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Farm Style Family Shoot {Franklin, TN Lifestyle Photographer}

Shannon is an amazing mama of two kiddos who attend one of the schools I photograph, so that’s how we met! Her husband is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (who just won the World Series last year!!) and they only had a little time left until he went back up north to start the next season. So, I’d say our session was rushed a little more than usual, but you can’t tell at all!

Plus, with a lifestyle session, it’s really all about just showing up as you are that day. I don’t ask the kids to be in any kind of special mood or to smile. I don’t even mind if they cling to one parent the whole time. We play and snuggle and have a lot of fun, so it didn’t matter if there were only a few days to prepare!

I met them first at their home and they could not have been kinder or more welcoming. Since we’d be shooting in February, we were scoping out the home as our potential shooting spot because who knows what the crazy TN weather will throw our way, and we couldn’t wait until it got warmer. Ultimately, they wanted outside and it looked like the weather would hold up that weekend, so they had about 3 days to prep and get their wardrobe ready! She actually didn’t even text me, just showed up and everyone looked great! Perfect colors for the light and the season!

The kiddos got cold pretty quickly, so the little boy would get wrapped in his sister’s jacket and I gave the sister the blanket I usually bring on family lifestyle shoots, and she’d wrap up in that as we walked from spot to spot. It made shooting just a little more difficult in that they didn’t want everyone all bundled up in each photo, so we’d bundle up and then throw everything off and then bundle again and walk!

They also had their amazing dog, Nala, YES SHE IS NAMED AFTER THE LION KING, how amazing, and she was just perfect!

What really made this winter session work so well was that they’re such a close family. They’re full of love, and so quick to move toward affection, it made things so easy. They’re playful and silly and it came out in their photos.

Thank you, Shannon and family, for being one of my amazing families!

family poses by barn
mom and daughter hug in field
black and white image of mom and daughter
mom in maroon dress hugs young daughter
young daughter whispers in mom's ear black and white
dad and toddler sun look off with barn in background
dad holds young son in his arms in a field
toddler son snuggles over dad's shoulder black and white
dad holds toddler son with blue sky in the background
dad walks down dirt path with toddler son in blue plaid
family laughs together by large pond with barn in the background
blonde girl smiles for the camera in full sun
blonde mom in maroon dress carries toddler boy in blue plaid
black and white of toddler boy snuggling on mom's arm
young blonde brother and sister snuggle under mexican blanket
black and white of young siblings snuggling under blanket outside being silly
siblings popping out of mexican blanket outside
young brother and sister being goofballs with blanket in the grass
family walks along dirt path black and white
barn setting with family walking downhill
black and white image of family walking
loving family snuggles and smooches outside
daddy tosses daughter up into the air
daddy smooches young daughter in beautiful light by the lake
dad tosses toddler son into the air with the sunset in the back
toddler boy gets tossed high into the air by his dad
mommy being silly with daughter
family laughs and mom and young daughter being silly
mom helps daughter put on shoes
family snuggles in opening of barn in golden hour light
furry white dog sits wiith family
black and white photo of family snuggling in barn
mom snuggles toddler son in golden hour light
dad tickles young daughter
mom in burnt orange dress gets cheeky with dad
white labradoodle looks out over giant pond
man gets big hug from giant dog
blonde mom and her two young children snuggle under a blanket in a field
family relaxes and plays by the lake while dog looks on
mom and dad squeeze in some snuggle time by the lake
beautiful photo of blonde wife and her husband snuggling at sunset
little girl twirls as the sun goes down
boy throws rocks into the lake at sunset time
black and white image of family sitting in front of a barn
mom kisses neck of tired daughter
young girl walks in the cold with blanket and snuggles with her stuffed animal