#middletnphotographer

Murfreesboro Tn Photography | Sinking Creek Farm

SUNFLOWERS

These sisters wanted to do sunflower minis this summer, and I am so glad they did! These are some of my favorites ever. I have been taking their pictures for a while now, and have watched them grow up through my photography. If you’ll look, you can totally see their personalities here. I love that! Not to mention, they are so so beautiful. These sunflowers were at Sinking Creek Farm in Murfreesboro, and I caught them on one of the last days, which is surprising, because WOW. Keep scrolling to see the full session.

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 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 | 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

LLbanon, TN | Wilson County Fair

The Bealls at the Fair

I love my Wilson County Fair sessions! Even though it’s fall, it’s still hot outside. I’m hanging on to summer as long as I can. Love these colors, and the Bealls were so fun to work with!

Click here for more info about the fair.

Nashville TN Photographer | Seniors, Family, Children

New Things are Happening Here!

 I love photography.  I love making these memories with you.  I know you think you'll remember this time, but you won't remember every detail.  I thought I would.  When I look at pictures of my family, my kids, all the little details come back to me.  Is it time for you to schedule a session?  
     I have been thinking of you, my client, as my busiest season is just around the corner.  I am restructuring my package options to give you more choices.  I want you to have the best experience possible with your photo session, and give you what you want with time, pricing, and service.  I'm here for you, after all.  This is the time to get in on this with me because it's a trial. New pricing and time for each session will customize it to your needs.  Do you need a senior session?  Family?  Child?  Please respond to this email to find out what new things are happening.  Now is the time during this fall season. These new changes may not last.  Make your memories now!

facebook link here

Insta link here

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 | The Empowering Project with Iddy and Oscar's

#Letlovefly

 

You are beautiful.  You have worth.  You are strong.  This is what The Empowering Project is all about.  Iddy and Oscars and I have teamed up, and it's awesome to show our community what strength and beauty look like.  These seven women have graciously let us take their pictures and share their stories with others.  Over the next couple of weeks you'll be seeing posts from us and these women on fb, Instagram, and Twitter.  Please follow the hashtag #theempoweringproject, share, and help us to spread the sunshine!  I can't wait to see where this takes us.  Special thanks to Trendz Boutique and Salon and The Beauty Room for hair and makeup.  Also can't forget Iddy and Oscar's!

Nashville Senior Photographer | Lebanon, TN

Lebanon High School Senior | Annie

  You've seen Annie's pictures before, and hopefully you'll see them again!  She is part of my senior model team.  Annie was a senior at Lebanon High School, but she just graduated.  Yay, so exciting!  Cumberland University, look out!  She is an aspiring lawyer, loves her Jeep, her cat, and kayaking.  I love all those things, too...well, except the lawyer part.  I love to teach. :) 

Annie is so beautiful in these senior portraits.  I can't even get over it.  

Nashville Senior Photographer | Jade

Lebanon High School Junior | Jade

   I've know Jade for many years, as she went through Coles Ferry, the school I where I teach.  She is such a sweet girl!  She offered to be one of my senior models this time, and I'm so glad.  Look how pretty!  Jade is into HOSA, the outdoors, and she's a lifeguard.  Also she is an avid clogger and wins all kinds of awards doing that.  Wonderful!  Take a look at her pictures we took at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

And then...

Go to the link below because I am gifting some prizes (that you want) to some lucky high school students! Gift cards and good stuff, along with a grand prize of $50 to Starbucks! I know you're excited about that one.  Any high school student can register.

To register fill out this link, and if you share or tag a friend on social media, you'll get an extra entry.  Also please like/follow me on fb, Twitter, or Insta.  Thanks!!

Here's the link

Also if you book your senior portrait session this week (April 29-May 12th) you get $50 off collections!  

Nashville Senior Photographer | Ariel

Wilson Central High School | Ariel

   This is Ariel.  She is a sophomore at Wilson Central High School.  Love that she wanted to assist in my senior model program!  She is into all kinds of things at school: Beta Club, National Youth Leadership Council, and cheer tryouts (good luck!).  She is athletic and has been cheering competitively for a while now.  Ariel will pursue a career in marine animal rescue and rehab.  I can't wait to see where her journey takes her.  That sounds so exciting!  Don't leave until you see her fabulous pictures.

  Also...

I am gifting some prizes (that you want) to some lucky high school students! Gift cards and good stuff, along with a grand prize of $50 to Starbucks! I know you're excited about that one.  Any high school student can register.

To register fill out this link, and if you share or tag a friend on social media, you'll get an extra entry.  Also please like/follow me on fb, Twitter, or Insta.  Thanks!!

