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I'm Dolly — a Nashville based milestone family photographer & a systems + workflow educator (and Podcast Host) for creatives who want to be more streamlined and organized with System, Workflows & SOPS. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!

All of my blog posts are written to help the reader find inspiration for your next family session, and "ah-ha moments" + clarity with systems/workflow education, and I even have peppered some of my own personal life in several blogs so you can get to know me! The most important thing is: I want you to walk away with tangible next step resources! Thank you again for being here!

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The Four Different Types of Weddings To Consider When Planning your Big Day   Hello! I hope you are having a great day today! Did last week’s conversation about how to look radiant on your wedding day inspire you to drink more water? I hope so! And I hope you are literally drinking a big […]

A new husband and wife are dancing together in a field in Nashville, TN
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An Update: Here is the official feature From The Nashville Bride Guide: Link HERE https://nashvillebrideguide.com/realweddings/laura-david-music-filled-hidden-creek-farm-wedding/ A Joyful & Music-Filled Wedding at Hidden Creek Farms in Nashville, TN When one of my sweet bridesmaids (Laura) from my own wedding (June 2016) asked me to be her wedding photographer I immediately jumped at the opportunity since this […]

bride and groom are sitting on a floral swing after sharing a first look before their wedding ceremony
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An intimate garden & farm wedding in Music City (Nashville, TN) by Dolly DeLong Photography LLC “I knew I liked him the moment I met him” Katherine’s eyes sparkled as she described her first meeting with Jeff. Amidst the chaos of getting ready on one of the hottest days in Nashville, Katherine cooly shared several […]

A new husband kisses his bride on her forehead as her veil fluffs out in the wind in a garden wedding
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Back in Fall of 2018, I was only supposed to take Elizabeth + Kevin’s engagement photos in Nashville, but after such a fun session with this couple, I was extremely honored that they wanted me to capture their destination wedding in wild and beautiful West Virginia at the white waters rafting resort Adventures on the […]

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A lot of Brides debate whether or not they should do a first look to see their groom before the ceremony, or if they should stick with tradition and see their beloved as they walk down the aisle. Well, Elizabeth decided to do a first look with Kevin at their destination wedding in Lansing, West […]

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I was originally supposed to shoot Kelly and Matthew’s engagement session a month earlier this Spring, but due to a rainy forecast we pushed their engagement session to a late Sunday afternoon in early April (and guess what? It ended up being cold and a bit rainy again, but we made the most of the […]

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A Winter Wedding At The Barn At Sycamore Farms in Nashville, TN by Dolly DeLong Photography Honestly, it was incredibly hard narrowing down “several” photos to share from Hannah + Jake’s Barn at The Beautiful Barn at Sycamore Farm’s wedding for the blog (let’s just say I had to narrow it down from over 1500 […]

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Earlier this January I got to be a part of Hustle and Hearth’s Rippaville Plantation Winter Styled Shoot. It was seriously so much fun, and a great way to meet other photographers! Here were some of my favorites from the day! So if you are looking for some wedding inspiration, please scroll through all these […]

A bride and groom are sharing a kiss in front of an outdoor altar before their wedding in Nashville, TN by Dolly DeLong Photography LLC
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You all, I get to finally share sweet Hannah’s bridal portraits from last Fall! She was the most picture perfect January Winter bride and we actually took these photos in late October of 2018 because I had a feeling that we would run out of time on her actual wedding day (and that it would […]

A bride is taking her bridal portraits in October to feature the gorgeous foliage and she is looking off of her shoulder
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Earlier this fall I was able to organize and participate as a lead photographer in a styled wedding shoot in which the theme of the session was centered around fall, warm, cozy, bold colors, elegant dresses, easy Martha-Stewart themed DIY Wedding projects, and delicious cobbler desserts paired with coffee. All of this inspiration came to me in the […]

A happy bride is eating peach cobbler for her wedding day from a wedding food truck in Nashville
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