Senior picture trends and tips – Franklin, TN senior photographer

Nashville is such a trendy town.  Everything about it is cool.  The music, the lights, the venues, the eateries, the museums, creative artists…  everything.  cool.

So, it’s no surprise that high school seniors around Nashville hold a higher standard for their senior portraits.  They need to be stunning and understated, on trend and unique.  And in all this mix of awesomeness, they need to tell the story of who you are at this moment in life.  (After all, your senior year marks an exciting and hard-earned transition from childhood into adulthood.  You’ve made it! Woo hoo!!)

How can you make sure to have some of that classic cool that is so very Nashville in your senior pictures?  Well, here are a few tips:

  1. Consider location!  With so many stunning parks and urban areas, it’s tempting to take a photographic tour of the whole town.  However, you need to remember that this is the story of YOU, so pick a few places that mean something to (you guessed it) you.  Run these locations by your photographer and discuss which would be best for your senior pictures.
  2. Consider wardrobe!  This is where it really gets fun.  Choose a variety of outfits.  You’ll need AT LEAST three…  Something casual, like what you would wear everyday; something fancy, like a sundress or sweater, something grandma would like to see on her wall; something fun, like you were heading to a party or special event.  You can also include a favorite t-shirt, team jersey, uniform from your favorite activity, riding boots and jeans, etc…  so, so many choices here…  be creative!  Have fun with it.  But if it feels overwhelming, know that I’m here to help with it, too 😉
  3. Consider accessories!  Accessories in normal life have the ability to change an outfit from drab to fab, but in the photographic world they have even more power.  A scarf can create a dreamy effect around your face.  A jacket can be worn, rolled up, thrown over a shoulder or clutched at your side.  A hat can be anything from sassy to secretive depending on the tilt…  (You can check out some of my favorite hat pictures below and see just what I’m talking about).

Bottom line, Nashville is cool.  Senior pictures are cool.  You’re cool.  Let’s bring them all together.

americana senior pictures sassy girl in black hat girl in convertible bmw best of senior photographers cary, il girl in field of wild flowers

Misty Carter Photography is portrait photographer serving Nashville, TN  and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, TN, Brentwood, TN, Spring Hill, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, Leipers Fork, TN, Columbia, TN and Thompsons Station, TN.

Nashville Photographer – classic child portraits

This is it folks.  This is what it is all about.  Classic child portraits.  Of all of our precious treasures and amazing accomplishments, I think most of us would agree that our children are the greatest.  These little smiles and dimples, the tiny baby teeth not yet replaced by toothless grins, the wrinkles in their noses when they laugh.  So, so many little details of their childhood that we want to preserve and remember forever…

sisters in pale dresses sitting in wildflowers photography

These sweet sisters had an amazing sunset session this summer at a park located about 45 minutes outside of Nashville, in Thompsons Station, TN.  The park and surrounding areas were a prime location for these portraits.  The wildflowers and skyline glowing pink and purple added to the beauty of the evening.  A little shyness quickly melted into giggles and playfulness.  Both of which are reflected in this gallery.  Both equally important in telling the story.

little girl looking at clover flower

When working with siblings, I always take care to capture a few images together as well as a few images individually.  They, and their parents, will want to remember their childhood bond.  But they also display their unique personalities as well.  Sisters can be (and usually are!) so very different.

For more information about a family or child portrait session, send me an email. I would be happy to answer all of your questions!

Misty Carter Photography is located in Williamson County, TN, just outside Nashville.  Specializing in child portraits, family pictures and high school senior pictures, she serves the greater Nashville area, including Franklin, TN; Brentwood, TN; Spring Hill, TN; Columbia, TN; Murfreesboro, TN; Nolensville, TN; and surrounding areas.

Franklin, TN family and senior photographer – wall art spotlight

Franklin, Tennessee…  a town rich in music, food and creatives.  The area abounds with writers, creators, photographers, artists of all sorts.  With all of the creative juices flowing in this area, it’s one of the most exciting, fun places to live.  Which is partly why this area is growing so fast!  If you are new to the area, Welcome!  I’m happy to help as you choose the right photographer for your family.  I’m even happy to make recommendations if you are looking for a slightly different style – really, just ask!

