Glamour and Vintage Inspired Photography located in Clarksville, TN
Author: Karla Cruz Photography
Karla Cruz is a professional photographer serving Middle Tennessee since 2012. Karla received an Applied Photography certification from the New York Institute of Photography and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, including Retro Lovely’s Kat Club, Atomic Bombshells, Perfectly Pinup, Bombshell, and Femme Rebelle
Wow, we at Karla Cruz Photography have a busy June ahead of us! With Nashville Boogie sessions being edited, Barn mini sessions, branding sessions and a baby shower booked, we’re going to be pretty busy – and we’re incredibly excited about it. Our clients are a part of our extended family, and we can’t wait to see all the months (and in some cases, years!) of planning paying off in one grand session.
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for asking Karla Cruz Photography to photograph you for Nashville Boogie, it was truly an honor. We have just sent out sneak previews for the Nashville Boogie Mini Sessions (we hope you loved your images, feel free to share them on social media). We had such an amazing time with all of you! And let’s not forget how amazing it was to work with the Pinup Queen herself, Sabina Kelley! Yikes! We had so much fun. We learned so much from her. Ava Couture’s hair magic and Crystal Brown’s fantastic makeup artistry were amazing! We truly had an amazing team.
To all clients, past and present, we are so grateful for you and love each moment we get to spend with you. Thank you for being some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met!
Enjoy an afternoon of light, lemonade, nature, and fine photography, bring your kids or your sweetheart!
Friday, June 14th & Saturday, June 15th at Poplar Hollow Barn
Book by June 1st
Sessions begin at Sunset, limited sessions
All sessions include :
• 30 minutes of fine photography • Private online viewing gallery with images hand-retouched for easy online ordering • 3 beautifully edited high resolution images of your choice • Guaranteed publication in Retro Lovely • Hair and makeup available at additional cost.
I have been creating beautiful images with Ava Couture since 2014. From shooting on motorcycles to shooting with a mini horse we always manage to have fun. So to help you to get to know her better I asked her a few questions! Check it out!
What is your favorite part of being a vintage beauty specialist?
It’s incredibly rewarding to transform modern everyday women into vintage inspired pinups & show them just how beautiful they already are. Performing these classic techniques allows me to carry on the vintage beauty traditions of what I consider to be the most glamorous era.
How would you define your personal style?
I feel the most beautiful when wearing a vintage dress & heels. But my everyday style is a more casual variation of vintage fashion with a few modern trends thrown in for fun.
What’s a funny or interesting fact about yourself?
I grew up as a dancer. When I was in high school I became a company member of The Nashville Ballet (way too cool, right?). I was even a soloist in The Nutcracker. But to this day I still can’t do a cartwheel.
I want to wish everyone good luck and I will see you tomorrow on instagram stories!
Big things happening for 2019! 2018 has been a transition year for Karla Cruz Photography. I am excited to announce that Karla Cruz Photography is now an Official Retro Lovely Partner Studio. What does this mean? We offer special sessions with guaranteed publication of multi-page features Retro Lovely Magazine. Retro Lovely Magazine has over 2.1 Million fans on Social Media and one of the most popular print pinup magazines in the world!
We are still running our special Pinup Portrait Pricing, book before 12/31/2018, shooting for these sessions will begin in January 2019, in time for Valentine’s Day! I am excited for things to come and so grateful everyone that has continued to support us.
Prior to the 2016 election, I didn’t think much about my brown skin or that my parents were immigrants. I have been called exotic or people have given me a curious stare because I do not speak English with a Spanish accent (maybe a California Accent). I am from Los Angeles and attended an inner city Catholic school for most of my life. All of the kids I went to school with looked liked me and if they didn’t look like me, we were for the most part Catholic with immigrant parents. Fast forward to today, I make it a point to tell people that my parents are immigrants and we are no different. I live in Tennessee (Trump Country and that’s ok). I am an American just like you. Our politics may be different but, we are all human and beautiful. All of my ideas and creativity are fueled by that Latina fire and passion. Karla Cruz Photography will not stand with bigotry and hatred, we celebrate the beauty in cultural diversity. Let me capture your extraordinary beauty no matter how it’s packaged.
We are beautiful, We are extraordinary, We are the American Dream.