Hey Photographer! Do you love the bright, neutral look but wonder how to take light and airy indoor photos? Lighting for indoor photo sessions can be tricky. In this blog post I’m going to share 3 tips that have really helped make my indoor work more consistent and bright. Curious about my work? Check out […]

No Fear Flash

July 13, 2023

How to Take Light and Airy Indoor Photos

Tips for how to take light and airy indoor photos. Image of in-home newborn session with Godox Flash

Hi! In case we haven’t met, I’m Kelley Hoagland a photographer in Chattanooga, TN. In today’s post, I want to share some tips for planning your photography sessions. My biggest recommendation is to schedule a maternity and newborn photo packages, booking both at the same time. Meaning, when you’re scheduling your maternity session go ahead […]

Maternity Photography Sessions, Newborn Photography Sessions

July 12, 2023

Schedule Maternity and Newborn Photo Packages

How to find a photographer. Images of couple with newborn in french country nursery. Maternity and newborn photo packages

Considering scheduling fall family photos in Chattanooga? The fall is a particularly popular time to schedule an outdoor photography session, whether it be annual family photos, senior photography sessions, or a maternity session. The scenic city usually shows off its beauty with vibrant foliage. The weather tends to remain temperate (sometimes downright warm) until almost […]

Planning Your Chattanooga Photography Session

July 5, 2023

Fall Family Photos In Chattanooga

Fall Family Photos on Lookout Mountain with Fall foliage

Jumping into the world of flash photography feels very confusing. What type of equipment should one purchase? What do all of these settings mean? How should one set it all up? Today, let’s discuss whether Off Camera Flash or On Camera Flash is more appropriate for your indoor photography work. In case we haven’t met, […]

No Fear Flash

July 3, 2023

Off Camera Flash or On Camera Flash?

Portrait taken of my daughter using one on camera Godox flash.

Maybe you’re in the process of booking a newborn photographer, or maybe you’ve already completed you newborn photography session. Have you thought about how to display your newborn photos? As a photographer, I realize that I’m biased. However, newborn photos truly are priceless heirlooms from a very special time in your family’s life. Don’t go […]

Newborn Photography Sessions

June 27, 2023

How to Display Newborn Photos

how to display newborn photos - 20x30 wall art with gold frame with Chattanooga lifestyle newborn photographer

If you follow along with my photography journey via website or social media, you may have noticed me frequently posting a new style of portrait: Heirloom Photography. Therefore, in today’s blog post, I’ll explain what are southern “heirloom portraits”, why you should consider scheduling one, and how my process is slightly different from other photographers. […]

Planning Your Chattanooga Photography Session

June 20, 2023

Heirloom Photography

Heirloom photography in Chattanooga, TN and beyond

You know that feeling when everything just comes together beautifully? That was the feeling of this styled photoshoot! While the collaboration of several woman-run businesses made the event extra beautiful, the main credit should be given to Vanessa at Moser Manor Farm. This event was the product of her vision. She provided the beautiful setting […]

Commercial and Brand Photography, Family Photography Sessions

April 21, 2023

Moser Manor Farm – Spring Tea Party

Moser Manor Farm Tea Party

Have you been wondering, “Should I use Flash for Indoor Photography?” My answer is a whole hearted “yes!”. I started incorporating flash into my in-home photography sessions over the past two years and have seen some significant benefits for my business. I’d like to talk about them today with the hope of giving you the […]

No Fear Flash

February 27, 2023

Should I use Flash for Indoor Photography?

Consistent instagram feed from using flash for indoor photography sessions.

If you’ve been following along, you’ve seen that I’ve started a little series about local New Mama Resources. Today, I want to shine a little spotlight on one of my favorite Chattanooga Laundry services: Freedom From Laundry. If you’re an expecting mom, you may want to proactively line up this service before your baby even […]

New Mama Resourses

February 24, 2023

Chattanooga Laundry – Business Spotlight

Chattanooga mom patting newborn son

When it comes to scheduling photography, Chattanooga TN weather can sometimes throw curve balls. While planning sessions, clients frequently ask, “What if it rains?” In this blog post, I’ll address my weather protocol in order to give you a clearer idea of what to expect when scheduling with me! When I have a session coming […]

Planning Your Chattanooga Photography Session

February 20, 2023

Photography Chattanooga TN – Weather FAQ

How to find a family photographer when you have young children.