Capturing joyful & radiant images of your family to be treasured for generations (but in bite-sized photo session moments) 

Note: to book your specific & preferred mini-session date, please follow the prompts throughout this page!

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

Nashville Mini Sessions

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What You Need Is Less Stress About Family Photos & More Joy About The Family Photography Experience!
Sound good?

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 sons 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 in a mini-session in Middle Tennessee!

Meet your favorite nashville family photographer & fellow hufflepuff!

Rasamison Family

"Our experience with Dolly was wonderful!!! The pictures we got were amazing, we are so happy with how they turned out! They are light and airy and beautiful! Dolly truly does amazing work!! She really is the kindest and was so understanding when I had to move my mini-session date. We are so thankful to have met her!!"

Thomas Family

"Dolly was great to work with. We did a mini session with 2 small children and it was the perfect amount of time. The shots she was able to capture went above and beyond, she even welcomed our fur baby into the session! If you are looking for a photographer in/ around Nashville, we would highly recommend Dolly!"

Knapp Family

"We have used Dolly 3 times in the last year to capture our family. She does a fantastic job, is very affordable, delivers the photos quickly, and has a sweet, kind spirit! We will continue to use Dolly for all of our family photo needs!"

Kind words from past mini-session clients


You simply start by picking out a date which will work for you and your family/loved ones. Dates are normally announced in the beginning of the year (I try to host between 5-6 mini-session weekends per year) so that families can have different seasons to pick from!

Step 1: 


After you have chosen a date (based on the selection given), click on the date to be taken to a reservation form. Here, you will fill out a contact form, pay your mini-session fee, and then sign a contract (This reserves your spot). Note: there is a backup date in the event of a rain day-just in case the particular mini session is outdoors! Otherwise, if it's a studio session it will happen rain or shine!

Step 2: 


I ask that families honor the min-session experience and not sign up for one if they want an extended family session (this means that mini-sessions are intended for 1 family unit). If, however, you are wanting an extended family session featuring more people, you can sign up for a full session!

Step 3: 


It's time to take your family portraits at the mini-session! I have created the mini-session experience to be 15 minutes in length (which is plenty of time for me to capture the essential photos you want of your little ones)! I ask families to be at their mini-session at least 10 minutes before their allotted time so that there is no rushing and stress! Remember, this is a fun process!

Step 4: 


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.  You will receive 10 edited images with option to upgrade to the full gallery.

Step 5: 


If you are ready to work with me, please fill select which date works for you (below) and follow the steps in order to ensure you get to reserve the specific date + time slot you want! 
I am so excited to get to serve you and your loved ones!

Step 6: 

About the mini-session experience

-Every year I host 7-8 different mini-sessions 

-Spring 2023: Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 @ the Nashville Greenhouse (click here to reserve) 

-Motherhood Floral Portraits (3 dates: March 25th, March 28th & April 22nd) click here to reserve

-Summer 2023: Christmas in JULY (Santa Minis) (July 22nd) 

-Fall 2023: 

-Saturday September 23rd, 2023 @ The Nashville Ag Center (book HERE)

-Saturday, September 30th, 2023 @ Harlinsdale Farms in Franklin (book HERE)

October 14th, 2023 (morning) CHRISTMAS TREE MINIS book HERE

October 14th, 2023 (@ Ravenswood Mansion) BOOKED OUT

November 4th, 2023 Pumpkin MINIS @ EastNashville Greenhouse HERE to book

-Christmas Tree Farm Minis: October 22nd, 2023 click here (BOOKED OUT)

-Winter 2023: 
🎅🏻 November 4th Christmas Studio Minis @ Vow Collective: click HERE
🎅🏻 December 3rd Santa Minis @ Vow Collective: click here

-Cost: $350-375 (depending on location) + Tax

-10 images

-15 minutes

-Delivered within 3 weeks of session on an online gallery where client can determine which pictures they want or there will be a full gallery option as well.

-In order to reserve a spot, client must sign the contract + pay for the mini-session in full to reserve the session.

-MOST sessions may come with a rain backup date which I will communicate on in the contract!


The Nashville Mini-Session Experience
With Dolly DeLong Photography

get on my 2023 waitlist for minis

Mini Sessions Are $350-$375  depending on locations + (TAX) in Middle Tennessee. They include 10 images and are 15-20 minutes in length. 

They take place 7-8 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter)

I try to make it as easy as possible for families + couples to book mini-sessions.
The only thing you need to do is select the date you want to book! 
2023 minis are now open

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Let's plan out a fun & joyful family mini-session.

Book your mini-session today!