Category archives: kids

Nagisa is a mom of two that got in touch with me this fall for photos of her and her family. Her kids Niko and Koh are the CUTEST and were so well behaved at their session. This Murfreesboro family photo session took place at Old Fort Park and we had some great light and nice weather to work with that day.

It was a pleasure to meet them and see those adorable little smiles! Here are a few of my favorites from their session, I hope you enjoy them!

Family photos matter! Don’t put off scheduling a session for yours – they deserve to have memories with you. Click here to contact me about a session today.

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Last month I got a call from this beautiful family in need of their first Christmas card photos since the addition of their new baby girl. They graciously invited me out to their Nashville home, where we shot the photos. I had such a great time getting to know them!

Here are a few of my favorites from their session. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

  1. LORI LOPEZ said:
    These are fantastic!
    January 6, 2017  9:03 am
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A few months ago I had the pleasure of photographing another family session for my friend Courtney.

I photographed their family last year, and since then they have moved to the MOST charming, historic homestead you’ve ever seen. Courtney’s husband Luke is a musician for the band for KING & COUNTRY, so it was awesome to catch them all at home, as they’re so frequently out of town for tour dates and other events these days.

To give you a little bit of backstory, Courtney and I became friends a long time ago. We grew up in the same part of South Florida and were church choir buddies. I can tell you from years of knowing her that she LOVES coffee and emojis and has had just about every hair color there is. She is wild and free at heart and has an enigmatic spirit that makes everyone drawn to her.

We lost touch for a bit after high school, but both of us ended up living in Nashville as adults, and having baby boys within months of each other (twins in my case). One night when I was exceedingly desperate to connect with another living soul outside of my own four walls, I reached out to her on social media to see if she would like to get together for a mom-date.

Since then we have gotten together for mom-dates and baby-parties, trips to lunch, and then eventually playdates. We both got pregnant within months of each other the second time around, again with boys. Crazy.

SO much has happened with her family in the time since we have reconnected. Luke’s band has become increasingly successful, and in 2013 he almost died after an extreme flare of ulcerative colitis. He thankfully is doing much better now. After he started to recover, he and Courtney recorded a duet about the experience. She invited me to one of their shows last year at the Ryman Auditorium and I was lucky enough to see them perform it together live. It was beautiful.

Have some tissues ready!!!

During their session we photographed them inside their home, and spent a good bit of time in their garden, which I have to say is REALLY impressive. While we were out there, we came across some big, fuzzy caterpillars on Courtney’s tomatoes, so she brought her boys Jude and Phoenix over to take a look and see if they wanted to hold them. Luke pointed out that they were going to ruin the plants and she just shrugged and said, “It’s all good! We all help each other.” and put the little caterpillar back on the plant.

THAT is Courtney in a nutshell.

We also stole a few minutes to get some photos of Courtney and Luke alone, and it started raining a bit with the sun still out and it was just magical!

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney, it was so good to see you so happy in your new, old, perfectly cozy home. I had the best time and hope to see you guys again soon!

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P.S. Chivalry is been something that Luke and his brothers have been championing at their shows; that women (and all people) matter and that they are to be honored and respected. This weekend they released a movie born from those efforts. It is called PRICELESS, and it addresses the subject of human trafficking. I would love it if you would show your support and visit http://PricelessTheMovie.com and go see it in a theatre near you!

This at-home photo session of the Ward family took place in their Murfreesboro, TN home. Mom Autumn had a great vision for how she wanted her portraits to look, and she even painted her bedroom white while 8 months pregnant (!) because she loves a light and bright look. Baby Henry came a bit sooner than planned, but was thankfully perfectly healthy and precious as can be.

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I LOVE doing newborn sessions at clients homes. It is so much more relaxing for everyone, especially since newborn sessions can be a bit time consuming. This family also has a toddler, and it was great for big brother to come and go as he pleased and hop in photos when he felt like it. When he got tired he could wander into the kitchen for a snack and we just easily shifted gears into photos with mom and dad or baby alone.

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From Autumn:

“Leanne came into our home, put us all at ease and was so gracious with us being a little out of sorts due to the recent arrival of our second son— we had been home less than a week when we had her capture our family. We are so so so pleased with our family & newborn session. Thank you Leanne!”

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

black and white film dad and baby portrait |  www.leannevicephotography.com

black and white film dad and baby portrait |  www.leannevicephotography.com

bright at-home baby photography | tennessee film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

Click here to see more newborn sessions from me. 

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I know Scott and Leannah through our local Parents of Multiples club in Murfreesboro, TN. Like them, I also have twin boys, and back when I joined the club Leannah was the president. Scott is also a fellow film lover, and we love to talk shop about cameras and film.

