Stiver Family | Collierville Family Photographer

You know what is worth its weight in gold...finding the "one" when it comes to a hairdresser.  Lucky for me, I met her years ago when I first moved to Memphis!  We have both had babies together, laughed together, grown in our business together and I consider my time with her one part - catch up on life and another part - therapy session.  So naturally any time I can return the favor and make her and her family shine, I am all for it!  And if you are currently searching for "the one", then look up Natalie!!

Newborn William | Memphis Newborn Photographer

If you have followed along with me and my business (formally Pea Pie Photography), you have probably noticed that my newborn sessions have evolved over the past 5 years.  I started off posing newborns with blankets and wraps and hats and bows but that really isn't what made my heart sing.  I have come to find, that for me and my art, I am most in love with the connection, the newness and the simple moments from newborn sessions.  So during my lifestyle newborn sessions I focus more on the family and give a littler extra attention to the big brother or sister if needed, rather than getting a newborn to sleep so that he or she can be posed a certain way.  I loved getting to know the A family and I am kicking myself for not sharing this post sooner because it is clients like these that make it all worth it for me!

One Year Old Photo Session | Collierville Photographer

You will come to find that when my blog is quiet, it normally means that I am out meeting and photographing sweet families and this fall has been no exception.  I don't like to spoil client's Christmas cards so I will share a precious mini session I had with 1 year old Blakely back in the summer! 

Newborn Addie | Memphis Newborn Photographer

This session was a first for me and I am so thankful it was with this sweet family!  The S family had been praying and waiting for their adopted child and finally that all changed on June 29th when this blessing came into the world and they were able to call her their own!  If you are interested in their story of adoption, they have a website that shows their faith and joy through this process.  Addie, you are so loved and congrats to the S family on now being a family of three!

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Rooks Family | Collierville Family Photographer

It had been over 20 years since this family had their pictures professional done!  20 years people! I just loved that we connected and were able to put some updated family photos on the walls of their new home!  

Collierville Maternity Photographer

This sweet couple will be welcoming their first baby boy in a few short weeks.  They were so easy going and relaxed in front of the camera and the Mama-to-be was just glowing!!

Nickel Family | Collierville Family Photographer

I knew this family and I would be a great match when they said they truly were interested in candid photos of them together.  Since we were so close to the square and they are Collierville residents, we headed there to finish up their session and it was a great ending to a great session.

Extended Family | Collierville Family Photographer

Mommy & Me Mini Sessions | Collierville Photographer

Every year I look forward to letting dads off the hook when I shoot these Mommy & Me Mini sessions.  It is always one of my favorite sessions because cuddles and kisses are what moms do best so naturally the photos are always full of emotion!  I only offer these once a year, so if you are interested in getting notifications for next year be sure to subscribe to my newsletter!