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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!
Menton’s beautiful Nashville branding session was so much fun! This beautiful lady works at the School For Science And Math at Vanderbilt University, is a fantastic mom, and runs a super successful watercolor business. Menton shared with me that she started watercolor painting while she was pregnant with her firstborn, her daughter, and it brought her love of art back into their lives. As you can see, it’s clearly a family affair! Now, after a few years, her watercolor work is her side business. Menton owns and operates Hum Designs Paper Shop. And her work is just incredible!!! I loved being able to photograph her at work – and some detailed shots of her completed art. Simply incredible.
Since her business has been so successful, she decided it was the perfect time to invest in some branding portraits to photograph what she does. That’s where I came in! In December, we got together at her home to photograph her session. We started off with her family and some portraits of them together. Then, we moved on to her artwork. She and her daughter showed me what they do to gather before Menton got into her zone. It was important to us to make sure we captured her working, but also with her finished pieces.
You might notice that one of the finished pieces is of a hummingbird. Menton was very close with her grandfather, and he absolutely loved hummingbirds. Shortly after he died, there was a HUGE hummingbird migration where he was (does anyone else get chills with that story?!) and so she decided to name her business Hum Designs Paper Shop as a nod to him. I love that we were able to document that special piece of her story!!
Enjoy a peek into this super fun and unique Nashville branding session for a watercolor artist. I loved every moment of working with Menton and her family – and I hope you enjoy her portraits, too!
P.S. Want to see more of my branding work? Check out my 2021 recap! It was such a fun year!
Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based branding photographer for small business owners and a creative business owner who educates other creative business owners on all things systems + workflows. Dolly loves serving business owners with her bold, elevated, and radiant photography. And, she also loves educating other creative business owners on how to set up systems and workflows that will ultimately help them save time in their business-she does this by producing weekly blog posts and weekly podcast episodes on The Systems & Workflow Magic Podcast.
She has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Dubsado, Email Marketing, and Business Systems with new creative business owners & family photographers in an encouraging and supportive way because she believes that anyone can find joy in automation! Plus BONUS: 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), loves eating way too many sweets, and listens to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography for a branding photography session, fill out her contact form here.
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