Happy First Birthday! Clarksville TN Family & Child Photographer

One thing I absolutely love about being a newborn, family and child photographer is I get to see my babies sometimes multiple times a year! This little man was one of my 2017 newborns and I was SO happy to see his whole family for his momentous 1st Birthday!

This is a huge milestone and I always say its just as a milestone for mom and dad! You MADE IT one year! Somehow all the sleep depravity, spit up, long, so very long days, and so much learning is getting a bit easier. I love to take advantage of the entire family and do a few family portraits. Why not? We had the most dreamy golden light in the late afternoon and we shot a Liberty Marina in Clarksville.

Happy Birthday, Micah!!

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Middle TN Newborn Photographer- Welcome Sweet Clara!

I was so excited when Gina messaged me about her sweet daughter Clara’s newborn session! She was referred by another newborn client who is SUPER sweet just like Gina and Cody (Shout out to Amanda, wooo!) Sweet Clara was wide awake and ready for her lifestyle session when I arrived.  When photographing a lifestyle session, there is a level of relaxation for mama and dad. We just go with the flow and get meaningful real life moments.

We incorporated her whole nursery and some special vintage blankets that belonged to Clara’s mama. Its so sweet that her daughter will be able to use her same baby blanket. I just love it! Take a peek and enjoy these love filled images! These are some of my favorites.

Clarksville TN Newborn Photographer-Welcome Baby M!

As a Lifestyle Photographer I am so lucky to meet so many fabulous families! Every session is so different and that is what I love about it. No two sessions will always be the same. Baby M was so great for his big day. I loved watching his new parents dote on him and cuddle him as if they had known him forever. These little moments are so meaningful and priceless. Documenting these sweet tender moments are what life is all about!

Scroll down and enjoy so many of my faves from this session! Click the image to enlarge!


Styled Wedding Shoot| The Belle Hollow

I had the opportunity to participate in a fabulous styled wedding shoot last weekend that was so FUN! Some local colleagues and vendors all came together to pull this off and it was so beautiful! Thank you to all the vendors who participated and pulled the vision together. Jac Smith, of  J Photography coordinated this and was a pleasure to work with! Enjoy these images, I know there are more than my usual, I can’t help myself AND be sure to scroll to  see all the vendors info below!

Venue: The Belle Hollow

Florist: J Botanica

Wedding Gowns: Wedding Belles

Makeup: Makeup by Kate

Hair: Flawless by Nicole

Invites: Sweet as Honey Studio

Sweets: Thistle Sweets

Welcome Baby O- Nashville Birth Photographer

As a birth photographer getting a call or text at 3:30 in the morning isn’t out of the norm AT ALL! In fact, I love it! The adrenaline of knowing I am being trusted to capture truly the most precious miracle will wake me right up. I got to the hospital around 4:15 or so when mama was around 6-7 cm and her contractions were rhythmically coming. Every few minutes she would get in her zone and concentrate through the moment. It truly is a beautiful site to see how strong women are. Dad was also present and so helpful in coaching mom and reassuring her that she was doing great. These are a few of my faves from that day. Click on the image to view full screen.

Manor Family-Nashville Family Photographer

I traveled to Ohio in November to celebrate my nephew Will J’s 7th birthday. S-E-V-E-N. I can hardly believe it really. Over the last few years he has changed from the adorable toddler to the now the cool dude in the first grade who I have to grab and take hostage for a hug!

After the party and celebrating we hopped over the Carriage Hill Park in Huber Heights to take some  long overdue family portraits of my big sis and family.  Loved taking these and seeing how much love is within their family.

Enjoy and  love you so much, sissy! xoxo

My Fair Wedding- Clarksville, TN Themed Wedding

I had the privilege of photographing Emily and Vincent’s Wedding in December. When we had our creative consultation back during the summer, I was ecstatic to learn the theme…The Carnival! Since this was my last wedding of 2013, I had high hopes for it. I have to say that I along with all the guests were not disappointed! Every detail, which I’ll share just a portion below, were perfect in every way. I felt as I was walking into the carnival I remember as a child. There were so many sentimental moments that made the day so much more special. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites and many details for Emily, Vincent and their truly wonderful family. I hope you all enjoy seeing these as much as I did photographing and editing!

Emily and Vincent, thank you for choosing me to capture these priceless memories ♥

xoxo, Lisa


PS- To see more of Emily and Vincent’s special day, click here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152240190268035.1073741845.204174773034&type=3&uploaded=30






Clarksville Hopkinsville TN Newborn Photographer-Lisa Authier Photography-Welcome Baby Makenna

I had a wonderful session with Ms. Makenna. Her session was themed around organic material and wanting to focus very much on baby girl. She was such a doll for the entire session. When I was editing her images it was during the tragic Oklahoma tornado and I was sad in thinking of the children’s lives lost. She was able to cheer me up and bring a smile to my face as children tend to do. Children, newborns especially are so pure and I see that in every newborn I have the honor of photographing. Take a minute and enjoy my favorites from this session!



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The Olivia Act: Free Session {Clarksville Tennessee}


Some of you may have heard about The Olivia Act… “The Olivia Act named after one of the children killed in Newtown, was started by a photographer who wishes to be anonymous. Olivia’s family had family pictures taken by a professional photographer just a short time before she was killed. Those pictures are precious and now priceless to them. Upon hearing this, this photographer was moved to give away a 30 minute family photo shoot and has challenged other photographers to do the same. We go about our daily lives and sometimes we don’t take the time or have the resources to have family photos taken…”

After learning of this wonderful act of kindness, I decided I would like to participate in this and give back some. This is a wonderful cause and I can’t think of a better way to honor the lives lost in Newtown than offering another family a chance at holding onto priceless memories.  I will be participating in this act by giving away one hour long session to a family in need. Along with the session, the family will receive a DVD of all edited images. However, I need YOUR HELP to find the lucky family. I would like you to nominate a family that you feel is deserving. Please email a brief paragraph about the family to Lisa@LisaAuthier.com with the subject “The Olivia Act.” The family must be in the  Clarksville TN area or surrounding area. All submissions are due March 31st and the winner will be notified on April 5th. The chosen family will be emailed privately as will the person that nominated them. Thank you so much and please share this post so others will have the opportunity to nominate.

New Year, New Blog, New Valentines Contest-Lisa Authier Photography

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The new year is going by so quickly already! I have decided to jump on the band-wagon and blog this year! Here you will find a little more closer look into my client sessions, extra special details,  current promotions  and of course….AWESOME contests! This past year I have been focusing more on my business and this year I am excited to see what the year brings! I love creating and capturing moments otherwise overlooked. So please stay tuned for upcoming weddings and shoots as the year progresses. A huge thank you to all my supporters, friends who always rave about me and mostly my wonderful family who are  my biggest cheerleaders! ♥

The little guy in the photo above is such a cutie and ready for Valentines Day! If my page can hit 400 “Likes” before February 4th  I will be offering a super sweet Valentine Mini Session! The drawing will be February 4th at 9:00pm CST.

1. “Like” Lisa Authier Photography Facebook page AND  give your email in the comment section so you may be notified! Don’t forget that!

2. Invite your friends and family!! Share this Facebook Status on your page. Have to get to 400 likes so share, Share, SHARE please 🙂

The Session will include:

45 Minutes on location or in my home studio

5 high res digital images with Print Release

Custom Facebook Timeline


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This give away is not affiliated, sponsored or associated with Facebook. The winners of the giveaway will be notified via email provided. Incorrect entries, and misspelled email addresses are the fault of the entrants alone. Entrants for the giveaway must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Entrants authorize Lisa Authier Photography, and participating vendors to contact the entrants of the giveaway for contest correspondence.  Prizes have no cash value and no returns or exchanges are accepted for any of the prizes. Winners will be chosen using random.org