When Scott’s mother and brother came into town to visit, he realized this would probably be the last time they would all be together in one place for a long while, and possibly ever. So, he contacted me for a quick, casual family session – on film of course. 🙂

I love this session because nobody stressed about what to wear or if they should put on shoes, or if everyone was looking at the camera to say cheese. They just wanted to document being together. The outcome was a fun, relaxed session and images that really show their family’s personality.

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Large Family Photo Session Ideas | Casual Family Photo Session  www.leannevicephotography.com

Mini Session season is in full swing!

This sweet family lives out of town and grandma contacted me to take some portraits of her grandkids while they were in Nashville. We photographed this session at Ellington Ag Center and the kids did so well!

Click here to see more baby and child photography and click here for an exciting announcement about mini session pricing and availability! 

A Fun Kid's Mini Session in Nashville | Portrait Photography Pricing

A Fun Kid's Mini Session in Nashville | Portrait Photography Pricing

A Fun Kid's Mini Session in Nashville | Portrait Photography Pricing

A Fun Kid's Mini Session in Nashville | Portrait Photography Pricing

A Fun Kid's Mini Session in Nashville | Portrait Photography Pricing

A Fun Kid's Mini Session in Nashville | Portrait Photography Pricing

A Fun Kid's Mini Session in Nashville | Portrait Photography Pricing

And speaking of Mini Sessions, Fall Film Mini Sessions have been announced! Spots are limited, so contact me today to book one for your family! These are the least expensive photo sessions I offer all year and they sell out quickly. This year they are being held at the same venue as the kid’s mini session featured above.

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Nashville Fall 2016 Mini Sessions

As any mother does, I love taking photos of my own kids. Since it is summer, we have taken lots of photos of the boys outside recently, so I wanted to change it up and do something I love doing for clients that we hadn’t done yet – a lifestyle photo session.

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Since all sessions are more fun for kids when they have something to do (and snacks always help!) baking cookies seemed like an obvious choice! We have lots of M&Ms around lately since we just finished potty training, so we made some yummy M&M cookies.

The boys love to help with everything at this age and they had so much fun. You should definitely these cookies out if you get the chance, they were delicious!

The recipe was adapted from Pretty Simple Sweet and Alton Brown’s chewy cookie recipes. The secret is melted butter, plenty of brown sugar (the darker the better), and only using the yolk of the second egg. Also, chill the dough or the cookies will spread.

Fun M&M Cookies

Yields 16-24 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour (bread flour is even better if you have it)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1.5 sticks of butter, melted

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar (the darker the better)

1 large egg

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup M&Ms

Directions:

Melt the butter over low heat. set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined. Whisk in the egg, yolk, and vanilla extract. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until well combined, but don’t over-mix.

Chill the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight (nap time was our perfect chilling opportunity). Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Scoop rounded dough onto prepared baking sheet (parchment paper might be a good idea, but I didn’t use any). Bake between 12-18 minutes depending on the size of your cookies. Cookies are done when they just start to brown on the edges.

Cool, eat, and store leftovers (if there are any) in an airtight container.

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

Toddlers Baking Cookies | Family Lifestyle Photo Shoot on Film

I recently started a post series highlighting the top photo session locations around the Nashville, TN area. This is the second post in the series and I hope you will find it helpful!

I’m Leanne of Leanne Vice Photography and I have photographed my fair share of baby, family, maternity, and engagement sessions nearby. Contact me now to inquire about a photo session for your family or click here to learn a little bit more about me.

This absolutely LOVELY Mother/daughter session was shot at Arrington Vineyards in Franklin, TN. Arrington is one of my absolute favorites and I often take my own kids there. Learn more about Arrington Vineyards:

We welcome you to visit our gorgeous hillside winery! Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or dinner to enjoy along with our award winning wines […] you are welcome to bring your own blankets and camping chairs to enjoy our beautiful scenic 75 acres.

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Tips for Your Session at Arrington Vineyards

There are lots of swings in the vineyards which make for a great photo opportunity or a place to just relax and enjoy the view. There are lots of swings in the vineyards which make for a great photo opportunity or a place to just relax and enjoy the view.

Bring your Walking Shoes

The varied landscape at Arrington is a great spot for all kind of photo sessions. The varied landscape at Arrington is a great spot for all kind of photo sessions.

Arrington Vineyards is on a big hill and it is quite a trek getting to the top, especially if you are in nice clothes. Try to park as close to the area you will be shooting at as you can and save yourself the hike, and if you will be wearing dress shoes, wait to change into them until you get to your destination.

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Hydrate!

The mountain views at Arrington Vineyards are like nothing else nearby.  The mountain views at Arrington Vineyards are like nothing else nearby.

