More sweet families and beautiful children headed your way! I love this family. We’ve had the honor of being in church small group with them for several years and have loved getting to know them! In fact, you may remember sweet Leah’s newborn session that happened just over a year ago. She celebrated her first birthday in September, and we did a little family session to celebrate. This session took place in a lovely backyard in Brentwood, and I love the way these turned out. Here are a few favorites… TeasleyPhotography_0027.jpg
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And, of course, big sister may or may not have been performing songs from Frozen during this entire family session! It was quite the entertainment. So much fun!
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So excited to share this sweet session with you! Gabby Jo is growing so fast… in fact I just photographed her 9-month baby session, and she is a doll! Here are a few favorites from her 6-month session with her family at Crockett Park.
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I recently shared Wyatt’s First Birthday Party, and at the party, Wyatt’s mom asked me which type of photography was my favorite to capture. I told her that while I truly love weddings and being a part of a couple’s big day most of all, when it comes to families, milestone sessions are my favorite. I love one year portraits and two year portraits because I get to document a little one doing what they do best: playing, laughing, and loving on their family. No, they are not always perfectly behaved, and not every session is easy, but every session is genuine and fun!

I was so excited that following that party conversation, Wyatt’s mom booked a session with me to document him turning one. This was earlier in the fall when mosquitoes were still out and we were all sweating like crazy, but these guys were such troopers! Even Wyatt loved dressing up and playing in the park despite the super warm temps. Here are a few favorites from our session at Ellington Agricultural Center.

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Wyatt’s First Birthday Party

December 16, 2014 — 1 Comment

I love being a family photographer and capturing memories of special times in a family’s legacy. The first birthday is such a milestone, and I believe it’s just as much of a “three cheers, we made it 12 months!” for the parents as it is for the little one. Early this fall, Wyatt had a fun sock monkey themed first birthday party in his family’s home! The decorations were perfect and of course he was the cutest little monkey. Be on the lookout for more to come from Wyatt’s one year portrait session!

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Confession: Haley getting married means I officially feel old! I had the privilege of getting to know Haley when her family moved to Birmingham and she was in about the 5th grade. As a college student, I led her small group for a couple of years, babysat Haley and her brother, and enjoyed getting to know her sweet family. Now, it is such an honor to watch her grow up into a beautiful bride to be. She and Justin met at church right around the time I moved away, and they have been dating since high school. I can’t wait to see where the Lord takes them as they pursue graduate school and life as newlyweds.

For this engagement session, we met up in downtown Nashville so we could document their engagement alongside the beautiful Nashville skyline. The light was gorgeous, as you can see below. Haley and Justin, I’m so excited for your Birmingham wedding! I’m a firm believer that the marriage should be more beautiful than the wedding, and I can’t wait to see where marriage takes y’all together.
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November 2014 Goals

November 1, 2014 — Leave a comment

Happy November! I love the beautiful season of autumn and all the amazing colors it brings. November is going to be a fun but crazy month around these parts. In just a couple of weeks we will celebrate Rachel’s first birthday and I cannot believe it’s already been nearly a year since God blessed us with the birth of this little one. For this month, I hope to keep the goals simple, but there are quite a few exciting things happening! Here’s to a month of thanksgiving and celebration.

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NOVEMBER GOALS:

  • Photograph lots more beautiful families.
  • Attend a conference for me.
  • Plan and host Rachel’s first birthday party (keeping it small with just family).
  • Host cousins visiting from out of state.
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with family.
  • Keep a thankfulness journal.
  • Catch up with editing and organizing pictures from Rachel’s first year. Print and archive some favorites.
  • Continue to document our home building adventures.
  • Visit a Christmas Tree Farm

Did you catch one of my favorite recent family sessions and of course Rachel in the Fall?
What about this beautiful Birmingham engagement session?

Rachel in the Fall

October 30, 2014 — 1 Comment

With the leaves changing quite beautifully and the 80 degree temps we’ve had, I decided to take Rachel outside and do a quick little fall shoot before it rained and turned cold. These shots were all taken in Nic’s parents’ back yard and front yard. For any photographers reading this, these first several were shot with the 135L, and the last two were shot with the 35L to show off not only Rachel but the beautiful tree behind her, too! I love the leaves that got stuck in her feet :) aaaaand that I caught her picking her nose! ;)

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I’m so excited to share this beautiful fall session with y’all! If there were ever a family session that really showcases my photography style, this would be it. I love everything about this… the neutral colors that allow the family’s faces to shine, the open field, the beautiful light, and of course the fun personalities. Hope you enjoy this one! It was a blast to photograph the Goggans family.

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Did you miss out on our Fall Mini Sessions, but still want fall family pictures? Contact me to schedule a session!

