Families

Extended Family Pictures Brentwood, TN

I know I’ve said it before, and I will say it again…  I love these big, extended family portraits!  I can not get enough of them!  When we can get grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the whole family together for one big family picture – well, the more the merrier!!  Three generations of love and tradition and memories all wrapped up in one cozy portrait.  These are the the most timeless keepsakes, the most precious heirlooms.  Love.

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Misty Carter is a portrait artist in Williamson County, TN.  Best known for her masterful use of color and light, Misty specializes in high school senior pictures, fine art children’s portraits and family portraits.  Now serving Franklin, Spring Hill, Thompsons Station, Brentwood and the greater Nashville area.

The portrait process

A timeline for your family or senior portraits – so you know exactly what to expect from scheduling to session day to getting your beautiful prints on your walls!

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Misty Carter Photography, located in Franklin, TN, specializes in children and family portraits, as well as high school senior pictures.

Misty Carter Photography serves Franklin, TN | Brentwood, TN | Nolensville, TN | Nashville, TN | Thompsons Station, TN | Fairview, TN | Spring Hill, TN | Columbia, TN | Belle Meade, TN | Forest Hills, TN | Murfreesboro, TN | Williamson County, TN | Rutherford County, TN | Davidson County, TN | Leipers Fork, TN | Westhaven, TN | and other surrounding areas throughout Williamson County, Rutherford County and the greater Nashville area.


Upon booking your session:
After chatting on the phone, we send you a portrait information form to fill out the details that are most important to you for capturing the best images possible. Do you prefer an in-person (or virtual) design consultation? Let us know!

2 Days before your session:
We give you a quick check-in call to confirm all the details from our consultation.

The day of your session:
When you arrive at the scheduled time, I will get to know you and your family. Prepare for a wonderful time during our photography session.

2-3 Weeks after your session:
We organize an in-person (or virtual) viewing and ordering session to pick out your favorite components for your photography groupings in terms of sizes, arrangements and style. We can also use this opportunity to take orders for gifts, albums and any other unique keepsakes!

5-6 Weeks after your session:
Your artwork and albums are ready for pickup! At this time, we also provide a client care packet which will ensure a long life for your precious heirlooms.

Which season is best for your portraits? Hint: Fall is not my favorite…
I know, I know, everyone loves the fall colors and comfy clothes. It’s my favorite time of year, too! So before you walk away, let me tell you why I prefer spring and summer for portraits.

  1. Your portraits should compliment your home decor. If your design scheme is centered around soft, neutral colors, the fresh greens and wildflowers of spring and summer will be a perfect fit.
  2. Fall color is fickle. It’s hard to pinpoint color change for scheduling. It’s here one day and washed away by a quick rain the next. It’s not to be trusted.
  3. It’s back to school and back to busyness. Most activities and commitments take a break in the summer, leaving more time in your schedule to relax in front of a camera.
  4. It’s not about the trees. It’s about YOU!

What to wear for your portrait session

What to wear for your senior or family pictures.

Clothing choices make a session that much better, so picking the perfect pinafore or pant suit is a detail that shouldn’t go unchecked. Here are some ideas to help harried parents determine the best duds for their darlings!

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Misty Carter is a portrait artist in Williamson County, TN.  Best known for her masterful use of color and light, Misty specializes in high school senior pictures, fine art children’s portraits and family portraits.  Now serving Franklin, Spring Hill, Thompsons Station, Brentwood and the greater Nashville area.


Dapper darlings and cheerful children:
– soft or neutral solids
– simple styles are timeless and classic
– dresses are always a win
– shoes are optional

Tip: Bring a change of clothes in case of a spill, thrill or chill.
Avoid: Ill-fitting or too tight clothes. Comfort is key!

Fabulous families:
– stick to color palette of three to four complementary colors
– layers are flattering and a way to show personality
– keep hair simple and clean
– non-glare glasses will keep glare at bay

Tip: Match your clothing colors to your home decor where your art will be displayed.
Avoid: Everyone wearing the same outfit. Mix it up!

Styling Seniors:
– layered looks are great
– variety: casual, funky, dressy, etc…
– accessories: hats, scarves, chunky bracelets
– clothes should be fitted, not baggy
– bare feet or fun shoes

Tip: For shiny, neat hair use product, like shine gel or pomade
Avoid: Huge logos that date the image or distract the eye

What to expect in your portrait session

*All sessions are currently being scheduled and rescheduled for outdoor locations. In the event of rain, another day or time will be chosen. Read more here: Photo sessions during COVID.

What to expect for family and senior pictures
what to expect the day of your photo session

Misty Carter Photography, located in Franklin, TN, specializes in children and family portraits, as well as high school senior pictures.Misty Carter Photography serves Franklin, TN | Brentwood, TN | Nolensville, TN | Nashville, TN | Thompsons Station, TN | Fairview, TN | Spring Hill, TN | Columbia, TN | Belle Meade, TN | Forest Hills, TN | Murfreesboro, TN | Williamson County, TN | Leipers Fork, TN and other surrounding areas throughout Williamson County and the greater Nashville area.


Location: We will discuss where you would like to have your session (we will already have an understanding based on our prior phone chats). We might meet at your home, the local park or a beautiful green field. I also scout locations constantly, so I may have some fun, last minute suggestion for you to consider!

I’m looking forward to your session! This is such an exciting time because I have the opportunity to get to know your wonderful family and capture some fun, exciting photographs for you in the process. All work and no play make for a dull day, so here is what you can expect from Misty Carter Photography:

Fun is NOT Optional:
This shoot will be full-on fun, complete with laughs, hugs, play time and plenty of tickling. There’s no manufacturing a good time: when you’re with loved ones, exuberance and spontaneity take over for the most natural, exciting images.

Treats for the Sweet:
Bring snacks (but don’t tell kids). We keep wet napkins on hand, but be careful of foods that stain clothing! You don’t want to ruin that cute top.

Time Flies:
Please allow one to two hours for our shoot. This will enable us to get the perfect amount of images with variety and allow for an outfit change if needed.

Fast Friends:
We work quickly capturing natural images so photography doesn’t feel like a chore to even the most cynical toddler. Misty Carter Photography delights in providing a super safe setting for families to have fun!

Rain:
With new COVID restrictions, all sessions will be scheduled outdoors and rescheduled for another date or time if inclement weather develops. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Misty Carter Photography, located in Franklin, TN, specializes in children and family portraits, as well as high school senior pictures.

Misty Carter Photography serves Franklin, TN | Brentwood, TN | Nolensville, TN | Nashville, TN | Thompsons Station, TN | Fairview, TN | Spring Hill, TN | Columbia, TN | Belle Meade, TN | Forest Hills, TN | Murfreesboro, TN | Williamson County, TN | Rutherford County, TN | Davidson County, TN | Leipers Fork, TN | Westhaven, TN | and other surrounding areas throughout Williamson County, Rutherford County and the greater Nashville area.

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