dolly delong photography
Body Balance with Michaela
Here are a few of my favorite images from Michaela's session with me in Nashville, Tennessee. She wanted to feature several of the locations she works at, and she wanted to feature several WHYS behind her business (her husband and her health) (scroll through images to see images)
Meg wears at least 20 hats a day and balances life with grace, joy, and laughter. Meg is a wife, mom, homeschool teacher, a believer, a supporter of adoption, and runs a thriving health-coaching business where she encourages her clients to not only achieve their desired health and wellness goals, but she strives to set an example to her family as well on what it looks like to live a balanced and healthy life. meg is incredible. it was an honor to get a glimpse of a real behind the scenes of what her work life is actually like!
Josh & Callie
Hair & Makeup :: Bridal Beauty by Kathryn Coursey / Florist :: Morna Mae Floral & Design / Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator :: Simply Golden Events/ Rings :: American Jewelry Co. / Gown designer/retailer :: The615Bride Sarah Smith / Invitations :: CloverPaperCo. / Wedding Cake :: Baked In Nashville / Venue :: 14.TENN Nashville / Groom's Tuxedo :: Street Tuxedo / Rentals :: Liberty Party Rentals
"Dolly has gone above and beyond to capture my brand for my business. She’s a great person to bounce ideas off of and she’s got an amazing eye for lighting, detail, and so so good at photographing a specific “vibe.” Love her and I can’t recommend her enough!"
- Michaela G.
"She's a great person to bound ideas off of and she's got an amazing eye for lighting"
"Dolly is so amazing to work with! She posed me in ways that made me feel beautiful and confident (two things I don't always feel!) I usually tend to be pretty awkward in front of the camera but she made it so comfortable and fun! To top that all, the photos are beautiful, she is so talented!!"
- Amanda B.
"dolly is so amazing to work with!"
For me, photography is not a trend, I’m honestly at home with a camera in my hand. Working with small business owners is a joy because I have also experienced the ups and downs of owning a small business. Also, I want to help capture the message and voice behind your brand so that you attract the best clients! 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 business is not your hobby or side hustle, and it needs to be treated professionally and it should have some high quality photos to reflect your business!
For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form. The average small business owner spends about $650 for a 2- hour branding session in Middle Tennessee. Click here for full pricing.
1) HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR A BRANDING SESSION?
I HAVE 3 DIFFERENT PACKAGES TO BEST FIT YOUR SPECIFIC SMALL BUSINESS. TO LOOK OVER MY PRICING, PLEASE CLICK HERE .
2) I NOTICED YOU HAVEN'T DONE A BRANDING SESSION AT A CERTAIN VENUE/LOCATION I'M INTERESTED IN, IS THAT OKAY?
TOTALLY! I FREQUENTLY WORK AT NEW VENUES, AND I HAVE ALL OF THE NECESSARY INSURANCE. I AM ALWAYS UP FOR A NEW LOCATION! I JUST ASK THAT YOU FIND OUT THE RULES OF THAT LOCATION AHEAD OF TIME (AS FAR AS PHOTOGRAPHY GOES, IF THEY REQUIRE A SPECIAL PERMIT, AND IF THERE ARE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES TO SHOOT THERE-IT WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FINAL BILL)
3) DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH ANYTHING BESIDES BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
YES. BESIDES WEDDINGS, I ALSO PHOTOGRAPH FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY AND ELOPEMENTS/INTIMATE WEDDINGS.
4) DO YOU HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE?
5) DO YOU MEET CLIENTS BEFOREHAND?
IT DEPENDS. IF YOU ARE FROM OUT OF TOWN, THEN WE CAN HAVE A SKYPE SESSION OR A VIDEO CALL SO I CAN GET TO KNOW YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS AND WHAT YOUR VISION IS. IF YOU ARE IN TOWN, YOU CAN SIMPLY FILL OUT MY BRANDING QUESTIONNAIRE I WILL SEND OFF TO YOU AFTER YOU BOOK ME, AND THEN WE CAN MEET UP FOR COFFEE TO DISCUSS WHAT YOUR SESSION WILL LOOK LIKE!
