Lifestyle Family Photography Session | The Vandagriffs

This lifestyle family photography session was extra special. It was a gift from a friend for this sweet family who had just learned that Jessica, the beautiful wife and mother you see in the photos below, has breast cancer. She started chemo only a few days after we did these photos. We had a fun session, exploring and playing.

Family walking through field - knoxville, tn photography

The location we used had this awesome stump with this scripture on it, and it was perfect for this battle against cancer that they’re facing.

3 year old boy with parents - lifestyle photography session

They got to run around, explore, throw rocks in the creek, find a giant stick to play with and just had a really great time together as a family!

family of 3 lifestyle photography session - knoxville, tn

family playing and swinging son - knoxville, tn photography

boy getting tickled by parents - lifestyle family photography session

Knoxville, TN family lifestyle session at sunset

We’ve found that the most enjoyable approach to family sessions with children is to let them have fun and even lead the way sometimes. We choose locations where they can explore and play. This way we capture their personalities, natural smiles, and the relationships in the family.

We know these are photos that this family will always cherish. Capturing many sweet moments before a difficult journey. Jessica has been doing really well with her cancer treatments. If you would like to help this family during this difficult time, you can donate to their GoFundMe account here.

Mommy and Me Session – Patricia & McCarron

This mommy and me session was like a dream! These two are so in tune with each other and have such a sweet, fun relationship! We had the most beautiful blue skies that day.

Mother and daughter walking through a field in beautiful dresses under a blue sky in the Spring.

Sweet kisses, tickles, and beautiful smiles defined this session!

Mommy and Me lifestyle session in Knoxville, TN

Mommy and Me lifestyle photo session in Knoxville, TN

Dancing with mommy in the field.

Mommy and daughter twirling and dancing in an open field in Knoxville, TN

There were so many flowers and dandelions in the fields this day!

Mother and daughter sitting on bench and making wishes while blowing dandelions in Knoxville, TN.

This session has the feel of a fairy tale, with their beautiful flowing dresses, the woods and their sweet smiles.

Mommy and Daughter walking through the woods in Knoxville, TN

Mommy and Me sessions are so special! Often times, moms are the ones behind the camera, documenting their children’s lives. But it’s important for mommy to be in the photos too! You can book a mommy and me session for you and your kids by visiting our Contact Us page, and filling out a short form. Then we’ll create a custom session that will perfectly fit your needs and wishes!

BoyMom Session – Emily and the Boys

This Mommy and Me Session was so much fun to photograph! Emily loves being a boymom and has such a great time with them. Since I have 2 boys of my own around the same ages, I was right in my comfort zone photographing them. We explored, played, and everyone had a great time.

mom and me lifestyle session in knoxville, tn

Every child seems to love picking flowers for their Mommy. It’s always a highlight of our Mommy and Me sessions.

mother and sons picking flowers and playing together, family lifestyle session in knoxville, tn

We love playing games during our sessions to keep the kids engaged and happy.

ring around the rosie, mommy and me lifestyle mini session in knoxville, tn

When we pulled out the blanket, the boys got excited. They hopped right on and laid down beside mommy for some photos. Then they ran and jumped on mom to play. Then they decided that it must be time for sleep since we had a blanket out, so they both laid down and pretended to sleep! Being a boymom comes with so many unique and fun moments.

mom and sons playing and cuddling in the field at sunset, boymom, family lifestyle session, knoxville, tn

running in the field, boymom, knoxville, tn photography

This was an action filled, fun, sweet Mommy and Me session. It’s an honor to get to capture these memories for families. Mommy and Me sessions tend to appeal more to mothers with little girls, but they are so important for boymoms too!

Mommy and Me Session – Sarah & Riley

Sarah and Riley are such a fun mother daughter pair! Riley was excited to go on an adventure and explore new places during their mommy and me session. The clouds and sunlight were so beautiful during our session! It was magical.

mommy and me session, mom and daughter kissing at sunset in lifestyle photography session, knoxville, tn

Riley will be a big sister soon! Her new little sister will be here in June. I’m sure the photos from this mommy and me session will be special to all of them as they grow up.

mom and daughter sitting together at sunset, lifestyle photography session, knoxville, tn

Picking flowers is always a favorite activity during our mommy and me sessions! Every child seems to love picking flowers for their mother.

mom kissing daughter, sitting together, mommy and me session, lifestyle photography, knoxville, tn

When Riley spotted the picnic table, she climbed right up and started playing. She balanced while walking on the bench, jumped into mommy’s arms to give her a hug, and enjoyed getting swung around.

mom and daughter playing and hugging in lifestyle photography session in knoxville, tn

There is something so magical about this photo, mother and daughter walking off into the light and shadow of the trees.

mommy and me session, mom and daughter holding hands, walking in the forest in knoxville, tn

Mommy and Me Sessions are extra special and such an important thing to do. Moms are often the ones behind the camera, capturing all the fun and personality of their children. When you and your children look back at your photo albums in 10 years or 20 years, you will all also want to see photos of the kids with you, their mother. Treat yourself to a mommy and me session, you deserve it, and these are photos that will be cherished forever.

Our final week of Mommy and Me Sessions is coming up. These are 20 minute mini sessions. You will receive 20 edited photos with a print release. The session fee is $75. These session times are available:

Sunday, April 30: 6:30, 7

Tuesday, May 2: 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30

Thursday, May 4: 6:30, 7:30

Contact Us or message us on Facebook to book your session.

Ashley & Jada – Mommy & Me Photo Session

Today I’m sharing my most recent Mommy & Me mini session! It was such a beautiful day. The sun was shining and it was nice and warm.

I had a great time doing this mommy and me mini session with Ashley & Jada. Jada was a bit hesitant at first, but once I explained that we were going on an adventure, she was all in! We began our adventure by going on a walk to big field.

mommy & me photography session in knoxville, tn

Mommy & me photo session, knoxville, tn

Jada loves picking grass and was in search of the perfect stick – which she found pretty quickly!

knoxville, tn family photography, mommy & me session

There were so many buttercups and dandelions in the fields, and Jada loved picking them. She began a large collection of flowers, which she stashed in her pockets along with some rocks. Jada couldn’t wait to check out the creek with her mom and toss some rocks and sticks into it.

family photography session, playing in creek, knoxville, tn

mom and me photo session knoxville, tn

Jada is so cute and fun! She just turned 3 and is full of so much personality.

child photography, girl on bench, knoxville, tn

child photography knoxville, tn

Ashley and Jada have such an incredible bond. You can definitely tell how much they adore each other! Giggling together, hugging, and just loving on each other.

mommy and me photography session, knoxville, tn

Instead of blowing off the tops of the dandelions, Jada ripped them off and threw them! This was such a fun and sweet session!

preschool girl photography in field, knoxville, tn

Mommy & Me mini sessions make the perfect Mother’s Day gift! We have one more round of Mommy & Me mini sessions on April 20. There are only 4 session times available. Contact us to reserve your session time! You can message us on Facebook at Blodgett Family Photography or email us at

Serving the Knoxville, TN area including Maryville and Sevier County.