Newborn photography is one of our favorite sessions to photograph, and we’ve been waiting on this little one for awhile now. She’s finally here! Meet Amy, our newest little Photographix client! She is perfect in every way, shape and form. We had the privilege of photographing her newborn shoot in our studio this morning at just 6 days old. Jen and Josh couldn’t be more smitten with her. They just wanted to stare at her all morning which was fine with us! We are thrilled that we get to capture her first year and watch her grow. Maybe we’ll get to shoot her wedding in… 50 years?? Josh, is that long enough?? Ah well, for now we will all look back on these adorable, peaceful, angelic photos when we are having a bad day and need to smile. How could you not when you look at that face? We’re excited to see the side-by-side shot they do with Josh holding Amy on his arm. He and Jen have a similar shot of just the two of them (no, Jen is not lying on his arm, lol!!) We can picture how beautiful they will pair together. Congratulation you guys! Amy is an absolute doll! xo
Jen Cook and Ann Carroll shoot photos that reflect their own nature—light and airy, sweet and sensitive.
The two women who teamed their Canons nine years ago specialize in weddings, family, mitzvahs and boudoir photography. Their studio in Westhaven Town Center in Franklin is a light filled, bright and a happy place—-much like the photographers themselves.
The pair’s photos have appeared in “People”, “Country Weekly”, “US Weekly”, “Southern Exposure Magazine” and “West Franklin Living”, to name a few. Their client list includes celebrities like Rascal Flatts, Ronnie Dunn, John Rich, Sara Evans, Kings of Leon, politicians and lots of everyday folks celebrating special moments and occasions.
“We shoot most everything, except boudoir, outside,” says Cook. “We love the natural light and prefer capturing people, places and events in that warm glow it provides. Of, course we shoot weddings within churches and event venues, but even for those, we like moving our brides and grooms and families outside for portrait shots.”
The pair, both alumni of Watkins Art and Design, added boudoir photography to their specialties a half dozen years ago.
“We had sort of a random request from a friend, so we shot her and had so much fun in the staging, shooting and the results, that we have added that category to our work,” said Carroll.
Their studio at Westhaven has a loft styled apartment suite section with huge windows. The bedroom furnishings are “girly and gorgeous” said the photographers.
“We have so much fun with this portion of our business,” said Cook. “We love making every woman feel beautiful and special. Our boudoir business attracts women of all ages. Often the finished photographs are gifts for husbands or boyfriends.”
In addition to weddings and mitzvahs, the pair also specialize in family photography.
“We love capturing the essence of a family, their personalities, their inner as well as outer selves,” said Carroll. “We cherish our own families and fully realize the joy and love that fills the hearts of those we photograph. It’s our goal to portray that, not just a staged gathering.”
Cook and her husband, Daniel, have three-year-old twins, a boy and a girl . Carroll and her husband, Brandon, have a 16-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter. Both families live in Spring Hill.
The photographers met when they were classmates at Watkins.
“We lived near each other and decided to car pool back home once during a snow storm,” said Cook. “The 20-minute drive turned into 8 hours. We became business partners after graduation. We’ve been together ever since.”
Photographix specializes in albums, wall prints and canvas pieces. Discs of images can be purchased, giving clients access to all images for their own personal use.
The photographers pursue their art full time.
“We’re work wives,” they joke.
When they’re not capturing beautiful memories for their clients, they’re busy making their own with their husbands and children.
– Article by the always talented Vicki Stout
Phones: Ann 615.519.5458, Jen 615.828.5100
E mail: email@example.com
Cedarwood is one of our most favorite venues to shoot. With all this rain and wind we’ve had the last few days, we’ve been feeling like we need a little light and color in the house! Going back through old photos for our throwback post, we came across Lisa and Andrew’s colorful and fresh Cedarwood wedding. This day was perfect. From the colorful pallet of blue, pinks and greens, to the personalized glasses with the couples sketched photo on it, and the “things we love” watercolor… every detail was impeccable. We love that they went with a secret garden dinner party theme so the night was intimate and deliciously lit. At the end of the night we got to have some fun playing with sparklers and got some really fun shots. You can see more of their amazing wedding day on the Cedarwood blog.
