Tips for Mini Sessions: Be prepared and enjoy these awesome photo opportunities!

Mini Sessions are offered by a lot of photographers, especially around holidays. But, without fully understanding what they are, many people miss out on the great opportunities that Mini Sessions provide. Hopefully, by reading this article, you’ll learn great tips for how to plan ahead and be properly prepared next time you see a Mini Session advertisement!


Finding the right outfit is, by far, one of the most frequent things I’m asked about when planning a photo session. Whether you’re doing photos by yourself, with a significant other, or with family, it’s always a challenge. (And the more people you add to the mix, the harder it gets.) But, it doesn’t have to be difficult! With just a few basic tips, we can make outfit planning smooth, easy, and maybe even fun.


Outfit Tips for Your Best Photo Session Ever

In studio Christmas photo at The Magnolia Room. A boy sits in a snow covered winter forest scene surrounded by brown and red presents.

With the latest trends in glamping and outdoor relaxation, it only makes sense that these things would transition into the world of wedding celebrations.


Festival Weddings: The Newest Creative Option for Your Celebration

Fun decorative lights from Alpha Lit.

Hannah and Noah have walked a difficult path in their relationship so far, but man has it taken them to some beautiful places!


Do fairy tales exist?

Hang out on the couch with Madyson, Daniel, Dexter, and Joplin! (Oh, and enjoy some precious newborn photos as well!)


Lifestyle Newborn Sessions: A Stress-Free Option

Photographs of a lifestyle newborn sessionfeaturing a newborn baby surrounded by the parents and their dog. Images were taken by The Modern Heart, a newborn photographer, at The Magnolia Room in downtown Erwin, Tennessee.

Even with the best made plans, newborn sessions always go a little differently. But, that just mean we get to create even more memorable photographs!


Newborn Session Plans: An Oxymoron

A caucasian newborn baby laying on it's side on a blanket. The baby is smiling and playing with their fingers. The photograph was taken at a photography studio near Johnson City, Tennesseee.

One of the most enjoyable things about expanding our services to include maternity and newborn portraits is getting to work with our couples beyond their wedding day. Somehow, in the short time we’ve been offering these new options, we’ve already been able to work with 3 couples that we’ve known for years!


Waiting for Dexter

Some things in life are worth driving a little bit farther than normal, and when my college roommate, Krystal, mentioned how much her ten month old loved watermelon, I knew these photos would be worth the extra mile!


Baby Jonah + Watermelon= Cuteness Overload!

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year like no other and one of the most unusual things for those of us in the event industry is that we haven’t been working AT ALL! But… if we had to wait that long, at least we got to ring in the year with the SWEETEST couple!


June 9th, 2020: The First Wedding of the Year! What?!

Last year, I had the privilege of photographing Lannie and Logan’s engagement portraits and wedding. This year, they’re expanding their family with the addition of their first daughter, Aylin Senna. (Such a cool name!) The timing of all this was quite wonderful too since we’ve decided to expand our services to include in-studio and on-location […]


A Brand New Chapter for Both The Modern Heart and the Baker Family

Maternity photo of a woman in a green dress with her hand on her stomach. Her husbands hand rests beside hers. This photo is the cover photo for a blog post and gallery of images related to this couple's maternity session in Bristol, Tennessee.

Another week of progress and thankfulness!


Renovations: Day 25

Wow! The last two weeks have flown by! We’re definitely into that stage where so much has been accomplished but, at first glance, it looks like we’ve barely done anything. We have so many big projects in progress right now and several of them are nearing completion so I know we’re only days away from feeling a major sense of accomplishment as the lose ends begin to tie up!


Renovations: Day 14