Nashville child photographer, Holly Marie is a natural light photographer, so most of her sessions take place outdoors at parks, downtown areas, or in her clients' backyards. 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.
Sessions can take place at an outdoor location or in your home - in your child's room, your living room, hallways, or playroom. Holly uses your furniture; such as a chairs, sofas 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.
Her one hour 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 are for the family that wants a few updated images of their child(ren). Great for a holiday card image, mommy and me, or to celebrate something new (lost teeth, new big girl haircut, best friends, etc.). These sessions are pretty limited time wise and can be more rushed, but I like to offer them for those that feel it's a good fit for their needs. They last 20 minutes and can take place in Holly's studio, outdoors, or in your home (for a fee) within 20 miles of Southeast Franklin. 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 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.
Sessions with up to two adults and two small children can also be done in Holly's studio. In her studio, she keeps it pretty simple and classic, as she feels the pictures should be about the people and expressions rather than the stuff around them. She uses her white studio wall, solid neutral colored backdrops, and wood floors (white, dark brown, and gray). She has kid sized chairs, stools, a small wood box, and light gray loveseat. Her goal in studio sessions is to photograph your child’s different expressions and relationship with their family members, all within a simple timeless backdrop.
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