nashville, tn dog photographer • sleepy, sleepy

last night i was working late and ended up falling asleep on the sofa in my office. when i woke up this morning, benny was laying on me in a sweet, curled up position. i wish i had my camera in my hand when i first awoke, but no such luck. i have no idea how long he was there, but he was out! and i felt ... perfect. i love this sweet boy. so this evening, brian was taking a quick nap before dinner and when i went to wake him, this is what i saw. fortunately, i did have time to grab my camera for these.


lifestyle photographer - columbia, tn - holly and lucas

holly and lucas are getting married in a week and i'm so excited that their time has finally arrived! for their engagement session, we tromped around downtown columbia and found some great spots. they are such a fun-loving couple and after our time together they are now addicted to "the office." :)

probably my favorite!

love the intimacy in this shot

holly and lucas ordered this on canvas and will be adding to it after the wedding. can't wait to see the wall display completed!


franklin, tn children's photographer • caroline and emerson

here is a favorite from my time with sisters caroline and emerson. i love the colors in their clothes and the overhanging willows. sweet, sweet girls!

i love, love, love when kids wear brightly colored clothing. they look so great here!


chase the golden retriever • pet photographer nashville, tn

meet chase. he's a ten-year-old golden sweetheart. loved my time with him!

i love the waves in golden retriever's coats.


sunday nights • nashville, tn dog photographer

is it just me or are sunday nights a depressing time of the week? it's sad to see the weekend go and know that a monday morning will follow. i hope this brightens your monday : )


dog photographer - nashville, tn - it's a ruff life…

so yesterday afternoon, i walk into our bedroom and this is what i see…

benny sprawled across our entire bed!

can't get enough of this face!

hope everyone has a relaxing weekend!


lifestyle photographer - franklin, tn - katie and shane

katie and shane will be getting married the first weekend of october. we met up for a fun e-session at the factory. i love shooting there! so many great textures. they did fabulous. i'm looking forward to your beautiful day. see you soon!


nyle - newborn photographer - nashville, tn

i just remembered that i have never shared more of my sweet little nephew. i miss him and i'm elated that he's coming for a visit in a few weeks! here he is at 10 days old …

safe in daddy's arms (my brother)

he's looks so much like his uncle aaron!

alone time with mom

how cute are these little wrinkles?

love this family moment!


lifestyle photographer - nashville, tn - lauren and josh

i finally got to meet lauren and josh this past saturday. they were married at vine street christian church with the reception party following at the maxwell hotel. lauren and josh: it was so wonderful to finally meet you and thank you for letting me share in your love. your connection is undeniable and i wish you years of love! enjoy these!

the stunning bride


lifestyle photographer-franklin,tn-shannon's bridal

shannon is getting married in a couple of weeks and we recently met up to shoot her bridal session. she's such a beautiful bride and was quite natural in front of the camera! here are a couple of favorites …

and in her reception gown …


dog photographer - franklin, tn - benny has a boo boo

two days before we left for the beach, benny cut his leg. we were worried that he would have to have stitches, but the vet sent us away with antibiotics, bandages and gauze. here he is sporting his blue bandage.

also, i got an email from a client looking for a home for a 3-year-old female labrador. contact me if you are interested in giving her a good home!


family photographer - franklin, tn - williamson family

i first met rachel a year ago at her family/maternity session. she had me come back this year to capture her husband's side of the family. they're celebrating the 40 years his parents have been together. what a great reason to celebrate! here's a group favorite...

and in the arms of gramma, here's the little guy that is now almost one year old.

Rachel is a photographer herself and it's always an honor to be commissioned by other photographers. thanks so much for having me. i always have a great time with you guys! : )


dog photographer - nashville, tn - poppy

check out sweet little poppy with her mom and dad. could this family be any cuter?

i think not! we all had such a great time together chasing poppy (aka: pop-tart) around. here's one of just hannah and corey... such a fun-loving couple!

also, speaking of cute dogs … i get to capture many of them and thanks to Nashville Paw readers for voting me one of nashville's best dog photographers. i'm flattered and excited to share what i have in the near future for all of you dog lovers!


lifestyle photographer - nashville, tn - jenna and ian

i apologize for the unplanned disappearance here! we planned a bit of a last-minute vacation to florida and then once we returned our internet was down all of last week. apparently there was an outage in our area. we are now back up and running and i have lots to share! but first, here is a glimpse from jenna and ian's lovely day!

they were both surrounded by sweet, sweet friends many of them pictured below.

to jenna and ian: thank you for choosing me. you all share this beautiful, quiet love and i'm so excited for you to see it in the rest of your images. happy wishes to you both!