#seniors

Nashville TN Photographer | The Empowering Project

Senior Week—-Devin

Y’all, it’s the first full week of school Shout out to all the seniors for making it this far! Keep your head up, make good grades, work hard, and be kind. Iddy and Oscar’s and my Empowering Project is going strong. What is your advice to empower your younger self? Go to the 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 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 Devin, a senior at Lebanon High School. This one has a special place in my heart because I taught her in the first grade. Her little face looks exactly the same. :) I can’t believe she is this old. I can’t wait to see what her future holds. We asked Devin what advice she would give to her younger self to empower her, and she said, “I would tell my younger self to always be confident. Get out and enjoy high school. Don’t care what anyone else thinks. Join thing, get involved, dress up for the pep rallies!”

Devin also said that the woman in her life who empowered her the most is Joy Pine! Our sweet friend from Iddy and Oscar’s. I would totally agree, Devin. Also her friend, Meghan. Here’s what she had to say, “I think the first female that has inspired me was Joy Enzfelder. When I was younger my mother and I would talk about Joy's journey thru her mission work and Miracle Power. She inspired me at that point in my life to see the world in a different view and I knew that I wanted to be able to make a difference in some way, somehow. I ended up collecting change for a change and Joy was able to purchase a goat at Miracle Power. Today, I still hope that this had a great impact in some child’s life. Without Joy being an inspiration, I'm not quite sure that I would have some of the aspirations that I do. That brings me to Meghan, the woman who as of today probably has made the biggest impact of my life. I met Meghan through my mom when they worked in the hospital together. From the first day I met Meghan she caught my attention with her kindness toward others, the way she views things in a positive ways, her love for the Lord, the medical mission work she does, her fearless heart, courage and ambition to fulfill a dream to work at St. Judes to work with children. I can totally see myself walking in her shoes and she is someone that I inspire to be like.” Devin will be great at anything she chooses to do. Let her give you some kind words when you see her at school.

Nashville TN Photographer | The Empowering Project

Senior Week—-Allison

Like it or not, all the school is happening! If you’re a senior be sure to make this your best year yet. You’re about to go on to your future! Iddy and Oscar’s and my Empowering Project is going strong. What is your advice to empower your younger self? Go to the 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 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 Allison! She is one of the most free, confident girls I know. We asked her what she would say to her younger self to empower her, and she said, “I would tell her to wear anything she wants, go to anything she wants, don’t care what anyone else thinks. Make all the noise, sing all the songs, dance in public because life is too short!! The inner you is just as good as the outer you. Shine! Show everyone else how good you are.” I need this advice. All the people need this advice. Way to go, Allison. I love it!

We also asked Allison who has empowered her over her lifetime. This is what she said, “I love this, as a strong believer in women empowerment myself! My grandmother! She taught me not to care what anyone thinks about me, how to always take advantage of any dress up opportunity, my manners, how to make a cheesecake, never go anywhere empty handed, how to charm and make people laugh. she taught me it’s always okay to be the only one dancing or singing as long are you are having fun. She is the one that has made me the hippie child i am today. She has incredible strength and charisma to show me to take on the world one step at a time. I would love to be able to show young girls how to show the world that they are here to make a difference! Every girl has a fire inside them that needs to kindled to glow! I want show every girl she is beautifully made inside and out! I love to work with young girls to empower them and break them out of their shells and let them know it’s okay to be their true self.” Wow! That is all I have to say about that. If you see Allison in the halls at Oakland High School, she’ll give you a smile and some encouraging words. So proud of this girl for letting her light shine.

Nashville TN Photographer | The Empowering Project

Senior Week—Angelica

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 Angelica, a senior at Lebanon High School. We asked her what advice she would give to her younger self to empower her, and she said, “Get out of your bubble! Get involved, and make more friends. High school goes by super fast.” Great advice. Angelica is into gymnastics, and her gymnastics coach has empowered her along the way by teaching her life lessons along with gym skills. She hopes to one day become a role model for the kids she coaches. Keep it up, sweet girl!

Nashville TN Photographer | The Empowering Project

Senior Week—-Joseleen

It’s Friday! You made it through the first two days. 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 by @quicktansunless, Quick Wash Laundry here in Lebanon was gracious enough to let us have a session in their laundromat.

Meet Joseleen! We interviewed her and asked her to give some advice to her younger self. She said “You’re smarter than you think.” That’s such good advice looking back on your high school years. Take that advice now, Joseleen, and be confident in your senior year! You ARE smarter than you may think.

