Friday Favorite | Davis turns 1!

Happy Friday everyone! We’ve got a long weekend full of family sessions and a newborn session- so excited!

Our little boy turned 1 on Tuesday and we just can’t believe how quickly that happened. We are having so much fun with him at this age as he starts to show us his funny little personality. We had such a great time celebrating his 1st year with our family and friends last weekend so on his actual birthday we just spent some time together and celebrated by taking him out for some 1 year pictures. That’s how we celebrate around here πŸ˜‰ I am SO in love with these pictures and this little man.

Just a few of our favorites…

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Friday Favorite | Meryl & Ryan’s Arrington Engagement Session

Happy Friday everyone and hellooooo Spring! πŸ™‚ We’re SO excited about this weekend. We’re having Davis’ 1st birthday party tomorrow so stay tuned for an update on that soon! This mama is totally going to cry. I can’t believe our baby boy is going to be 1! We’re going to have perfect weather for his party tomorrow. I’m so excited!

Today’s Friday Favorite is an engagment session we did recently with Meryl & Ryan. We had such a great time with these two at Arrington Vineyards! It’s one of our favorite places and such a gorgeous spot for pictures. We’re very excited about their wedding in May!! Thank you Meryl & Ryan for such a fun time πŸ™‚

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Friday Favorite | Our happy little boy

Happy Friday everyone! We’re busy working on some really fun sessions we’ve done recently. We’re really excited to share pictures from a recent Day in the Life Session with the East Family next week! You might remember them from Avery’s 1st Birthday pictures we did last year. She is so precious and I had such a great time with this family documenting a day in the life of little Miss Avery πŸ™‚

In other news, we had not one but 2 birthday parties for one year olds last weekend! And tomorrow we’re headed to another! We’ll be celebrating little Collier’s 1st birthday tomorrow with our friends Adrianne & Chris. Can’t believe our boys are so big!!!

I am SO in love with this little boy. He totally cracks me up. We took him to these birthday parties last weekend wearing this hat and he actually kept it on! And then the sunglasses…. I can’t even handle the cuteness. People ask us all the time ‘Is he always this happy?’ and I’m grateful to say ‘Yes.’ πŸ™‚ I mean, don’t get me wrong– he can be a total crying, teething mess (which he was this day) but in general, he’s a very happy little boy. I just love these pictures Dusty got of us.

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I love this picture. I totally have a double chin and I don’t even care cause this picture is love.

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Friday Favorite | What we’re working on

Happy Friday everyone!! We’re busy busy over here and so excited for everything we have going on! Just thought we would show you a small sneak peek of some of the wonderful sessions we’ve done recently. Materniy pictures in East Nashville with Kitzie & Ben, family pictures in Franklin with the Overbays and engagement pictures in Spring Hill with Tyler & Madison! It’s such an honor to be a part of capturing these special memories πŸ™‚ It’s really fun for us now that we’ve been through all of those stages- engagement, pregnancy and family life. We know how important each of those life stages are and we know how important these pictures will be to our clients.

Check back for more from each of these sessions soon!

**Also- our Spring Mini Sessions are booking up fast- please email us today at hello@leslieanddusty.com to reserve your spot!!

Kitzie & Ben’s maternity session in East Nashville

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Kitzie. You’ve always been stunning but you are EXTRA gorgeous as a glowing mama! πŸ™‚

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Kitzie and Ben don’t have a name picked out quite yet for their little man so they’ve been calling him Biscuit πŸ™‚ Love it!Maternity_Pictures Nashville_Maternity_Pictures

 

Family pictures in Franklin with the Overbays (Parker is a total ham. It was so fun just to let him do his thing and capture this sweet family!)

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Engagement Pictures with our sweet (and TALENTED) friends Tyler & Madison:

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Friday Favorite | Snow shoot attempt #2

Happy Friday everyone!!! We’re busy over here scheduling all kinds of great stuff- weddings for some really incredible couples and tons of family sessions for the Spring! SO excited about all that is to come.

