Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Families and Couples | Promise Manor in Lynchburg, TN | By Nashville Family Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography

Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Families and Couples in 2020

Very recently I had the honor of getting featured by the Nashville Baby Guide for my Intergenerational Valentine’s Shoot at The Promise Manor in Lynchburg, Tennessee. To read about the feature, please click HERE.

In this shoot, I  wanted to showcase the beauty and importance of love throughout your lifetime, highlighted by the gorgeous Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue.

The models ranged from a couple who have been married for over 60 years to a pair of newlyweds and some sweet mother-daughter pairs. Our older couple taught us about how to celebrate love later in life, while our newlyweds explored how to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a budget. The moms and daughters showed us how to make Valentine’s Day meaningful outside of a romantic context. There are so many ways to celebrate love!

I shot using film and digital to capture the timeless, radiant, and joyful elements that define my photographs. In addition to artfully posing our models throughout the beautiful manor, I wanted to highlight their own personal love stories. Our mother-daughter couples even enjoyed a sweet tea party and some craft time! Our joyful styled shoot demonstrates the importance of celebrating Valentine’s Day with everyone you love!

The Promise Manor was a perfect location for this shoot. The historic home is owned by a sweet couple who fell in love, got married, and nurtured their dream of one day owning their own wedding venue. The Promise Manor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and I love how the history of the home reflects the eternal nature of love.

To read the past three blogs which highlight the different couples I got to work with, check them out here:




Just in case you missed the other blog posts, here are several of my favorite images from working at The Promise Manor


I hope that you find inspiration in this blog post as you gear up to celebrate Valentine’s day with your loved ones this Friday! Thank you for following along, and please share your favorite images to Facebook or Pinterest! Have a wonderful week!

Meet Your Friendly Nashville Family Photographer

a dad mom and toddler son are all smiling at eachother at a lavender farm by Erin Fox photography in Nashville

Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family & personal branding photographer, and also serves as a business systems educator to new creative entrepreneurs (which is a fancy way of saying, she enjoys teaching how to best lay a good foundation for automating your new business).  Dolly loves serving families, and business owners with her timeless, radiant photography.  She loves capturing the joy and emotion in both digital and film photos.

She also has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Pinterest, email marketing, automation processes, and time management with fellow creative business owners in an encouraging and supportive way through her T.A.S.K.* method (an example of this can be seen in her Pinterest Foundations Mini-Course), through helpful blog posts, and other resources. 

Dolly’s faith and love for her family motivate her to help other business owners find the joy and freedom she’s found in running a successful small business.

Whenever she has a spare moment, she enjoys watching TV (i.e. Survivor), eating way too many sweets, and listening to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography LLC, please email her at or fill out her contact form here.

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