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Nashville TN Photographer | The Empowering Project

Senior Week—Claudia

Happy back to school, everybody! Iddy and Oscar’s and my Empowering Project is going strong. What is your advice to empower your younger self? Go to this link to answer that question for us, and also enter to win some super great prizes, including a senior mini session and a some Volcano scented goodies.

Go to the link HERE

Sunless tan glows by @quicktansunless, Quick Wash Laundry here in Lebanon was gracious enough to let us have a session in their laundromat.

Check out Iddy and Oscar’s HERE

Meet Claudia, a senior at Lebanon High School. When we asked her what her advice to her younger self was, here is what she said, “Chill out, don’t worry, everyone has gone through things, and others will understand.” The person who has empowered her through life is her mom. “The female that has made the biggest impact in my life would definitely have to be my mom. She is one of the most kind hearted people i’ve ever met, and that has always paid off for everything she’s been through. She is also very hard working and I look up to her for this reason because she has always been there for everything that i’ve ever needed even if she had to put herself second. She’s taught me so much, but one of the most important things is RESPECT, and one day I would love to have a family and give and teach my kids what my mom was able to give and teach to me. I will never stop learning from her!” Her mom sounds awesome. Have a great senior year, Claudia, and continue to empower other students with your words. Scroll for a look at her pictures. I love the crown!

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!

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 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!

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Nashville Senior Photographer | Fiddler's Grove

Brezeida—Class of 2019

How can this be? I’ve known Brezeida since she was little. Look what a beauty she has grown into! We started her session at Fiddler’s Grove here in Lebanon, and then we went to Lebanon High School where she plays softball. I tried to get her to look mean and tough, but she ended up just looking cute. Haha, not a bad problem to have. AND you do not understand how happy I got when she pulled out her prom dress for softball pictures!! Love this family. I can’t wait to see what happens in her future.

Nashville Senior Photography | Wilson County Fair

BFFs

  I was so pumped to do this BFF session at the fair.  These girls have been friends for a while, and now they are thinking of college and all that goes with it.  Seniors: Class of 2019.  I'm so glad they let me follow them around the Wilson County Fair.  I had so much fun.  They like each other so much that they didn't even look at their phones the whole time.  So sweet.  :)  Well, scroll down to see who got to hold all their stuff: purses, phones, hair bands.  So funny.  I love, love, loved doing this session for them, and I know it's hard to leave good friends for a little while after high school.  Girls, keep in touch and brave the world together.  It's so important to have besties who build each other up.  

To hear more about the fair, click HERE

Nashville TN Senior Photographer | Limited Time Offer

Senior Special

   Well, I hardly ever give any discounts on senior sessions, but I have some free time before school starts, so why not?  If you need senior pictures, this is the offer may be for you!  Here are the details:

I'm looking for 5 seniors (graduating class of 2019).  45 minutes, two outfits, 20 digital files printable up to 8x10. $300, plus tax.  You have to be available within the next two weeks. Email, text, or contact me from this site to book! cgraviss68@bellsouth.net  615-943-8828  

Nashville Senior Photographer | High School Graduate

Chase

   Meet Chase.  Class of 2018.  Young and reckless.  That's how he describes himself.  Also he's confident, kind, definitely polite.  He's very athletic and he made me laugh during his senior session.  We went out to The Mitchell House on Castle Heights campus for the first part of his photo shoot. Then we headed to the a place he loves, the lake; his family's lake house.   Chase loves to wakeboard and be on the water.  He was homeschooled for his high school career because he was traveling so much for his moto cross competitions.  Before that, it was baseball and football.  I told you he is athletic and into everything. 

 During our session Chase said he really wasn't into taking pictures, but by the end he was asking for more (with his truck!).  Love it, I knew he would change his mind once we started.  He was raised right, super polite.  I have no sense of direction, and when I followed him to the lake house he made sure to put on his blinker.  I knew this was a good kid.  :)  Scroll down to see his senior pics!

 

 

Gilley Trucking, his family's business.

What is motocross?  Find out more here!

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 | Kate

Wilson Central High School | Kate

  Well, today is the last day to register for prizes...so ends my Senior Week.  It was awesome, and I'll let you know this week if you won.  Yay!

  While you're waiting, take a look at Kate, a sophomore at Wilson Central High School.  She's into all kinds of good things:  Yearbook, writing and designing, and BETA Club.  Of course she's smart!  :)  I'm so glad she became part of my model team this year.  She even brought her best friend with her, who was also super sweet.  While learning about Kate, I found out one important thing.  Something that trumps all of it:  She's kind and wants to spread it.  I love that!  She plans to become a veterinarian and she also loves photography, just like me!  

If you want to know more about the Kindness Club that Kate represents, click below.

