Are you looking for a great place to have a photo session in The Nashville, TN area? You are not alone! There are so many great locations around town that I’ve decided to start this series of posts to highlight my favorite sessions at the best locations.

I’m Leanne of Leanne Vice Photography and I’ve photographed a number of baby, family, engagement, and bridal sessions nearby. Contact me now for help planning your next photo session or find out more about me.

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm is a great option for portrait sessions. Learn more about Harlinsdale Farm:

Harlinsdale Farm has been called the most significant historic farm associated with the modern Tennessee Walking Horse industry.[…] The City opened the park’s first phase for the Community’s enjoyment on September 22, 2007. All activities at the park are limited to passive activities such as walking and picnicking. Park Entrance onto the 200 acres is located inside the Public Parking area. The Park is closed from dark to dawn daily.

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Tips for your session at Harlinsdale Farm

This post features the bridal session of one of my gorgeous brides, Macy. I can't wait to share her wedding soon! Click here to view their beautiful engagement session at another one of my favorite locations: Rutledge Falls!  This post features the bridal session of one of my gorgeous brides, Macy. I can’t wait to share her wedding soon! Click here to view their beautiful engagement session at another one of my favorite locations: Rutledge Falls!

Pick the Right Time of Day

Macy came to her bridal session at Harlinsdale Farm with hair and makeup done and she looked absolutely stunning! Macy came to her bridal session at Harlinsdale Farm with hair and makeup done and she looked absolutely stunning!

The time of day your session is held is crucial to how your photos will turn out. The most flattering light is typically the hour or two before sunset and after sunrise. Seek open shade, especially if you have to have your session at a time when the sun is harsher. This bridal session was photographed in the summer, and it was quite warm even at sunset. A session at noon would definitely make for some sweaty photos!

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Have a Plan if You Need to Change

Macy brought a sheet to change behind and later was able to use it to keep the hem of her wedding dress clean.  Macy brought a sheet to change behind and later was able to use it to keep the hem of her wedding dress clean.

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm has portable restrooms near the dog park, but that might make for an awkward changing situation. I have been told that they recently completed an indoor restroom, but I was not able to find it, so be prepared with whatever outfits you need and come dressed in your session attire if you can.

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Keep the Park Rules in Mind

Harlinsdale Farm currently has NO FEE to photograph your session there! However, it is always best to call ahead of time and make sure their policy hasn't changed and be sure they are aware you are coming. Harlinsdale Farm currently has NO FEE to photograph your session there! However, it is always best to call ahead of time and make sure their policy hasn’t changed and be sure they are aware you are coming.

According to the official park website these are the rules for The Park at Harlinsdale Farm:

  • Respect and protect wildlife and natural features.
  • Please remain in designated areas only when posted.
  • Safety is a priority. Enjoy the park with a friend.
  • Passive Park Only – No organized ball playing of any kind.
  • All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Parking in designated areas only.
  • THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED: no climbing fences; fireworks; loud music; metal detectors; golf littering; alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs; going inside or around farm buildings, or fires or grills.

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Don’t Forget the Details

Macy made a small bouquet to complete her bridal session look. Macy made a small bouquet to complete her bridal session look.

Make sure to bring any items that you want photographed during your session. Props, chairs, a blanket or quilt to sit on, anything that may be important or relevant for your session.

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Find the Best Light

For Macy's bridal session we stayed in an area near some small buildings. The trees in that area provided great shade and beautiful filtered light for her session. For Macy’s bridal session we stayed in an area near some small buildings. The trees in that area provided great shade and beautiful filtered light for her session.

There are some great structures at the park including the barn, fences, a long tree-lined road, and some beautiful flowers. Make sure the light is flattering at whichever areas you decide to take photos.

I hope you enjoyed these photos from The Park at Harlinsdale Farms. Get in touch to book a session or just say hi! I’d love to hear from you!