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The Benjamin Family (Scott + Catherine + baby Mason) celebrated the beginning of their Fall break with some family portraits with Catherine’s parents before leaving for a mini-vacation to Gatlinburg earlier this month. It was my first time getting to meet Mason too because the last time I saw Catherine + Scott was for their […]

Family, Portraits

October 14, 2019

Fall Family Portraits and Grandparent Portraits At The Nashville Agricultural Center with Dolly DeLong Photography

Today I am sharing my top 6 tips to helping you plan a stress-free wedding! For many of you, it may be your first time planning your wedding and you have no idea what to expect (and that’s okay). Here are some tips to consider when looking at the overall picture of your big day! […]

Education, Wedding

October 10, 2019

6 Tips To Help Plan A Stress-Free Wedding by Nashville Wedding Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography

The Riser family celebrated their sweet Ruthie’s One Year by getting her portraits taken at Ravenswood Mansion in Brentwood, TN. Here are a few of my favorites from their family session! INTERESTED IN HAVING A RADIANT AND JOYFUL PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE THAT WOULD BEST CAPTURE AND ILLUSTRATE YOUR FAMILIES UNIQUE STORY?  I WOULD LOVE TO WORK […]


October 7, 2019

Sunny & Southern One Year Portraits at Ravenswood Mansion in Nashville, TN || Dolly DeLong Photography

If you are looking to help save time on your actual wedding day timeline, one of the best ways to ensure that your timeline is even more efficient is by setting a day aside with your wedding photographer to specifically take your bridal portraits. This helps you in several big ways. First, many brides do […]

Education, Wedding

October 2, 2019

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Bridal Portraits Before Your Wedding Day || Nashville Wedding Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography

Nashville health coach, Megan Holland, highlights her health coaching business and lets Dolly DeLong Photography take a look behind the scenes of her life for a real and raw branding session to highlight the realness of what it really looks like to run a full-time business as a wife, mother, and teacher. Meg wears at […]


September 30, 2019

Nashville Health Coach Meg Holland’s Branding Session with Dolly DeLong Photography

This week, I will be sharing some helpful insights on how best to craft a wedding timeline based off of your decision if you want to do a first look or do a more traditional first look when you walk down the aisle. I am going to share four different types of wedding timelines that […]

Education, Wedding

September 25, 2019

How To Create A Wedding Timeline | by Nashville Wedding Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography

So I have been eyeing the Stardust Couture Dress for several months now and when the opportunity came to photograph two gorgeous models in this dress, I immediately booked Kathryn Coursey to be the hair and makeup artist for this session, and we photographed two back to back sessions to feature Stardust in two different […]


September 23, 2019

Stardust Couture Sunrise & Sunset Portrait Session in Nashville, TN | Dolly DeLong Photography

That moment the Bride and Groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day is magical. And this is true whether the couple chooses to wait until the bride walks down the aisle or chooses to do a “first look” prior to the ceremony. However, in this blog post, I will be […]

Education, Wedding

September 18, 2019

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider A First Look When Crafting Your Wedding Timeline | Dolly DeLong Photography

This Nashville newborn home session, featuring the Wallace family, had all the perfect ingredients to make this session picture-perfect: Obviously a perfect baby girl A curious and shy dog (aka the firstborn of the family) A modern and smartly decorated house featuring hints of The National Parks and Gardening Music City Prints to highlight Nashville […]


September 16, 2019

Newborn Home Session Featuring The National Parks and Gardening in Nashville, TN

Missed out on Tips #1-#9? Read Tip #1 HERE, Tip #2 HERE,  Tip #3 HERE, Tip #4 HERE,  Tip #5 HERE,  tip #6 HERE, tip #7  HERE,  tip #8 HERE , and finally tip #9 HERE (great, now you are all caught up!) Tip #10 is super long, but it is an important point for us all as photographers to remember, so please […]

Education, Family

September 11, 2019

The importance of showing graciousness and professionalism in family photography sessions by Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography