Thursday, April 12, 2012

Alyson {family}

These folks have been through so much....Alyson lost her sweet husband not too long ago, and I was thrilled to be able to take some photos of her and her son. Alyson and her husband, Adam were actually neighbors of our s when we were first married over at our very first house. They are special people, indeed. And Adam is greatly missed.

I was thrilled to discover that Alyson had won our first ever Facebook photo contest. The contest was for a free family photo session.

Here are some favorites from our time together at Red Clay State Park in Cleveland, TN.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ryan & Elisabeth {family}

It was a pleasure photographing Ryan and Elisabeth's family once again...

Here's some of my favorites from the session.

It's always a privilege to photograph this family! They are a simply lovely family!

Perfect location for a photo session. I am so loving the red barn!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hello, Spring!!

Happy first day of Spring!

Here are a few shots of a "mini-shoot" I had with my precious daughter during a much needed mother/daughter date.

And..of course, what would a mother/daughter date be without some cookie making. I love this girl, our special time together, oh...and those cookies, too! :-)

Have a beautiful first day of Spring!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Elizabeth {Maternity}

I had the privilege of photographing a dear friend of mine, her precious baby bump, and family. I was thrilled to photograph Elizabeth! She was simply glowing. Is there really anything more lovely than a pregnant woman? I think not!

We met up at Red Clay..and lots of fun was had (oh, and photos, too!). :-)

Here is a look at some of the shots from the session.

Oh, and as a side note...Elizabeth had sweet little baby "O" last night and we are all so excited!! I can't wait to meet him and so looking forward to taking newborn photos of him. I know he will be a cutie!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Family Photo Session Contest!

Update: We have a winner: Miss Alyson and family won! Congrats!!

We are having our first Facebook photo contest going on right now until March 5, 2012. Here's the scoop:

This contest will be for a family photo session. The steps are easy peasy...

1. Email me a photo of your family (a non professional photo, of course...unless this photo was taken by River Lily Photography), also include your name in the email (only your first name is necessary). I will place this photo in an album on the River Lily Photography page.

2. Ask your friends and family to like my page and then to like your photo. Please remember to have them first click on the album, "Family Photo Contest" and then find your photo within that album...then they can click "like" for your photo.

The photo with the most likes by March 5th will win the free family session!

*Remember, for the "like" to count for your photo, the Facebook page (River Lily Photography) MUST be liked first. Easy enough, right?

Please email photos to

A family session normally costs $50 for a 1-2 hour session at the location of your choice (within the Chattanooga surrounding areas) and includes access to a private online gallery with edited photos for easy print ordering for you and your family.

AND as a bonus (for the person who wins this FIRST EVER contest we will include 5 images (of your choosing) to be put on a disk along with printing rights.

I am so excited to see how this first contest goes and who wins!

Get your photos emailed in soon


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

garden gate

garden gate by RiverLily
garden gate, a photo by RiverLily on Flickr.

This past weekend we spent some time with family. On Sunday we went to Callaway Gardens. What a beautiful place!

This photo was taken at the entrance to Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden, an absolutely beautiful garden! One day I hope to have a garden like this. :-)