Nashville Lifestyle Photography

Nashville Lifestyle Photography | Although a vast majority of my sessions are in the studio, I do a few lifestyle sessions each year.  The Hawkins family chose a lifestyle session for their first born and wanted to do the same for baby #2.  I love watching a family adjust to their new baby in their home.  Big brother seemed to be doing fine.  It was their fur baby that seemed to be having the hardest time adjusting!

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Are you expecting a baby and interested in posed newborn photos? We’d love to hear from you. Shannon Payne Photography specializes in newborn photography. Shannon has trained with some of the best photographers in the world in order to great the best newborn experience for your family. It is best to get on our calendar during your 2nd trimester. Email us today to book your session.


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 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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Posed Newborn Photos | Nashville, TN

I am so honored when clients choose me for their first baby’s posed newborn photos.  Becoming a new parents is exciting and nerve racking all bundled up into one package.  When you first find out you are expecting a baby, I feel like you have a “Pinterest” view of parenthood.  You dream of cute outfits, unique gender announcements, the best stroller and baby carries, the list goes on and on… Then baby arrives, and your life switches to conversations about poop and breastfeeding.  Then it’s time for the newborn pictures you’ve been envisioning for months, and you are scared to death.  What if she doesn’t sleep?  What if he cries the whole time?  What if she poops all over the blankets?   I never want parents to be nervous for their sessions, although I know they will be.  My job is to prepare parents for their session so that they know what to expect.  However, my most important job is to take care of their baby.  After being in business for 8 years and specializing in newborns for 5 years, I never forget how honored I am for parents to hand their new baby to me with complete trust.  Every single session focuses on baby and keeping baby comfortable.  Posed newborn photos should not be stressful.  If a baby tells me that she doesn’t like a pose, we move on.  If she needs to be held tight and loved, we stop and give her snuggles.  If she’s hungry, we feed her.  My goal is to take my time to get those pictures you’ve dreamed of for months.  And to do it without stressing out parents AND baby.  I’ve trained for years to create a warm and loving environment for new parents and baby, and I hope that shows at each and every one of my sessions.  I love my job, and I am honored every single time a parent chooses me to photograph their baby’s first pictures.  I love this quote that Gabriela’s mom sent me about her session.  I feel like she described all of those fears perfectly.

“When it came to getting photos done of my Newborn I knew we would absolutely do it. I was so nervous about bringing my unpredictable Newborn to someone’s studio to be photographed for 3 hours. Once we arrived I immediately felt comfortable. My favorite part was watching her transition from one look to the next so gently! Each pose making me relax and just enjoy that fact that I am finally with my 2 week old baby having these beautiful photos taken! Now with her being 3 months old I look back at those pictures and am reminded of such a beautiful time with my innocent baby and my beautiful family!”  ~ Gabriela’s mom, Jessica

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Parent Newborn Poses

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Are you expecting a baby and interested in posed newborn photos? We’d love to hear from you. Shannon Payne Photography specializes in newborn photography. Shannon has trained with some of the best photographers in the world in order to great the best newborn experience for your family. It is best to get on our calendar during your 2nd trimester. Email us today to book your session.


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 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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Christmas Jammie Minis | Nashville Christmas

I am SO excited to announce our first ever Christmas Jammie Mini Sessions!  This are going to be AH-mazing!  Seriously, I can’t wait!  I have held off on having themed sessions for years because I’ve never felt like a Christmas setup fits my style of photography.  So for years, everyone has asked for Christmas setups, and for years I’ve said no.  Until now!  I’ve had a vision of building a farmhouse styled bed in the white room of the studio.  I figured winter would be a perfect time to get it all setup.  Christmas Jammie Minis will be our inaugural event!!!!

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The details:

Dates: Friday, December 1st 10am-12pm  + Saturday, December 2nd 9am-10am + 11:40-3pm

Location: Our Hendersonville Studio

Price: $200 {includes your choice of 5 digital files with printing rights}

These are our FIRST EVER holiday themed minis.  But when I say themed, they truly are very simple.  No over the top props, not extremely busy, so that the focus is still your child.  Simply your little people in their Christmas morning outfits!  Can it be any more fun than that?  We’ll have Christmas books to read and cookies to nibble.  My job is to capture every detail from their bright eyes, to the excitement of the season.  We won’t just be sitting on the bed saying look at the camera.  That is not me, and it is never fun for your kids.  We’ll be bouncing, playing, laughing, and giggling.

