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Farmhouse Renovation - Kitchen

July 03, 2017 - First of all, a big THANK YOU! to my nephew who helped me get the glitches worked out with my website so that I can fina...
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Christmas at the Courthouse 2016

December 22, 2016 - I love living in a small town (or rather collection of small towns that make up one community). Whether it's being able...
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Summertime Fun

June 01, 2016 - I took a brief break from studying last week to try out creating an Adobe Spark page with some of my shots of Seanna, La...
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April Showers Bring May Flowers ... Or Maybe Just Crazy Life Events?

May 09, 2016 - April was quite the month! Perhaps the biggest stories of April were the health crises that our family experienced, with...
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Project 52 - April

May 06, 2016 - With the switch from my business page on Facebook to only maintaining my Lawbooks, Diapers, and Horseshoes page, I decid...
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Preschool Fun

April 19, 2016 - I've just recently began sharing about the journey that we're on with our middle child. We've had concerns for a while a...
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Coffee and Snuggles

April 17, 2016 - It's been a pretty rough past few weeks and there's not been much time to just sit. One of my morning routines that I tr...
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Quarter of the Way Through ... Project 52 Shots January Through March

April 16, 2016 - Well, I'm a little bit over a quarter of the way through my Project 52! So, it's time for a blog post looking back at th...
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Eggs, $3 a Dozen

March 31, 2016 - Yes, we are chicken farmers, among all of the other animals at the farm. It started out with the idea to just get a few...
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A Day In The (Not So Typical) Life

November 19, 2015 - A day in the (not so typical) life. So true! There is no typical day in our lives! On any given day, I might be at home...
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Beaches, Pumpkins, Princesses, Oh MY!

November 03, 2015 - October was a busy month! Some of the highlights of the month include Seanna being awarded as one of the students in her...
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Holidays, Reunions, and Summer - A Look at Our Lives {Unscripted} in July

August 12, 2015 - Wow! So time has flown by and I just caught last night that I hadn't done my July blog post yet! Whoops! What a busy mon...
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June Round-Up

July 02, 2015 - Well, another month has come and gone... and, a busy month, too! Between everyday life, birthdays, a Braves game, and ca...
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A Look Into Our Lives {Unscripted} - May 2015

June 02, 2015 - After reading the {Life Unscripted} blog circle posts, it occurred to me what a neat idea that was to share some of what...
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Snow, Snow, Snow

February 28, 2015 - We've had quite a few snow days recently. In editing the photos from our most recent snow day, I realized that I have se...
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A Day In The Life of Your Photographer - Hour by Hour Challenge 1.31.15

February 01, 2015 - As those of you who follow my blogs know, I have several goals this year with my photography. 2 of those goals played ri...
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Photography Word for 2015

January 24, 2015 - What's your photography word? For me this year, it's "story." Why? I am finding that my Project 365 has been a good way...
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Project 365 Week 3

January 22, 2015 - The blog post from week 3 is now live on my Mom-Photog blog! Plus, the gallery on this website is now updated with the h...
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Project 365 Week 2

January 18, 2015 - My blog post about Project 365 Week 2 is now live on my Mom-Photog blog! Full-resolution images from week 2 will be live...
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Project 365 Week One

January 09, 2015 - Hey guys! Be sure to check out my Project 365 Week One post over on my Mom-Photog Blog! Full-resolution images are avail...
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4th of July Rewind - Parades and Fireworks

July 23, 2014 - Red, White, and Blue... there's nothing like a rural county/small towns Independence Day celebrations. The 4th of July w...
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4th of July

July 03, 2014 - Tomorrow is going to be a busy day, so I'm going on and sharing this today!
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Little Baker - Cayleigh's 18 Month Session / Gruetli-Laager, TN

July 03, 2014 - Finally getting to this post! Cayleigh turned 18 months old June 6, so back around her birthday she and I took advantage...
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National Camera Day

June 29, 2014 - Happy National Camera Day!
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Panter Children Spring Session / Sewanee, TN

June 29, 2014 - Tonight I'm sharing with you some of the results from the session I completed recently with the Panter children (Ethan,...
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Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 - Happy Memorial Day!
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Springtime in the Country

May 25, 2014 - It's springtime and time for some updated photos of my girls. I try to do actual sessions with them periodically (as opp...
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Seanna's 3 Year Old Session / Sewanee, TN

May 22, 2014 - Well, it's taken me a few weeks, but I'm getting caught up on blog posts and sharing Seanna's 3 year old session with yo...
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Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2014 - Happy Mother's Day from Dottie Mainord Photography! I hope that everyone has done something speci...
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As Seen Through My Lens Wrap-Up / April Photo Challenge

May 09, 2014 - As many of you know, I completed a photo challenge in April where I showed you a glimpse of each day "as seen through my...
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Election Night / Altamont, TN

May 08, 2014 - Election night. Hopes, dreams, fears all rolled into one. Wondering if everything that you've done was enough. Add in ho...
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National Cornbread Festival / South Pittsburg, TN

April 30, 2014 - Last weekend was the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, TN. I spent the first few hours down there photogra...
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12th Judicial District Dinner / Sewanee, TN

April 25, 2014 - Last night was a different experience for me, my husband and I attended the 12th Judicial District of TN Annual Dinner....
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Fun Photo-Sharing Event from The Bump!

February 19, 2014 - What fun for those of you with new little ones! Share your newborn photos with The Bump!
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Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2014 - Happy Valentine's Day from Dottie Mainord Photography! Enjoy this day with your Valentine, whether they be your spouse,...
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Snow, Snow, Snow!

February 13, 2014 - I hope that all of you are enjoying your snow day and that none of you are experiencing any of the issues that some area...
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Let It Snow!

