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I’ve neglected the blog lately, but I’ve realized that in doing so I’m actually neglecting to share some of my favorite work! If you enjoy seeing more photos, you’re in luck! I’ll be sharing several favorite sessions as I gear up for the busy wedding and engagament season. This session is one of my favorites from the fall, and this family is the best! They are beautiful and authentic, and Nic and feel so blessed to have gotten to know them as friends. I’m thrilled to share some of their gorgeous images with you, and they showcase what I love most about outdoor family sessions.
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As a creative small business owner, it’s such a blessing to have friends in the industry… those people who get you and what you’re doing. These are the people you ask for advice, who help you bounce around ideas, and who share great tips and tricks. They are your cheerleaders and you get to be theirs! I was all ears when my friend Melissa told me she was launching a new website for her floral design business. I always have a million questions when it comes to these sorts of things! But, I was even more thrilled when she asked if I would work with her on new headshots for the website. I was already loving the gorgeous site she put together, the white space, the clean look, and of course the beautiful florals! It was so much fun to capture some action shots of her working with flowers, as well as a few professional head shots to use. Here are a few favorites from my session with Melissa.
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Thank you so much, Melissa, for the opportunity to work with you! I’m so thrilled for you and your recent launch of the new website!

Sharing a sweet newborn session today! I am always honored when friends tell their friends about Teasley Photography, and baby Luke’s parents happen to know some great friends of ours! Yay!!! I’ve shared this before, but since becoming a mom, newborn sessions have so much more meaning to me! I loved meeting Luke and his parents (and awesome pups as well). His blue nursery is simple and meaningful with family heirlooms and pieces all around. Enjoy some favorites from our session.

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On the Farm

January 7, 2015 — Leave a comment

Some friends of mine recently moved, and I’m so glad Rachel and I ventured out to the farm earlier this fall before they did! This is the same location where I did Farm Mini Sessions, and a number of other sessions you’ll see soon. I found these and had to share!

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Merry Christmas! We are taking a little break to enjoy some time with family celebrating the birth of our Savior this season! But, while we are away, I wanted to leave you with a few fun images from our trip to a Christmas Tree Farm earlier this season. You’ll notice a couple of hair-in-the-face and tearful real-life images. Let these encourage you that it happens to all of us, even photographers! Enjoy these days with those you love. We hope and pray you have a blessed Christmas season, and we look forward to the exciting family sessions and weddings that the new year will bring!

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This fall… it’s been so crazy and such a blessing! I’m honored that friends and clients entrust me with their family photos. I’ve always said that mini sessions are a great way to get just a few images as a memory of this season in your family’s life. They are perfect for that one Christmas card photo of all your family together, and I am always, always a fan of parents being in photos with their kids. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite images from each of our mini sessions on a farm in Leiper’s Fork, just outside of Franklin, TN. This farm is one of my all-time favorite locations, and I am excited to share even more full sessions from this location in the days ahead! Enjoy these mini session highlights!

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Do you love mini sessions? Would you like to see them offered more during the year? If so, leave a comment and let me know!

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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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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.TeasleyPhotography_0252.jpg

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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!

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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Adrienne + Garrett | Engaged

September 8, 2014 — 1 Comment

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! 😀
  • 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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