Rachel's Challenge

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 | Zoe

Wilson Central High School | Zoe

  This is Zoe. She's a junior at Wilson Central.  She plays volleyball, is in Beta Club, and National Honors Society.  Cute and smart! She also is an entrepreneur.  Go to this link on Instagram to see her jewelry.  Love some of these pieces! Zoe Mac's Crafty Shack Just WOW!  Thanks, Zoe, for being my senior model this year.  You're perfect for it!

 

Also 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

 

 

 

Nashville Senior Photographer | Matthew

Lebanon High School Sophomore | Matthew

 

Meet Matthew, a sophomore at LHS.  I was so glad to take his pictures during my senior promotion.  I took his pictures when he was younger, so it was time for him to get some more! Matthew is in marching band, and plays all kinds of saxophones and also piano.  He loves music and also soccer and video games.  Check out his pics!  

And if you haven't seen it yet...

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 5th) you get $50 off collections!  Crazy!  I love give-aways! 

Nashville Senior Photographer | Hailey

Lebanon High School Junior | Hailey

 

   Meet Hailey, a junior a Lebanon High School and one of my senior models for the week.  I have known her since she was so small, and now look how grown up and beautiful she is! When she said she would like to help me for my senior week promotion, I knew I had to choose her!  At school, she is into all sorts of things...HOSA, YIG, Colorguard (this one's close to my heart).  She's the wrestling manager and a lifeguard, too.  She loves dogs and mint green.  She was a natural in front of the camera.  Scroll to see more of her pictures.

  Also don't forget to go register for some fun prizes HERE .  I have decided to extend Senior Week, so be sure to head over to the link!  You could win gift cards and other fun stuff from Iddy and Oscar's, Poppies, and Starbucks!  In addition to the Starbucks cards, the grand prize is a larger card worth $50!  Don't wait!  Sign up and share.  You can be ANY high school student, not just seniors!

I love Starbucks

I love 90s STYLE, like Hailey has on.  Those were the days.  Haha.

Nashville Senior Photographer | Jayda

Lebanon High School Sophomore | Jayda

 

   Ok, soooo I have lots more senior pictures to post and talk about from my model team this week!  I have decided to extend Senior Week!  That's good for you because you can still register for prizes and book your senior session at a discount.  This week is definitely IT, though.  Here's the link: Sign up HERE

    Before you go scroll down to see today's featured model, Jayda!  Her outfit is the highlight of my day today.  Back in the 90s (YES), my favorite thing to wear was velvet and denim.  I am so happy to see that it's back.  Well, I usually had a choker and platform sandals to go with it...

  Jayda is a sophomore at Lebanon High School.  She loves dancing, swimming, and trying new things.  She's is a singer and is active in her church and Girl Scouts.  She is a positive person...and organized...and hardly ever late to things.  I think I need her in my life!  She's gorgeous, too.

 

  

Here's a post I found about 90s STYLE

Nashville Senior Photographer | Kiley

Lebanon High School | Kiley

 

Meet Kiley!  My class of 2021 model.  She is fun and smart;  everything she needs to be.  She loves music and can sing.  You'll catch her in choir at Lebanon High School and hanging with her friends and cat, Kodak.  Love the name.  She is in honors classes, and keeps straight As.  She's not just a pretty face!  ;)  You rock, Kiley.

And if you haven't seen it yet...

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 5th) you get $50 off collections!  Crazy!  I love give-aways!  Scroll down to see Kiley at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

 

Nashville Senior Photographer | Bailey

Watertown High School Freshman | Bailey

 

Meet Bailey!  My freshman "senior model".  She did so great, and just wow!  Also I'm partial to redheads, since I have one of my own.  :)  It has been a long while since I've taken pictures of her, but I'm so glad she has come back.  At Watertown High School, Bailey is into Art, Science, and Reading.  Math...not so much (I'm with ya, sister).  She loves makeup, animals and social media, but not red tomato sauce!  Haha, love it.  A strong girl who knows herself.  She wants to be a dermatologist in the future, and you can catch her raising chicks for 4H.  Scroll down to see this beauty.  Her serious face is just awesome, as is her smile.  Thanks, Bailey!

Also 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

 

 

Nashville Senior Photographer | Trinity

Lebanon High School Senior | Trinity

 

   I love this girl!  This is Trinity's feature for Senior Week.  She has modeled for me two years in a row because I just couldn't resist.  I've known her for a while because we go to church together.  She is definitely a person who is strong enough to show her individuality, and I think she is awesome.  Cats are her favorite, and you'll see her at MTSU in the fall.

And if you haven't seen it yet...

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!!

 

Also if you book your senior portrait session this week (April 29-May 5th) you get $50 off collections!  Crazy!  I love give-aways!  Scroll down to see Trinity's session.  One of my favorite things about this is her red chucks.

Click here if YOU want some Chucks, too.

Check out THIS song called  "I'm In Love with a Girl Who Likes Jazz and Chuck Taylors".