A look at the Lifestyle Session {Oxford, MS Newborn Photographer}

Every once in a while I get the treat of visiting a family in Oxford, MS for a little newborn lifestyle session. I LOVE documenting families right where they bring their little ones home! It’s something I wish I had done when my babies were new. Even though we were bringing them home to a tiny 600 square foot college apartment, I really wish I had found a photographer to come and document such a major milestone in our life. That tiny apartment is where my second son’s story began, and I wish I could show him pictures of just how happy we were there, with his older brother excited to hold him on our hand-me-down little couch. Because that little tiny apartment may have been lacking in size and style, it was FULL of LOVE.

All of that said, I oftentimes visit homes not only full of love but of some serious style! This Oxford beauty was no exception, and I loved the soft light that poured in on the love that already filled the home. Sigh. Here’s some highlights from our morning together.


Miss Etta’s Newborn Session {Memphis Newborn Photographer}

It was such a treat to meet this beautiful girl for her newborn session here in Collierville! And I loved seeing her older sis again from their maternity session at Shelby Farms. Aren’t they both stunning? I just love that I have the opportunity to photograph such beautiful children and help document such an important time in my client’s lives! There is nothing quite like a newborn in your arms!

February 28, 2017 - 8:21 pm

Bria Scott - Good Afternoon,
My husband and I are looking for a photographer to take pregnancy announcement photos and just family pictures. Is there anyway you could send me booking information including prices as well as your availability?

The Art of Dance Project {Memphis Dance Photographer}

It has been a long time since I last took the stage as a dancer. Or even took a class. But I remember it like it was yesterday. I grew up at Janet Gray Dance Studios, and spent countless hours perfecting my art as a ballerina, tap dancer, jazz dancer, and even folk dancer, collecting costumes and blisters like you wouldn’t believe. Although I bet some of you can imagine it just fine (dancers and your moms, you know who you are). I had my favorite spot on the barre. My favorite place to stand for center work. My favorite turns, jumps, and routines. I can still complete the entire tap warmup titled BS1 and BS2, and often break it out in the kitchen while my boys hide their faces in embarrassment. Who exactly are they afraid will see me doing this?? Anyway, on top of the countless hours spent in class and on the stage, I realize now what a huge sacrifice my parents went to to ensure that I could do all of that. And I am so eternally grateful for every dollar, every drive to the studio, every new pair of pointe shoes, because I loved it.

As I graduated from college however, I left that world behind. I married, had four boys (I was sure I could pass this love of dance on to a daughter, but not so!!), and became a photographer. It was my new outlet for the arts, and I was hooked from my first print floating in a darkroom developer bath. And for the most part, I have never really looked back. But I do miss the freedom dance gives you. The power to tell a story with motion. To evoke emotions of every kind with movement.

This little hole in my heart started to grow as I saw more and more dance photography pop up in my feed. I realized, to my dismay, that I had never had professional photos taken of me as a dancer. Not once in 18+ years! I don’t think it was even a thing at the time. Kind of like newborn photography wasn’t really a thing when my boys were born. Sorry guys! But what an incredible thing that has become, and for very good reason! I love working with those amazing miniature people, documenting a moment that is so fleeting that by the time they come in for their viewing appointment, only two weeks later, they have already changed. Never to be a newborn again. And so it is with dance, but it is the culmination of years of work, instead of just the beginning.

All of this is leading up to my big announcement for 2017. I am doing something new. I’m going back to what I have always loved, and will always have a special place in my heart. And hopefully will lead to some beautiful dancers having something I never got. Heirloom quality proof of all that hard work and dedication. . . .

Want to get involved? Become an EDP Dance Ambassador! Let’s celebrate dance in all it’s glory together. I’ve got a camera. You’ve got the skills!

Do you have what it takes?

*Are you currently dancing for a studio or team?
*Are you passionate about dancing?
*Do you have an outgoing personality?
*Would you like a little more confidence?
*Would you like beautiful prints and images of yourself doing what you love, and to be able to see them every day?
*Would you enjoy working with new people?
*Do you enjoy choreographing, or do you follow choreographer’s directions well?

If you have answered yes! to most or all of these questions, please reach out to me by email at erin@erindahlphotography.com. Our first shoot will be early February, so don’t wait!


Family Sessions Season is Here! {Memphis Family Photographer}

Well the time has come! Fall is in the air. My husband looks forward to it for the football game heaven that it is (Notre Dame, please don’t fail him again!), but I look forward to it for something else entirely. It’s family photos season y’all!!! And I LOVE it. I can’t wait to meet up with some great kids, photograph some beautiful families, and enjoy some cooler weather while I’m at it. But the window is small folks. The window is SMALL! I only have a limited number of open dates left for this season’s family session extravaganza, so don’t miss out! Email me at erin@erindahlphotography.com to hold your date today.

And here’s a little taste of what a family session at EDP can hold. This session was a photographer’s dream come true. Gorgeous family, sweet kiddos, a perfect location (their family property was ah-mazing!), and dreamy golden hour light. sigh. Be prepared for a bit of an overshare here. I narrowed it down as much as I could. (yes, there was MORE)