Stylized Outdoor Lifestyle Session {spring hill, tn family lifestyle photographer}

Oh, the Lee girls!  They were so fabulous for this shoot!  I like to refer this type of shoot as a "Stylized Outdoor Lifestyle Photo Shoot / Session."  WHY, you ask?  WELL...because it's a lifestyle shoot in the sense that it was about connection and play and love (and not so much about portrait-style posing and forced smiles), but "stylized" in the sense that they had a very purposeful look of vintage-style dresses and flower crowns.  And, really, it all works amazingly well in this divine cotton field, yes?  100%

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At first the younger sister didn't want to have much to do with me and my camera.  She was a little shy - and I had zero problem with that.  No need to force anything!

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But I quickly discovered that she couldn't help but laugh hysterically when she looked at her sister!  Ah ha!  A place to start. :)

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Part of why I love these girls so much is because they are simply beautiful, and they both represent fleeting times in a child's life.  The older one has her grown-up teeth in and it reminded me completely of myself when mine came in - and how many young kids appear when they are small and all their grown-up sized teeth come in.  She was self-conscious, but I only saw one of the first phases of life as it peels away the layers of childhood to reveal, piece-by-piece, the building blocks of adulthood - and how beautiful that looked on her. 

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Her younger sister, still free in the full-on childhood phase, felt safe with her sister and shy with me.  But opened up eventually, because I'm patient like that.  And I have two girls of my own, so I felt an automatic connection, as us mamas tend to do

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Taking care of each other.

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I could tell she also had a level of maturity that her age was bringing to her.

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Ah, ha!  There it was!  I got a little personality thrown my way. :)

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And can we just talk about this unbelievable field for a minute??  And the light!  And the dresses and crowns and beautiful girls!  OMG, the stars aligned for this photo shoot!

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Oh, those eyes. 

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You don't need to see someone's face to capture something special.  Our body language often speaks louder than our words.  I just loved these two little goofballs holding hands!

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Twirling.

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So, I like to think I'm pretty good with kiddos, no matter what their disposition.  I love that she flashed me that giant smile - and without the comfort of her sister nearby!  Totally winning as a photographer, here.

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"So we're running just as fast as we can / Holding on to one another's hand..."
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There it is again! That smile!

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HAHA!  TOTALLY warmed up by now!!

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It was almost impossible to get these girls out of the cotton field.  They were having a BLAST just playing and being together and doing it all in a super cool environment.  Thank you, girls, for simply being you that night!

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Hey, I'm Liza Hippler and I'm a lifestyle and portrait photographer located in Franklin, TN.  I serve the Middle TN and surrounding areas including Brentwood, Nashville and Spring Hill. I would love to talk with you about creating a divine photo shoot for you and your family. For real.