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Military homecomings are always such a rush to photograph! Even when I was Active Duty Army. This 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcome home ceremony at Ft. Campbell, KY was no exception! I was contacted almost as soon as the brigade had left and booked more than 6 months in advance, […]

The Fletcher family session at the lavender field at Menkveld Farm was probably one of the more exciting sessions I’ve had in awhile! We’d had nothing but heavy thunderstorms and even a few tornados in Middle Tennessee in the days leading up to this session, even the day of was spotted with thunderstorms. But it […]

I had the pleasure of photographing my friend’s new horse, Annabelle, at Elysium Farms in Clarksville, TN. This beautiful girl is a 4-year old Friesian who had the sweetest disposition for photos! And y’all, she is seriously a stunner!! I love that Audra booked Annabelle for an Old Glory session too. These flag sessions are […]

Lavender field sessions are quickly becoming my secret love for photo sessions, especially for my couples! And Menkveld Farms lavender field in Nolensville/Nashville area is the perfect backdrop for any type of photography. I couldn’t wait to have Jose and Susan in front of my camera for their gorgeous couples photos! Because Nashville traffic sucks, […]

I love when military clients book an Old Glory session for their horse! There is something so classic about combining the beauty of the horse and our American flag. And in my opinion, it’s the perfect way to honor someone’s military service who also is an equestrian. Jennifer booked Preston’s Old Glory session earlier in […]

I ran a mini pet photo session giveaway to celebrate National Dog day a few weeks ago and the sweet Brown family was the winner! They brought their three beautiful daughters and sweet puppy for some fun family pictures at Dunbar Cave. As a dog mom (and cat mom and horse mom) myself, I love […]

I have been dying to shoot at a sunflower field and finally had the opportunity to when Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch announced they had a large sunflower field ready for photos! Even better, it was in Clarksville, so there was no crazy hike down to Nashville for photos. The Boyds are a super sweet, family owned […]

Is there anything more cliche to summertime than running through fields barefoot, munching on juicy watermelon and cooling off in the creek?? I mean…I can’t think of anything if there is! Which is why this fun kids photo shoot was such a blast! It was right around July 4th, so we combined Americana with watermelon […]

Can we take a moment to just appreciate the gorgeousness of these two fine horses? Like seriously y’all, my sweet friend Amanda has put so much work, sweat and tears into these two and it shows. Ziva is a gorgeous Quarter Horse who spent some years as a broodmare and now lives life as a […]

When Alex reached out about doing a liberty session photoshoot with her horse Hoca, I was overjoyed! Alex has this natural way with horses that is just amazing to watch, and the relationship she and her mare, Hocaponthas, is beautiful. If you ever have the opportunity to watch a horse and rider do a liberty […]

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