Adalee | 9 Month Baby Photos

October 14, 2014 — 1 Comment

I have always said that six months is one of my favorite ages, but as Rachel grows, I’m loving months 8, 9, 10, and 11. Each stage seems to get more and more fun! Adalee’s 9-month session was no different. She is adorable, and is always dressed in the sweetest outfits! You’ll see her Bama roots coming out in the precious hounds-tooth dress! Check out a few of my personal favorites from our photo session at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.

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October 2014 Goals

October 1, 2014 — Leave a comment

Wow! October… such a month of change and crazy. I’m excited about it! Speaking of crazy, things have been a bit crazy around the Teasley casa, or lack there of (wink!) these past few weeks. Keep up with our fun home-building adventures on Instagram! Sorry I missed September, but let’s just say I’m welcoming October like my friend Nancy Ray says ;) and ready for this new month. God is good and I’m so thankful to see His faithfulness all around me, especially in the craziness of life! I’m trying hard to make more time for things that matter most these days… As I do, I’m humbled daily, remembering my need for a Savior and the importance of stopping, resting, and being utterly dependent on Him!

And then there’s this little one pictured below. She will be one soon, and as hard as it is to believe, it’s amazing that God has brought us this far! Woohoo! 10 months is a fun stage of smiles, giggles, waving, pulling up, and exploring her world!

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In between caring for her and enjoying family time, goals for October include the following:

  • Break ground on our new home
  • Shoot lots of amazing mini sessions, newborn, engagement, AND family sessions (Can we say, “Busiest month of the year!” ?!?!)
  • Visit Birmingham and Montgomery
  • Speak at a fun conference
  • Break in my brand new camera body
  • Experiment with more film
  • Catch up with Rachel’s pictures from her first year
  • Start to plan a fun and SIMPLE first birthday celebration for Rachel

What are your goals for the month? Would love to hear so share a link to them in the comments!

I’m excited to offer Fall Mini Sessions this year… four dates at four three different locations. Each date has limited availability so book your session now!

Fall Mini Sessions

UPDATE: OCTOBER 26 MINI SESSIONS ARE NOW IN THE NASHVILLE/BRENTWOOD AREA!

FAQs:

What is a mini session? A mini session is 15 to 20-minute session for you and your family at a beautiful time of year. This isn’t a full session, but we will work quickly to get family photos, group shots, individual shots of kids, and whatever else we can squeeze in! You’ll receive 5-10 edited images to download and use as you please. Mini sessions can also easily be gifted to a family member or friend!

How many people can be in my photos? The $95 fee covers up to five family members and/or pets. If you have additional family members, contact me for details before booking.

How do I know if a mini session is right for me? Mini sessions are perfect for those looking for a beautiful Christmas card photo or simply a couple of professional images to document your kids or family at this stage.

What if I don’t think 15 minutes will be enough time for my family? I have a limited number of family portrait sessions still available this fall. Feel free to contact me about scheduling one of these one-hour sessions if you don’t think a mini session is the right fit for your family. With a full session you’ll receive at least 30-40 edited digital images.

What do we do if it rains? Each Tennessee location (Leipers Fork and Nashville/Brentwood) has an alternate rain date. Birmingham sessions are refundable for inclimate weather.

Do I have to pay up front? Yes. You’ll reserve your spot by paying for the time slot you choose. When it’s time for your session, you just show up. No  ATM visits or check writing to remember!

How quickly will I receive my images? I work to deliver mini session images within two weeks of your session.

What should I wear? Jewel tones and earth tones tend to be the most flattering on people. I like to tell families I work with that it’s much better to coordinate than to match. Let’s not be cheesy and all wear the exact same color top and pants, but instead wear colors that compliment one another. Let your personality (and your kids’ personalities) shine. Wear something that’ll make you feel like a million bucks! You can always text me to get opinions on outfits as well. I’m here to help!

Can I bring a prop for my child or a favorite quilt/blanket? Absolutely! This is a quick session, so we may not be able to use all your props, but bring whatever you’d like.

I have more questions. No problem. Simply contact me with your questions!

UPDATE: October 18 and 19 are SOLD OUT, but we still have availability October 26 in NASHVILLE.

Ready to book? CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW.

Not sure yet? Check out some of the highlights from last fall’s mini sessions!

It’s almost time for Ally and Nathan to celebrate their one-year anniversary, so it’s high time I share their gorgeous wedding day with you.

Ally and Nathan have a beautiful love story! They met at the University of Alabama, and dated all through college. Getting married during football season in the state of Alabama is quite a feat, but these two were up for the task. They had a beautiful yellow and navy wedding in September at quite a picturesque venue- Rancho de Las Aguilas, just outside of Birmingham. With a combination of vintage inspiration and DIY details including flowers, table settings, and invitations, this turned out to be quite the Southern wedding! One of my favorite parts of the day was when the bride and her father surprised all the guests halfway through their father/daughter dance, as they pulled out their University of Alabama shakers and concluded with a choreographed dance to “Sweet Home Alabama.” Enjoy a few favorite images from their beautiful day! Ally Wedding-2728

