I love Sam Hurd’s work, and I jumped at the chance to take his one-day Epic workshop. A small and insanely talented group of photogs gathered in a downtown Nashville loft to spent the day learning from and challenging each other. Sam shared his workflow, his processing, his techniques, his client process. We worked with lovely and gracious models, with Sam walking us through how he directs his clients, uses light, and frames his shots. I’m so grateful for the chance to stretch myself creatively. It’s been a long time since I moved outside my own comfort zone of creativity, y’all; I needed this.

I spent most of the day taking notes as fast as my hands could write, but I did grab my camera for the live shoot portion of the day. Enjoy!
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We were worn OUT after that day. Carly and I had planned to go out and enjoy the city that night, but we were exhausted. So instead we hit up Love Peace Pho for an incredible (and quiet!) dinner (and who should we meet but Pharrell’s doppelganger). Then straight to our air bnb to SLEEP – because we had plans for a sunrise session the next morning. We had an amazing model (can you say Penny Lane?!? The resemblance is uncanny) and an amazing sunrise and of course an amazing backdrop (I love you forever, Nashville). Enjoy.
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So there we were, shooting away, when we were approached by this dude. I’m pretty wary of strange men in general, and strange panhandling men who ask me the monetary value of my gear in specific, but I was stopped in my tracks when our model spoke directly to him like a fellow human being, and invited him to be in a picture. …Guys, I really hate it when I realize I’ve been acting like everything I hate. It was a beautiful moment. He went away walking taller. chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0169chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0170chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0171chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0172chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0173chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0174chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0175chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0176chattanooga-lifestyle-photographer_0177

That’s all, folks.

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Emily Lapish

Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

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Families are SO much fun in their own setting – in their own home – in their happy place. I love seeing their unique personalities and the ways they like to interact with each other.

Enjoy!
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Emily Lapish

Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

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This little guy makes my heart melt. He’s an intellectual with a sense of humor and fashion savvy – what could be better?

You should check out his Newborn session, his mama’s maternity session, and their pregnancy announcement session. <3 Love these beautiful people.

Enjoy! xo
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Emily Lapish

Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

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I’ve been photographing this bundle of giggles and grins since she was in her mama’s belly, and I think it’s safe to say she has all of us wrapped around her dimpled finger. She is the sweetest, sunniest little girl and you can’t help but smile around her. She’s grown so much since her 6 month session! You should also check out her newborn sessionbirth story, and her mama’s maternity session. Enjoy! xo

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Emily Lapish

Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

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The first thing I hear when I talk about in-home documentary session is almost invariably, “But my home isn’t ready!!” That’s OKAY. I promise. First of all, your home is way more ready than you think and secondly, your home isn’t the focus. The focus is your family and your unique relationship and connections. Honestly, when it comes to an in-home documentary session with me, your home is actually little more than a prop used to put your family at ease. Where else are you going to feel as much like yourself? Where else do everyone’s real personalities come out to play?

Thirdly, you see your home through the eyes of someone who lives there, who deals with the dirty dishes and weeds in the garden and the ebb and flow of daily family life. I see your home differently. I see coziness of that well-worn spot on the couch where the kids like to snuggle. I see the way the light hits the trees just so when the sun starts to set. That’s the stuff of magic when it comes to photographs, and I promise you, every home has these spots of magic.

Yours too.

Enjoy. xo
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Emily Lapish

 

 

Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

To book a free consultation or inquire about a session, click here.

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