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Copy of Lebanon, TN Photographer | Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Spring Portraits

Aw, I love these every year. And I found a barn that I didn’t know was there! Bonus. I love this girl so much. I have been taking her pictures for years, and I even had her in school. I know she’s going to bring her sunglasses and take our annual sassy sunglasses picture, and do everything I ask of her. I always overshoot her session because she is so much fun. Look at that twirly dress. I can’t believe how she is growing. She reminds me of spring! Take a look at her sweet pictures.

Nashville TN Photographer | Limited Edition Spring Mini Sessions

Spring is almost here. It's time for Spring Mini Sessions!

 

It's time for your chicklets to get their pictures taken.  There definitely will be a bunny...and flowers. (April 13th)

 

For $75 session fee, up to 3 people will get 20 minutes with me and my camera.  There is a $75 minimum order, and the packages are specially priced for this session only.  Location TBA.  The date is April 13th, so send me a quick email or text to book your spot!  Scroll down for some of my favorites from years past.  Can't wait to see you!

Call or text:  615-943-8828

Email-cgraviss68@bellsouth.net

Also as you scroll, you’ll see Gabby, a sweet, sweet girl who is battling Osteosarcoma. It’s a terrible disease, but she is strong and resilient. She definitely needs prayers and support. Please visit her fb page, ‘Gathering Gabby’, and get to know her and her family HERE.

Nashville Wedding Photographer | Nashville, TN

Josh + Kayleigh

Save the date, August 31, 2019! These two. Just meant for each other. I have known Kayleigh for a long time, and I’m so happy that she and Josh have chosen each other. Here’s what I love: they are so totally comfortable with each other, it’s so obvious they are in love. They did their own thing in front of the camera like I wasn’t even there. AND they’re fun.

Downtown Nashville is where they got engaged, so we went to Bakersfield and reenacted. Everyone was so nice and wondered what we were doing. When the employees realized they had gotten engaged there, they produced a big gift card for Josh and Kayleigh. Y’all have to check this place out here! It was great, and I hear the food is pretty good, too. ;)

We walked around ALL over the place and took many, many pictures as I got to know Josh and Kayleigh a little more. They have a great story about how they met and first started dating. Let’s just say, of course, Josh got the girl. Thank you, guys, for choosing me to photograph your day. I know they can’t wait to start their new life together, but it seems they already have.

Nashville TN Photographer | Circle S Tree Farm

Christmas Time

Now that everyone has sent Christmas cards and spent time with family and friends, it’s safe to post these tree farm Christmas minis. We went out to Circle S Farms here in Lebanon and had a blast in the pine trees. I love meeting with these families and then getting Christmas cards with my pictures! So fun and rewarding. Until next year!

Circle S Farms is an awesome place for for taking family pictures and weddings. It’s beautiful! In the picking season, they also have strawberry patch that residents of Wilson County love.

Check them out here.

Lebanon TN Photographer | Santa Sessions

Santa will be here Nov. 24th!

Santa: He's the real deal. NOT a helper. I have the privilege of hosting this big guy on November 24th 9:00-12:00. Location TBA. Your child will have 10 minutes with Santa. Bring the list. Session Fee is $50, with a minimum purchase of $75. The session fee of $50 books your spot. There are special packages of prints or digital files. Perfect for Christmas cards. There will be an option to purchase more at a discount. Also I have a few ideas for a different background this year…more of a farmhouse look. (Don't worry Coles Ferry people. He'll still be at the Christmas program!). I can't wait!!

Christmas Mini Sessions...(and Santa!)

I'm doing things a little different this year. I'm having my regular Christmas mini sessions, but I'm also (so excited about this) getting Santa on a separate date! Scroll down for the details...

Christmas minis this year will be on November 17th. Location TBA! Address TBA. Session costs $125, and includes 5 digital files printable up to 8x10 size. $25 books your spot. The rest is due the day of. Each session lasts 20 minutes. Here's a few of my favorites from the last couple of years... PLEASE KEEP SCROLLING FOR INFORMATION ON SANTA MINIS! :) :)

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As for Santa he's the real deal. NOT a helper. I have the privilege of hosting this big guy on November 24th 9:00-12:00. Location TBA. Your child will have 10 minutes with Santa. Bring the list. Session Fee is $50, with a minimum purchase of $75. The session fee of $50 books your spot. There are special packages of prints or digital files. Perfect for Christmas cards. There will be an option to purchase more at a discount. Also I have a few ideas for a different background this year…more of a farmhouse look. (Don't worry Coles Ferry people. He'll still be at the Christmas program!). I can't wait!!

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Lebanon, TN Photographer | Walter J. Baird Middle School

The Enough Group

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this yet! It’s so important. These girls have started “The Enough Group” at Walter J. Baird Middle School. They want to show you that you are enough. Acts of kindness, kind words, and affirmation are what they spread. Middle school is hard. What can you do to be kind?

Thanks to Iddy and Oscar’s Give Back Boutique for the cool clothes. This was too fun!

