Nashville Family and Child Photography

I met the Williams family on a warm summer day for their Nashville family and child photography session.  The last time we met up was at their baby boy’s newborn session.  It never stops amazing me how much they grow and change during that first year!  As I look back at his newborn pictures, I can see so many of his little features.  They are just bigger now!

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With 3 kids, you never know what to expect.  Well…. honestly you never know what to expect at any family session!  Whether you have 1 kid or 8 kids!  But my goal for every session is to take the pressure off the kids.  I don’t like forced smiles or “cheese” faces.  I feel like anyone can tell you to look at the camera and smile.  So every single one of my sessions is full of playing, snuggling, and love.  That’s what you want to remember when your kids grow, right???

Capturing Emotions Nashville Family Photography

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One of the most difficult parts of planning your family session is choosing clothing.  I always recommend coordinating outfits, not matching outfits.  Picking an inspiration piece makes it all come together.  So you can see that they chose baby brother’s shirt as the inspiration piece for their color palette.  Those summery colors fit in perfectly with the warm summer glow.  I just love the feel of pictures on a warm summer evening.

Nashville Sunset Family Pictures

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Shannon Payne Photography is a boutique studio located just outside of Nashville TN. Our baby photographer Nashville studio is nestled in the heart of Hendersonville, TN. Most of our maternity sessions take place outdoors just before sunset. We offer maternity, newborn, and baby sessions as well as packages for baby plans. Shannon Payne Photography is Nashville’s premier maternity, newborn, and baby photographer. Contact us today for our complete price list an

Contact us today for our complete price list and to schedule your next session. Sessions do book quickly. It is best to schedule your session 3-4 months in advance and during your 2nd trimester for a newborn session. Email us at shannon@shannonpaynephotography.com or contact us by phone (615)348-5808. You can also visit us on Facebook or Instagram. To receive the most up to date information on our sessions, please sign up for our newsletter via the link on our blog.

Shannon Payne Photography serves Nashville and surrounding areas including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Goodlettsville, Bellevue, Old Hickory, Hermitage, Donelson, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Castalian Springs, East Nashville, Germantown, Nolensville, Green Hills, Ashland City, 12 South, Belle Meade, Cool Springs, Clarksville, Greenbrier, Spring Hill, Madison, Dickson, White House, Portland, Fairview, and all other Middle TN areas.

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Destin Beach Family Photography

I can’t believe 2 months have passed since this Destin beach family photography session.  We travel to the beach for sessions at least once a year.  I always look forward to meeting families in the sand.  Coming from landlocked Tennessee, this is such a treat!

Destin Beach Family Photography

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This family is a client of mine in Nashville, and I new we would have a great session.  They are SO easy to work with and always have the best outfits.  Thank you to Mason & Harlow for delivering these beautiful floral crowns just in time.  I have had so many clients wearing these lately, that I just ordered a batch to keep at the studio.

Family Beach Photography Destin FL

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Interested in a travel session?  We are always willing to travel!  Email shannon@shannonpaynephotography.com for more information.


Shannon Payne Photography is a boutique studio located just outside of Nashville TN. Our baby photographer Nashville studio is nestled in the heart of Hendersonville, TN. Most of our maternity sessions take place outdoors just before sunset. We offer maternity, newborn, and baby sessions as well as packages for baby plans. Shannon Payne Photography is Nashville’s premier maternity, newborn, and baby photographer. Contact us today for our complete price list an

Contact us today for our complete price list and to schedule your next session. Sessions do book quickly. It is best to schedule your session 3-4 months in advance and during your 2nd trimester for a newborn session. Email us at shannon@shannonpaynephotography.com or contact us by phone (615)348-5808. You can also visit us on Facebook or Instagram. To receive the most up to date information on our sessions, please sign up for our newsletter via the link on our blog.

Shannon Payne Photography serves Nashville and surrounding areas including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Goodlettsville, Bellevue, Old Hickory, Hermitage, Donelson, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Castalian Springs, East Nashville, Germantown, Nolensville, Green Hills, Ashland City, 12 South, Belle Meade, Cool Springs, Clarksville, Greenbrier, Spring Hill, Madison, Dickson, White House, Portland, Fairview, and all other Middle TN areas.

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Outdoor Maternity Photography Nashville TN

I met the H Family for their outdoor maternity photography Nashville TN session last spring.  It seems like forever ago now!  Somehow summer flew by, and I’m back to working full time.  So I have lots of blog posts to catch up on!

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When clients book their outdoor maternity photography sessions with me, I send a guide to help prepare for their session.  Clothing is one of the most important choices when planning your session.  Michelle chose a white maxi dress, and she looked beautiful in it.  Maxi dresses are my all time favorites for maternity sessions.  They tend to hug your bump just perfectly.  If you are planning your session, I recommend looking at Free People and Pink Blush, you can even catch some great finds at Old Navy or Target.  The nice thing about maxi dresses is that they don’t always have to be maternity.  If you buy a size up, you can usually make a non maternity dress work too!

Outdoor Maternity Photography Nashville TN

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Big brother wasn’t quite ready to warm up to me right away, so he got lots of snuggle time with mommy.  My goal in your photo session is not to catch those stiff “cheese” smiles.  Instead, we spend our sessions playing, loving, and snuggling.  That’s what captures those true emotions.  Even though it’s mommy’s maternity session, this little guy also has a big role.  He’s not going to be the only baby much longer!  It’s extra special spending one last session focusing on him.

