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  • Welcome to Shannon Payne Photography! I am the mommy to two adorable little boys that inspire me everyday. Watching them grow right before my eyes makes me treasure each and every picture that I have. From milestones to simple moments, their pictures hold precious memories.

    I love the innocence of a sleeping newborn baby, the sweet smiles between sisters, and the rough hugs between brothers. I love watching families grow over the years, and I feel so lucky to be able to capture all of these special moments for others. Beautiful pictures help you remember those special moments in time, and they will be your most valuable investments.

    You will find all of my most recent sessions here on my blog, so make sure to come back often and see what's new with SPP. My boutique portrait studio is located in Hendersonville, TN just outside of Nashville. I photograph sessions indoors and outdoors at my studio as well as on location. If you'd like to book a session, send an email to shannon@shannonpaynephotography.com. It is best to schedule your session 3-4 months in advance and during your 2nd trimester for a newborn session.

Rowan’s 8 Month Session | Hendersonville TN Baby Photographer

Well, in my last post I mentioned something about little ones feeling grass for the first time.  There’s also a little phenomenon that I’ve noticed in the spring.  When the weather starts to warm up, and we start outdoor sessions again, they are soooo distracted by everything.  Rowan was way more interested in tiny sticks, grass, and his shoes than mommy, daddy, or the my camera.  All of that made for some adorable little expressions.  I just loved all of his little faces.  Oh, let me add… I haven’t seen this little guy since his 4 month session, and he has gotten to be such a big boy!  My clients’ babies grow up just as fast as my own babies.
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Jack 8 Month Session | Hendersonville TN Baby Photographer

It’s been a few months since I met up with baby Jack, and I was so excited to see how much he had grown. His mommy wanted simple indoor shots with a few outside. It was supposed to rain, so we decided to start outside first. I love when spring comes around because I get to see so many babies experience grass for the first time.  Very few like it!  I completely forgot that this may be his first time in grass, and these are the kinds of faces we got.  I think he thought we were crazy putting him in that itchy stuff!
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So we headed to his element indoors, and he was all about showing off for us.  He was such a character, and we captured so many cute faces.  Even a little drool 😉  I couldn’t resist keeping the drool with his naked shots.  It’s real life, right?
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Lily’s Newborn Session | Hendersonville TN Newborn Photographer

I love when a photo session surprises parents. I think every parent goes into a session worrying about what their child will do and how he or she will behave. A newborn session is no different. Lily’s mommy warned me that she hadn’t been sleeping too well and that she didn’t like being naked. So we weren’t too sure how she’d like her newborn session. Well, let me tell you… she LOVED having her picture taken.  We basically sat and played dress up with her all morning.  Thank you, Lily, for being such a good baby girl.  You’ve set my expectations high for our next session!
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[…] may remember Miss Lily from her newborn session back in the spring. She was a rockstar! I always brag on her being one of my easiest newborn […]

Elliotte 1 Year Session | Nashville TN Baby Photographer

I just love this family. Our sessions are always full of laughter, and mom always has the most wonderful outfits. I look forward to what she picks out each time. I love the soft look of the family outfits and the playfulness of Elliotte’s outfits. Good job Mommy! I am so sad to see this little one graduate from her First Moments package. Happy birthday pretty girl!

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Henley’s Newborn Session | Nashville TN Newborn Photographer

Miss Henley was born the day before we left for our trip to Disney World. Although I was sad that our vacation was over, I new that I had a sweet newborn session waiting for me at home. She did not disappoint! I couldn’t stop staring at her teeny tiny little face and features. She was absolutely perfect, and I know why her mommy and daddy are so in love with her. Here’s a little dose of baby fever for you!

I absolutely loved her take home outfit. The ribbon tie and lace were precious!
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