Family Day Sessions | Nashville Documentary Photography

One of my favorite types of sessions to shoot is documentary style- catching real life moments so you'll be able to freeze these moments in time that seem to go by ever so quickly. Meet the Parker Family- and welcome to their bedtime routine! 

 

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | Spring Hill and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 


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Why should I hire a photographer? | AluraWayne Photography

Here's a great question for the digital age we live in today, where every phone is a camera, and we can all click away and easily snap dozens of photos a day...why actually hire a professional photographer? 

Professional photography is a luxury, like many things we can choose to spend our hard earned money on. And when technology is literally at our fingertips, it's easy to add photography as another DIY project and dismiss anything beyond that. And do you know what I think about that as a professional photographer? That is JUST fine. Sure, I make my living this way! But I'll be the first to say it- it's just not a priority for everyone.

But for me, a skilled eye behind the lens *IS* an absolute necessity and worthwhile investment for my own family. Every year I pay other professionals to photograph my family. Sure, I take my own photos all the time of my kids, and I treasure those SO much, whether I take them with my pro camera or just an iPhone. I will usually book several sessions throughout the year to capture photos that I can't- my family as a whole, with me actually in the photos for a change! Or mommy and me sessions that capture those sweet little moments with my girls...And sessions with just me and my husband together to keep that fire burning, and the occasional boudoir session for that very same reason...;) I cherish every single session, because it captures the moments that I can't. Not just because I'm in them, but because someone else gets to look inside our lives, our relationships, our dynamic together, while I get to actively participate in a way that isn't just hidden behind a phone or a lens. I also spend a lot of time carefully choosing a photographer who's art and craft I know I'll treasure forever. 

I absolutely pride myself on not just snapping a photo- I carefully and deliberately capture each moment, I illustrate the emotion behind that moment, and I have an artistic eye for how to really frame an image and then carefully edit it by hand using a variety of skills that I have honed through the years. I want you to be able to look back through your photos and be able to feel the things you felt that day, and to enjoy those moments over and over again. I want to freeze those moments in time so you can treasure them for years and years to come. And I want to artistically edit each photo in such a way that draws out the beauty to its fullest.

I have so many of my own memories that motivate me to capture so many more for myself, for my husband, for my children, and even their children someday... take maternity photos, for example. My mom only has TWO photos of herself pregnant, and both were from her pregnancy with my brother. I wish I had more to look back on!! Though there is no shortage of both professional photos and personal photos of us kids growing up, she just isn't in many of them at all. Photographs from my childhood are so sacred to me, I treasure every single one. But how I wish my mother was in more of them too!! That is something I think about a lot as a mother now myself. Photos of my pregnant belly, my babies, my children growing up so fast before my eyes...all of the photos I have of these moments are priceless reminders of each precious stage we've shared together. And I want my children to be able to look back on these someday and see us as a whole family in those images. To me, that's a WORTHY investment and always will be. 

 

Here are just a few examples of such moments...from birth, to families, and all in between. I hope you can see the love in each and every one of them as I have.

 

 

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | Spring Hill and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 


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Nashville Birth Photographer | Fresh 48

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | Spring Hill and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 


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Nashville Family Photographers | Welty Family

On of my absolute favorite ways of shooting is in a documentary style. Birth photography is very naturally documentary... but family sessions aren't always seen as such! While I do enjoy lightly posed photos, I think my passion is in documenting real life. I encourage you to play and do the activities you would do on any other day, so I can capture your reality for you...and when you look back in years to come, you'll be able to relive these moments exactly as they were. When your children were this exact age, and at this exact stage...where the smiles are genuine and the joy is raw and real! 

This particular session is my "Family Day" session, offered under the family photography section of my website. I especially love it because we aren't rushed...there's no strict time constraints. Children who may have been hesitant to leave mom and dad's side start to either forget I'm there or begin to come out of their shells and enjoy my presence. We get to capture real life, and even in more than one setting...we started at their home, then drove to a nearby park as the sun began to set. I get to capture reality and show you just how beautiful it really is!

 

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | Spring Hill and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 


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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | Spring Hill and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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Parker Family | Nashville Family Photographers

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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When you give a dog a birthday... | Dog Cake Smash | Nashville Photographers

When you give a dog a birthday...

she's going to want a cake.

When you give a dog a cake...

well...

she EATS IT!

I really wanted to make this a story a-la If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, but let's face it...German Shepherds love to eat, and it's not much more complicated than that.

Violet came to our family last year after my on call life became a lonely one every other weekend when my family would travel to Southern Illinois as we always have to visit my two amazing stepsons. Being a birth photographer, I don't get to make those trips as often, and I'm often quite sorrowful as my husband and girls drive away and I stay behind to work. I announced to my husband upon their return one weekend many months ago...baby, I think I need a dog.

And there was Violet.

Spunky, wild puppy that she was...the largest pup in an unexpected litter a couple towns over...it was love at first sight. Our home is a little hairier these days (no really, why didn't anyone tell me JUST how much they shed?!), and our bed is a little more crowded (because naturally she curls right up with me and Wesley each night; she's child number 5, not just a pet in this house), but our hearts are so full.

Happy first birthday to the best anti depressant a girl could have. You're my best furry friend, Violet. I'm so thrilled you're my pup.

 

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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