On vacation

It’s been an excellent year for Karla Cruz Photography! We offered themed mini sessions, full glamour sessions, graduation sessions, and even a 1st birthday cake smash! We had eighteen sessions, worked with three fantastic hair and makeup stylists – Alysia Faith, Ava Couture Beauty, and Angelika. Now it’s time to go on a short hiatus. For the first time in my adult life, I am taking a little time for myself! I am going on a small road trip, enjoying family time, and giving this self-care thing a try. Then I’ll be blogging, attending classes, and working to improve my photography. Need to schedule a birthday session or a glamour session by a specific date? Don’t fret! Please keep your eyes open, and I’ll be back in late Fall with new sessions themes.

Last Mini Sessions of the Season

Last Mini Sessions of the Season

This year, I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a vendor at the Clarksville Farmer’s Market this summer. Check out my side hustle. I hand make pompom accessories and other cute stuff! With that keeping me busy through September, I am excited to be announcing this will be the last mini session of the season. This extraordinary mini session will be taking place in Nashville, May 14th and 15th at the Poplar Hollow Farmhouse, and I couldn’t be more excited! You will have a choice of an outdoor mini session full of country charm and a mini horse or a very sexy rustic vintage-inspired boudoir. If you have always wanted to book a vintage-inspired boudoir session, a mini session is a beautiful start!

Contact me at karlacruzphotography@gmail.com or by text at (931)494-1260. I look forward to seeing you there!

Contact me at karlacruzphotography@gmail.com or by text at (931)494-1260. I look forward to seeing you there!

What is Karla Cruz up to?

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!


Yikes! I finally got a pic thanks to Ava Couture! That’s dorky me next the Pinup Queen! I had several fangirl moments during our pose coaching sessions with Sabina Kelley! I had to stop and check myself to make sure I didn’t seem creepy, hahaha! Sabina was remarkable and generous with her knowledge and time. I will be forever grateful for this fabulous experience. 
Finally, one more time slot left for these amazing barn sessions.
After these sessions, we will be going on Summer hiatus and will be back in time for Halloween and the Christmas Holidays. 

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 karlacruzphotography@gmail.com

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!


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