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I'm Dolly — a Nashville based family and branding photographer & a business systems educator for small biz owners who want to be more streamlined. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about business systems!
Katie and Chad are some of my favorite people – I’ve been working with the Herndon family for several years now! It’s such a blessing to see my clients and their families grow every year. Katie, Chad, and their three kiddos welcomed Baby #4 earlier this year! I was so excited when they reached out to set up their Franklin TN newborn portraits at home. As you know, I seriously LOVE lifestyle portraits. There’s nothing like capturing your family, in your home, together. And as a mom myself, I know how much easier it is to have your photos done at home. Especially with a new baby!!
It was great to see all of their sweet kids again for the session. Everyone was super excited about showing off their new sibling. As a photographer, it’s always so fun to watch big siblings step into their new role!! All three of them were ready to snuggle the new baby and we even managed to capture some photos of everyone looking up. Although I wish it was because I was hilarious and making them laugh, it wasn’t. Katie and Chad had The Greatest Showman on the TV behind me. It was a great little trick to get everyone’s eyes up during their portraits with their baby sister! Photographers, did you take note of that one? Add a fun show or music video behind you during a session at home for some extra help getting those eyes up.
At the end of our session, Katie and Chad clapped to celebrate this being their LAST newborn session ever!!! The kids clapped too, which was seriously adorable. I’m SO honored I could celebrate this journey with them. This cozy and dreamy in-home newborn session was definitely the best way to end this chapter of new babies and newborn photos in their lives. Congratulations again to the Herndon family!
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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 how to automate and set up systems of success for your small business through helpful blog posts, templates, and mini-courses. They’re all centered around the mission to show that even Muggles can become automating Wizards because creating systems IS where the magic happens!
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, please email her at email@example.com or fill out her contact form here.