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Middle TN Photographer | Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Spring Session

These sweeties were so excited about this rabbit! Summer is almost here, so I thought I’d better blog this spring session. I’ve been photographing these three since forever, and love watching them get bigger. They are always so fun and energetic! Scroll down to see some cuties in action.

Nashville Photographer | Castle Heights Lebanon, TN

Graduate

Meet Jade. Class of 2019. So excited for her! I can’t believe it’s time already. This sweet girl had her cap and gown pictures done at The Mitchell House on Castle Heights campus during my cap and gown minis. We always have a great time. I’m glad she came, and I can’t say enough how important it is to get these pictures done at a time when it’s not so crazy! Graduation day is exciting and hectic, and sometimes it’s even hard to find your grad! She’s planning on getting her degree to be an investigative crime scene superhero (I’m sure that’s not the correct term, but it sounds fun and important). You’re going to do great, Jade! We’ll do this again when you graduate from college! :)

Nashville, TN Photographer | Graduation Sessions

Cap and Gown Mini Sessions

Did you like your cap and gown picture? Maybe you just want some fun, casual shots. This was awesome. I’m so excited to start offering these each year. Graduates, it doesn’t matter what school you go to. Come on out for a few minutes of fun and have a few pictures made before your big day. I know graduation day is super busy, so this is something you can get done ahead of time.

Just meet me Saturday, May 18th, and we’ll take a few pictures. It won’t take long. You’ll get 3 digital files that you can print up to 8x10. Easy and done. Your parents won’t have to stress about it. Cost is $50. That’s it. When you book, I’ll get you the time and place information. Class of 2019!!!

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Cap and Gown Mini Sessions

You’re Graduating!

Seniors, what a fun, exciting, and busy time. This is last minute because that’s how I roll. Some of you just got that cap and gown. It’s getting real. Your graduation day is going to be busy, so I’m offering special cap and gown mini sessions beforehand. You need to get these pictures anyway, and it’s so nice to get professional pictures before the rush of the day.

Just meet me Saturday, and we’ll take a few pictures. It won’t take long. You’ll get 3 digital files that you can print up to 8x10. Easy and done. Your parents won’t have to stress about it. Cost is $50. That’s it. When you book, I’ll get you the time and place information. Class of 2019!!!

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 | Watertown, TN

Justin and Madison’s Engagement

Justin and Madison, I cannot wait for your wedding in a few weeks. This engagement session was magical. I can’t get over the views on this Watertown hill. So glad you picked me to be your photographer. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was taking your senior pictures, and now you’re a bride. Anyone who keeps up with my website, this girl is on the front page with her horse. Stay tuned for these wedding pictures. Come back and see more love. This day was full of it.

Nashville, TN photographer | Long Hunter State Park

The Bundy Family

This family. Look how they love each other. Even the guys who didn’t want to be there were good sports! I’m not mentioning any names. :). Seriously, they will cherish these pictures with the extended family. Look at those smiles; you can’t even tell it was cold. And flooded! This was right after all the rain we had in Nashville and Long Hunter State Park was covered with water. We found a good spot and stayed there! It looks beautiful. So glad we did this, Bundy family!

To learn more about Long Hunter State Park, click HERE

Nashville TN Photographer | Fiddler's Grove

Reagan

I loved this session! The only way to describe Reagan is spunky. Don’t you love that word? She always has a smile on her face, and she is just a ball of energy. …And she’s cute, too. Softball is her thing, and I was too happy when she came with her bat and ball. It’s not the only sport she can play, but apparently it’s the most important to her. She’s pretty and tough all at once (inside and out. That’s so important!). She’s kind, and her energy is contagious. She can be anything she wants. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this one.

THIS is a great link to discover more about Fiddler’s Grove and Wilson County.

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, TN Photographer | Downtown Lebanon, TN

Casey / Class of 2019

Meet Casey. Senior at Lebanon High School. He is so talented. I saw him in a Christmas performance and I couldn’t believe it! I can’t wait to see where his acting and singing take him. We had good time walking around downtown looking for good spots on this day. Of course, I had to get one with the phone. Casey is my daughter’s age, and I have known him since he was little, so it’s bittersweet thinking about him and this class of seniors going to college. They’ve got a special place with me, and I know he will be successful in all he does. Everyone can see it. Good luck, Casey!

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.

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Wilson County Fair

First of all, obviously this is a summer throwback. I just can’t resist catching up with my blogging with these two cuties. Photographing sisters at their best is awesome. I hope they get along this well at home, and always stay close. It was almost dark this night at the Wilson County Fair, which made all the colors so pretty. You girls are too cute, with equally beautiful personalities!

Click here for more info on the Wilson County Fair

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Wilson County Fair

Sisters at the Fair

Now, I know that it’s cold outside and it’s January, and we're hoping for snow and all (well, some of us), but I couldn’t resist posting these summer fair pictures when I came across them again. The colors and these girls just make me happy! These two are sweet AND cute; so glad they did this with me. I love each season as it comes, and even though I’m eagerly watching the forecast for snow this week, I’m also waiting patiently for the warmer weather and definitely the longer days.

Click here for more info about the fair.

Nashville TN Wedding Photographer | Circle S Farms

Macey and Andrew 10/27/18

This was one of the sweetest weddings around. There was so much love, family, friends, and not a dry eye; many, many happy tears. These two got hitched at Circle S Farms in Lebanon, so beautiful and peaceful. From getting ready to the sparkler exit, it was a perfect day! Be sure to scroll to see the father-daughter first look, and don’t forget the kiss!

To see more of this venue, click HERE

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.

Nashville Family Photographer | Murfreesboro, TN

Christmas Family

I love Christmas, who doesn’t? This family made it double fun. I was so glad to be able to squeeze them into this busy holiday season. All these cousins were great; reminds me of when I was growing up. …and such a pretty background for pictures. I am thankful for them allowing me in on some of their crazy fun and love.

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!!

Nashville Photographer | Senior Class of 2019

Jade

Meet Jade. Class of 2019. I’ve known this girl since she and my daughter were little. Such a sweet beauty! Now she’s off to college soon. Enjoy your senior year, but know these mamas can’t take it! Seriously, whatever she does she will be happy and successful. I know it. She is one of the kindest girls. That’s her reputation. She clogs, too, and she’s pretty great at it.

You can see her here at Dollywood. Pretty awesome…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wIiSOoWTm4

We were at Cedars of Lebanon State Park for these, and it was perfect.

Thanks, Jade for letting me take your senior pictures!

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