Here's the link

Also if you book your senior portrait session this week (April 29-May 12th) you get $50 off collections!  

Nashville Senior Photographer | Grant

Gordonsville High School Junior | Grant

 

I loved taking Grant's pictures here on the square in Lebanon. He was very comfortable in front of the camera, which is not always easy.  This 17 year old likes wakeboarding and snowboarding.  Take a look at his pics!

But before you go...look at the prizes I'm giving away this week!

Gift cards and other items to Iddy and Oscar's, Poppies, Starbucks! I KNOW you want to try for the grand prize of $50 to Starbucks, right?  Any high school student can register.

To register fill out this link, and if you share or tag a friend on social media, you'll get an extra entry.  Also please like/follow me on fb, Twitter, or Insta.  Thanks!!

LINK!

Also if you book your senior portrait session this week (April 29-March 5th) you get $50 off collections!  Crazy!  Can't wait to hear from you! <3

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 TN Wedding Photographer | Everlasting Pond

Jamie and Bo

This quaint outdoor wedding of Jamie and Bo's was perfect!  The weather was great, and the food and company were even better.   Their special day was held at Everlasting Pond in Watertown, tn.  Please take a minute to scroll and notice the gorgeous views and woodsy scenes of this new venue.

I am so honored that Jamie and Bo chose me as their photographer.  A big thank you to them for letting me join in on this day.  Jamie looked beautiful.  Bo looked handsome.  Jim and Nick's Barbeque was delicious, and the family and guests were gracious.  It couldn't have gone better!  

Jamie's fall decor included leaves, pinecones, and cute as all-get-out signs. This wedding will surely inspire you. Click here to check out The Everlasting Pond.

 

Lebanon Tn | Wedding Photography

Carley's Bridal Session at Fiddler's Grove

   I am so happy to be able to finally post these!  So this wedding happened yesterday, and these are Carley's beautiful bridal pictures.  NOW I can't wait to post the wedding!  It was magical, as was Carley.  

 She really does look like a princess.  That dress!!  And it's pink! The good thing is she is super fun and laid back.  We had the best time taking pictures at Fiddler's Grove here in Lebanon at the Wilson County Fair Grounds.  Speaking of princesses, she really is one.  You can actually go to her fb page and book her for a party!  Now who doesn't want a princess at their little girl's birthday party?  Go ahead.  Here's the link: Check out Carley's page here

Stay tuned for the wedding picture's soon...AND they had a snow machine, y'all.

 

 

Lebanon TN | Christmas Mini Sessions

Christmas Minis

 

         These were so much fun this year!  We went to Cedars of Lebanon State Part and had the best time taking pictures.  There were several families that came.  Thank you to all of them!  Scroll down to see some of the cutest.

If you ever want to go take a hike, here's the Cedar Forest website:

 

click here

To see more of my Christmas pictures:

click here

 

Nashville Photography | Christmas Mini Sessions Lebanon, tn

Cedars of Lebanon | Flory

 

   Oh, my stars!  These two are so cute.  Santa will have a hard time not giving them everything on their lists.  And the twirly, swirly dress Mary has on is so fun!  We had the best time taking pictures at Cedars of Lebanon with the trees and leaves.  It was the perfect backdrop.  They listened to ALL my directions and were so good.  I've watched them grow up, and I think their family is so blessed!  Scroll down to take a look at the full Christmas mini session with them.

 

 

Need to visit Cedars of Lebanon?  It's a great place

http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/cedars-of-lebanon

Lebanon, Nashville TN | Family Photographer

Christmas Mini Sessions-Nov. 25th

   This is a last minute decision to have these this year because I just miss them.  Need Christmas cards?  Gift prints for family?  These are discounted pretty steep because...I wanted to!  There will be a Christmas set-up.  That's what these are for!  Yay, I love Christmas! (Location TBA)

     Session fee is $50.  There is a $75 minimum order.  These mini sessions are about 20 minutes long, and you'll have anywhere from 15-30 proofs to choose from. Email me at cgraviss68@bellsouth.net or text/call 615-943-8828.  Can't wait to see everybody there; scroll down for some faves from the last couple of years.

 

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Family Farm Portraits

The Miller Family Farm

    I have known the Millers for a while.  It seems like every part of each of our families has teachers in it.  I do love going out to their Lebanon, tn family farm to take pictures.  It makes me want some farmland, but I don't know if I could deal with the all the extra work!  Miss Sassy loved having her pictures taken this time.  She actually found several of the best spots.  Calhoun didn't want any part of it, as you can see if you'll scroll down.  Hilarious!  Both kids did great anyway, and I always have some funny ones to show them.  Until next time! Enjoy!