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!

franklin, brentwood, tn photographer

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!