PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLER  |  NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE & BEYOND

Chocolate cake pie danish. Jelly-o danish soufflé jelly beans candy. Macaroon chocolate cake liquorice pie pudding. Jelly jelly beans cupcake fruitcake muffin. Macaroon lemon drops jelly-o sesame snaps. Muffin chocolate bar muffin apple pie soufflé tootsie roll. Pie jujubes marzipan chocolate cake jujubes wafer. Pastry soufflé wafer tiramisu sesame snaps cake sweet.

-Lorna T.

                        the stories in our every day

capturing

Every morning the sun rises and sets the stage for another chapter in the story of our lives. These days overflow with adventures and fairy tales. Our heroic little boys battle villains while our princesses prepare yet another table for tea.

As the sun sets, the day’s minutes fade into memories and another page turns. If only we could stop the clock.  Bottle up the days of dragons, castles, tea times and Pegasus and preserve them for the generations to come.

BLOG

the

SPRING GREENS ARE HERE TO STAY

You could use this area to showcase your latest or your favourite blog post or gallery. Don't forget to add a manual link.

READ MORE

Milestone Sessions are a perfect choice for a baby's first year or child's yearly portrait sessions. Sessions are for one child only. Session fee includes 5 complimentary digital images, with the option to purchase professional prints and/or additional digital images from your online gallery of 20-25 images.

$200

Family sessions focus on capturing the emotion and connection between parents and children and siblings at this moment in time. We will do individuals of each child, sibling shots and group family shots. Sessions include 10 complimentary images of your choice with the option to purchase professional prints and/or additional digitals.

$350

Limited Edition sessions are seasonal styled minisessions events offered throughout the year on select dates only. Examples include our annual Santa Minisessions
at the Nolensville Toy Shop,
Vintage Truck Minisessions, and
Live Bunny Easter Minisessions.

prices vary

Newborn sessions are designed to capture those precious moments in the baby's first couple weeks at home. We will capture individuals of the baby, close-ups of their tiny hands and feet, as well as capturing the connection of parents and siblings as they bond with the latest addition to the family.

$350

coming soon...

Hi there! I’m Melissa Toms, a southern girl from Nashville, Tennessee. I'm a natural light photographer specializing in the images of childhood. I love capturing your family’s story with the same wonder seen through your child's eyes.

As a mom of 3 boys, I know that the days are long but the years are so short. I strongly believe that the simple, everyday moments add up to magical memories that are worth preserving.

I love to document the tender newborn snuggles, the rowdy toddler phase, and the imagination of those fleeting school years. I would love the opportunity to work together to document your story for you to cherish for years come!

IF I WAS GRANTED ONE WISH, IT WOULD BE THAT I COULD TRAVEL BACK IN TIME AND RELIVE SPECIAL MOMENTS IN MY LIFE. THE INTOXICATING FEELING OF HOLDING MY CUDDLY INFANTS, SUMMERS IN OUR OLD BACKYARD WHERE LITTLE BARE FEET RAN THROUGH SPRINKLERS, CHRISTMAS MORNINGS AT MY PARENT’S HOUSE.

AS A MOM OF 3 BOYS, I KNOW THAT THE DAYS OF ...

a little more about me 

right this way

Located in the beautiful city of Nashville Tennessee,  I was lucky to be born and raised in this special place. Some might even call us Nashville natives unicorns because of how rare (and magical) we are! This place has my heart and I feel so proud to call it home. 

tennessee

a little more about  melissa

previous   |

next

I love being outside, whether it’s at the beach, sitting outside at First Tennessee Park taking in a Sounds game or hiking in the Smoky Mountains, I enjoy being outdoorsy more than indoorsy.

a little more about  melissa

previous   |

next

the outdoors

I love all kinds of design.  Over the past 15 years, I have been lucky to work in interior design, graphic design and photography!

previous   |

next

design

a little more about  melissa

While I have always loved poring over old family photos, I never really thought about being a photographer.  Growing up, I thought I wanted to be an architect or a broadcaster on the news. Or better yet, have my own talk show.  Basically I wanted to be Oprah (but who doesn’t want to be Oprah!?) 

previous   |

next

in another life..

a little more about  melissa

Send

Message

Phone

Email

Name

melissa@melissatomsphotography.com
615.364.3807

Thank you!

Your message has been sent. We'll contact you shortly

let me tell your story...

@MELISSATOMS

child & family photographic storyteller

nashville, tennessee & beyond

child & family photographic storyteller |  nashville, tennessee & beyond