March 11, 2020
I have known Lauren before she was married to Brodrick because we both used to work in higher education together (for different colleges) but would always travel the same circuit at various college fairs. She and I became buddies during travel season and I would always make sure I could chat with her because she made me laugh so much and she also helped me make some wedding dress accessory decisions when I was engaged to my husband (Ty)! *on a side note: yes, I worked in higher education for 7 years when I was building up my photography business…so you all, don’t ever give up on your dreams of going full-time, it takes time but it is worth it*
ANYWAY, I was so excited when she reached out to me so that I could do her maternity announcement photos, for one of my sunflower mini session dates last fall, and now I get to share some of my favorite photos from her newborn and family session welcoming baby Wren! I loved the way she decorated Wren’s nursery (Do you see the nod towards Auburn in the photos? Wren’s dad is a big fan! Also, I loved how Lauren incorporated some hints of mint green, gray and white throughout the room. It added a darling feminine touch for Wren.)
Also, when I photographed this session it was an incredibly rainy and cloudy day which made everything extremely dark and there was not a lot of natural light to utilize. In many situations, some photographers would freak out about this, but not me! I am so grateful for the experts at Paul C. Buff who have helped me become more confident with off-camera flash because I am no longer scared of walking into darker rooms (aka no natural light) and I can still create timeless, radiant and gorgeous images for my clients! (I am a firm believer in continued education as a photographer, so I am always trying to learn so that I can best serve all of my families with consistent images no matter what the weather!) I set up my Paul C. Buff Light by bringing it in the room with me and I pointed the light at the wall opposite of where I was shooting so when the light hit the wall, it bounced off and diffused naturally around the room to create a more naturally lit room (versus me pointed the flash directly at the family and washing them out in light).
I hope you all enjoyed welcoming Baby Wren! If you enjoyed this session please do not forget to share on Facebook and on Pinterest! A huge thank you again to the Thomas family for inviting me into their gorgeous home in Hermitage, TN for these milestone photos!
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DOLLY DELONG IS A WIFE TO A SUPER CUTE COMPUTER NERD, MAMA TO A LITTLE DROOL MACHINE, AND AN ELOPEMENT/INTIMATE WEDDING, FAMILY, AND BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED OUT OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. DOLLY IS AN 80S BABY THROUGH AND THROUGH AND LOVES HER 80S PANDORA MUSIC STATION, WHICH SHE DANCES TO ALMOST ALL THE TIME. WHENEVER SHE HAS A SPARE MOMENT, SHE ENJOYS WATCHING TV (I.E. SURVIVOR), SHE EATS WAY TOO MANY SWEETS AND LISTENS TO PODCASTS WHILE RUNNING OR WALKING. TO WORK WITH DOLLY DELONG PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2020, PLEASE EMAIL HER AT THEDOLLYDELONG@GMAIL.COM OR FILL OUT HER CONTACT FORM HERE
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