Bridal Portrait Locations

I thought it would be good to post some location ideas for Bridal Portraits. There are so many great places around Nashville and I am always looking for new ones. Here are the ones that I know of and some info about each one:

Belmont Mansion, Nashville
$50 for the first hour, $25 each add'l
Outside and inside available

Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville
$50 for one hour

Carnton Plantation, Franklin
$50 for one hour
Outside only

Riverwood Mansion, Nashville
$150 for 2 hours
Outside and inside available
T-Th only

The Hermitage, Nashville
$100 for 2 hours

Top O'Woodland Bed & Breakfast, Nashville
$150 per hour
Outside and inside available

Cedarvine Manor, Lebanon
$100 for 3 hours

Two Rivers Mansion, Nashville
$150 for 3 hours
Outside and inside available

Sam Davis Home, Smyrna
$30 per hour
Outside only

Oaklands Historic House, Murfreesboro
Outside and inside available

Cedarwood Mansion, Nashville

Carriage Lane Inn, Murfreesboro

Cheekwood, Nashville
$150 sitting fee
Outside only

Ellington Agricultral Center, Nashville
Outside only

Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville
$150 sitting fee
Outside and inside available
M-Th only


Cooper's 1st birthday

Cooper turned one last week and Allison asked me to take some pictures so she wouldn't have to worry about that along with everything else. Of course, I said Yes. Cooper is so easy to get pictures of. He LOVED his cake and those were my favorite pictures. I think I ended up with at least 30 of just him eating cake!



This is my handsome nephew, Noah. He lives in Birmingham and I don't get to photograph him as often as I would love. He has amazing blue eyes and is so cooperative! We took some impromptu pictures on Thanksgiving and got some great pictures in just a few minutes.


Williams family

This is the Williams family. Zach is two and has more energy than I have ever seen!! I was able to get a few good pictures before he decided he was done.


Sutherland family

Giselle is due with her fourth beautiful girl. We took some maternity pictures using the whole family and some family pictures. These are my favorites!



Here's 3 week old baby Landon. He made a liar out of me on Monday. I always tell the moms that we stop whenever the babies need a break to feed or rock or whatever we need to do. It never fails that even if you have just fed your baby, they will not make it through the session without wanting to be fed again. Landon felt like proving me wrong. We were finished with the session in record breaking time. He was so cooperative!! We didn't have to stop one time.


Meet the Hess Family

It was a beautiful day on Saturday for some family pictures in the park. I loved how they matched without actually matching!



Just wanted to let everyone know that my website has had a complete facelift. Thank you to Valerie Landkammer Designs for all the hard work. I LOVE it!! I now have a separate site for weddings and portraits. Hopefully, that will make things easier to find for everyone. So take a look and let me know what you think -


Location Shoots

I get a lot of questions about where to do outside pictures. So I thought I would compile a list for reference purposes. There are unlimited possibilities, but here are some ideas:
  • Centennial Park/Parthenon

  • Love Circle - great view of Nashville in the background

  • The Factory at Franklin - haven't taken any here before but have seen some great pictures from here

  • Downtown Nashville - Nashville has so many great urban backgrounds!! Good for engagements OR a different look for kids & family sessions!
  • Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro

  • Rock Springs Park - I only mention this one because it is by my house. :) It has some good treed and grassy areas and some big boulders.
  • Sam Davis Home

  • Ellington Agricultural Center

  • Any park
  • Your house - what better to capture memories than in your own home!