Sugar & Spice and a Skateboard | Franklin Tween Photographer

Tweens do deserve their own session. They are going into a very confusing time walking a fine line between childhood and teen years. They have developed distinct personalities and have begun exploring their interests. They start having to deal with hormonal changes which goes back to making it a confusing time. This is the period they cross a threshold into the next chapter of their lives.

This is my Julia. She’s the reason Amanda McNeal Photography exists. She’s been my muse, guinea pig and inspiration. With her approaching 11 and all of our extra time we’ve been given I decided to give her a full session including wardrobe and props. She picked most of her wardrobe and came up with some of the ideas for shots because this was HER session. A session to show her personality and not just her pretty face behind the camera. I didn’t want to create the perfect muted portrait but wanted to show sugar and spice of her.  She is sweet and soft but has edge to her. The smile on her face when she saw her final gallery was priceless! If interested in booking a session to capture your unique tween shoot me a message! Hope to see ya on the other side of my camera soon!


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Generations | Front Porch Sessions

Front porch sessions have been such a fun experience for me and I think safe to say for my clients. These 10 minute sessions document this time in our lives and having more time with close family has been one of the blessings – a silver lining. I drove out to Thompson’s Station to capture this family. Furbabies included. That is something special about these sessions – families have got to included their furry friends as well.

If you’re interested in booking a front porch session just shoot me a message. I’d love to capture this time in your life.




Save the Toilet Paper | Front Porch Sessions

Have I mentioned how much fun I have been having doing these sessions? Have I mentioned how much I’m learning just having to step out of my box and try different tricks and lenses so I stay six feet away but still capture the family’s personality? I am loving it!

I have been photographing this family for years. When I arrived mom was ready to have a fun session and had the idea of the laptops. Which I had done before but she wanted her own spin. Why sit separate? That is their life right now. She is upstairs in her office, her husband downstairs and the kids with the nanny. This is real life right now. Real. Life.

Enjoy and if you want a front porch session of your own shoot me a message.


A Girl and Her Brothers | Front Porch Sessions

I started the week out photographing these three kiddos. I’ve known this family since Claire was one – now look at her swooping past on her bike. I now have a few more sessions under my belt since theirs and I must say I am enjoying these. At first I was skeptical about being able to connect with the clients but it really hasn’t stopped me. I may have to speak louder and can’t get the super up close portraits I love love love but this has been an opportunity to mix it up and try something fresh. I’m still booking front porch sessions so if interested shoot me a message! I’d love to capture this time in your lives.


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