kailey was another mom that i knew from afar, friends of friends, in passing in the preschool halls. we’re all in that space of having our group of mom friends, but also balancing just keeping our heads above water with our kids social schedules. and when she called to get a session in, we were conflicted on where to shoot. she mentioned they were prepping to build on an empty lot in Belle Meade in Nashville and “would that work”? umm yea, id say so. it made perfect sense to me. she booked the hour session, so we had plenty of time to get that fall holiday card photo of the five of them, and some really fun candid moments of the kiddos. but it dawned on me as i was driving off this lot, that they are planning to build the next chapter for their family there. literally and figuratively. i mean im a sucker for a big open field and mature trees and kids in wide open spaces for the perfect Nashville fall photo session, but this was all of that with emotion. kailey just told me on the phone, if you can get my kids organized and smiling for a fun shot then ill be thrilled. well i think we got that, and so much more.