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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 It is best to schedule your session 3-4 months in advance and during your 2nd trimester for a newborn session.

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!

[…] 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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PhotobucketI absolutely LOVED this birthday outfit. Seriously, it’s not fair. Girls should not be allowed to wear outfits this cute. It makes mommies of boys jealous.

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!

The Willoughby Family | Nashville TN Baby Photographer

I feel like I always say that each session I have is my favorite, and this one is no different.  I love how all of our colors came together.  It definitely feels and looks like spring!  Miss L traveled from Memphis for her pictures, and it was pouring rain before and during our session.  I was so nervous that we were going to get rained out, but I had a few backup plans in line.  Luckily, you would never know that it was raining.  Thank you, Cody and Laurin, for coming to me this time!  I love photographing your beautiful family.


Jessica Willis - March 22, 2012 - 9:42 am

Love the new site! The logo and colors are wonderful!!

[…] might remember this little doll from her 4 month session back in the spring. Well, now she’s sitting, crawling, and standing. Her little smile is […]

Porter 8 Month Session | Hendersonville TN Baby Photographer

Porter is a rockstar baby. Really. This is my second time photographing him, and he has been awesome both times. I hope I’m not jinxing myself for his 1 year session, but I had to brag on him. Between him, his parents, and his adorable brother, I don’t feel like I’m working at all.


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