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I'm Dolly — a Nashville based family photographer and Newborn/Motherhood Photographer.

From maternity photography all the way to family photography, I have been capturing all the seasons of motherhood as a photographer since 2008, and through this blog I get to share some of my most cherished sessions! 

Use this blog as your go-to resource for all things family photography and as inspiration to help you get ready for your perfect family session!

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One Year Portraits and Family Session At Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tennessee   Luke’s One-year portraits and family session at Percy Priest Lake in Nashville are here to share since Luke just celebrated his FIRST birthday this past week! I wanted to share several of my favorites from the Bybee’s session. I was so […]

Family of Three Standing beside a lake in Nashville for family portraits by Dolly DeLong Photography Nashville and Montana Family Photographer
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Nashville Newborn Home Session | Featuring The Wallace Family If you are looking for inspiration for your daughter’s nursery, check out this Nashville Newborn home session by Dolly DeLong Photography which features the themes of the National parks and Gardening! One of my most favorite home sessions by far! This Nashville newborn home session, featuring […]

Family of three with the family dog are getting their family portraits taken in the living room of their home and the living room walls have national parks as decor
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How To Show Graciousness And Professionalism In Photography Sessions Nashville family photographer, Dolly DeLong, shares tips in how to be gracious towards children when serving families in photography sessions Missed out on Tips #1-#9? Read Tip #1 HERE, Tip #2 HERE,  Tip #3 HERE, Tip #4 HERE,  Tip #5 HERE,  tip #6 HERE, tip #7  HERE,  tip #8 HERE , and finally tip […]

Father is holding his infant son during the golden hour of sunset in West Virginia
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What Many Photographers Still Forget In Photography Sessions It is very important to respect everyone’s personal boundaries during a photography session. You sometimes do not know what type of situation you will be walking into, and you want to respect everyone present. Unfortunately, many photographers (especially newer photographers) are socially unaware of how to interact […]

Mother Wearing A White Dress Holding her Baby Daughter in the Air while sitting in a field of flowers
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Golden Hour 6 Month Milestone Portraits by Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Need some inspiration for your little one’s milestone photography session? Check out these charming golden hour 6-month milestone portraits in Belle Meade (Nashville, TN) by Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography I’ve been working with the Dacus family for several years now, so […]

Mom and Dad are holding their 6 month old baby girl and smiling at the camera
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Lavender Field Portraits Earlier this summer, sweet Kinley Rose (who was recently featured for her 6-month portrait session in The Nashville Baby Guide), celebrated her 1 year birthday and her mother (Kaitlin) wanted to commemorate this day by taking her “big” girl to a lavender field for a creative and unique mini portrait session. For […]

Mom holding baby girl in a lavender field in Nashville TN for girls One Year old Portrait Session
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Week 6 is here you all, and this tip is a funny one, or at least I hope it makes you laugh especially if you have a favorite memory about the weirdest bribe you have ever had to use as a hook to get your child’s attention! Before you dive in, don’t forget to catch […]

Nashville Luxury Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography LLC 1 year old portrait session
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It’s Wednesday which means I get to share some tips and secrets to best serving and working with children in family photography sessions! You all, I have been loving sharing these helpful tips with you all for the past several weeks, and I genuinely hope these posts are serving as a great resource guide for […]

Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography LLC Shares her best tips and secrets with working with children
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Nashville family photographer, Dolly DeLong photography, shares her best tips and secrets on how to joyfully work with children for family photography sessions (read below for tip #3) If you missed tip number #1, click HERE to read and catch up! Read tip #2: HERE Tip #3 Bring a loved one with you Bring a […]

Nashville Luxury Family Photographer Spring 2019 Session
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capturing photographs that illustrate your stories: Alana + Gabe’s mommy & me session It’s hard to beat the summer heat sometimes, but despite the heat, it was fun to go outside and capture several mommy & me portraits of this dynamic duo who were visiting from Rhode Island. Getting to help capture Mommy & Me […]

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