Downtown Nashville Family Pictures

I’m still on the mend from Friday morning’s wisdom teeth surgery, which ended up lasting over 2 1/2 hours instead of the scheduled 45 minutes. Ben was a saint all weekend and I didn’t change a single diaper from Thursday afternoon till Monday morning and I can count the number of hours I spent out of bed on one hand. But he’s back to work, I’m back to mothering, and pain killers are my mouth’s best friend at the moment.

Ben and I have been talking for a few years about the idea of starting a tradition of getting family photos taken at destinations instead of somewhere local. I love the idea of getting great mementos from favorite trips + maybe not worrying so much about great pictures the rest of the vacation. So, while we were down in Nashville earlier this month, a few weeks after our fourth anniversary, I got in touch with a local photographer (who ended up being an old coworker from college in Utah! #smallworld) and I love what we ended up with. Not only do I love so many of the shots she captured, but we had our own local tour guide showing us around downtown Nashville, which was a fun way to see the city.

The night was INCREDIBLY warm and after a bit of a mixup at the office (this was a work trip for Ben), we were also INCREDIBLY late to the shoot. I won’t bore you with the details of getting lost in Mars Petcare headquarters, but needless to say Catherine was a saint about it and I’m glad we didn’t cancel. A few (okay, more than a few) more pictures:

^This boy gets so many kisses – and I love this bridge overlooking downtown 

^in the first few weeks of motherhood there may have been more tears than laughter, but these days, this boy brings so much giggling into our family 0

^one of my very favorites (Lincoln and those wide curious eyes of his)

Thanks Nashville! 
On me: 
dress: Diane Von Furstenberg via thredUP (I LOVE this site) 
shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar and on sale here)
On Ben: 
shirt: via TJ Maxx
linen pants: Calvin Klein 
shoes: Cole Haan
Lincoln’s hat + romper are from Target

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  1. Beautiful photos! I adore the idea of family photos at vacation destinations. How creative and a great keepsake 🙂

    1. thanks! I'm so happy with the way they turned out – now I just need to actually get some of them printed 🙂

  2. What gorgeous pictures! We live in Nashville and that bridge is the perfect photo spot!xxLa Joie de Vivre

  3. You have the most beautiful family, my friend! That second to last picture of Lincoln kills me ?