Fuji400h Film Spring Blossom Maternity Session at Ravenswood Mansion | Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography • Dolly DeLong Photography

April 22, 2020

Fuji400h Film Spring Blossom Maternity Session at Ravenswood Mansion | Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography

Fuji400h Film Spring Blossom Maternity Session at Ravenswood Mansion

Fuji400h Film Spring Blossom Maternity Session at Ravenswood Mansion

 

Ayreej and Tejas just welcomed their firstborn, Kabir, but before he was born they were wanting some classic and timeless portraits at historic Ravenswood Mansion. We were able to take these portraits before the COVID-19 virus lockdown, and I am so grateful to have gotten to work with such a sweet and tender-hearted couple! I want to share both their backstories and their love story with you to show you how loved their son already is! 

A little backstory of their pregnancy journey AND why how they chose their son’s name:

Ayreej (Dad) and Tejas (Mom) met in India in 2010 in Pune. Tejas was a senior at college and Ayreej was working in Pune.

Tejas moved to Cincinnati to pursue her master’s in information systems in 2013. Ayreej left to work in Dubai around the same time. The couple had a long-distance relationship for around 3 years. When Tejas got her current job in Nashville through a friend and Ayreej joined her in Nashville in 2017 to pursue his master’s in information technology at Lipscomb University (another University in Nashville).

Their son’s name will be Kabir. It is the name of a 15th-century Indian mystic poet whose work transcends religions. Their son has his roots in two very rich and diverse cultures (Tejas is from Maharashtra and Ayreej is from Kerala) and religions(Tejas is Hindu and Ayreej is Muslim) and they feel the name encapsulates it perfectly.

Tejas’ pregnancy has been a little challenging because of needing small emergency surgery in the second trimester and the current coronavirus situation and the uncertainty around it. Their fondest memories are of the blessing in disguise of social distancing. They are able to spend quality and quiet time together before the baby arrives and that has bonded them further as a couple.

They are looking forward to sharing the unique life that they have across continents with their son. Tejas and Ayreej hope and pray that their son appreciates his heritage and honors the best of his American and Indian cultures.

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Fuji400h Film Spring Blossom Maternity Session at Ravenswood Mansion

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Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family, elopement, & branding photographer and a business educator & encourager.  Dolly loves serves families, eloping couples, 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, and time management with fellow business owners in an encouraging and supportive way through Pinterest 1:1 training, 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 thedollydelong@gmail.com or fill out her contact form here.

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