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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 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.

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.

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!

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.

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 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!)  :) :)

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/

Nashville Photographer | Lebanon, Tn

#Kindnesscampaign

  When Joy Pine from Iddy and Oscar's asked me to help her with some ways to spread love and kindness, I totally jumped on it!  This is the second photo shoot we have done, and I think she's a genius!  The first one was #theempoweringproject with women ages 18-28.  This one is #thekindnesscampaign with middle school girls.

   These girls were nominated for their kind hearts by teachers and friends at their schools here in our county.  What an honor! The "Enough Group"  From Walter J. Baird Middle School inspired us to do this photo shoot. It's made up of girls in 6-8th grade who are trying to emphasize "you are enough".  They empower each other and the students at their school with acts of kindness.  This is HUGE!  I'm so proud of these girls for standing out in a world that isn't always so nice.  Keep it up!  Be positive.  Be kind. Let them inspire YOU.

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!

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!

 

 

 

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Lebanon TN Photographer | Pageant Headshots

Mattie is in the Miss TN Teen Pageant!!

   Congratulations, Mattie!  I'm so excited that you have been chosen.  Thank you for asking me to do your headshots for the pageant; I think it's one of my new favorite things to shoot. Miss Lebanon Teen USA is a Sophomore at Watertown High School.  This pageant will be in October, and she needs some sponsors! If you're interested definitely get in touch.  I'm happy to be one of them.  Please scroll down to see all of her beautiful headshots.  This girl is gonna win all the pageants.  :)

Here's the website to Miss Teen USA if you'd like to learn more...

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Lebanon Tn Photographer | On the Square

Kayla's 13!

      So I have been taking Kayla's yearly pictures for a couple of years now, and I'm so glad she found me to do it!  I love those tween years before real life sets in.  Kayla is one of the most confident, happy girls I've met yet...and so cute, too!  She's into dance and her friends.  The funny thing is we have the same size feet!  Haha, I won't tell you what that is, but it makes me smile 'cuz we're both kinda on the short side.  Love it, Kayla!  We went down to the Lebanon square to do her photo session.  We always have the best time, and she is gorgeous.  Scroll down to see some of her smiling and laughing. Those are the ones I like best, although she's pretty great in all of them.

 

 

Feel like your tween needs a little happiness?  Click here for an article with some great tips.

Nashville Senior Portraits | Lebanon TN Square

Page High School | Darby

         Meet Darby! Class of 2018.  Page High School is lucky to have this senior.  She's also a girl after my own heart because she loves PHOTOGRAPHY!  I absolutely love the picture with her camera (scroll down; I know you want to see it).  I've known Darby's mom since college, and I'm glad to know she has three awesome kids (just like me!).  Of course, they had to have a few pictures, too.  Bring 'em on, I say.  We had a great time at the Lebanon square taking these pictures.  I love the way Darby was a natural in front of the camera, and it shows.  She is so confident.  It's good to see girls who feel good about themselves.  Keep it up, Darby!  You are fun, smart, gorgeous person!

 

Nashville Teen Portraits | Jett

Lebanon TN | My Nephew Jett

 

   Meet Jett.  Class of 2022. :)  Is that right?  Aw, I can't believe it.  He's already this old.  Jett's from Kansas, so each summer when he comes to visit I get to take his birthday pictures...and he loves it...well, his mom loves it anyway.  Haha.  He actually is very photogenic and always does a great job.  As you can see he loves baseball.  They drove here from visiting in Kentucky to have his pictures done in downtown Lebanon and on one of our middle school's baseball fields (shout-out to my hubby).  We love acting silly with these pictures, and we brought all my crew along to make him smile, which they did.  This first one cracks me up.  Maybe you can see what a lady's man he'll be in a few years.

 

 

Nashville Senior Portraits | Lebanon, TN

Lebanon High School Senior | Allie

 

      Meet Allie.  Class of 2018.  Here's what I love:  She's not just a pretty face!  I love it when girls play sports.  I love it when I get to go to the place where seniors actually play their sport and take pictures in the 'natural habitat'.  Allie and I went to downtown Lebanon, then to LHS right at sunset to take her track pictures.  She came with some ideas of her own, too (the shoe pile), and it was awesome. thanks, Allie, for the fun session, and I can't wait to see what happens next in your journey!

 

 

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Nashville Tween Photographer | Wilson County Fair

Fair Mini Session | Winfree Family

       Meet the Winfrees. These guys were so fun.  Check out the "Kiss" picture!  I love Fair sessions.  The Wilson County Fair is one of the best, and I can always count on awesome vendors and rides to give me those fab colors in pictures.  We had good  weather this year for the most part, and I'm already looking forward to it next year!  

      

 

 

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!