Category Archives: Family

Stickelmaier – Franklin Family Photographer

Can you believe how beautiful this family is? I had a wonderful time catching the laughs and smiles of the Stickelmaier Family! The perfect sunset and gorgeous Franklin scenery combined to give us some one-of-a-kind moments. Portraits of these beautiful parents with their adorable children will certainly be cherished memories for years to come. I so love the picture we got with mommy and daddy looking at each other, as if to say, “What have we gotten ourselves into?” I love clients with a sense of humor!

Some Tips for a Family Photoshoot

When it comes to having photos taken of your family, I recommended keeping these tips in mind…

First, be yourselves! Families come in all shapes and sizes. Second, have an idea of what photos you’d like to have. Share them with your photographer and let them do the rest. Last, but not least, Don’t be afraid to travel for photos. Taking a fun trip? Hire a photographer in the area for an hour or two. You will not regret it!

Here are a few favorites from our fun downtown photography shoot in Franklin, Tennessee. I am always amazed at how beautiful my clients are!

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Grant – Middle Tennessee Newborn Photography

This is one of the most beautiful babies I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. Grant captivated us with his perfect little pout and beautiful smile. And I couldn’t resist his fuzzy blonde hair! His adoring big sister was so excited to have a little brother. I loved the bond that they shared! And I totally gushed at Grant’s tiny fingers holding on to his sister’s arm!

My absolute favorite from our session was Grant’s little smile while wearing the kitty hat. Does it get any cuter than that? I always love doing the froggy pose with newborns-and Grant’s cheeks were the best for that picture! Here are just a few others from Grant’s newborn session. Enjoy!

 

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Aiden Newborn Lifestyle Session – Franklin TN Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

 

It was wonderful to see little Aiden and his family again! Not too long ago I shot his birth! You can see that here. He is clearly adjusting very well to his new environment! And his big brother is helping a ton! He was showing me Aiden’s room and the books they read together! It was absolutely adorable! They had a blast just enjoying the day together in their beautiful home while I captured their day. The family was a blast to work with!

 

There were so many fun pictures from this session. But I think the pictures of the brothers together are my favorites. They are already the best of friends! Playing together and reading together! And lots of hugs and kisses! These two are already inseparable! Do you have a favorite from this session? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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They Grow Up So Fast

My son Bodhi just turned 3 years old. Oh my! They grow up so fast! That got me searching through old photos. I came across this lifestyle session from when he was about 8 months old and I have just been struck by how fast the years fly by. It seems like it couldn’t possibly have been that long ago that he was this little! He’s not that little baby anymore! We have progressed through the toddler stage and onto full on little boy now! He loves high fives, hugs, and kisses, and getting raspberries on his belly! Bodhi keeps me on my toes, he puts a twinkle in my eye and a laugh at my lips. He fills my heart because he just needs me so much.

 

And Mikhaila is 6 now! She is asking so many thoughtful questions that really make me stop and think! She is the sunshine in my heart, my little person of peace, a breath of fresh air, my grounding point. My love for them is as cheesy as it gets. I will run down the street, my daughter running at me, after she gets off the bus like a slow motion picture- picking her up and twirling her in the wind.

 

I just love that the memory of this day was captured so it could really truly be held onto and remembered forever. The kids were young and may not necessarily remember the experience of this lifestyle session like I do. But they will have the pictures to be able to help them remember their fun childhood years full of giggles and story books. And that’s just priceless! I love that I am able to document moments like these for my clients as well. Pictures are some of the most valuable memories we can hold!

 

Photo credit goes to Ciji B Robinette for this beautiful in home session!

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Emmett Newborn Session – Franklin TN Newborn Photographer

 

I love getting to do in home lifestyle sessions like this! To really capture what their life is like, in this moment! Just bringing a new family addition home! It’s such a magical time! Little Emmett is so loved by his big brother and parents! And Emmett has the cutest little smile! I love it! Their home is beautiful too!

 

I love that I was able to get some family photos! I love family photos with newborns because they grow up so fast and these are some of the first pictures they have as a family of 4 and I think that’s such a sweet memory to hold onto! And I loved the shots of them reading Goodnight Moon! It’s one of my all time favorite children’s books! So many great shots of this beautiful family in their beautiful home!

 

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