6) WILL THERE BE A CONTRACT?
YES. ONCE YOU BOOK ME, I WILL DRAW UP A UNIQUE CONTRACT THAT FITS YOUR SESSION AND I WILL NOT BEGIN PLANNING OUT YOUR SESSION UNTIL YOU A) SIGN YOUR CONTRACT, B) FILL OUT THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND C) PAY THE DEPOSIT FOR YOUR SESSION.
7) WHY IS THERE A DEPOSIT?
GREAT QUESTION! I WANT TO MAKE SURE BOTH PARTIES ARE VALUING THE TIME AND COMMITMENT IT TAKES IN PLANNING A BRANDING SESSION. PLUS I WANT TO WORK WITH SERIOUS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS. I DO NOT TREAT MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS AS A HOBBY, AND I HAVE FULL EXPECTATIONS I WILL BE WORKING WITH ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL. IN ADDITION, I MAY USE PART OF THE DEPOSIT TO PREPAY FOR ANY HAIR AND MAKEUP REQUESTED BY THE BUSINESS OWNER, OR I MAY BOOK A VENUE/EVENT SPACE BASED OFF OF THE WANTS OF THE BRANDING SESSION.
9) DO YOU EDIT ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS? CAN WE HAVE THEM DELIVERED IN RAW FORMAT?
YES, I EDIT ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS, BUT NO I WILL NOT DELIVER THEM IN RAW FORMAT TO ANY CLIENTS. YOU ARE ALSO HIRING ME FOR MY EDITING STYLE AND TRUST THAT I WILL SEND YOU THE BEST-CURATED IMAGES. NOTE: I AM NOT ABLE TO RE-EDIT IMAGES AFTER SENDING THE FINAL GALLERY. IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOSHOP REQUESTS (E.G. A BUILDING EXPLODING AS YOU WALK AWAY), THEY ARE $25 PER PHOTO. I WORK WITH A THIRD-PARTY VENDOR TO HANDLE ANY SPECIAL EDITS.
10) HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU TYPICALLY DELIVER?
BETWEEN 100-150 EDITED IMAGES (BASED OFF OF A 2-HOUR BRANDING SESSION)
11) DO YOU TRAVEL FOR BRANDING SESSIONS?
YES! I AM HAPPY TO TRAVEL FOR YOUR PERSONAL BRANDING SESSION! I ONLY ASK THAT YOU COVER TRAVEL COSTS. IF YOUR BUSINESS IS IN A DIFFERENT STATE, I WOULD LOVE TO CHAT! PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, I HAVE TO PLAN EVERYTHING IN ADVANCE SINCE I ALSO WORK AS A FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER AND AN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER.
12) WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
AT A TYPICAL BRANDING SESSION I HAVE TWO FULL-FRAME CAMERAS ON ME (SOMETIMES THREE), AND I HAVE SEVERAL LENSES I USE DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION. I AM ALSO CONFIDENT USING SUPPLEMENTARY FLASH IN CASE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH NATURAL LIGHT AT THE LOCATION WE ARE SHOOTING AT.
13) HOW SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?
HERE / AND IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD BACK FROM ME FROM MY CONTACT FORM PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: THEDOLLYDELONG@GMAIL.COM
14) WHEN IS FINAL PAYMENT DUE?
THE DAY OF THE SHOOT FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE. I TAKE PAYMENT VIA: CHECK, CASH OR STRIPE (WHICH IS AN ONLINE FORM OF PAYMENT) I NO LONGER ACCEPT VENMO.
My name is Dolly, and I am a fine art wedding, family, and branding photographer who loves to capture the colorful moments of life. I specialize in intimate weddings/elopements, family sessions and personal branding photography. Although I am based in Nashville, I also enjoy traveling near and far to capture your special day. I’m leaning into this wild and wonderful journey God has me on, and along the way, I love partnering with you to capture life’s milestones both big and small.
If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.
thank you! we'll be in touch soon!