Collaborating With Other Small Businesses

Recently, I have made some awesome new friends by reaching out of my comfort zone. In today's competitive world, so many people are so against community. I have learned so many things through this job, but the biggest one is as long as you are different in what you do, even in the same career YOU CAN WORK TOGETHER. If you are true to yourself and focused on making your brand original, there is room for everyone. Be original, be a community, and help each other out.  There will always be competitors, but find those special people that want to be a community. Build one another up and help them out whenever need be. Life is too short to be the person that doesn't have friends that relate to your everyday life. Be a builder in your community. Build a solid group that can conquer anything and everything. 

Photographers: Lindsay Kate Photography & Meagan Little Photography

Florist: Forage Flower Co.

Models: Jessica Howell & Christin White

Clothing: All Things Rush By Jessica



        Growth, something every person should strive for. In themselves, their job, relationships.. every aspect of life. Growth is my goal this year. I want to grow my business, and just keep on growing. I want to grow in myself and become the best version I can be. I want to grow my friendships and be the best friend I can be. My relationship with my boyfriend, growth. I want everything to forever continue to grow. Why? Because nothing will ever stop growing unless you give up on it and stop giving the effort needed. I lacked the effort for years in so many aspects of my life, until I started this company. What I do daily is dedicate myself fully to what I do. Not once since I started this business have I slacked off. Why? Because it has taken me farther than anything before, and also helped me find myself through it all. The more you put into something, the more you can take out. My favorite quote is 'love what you do, and do what you love'. I live by that. Never settle for something because of the money, or the benefit factor. Put yourself in a position that you can look back at the end of your life and say man.... I was happy. I did what I needed to do, and I did what I loved every day. Could you say that right now? Are you working in your dream job? Attempting to live out your dreams? Smiling thinking about getting to do it all over again tomorrow? Make that nitch you have happen. Life is too short to settle for anything less than the best.



Recently, I fell in love with a music video and haven't been able to take my mind off of it. It inspired me to try something different than my "normal" and get out of my comfort zone. Legends by Kelsea Ballerini caught me off guard with the views, the lighting, the way she moved her dress... everything. I have wanted to "recreate" something in my own view based off of that inspiration. Not the same look, but taking the inspiration from what she put out in the world, and make it my own. Shelby was the perfect model for this session, and I am so so glad that I had the honor of working with her.


Shea Leigh Mills Session

   Shea is one of the friends that will always be so dear to my heart. Our friendship is special. We can go months without seeing each other, yet pick up like we never left off. The determination and drive she has to achieve her dreams is what every girl should strive for, and I hope people are inspired by her journey like I am. From moving to Nashville with near nothing with no set path, to being a full time blogger and living out her dreams. Finding your passion in life is so important and I wish I could instill that into every young girls brain. Always remember to do what makes you happy, and never give that special thing up. Shea, thank you for being such a good friend and inspiration to me, and for your support through my own journey.        



                                                                   Lindsay Kate (your forever cheerleader)


What inspires me?

     What inspires me? Well, people do. My job revolves around finding every clients specific style, which can be a challenge with knowing so little about someone, but the challenge is what I love. Being in Middle Tennessee, where there are more photographers than you can keep up with, you have to be different. You have to stand out, and catch your perspective clients eye. Marketing, and improving inspire me. Striving to get better every single day. That is the goal. 

      I love the challenge of achieving every single one of my clients styles in their session, while still maintaining my personal style in my images. Why? Because that is how I have gotten to where I am. I do not stick to the normal nor do I do what others tell me I should. I like finding my own way. Yes, criticism and help is always taken into consideration... but I still make my way work. With so many other photographers, you cannot be the same. Why? because you will be put to the side and NEVER stand out, nor progress in your business.

     When booking my sessions, I ask what looks the client likes. Cityscape or outdoors? We go from there on style and from then on they choose most of what they want. Locations, outfits, etc. because I love for my clients to be comfortable and themselves. I help them pose, but as the session goes on, I let them start moving around more on their own (this may sound crazy... but if you ask my clients they will agree.) When I do this, their true self comes out. The laughs, the serious faces, and the amazing smiles. Why do I not plan poses and such? My business runs off of catching the authentic moments of each and every one of my clients. This isn't very common I would say, just due to other photographers knowing amazing poses that capture their clients beauty (which is amazing, and I see absolutely nothing wrong with it),  but going back to what I said... I am different and love the authentic moments. I love the candids. I love being goofy and catching my client laughing at my awkward moments. I like being personal. I also love getting to know each client on that personal level, to where when we leave, we are friends. 

      As my journey in this business has progressed, I have gotten more inspired by the amazing clients that have come to me, and I hope to forever continue doing what I absolutely love.      


Top 10 Senior Session Ideas

From personal experience, I want to help you find your perfect style for your senior session. Below are 10 ideas to help you reach a decision in what suits you best! 

1. Downtown. When I ask my clients what fits them best, I try my best to incorporate not only what they say, but as I get to know them I add in more personal locations and scenarios as we go. Below, Olivia is a girl that has just about every style. She sings, plays guitar, is super artsy, and has the urban style. When I asked her what she wanted from her session, she said that she loved the city look, but also wanted a wildflower look. I knew 12 south had almost everything in one. For the wildflowers she wanted, we used Amelia's Flower Truck. We found a bonus location which was a guitar shop to include in her session, as well as just capturing the urban awesomeness that 12 south has.


2. A field. So many people shut down the field look, because they want more than just that in their images. I TOTALLY understand where they are coming from... but.. There is SO much to do with an open field that many may not think of without seeing the images of someone else doing it. I have been in more fields than you can imagine, but somehow I have always made every session so unique and my clients love it. 


