Behind the Scenes Senior Portrait - Madison Carrier | Emily McGonigle Photography

A few weeks ago I had the special privilege of working with the lovely Madison Carrier. Madison is actually from South Carolina, but her mother surprised her with a trip to Nashville and a photoshoot! The other special thing about Madison's session, is that she is Katrina Brooks's cousin, and as you all know... I love me some Katrina Brooks! So it was only natural that I immediately clicked with Madison and her mother, Rebecca!

 
 

We had such a great time hanging out while Katrina worked. Madison and I got to know each other better, and Katrina and her got to catch up some more. There were a lot of random things happening that morning (from Katrina putting in the wrong house address into her GPS, to my... just generally not knowing how to construct coherent sentences due to lack of caffeine), so we laughed a lot.

And of course, I had to snap a photo of the lovely ladies together, once Katrina was done with Madison's makeover!

After Madison's hair and makeup was done, and her outfits were picked out, the team and I headed over to the location for Madison's shoot. Here's a sneak peek of one of my favorite shots from her session!

 
 

Stay tuned for more of the finished images coming to a blog post near you! ;)

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin Senior Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Modern Portrait - Mom and Dad | Emily McGonigle Photography

In honor of Mother's Day tomorrow, I wanted to share something with you all that I never got a chance to publish until now.

About a year ago my mom and dad came to Nashville to visit for the first time. I was really excited to show them the city that I love and now call home, but even more than that, I was excited to do my first portrait shoot with them. I've been a photographer for 7 years and I had never made a portrait of either of my parents, so I was determined to change that.

I wanted to do something special and fun, so I treated my mother to a makeover, thanks to Katie Vellman, surprised her with a Belle inspired gown, and styled Dad to match. My mom really loves Beauty and the Beast and Belle is her favorite Disney princess, so it only made sense to me. Funny enough, the remake of Beauty and the Beast came out shortly after that, which was a complete, but neat, coincidence.

After the couple's photos, I did some portraits individually with both of my parents. It was awesome to be able to demonstrate to them first hand, what it is I get do every day.

Take a look at the finished images:

 
 
 
 

I'm so glad I got to make these images and spend this time with my parents. Even thought it's been a year, I still think back on this fondly, and hope to do it again next time they are here!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! (And happy early Father's Day to you, Dad!) I love you both, and I couldn't be more blessed to have such awesome and supportive parents!

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin Senior Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Senior Model Portrait - Savannah Lingle | Emily McGonigle Photography

A lot of exciting things are happening over here at Emily McGonigle Photography! One of them includes this awesome shoot I did with one of my 2017 Senior Models, Savannah Lingle.

Savannah is part of the class of 2018 at Eagleville High School, and slays in front of the camera.

Savannah had a GORGEOUS prom gown that I couldn't wait to photograph. In addition to that, we also did some fun casual looks in the studio, after Katrina Brooks finished working her magic on Savannah's hair and makeup.

Take a look at the final images!

 
 
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Keep an eye out for more from this girl, after we get a chance to do her Senior Portrait session!

Special thanks to Katrina Brooks for doing an amazing job on Savannah's hair and makeup, and to Matthew Simmons for his help on set!

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin Senior Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Senior Portrait - Brittany Perea | Emily McGonigle Photography

A little while ago, I had the pleasure of working with Brittany Perea for her Senior Portrait session!  As I mentioned in my BTS blog post about Brittany's session, this is the second time I've gotten to work with her lovely family, and it was as much fun as it was the first time around!

Have a look at the final images from Brittany's session!

 
 
 
 
 
 

How adorable is this girl?! I had so much fun on her session!

Not only that, but with her session, I got to introduce some of my newest brand packaging, which I'm SUPER excited about!

Album box, Photo Album, USB key, & Mounted Print

Album box, Photo Album, USB key, & Mounted Print

New delivery packaging material!

New delivery packaging material!

And now for my traditional thanks:

Thank you to Katrina Brooks for doing such a fab job on Brittany's hair and makeup, and to Matthew Simmons for his help on set!

Now, go outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather we've been getting!

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin Senior Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Senior Model Portrait - Kyli Barr | Emily McGonigle Photography

Hey everyone! I hope you've managed to stay dry over the past couple of days. Despite the rainy day temptation to nap until the sun comes back out, I've been working hard to finish images and get them out to the world for you all to enjoy.

And TODAY, I'd like to share with you images from Kyli Barr's Senior Model shoot! Kyli is a student at Ravenwood High School, and THIS girl... THIS girl knows how to work the camera. I was immediately impressed by her comfort in front of the camera. From the first frame to the last, she was killin' it.

But not only was Kyli on point the whole shoot, her adorable little dog, Milo, nearly stole the show. He definitely stole all of our hearts (Matthew's especially), and he was a skilled little model himself. β™₯︎

Take a look at her behind the scenes photos:

And of course, the final images from the shoot itself!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Special thanks to Katrina Brooks for doing a stellar job on Kyli's hair and makeup, and to Matthew Simmons for his help on set!

I have a lot more images to post in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Until next time!

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin and Nashville Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Behind the Scenes Senior Portrait - Allie Hartge | Emily McGonigle Photography

Hey everyone! I hope you've enjoyed the recent warm weather (despite all of the rain we've been getting the past day or so). I just wanted to stop by to share one of my recent senior portrait sessions.

A few weeks ago, I got the chance to work with the lovely Allie Hartge, of Cury-Ingram Academy. She's graduating in a few weeks, and of course, she wanted some photos to commemorate her final year in high school.