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Breast Cancer Awareness

Warriors

Oh, my goodness. These women. I can’t even begin to say how much I admire them, and want to honor them in this post. When Joy Pine from Iddy and Oscar’s told me her idea for this October photo shoot, I thought it was THE BEST idea ever…so we contacted these four warriors, and they jumped at the chance to share their stories to help others, even though it has been a hard, tough road. I’m sure it is sometimes difficult to open up and talk about something as scary as breast cancer when you are still fighting the fight. I am in awe at their bravery, kindness, and willingness to help others. Each of them has said that they would readily talk to anybody going through what they did and are. Reach out if you need a friend who knows the struggle. All four of them are brave, beautiful, and so, so awesome.

“The most important thing God has taught me through this is that this life we live here on earth is just labor pains…our eternity in heaven is worth every pain here on earth.” -April

“You come out with a testimony, the one chosen for you by a God who loves you with an everlasting love and will never leave your side.” -Debbie

“Enjoy every day. Live life to the fullest. I hope I can be an inspiration to just one person. God has a plan. He knows.” -Cindy

“Cancer does not discriminate. You are never too young for breast cancer. Being your own advocate is so important. ‘Do not be afraid. Just believe.’ Luke 8:50.” -Toni

Thank you to all that made this happen:

Iddy and Oscar’s Asante Masters Salon for hair and makeup

Nashville Photographer | Wilson County Fair

Isabella is 16!

 

         You don't realize how fast time flies until it's already gone.  I've know this girl for a while now, and she has grown up to be so beautiful and sweet...and a little silly, too, which is always a good thing.  For her sweet 16 pictures we went to the fair while it was here in town.  Luckily she has a brave and outgoing mom who asked to get into booths, sit on rides, stand by vendors...It was SO funny, and guess what?  Everyone said YES.  I loved it!  So here you'll see her eating free ice cream, being silly with the civil war reenactment guy, sitting on kiddie rides, holding a GIANT panda... I love when I see girls being adventurous.  Thanks for the experience, Isabella, and I know year 16 will be the best one yet!

For more about the Wilson County Fair, click HERE

FCS, where she goes to school

Also check out her parents REALLY cool business, Fire Pit Art HERE .  (Lots of pics done by me!)  :) :)

Nashville Photographer | Friendship Christian School Senior

Anna Kate's Senior Pictures

 

   Let me tell you how excited I was when Anna Kate said she had a VW bus.  SOOOO cute.  Best prop ever! We took some pictures at Sinking Creek Farm in Murfreesboro first, which was also awesome.  Anna Kate loves sunflowers.  Then we went to downtown Lebanon to the to the #letlovefly mural and all around for pictures with the bus. #vwbuslove!!! She is a senior at Friendship Christian School.

   I am so glad she chose me for her senior session. This girl is so brave and giving.  She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  Her mission is to help girls in Africa by providing hygiene kits and health education.  She has visited with her group, and met some of these girls who otherwise would have to miss school each month, when their school time is precious.  For more information on this ministry, click here. I am so proud of her!  

Take a look at Sinking Creek Farm HERE.

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Wilson County Fair Mini Sessions

Wilson County Fair Mini Sessions | August 17-25, 2018

 

   I can't believe it's time again for Fair Sessions.  These are some of my favorites because they're so happy!  If you need some color on your walls, these minis are for you.

   Here are the details:  You will meet me at the fair, and have about 30 minutes with me.  Yes, there are so many colors, people, and craziness!  It's awesome.  We act silly.  Your kids are already smiling because they're at the FAIR.  ...and it doesn't have to be kids.  It can be your family, seniors, or best friends!   You will get to see a gallery of retouched images, and you'll get to pick 15 to take home with you on a flashdrive, with unlimited printing up to 8x10.  Total cost is $250, so your regular session fee is waved.  It's also a discount on the 15 digital images.  AND you get the option to purchase any other product/digitals for 10% off regular pricing.

    Contact me now, so you'll get your spot.  Since it's only going on one week, and the most beautiful time for pictures is late afternoon, the appointments are limited. Just go to my 'contact' session here on my website, call me, or email me.  Can't wait to book your spot and see you at the Wilson County Fair!  

Keep scrolling to see some more fun pics.

 

Call me!   615-943-8828

Email me! cgraviss68@bellsouth.net 

 

https://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/

Lebanon TN Photographer | Spring Sessions

Spring Mini Sessions

      For my spring mini sessions this year, just a few of us went to Cedars of Lebanon State Park and had a little fun with the bunny, Buttercup.  These guys are all related, so it was a family reunion, too!  Haha.  Love these kids.  I have been photographing all of them for a long time, and now I even have MK in class!  Such a sweetheart...And can't get over the sassy glasses.  Scroll down to see these three in action.  Look, and Houston did smile!

 

 

 

Want to visit Cedars of Lebanon?  Click Here.

Lebanon TN Photographer | Prom Session

Kamron and Samantha

 

I love prom season!  All the dresses and excitement.  I did take the prom pictures at the Lebanon High School prom, but I also got to see these two beforehand and take their pictures.  You know I love outdoor photo shoots the best.  The theme was The Great Gatsby, and Samantha definitely looks the part.  There was some silliness going on, too.  Can't be too serious.  Scroll down to see this gorgeous couple of friends.