3. SUNFLOWERS!! These babies are something to stop and stare at. Yes, Murfreesboro blows up Facebook and Instagram when the time comes every summer.... but you see why. I always limit my clients each year on this, just so everyone doesn't have the same location. They are so pretty and unique.


4. Parking Garage... yep. This idea is one of my personal favorites. You can do so many looks, as well as be the star of the show with the neutral background. I love doing sessions of guys and girls here. 


5. A Vineyard. I LOVE vineyard sessions. SO many things you can do.... and everything is so pretty. 


6. A local lake. My personal favorite place to go is Long Hunter State Park. Another location with so many options. 


7. A corn field... Yes you read it right!! If you are a lover of fall, a corn field is an awesome idea that is different than the normal senior session you will see. It is super neutral, so any outfit will look great.


8. THE FAIR. Seriously one of the cutest ideas for a senior session. So much color, and so many cool picture opportunities!


The laundry mat!! I love this idea so much!


10. And last but not least... the gulch! Another Nashville hotspot, but it is so different than the rest. You can get the colorful walls you want, still get the urban downtown feel, but a different feel.


God's Precious Timing.

      School, the thing I have struggled with since elementary school (I'm talking first grade). I was never that straight A student, never the honor roll student with so many stickers on my car to show off.. nothing. I was the kid that came home crying because I didn't understand why I couldn't do it. I was such a visual learner, always. Most teachers got annoyed with me, few gave me the time of day or even tried to get to know me. One teacher loved me for who I was and gave me a chance. She still has such a huge impact on where I am today due to this. She worked with every student for who they were and how they learned things. Throughout so many years of school, from teachers to friends, I had very few that truly understood me. 

     Fast forward to high school. The three worst years I have ever had, except senior year. Freshman year began at a private school, where girls weren't the nicest to me, and classes were way too hard for me to handle. I struggled to find myself, and eventually left for public school due to many things girls said and did to me. About halfway through freshman year, I walk through the doors of a public high school for the first time. This was so terrifying to the girl that came from a class of 60 people total. But, this was a fresh start. I met a group of girls quickly and started to feel as though I was finding my place. As high school went on, friends came and went, I dated guys that cheated and lied, and just never truly found happiness in myself. Do I blame this on those people? Not at all. They formed me into what will later all fit like puzzle pieces. 

       Senior year, the year that changed so much for me. I found myself so much during that time. I loved my senior year, truly. So many football games, pep rallies, friends, and just true enjoyment for the first time ever. I never wanted this year to end. It came and went fast just as everyone always said it would, but it ended in the best way. The end of senior year brought me lifelong memories, and relationships. I got to go to prom with the guy that I hope to marry one day, gained forever friendships, and realized who I was. Although, the thought of college, and more schooling terrified me. 

       Freshman year of college. Another year that I wish I could just erase. While all of my friends met so many new people, joined sororities, and just truly enjoyed themselves, I was on the phone with my parents or boyfriend balling because once again I was so out of my comfort zone with classes and truly just not understanding things that I just felt like a failure. I would stay up all night studying just to absolutely bomb every test. I cried, went into depression, and realized that no matter what I try, school would just never be my thing. The dreams I had for myself of being a dental hygienist didn't seem like they were right for me anymore. But, then that camera got in my hands and the world made sense to me. My Pa had instilled his love for the camera in me my entire life. I always loved and wondered about his camera, and asked for a new camera every Christmas for about 5 years. When my little rebel t5 got into my hands, my world changed. A semester later, I dropped my classes and took a leap of faith into photography that has taken me farther than I, or anyone else imagined. 

        I started going out and just taking pictures of friends. I got so excited to rush home and "edit" (horrible editing, but everyone starts somewhere). This love and passion that I had never had for something started forming a fire in me. I took that fire and I ran laps with it. I never gave up or lost any interest. I just wanted to prove that I could be good at something. I wanted to show myself and everyone around me that school does not define me, nor make me any less if I do not do it. I wanted to prove that this was what I was made for.

        Here I am a year into this business that I have started all on my own, with so much support from every family member and amazing boyfriend that have all done more than I could ever imagine to help and encourage me every single day. Without the things that had happened, I would never be where I am today. Those things I thought were so horrible were in God's precious timing. Those girls that made me feel like I was not worthy to have friends... they taught me that I have to truly love myself and see the good in even the most heartbreaking situations. I had to realize the friends and family that always stuck by my side, not the ones that tore me down. I had to realize that there are very few true friends, and those few are all you ever need. Those guys that cheated and took all of my trust away? They did nothing but prepare me for the man that He had made for me. A guy that has taken my anxiety and worries away almost completely (everyone has moments, right?). Those tough years of school? They truly prepared me to realize that school is not the only thing that takes you far in life, and those degrees that people get are not where true happiness nor accomplishment always come from. That camera? It showed me my purpose and passion for something that God instilled in me. It showed me that I can accomplish so much if I stay dedicated, and never give up. 

          With all of this being said, I hope I get my message across that you may not see what God is doing in the moment, but step back, realize everything happens for a reason, and never lose sight of the good in life. God's timing is better than anything you could ever plan for yourself. Nothing is worth the hurt I, or anyone else puts or has put themselves through. Do what you love, and love what you do. Never stick with things in life that truly make you unhappy. Life is so short and time is so precious. Don't waste it on that girl that brings you down, or the boy you know is not the right one. Be patient, and your puzzle of a life will start fitting together just like mine has.