the Pierce girls // Pulaski, Tennessee

Over Thanksgiving our entire family was able to be together to celebrate. This is not as common as it used to be since my brother and his family live all the way up in Ohio now- so when it does happen, we truly soak it in. And of course take the opportunity for a few photos as well! Usually it’s just Evy Grace who gets chased around with the camera, but this time I got to spend time photographing BOTH of their beautiful girls. Evy Ruth, 9 months, and Ella Grace, 10 years. Love these beautiful girls so so much.

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the Hampel family // Nolensville, Tennessee

Taking photos of a family with four boys sounds like it would be crazy and chaotic, doesn’t it? But not with the Hampel clan! Four boys, ages from 2 to 10 years old- and they were the most handsome and best behaved kids! Reid took a little while to warm up to me (as you might notice in the first few photos, ha!) but with the help of his brothers, we had him grinning by the end. Such a beautiful family!!

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Sara & Kevin, thank you so much for asking me to take these photos of you and your beautiful boys!

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the Wieland family // Franklin, Tennessee

It has been a couple of years since I photographed this beautiful family, and that was a couple of years too long! I just love Heather & Jared, and their son, Leighton, is adorable and hilarious! We met up at a local park in Franklin to take a few photos to document this time in their lives-

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Heather, thank you so much for asking me to take these photos of you guys! xo!!

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the Noland & Layman familes // College Grove, Tennessee

I have gotten to photograph so many of my beautiful friends this year! It makes me SO happy! All of these people are part of the reason we love College Grove so much and documenting their families is truly such a priviledge! Natalie and Jessica asked me to capture their awesome group so we spent a couple of hours doing just that-

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Thank you guys so much and I hope you love these as much as I loved taking them!

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the Hawkins family // College Grove, Tennessee

Oh how I love this family. I met the Hawkins a couple of years ago on grass of the outfield at t-ball practice. Their Charlie and my Henry were teammates. I don’t remember exactly how long it took, but it wasn’t long before Stacy and I realized that we were destined to be friends- and so it was. In the time that I’ve known this family I’ve grown to love them more and more. Stacy is a fellow nurse practitioner. She is brilliant and funny and I just adore spending time with her. Mark is just as aweome, as is wild-man Jake and sweet sensitive Charlie. I am so thankful that fate brought our paths to cross and I was lucky enough to meet this beautiful group! Needless to say, I was really really looking forward to a photo session with them! They live just a couple of miles away from us and their property is so beautiful that we didn’t even have to stray from their back yard!

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One of my favorite parts was when the boys took me for a trip through their “jungle” (a wooded path that runs along the edge of their yard). Such a fun peek into the adventurous minds of little boys.

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Stacy and Mark, I love you guys. Thank you so much for asking me to capture your beautiful family (and for dinner too!!)! xoxo!

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the Ohi family // Franklin, Tennessee

Fall is such a busy season for photography. It means busy days and late nights, but it also means I get to see some of my favorite families! It had been about a year since I had seen the Ohi clan and it was great to see these smiling faces again. The Ohi’s are one of the most interesting and diversely talented families ever! I knew they all took martial arts together but learned during our last sessions that they are also muscially talented as well! We met up at Fort Granger in Franklin for some exploring, tune playing, and of course for some fall photos.

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Mel & Puck, thank you so much for asking me to photograph your amazing family!

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the Barnett family // College Grove, Tennessee

The Barnett family, in front of my camera again for a few fall photos. I love this group so much and when sweet Lynnlee came running and jumped up for a hug I just about melted on the spot. Don’t worry, little Ridge- you’ll be there soon enough. Our sessions was full of toddler chasing, fence climbing and leaf throwing- such a fun morning!

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Jamie & Greg, as always, thanks you so mych for asking me to photograph your beautiful family!

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Brittany + Kyle // College Grove, Tennessee

Brittany & Kyle- these two are so much fun. Next month I will be photographing their wedding day at the beautiful Westbury House in Columbia, Tennessee. Based on the amount of fun we had during this engagement session, I cannot wait! We laughed and talked for well over an hour- oh, and took some sweet engagement photos too! I just love watching people in love.

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I had so much fun with you guys and will see you again soon!

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the Reese family // College Grove, Tennessee

Cooler temps, fall leaves, and a baby who turned 3 months old can only mean one thing- a photo session with our friends next door! Our first, but not last, session with the full Reese party of five. I just love this group so much and feel so lucky to have them next door-

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the Grider family // College Grove, Tennessee

I met Jessie and her family when we moved to College Grove and I was so excited when she started talking about needing to update their family photos. Her son Davis goes to the same elementary school as Henry and he is such a sweetheart. He is so watchful over his little sister, Claire- it’s almost like seeing into the future, how Henry might be with Charlie in a year or so. Just makes me melt. The Griders live just down the road from us and have a beautiful place so we were able to do their photos in their amazing back yard. I just love this family!

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Jessie, thank you SO much for asking me to do these photos of your family!

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