Yes, sibling sessions can be a little longer, a little crazier, and a LOT louder, but the payoff can also be amazing!! Love these ones!

 

 

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Changing my business model 6 months ago to spend more time with all of my families designing albums, wall art, etc instead of simply handing over a cd was terrifying. I was afraid that we were too far into the “digital age” of photography for people to see the value of heirloom quality art, and that my clients would all but disappear.

I. Was. Wrong.

More and more people are realizing that those precious photos sitting on a cd are doing the same thing they were doing 6 weeks ago, 6 months ago, 6 years ago…sitting in a drawer somewhere wrapped with the best of intentions.
They are looking for guidance, and for someone to take the guess work out of it for them! I have never felt better (or more proud) of what I do because I am helping my families show off what THEY are most proud of.

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Featured Business of the Week | Edwards Photography Studios

The Key Team local’s business of the week… Edwards Photography Studios!!!

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Edwards Photography Studios is a family owned and operated photography studio, specializing in Maternity, Newborn, Baby, 1 year, and 1st Birthday Cake Smashes. Their style is very simple with

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If you know me at all, you know I am a HUGE proponent of reading to littles.  Not just toddlers, but even as babies!  We read so much to our littles that they have some of their favorite books memorized and it’s so cute to watch/listen to them “read” to each other!

A dear friend of mine, Rebekah George (who just so happens to be awaiting the arrival of her own set of b/g twins) is putting together their first library, and shared some great ideas for first books!!  http://www.getgorge.com/2016/01/babies-first-library.html

Have you heard of Imagination Library created by Dolly Parton?   In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.  For more information, and to check on availability in your area simply click here and fill in the information!

We love receiving the new books every month, and then donate them after they are outgrown!

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I rarely do sessions after a year, but when Momma called wanting a Mommy & Me photography session with her little Tatum, I couldn’t resist!  I’ve been photographing this adorable little girl since she was born!  How can you say no to that little face??

Enjoy a few highlights from this adorable photography session!

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I grew up a Chicago Bears fan (my Dad and his family were from there) so you can imagine how excited I was when little Grady showed up with his Chicago Bears jersey to his 1 yr photography session!  Even through the tears, he was the cutest little thing!!

Enjoy the highlights from this 1 year…

 

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As we all know, many things don’t always go as planned, especially when you have a new addition to incorporate into your plan. Having a newborn baby is a major change in your life, so plans sometimes just go out the window.  After meeting and talking to so many new mothers, it seems that breastfeeding can be very discouraging if it doesn’t go as planned or imagined. Please don’t get discouraged, as you are not alone.  Parents.com shared this excellent article for tips to successful breastfeeding, so we thought we would pass it along.  Also, remember if the plan changes, it’s ok…just enjoy every moment either way because it is all priceless.

http://www.parents.com/baby/breastfeeding/tips/secrets-for-breastfeeding-success/

 

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Photo Credit:  Thayer Allyson Gowdy

*Please note, while the information published on this site is believed to be accurate, it is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Statements and opinions expressed should not be considered facts to replace those from your qualified health care provider.

 

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What a fun time it was watching these two monkeying around for their 1st birthday photo shoot and cake smash!  Bella and Brody were so much fun during their shoot at our Old Hickory, TN Studio.  You can see the sparkle in the eyes of these little Alabama fans!  Enjoy the highlights from the photography session!…

Bella and Brody

 

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We made an announcement a few weeks ago regarding the awarding of our 1st Bexleigh grant from Starfish Infertility Foundation!

Well, it’s time for you to meet the recipients!

Meet Tracey and Casey Hightower!  We fell in love with them after reading their application regarding their struggles and heartbreak from their infertility journey.  That they have been so open with the road they are traveling melts my heart because I know how easy it can be to post the “great news” but how hard it can be to post the setbacks and negative results. Instead of being able to grieve peacefully you have to explain to a couple thousand people how disappointed you are, while fielding questions of why it didn’t work, what happens next, etc.

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Tracey and Casey just recently went through an IVF cycle that was unfortunately unsuccessful.  The good news is that they have some frozen embryos, and will be doing another transfer in early 2016.  Starfish Infertility Foundation is so excited to announce that we will be able to cover the entire $3850 they needed for the procedure!  With the service Casey has given to our country in his 4 deployments, and the sacrifices Tracey had to make standing by his side, I cannot put into words how grateful I am to be able to give something back to them.

**For more information on Starfish Infertility Foundation, to donate to our grants, or to apply for help go to: www.starfishinfertilityfoundation.org

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More about Tracey and Casey:

Never in a million years would I have believed that I would struggle with becoming a mother. I was born to be a mother. Casey was born to be a father…but here we are, filling out this profile and asking for help from you.

Let me tell you our story.