Joseleen also says her mom has made the biggest impact on her. “I truly believe my mom has made the ultimate impact in the way I am today. She has shown me to be proud of who I am no matter what others might think. She’s taught me to have my own opinions and to never let myself be disrespected. I hope that I can pay it forward by empowering my friends and those who need to hear just how powerful their voices are.” I love that these words can also help others. You’ll see her this year in the halls at Lebanon High School, so stop and talk. It’s so important to be kind and do your best to empower others.

Nashville TN Photographer | The Empowering Project

Senior Week—Sarah

It’s the first day of school, Y’all!!! 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 by @quicktansunless, Quick Wash Laundry here in Lebanon was gracious enough to let us have a session in their laundromat.

Meet Sarah! She is a senior at Wilson Central High School. Her advice to her younger self (to empower her and you!) is to be confident. That’s so important now, girls. Be confident to stand up for what you believe in, so you can also empower others. Sarah says her mom has made the biggest impact on her life. She is always there for others, and Sarah will pass down that trait to her future kids. Sarah, I hope your senior year is awesome and that you have the confidence to make it fun, rewarding, and everything you need it to be! #theempoweringproject

Check out Iddy and Oscar’s HERE

Nashville TN Photographer | The Empowering Project

Senior Week—-Aniston

“God has a plan for you, and he will lead you wherever he wants you to go.” This is Aniston’s advice to her younger self. No matter how bumpy the road is, it will smooth out. Have faith. I love this.

Aniston is a senior at Lebanon High School. The person who has empowered her is her mom. through the hard times, she has been the glue that has held their family together. Aniston says her mom is super caring and is sort of a hippie! :) She wants to make her mom proud by “bettering myself and making myself one with god more. I hope to be as strong and courageous as my mother is.” Her mom is lucky to have her as a daughter. Sweet Aniston! I hope your senior year is the best yet.

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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.

Go to the link HERE

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

Nashville TN Photographer | The Empowering Project

It’s Senior Week and We Want to Empower You!

Seriously. Iddy and Oscar’s and I have paired again for The Empowering Project! Keep reading for a chance to win some awesome prizes, and learn about our project to empower girls and women just like yourself.

We are kicking off “back to School” week with our empowering project to remind you that you are enough! We photographed and interviewed 7 high school seniors to empower you with words of advice. The question they answered is “If you could tell your younger self one thing to empower her, what would it be?” Stay tuned on Instagram and see the answers on our stories this week. @heathergraviss.photography Also @iddyandoscars. I hope their words stick with you, and help you to reflect on what you can do to empower yourself and others.

NOW for the prizes! Do you want to win a Senior Mini Session from Heather Graviss Photography or a Volcano scented bath bomb and hand wash from Iddy and Oscar’s? I know you do. follow us on Instagram, reply to, and share our posts. Then go to this link to share your empowering words and enter our contest: Click Here!!!

The link to Iddy and Oscar’s Give Back Boutique is HERE .

We decided to take our seniors to Quick Wash Laundry in Lebanon, tn for this session, and I’m so glad we did! So fun! I’ve always wanted to do a Laundromat shoot. We also stopped by the Mural, Let Love Fly, outside of Iddy and Oscar’s, painted by Abby Head. Hair and makeup done by the girls, and spray tans by @quicktansunless. Thanks, girl! They look awesome.

Please, please don’t forget to enter to win!

Nashville Photographer | Castle Heights Lebanon, TN

Graduate

Meet Jade. Class of 2019. So excited for her! I can’t believe it’s time already. This sweet girl had her cap and gown pictures done at The Mitchell House on Castle Heights campus during my cap and gown minis. We always have a great time. I’m glad she came, and I can’t say enough how important it is to get these pictures done at a time when it’s not so crazy! Graduation day is exciting and hectic, and sometimes it’s even hard to find your grad! She’s planning on getting her degree to be an investigative crime scene superhero (I’m sure that’s not the correct term, but it sounds fun and important). You’re going to do great, Jade! We’ll do this again when you graduate from college! :)

Lebanon, TN Photographer | Cap and Gown Mini Sessions

You’re Graduating!

Seniors, what a fun, exciting, and busy time. This is last minute because that’s how I roll. Some of you just got that cap and gown. It’s getting real. Your graduation day is going to be busy, so I’m offering special cap and gown mini sessions beforehand. You need to get these pictures anyway, and it’s so nice to get professional pictures before the rush of the day.

Just meet me Saturday, and we’ll take a few pictures. It won’t take long. You’ll get 3 digital files that you can print up to 8x10. Easy and done. Your parents won’t have to stress about it. Cost is $50. That’s it. When you book, I’ll get you the time and place information. Class of 2019!!!

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

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 | 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 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 | 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 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!

 

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!