 

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Lebanon High School Prom

LHS Prom

 

You guys!  Prom was SO, SO fun.  Go to the link below for the full set of senior walk and prom photos.  You are welcome to download and share.   Please tag me on social media. If you would like a print, contact me!

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Thank you!  

 

 

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Middle Tn Photographer | Spring Mini Sessions

Spring is here. It's time for Spring Mini Sessions!

 

It's time for your chicklets to get their pictures taken.  There definitely will be a bunny...and flowers.

 

For $75, up to 3 people will get 20 minutes with me and my camera.  There is a $75 minimum order, but the packages are specially priced for this session only.  Location TBA.  The date is March 31st, so send me a quick email or text to book your spot!  Scroll down for some of my favorites from years past.  Can't wait to see you!

Call or text!  615-943-8828

Email-cgraviss68@bellsouth.net

Nashville Middle Tn Family Photographer | Fall Mini Sessions

Fall Minis Oct, 28th

    It's that time again!  I feel like I just did Fall Minis.  We have so much fun on this day.  I love fall.

     These minis are discounted in every way.  I'm reserving 6 appointments on Oct. 28th in the afternoon.  I love getting that golden late-day sunshine.  Location is to be announced, so be looking for that information a little later.

            These exclusive sessions are $250 for up to three people.  Your session fee is waived, and 10 digital files are included in that.  With these files you get unlimited printing rights up to 8x10 size.  I'll spend about 20 minutes with you capturing anywhere from 20-40 images for you to choose from.  

        To reserve your appointment contact me through my website, email, text, or call.  You can also comment on this post.  Looking forward to hearing from you.  Scroll down for favorites from the past few years.

615-943-8828

cgraviss68@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

Nashville Senior Photographer | Brett

Lebanon High School | Brett

 

   Meet Brett.  Senior. Class of 2018 at Lebanon High School.  I was so glad when his mom contacted me for his senior pictures.  We went to downtown Lebanon, one of my favorite places.  It fit!  

   Brett is looking forward to socializing his senior year.  Yes, my kind of senior! Haha.  He is still deciding about his path to college, but he is working and saving.  Sounds responsible to me.  Go see him at Gap!  Dislikes:  Getting up in the morning... 

   Good luck this year, Brett!  

To see Brett's favorites:  http://www.gap.com/

Nashville Middle TN Senior Photographer | Ashley

Clarksville High School | Ashley

 

 

   Meet Ashley, class of 2018.  Clarksville High School is lucky to have her!  She can't wait to finish, though, and head to college.  I wonder if she'll continue to play softball.  Scroll down to see those pictures.  Softball girls are awesome. 

     Ashley came to Lebanon and we did her session on the square.  Then we headed over to the softball fields and got some good shots there, too.  She likes to hunt and fish, as well as look cute...ok, I added that one. She is super photogenic and  did not complain once when I asked her to do all these poses.  I think she liked it!

    I was so happy when I realized she brought her Mustang.  Of course we had to take pics with her ride. Everybody at my house was jealous when they saw the pictures.  Be safe in that thing!  

          Ashley, I wish you the best in your senior year!

Nashville TN Senior Portrait Photographer | Alex

Alex, Senior at Warren East High School, Bowling Green, Ky

 

   This is Alex.  Class of 2018! She's my niece, so I think she's great.  No, I'm not biased!  ;)  She wanted an urban feel with a creek, so she came down from Bowling Green to visit us here in Lebanon.  Her colors go great with the brick and stucko in downtown Lebanon.  Don Fox Park has the creek, so we went there, too.  Watch out for snakes, people...

      I have watched Alex grow to become a beautiful senior who is so excited to make new memories with her friends this year.  She is in FFA, as you will see by her second outfit in the images.  So cute!  I know she'll have a great upcoming year.  School starts so soon.

If you would like to know more about the FFA click here!

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Nashville Middle Tn Teen Photographer | Sunflower Field Murfreesboro, TN

Blooming Sunflowers

 

   I cannot believe I've missed this for the past couple of years!  Batey Farms in Murfreesboro, tn has the most beautiful sunflowers.  I used to do mini sessions every summer until I had no field anymore.  Hallelujah, now I've found another one!  

       SO thank you to these three for coming out at the last minute, because that's how I roll apparently.  They have grown so much since the last time I photographed them at the Wilson County Fair.  I loved the way they grabbed each other's hands when I asked them to.  Sort of like they are friends as well as siblings.  You weren't pretending about that, right y'all?  haha.  I definitely know how that is with my three.  It was hot as blazes this night, but they did great.  I love when teenagers do exactly as I say without any lip.  Not quite used to it!  Seriously Jillian, Riley, and Grant, these turned out fabulous.  Thanks for helping me out with my picture-taking obsession.

         Anyone who is ever in Murfreesboro, check out Batey Farms.  Not only do they have gobs and gobs of sunflowers, they have fresh picked tomatoes, corn, jams, and even really good peach ice cream.  Lucy and I tried it.  Scroll down to see the pictures, and next year YOU come on out.