In 2013 I started working for an OB/GYN in Hendersonville. I LOVED it!! I was constantly around pregnant women, beautiful babies and I was learning so much. It was the perfect job…at first. Roughly a year after being at this job Casey and I decided it was time to start our own family and I was more than excited! I faithfully tracked cycles and peed on countless pregnancy tests, but it just wasn’t happening. I cried everyday on the drive home from work because what was once a fun job, was now a constant reminder that I wasn’t getting pregnant. Soon after I left the OB/GYNs office, my heart couldn’t stand all the pregnancies around me any longer. After 8 months of trying to conceive, my doctor agreed (after a small amount of begging on my part) to start me on fertility medications. I remember him saying that if the medication did not help in getting me pregnant, then he would have to send me to a specialist. Well, needless to say the Clomid didn’t help and I still could not shake the feeling that something else was wrong. I was desperate and finally requested to have an HSG performed, although I had no reason to think that anything should be found on the scan. Something was found though. My tubes were completely blocked in multiple places and were beyond repair, so out they went. I will never forget the doctor telling me that I would never be able to get pregnant naturally and that IVF is our only option. I am now 2 months post op and we are about to dive deep into IVF.

To say that we are overwhelmed is an understatement. In addition to the fertility struggles, we have recently lost our first born, our gorgeous English Mastiff, Kitty Fan-Oodle Hightower. She was our baby and without her we are completely lost. It probably sounds ridiculous, but we are “crazy dog people”, at least with her we were. I had been getting more and more nervous about the injections, egg retrieval and transfer, but with my sweet Kitty…my nerves were easily managed. She kept me calm and she couldn’t wait to sniff baby butts and be the other little momma to my babes. After a lot of discussion, Casey and I decided to post pone IVF for a month to get our hearts back on track, after all, our worlds were rocked when God took that precious fur baby from us.

I recently posted something on my FaceBook account that read “Infertility: a medical condition which diminishes self-esteem, your social life, as well as checking and savings accounts. Causes sudden urges to pee on sticks, cry, scream and fear pregnancy announcements: treated by a medical specialist who you pay to knock you up (this does not always work).” This quote PERFECTLY describes how we feel.

 

**For more information on Starfish Infertility Foundation, to donate to our grants, or to apply for help go to: www.starfishinfertilityfoundation.org

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You just found out your pregnant!…CONGRATULATIONS!  The exciting news can be overwhelming, so when you head into your first prenatal doctor’s appointment, use this checklist as a guide so you don’t forget to cover your questions or concerns. This check list provided by www.TheBump.com, covers many important topics you should discuss with your doctor.  The best advice from this article, “Remember, no question is too silly… so ask away!”

http://www.thebump.com/a/checklist-first-prenatal-checkup-questions

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*Please note, while the information published on this site is believed to be accurate, it is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Statements and opinions expressed should not be considered facts to replace those from your qualified health care provider.

 

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Introducing Mr. Parker Alan!…born 9/28/15 and weighing in at 6lbs and 9oz!  We love our jobs so much because we are able to share the most special memories with our clients.  Every newborn session is unique and we get a little teary eyed at the beautiful miracles in front of us.  As you can imagine, if you have this experience with an active duty military daddy, it only adds to the sentiment.  Thank you to you both for sharing this special moment with us!

Enjoy the highlights from this newborn photography session!…

 

Parker Allen

 

 

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Your baby is taking his/her first bite of real food….scary right?  Afterall, we can barely process the processed things we eat on a daily basis.  Not to worry, you don’t have to overthink it.  Below, is a great website we found courtesy of  Momtastic.  In one hour a week, you can make all the food your baby needs.  It takes that long to load the car these days, right?!

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/

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Great foods they mention to stock up on:

  • avocado
  • pumpkin
  • sweet potatoes
  • eggs
  • mango
  • spices

 

*Please note, while the information published on this site is believed to be accurate, it is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Statements and opinions expressed should not be considered facts to replace those from your qualified health care provider.

 

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We have had so many sweet babies in our photography studio this year, so it appears we have obviously gotten behind on blogs…this adorable baby boy was born in July!…Either way, say hello to Mr. Braydon Ray, born  7/18/15  at 5:23pm  and weighing 8lbs 21 ozs.  I still can stop adoring his beautiful hair….it’s looks like silk!  Enjoy the highlights from this newborn baby photography session!…

Brayden Ray

 

 

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Welcome to the world Mr. Vincent Bruce!…born 9/24/15 and weighing in at 8lbs and 2oz!  This sweet baby boy has been such a blessing!  We have known this wonderful couple for years and now they have an adorable new addition. It makes it extra special to share this journey with our friends.  Enjoy the highlights from this session!…

 

Vincent Bruce

 

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