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Welcome to New Day Photography's blog! My name is Misty Westebbe, my husband Bruce and I opened this location in Franklin Tn, Aug 2014. This has been a blessing to us in so many ways!!! With my blog posts I will be trying to give you a better look at what we have to offer, who we are personally, things we enjoy, what our clients enjoy and cherish and how that all wraps together to create a memorable experience for you and your family! We will keep you posted here as new vintage pieces arrive and new vignettes are created through the property as well!!!

 

Saturday, May 06, 2017
By New Day Photography/Kelli Bevis
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I am sharing this story from my daughter Kelli Bevis about her kids:

My city girls back to the country...
A couple of these stories most of y'all have already heard, but I have to write them down, so that I can keep them forever.
A while back, Dixie told me that she wanted a salad. I told her that I would go to the store that evening to buy the stuff to make one. She said, "No momma. I don't want you to make one. I want to go to that place where it has the special sauce, and the black things in it." I said, "Oh! You mean Olive Garden?" Dixie said, "Yes! I want Olive Garden!" I sadly informed her that we would have to wait until we could go to Texarkana, because they do not have one here. A few days later Texana comes up to me, and asks, " Momma when we run out of food can we go to Crabs (this is what she calls Red Lobster)?" I once again had to inform her the same thing that I had to tell Dixie, that the closest one was an hour away.
A few weeks after those questions were asked, we went over to see Pa and Gammy. Texana had been in their house a lot, but I guess for some reason she just noticed. As she looked up at the walls, she had a weird look on her face, and she asked me in my ear, " Momma, why do they have dead animals on the wall?" I seriously could not stop laughing.
Last week we were outside, and Dixie was hanging in the tree. She had fell out, and just to be on the safe side we went to the emergency room. I was so scared that they were going to say that I was a bad mom for letting her climb the tree. I guess I have some city that rubbed off on me too, but when we got there they weren't upset with me. Dixie told the nurse, " I'm never climbing a tree again!" The nurse said, " No! You have to climb a tree again. It's just like falling off a horse, and getting back up there." Which I definitely understand, since I've done that a few times as a kid. As soon as we got home Dixie was back up in that tree like nothing had happened.
So today as I was sitting on the computer with Texana, we saw a beautiful picture. It was a curvy road, and all around it was beautiful green hills. When you look at the picture, you wish you were there just walking around seeing the beauty. Texana looks at me with a serious expression, and says, " I wouldn't want to live there!" In shock I ask, " Why? It's so beautiful!" Her response was, " There isn't any stores. Where would we go?"
I love my little city girls! Who would have thought that I would have city girls. Don't get me wrong, they love the outside. They love to play in the mud, and go to grandpa's barn. It seems like what I was born in, my children are having to learn at an older age. At least two of my children. Dixie went hunting with her Uncle Christopher once since we have been back, and she was so excited telling me all about it. It is pretty amazing getting to show them where we grew up, and how different it is.

 
Thursday, May 04, 2017
By New Day Photography
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From the British Vogue and Dark Beauty Magazine to Concrete Cakes and South Shore Stylish, TORI NICOLE® has taken the design industry by storm with her beautiful and unique handbags all around the world. Despite all the amazing feedback, TORI NICOLE®’s incredible creator, Tori Sadler, remains very humble and very grateful for just the opportunity to design, a dream she has had her whole life.


The Origin of TORI NICOLE®

TORI NICOLE® was established in 2009 and it’s designer and CEO, Tori Sadler, says she has been “living the dream” ever since. Although she did not major in design in college, she says that her passion for art and design was instilled in her at a very young age. She remembers “lighting up in art class, sketching on the walls of her house, playing with different fabrics, and sketching “First Day of School” outfits” as a child. After earning her B.A. in Mass Media, she traveled the world which she said allowed her to “immerse herself into the lives of fascinating people. Mixing these experiences with my intrigue for textiles birthed the beginning of TORI NICOLE®, where ever piece of wearable art is reminiscent of these stories.”

Every Handbag Has a Story

Not only do her bags have a unique textile and look, each handbag she designs is given a name after someone who has made an impact in her life as a way, she says, “to honor them and have their story live on through mine.” Her first design was a handbag which she named, Amelia, in honor of her seamstress maternal great grandmother.

One of her top favorite opportunities was getting to design a clutch for the Obama administration. “Initially, they were very interested in me making several clutches to use as gifts for an international group but due to limited quantity of bags available, I proposed a new bag that would be of interest…and that is how the Berta clutch was born! Now it is my best seller and favorite. I think about its backstory with every Berta clutch that I make. The experience is one of my greatest honors. God is so good! I named it after my paternal grandmother, Alberta.”

What’s Next?

Tori is currently working on some new apparel pieces that will be launching on the website this upcoming Spring/Summer and some new handbags as well. She says her inspiration for her creations can come from anywhere, things she sees while traveling, fashion trends, and even shapes and objects!

“I am very grateful that God has allowed me to design and have a business; it is something that has been on my heart ever since I was a little girl. I stepped out on faith to leave graduate school to pursue design, and received a great amount of support from family and friends. When I launched my line in a VIRA Boutique’s fashion show in December of 2012, I remember being teary-eyed to see my designs on the runway. It was a very surreal experience. Since then , I have been in several fashion shows, allowing me to meet and foster relationships with many creative individuals striving towards the same goal; to see others enjoying and wearing our creations as much as enjoy making them…Now that I am married, my very supportive husband is very much involved, helping with sewing and creative ideas. I love the cottage company that God has allowed me to have, and am very thankful to be able to work with my family.”

