Chase | Franklin Newborn Photographer

I can’t believe this session got lost in the ToBlog folder…actually I can now that I’ve cleaned it up.  This little guy was such fun to photograph. I will say he was not a fan of the studio portion of the session. So with rescheduling we got a perfect evening and could use the location from his mom’s maternity shoot. You can see Chase’s family’s maternity session here. I love how everything worked out to get these gorgeous images in the end. Enjoy!



As a thank you Chase’s family will receive a special gift when his post gets 25+ comments.

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franklin newborn photographer 2middle-tennessee-newborn-photographerLOVED being able to use the same outdoor location!! nashville-newborn-photographerAmanda is an award winning  and published baby photographer located in historic downtown Franklin, TN just twenty minutes south of Nashville. She is a premier Nashville Newborn Photographer that captures the beauty of new life in a casual fine art fashion.

A New Journey | Franklin Newborn Photographer

I met this sweet couple last month and we had such a fun session exploring downtown Franklin. They are from sunny California but they find our little town a refreshing change from Cali so this session was a perfect fit! This session was to give them a set of images to use in their adoption journey. I feel so blessed that I could do this for them and truly capture the love they have for each other and want to give to another life. Enjoy their images and wish them much luck and love in their adoption journey.



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Charlie | Nashville Outdoor Newborn Photographer

Oh Charlie how much you love the camera. I mean you should – you belong to two amazing wedding photographers! Leslie of Leslie and Dusty Photography contacted me a few years ago to photograph their first and you can imagine my excitement when she contacted me again for Mr.Charlie!! We did the entire session outside over two days. Day 1 was cold – Day 2 – perfect outdoor baby posing weather! Leslie trusted me completely and let me just pose and place him wherever. I’m in love with this session and so glad summer has finally arrived!!!




Amanda is Nashville’s premier outdoor newborn photographer. She currently has openings for June, July and August due dates.


The Easter Snapshot in 5 Steps

5 Steps to Photographing Your Own Kids In Their Best Dress or Costume
1. Get down on their level. Squat down so you are at their eye level or just a bit above or below. Shooting down only works when they are looking up and you are doing close ups or creative shots.
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 2. Pull them away from the “backdrop”. You want to create that background blur called bokeh. In order to do that you need two things:  a larger depth of field between your subject and the background (bush, tree, house, fence, etc.) and a low aperture. Set your camera to aperture (A on Nikons) mode and go down to 2.0-2.8. If this is confusing to you then find your manual and read up. Aperture is HUGE in creating rich and creamy portraits.
3. Have them sit down. Let them play for a minute. Tell jokes to make them laugh. Take a couple minutes to warm them up and get them to be their true selves in the moment. Then start snapping!
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4. Once they are where you want them – step back. Take a shot. Step forward- take a shot. Step to the side – take a shot.
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5. This is one photographers naturally do. Our brains just do it when we are framing up a photo. Follow the rule of thirds.
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Photography is a journey. The more your learn and practice the better the results! Remember you can always use these 5 steps anytime you are photographing your kids in dress clothes, play clothes, costumes, mud…the list goes on. Now get out there and start snapping!



Mommy & Me Minis

Offered in April and May, these sessions are a great opportunity to treat yourself for Mother’s Day! Are you expecting and want some real images of you with your first baby before baby #2, 3…arrives? These are perfect. It includes 20 minutes, 1 outfit, 1 location (studio or outdoors) and 4 digitals with the rights to print! mommyandmesession3

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