I love coming alongside my clients to capture the small details that happen amid big moments. From elegant weddings filled with music and laughter to snuggling babies that are wrapped in joy and hope. I love celebrating your life’s milestones with bold, warm, and radiant photos that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life. 
Photography has always been an interest of mine, but I had no idea how my life would change when my grandparents gifted me my first REAL camera. My hobby quickly picked up steam, and before I knew it, I booked my first official session. Despite a case of butterflies, I realized that nothing had felt easier my entire life than photographing that first sweet couple. 
When I’m not behind my camera, you can usually find me hiking, reading, napping or scouting out my next donut. I’m married to Ty, the love of my life, and I’m mama to the most adorable baby boy. (Sorry not sorry) My family is my whole heart and the inspiration behind much of my work. Growing up between India and Montana gave me the ability to look into every new experience and find the gifts it has to offer. When I get to work with my clients, I have the honor of bringing my whole heart, and my eye for each moment’s gift. 
For me, photography is not a trend, I’m honestly at home with a camera in my hand. Capturing the brilliance of a couple on their wedding day or the radiance of a family in their sweet season makes me come alive. There are a lot of hobby photographers out there, but with ten years of experience and over 500 hours of professional training, you can rest at ease knowing the caliber of experience you will receive. 
Every part of what I do is intentional to ensure I can take the time to understand your vision and build trust. I believe your life does not happen on accident, and neither should your beautiful photos. Whether we are capturing your wedding or chronicling your families story, every click of my shutter is done so with anticipation and purpose. 
Wedding days fade into memories and kids are consistently changing. Yet the magic of a photograph is the ability to relive that moment. I love spending time with each client, so when their session rolls around, I have a deep understanding of how to capture the inside jokes, the warmth of their handhold, the joy in their love for one another. Creating thoughtful heirlooms that I’m honored to help curate. 
Whether it’s a destination wedding at the ends of the earth or a newborn session in the sanctity of your bedroom, I’ll capture the radiance and intention that lace together every facet of your life. We’ll document the memories that become the foundations and pillars of the vibrant life you are building. 

Hi, I'm Dolly! 

I cannot wait to chat with you about your wedding day or family portraits! If you live in Middle TN, let's grab a cup of coffee (and a donut) and discuss your vision. Please fill out the Contact Me form below so we can start talking (and if you are from out of town, let's set up a day to FaceTime so we can discuss your Big Day!) 

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I am from Big Sky Country

 I grew up in Bozeman, Montana (aka Big Sky Country). I had an adventurous upbringing and because of that I love hiking, exploring, and being outdoors. My love for Montana is deep, and that is why I offer destination wedding packages to Montana because it is a picture-perfect place to get married. 

I am married to my best friend

I am married to the love of my life, Ty, and I love referring to him as my sweet husband bear. We have one of the best how-we-met stories (which I love making Ty share since he is concise and to the point-because I can be a bit...wordy!) 
Also, I cannot wait to have my son get to know Ty (his father) and be just like him! 

I Have been bringing the cheer since 1984

In college, (aka the early 2000s), my sorority voted me as a  "Sunshine Girl" because one of my favorite activities in life is to smile and encourage others (and when I went to college, other people picked up on that highly energetic trait and the vote stuck). I was highly honored, of course, and I always want to live to a standard of being kind & joyful towards other people. 

I am an introvert

I am an introverted-extrovert. I love people BUT I also love being quiet and having lots of alone time to recharge. I especially enjoy lots of quiet time so that I can work more on my photography business either from a local coffee shop OR from my home. A lot of my days are spent emailing clients, booking weddings or family photography events, and building my little business. Now that I have a son, I am learning the magic of time management so that I can spend quality time with him!

I want to honor God with my family

One of my biggest goals in life is to shepherd my son well and to show him the love of God on a daily basis. I am a firm believer that my son is on loan from God (a blessing) so I want to make sure to treat him as a blessing and a gift everyday.
My husband and I are so thrilled we get to be his parents, and we are loving getting to watch him grow and develop into such a cool little human! 

Give Me All the Sugar

I have a major sweet tooth (I am surprised my teeth haven’t rotted and fallen out of my mouth yet). If I could, I would live off of donuts, cookies, and pie. That is why I have created this “What type of Donut are you quiz” so that you too, can start loving donuts, or just think more about donuts like I do.

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