Sessions are scheduled 20 minutes apart.  Children only, no families.  Babies must be sitting or have a sibling that can help support them.  Please dress your children in traditional holiday colors such as red and green, plaids will look great as well as neutral/organic outfits and colors.  Full balance is due at booking.  Sessions are non-refundable or transferable.    Images will be delivered by December 5th. 

Email shannon@shannonpaynephotography.com to reserve your spot.

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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 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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Newborn Photo Shoot Nashville

Newborn Photo Shoot Nashville | If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know how much I love my job.  I mean, it’s pretty much the best thing ever.  I get to spend almost every morning snuggling a sweet baby.  Then… when they get fussy, I send the home!  (Not really, well, sometimes.)  But seriously, it truly is a dream job.  Everyone always asks how I don’t have crazy baby fever.  The truth is I do, but somehow getting a few hours each day with a baby satisfies it.

During your newborn photo shoot Nashville, you get to sit back and relax.  I am in charge of diaper changes, posing, settling baby, etc.  I want parents to be able to enjoy their session without an ounce of stress.  When you book your session, you fill out a client planning guide that helps me understand your style and what you want out of your session.  When you arrive at the studio, everything is already set up for baby.  I provide all props from headbands and floral crowns to outfits and wraps.  This doesn’t stop at your newborn session either.  We provide props and outfits for milestone sessions as well!

Meet Tilly |  This is baby #2 for her family, and I was honored when they chose me again to photograph her first year.  “This was our second newborn session with Shannon, and was as wonderful as the first. What I enjoyed the most is sitting back and being able to relax for a minute while I watched Tilly being posed. When you are ten days postpartum, you’re sleep deprived and don’t feel (or look) your best, but the newborn session rejuvenates me. It’s something I look forward to, it’s relaxing and peaceful.”

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Sibling Poses with Newborn

Although Tilly was the star of the show, her brother sure made her session special.  At 18 months apart these two are going to be best friends.  He was SO proud of baby sister and just loved kissing and hugging on her.

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Are you expecting a baby? We’d love to hear from you. Shannon Payne Photography specializes in newborn photography. Shannon has trained with some of the best photographers in the world in order to great the best newborn experience for your family. It is best to get on our calendar during your 2nd trimester. Email us today to book your session.


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 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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Studio Newborn Photography Nashville

Studio Newborn Photography Nashville | James Henry was born July 4, and I finally had the honor of photographing his newborn session in September.  After 2 months in the NICU, his parents were wanting to get as close to a newborn session as possible.  Well, James Henry must have known how important this session was to them, because he was an absolute dream!  His mommy made my day when she sent me this sweet note about their experience.

“After waiting over two months for our precious boy to get dismissed from the NICU, we could not wait to get his newborn photographs made. I was a little nervous about James cooperating as a typical “newborn” for these photos since he was older than most, but Shannon assured us that she was happy to give it a go and create a custom package for us to meet our needs if necessary.

Lucky for us, Shannon (a.k.a The Baby Wizard) was so wonderful with baby James and his session completely exceeded any hopes we had. From the smallest details, such as a personalized sign welcoming us to the studio, to her consideration and patience while working with our son, was more than we could have ever asked for. My husband and I kept staring at each other while she worked wondering how she was able to get him to do what she did.

We are so grateful to have these stunning images of our special miracle, and even more grateful to have found such a kind and thoughtful photographer that will continue to photograph our son as he grows.”

Studio Newborn Photography Nashville

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Newborn Detail Portraits

One of his mommy’s requests was to get little detail images.  These have become one of my favorite parts of newborn sessions.  As you can tell, I was in love with his long eyelashes (as are his parents!)  I couldn’t resist photographing them in every angle.  I can’t wait to see how much he has grown when I see him for his 6/7 month session in January.

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Are you expecting a baby? We’d love to hear from you. Shannon Payne Photography specializes in newborn photography. Shannon has trained with some of the best photographers in the world in order to great the best newborn experience for your family. It is best to get on our calendar during your 2nd trimester. Email us today to book your session.


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 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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  • N Wiening Photography LTD - These are JUST beautiful. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the black and white newborn collection you did at the end, Fantastic and so natural!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - What a gorgeous gallery of images you have created for this family.  The little foot in the air… is so adorable!  I enjoy following your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - These are stunning. I especially love the macro black and white shots. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Milana Photography - This newborn session is so precious! I’m in love with all of the shots, especially the macro shots. And those lashes!!! Ahh!!ReplyCancel

  • Kandi - Baby Wizard …. your images are captivating!!! What a beautiful baby, you captured him absolutely perfect. You’d never know he was prematurel looking at him . Such a great session documented. ReplyCancel

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