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!


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