Summer Mini Session!

Summer Mini Session!

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. 

Double sessions are available for larger parties!

To book, email us at

Karla Cruz Photography goes to Nashville Boogie 2019

Karla Cruz Photography Nashville Boogie Mini Sessions!

I love mini sessions!
I love mini sessions. Why?
Because they give my clients the opportunity to have beautiful images taken of themselves- affordably and quickly. Mini sessions are an easy way to document your beauty without having to spend the day in the studio.
Mini sessions are quick, fun, and casual – you may come dressed up in your Nashville Boogie gear or in your sexy vintage lingerie. We offer heirloom quality images without breaking the bank. Best of all you have the chance to be Published in Retro Lovely! Who can say no to that!Nashville Boogie Mini sessions generally sell out within weeks of their announcement, so book your session soon. Included in my sessions are 30 minutes of photography resulting in 3 fully edited, high-resolution images delivered to you in an online gallery. Each photo delivered is lovingly retouched to make you look like a smoldering pinup.
Let’s do this!

Vintage Beauty Specialist

Vintage inspired Glamour Photography

Who is Ava Couture?

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!


Click here to see more of Ava Couture’s amazing work!

Win a Pinup Makeover!

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Partner Studio - Karla Cruz

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.

Warmest regards,

We are beautiful, We are extraordinary, We are the American Dream. 

We are beautiful, We are extraordinary, We are the American Dream. 

20180702-DSC_0197-Edit.jpgPrior 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.