they won't be little for long


let's freeze time & make


our kids change and grow every single day. Your family looks different from year to year, too. Let's hang out together and  capture the love of your family and the true, unique


Top 10 Nashville Family Photographer 2024, 2023,
2022, & 2021

National Association Professional Child  Photographers:
Master Newborn Photographer
Master Family Photographer
Master Senior Photographer

capturing Middle Tennessee
 families for 14+ years


 personalities of your kids. Your images will let you remember this exact moment long after they are into whatever phase of life comes next.  I've been calling many Nashville families my clients for over a decade and I'd love to freeze time for your family from babies to seniors!
We can meet outdoors or in my SE Nashville studio. I'll make the process easy (even dads enjoy themselves!) and you'll have images you can cherish for a lifetime.

Meet me »

Your NASHVILLE Family &
SENIOR Photographer

Hi, I'm KAREN!

FOR Families WHO



the art of


Don't let your kids grow up to be jpegs! Print who you love.


REAL • Modern • SIMPLE

The focus of the session is on YOU. We keep the entire process simple and you'll have guidance from me from what to wear, the location, and how to look and feel your best in your photos. After your session, you'll choose from an array of digital and print options to enjoy for years to come.

We hired Karen at a friend's recommendation when our 3rd child was 6 months old. She's captured our birthday parties, family sessions each year, and even was in the delivery room for the birth of our 4th child!  To say we trust her and consider her our friend is an understatement.  We have so many beautiful memories in albums and on our walls of every stage of life with our kids.  We couldn't be happier!   Renee & Chuck

Family Session

The FAWCETT family

Karen is a dream to work with. She can effortlessly capture a genuine smile from a fussy toddler to a testy teenager and everyone in between. She has been photographing our family for nearly 15 years and we absolutely cherish the memories she has captured. From booking, to reminders, to the session itself, and a quick delivery of a gallery, she truly loves what she does and it is so evident in her work. 

Rebecca & Diego

Family Session

The fua family

When I was in college I interned at a church in Brentwood, TN. I would often see beautiful family photos posted by several of the church members and they were all by Karen Halbert. I remember thinking how cool it would be to have her photograph my family when that time came. A few years later, at my baby shower, my sisters-in-law and mother-in-law gifted me a gift card for a baby planner session with the one and only, Karen Halbert. It may sound cheesy, but it brought tears to my eyes to have that dream come to fruition. Karen has photographed my family now for the last seven years. After two baby's first year plans and many family photo sessions, I can honestly say that her work is magic. Photographing children of all ages with the various moods they bring to photography sessions is not for the faint of heart and Karen steps through them with grace and ease. Whether we have an hour with her, half an hour or five minutes during a Santa session, she produces unforgettable moments and facial expressions from our daughters and our family. She is not just a photographer, but a down to earth, hilarious, understanding person who also has an incredible talent for capturing moments your family will cherish for years to come. There is no other family photographer for The Girten family.   Regina & Jeff

baby's first year Sessions

The Girten Family

Karen, There were so many beautiful options in Joshua's gallery! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The ones of him with the guitar. LAWD.  I'm so glad we added the family mini on to his senior session. The ones of Jacob smiling. Oh, my heart. These photos make me giddy. So grateful!
Thank you so much for capturing us before they all grow up and fly away!


senior session + family mini


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