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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.

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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!

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!

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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.

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:

 

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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 Middle Tn Family Photographer | Fall Mini Sessions

Fall Minis Oct, 28th

    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. 28th 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 for up to three people.  Your session fee is waived, and 10 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 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 Family Photographer | Pageant Days

Wilson County Fair Pageants

 

   I saw so many cute, handsome, pretty boys and girls in the pageants this past week, and had the privilege of photographing a lot of them.  Here are a few that came to me at my booth at the Wilson County Fair.  Thanks, y'all!

Nashville Middle tn Photographer | Wilson County Fair Mini Sessions

Wilson County Fair Mini Sessions | August 18-26, 2017

 

   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 20 minutes with me.  Yes, there are so many colors, people, and crazyiness!  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 whomever you want! Each session is for up to 3 people.  Each extra person is $10.  You will get to see a gallery of retouched images, and you'll get to pick 10 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 10 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 Middle Tn Teen Photographer | Sunflower Field Murfreesboro, TN

Blooming Sunflowers

 

   I cannot believe I've missed this for the past couple of years!  Batey Farms in Murfreesboro, tn has the most beautiful sunflowers.  I used to do mini sessions every summer until I had no field anymore.  Hallelujah, now I've found another one!  

       SO thank you to these three for coming out at the last minute, because that's how I roll apparently.  They have grown so much since the last time I photographed them at the Wilson County Fair.  I loved the way they grabbed each other's hands when I asked them to.  Sort of like they are friends as well as siblings.  You weren't pretending about that, right y'all?  haha.  I definitely know how that is with my three.  It was hot as blazes this night, but they did great.  I love when teenagers do exactly as I say without any lip.  Not quite used to it!  Seriously Jillian, Riley, and Grant, these turned out fabulous.  Thanks for helping me out with my picture-taking obsession.

         Anyone who is ever in Murfreesboro, check out Batey Farms.  Not only do they have gobs and gobs of sunflowers, they have fresh picked tomatoes, corn, jams, and even really good peach ice cream.  Lucy and I tried it.  Scroll down to see the pictures, and next year YOU come on out.

 

 

Nashville Middle TN Senior | Brittney

McGavock High School Senior 2017

      I was so thrilled when Brittney showed up  to get her pictures taken.  I didn't know her, but I did know that she just moved here and that she went to my alma mater, McGavock!  Of course, she had NONE of my teachers because, well, I'm old.

     I would describe her as a little edgy, a little pretty, and very sweet.  I think those all those are compliments.  I'm a big believer in being your own person, which Brittney certainly is.  She definitely wasn't afraid of getting in to the water, as you can see from the creek pictures.  We won't mention the slimy bottom of the creekbed...AND we didn't see any snakes.  Definitely a plus.   I can tell she's a also a little adventurous and brave.  My kind of girl. 

     We actually went to Don Fox Park here in Lebanon for our session.  If you know this place, You totally need to walk back to the creek.  I bet half of us have never been there. It's so surprisingly pretty late in the day when the sun is going down.  So glad Brittney mentioned a creek for her senior session.  She makes the scenery that much better, too!  It was an awesome session.

           

   

Nashville Middle tn Teen | Lucy

Lucy's 16

    First off, I know everybody tells you your kids grow up too fast.  People, it's really true.  You don't REALLY think about it until it happens.  I can't believe how fast 16 years have gone by.  As Lucy says, "Mom, it could be way worse." ...this is so true.  I'm very thankful for what a good kid she is.  I just sometimes have to overlook the eye rolling.

    So we tried to go to all of her favorite places for her 16-year-old session. Of course we had to start with Starbucks. Isn't that every teenager's (and 45 year old's) favorite place?  I have to admit I love it, too.  I don't know what the employee's there thought of us with the big camera, but we had a great time acting goofy; trying to be inconspicuous.

     Next stop was downtown Lebanon.  Once again, we were probably in a place that was a little off limits, but hey, we are adventurous.  I always pass the place where the creek is dried up under the bridge and wonder what kind of light is over there.  Now I know thanks to my guinea pig, Lucy.   We did it, and it was all legal, so now I have a new place to take pics!  ;)  We did go to the normal places down there, too.  

         Our last stop was our church.  We literally ran around that place, as you can see from the pic.  What a goofball. That's my L.  Hopefully this year won't go by as fast as the last 16, but I'm thinking that's just not gonna happen.  I'm too proud of who my girl is becoming, and even though it's a little sad, I'm looking forward to knowing where she'll go and who she'll be.

Oh, and here's a link to her favorite drink.

iced caramel macchiato

Middle Tn Senior | Mt. Juliet high School | Wendy

Wendy's a Senior!

     She's ready to graduate. I keep seeing her mom's facebook posts about last prom, last color guard competition, first look at the cap and gown...*whew*

I'm almost there with my girl, but not quite.  I try not to think about it.

But Wendy, what an adventure for you!  I was in marching band, and it gave me some of the best memories.  You'll miss it, but you'll also make new memories, new friends. Your parents can't wait to see what happens next, even though it's bittersweet.  I hope you're excited for this next chapter. Onward!  ;)

Nashville Tn | Tween | Kayla

       The End of Tweendom

 

        What is that?  Tweendom?  It's the ages between about 9 and 13.  You remember.  That time when you were trying to figure out where you fit...getting used to a new you.  it wasn't all that pleasant for all of us, either! Fortunately I have good memories of being a tween. Happy school experiences (mostly), and good friends.  I think I was lucky...like this girl!

        Kayla is on the brink of being a teenager.  12 can sometimes be a difficult age.  Not for her, though.  She's super sweet, confident, and smiles easily.  I hope she'll come back to me for her 13 year old session.  A beginning to the teenage years...whole different ballgame!  ;)

 

         

 

 

 

Did I mention she's into dance?  She's such a cutie.

Did I mention she's into dance?  She's such a cutie.

...And she gets along with her mom.

...And she gets along with her mom.

Thanks, Kayla, for allowing me to document this time in your life.  I think you are doing great with the 'tween' thing!