This is the most beautifully, helpful & inspiring DIY books (or any other medium for that matter) I have ever seen.  This is the first book I have ever photographed.  I will tell you I was in awe of the whole process from start to finish.

This book was a gift to me…

At the end of 2015, I said to the Lord “ok what’s next??”.  I had been shooting weddings & portraits (and a few commercial projects) for 10+ years and I was desiring a new inspiration.  Something fresh.  Something creative. Something… I really didn’t even know what to ask for.  Not long after I expressed that desire to God, I received an email from Courtney telling me she was starting her 4th book and wondered if I’d photograph it.  I cannot express the JOY I felt through the entire process.  This book has brought as much color to my life as can be found in its’ pages.  As much flavor to my life as can be found in its’ recipes.  As much celebration in my life as can be found in each party.

I know we will never know how many parties are inspired by this book, how many celebrations are creatively hosted, or how many conversations & friendships deepened by this book encouraging more hospitality.  But the idea of more laughter, good food & celebrations thrills me to no end.  I thank the Lord for this gift to me & pray it brings joy to all that receive it.  We would love to celebrate with all of you at any of the Pizzazzerie book signings!  More info on cities & date of Courtney’s book tour can be found HERE

In celebration of the BOOK LAUNCH, from now until Friday, Aug 11th @ 3pm you can ENTER TO WIN a copy from me of Pizzazzerie “Entertain In Style”.

To Enter:  FOLLOW Evin Photography on Instagram or Facebook & TAG 3 FRIENDS in the comments of the Book Giveaway post that you think would love this book!!  That’s it!!



It’s time for one of my favorite weekends of the year… Family Portrait Weekend!  On Friday, September 29th & Sunday, October 1st we will be doing family mini sessions at Homestead Manor in Thompsons Station, TN!  These sessions fill up faster than lightning!!

Email for details & to secure your spot.

  • Amy - Would love to get info about this and some prices! We are interested.ReplyCancel

    • Evin - Hi Amy! If you could please email we would LOVE to get you some more info! Spots have filled up fast for this…but we just added a new date! Hope to hear from you soon 🙂 -EvinReplyCancel

  • Shannon LeBlanc - Hi Evin!
    I am looking to update our family photos this fall and would love to learn more about your Family’s Portait Weekend at Homestead Manor!

    Could you please send me information?

    Thank you!

    • Evin - Happy to send more information. I replied to your email with additional details. Let me know if there’s anything else we can help you with! 🙂ReplyCancel

When planning your family portrait session, one of the first things that comes to mind is the all-important question: “what are we going to wear?” You want your family portraits to capture the unique essence and personality of YOUR family, and what you wear is an important part of that! Choosing what to wear should be fun, and not stressful.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare:

Start with one favorite outfit. When doing a session with my own family, I choose something feel good in for myself, or something I love for my daughter, then pull colors from there to put on the boys- they are easier to coordinate! 

Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and solids. It is easy to feel like everything has to be “matchy matchy”, but that is not the case. Feel free to mix patterns and solids, but be sure that the patterns are consistent with the overall color scheme

Stay away from all black and pure whites. Keeping it classic is important, but color photographs best. It can be helpful to think about the setting in which your portraits will take place, and what colors you already love to wear.

Bring your childrens favorite outfit, costume, or play itemThis can be done at the end of the regular session, and is a fun way to capture their unique personality and the stage that they are in. 

Accessories are your friends- but keep it simple! Feel free to wear some fun accessories that reflect your style, but it’s important not to overdo it. Remember, less is more!

Don’t arrive with chipped fingernails. Make sure you have a fresh coat of nail polish that coordinates with your outfits or clean nails.

Wear makeup even if you normally don’t. Even if it is a tinted moisturizer or a little mascara and lip color it will help to accent and pop your beautiful features on camera.

Bring a brush, hairspray and makeup for touchups. Whether it’s a windy day or Evin has you running around for some fun photos, you may need to tame the mane! It’s always best to have them on hand even if you don’t end up needing them.

Don’t over schedule your day. Photo session day can be stressful enough, so be sure you aren’t coming straight from a sporting event or a doctors appointment where your kids have just gotten shots. 

Go to our Pinterest “what to wear” board to see outfits from some of our favorite family sessions! CLICK HERE.

PP_Post“What to Wear” blog photos courtesy of Pretty Presets.

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From Spring to Fall of 2016 I had the JOY of photographing Courtney Whitmore’s 4th book – “PIZZAZZERIE: Entertain In Style“, with forward by Tori Spelling!  Now here we are mid 2017, and it’s debuting as the #1 New Release in Event Planning on Amazon — you’ll soon find it in stores on August 8th!!  

PIZZAZZERIE: Entertain In Style is the ultimate entertaining book.  Follow one party to a tee, or mix-and-match elements to create a unique affair all your own. Courtney provides how-to instructions for more than a dozen occasions (from simple backyard gatherings to special celebrations), each complemented with full tablescape details; decor tips; and recipes for each party covering appetizers, desserts, and drinks.

Absolute beginner hosts will find tons of tips and how-tos, as they’re walked through practical steps to creating fabulous parties on a realistic budget. The seasoned host will discover unique details and new recipes to enhance their tablescapes all year long.

I would LOVE for you pop-by our Book Launch Party August 17th @ 5:30-7:30pm hosted at Draper James in Nashville!  {Please RSVP} Courtney will also continue her book tour to Atlanta, Lexington, Houston, & Dallas!  Follow along & share your pics from the book tour by using the hashtag #pizzazzeriebook. Pizzazzerie Book tour dates for all cities have JUST been announced HERE!

Can’t WAIT for you all to celebrate your own creative parties & sweet memories that this book will inspire!

XOXO – Evin