Franklin TN Child and Family photographer

“When is the best time to have my child’s portrait done?”

A: This isn’t my first time hearing this question.  For many families, pictures are done every year.  Others, portraits are done on occasion.  Still others like to mix it up and do casual family pictures one year, lifestyle pictures the next and formal family portraits another year.  All of these are great approaches to capturing your growing and changing family!  And while I tend to lean towards formal portraits, with some fun and casual blended in, I myself love to have different kinds of pictures with my own family.  (And I’m happy to make recommendations on photographers with other styles as well.  Really, just ask!)

But back to the topic of your child’s portraits…  if it’s an every year thing, this isn’t an issue for you.  But if it’s more occasional, I suggest sticking with the natural milestones of childhood.  In the first year, they grow and change so much.  It’s important to capture each phase.  But don’t get caught up on the numbers.  I prefer to look at the phases as infant, sitting and standing (rather than newborn, 6 months, 1 year).  The next milestone will come around Kindergarten, but again, don’t get caught up on age.  This is my absolute favorite.  Around this age, your child has grown into their big kid look, but they still have their baby smile.  Capture that innocent smile before it’s gone!  Of course a toothless grin is worth a million, too.  But you can never go back to that sweet, baby smile.

classic picture of smiling child

Other milestones as they grow will be in their preteen years.  Yes, I know they can be awkward, so it’s the perfect time to pamper them with a professional photo shoot to boost their self esteem!  And, of course, high school graduation.

I hope this is helpful!  Memories matter!!

Misty Carter Photography is a child and family portrait photographer in Franklin, TN.  Serving the greater Nashville area and all of Williamson County, Misty specializes in capturing your families memories and turning them into art pieces you will treasure for years to come!  Schedule your session today by emailing  Misty is available for sessions in Nashville, Belle Meade, Green Hills, Brentwood, Franklin, Thompsons Station, Spring Hill, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Leipers Fork, and everywhere in between!

Franklin TN baby photographer – simple and sweet studio pictures

There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a family or child photographer.  But one of the most basic things to consider is your own style and your reasons for hiring a professional photographer.

Ask yourself:

Do you prefer cluttered, busy spaces or clean, simple spaces?

Do you prefer seasonal art and decor that changes often or classic pieces that endure?

Do you want to post themed holiday pictures on your Facebook wall or display a timeless portrait on the wall of your home?

There are pros and cons to all of these things, but what matters most is YOU. Your memories.

It’s important to consider these things before selecting your family photographer.  Every photographer is different and offers a different style and product.

franklin tn photographer classic portrait

Misty Carter Photography is a portrait artist in Williamson County, TN.  Serving the greater Nashville area (including Belle Meade, Green Hills, Brentwood, Franklin, Kingston Springs, Fairview, Leipers Fork, Nolensville, Mount Juliet, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Thompsons Station) for family and child portraits, as well as high school senior pictures.

Spring Hill TN photographer – child and family

A child’s portrait should capture just who they are.  Their personality, in every way, should shine through.  In this case, this little guy showed his strength and determination.  His grit and focus.  Of course, his focus may often be directed at dirt, noise, danger, fast things and every combination of these, but he is still honing his character to be a great and mighty leader some day.  The world belongs to these children.

CHD child picture

This studio set up is actually a mobile studio.  It is available for travel and set-up at your office or remote location for headshots or other professional photos.

Misty Carter Photography is a portrait artist in Williamson County, TN.  She specializes in child and family photography and serves Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Nolensville, Spring Hill, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Forest Hills, 12 South, Belle Meade, Green Hills, Kingston Springs, Fairview, Leipers Fork.

Country Senior Portraits – Franklin, TN Photographer

There is something so simple and charming about the country.  Getting outside, into God’s creation,  being surrounded by the humbling vast beauty…  it’s enough to leave me speechless…

country girl in cowboy boots

When you add in a stunning senior, and a gorgeous, glowing sunset…  well, it really takes my breath away.

country cowboy boots and flannel senior girl pictures

natural senior portraits

I photographed these senior pictures at the beginning of the fall season.  The leaves hadn’t really started to turn yet, but the tall grasses were showing the wear of a long, hot summer.  The clouds and the sun danced together to create a perfect backdrop for these images.  Of all of the moments we captured today, my favorite were the ones with the wind blowing freely through her hair.  The light strands couldn’t be tamed and I believe were a perfect expression of her own free spirit.  This girl is one to watch.

country sunset senior girl serene wind blown hair on girl in flowers

For senior pictures in Nashville, TN or Williamson County (including Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and the surrounding areas), contact Misty Carter Photography today.

sun flare natural wind blown hair country picture

Misty Carter is a portrait photographer in Franklin, TN.  Best known for her masterful use of color and light to create rich, emotive images, MCP is now serving the greater Nashville, TN area, including Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

Nashville Child and Family Photographer – Fall Family Pictures

It’s that time of year again…  the end of summer, back to school, pumpkin spice everything hitting the shelves…  All signs that fall is just around the corner.  Which means it’s time to schedule your fall family portraits.

As a Nashville children’s photographer, I know that many families plan their annual portraits around Christmas cards and holidays.  It is perfect timing.  Portraits make excellent gifts for grandparents and Christmas cards are a great way to send cheer to distant family and friends.

Still not sure what you are looking for?  Check out 7 Tips for Choosing the Best Photographer for Your Family.

franklin tn family picture

Misty Carter Photography is a portrait artist in Williamson County, TN., serving the greater Nashville area, including Brentwood, Franklin and Spring Hill.

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