Bethany Ann Photography – Nashville, Tennessee Wedding & Portrait Photographer » Southern Weddings & Portraits

I had a nice time with Karla-Ann & Erik’s sweet family a couple of weekends ago. We met at the old courthouse for a more city look to their images. I enjoy shooting downtown, and in cities, because of the colors and textures of different buildings. Plus, there’s always bound to be some ‘nature’ in a city somewhere, so on our downtown shoot we incorporated a lot of trees, too.  Nathan & Wyatt are so handsome and fun! Plus, Karla-Ann decked them out in the best outfit ever. So gentlemanly! Enjoy my favorites from our session!  clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0001 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0002 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0003Everyone loves a good tickle fest:  clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0004 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0005 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0006Seriously, how handsome!?  clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0007 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0008 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0009Kids love a good slingy!
clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0010 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0011Favorite:  clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0012 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0013 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0014 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0015 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0016 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0017 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0018 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0019 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0020Oh, I think this is my favorite actually:  clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0021 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0022 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0023 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0024 clarksville-family-portraits-photographer-nashville-tennessee-photography-photos-kenw_0025

Happy Thursday!

Bethany

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On the way down to Charleston last week, Graham had a few meltdowns. Most of them in the car. On the last day, we spent the morning on the beach again. Before we left the beach, Rick told Graham, “Now, when we are in the car on the way home, think of all the fun you had at the ocean.” He had so much fun that morning; he tried to eat  ate sand, danced in the ocean, waved at people, splashed water, laughed, etc. Memories I hope I never forget.

Rick’s statement was so simple, but so poignant, too. It can be applied to all ages of life, not just when you are a 13 month old strapped in a car seat for hours.

When something in life makes you sad, bitter, anxious, simply think of the ocean.

Think of the joy of the ocean. Think of family at the ocean.

Think of dogs running along the sand just as the tide rolls in tickling their feet. Think of dolphins in the distance. Think of seagulls, and parasailing, and boats.

Think of ocean sunrises and sunsets.

Since we’ve been back home, whenever I’ve felt a little overwhelmed, I’ve used this “think of the ocean” technique. Not only does it help me relax and focus, but it also brings me back to the sweet memories and fun we had.

I hope you remember to think of the ocean, too, when life gives you a little too much to handle.

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