Nashville TN Maternity Photographer

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Maternity Photography Nashville TN

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Shannon Payne Photography is a boutique studio located just outside of Nashville TN. Our baby photographer Nashville studio is nestled in the heart of Hendersonville, TN. Most of our maternity sessions take place outdoors just before sunset. We offer maternity, newborn, and baby sessions as well as packages for baby plans. Shannon Payne Photography is Nashville’s premier maternity, newborn, and baby photographer. Contact us today for our complete price list an

Contact us today for our complete price list and to schedule your next session. Sessions do book quickly. It is best to schedule your session 3-4 months in advance and during your 2nd trimester for a newborn session. Email us at shannon@shannonpaynephotography.com or contact us by phone (615)348-5808. You can also visit us on Facebook or Instagram. To receive the most up to date information on our sessions, please sign up for our newsletter via the link on our blog.

Shannon Payne Photography serves Nashville and surrounding areas including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Goodlettsville, Bellevue, Old Hickory, Hermitage, Donelson, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Castalian Springs, East Nashville, Germantown, Nolensville, Green Hills, Ashland City, 12 South, Belle Meade, Cool Springs, Clarksville, Greenbrier, Spring Hill, Madison, Dickson, White House, Portland, Fairview, and all other Middle TN areas.

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Nashville Christmas Mini Sessions… in July!

***UPDATE***  All sessions are booked, and our waiting list is now full.  Thank you so much to all of the families that have shown interest in these sessions.  I think these will become an annual event!

I am so excited to announce this year’s Nashville Christmas Mini Sessions!  Our red truck sessions last year were such a big hit that we are doing them again!  You will love getting your pictures done early in the season and mailing your cards off in time for the holidays!

Nashville Christmas Mini Sessions

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* September 16th 3:30-6pm {Raindate – September 17th}
* Sessions are scheduled every 15 minutes
* 5 digital files via download
* $275

Our newsletter clients are always the first to know about mini sessions.  If you aren’t on our mailing list, click the Contact tab to sign up.  Our mini sessions book quickly, and I have the remaining time slots listed below. Please email me with your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time choice. $100 is due at booking to reserve your time, and the remaining balance is due the week before your session.

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Shannon Payne Photography is a boutique studio located just outside of Nashville TN. Our baby photographer Nashville studio is nestled in the heart of Hendersonville, TN. Most of our maternity sessions take place outdoors just before sunset. We offer maternity, newborn, and baby sessions as well as packages for baby plans. Shannon Payne Photography is Nashville’s premier maternity, newborn, and baby photographer. Contact us today for our complete price list an

Contact us today for our complete price list and to schedule your next session. Sessions do book quickly. It is best to schedule your session 3-4 months in advance and during your 2nd trimester for a newborn session. Email us at shannon@shannonpaynephotography.com or contact us by phone (615)348-5808. You can also visit us on Facebook or Instagram. To receive the most up to date information on our sessions, please sign up for our newsletter via the link on our blog.

Shannon Payne Photography serves Nashville and surrounding areas including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Goodlettsville, Bellevue, Old Hickory, Hermitage, Donelson, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Castalian Springs, East Nashville, Germantown, Nolensville, Green Hills, Ashland City, 12 South, Belle Meade, Cool Springs, Clarksville, Greenbrier, Spring Hill, Madison, Dickson, White House, Portland, Fairview, and all other Middle TN areas.

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Styled Cake Smash Photography Nashville | Amelia

I can’t say enough about how much I love this styled cake smash photography Nashville session.  Amelia visited me months ago at my Milestone Mini Sessions.  I was so happy when her mommy contacted me for her one year session.  She told me that she didn’t want all of the bright colors that you see in many boutiques.  I wanted to hug her through my computer.  Bright colors can be fun, but I just love how neutrals photography.  They are truly timeless.  I love the textures that come with a Boho look, and that is what we chose for Amelia’s one year old cake smash session.

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I love planning and styling photography sessions.  I provide outfits for all of my baby sessions except cake smashes.  They are just a little too messy for me!  So I sent Amelia’s mommy a list of outfit recommendations from Etsy.

First Birthday Photography Nashville

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We went with that same Boho look and theme for her cake smash.  I love simple cake smashes.   I want the focus to be baby and the cake.  We used this cake as our inspiration.  Tie in her cute lace romper and floral crown, and we had a beautifully styled cake smash.

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Shannon Payne Photography is a boutique studio located just outside of Nashville TN. Our baby photographer Nashville studio is nestled in the heart of Hendersonville, TN. Most of our maternity sessions take place outdoors just before sunset. We offer maternity, newborn, and baby sessions as well as packages for baby plans. Shannon Payne Photography is Nashville’s premier maternity, newborn, and baby photographer. Contact us today for our complete price list an

Contact us today for our complete price list and to schedule your next session. Sessions do book quickly. It is best to schedule your session 3-4 months in advance and during your 2nd trimester for a newborn session. Email us at shannon@shannonpaynephotography.com or contact us by phone (615)348-5808. You can also visit us on Facebook or Instagram. To receive the most up to date information on our sessions, please sign up for our newsletter via the link on our blog.

Shannon Payne Photography serves Nashville and surrounding areas including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Goodlettsville, Bellevue, Old Hickory, Hermitage, Donelson, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Castalian Springs, East Nashville, Germantown, Nolensville, Green Hills, Ashland City, 12 South, Belle Meade, Cool Springs, Clarksville, Greenbrier, Spring Hill, Madison, Dickson, White House, Portland, Fairview, and all other Middle TN areas.

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