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I'm Dolly — a Nashville based family & branding photographer AND a systems + workflow educator (and Podcast Host) for creatives who want to be more streamlined and organized with Systems, Workflows & SOPS to better impact the backend of their businesses. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!
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!
If you are interested in setting up a family photography session please click HERE to speak with Dolly DeLong Photography. Don’t forget to make time for family portraits with your family because time with your little one(s) passes by so quickly!
Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family & personal branding photographer, and also serves as a business systems educator to new creative entrepreneurs (which is a fancy way of saying, she enjoys teaching how to best lay a good foundation for automating your new business). Dolly loves serving families, and business owners with her timeless, radiant photography. She loves capturing the joy and emotion in both digital and film photos.
She also has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Pinterest, email marketing, automation processes, and time management with fellow creative business owners in an encouraging and supportive way through her T.A.S.K.* method (an example of this can be seen in her Pinterest Foundations Mini-Course), through helpful blog posts, and other resources.
Dolly’s faith and love for her family motivate her to help other business owners find the joy and freedom she’s found in running a successful small business.
Whenever she has a spare moment, she enjoys watching TV (i.e. Survivor), eating way too many sweets, and listening to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography LLC, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out her contact form here.
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