Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring is here!

I am loving the tulips and colors in Westhaven right now. The flowers have bloomed early so we have already started our Spring portraits. Here is a cutie that wouldn't stay still for portraits. She was eager to check everything out, and in a hurry too! We finished right as the rain set in. Perfect timing all around!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lebanon Wedding - Fairview Church, StoneBridge Club

Here is a sneak peek from my wedding yesterday. I cannot wait to show you the details from this wedding in Lebanon. But for now, here is a sweet photo of the bride & groom by the fountain in front of their reception location, StoneBridge Club.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Clearview Baptist Head shots - Franklin, TN

The first round of head shots for Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin, TN are being burned to a Cd to be delivered to the church. They had a great idea to use this khaki sofa and a missionary even used a prop in her photo. Some lounged and some just smiled. It was a fun time working with all 24 of them. Thanks Clearview!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wedding in Bellevue - Nashville Photographer

What a beautiful, sunny day this past Saturday. Especially since Bellevue had a terrible storm producing a tornado the day before! Sherralyn and David's wedding was filled with joyful tears and beautiful details at First United Pentecostal Church. The wedding dress had a tiered chiffon train and she accented the dress with a rhinestone sash and jacket. Such a perfect day to be married!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mom's Photography Classes - Franklin, TN

Would you like to know how to take better pictures with your point and shoot/SLR camera? I have modified my kid's photography courses to help Moms take better photos of their kiddos! We will discuss lighting (indoor and outdoor), composition, camera settings and also printing techniques. You will need a laptop or iPad for the second half of the day. The cost is $200 and I will take the first 7 people to sign up. The dates are March 22 and April 14th. Please call (615) 351-5198 or email me to fill out your registration. This will be a very fun learning experience, can't wait to see you here!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Nashville - Family Portrait Union Station Hotel

Well winter finally came to Nashville this past Saturday. I wondered if we would get any snow, but luckily we didn't since I needed to travel to the beautiful Union Station Hotel for some family portraits. The Nygren family got together to celebrate the 90th birthday of this sweet man, Ben. Happy birthday Ben, and many more!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Newborn, Family - Nashville TN

I am so thankful for my clients! Jennifer took photos with her son during the fall as a gift for her husband for Christmas. Now we are doing new family photos with the 6 week old cutie pie! Here are some from the fall and from last week...


I finally took the time to check out Pinterest. Now that can take up so much of my time, especially since I love looking at photos for new ideas and inspiration! What a fun site! You can check me out at shannonjenkins1. I hope to pin one of your photos soon!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Another winner in Nashville!

And the winner of $100 off any wedding package is... Tiffany Hockett of Hermatige. Congratulations Tiffany! And thanks to my daughter who always draws the names for me, she is such a great little helper!

Engagement Session winner

Congratulations to Lucia Burke who won a free engagement session at The Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show yesterday at Opryland. Stay tuned for the winner of my $100 off any wedding package giveaway coming up in about an hour...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Digital Photography Camp for Kids!

This will be my third year to teach photography camp for children ages 8-14. This is so much fun for me. I love working with the younger shutterbugs and they even teach me along the way! Last year I learned the "Bingo" (yellow vehicle game) and too much about what preteens think about various musicians. I also had an incredibly talented young boy who created still videos. Check out his Lego Life video. It is amazing! He taught me a couple of things on my computer (shortcuts) and made fun of my secondary "ancient" G3 mac. He cracked me up. This year I am teaching one beginner's camp in June (only one spot left) and one Advanced Camp for ages 12-14 in July. If you have a young shutterbug that might be interested in learning how to take better photos, give a call and lets talk. You can also check out my Digital Kid Camp web site for more info or view some past posts to see some of the photos the kiddos took during my camp. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One more photo...

As I get ready to mail the CD off to my lovely bride in AZ, I wanted to show one more photo. This is one of my favorites. I am sure I will blog more of her photos soon, there were so many I loved!

Monday, January 23, 2012

First Nashville Wedding of 2012

Emily and Seth were married January 7th at First United Methodist Church in Nashville. It was perfect 50 degree weather, and we had the best overcast light from Heaven as the two shared their vows and celebrated at the Hilton Garden Suites looking over downtown. Patti Corn did an amazing job at the reception, thanks Patti! We got some great shots overlooking downtown and in front of the church. Congratulations Emily and Seth! What a beautiful bride!