018 - Lisa said something in her questionnaire when she booked me that really struck a cord with me. "I have almost no pict...
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Of all the families I photograph, mine is the hardest

September 29, 2018 - I wish that I could say that this was a lovely, easy experience, but that would be a lie. Last weekend, I was quite sur...
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A Strong, United Pair

September 18, 2018 - When Jessica contacted me about doing this family portrait session, she told me that she was going through a divorce, an...
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How I fell in love with photography

September 05, 2018 - I first fell in love with photography when my youngest was a baby. That's when I got my first DSLR. I had no idea what I...
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Bold Beautiful Color

August 22, 2018 - I'm so in love with the beautiful wardrobe choices that my friend Emily made for her family's summer portrait session. I...
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The Good Memories

August 21, 2018 - I'm really struggling with how to start off this post, so I'm going to jump right into it. This is my beautiful friend...
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Photo Session Location Selection - Light & a good dose of Imagination

August 20, 2018 - Sometimes, clients already have an idea of the type of location they would like to use for their family portraits, and o...
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Summer Family of Four Session at Harlinsdale Farms

August 07, 2018 - What an absolutely gorgeous day it was for this family portrait session at Harlinsdale Farms in Franklin. We had the bes...
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Out of the Park - Baseball Themed Family Portrait Session

July 26, 2018 - "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth I am just so excited about this photo...
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Embracing the Rain

July 23, 2018 - "I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I migh...
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You too can survive a summer portrait session

June 26, 2018 - Yes, it's hot. I admit it. It's summer in Tennessee. But it is possible to have a beautiful outdoor family portrait sess...
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What is keeping you from booking family portraits?

June 20, 2018 - So many times, I meet families who have never had a profession family portrait session. I feel very honored to have been...
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Hannah's Senior Portrait Session

May 11, 2018 - “And suddenly you know… It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." I'm a pretty strong extrove...
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Hadley's Cake Smash and Family Portrait Session

May 04, 2018 - "A baby makes love stronger, the days shorter, the nights longer, savings smaller, and a home happier." I cannot believe...
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The days are long but the years are short

May 03, 2018 - "The days are long but the years are short" That is one of my friend Michelle's favorite sayings and it's so true. It co...
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Through the eyes of a child - Childhood photography

April 30, 2018 - "If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic of everything." The wind in her hair.
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What to do in the case of rain for your portrait session

April 23, 2018 - "A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." - Marion Garretty This session had to be rescheduled due...
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50th Birthday Cake Smash!

April 22, 2018 - "We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up....after I finish laughing." - Annonymous I c...
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How to Choose a Photographer

April 19, 2018 - I just love photographing this family so much. They are friends, but also one of my oldest clients. I am always excited...
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What a difference a year makes

April 16, 2018 - You might remember this gorgeous family from one of my most popular blog posts last year. Jenn had the adorable idea to...
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Another Senior Session in Downtown Franklin

April 11, 2018 - "Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave...
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Filled with Joy - Capturing Childhood in Portraits

April 08, 2018 - I photographed this family about a year and half ago, but it was an extended family session with grandparents, cousins,...
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Senior Session in Downtown Franklin

April 04, 2018 - "Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost...
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It sure looks like they had fun!

March 26, 2018 - “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening,...
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Through the Years - Getting to Know my Clients and their Needs

March 23, 2018 - One of the things I absolutely love about my job is having the ability to experience my little clients growth each year...
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The In Betweens - which is not an alternate universe on an episode of Stranger Things

March 21, 2018 - I adore this photo of my friend Jenn and her husband Jonathan. I snapped it in what I refer to as “ the in-between”, whi...
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The best thing you can do to help me at a Family Portrait Session

March 20, 2018 - You might be surprised when I tell you how you can best help me at your family portrait session.... Do Nothing. Yep, t...
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Light & Childhood: My Favorite Props

March 20, 2018 - "There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning mor...
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What to wear to a family portrait session

March 19, 2018 - Confession time - I'm not very good at picking clothing for family photos. I've never felt like I was very good at fashi...
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More Beautiful Moments

March 08, 2018 - “You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”~ Henri Cartier Bresson It's been almost two years since I last...
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The love of a family - extended family portrait session

March 06, 2018 - "The love of a family is life's greatest blessing." I've known this family for many, many years. I became friends with S...
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Cozy winter moments with a family of four home session

December 11, 2017 - Y'all, I think I survived the busy season. It was busy, but beautiful and I just absolutely love all the wonderful famil...
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Capturing the Moments - Harlinsdale Farms Family Portrait Session

December 05, 2017 - I just love this session. The colors, the light, the giggles....and it reminded me of the connection between my own girl...
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Let's be silly - Family Portrait Session at Harlinsdale Farms

December 05, 2017 - If I had to say what age group is the most challenging for photos, I'd have to say it is big kids / tweens. Most people...
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One thing you absolutely must tell me before your family portrait session.