February 07, 2014 - "Well the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful" "And since we've no place to...
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Winter Wonderland and Photography When the Temperatures are Icy

February 06, 2014 - We have definitely had a lot of snow days lately. In fact, I don't think that there was a single full week of school thr...
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Enjoying the Sunshine and the Results of Natural Light Right Around the Golden Hour

February 04, 2014 - We've had quite a bit of both cold and stormy weather lately (be on the lookout for some upcoming posts from photographs...
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Sweet Moments

February 03, 2014 - I just finished up editing some pictures that I took of my girls over the weekend and can't wait to share them with you...
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A Girl's Best Friend

February 01, 2014 - Seanna wanted a picture with "her friends" today, so we got her "Harley" out.
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Puppy Love

January 30, 2014 - I don't know how many of you have seen the "Puppy Love" commercial by Budweiser for the Super Bowl, but it made me think...
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Snow Day

January 03, 2014 - First snow of the year! For those of you reading this who are from the north, you're probably thinking "you call that sn...
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Nutcracker Princess Party

December 31, 2013 - It took me a while to decide on the theme for Cayleigh's birthday party. I knew that I wanted something fairly simple an...
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All Those Little Things - Preparing for Cayleigh's 1st Birthday Party

December 31, 2013 - Hey Everyone! On a slightly different theme than most of my blog posts, I thought I'd take you behind the scenes a bit t...
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Tis the Season Holiday Picture Checklist

December 11, 2013 - Happy Holidays! This is definitely the season for holidays and their respective celebrations! That said, Christmas is de...
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Day Out at the Children's Museum of Memphis / Memphis, TN

November 20, 2013 - What to do to entertain 2 kids on a rainy, cool day? How about a trip to the Children's Museum? I will definitely say th...
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The Littlest Photographer of Dottie Mainord Photography

November 13, 2013 - Yep, you read the title correct; there's more than one photographer with Dottie Mainord Photography; one of them just ha...
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Leaves and Fall Fun - Part 2 - Gruetli-Laager, TN

November 12, 2013 - In Part 1 I told you about Seanna and Cayleigh playing in the leaves. The posts are actually going in reverse chronologi...
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Leaves and Fall Fun - Part 1 / Gruetli-Laager, TN

November 12, 2013 - Fall is finally here, although right around where we live, it came in a flash. One weekend the colors were just starting...
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Halloween Fun - Spooks, Treats, and Pumpkins

November 07, 2013 - Halloween was a busy day this year! The day started with the costume parade at Swiss Elementary. My girls and my great-...
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Jack and Jill - Nursery Rhyme Inspired Photography

October 30, 2013 - Jack and Jill went up the hill, To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, And J...
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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe - Nursery Rhyme Inspired Photography

October 29, 2013 - One, Two, buckle my shoe. Three, Four, open the door. Five, six, pick up sticks. Seve...
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Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear - Nursery Rhyme Inspired Photography

October 28, 2013 - Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around! Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground. Teddy Bear, Teddy B...
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Peter Piper - Nursery Rhyme Inspired Photography

October 27, 2013 - Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper peck. If Peter Piper picked a pe...
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Humpty Dumpty - Nursery Rhyme Inspired Photography

October 26, 2013 - Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All of the King's horses an...
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Jack Be Nimble - Nursery Rhyme Inspired Photography

October 25, 2013 - Jack be nimble, Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick. Jack be nimble, Jack be spry, Jack jump over the app...
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Girls and Boys Come Out to Play - Nursery Rhyme Inspired Photography

October 24, 2013 - Girls and boys come out to play, The moon does shine as bright as day; Leave your supper and leave your sleep, And jo...
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Kids at Play Portfolio Session

October 23, 2013 - Sunday was my Kids at Play Portfolio session. This session allowed me to do a couple of things. One, I was able to try o...
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Nursery Rhyme Inspired Photography

October 04, 2013 - Here's a sample to get you ready for the Kids at Play portfolio session in a few weeks! The theme is nursery rhymes! Pa...
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Horse Themed Session - For the Love of an Arabian Horse / Gruetli-Laager, TN

September 23, 2013 - Last week, Crystal (see her bio on the Meet the Team page) and I got together for a horse-themed portfolio session. I ha...
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Just for Fun - Why You Should Use You Camera Every Day!

September 04, 2013 - I thought I'd share some of the photos with you where the girls and I have been having fun with the camera over the past...
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Babies are Angels

September 03, 2013 - I got into a bit of a creative writing mood this morning and this short piece popped into my head. I hope you enjoy it....
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Seanna Skating (and Cayleigh playing) - East End Skating Center / Memphis, TN

August 28, 2013 - Seanna is the 3rd generation in our family to learn to skate from Mrs. Caroline. She doesn't get to skate very often, bu...
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Picking Peaches! / Gruetli-Laager, TN

August 12, 2013 - Seanna loves growing up on a farm. Whether it's helping in the garden, feeding the horses, sneaking the dogs treats, run...
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Day Out in the Garden / Gruetli-Laager, TN

August 04, 2013 - We spent a good part of the day out in the garden weeding today. Seanna, especially, loves being out in the garden, so I...
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Play Day! Tire Swings, Swimming Pools, and Porch Swings / Gruetli-Laager, TN

June 24, 2013 - Many times, it's easy for all of us to, when we think of professional photographers, only expect to see perfectly planne...
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Tea Party Under the Peach Tree / Gruetli-Laager, TN

June 13, 2013 - What better day than a warm summer day for a tea party? This was such a fun photo shoot watching the girls interact...
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Little Fairies in Their Flower Girl Dresses / Gruetli-Laager, TN

June 13, 2013 - This session actually took about a week for me to narrow down the absolutely best photos to post on my website. It was a...
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