the scout guide Nashville.


last fall I was asked to be in the scout guide of Nashville, for each person’s page you were given complete freedom of what you wanted your image to look like. So naturally (and being my first in print ad) I wanted my page to feel completely ME.

I am thrilled with the outcome because it truly does feel like me, so here are a few of my favorite things. The root of doing what I do is to get back to the basics: less is always more. I like to embrace my surroundings + bring in subtle details to create a design that is inviting, classic and serene.


  1. Location: outside. I am a lover of the outdoors so for this shoot I decided it had to be outdoors (and blissfully fell on a gorgeous overcast day in November with the foliage still peaking in the background!) I loved bringing in this arbor from Please be Seated because it gave the look that “Sonoma inspired” style I gravitate towards always!

2. Neutrals are always a good idea. I made the centerpiece arrangement to really blend in with the surroundings instead of overpower it. I HAD to throw in my favorite flowers: white anemones to capture the table runner + slate charger contrast! I also brought in these gorgeous fringed napkins from West Elm because they are my own and I loved the texture they gave! Instead of your normal escort card (not a fan of doing the normal) I fell in love with these west elm coasters as another way to blend in other gold elements to blend with the gold rimmed glasses on the table top!

3. Greenery is great. I got 2 packs of smilax vine for $12 and last minute added the hanging greenery on the arbor! I was so happy I did it because it really allowed a luscious garden image! PS. if you are wanting this look: smilax naturally hangs on to structures, normal greenery does not work as well!

4. Kept my outfit classic. A white button down has never or will never go out of style. I didn’t want my look to be busy or something I would regret in the future…so I channeled Ralph Lauren and went simply classic.

6. I celebrated! In each journey + business milestone its important to really reflect on what you are doing, why you are doing it + what future plans you have. I really celebrated being in this album 7 with all of the many amazing talents that neighbored me in the book. I have loved expanding my network and meeting other entrepreneurs in our community! Can’t wait to share photos of the event we have planned up to launch the guide!

Here is the finalized ad + I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Thank you to Mary Craven Photography and The Scout Guide Nashville for being so wonderful! Love my community + look forward to continue growing my small business!

Non- rentals items I used that you can CLICK TO SHOP to make it yours!