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 children change dramatically from day to day, I can testify how each photo of them 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!
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!)
Click on each gallery for a glimpse into a few of my favorite family photography sessions.
"Dolly captured beautiful images that I will cherish forever. She also was able to capture some of my father's last photos with my son, and I will truly cherish those in my memories. Thank you Dolly!"
"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)."
"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. 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!"
This is the initial get-to-know-you process where you fill out my contact form, you let me know what type of family photography service you are wanting (maternity, family, or newborn session) and then we begin the process of figuring out which package is best for you!
After your initial contact form has been processed, we will discuss which package is the best fit for you and your family's milestone portraits.
I'll send over a contract with two dates (a backup date in the event of a rain day), I will also send a free gift to help you style your family session!
This is when we get to plan out your family session with your loved ones! I will be sending you a free family style guide for best inspiration for how to dress for these timeless, radiant, and milestone portraits! If you are needing a professional stylist, I have an amazing Stylist in Nashville I work with so I will pass along her info to you!
It's time to take your family portraits! Whether we are capturing a newborn session, a maternity session, or a traditional family portrait session I will be sure to send over a "check-list" of items to pack (or have on hand at home) so that the little ones will have a fun experience!
Also, if you decide on a package which includes a Hair and Makeup Artist, we will arrange a time for them to do your hair and makeup at least 2 hours before the session!
After your session, I will send over a small sneak peek and will work on editing your gallery. The editing process takes up to 3 weeks since I tend to book out 1-2 months in advance. I have a system & workflow down for my family photography client's and I want to ensure that everyone receives their portraits in a timely (and realistic) manner.
If you are ready to work with me, please fill out the contact form below so that we can start planning your legacy family portraits!
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 $480.
I offer three different packages and you can check them out as soon as you fill out my contact form to start the inquiry process! If you are more interested in a mini-session you can click HERE.