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Capturing joyful & radiant images of your family to be treasured for generations.

Nashville
Family
Photographer

Dolly DeLong Photography

Hello, I'm Dolly and I am passionate about connecting with families to capture the magic of the season they are in. Preserving it in photos that can be treasured for years to come. Watching my own son change dramatically from day to day, I can testify how each photo of him holds precious memories. 

Let's perfectly capture your little ones smile, the big family bear hugs, the Dad jokes, and the felicity in purely being together as a family. 

There is something just so irresistible about an old family photo album. The pages filled with photos from across time. Each photo brimming with inside jokes, stories shared at the dinner table, the family car trip where someone accidentally got left behind. All of it and more comes flooding back when you look back on family photos. 

Every family deserves the luxury of quality family photos. And I would be so honored to get to work with you and your family! 


Photographer, wife, boy mom & hufflepuff

Meet your favorite family photographer

FEELING CONFIDENT & ENJOYING YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SESSION

FEELING RELAXED & EASILY FOLLOWING DOLLY’S DIRECTIONS

EXCITEDLY BOOKING YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SESSION MONTHS IN ADVANCE

RUSHED, FRAZZLED FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

FEELING AWKWARD & UNCOMFORTABLE POSING FOR PHOTOS

PUTTING OFF HAVING FAMILY PHOTOS TAKEN

To...

Go from

PRAYING FOR ONE PHOTO OF THE WHOLE FAMILY SMILING

LOVING YOUR ENTIRE GALLERY

I am so excited to offer this brand new package. Not only does it include everything listed in The Classic, but we’ll double the shooting time. Which means a little more time for play, grab a couple of pics of mom and dad on their own, and whatever else your heart desires. 

And to all my mamas out there, here is the best part…one hour before our scheduled session, I’ll have a hair and makeup artist come to get you ready for our session together.

That's right mom! No more running a curler through your hair and praying it holds up and no more doing your make up in the car because you ran out of time while trying to get everyone else ready. Included in this package is a professional who will come attend to you and lavish the same care on you that you continuously pour out on everyone else.

We moms know we don't need much to feel our best, but when we have it, it goes a LONG way. And that, is Delightful!

delightful package

The Classic package has everything you need to capture your beautiful family with radiant photos.

I’ll work with you to schedule a 45 minute session at the perfect location to fit your family.

Whether at a park, in your home, or maybe your families favorite spot, we’ll have a lot of fun and make some new memories in the process.

classic package

the 3 collections

Just when you thought The Delightful Package, couldn't get any better, I decided to take it a step further and include a timeless keepsake piece for mom and dad (the family unit) to cherish as a memory from these milestone portraits!

We’ll have a relaxing two hours together to take photos of your loved ones, AND the comfort of a hair and makeup stylist to help mom get ready for the shoot. In addition to this, I will also include an heirloom photo album for your family to display in your living room from your session!

In a world that is increasingly becoming more digital, it can be too easy to leave your beautiful photos on your hard drive until you “have time” to get them printed. So I love gifting this to families as a thank-you gift! You will receive a 20 page linen album to cherish as a family for years to come! 

cherish package

Family features & publications

— The Benjamin Family

“DOLLY CAPTURED BEAUTIFUL IMAGES THAT I WILL CHERISH FOREVER!”

For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form. I accept a very limited number of family sessions each month and sessions begin at $367.

because they will not be little forever

investment

For some of you, the idea of hiring hair and makeup for yourself for your photography experience seems a little extravagant...it's not. 

As a mom, I know all too well the time, effort, planning, troubleshooting and fire extinguishing that goes into everyday life...let alone family pictures.  I've seen many family session where everyone is polished, happy, and ready to roll. Then I look up and see mom scrambling to slap on some makeup and desperately trying to fix her hair in the visor mirror. 

Imagine being able to nurse your little one while your hair is being gently styled. Or letting Dad run point on the kids in the comfort of your own home, while someone is attending to you. What if you could show up to family photos relaxed, confident, and beaming? Not just "managing". 

This is why I want to serve mamas with the extra convenience of bringing hair and makeup. It's okay for someone to tend to you for a few minutes with the same love and intention you lavish on your family. 

Lady, you are already gorgeous, but I want to indulge you with a little self-care. I want to insure that you are just as excited about being in family photos, not just having family photos. While we're taking family photos, let's create an experience that everyone can delight in (*ahem, that includes you too!) 

what you need is less stress about family photos & more joy about the family photography experience

Hey Mama, Can We Chat For a Minute?

"Her package that includes hair and makeup is a lifesaver and made me feel so much more confident in our photos (even 1 week postpartum)"

"Dolly was amazing to work with, so understanding and great with kids. The photos turned out beautiful! Her package that includes hair and makeup is a lifesaver and made me feel so much more confident in our photos (even 1 week postpartum)."-The Sanders Family (Nashville, TN)

"Where you spend your money is definitely an investment. WELL.. I am SO glad I went with Dolly for SO many reasons."

"Dolly is amazing! Dolly captured our baby's 6 month family photos. I'm a first time, pandemic mom that errs on the anxious side of making decisions and trusting folks! Where you spend your money is definitely an investment. WELL.. I am SO glad I went with Dolly for SO many reasons. Dolly answered all my emails, all my phone calls... and gave the best advice on what to wear. I am so so happy with how the pictures turned out. Dolly was wonderful leading up to the event, so flexible, and so responsive. On the day, she was so safe (COVID) and so thoughtful of us as a family. " -Ashley & Ashler (Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN)

"I used to feel very uncomfortable having my picture taken, but Dolly makes each session so genuinely FUN that the smiles come naturally."

"Dolly is a fantastic photographer and wonderful to work with. I've been trusting her with our family photos for years now, and I never walk away disappointed. She is always so open to trying new things, and embraces the crazy that can come with photographing kids and pets. I used to feel very uncomfortable having my picture taken, but Dolly makes each session so genuinely FUN that the smiles come naturally. I can't recommend her highly enough!"-The Farmer Family Nashville, TN

"This experience was amazing! Dolly is so kind, professional, and a truly gifted photographer."

"This experience was amazing! Dolly is so kind, professional, and a truly gifted photographer. We travel to a new state each year for family photography and we have used quite a few photographers but they don't compare to Dolly. We picked a package that included hair and makeup which made this process even easier. Don't spend any more time looking for a photographer! You will love Dolly and the beautiful work she produces."-The Waddell Family (Florida) 

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