Nashville Children's Photographer – Franklin Family Session
Photographing Valerie and Julian’s family was how I got started in photography. I was their nanny and documenting their day-to-day life was one of my favorite things about my job. To this day, those kids are still my little loves – they’re just not so little anymore!
Valerie loves photographs but she loves the orderly kind with everyone in coordinating outfits and smiling sweetly. Those are just fine sometimes – don’t get me wrong – but the kids are getting older and I feel like we’re approaching the end of an era. Their oldest is almost a young lady and in a blink, they will all be teenagers.
With this in mind, I really wanted to capture them just as they are right now – in their day-to-day life again while all of the kids are still kids. I talked Val into doing a true lifestyle session but I think she might have regretted her decision a bit as we arrived and told the kids to go pick out whatever they wanted to wear for the shoot. ;o) Being a kid in everyday life though, is all about the mix of real clothes and costumes, grass stains, and messy hair. It’s not perfect, but I think it’s completely beautiful. :o)
these are absolutely breathtaking. and i loved what you wrote about grass stains and messy hair. it’s not perfect, but it’s completely beautiful (:
I love the pictures with the horses, fantastic!
Awesome. We love them all. We will call you.
Now THAT is true life…all of the images are amazing!
Absolutely stunning :) Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous family!!
Gosh, the pictures kept getting better and better as I scrolled through! Just beautiful!
I love these! The life and joy of this family just jumps out of the images. I totally agree with your approach – still traditional portraits have their place but this tells a story.
The last few are my favorite faves! I love cozy candid family moments!
it must be so awesome to live there!
beautiful post, mel. and beautiful pictures, as always.
These are incredible, Mel. So much personality!
I LOVE THEM!!!
These are awesome as usual!!
These are awesome, as usual!
These are fantastic! Always looking forward to seeing new things from you guys!
the doggie one is my fav!