I have made the mistake of not bringing water a few times, so learn from me and bring some! Thankfully, the gift shop does sell bottled water if you happen to forget (and obviously, wine too).

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Don’t Forget Snacks

Little Adelaide had a great time picking some pretty, delicate flowers during our session. Little Adelaide had a great time picking some pretty, delicate flowers during our session.

Especially if you are going to be bringing kids along, make sure to bring snacks to keep everyone happy. Just remember not to pack any snacks that will stain teeth or clothes!

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Shoot on a Weekday

I love the connection and emotion in these mother-daughter images. I love the connection and emotion in these mother-daughter images.

Arrington Vineyards has some awesome events on the weekends and they draw big crowds. You should absolutely check them out sometime, but for photo sessions, stick to times of the week when the Vineyards aren’t as crowded.

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Visit the Gift Shop

Heidi rented an AMAZING dress for her session. Check out my Pinterest boards for outfit ideas or contact me to ask about what you should wear! Heidi rented an AMAZING dress for her session. Check out my Pinterest boards for outfit ideas or contact me to ask about what you should wear!

After your session is a great time to check out the gift shop, they sell wine, snacks, and have tables outside so you can enjoy the last bit of sunset after your shoot. You could even bring a picnic and turn your shoot into a nice, relaxing evening!

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Abide by the Rules

There is nothing better than a mama's love. I love capturing the little details of this beautiful relationship. There is nothing better than a mama’s love. I love capturing the little details of this beautiful relationship.

As with any venue there are a few rules to keep in mind. Arrington does not allow pets or adult beverages from other places. Visit their website for more information on guidelines and hours.

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I hope you found some inspiration for your next photoshoot and that you will consider shooting at Arrington! Contact me now to book a session for your family!

The Pollard family in front of their Green Hills home. The Pollard family in front of their Green Hills home.

I had the pleasure of taking photos for the Pollard family last year as baby Jack’s newborn photographer. Since that session was in the winter, we photographed it inside their gorgeous home. Click here to see more from Jack’s newborn session.

Dad James is a builder and designed and built their Forest Hills area home. It is so lovely! Dad James is a builder and designed and built their Forest Hills area home. It is so lovely!

I frequently photograph newborn photo sessions in client’s homes and it is just so much more relaxing for them not to have to travel. Click here to see more newborn sessions from me (most of which were photographed without the family leaving home).

Lauren picked the cutest outfits for their session. Click here to see my Pinterest Boards filled with outfit ideas for your photo session! Lauren picked the cutest outfits for their session. Click here to see my Pinterest Boards filled with outfit ideas for your photo session!

This session was to commemorate little Jack turning 6 months old. They have always made baby sessions a family affair which I absolutely love!

Big sister Vivian is so sweet and let me get some great portraits of her. Big sister Vivian is so sweet and let me get some great portraits of her.

Photographing the family here in the house they are building their family in makes these images super personal and special for them. Since it was warm out and our last session was inside the house, we decided to head outside for this one.

Isn't this the sweetest thing ever?! I am so glad we captured this adorable brother-sister moment. Isn’t this the sweetest thing ever?! I am so glad we captured this adorable brother-sister moment.

They had some gorgeous white hydrangeas growing out front so we stopped for a few shots in front of them.

I love Jack's adorable little monogrammed bubble romper. Such a southern baby thing!  I love Jack’s adorable little monogrammed bubble romper. Such a southern baby thing!

Then we moved to the backyard where we found some nice shady spots for family portraits. Baby Jack is happiest in the morning, so we held this session at 8am. I am happy to accommodate all sorts of schedules, and being a baby and child photographer I realize that sometimes that means early mornings! Let me know if you would like to book a morning session for your baby!

This is an awesome age, when babies can sit up, but not get into anything or run away from the photographer! Haha! This is an awesome age, when babies can sit up, but not get into anything or run away from the photographer! Haha! Jack is just learning how to sit up and he did so good! Jack is just learning how to sit up and he did so good!

I have had lots of practice with kids in front of the camera seeing as I have three boys of my own. Click here to read more fun facts about me.

Jack and Viv are such sweet kids, I adore photographing them! Jack and Viv are such sweet kids, I adore photographing them! You can't have a family photography session without every member of the family. Of course their dog had to get in on the photos!  You can’t have a family photography session without every member of the family. Of course their dog had to get in on the photos! ...and so did the cat! …and so did the cat!

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Vivian has excellent twirling skills. :) Vivian has excellent twirling skills. 🙂 Baby Jack sitting on his blanket in the backyard. Baby Jack sitting on his blanket in the backyard.

It was a pleasure taking their family portraits and I hope they treasure these photos for years to come.

Sweetest big sister ever! Sweetest big sister ever!

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