“We absolutely love the pictures! They are amazing! Have a great week and thank you both again for everything! We were so lucky to have you guys capture our wedding and it certainly felt like we’ve known you both forever! ” – Lisa
We just received the most decadent save the date invitation from our sweet bride Ashleigh! She and Drew are getting marred at Lilac Farms at Arringon Vineyards next year and we are soooo excited to shoot their wedding! Margaret Tolbert with Details by Margaret is going to knock this one out of the park, we can just feel it! We got a sneak peek of Ashleigh’s wedding dress by Hayley Paige and our jaws dropped to the floor. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! Cannot wait to see how it all turns out! Thank you Ashleigh for including us in this awesome gift! xo
Today our Boudoir studio is featured in the Tennessean! It’s so exciting to be recognized by publications like this. We’ve been shooting Boudoir photography for over 6 years now and loving every minute. We have often said that if we could shoot solely Boudoir, we absolutely would! We love shooting weddings and families, but there is something so calm and easy about shooting Boudoir. Helping women feel their most beautiful makes us the happiest. We love that we can be that small part of their journey. Big thank you to Angela Folds for coming out and doing the story! It turned out wonderful! Enjoy the read! Xoxo
So much fun: Right after this article went up we got the sweetest text from a former boudoir client from a couple of years back saying: “I saw your article on today’s Williamson AM news! Best first time boudoir experience ever! Thanks to both of you again for the experience and resulting pictures. I absolutely love my photo book!” Thank you Miss M for that, it made our day! xo
“I have already told my best friends that for their weddings I will be giving them a boudoir session. I have showed all the females close to me these pictures as I think everyone should do it. I think Photographix has landed on something super awesome – celebrating women and providing them an opportunity to feel gorgeous, with pictures to remind themselves of it again, and again. ” Miss G
“Jen & Ann are so professional, and make you feel so comfortable, when you are wearing next to nothing. They have an amazing studio space, with tons of props and accents that make your images really pop. I look forward to doing another shoot one day with them!” Miss M
Halloween is right around the corner and our kids are thrilled! Last year we got them all together for a quick photo shoot before we went trick-or-treating, and got THE cutest shots! So glad we made the time to do this. Us mamas may have been sweating trying to get all the kids to SMILE and sit still at the same time, but it was totally worth it! Can’t wait to see what we’re going to all come up with this year. If you’d like to do a Halloween shoot with us let us know! Would be so cute to incorporate in your fall family photos!
Recently we were featured on Grey Likes Weddings for a bridesmaids luncheon we shot over at Riverwood Mansion. It was so gorgeous! Check out their post to see more images not pictured here. Such a beautiful day and lovely people to work with!
Vendors: Photography: PHOTOGRAPHIX // Event Styling and Production: COMMERCE STREET EVENTS // Venue: RIVERWOOD MANSION Nashville, Tennessee // Florals: BROCADE DESIGNS // Catering: CATERING & EVENTS BY SUZETTE // Dresses: BELLA BRIDESMAIDS OF NASHVILLE // Rentals: MUSIC CITY TENTS & EVENTS // Vintage Rentals: STOCKROOM VINTAGE // Paper Goods: INK NASHVILLE // Runners: LA TAVOLA FINE LINEN
It was such a pleasure photographing Ankita and Samir’s Indian wedding engagement photos. They came to us all the way from New York because we shot one of their friends weddings here in Franklin. We were honored they even thought of us! We made it work over Easter weekend as they were in a wedding in Atlanta. They drove to us Sunday, shot, drove back, then hoped a flight back to NYC the next morning! We had a blast with them and the most perfect weather for their shoot. Thank you Ankita and Samir for traveling such a distance to shoot with us! You are an adorable, fun, sweet couple and we wish you all the happiness in the world! xoxo