November 21, 2017 - Whenever you book a family portrait session with me through my online calendar, I ask that you answer a few questions to...
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Extended Family Portrait Session at the Factory at Franklin

November 20, 2017 - Pam contacted me for a portrait session after I had photographed her grand-daughter Lily at Spring Meadows Academy. She...
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Chelsea & Molly

November 15, 2017 - I don't get to see Chelsea enough these days, so it was so good to hang out with her for her annual family portrait sess...
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Way too easy photo session with Alys & Grayson

November 14, 2017 - I've been taking Grayson's photos for literally his entire life, since the exact moment he was born, and I always look f...
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Yes to Puppies

November 08, 2017 - I am often asked, sometimes hesitantly, if it's ok to bring the family dog to a photo session. The answer is always, one...
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It's only reasonable that I'm going to Disney World

November 07, 2017 - I just love working with repeat clients. It's so much to see the children grow from year to year at their annual family...
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Survivor

November 06, 2017 - Elizabeth Yancey is one of the strongest women I've known. Exactly one year ago from the date of this session, she was d...
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

November 03, 2017 - The entire time I've been editing this session, I keep thinking about Christmas. The lovely reds in the clothing they wo...
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Family Portrait Session at Harlinsdale Farms

October 26, 2017 - This is one of my favorite families to photograph, so I was so happy to be able to meet their newest sweet family member...
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A Little Bit of Autumn- Family Portrait Session

October 23, 2017 - It is so hard trying to predict the exact right time for a Fall family portrait session when clients really want that "a...
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Aspen Grove Park Family Portrait Session

October 23, 2017 - I'm not sure how it is possible that I had never heard of Aspen Grove Park until recently. Whitney is one of my oldest a...
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Bridget's Senior Portrait Session

October 19, 2017 - "Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost...
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The Schafran Family

October 17, 2017 - Last night was actually the first time I had met Brandilee and & Dan, but I've known their oldest son, Gavin, for severa...
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Tyler's Senior Portrait Session

October 09, 2017 - "And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Le...
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Mikal & Shannon's Couples Session - Strolling in the Rain

October 09, 2017 - “I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt...
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Mikeya & Dominick's Engagement Portrait Session

October 08, 2017 - "If he... makes you laugh, kisses your forehead, says he's sorry, makes an effort, holds your hand, works hard, attempts...
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Why I love photographing children

October 06, 2017 - "There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child, there are seven million." - Walk Streightiff I met Haye...
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What to do when you are too late for Fall Family Photos

October 02, 2017 - Guys, it's officially October. If you need me between now and December, I'll be either shooting or editing. It's the edi...
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Congrats on surviving your first year of parenthood

September 26, 2017 - Whenever I photograph a baby's one year old photo session, I can't help but think of it in terms of a celebration for th...
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Caroline's Senior Portraits & 5 things I wish I could tell my 17 year old self

September 24, 2017 - Caroline is the niece of one of my oldest & dearest friends from college, Mandy. I remember her as a toddler, running ar...
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Playground fun with three siblings

September 18, 2017 - For this photo session, Karen wanted the focus to be on the kids, but we did stop to take a few family shots, because th...
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Exploring with Sebastian

September 07, 2017 - I was so excited when my old friend from college booked me for a family photos session. I had not had the opportunity ye...
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Scarlett Pearl's First Birthday Session

August 10, 2017 - They say the days are long, but the years are short. That is so true about parenthood and I can't believe I just sent my...
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Beautiful Summer Evening with Adorable Twin Girls

August 08, 2017 - Whenever someone books a session in August, I worry about the heat. People often ask me if there is a particular season...
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Family Fun on the Farm

July 23, 2017 - Is there anything more fun than a summer evening with cousins playing on the farm? When Katie booked this family portrai...
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Lucky Ladd Farms Summer Camp

June 19, 2017 - I'm pretty sure my daughter was more excited about "Goat Camp" than she was about going to Disney World. If you don't be...
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Micaela's Senior Portrait Session

June 16, 2017 - Micaela just graduated from Spring Hill High School. She was supposed to have her senior photos taken earlier by a famil...
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Love, Happiness, Grand-babies & Family

June 13, 2017 - When you book a session with me, I ask that you fill out a little survey with a few questions that will help me plan for...
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A Summer Evening with family - Cousins Portrait Session

June 01, 2017 - I was able to photograph this beautiful family two years ago and loved being able to capture their fun time playing in t...
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Alex's Senior Session in Downtown Franklin | Spring Hill, TN Senior Photographer

April 05, 2017 - I just love Downtown Franklin for Senior Portrait Sessions so I was really excited when Alex and his family chose that f...
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A gift for Ella and Sol | Spring Hill, TN Family Photographer

