Session Options

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Holly is an experienced portrait photographer who has been specializing in modern fine art baby and child photography since 2006. 

She photographs babies, children, teens, and their families at outdoor locations, in her clients’ home environments, and in her studio. A shorter mini session or longer signature session are the two options you have to choose from. Scroll down to learn about each type of session. 

An outdoor session with Holly can take place at a local park, downtown areas, or in your backyard. When booking a portrait session with Holly, she will help you choose a location that will be the perfect backdrop for your family’s images. 

Signature Sessions 

Signature Sessions take place at an outdoor location, in Holly’s studio or in your home – in the baby’s nursery, your living room, and/or a bedroom.  Holly uses your furniture; such as a chairs, sofas, and cribs or photographs your children playing on the floor with their favorite toys or books with a simple wall as a backdrop.  Indoor natural light sessions will need to take place near a window or doorway in a sun-lit room. Artificial light can be added to boost the natural light if needed on a cloudy day or in a dimly lit home.  

These sessions are casual, relaxed, and not rushed, so your children will have time to warm up to being photographed. She is often found talking, singing, and playing with the children to create natural smiles and expressions. Holly does not pose children or families, but rather places them in an appropriate place for the image she wants to create. She then captures them naturally often letting them sit or stand as they are comfortable, yielding images that are a true representation of your child and his/her personality. 

Mini Sessions 

Mini sessions are for the family that wants a few updated images of their child(ren) or those that don’t need a longer session. Great for a holiday card image, mommy and me, or to celebrate something new (lost teeth, new big girl haircut, best friends, etc.).  

Holly’s approach is the same with mini sessions, but will produce fewer images due to the time allotted for each session. Mini sessions last 20 minutes and take place outdoors or in Holly’s studio.  Mini newborn sessions in the studio are available as well.  Contact Holly for more information.  A location list will be provided upon booking for outdoor sessions. 

Senior Portrait Sessions 

Holly is also available for senior portrait sessions.  Senior portrait sessions are booked by parents of rising high school seniors who aren’t interested in the traditional senior studio session.  Although they will go to a specific studio (if required) for the yearbook picture – they are looking for something special, creative, and relaxed to celebrate their child’s last year in high school.  A senior session can be booked as a mini or signature session.

Newborn Signature Sessions 

Holly loves newborns! Her newborn sessions take place in your home or in Holly’s studio. Sessions in the studio (with a sleeping baby) are usually best if completed within the first 2 weeks.  Sessions in your home can be done whenever your family is ready.  Holly will photograph your newborn and your immediate family (if requested). 

Please contact Holly during your pregnancy to reserve a possible time frame for your newborn session. A session deposit is needed to reserve a spot on Holly’s calendar. When your baby is born, the exact day and time will be scheduled. You just never know when your baby will arrive!

Actor & Business Headshot Sessions

Holly also conducts headshot photography sessions for child and adult actors, musicians, and business professionals.  

If you would like Holly to photograph your child and/or family, click here to request a session.

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Nashville portrait photographer, Holly Marie Photography