What made this session unique is that Allie currently has a cast on her leg. I've never done a session with a student wearing a cast, but Allie didn't let that stop her! She was super pleasant and bubbly through her whole session.

I also got the chance to work with Allie Corzine for the second time, as she worked on Allie H's hair and makeup.

 
 
 
 

Allie C. did a stellar job on Allie H's hair and makeup, both before the shoot and with touch-ups on-location.

It was such a pleasure working with Allie Hartge and her mother. I can't wait to show off the rest of Allie's lovely photos! But for now, here is a sneak peek from her session:

Special thanks once again to Allie Corzine (http://beautybyalliecorzine.com) for doing a fabulous job with Allie H's hair and makeup, and to Matthew Simmons for his help during the shoot. :)

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin and Nashville Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Modern Portrait - Kelsey Wells | Emily McGonigle Photography

2017 has been a fantastic year so far. I've somehow managed to keep busy, but in keeping busy, I've also managed to fall behind on some blogging, Instagramming, etc. Hey. It happens.

That being said, keep an eye out on my various social medias for a steady stream of updates coming soon!

In the meantime, I want to share with you all an awesome shoot I did with Kelsey Wells a little while back!

Kelsey and I had been talking about shooting for over a year... at least. We FINALLY got the chance to do it, and it ended up being one of my favorite shoots to date! It was also the first time I got the chance to work with hair and makeup artists Allie Corzine and Tessah Emerson.

We did four different looks and Kelsey killed them all.

Take a look!

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Don't forget to leave Kelsey some love below! I'd also love to know which set was your favorite. 

Special thanks to Allie Corzine (@allie_corzine) and Tessah Emerson (@tessahemerson_mua) for doing such a fabulous job with Kelsey's hair and makeup! Also, thanks to Matthew Simmons for being kick ass on set as always, when I needed a hand.

I'd also like to give a huge shout out to Molly Green in Nashville for allowing me to pull clothing once again! If you've never been to Molly Green, you should definitely check it out. They have so many awesome pieces and their selection is always changing. There's always something new and awesome every time I walk in there. :)

Until next time, friends!

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin and Nashville Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Senior Model Portrait - Kade Herndon | Emily McGonigle Photography

Hey everyone! I hope you've all been enjoying the most recent glimpse of warm weather we got this weekend. Today, I want to introduce you to my first Senior Model of 2017, Kade Herndon!

Kade is in the graduating class of 2018 at Eagleville High School, and is really good friends with one of my previous Senior Models, Emily Domer. Kade is super laid back, confident, and a passionate baseball player. He also happens to be super suave in front of the camera.

When Kade arrived to the studio on the day of his model session, the lovely Katrina Brooks was on set to get Kade camera ready. After he was ready to go, we create 3 different distinct looks for Kade's Model Session and he rocked them all! Have a look!

 
 
 
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If you are in the class of 2018 and are interested in becoming a senior model for Emily McGonigle Photography, you have about a week left to apply! Visit my Senior Model Program page to submit your application.

Also, thank you to Katrina Brooks for doing a fabulous job on Kade's hair and makeup, and to my good friend Josh Johanson for being both entertaining and a huge help on set! 

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin and Nashville Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Behind the Scenes Senior Portrait - Brittany Perea | Emily McGonigle Photography

Hey everyone!

I know things have been quiet around here lately, but that's because I'm cooking up a lot on the back end! I've been tirelessly editing my life away (yes, still), I've launched a new retouching brand (Emily McGonigle Retouch), and I've been working on a few top secret projects with my business partner in crime (stay tuned for more on that in weeks to come).

But for now, I wanted to stop by and introduce you all to the lovely Brittany Perea!

Brittney is a high school senior at Curry Ingram Academy. This is the second time I've gotten the chance to work with the Perea family. They first hired me to photograph Brittany's older sister's senior portraits. Tiffany and Brittany definitely have different styles and different personalities, but both were extremely fun to work with!

When I met with Brittany, she expressed to me a love of fashion that speaks to female strength as well as throws back to the old classical Hollywood style. We took that idea and incorporated a little of all of that into each look of her session!

Brittany had 3 different looks the day of her session. She had a casual look, a dressy look, and a more fun youthful look, all 3 very different from one another. We wanted to be able to showcase as much of Brittany's personality and versatile style as possible.

We had Katrina Brooks on set with us that day, and she worked her magic making Brittany look her very best in every setup.

Brittany was a joy to work with. We laughed a lot, had a great time, and made some awesome images together. Here's a sneak peek of one of the finished images from the first set up!

Special thanks goes to Katrina Brooks for doing a fabulous job, as always, and to Matthew Simmons for all his help on set!

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin Senior Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Senior Portrait - Elon Perry-Stiner | Emily McGonigle Photography

HAPPY NEW YEAR GANG!

I hope everyone had an awesome holiday season (and I hope everyone survived our first snowfall of the year!). 

I wanted to stop by and share some images from one of my senior portrait sessions this fall. Elon was one of my 2017 Senior Models, so you may remember her from her Senior Model shoot.

We did Elon's session mostly in-studio, so for her Senior Portrait session she wanted to go on-location. When I asked her what she had in mind she used the words "grandiose" to describe what she was envisioning, and also mentioned some garden areas. And what gets more grandiose in Nashville than Centennial park? So that's where we did her session and it turned out fabulously!

 
 
 
 

Does Elon know how to work the camera or what? If you love this stunning shoot as much as I loved creating it, be sure to leave Elon some love below.

And if you want to have the same experience as Elon had, I'm currently searching for Senior Models in the class of 2018! If you'd like more information and to apply, head on over to my Senior Model Program page to submit!

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin and Nashville Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.