March 29, 2017 - When Jenn contacted me about this session, she told me that she wanted to give her girls Ella (9) and Sol (6) a gift at...
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If I could control the Sun | Spring Hill, TN Family Photographer

March 21, 2017 - This year has had the craziest weather. A few days after Christmas, I had gorgeous warm weather for an at home session....
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Family of Four with German Shepherd | Spring Hill, TN Family Photographer

February 28, 2017 - With February afternoons as beautiful as this one, it's hard to imagine why so many people want to wait until Fall to bo...
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Holly's Session at Duck River Books & Downtown Columbia, TN

February 14, 2017 - When Holly's mom contacted me about booking a session for her 16 year old daughter, she told me about their idea to shoo...
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Send me your Christmas Cards! | Spring Hill Family Photographer

December 05, 2016 - It was a dreary, drizzly and cold day and we almost cancelled this session because of the rain, but I'm glad that we did...
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Grace's Senior Portraits in Downtown Franklin | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 22, 2016 - I haven't photographed many Senior Portrait Sessions, as most of my clients have younger children. But this session with...
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The Colors of Autumn | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 20, 2016 - The Colors of Autumn This family has not had professional family portraits made since this kids were very little. I am...
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A Beautiful Fall Morning | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 18, 2016 - A Beautiful Fall Morning I've been photographing this family since mom was pregnant with sweet Grayson, and was blessed...
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It Does Get Easier | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 15, 2016 - It Get's Easier. The Park at Harlinsdale Farms was packed Sunday afternoon with photographers. Its a very popular locat...
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Please Don't Say Cheese | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 14, 2016 - Don't Say Cheese I've often expressed my love of photographing toddlers and preschoolers. That's not to mean that I don...
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The Gift of Photography | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 12, 2016 - The Gift of Photography For this family session, I was actually contacted by the Grandmother, who wanted to purchase a...
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How I got Started in Photography | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 10, 2016 - How I got started in Photography Rene is an old friend of mine, and I've been photographing her family for probably lon...
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Take 5 minutes to book your family's portrait session | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 08, 2016 - How to book your own Family Session in under 5 minutes I get it. You run into me somewhere at school or the grocery sto...
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Why I don't do Mini Sessions and what I might offer instead | Spring Hill Photographer

November 08, 2016 - Why I don't do Mini-Sessions I had so much fun at this session with Scarlett and Jackson. Once again, this was a mother...
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Family Gathers Here - Multi-Generational Portrait Session | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 06, 2016 - Family Gathers Here When Kayla contacted me about Fall Family Portraits, she indicated that she wanted to include both...
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It's going better than you think - I promise | Spring Hill Family Photographer

November 01, 2016 - It's going better than you think - I promise I've been photographing Krystal's family for years. With three young child...
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What I need from Dad at a Family Portrait Session | Spring Hill Family Photographer

October 31, 2016 - A Note to My Dads - What I need from you at a Family Portrait Session I just adore photographing this family. I met the...
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What's in my bag, with Beautiful Elise | Spring Hill Senior Photographer

October 30, 2016 - What's in my Bag? One of the worst things happened at this Senior Portrait Shoot. My memory card failed. All of a sudde...
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Chelsea and Molly & Why I prefer Defective Coffee Mugs | Spring Hill Family Photographer

October 28, 2016 - “Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham " One of my good frie...
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Capturing the Feelings at Family Portrait Sessions | Spring Hill Family Photographer

October 25, 2016 - "I don't shoot what it looks like. I shoot what it FEELS like." I saw that quote on the internet the other day and I'm n...
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10 Ways Outdoor Family Sessions Beat Studio Photography | Spring Hill Family Photographer

October 20, 2016 - 10 Ways Outdoor Family Sessions Beat Studio Photography 1. Beautiful Magic Hour Light - especially when it streams thro...
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What to expect during a family portrait session | Spring Hill Family Photographer

October 18, 2016 - What to expect at your Family Portrait Session with Crystal Freemon Photography I'm the type of person who likes to kno...
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Always time for the Norwood Family | Spring Hill Family Photographer

October 16, 2016 - October is to Photographers what April is to Accountants. And boy am I feeling the rush right now..but loving every minu...
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Kristi & Bryan - Couples Session | Spring Hill, TN Photographer

October 30, 2015 - Most of my clients are families with young children or babies, so it's rare for me to work alone with a couple. In fact,...
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Crystal Freemon Photography, Spring Hill TN Family Portrait PhotographerCrystal Freemon Photography, Spring Hill TN Family Portrait Photographer


Hi, friends!  Welcome to my blog! I’m an engineer turned family photographer, obsessed with chasing light and capturing real moments. I believe family portrait sessions should be fun! I’m a hockey mom, Predators fan & retired PTO president.  I picked up the camera when my youngest was a baby and fell in love with documenting our life as a family. Don't wait to book a session to capture your family's special memories today! 

 

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