Amongst all of the amazing photographers around Nashville, you may wonder which one is best for you and your family.  There are several things to consider when choosing the right photographer.  One thing you will want to check out is what kind of products they offer for your portraits.

display family portrait in frame on wall

One question to ask yourself is, “How do I want to display my portraits in my home?”  Do you prefer a large wall portrait that you can walk by and see everyday?  Smaller prints to decorate shelves or your desk?  An album that captures every detail?  A luxurious, leather folio with matted prints?  Knowing your own preferences will help you choose a photographer that offers just what you need.

One of my own favorites is a fine art standout print.  These gorgeous pieces of art are printed on archival, fine art paper.  With a deckled or straight edge, these prints are mounted with coordinating mattes and a solid wood frame.  The options for color and texture in a fine art print are infinite.  Each one is uniquely created to magnify the beauty of the print, while complimenting the style of your home.  They are a perfect duet of craft and design.

child portrait framed art print

Fine Art Print, in the room in which will be displayed.  You can see how the colors all come together to create a piece of art that works perfectly in the home decor.  This particular room was based on french country design elements.  By thinking about the end product even prior to the session, we were able to plan every detail to work together.  The colors in the child’s dress matched both the colors in the wildflowers as well as the colors in the room.  We were then able to pull those colors out into the mattes and the frame choice to accentuate the desired look.  In the end, we have a perfectly unique and original work of art for the home.

Love!  It’s at the heart of every portrait.  The feelings and sentiment that you have for your children or grandchildren.  This isn’t just another art print, it’s a timeless capture of someone you hold very dear.

art print with frame choices

The design process behind your wall art takes many things into account.  The style of your home decor, your own personal style and preferences, the personality of the child, the emotion you want to create in the image, and so much more!

Misty Carter Photography is a portrait artist based in Franklin, TN.  Serving the greater Nashville area, she specializes in child, family and high school senior portraits.

Serving Franklin, TN; Brentwood, TN; Nashville, TN; Spring Hill, TN; Thompsons Station, TN; Nolensville, TN; Murfreesboro, TN; Columbia, TN.

Nashville Children’s Photographer – Newborn family portraits

True love.  As a Nashville children’s photographer, I get to see love in families in many different ways.  When you see it, you know it.  You can feel it radiating from every bit of their connection.

I have never seen a family so smitten with a baby girl before.  This long awaited princess is well worth every prayer and sacrifice her family made to get her here.  There is just something so pure and precious about a baby girl…

This darling newborn girl greeted her family recently in Brentwood, TN.  Her infant pictures were a highlight of my summer.  Her older brother was my helpful assistant.  What a dream you are, Baby Belle!!

beautiful mom with newborn baby girl in park

baby girl wearing crown

brothers holding newborn baby

family surrounding newborn in park

Misty Carter Photography is a portrait artist in Williamson County, Tennessee, serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, TN; Franklin, TN; Thompsons Station, TN; Spring Hill, TN; Murfreesboro, TN; Columbia, TN; Belle Mead and Green Hills.  Misty Carter is a professional photographer specializing in child and family photos as well as high school senior pictures.

Nashville Children’s Photographer – Product Spotlight: Photo proof box

As a child and family photographer in Nashville, TN, I have the pleasure of working with so many different families.  All of these different smiling faces come with different styles and preferences as well.  So I love that I am able to offer many different product options to fit every one!

One of these is what I call a compromise…  My heart is really in sending each client home with a piece of art for their wall (or an album or folio), something they and their children can look at and enjoy every day.  But in this day and age I often come across families that prefer the digital files.  So this is my compromise.  A full digital gallery comes with a handmade wooden proof box, complete with all of the proofs from the session and the digital files on a custom USB.  It’s the best of both worlds.  You get your digital files and there are pictures in your home to be enjoyed by everyone 😉

Pictured here is the walnut box, but the espresso and weathered grey finish are also exquisite!

custom wood proof box with family pictures and usb

nashville family photographer

custom family pictures and usb

But as different as each family is, one thing remains the same: each has a deep and true desire to capture their memories and preserve them for years to come.

Misty Carter Photography is a portrait artist in Nashville, Tennessee and the surrounding areas.  Located in Williamson County, TN, MCP serves Belle Mead, Green Hills, Brentwood, Franklin, Thompsons Station, Spring Hill, Columbia, Nolensville, Murfreesboro and northern Alabama.

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