We woke up last Saturday to fresh snow on the ground. It was such a fun surprise. And immediately I jump into gear and grab the camera and Dusty says ‘maybe you should feed Davis first this time’. Hah alright, fine. So, we fed the poor child and then bundled him up for our 2nd attempt at some pictures of him in the snow. He did much better this time. He just smiled at us and then looked at the ground trying to figure it all out. And then he was cold and he wasn’t very amused. Some of the faces this kid makes. He cracks me up. I know we’ll love these pictures so much later. I seriously have about 2000 pictures I want to print of this child and hang on our walls. That would be a little weird though.

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A smile! πŸ™‚ Mommy is happy now.

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His Aunt Cara gave him these boots. She’ll be very happy to see this picture.

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OK so he has a ton of hats. We had a little hat fashion show. Before, we were getting pretty good smiles out of him. And then…this. Haha! Davis is not impressed.

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I love watching him take it all in. Sweet boy.

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Friday Favorite | Pumpkin Patch

Happy Friday everyone! Coming to you from Daytona, FL. We’re here shooting Hanna & Rhee’s wedding πŸ™‚ Β It’s fun to get away and shoot a wedding in another city!

But we sure are missing this little guy…

 

Friday Favorite | The best day ever

Happy Friday everyone! Dusty and I LOVE going to Arrington Vineyards. If you haven’t been you have to go! It’s just so beautiful and relaxing out there. We went a couple of weeks ago and took Davis with us. Yup, we brought a baby to a winery πŸ˜‰ Β He wasn’t the only one though! We found a great spot and just hung out on blankets for hours. Davis loved it! He just played on the blankets and then just started sucking his thumb and fell asleep. If you follow me on instagram I posted tons of pictures. It was the cutest thing ever. We brought the camera of course and took TONS of pictures. We had our own little family session out there! It was honestly one of my favorite days. Check out some of my favorites…I am so in love with these pictures.

I love these boys πŸ™‚

{friday favorite} Barnsley Gardens Bridal Portraits

Happy Friday everyone! I’m excited to finally be able to share pictures from Katie’s bridal portrait now that she is officially Mrs. Lewis! We had such a great time at John & Katie’s wedding and I can’t wait to share pictures from that πŸ™‚ John and I grew up together so it was really fun to watch him on his wedding day and capture all of the excitement. Katie was adorable and so excited to be marrying John. We had a blast at her bridal portraits.

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{friday favorite} Nashville Maternity Session

Happy Friday everyone! We’re busy packing up equipment for a beautiful Friday wedding today! Happy Wedding Day Amethyst & Bennett!

I wanted to share some pictures from a recent maternity session I did at Ellington Agricultural Center. I met up with Heather & Ben EARLY in the morning at 6:30 to get these beautiful pictures. The light was AHmazing. It was really so much fun taking pictures as the sun was coming up. There was something so perfect about the morning light while taking pictures of Heather and her sweet baby bump! Can’t wait to see if this little girl has Heather’s red hair! πŸ™‚ Thank you guys so much for allowing me to capture this exciting time in your life!

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{friday favorite} Nashville engagement pictures

Happy Friday everyone! I know Candice and Adam have been patiently waiting for these pictures πŸ™‚ Thanks friends! Candice and I went to UT together so it’s quite an honor to shoot their wedding! She has been so supportive of my business since the day I started so it only makes sense for us to shoot the wedding! I had such a great time with these two over Memorial Day weekend. The day before our session I sent them a textΒ to find out if they were interested in doing a morning session since it would be SO hot later that day. The weather was calling for almost 100 degrees. Ridiculous. In a normal world– before I had a baby– I NEVER would have suggested a morning session but since I’m awake anyways, the light is beautiful and it’s a lot cooler – I suggested it! My alarm went off at 3:30 a.m. and I left here at 4:30. I drove almost 2 hours away to their house on the river. Talk about PERFECT place for pictures. We were able to get shots on the boat with morning light, fog and calm waters and then we drove around for some pictures in the country. Perfection πŸ™‚

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