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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

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

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

Missed out on Tips #1-#8? Read Tip #1 HERE, Tip #2 HERE,  Tip #3 HERE, Tip #4 HERE,  Tip #5 HERE,  tip #6 HERE, tip #7  HERE, and tip #8 HERE (great, now you are all caught up!) Tip #9: Respect Personal Boundaries A rule of thumb I use is to always ask permission before I touch or move a […]

Education, Family

September 5, 2019

Respectfulness and boundaries in all photography sessions is valuable: Tip #9 from Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography

I’ve been working with the Dacus family for several years now, so I was absolutely thrilled to take their sweet baby girl’s six-month milestone photos. Little Collins has changed so much since I shot her newborn session! This precious little girl has two older brothers and was a very welcome addition to her family. Megan, […]


September 2, 2019

Golden Hour Six-Month-Old Milestone Portraits in Belle Meade || Nashville Family Photography

Missed out on Tips #1-#7? Read Tip #1 HERE, Tip #2 HERE,  Tip #3 HERE, Tip #4 HERE,  Tip #5 HERE,  tip #6 HERE, and finally tip #7 HERE (great, now you are all caught up!) Tip #8: Communicate With Your Children Early On About Photography Sessions Start communicating this with your little ones to get them mentally prepared and […]

Education, Family

August 27, 2019

How Communicating With Your Children Can Go A Long Way for a Successful Family Photography Session // Tip #8 from Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of getting to photograph The Sanders family in their gorgeous home. Angie (mom) decided to go with one of my experience packages and Shani Gailbreath of Perfect Day Beauty came to help do Angie’s hair and makeup so that she felt both confident and ready for her […]


August 26, 2019

A Fresh and Radiant Pottery Barn Kids Nursery Newborn and Family Session || Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography

Week 7’s tip is all about giving yourself grace with your family photography session. Mama, you need grace, your spouse needs grace, and your children most definitely need grace before, during and after the session! Before you dive in, don’t forget to catch up on weeks 1-6 below! Missed out on Tips #1-#5? Read Tip #1 […]

Education, Family

August 21, 2019

How To Give Yourself Grace for a Family Photography Session: Secrets & Tips from a Family Photographer (Tip #7)

Lavender Field Portraits Earlier this summer, sweet Kinley Rose (who was recently featured for her 6-month portrait session in The Nashville Baby Guide), celebrated her 1 year birthday and her mother (Kaitlin) wanted to commemorate this day by taking her “big” girl to a lavender field for a creative and unique mini portrait session. For […]


August 19, 2019

Creative 1-year-old milestone portraits in Lavender Fields || Nashville Family Photography