VENDORS:
Location: Rancho de las Aguilas
Bridal Gown from Bridal Bliss
Reception Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Bride’s shoes: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsman Attire from Joseph A. Bank
Flowers: Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Sherry Merrifield in Trussville
Memory Flowers: Frequent Flower in Trussville
Catering: Sherry Merrifield
Officiant: Blake Jenkins
Cake: Sherry Merrifield
Video: CAM Video Productions
DJ: Puttin on the Ritz (Russ Randolph)
Invitations and Programs designed by Bradford H. Forehand (Ally’s brother)
Hair by Barbara Roegner of Color Splash in Trussville
Make-up by Melissa Jones of Sephora

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I’m thrilled to share today’s session with you! Adrienne and Garrett are such a fun couple, and I couldn’t be more excited to be their wedding photographer in January! Adrienne lived with us for semester while working at LifeWay, and we loved sharing our home with her. Adrienne and Garrett met working camp together several summers ago. (Side note – I just realized I interviewed both of them for the job, and God had something so much bigger in store!)

This summer they were in Nashville along with Adrienne’s camp team, and we decided to do a sunrise engagement session! I wanted to scream when they told me they were up for the challenge… I was so pumped. Camp is hard work with very little sleep, so I had a hard time believing they would voluntarily get up that early to hang out with me and have some pictures taken. Needless to say (as you can tell from the photo below) it was the right decision and the light was absolutely gorgeous. Adrienne and Garrett, Nic and I can’t wait for your Virginia wedding!

 

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Welcome to busy season at Teasley Photography! Fall photo shoots are really gearing up, and in between all those sessions, I’m excited to continuing sharing some of the images I captured over the summer. Lincoln turned two in June, and his family had a little surprise to share right around his birthday. Check out some of my favorite images from this session, including his super cute “Big Brother” shirt and their beautiful new home.

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Gabby Jo | 3 Month Baby Photos

September 3, 2014 — 1 Comment

Sharing a beautiful family and a sweet little girl today! I’m honored to capture photographs of Gabby Jo all throughout her first year. These images are part of her 3-month session at her family’s home in Brentwood. Be sure to scroll to the end to see her super cute expressions!

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Fall is approaching, and I’m excited to think about planning Nashville Fall Mini Sessions and to showcase some of the beautiful people I’ve had the honor of photographing this summer. Get ready, because the blog is back in action with lots of sweet families, gorgeous couples, and oh-so-cute kiddos! I’d love to introduce you to my friend, Kristen and her family. Kristen won a free session here on the blog over a year ago, and after several hilarious failed attempts we finally were able to schedule a session, just before they moved across the pond for six months. Now they are in Cambridge, enjoying city life and the longest winter ever. What a dream it would be to venture over and capture just a simple day in the life of this sweet family… bicycling around town, studying at the library, exploring parks, and enjoying English culture! While I dream, enjoy these summer photos… here are a few favorites from our time together in Birmingham (Alabama, not England! :))

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August 2014 Goals

August 1, 2014 — Leave a comment

Happy July, I mean August! I usually work hard to post my goals around the first of the month… but I missed a whole month. July was a whirlwind. Why, you ask? Because this happened…

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And getting our home ready to sell involved involved lots and lots of cleaning, de-cluttering (check that off my list for the past few months and months!), painting, cleaning, scrubbing, buying, returning, painting, cleaning, and well, you get the drift! And then our house sold within just a few short days! {Insert plug for our amazing realtor, Alex, of Helton Real Estate Group.}

Meanwhile, we took some engagement photos of a beautiful couple, had some fun summer family photos taken of our little family, went to Mississippi for the family reunion, and so much more. This weekend we are off to visit family and celebrate milestone birthdays, as well as introduce Rachel to a host of extended family and friends. If you think of it, would you pray for me today? I have a bit of anxiety about traveling with an 8-month-old!

So, where does that leave us for August? Here are a few of my goals for the month:

  • Take a trip to California.
  • Pack up our house.
  • Move into the basement.
  • Close on our land and finalize plans for our new home.
  • Take a fun little weekend beach trip with friends! :-D
  • Establish a little bit of a routine in our in-between home.

And I’ll leave you with a few sweet images from our family reunion in Mississippi!

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Lauren and Codie are such an incredibly fun couple! I love watching them interact with one another and have fun together. I first met them at Erin & Bryan’s wedding last summer, where Lauren was a bridesmaid and Codie caught the garter! They will tie the knot this December, and Nic & I are so excited to document their Christmas wedding. For their engagement shoot, we went to downtown Murfreesboro and a park nearby. The weather turned out perfect. Codie was a collegiate golfer so you’ll see a couple of hints of his love for golf in this shoot. :) Lauren & Codie, can’t wait for your wedding!

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Excited to share these one-year-old photos with you today! Between a beautiful family and some gorgeous light, I can’t ask for a much better opportunity to document this fun milestone. It feels like just yesterday I was photographing Noah’s sweet newborn session.

 

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