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Nashville Middle Tn Family Photographer | Limited Edition Fall Mini Sessions

Fall Minis Oct, 26th

    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. 26th 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.  Your session fee is waived, and 15 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 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 | 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 Photographer | Cedars of Lebanon State Park

It’s Fall Y’all

These sweet families came to the Fall sessions, along with a couple of others. so thankful for them; I’ve watched most of these kids grow up. I’m loving this fall season and the weather is just now getting cooler. Christmas minis are coming up this Saturday, too! It’s not too late.

To learn more about Cedars of Lebanon State Park, click 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!

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

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Fall Sessions

Fall Mini Sessions

  I'm excited to announce my Fall Minis will be the afternoon of October 13th.  Location TBA.  These limited sessions are great for updating your family's photos or getting your kids into new fall outfits. Even Halloween costumes are welcomed! Afternoon appointments are available. Get in touch to save your spot, and read on for more information!

615-943-8828 or cgraviss68@bellsouth.net

 

   $125 includes a 15-20 minute session and 5 digital files (printable up to 8x10), with option to purchase more.  $25 saves your appointment: the rest is due the day of. Plus you can have 10% off any other products or upgrades. Contact me for a full product guide and a time for your mini session.  Scroll down for a peek at some of my favorites from the last few years...

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 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 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 Photographer | Lebanon, TN

#theempoweringproject

 

This project to empower women in our community has exceeded my expectations!  Iddy and Oscars (on the square in Lebanon) and I have teamed up to empower women in our community the best way we know how, through our businesses.  It may be a small thing, but when I met the women who participated I realized it all starts with a few people being kind, strong, ambitious, gentle, and positive.  Each woman has shared her story and love with us.  Follow along this week on instagram #theempoweringproject to see what beauty they have shown. 

 

Also PLEASE stop by the store to purchase a t-shirt with these ladies' empowering words on it.  Proceeds go to help women in our community.

Clothing and Style: Iddy and Oscars----Website  

Hair: Trendz Salon & Boutique  (on fb)  

Makeup: The Beauty Room  (on fb)

 

 

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 | 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 TN Senior Photographer | Cedars Of Lebanon State Park

Prizes!!!!

 

  This is the week!  I'm going to be drawing for prizes.  I know you're too excited...I will be giving away lots of gift cards to Starbucks, including the grand prize of a $50 gift card!  Also some lucky winners will get an Iddy and Oscars card, and some cool stuff from Poppie's Boutique.  I can't wait, so be watching your emails and instagram accounts for me to tag you!

 

  Meanwhile take a look at McKayla's pictures.  She is a part of my model team, and did a great job out at Cedars of Lebanon.  This girl is at my house all the time with my Lucy, and let me tell you, she's a hoot!  McKayla is a Junior at Lebanon High School.  She loves fashion and makeup, frozen hot chocolate from DD, and laughs all the time.  Happy girls are the best! 

 

 

Find out more about Iddy and Oscar's!  Love this give-back boutique!