We are so excited to see your new creations, Tori, and New Day Photography definitely loved the chance to work with you!

To check out these incredible hand bags and clutches, please visit: https://www.torinicole.com

 
Thursday, May 04, 2017
By New Day Photography
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If a photo is truly worth a thousand words, then New Day Photography most definitely has written our family several chapters in our life’s novel. My name is Kate Tran and I am so very excited to be a part of the New Day family! I was first introduced to Misty Westebbe, New Day Photography’s wonderful photographer, at our beautiful church, Remnant Fellowship, in Brentwood, TN. We were both working part time for another company and became fast friends as we shared about our love for God and our blooming relationships with our soon-to-be spouses. I lived in North Carolina at the time and her beautiful life seemed to shine like a beacon and was one of the many reasons why I felt I should move to Tennessee. Not long after that, my dear husband proposed and – as I am sure you guessed – Misty was there too- capturing the entire wedding, from the pre-wedding pictures to the beautiful ceremony. In a blink of an eye, two years had passed for us and my husband, Long, and I were pregnant with our first child, Emma Paige. Once again, Misty was there and joyfully captured so many precious moments that I now look fondly back on. She not only did my pregnancy pictures, but Emma’s newborn photos and year one photos as well. She also was able to capture the final family photo before the passing of my wonderful grandmother, Betty Higgins. I cherish each of these sessions so much and I am so grateful that God allowed Misty to truly capture the love and happiness within family in those photos. I will truly treasure them forever.

Why I Love New Day Photography

As you can imagine, my love for Misty and her family has not stopped growing from when I first met her until now. Not only is she a gifted photographer, but her passion and excitement for her trade shines through every photo, treating everyone as if they were her own family. When the opportunity to be a part of the New Day Photography family arose, I could not help but ask if I could join in. This opportunity means so very much to me and I am simply ecstatic to see the amazing moments and memories she will capture for so many.

Don’t Miss Out on Capturing Memories

As we all know, many moments go by too quick and before we even think to take a photo or capture the moment, it is gone before our eyes. My daughter, Emma, is now almost 2 years old. She is walking, running, drawing and scribbling on any piece of paper she can get her hands on, and (I’m pretty sure) has developed her own language that I definitely need to get the alphabet for. Thankfully, I will always have the pictures of her tiny toes and the proof that she was once small enough to fit inside of a hand basket. I will also have the beautiful picture of my gramma holding Emma in her lap as she smiled so widely it spread to the rest of us. These images are forever engrained on my heart and all over my home. With this said, the only words I have left to say are: Don’t let these moments slip away. Cherish each moment you are given… and it definitely doesn’t hurt to get a few on film either.

 
Monday, April 03, 2017
By New Day Photography
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Save The Date: Celebration of Smiles Event this April!


What is Operation Smile?

For the past thirty-four years, Operation Smile has been providing free, life-changing surgeries to over two hundred thousand patients as well as over two million healthcare evaluations to children with facial deformities, like cleft lip and cleft palate. Cleft lip or palate occurs when a baby's lip or mouth does not correctly develop during pregnancy. The cause is unknown but these deformities are more common than one might believe. It is now one of the most common birth defects in the United States and other countries as well. These defects lead to difficulty in eating or speaking and, in many cases, cause early death.

Their Mission

The mission of Operation Smile is to give families who cannot afford the surgery a chance at a normal life for their child and, of course, a brighter smile. Mr. William P. Magee, Jr., a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Kathy, a nurse, started the organization in 1982. Since it began, more than 2,500 smiles have been healed and over $700,000 has been raised since 2001. 5,000 medical professionals in over 80 countries around the globe participate in Operation Smile. These surgeries can cost as little as $240 dollars for these children.

What We Can Do and How You Can Help

New Day Photography is honored to help with this amazing project along with the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and be a small part of making the world a little bit brighter . For a donation of only $24, you can receive a professional portrait for yourself or your loved one for your company or even your own desk! This is such a huge opportunity for us to help make a difference in many children's lives! We hope you will join us this April for your portrait mini-session. Together, let's give these amazing children the chance to celebrate their beautiful smiles all around the world!

 
Saturday, February 11, 2017
By New Day Photography
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  It was so much fun to visit with Chris White, owner of USA Baby and Goofballs in Franklin, TN yesterday!  I was totally amazed by the selection of baby and children furniture available. I would have loved to have one of these gorgeous cribs in a sweetly decorated nursery when my kids were babies. Living in a small town in Arkansas I could have never had this kind of selection to choose from. Wow, how the time flies! I am now a grandmother of seven, seven years old and under! 

  One of the things we enjoy doing in the studio is designing ahead what you want to hang above the crib in the nursery. Planning the colors, sizes, and framing before that newborn session is even photographed makes the process of decorating the nursery so much smoother!

  You should really go check out the great selection at USA Baby. USA Baby  Anything you could possibly need to plan for your newest family addition, you can find here in many varieties! And I can't wait to go back and take the grandkids to play at Goofballs! Goofballs Family Fun Center And Oh my, I almost forgot about the playground equipment, Happy Backyards. So much to take in in one short visit.

  

 
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