Harmony Designs Photography’s boutique studio, located in Nashville, TN, specializes in fine art family, newborn, and pet photography. Offering handmade and custom art products in Five Points, the studio is part of the vibrant artistic community of East Nashville.
I have been creating art as long as I can remember! I was always drawing, painting, sculpting, imagining…my “masterpieces” as a kid. I would then sell them at the front door to any friends or family I could corner and donate the money to save animals.
My first real camera was a Christmas gift when I was 14, a manual Canon AE1, and it was LOVE right away! I followed my dreams by attending Ohio University and getting a degree in Fine Arts Photography. Opening Harmony Designs Photography in 2004 in Nashville enabled me to move back to Tennessee (I’m a Southern Girl) to be closer to family.
Photography has provided the perfect tool to combine my passion for creating beautiful family art with my passion for volunteer work through Agape Animal Rescue.
My amazing husband, Bryan, and I pamper and spoil our Agape Animal Rescue adopted dogs: Indy, Pixel, Truffle, and Fable.
April has been shooting our baby girl every 3 months during her first year (newborn, 3, 6, 9, 12) and the experience with both her as a professional and the quality of her work is unparalleled. We could not be happier with the beautiful photos she has taken of her and us as a family and we can't wait for them to be hanging on our walls as a forever keepsake of this precious time. For photographing babies and families (and dogs!), there is no one better.
April has been documenting our little girl’s life for the last three years. Our daughter is not a poser. She will not smile on request, nor will any amount of bribing result in the desired grin. No, you have to work for it. April can get her to smile, though. Her skills in this area never cease to impress us. But what makes her sessions so priceless is that she never fails to capture her personality. That’s April’s gift. And that’s why her photography is invaluable, irreplaceable and incomparable to us.
When I first met April nearly four years ago, I never dreamed that I would end up with such amazing photos of my family and children, and I never knew I would end up with such a sweet friend out of the deal as well! April is the perfect balance of professionalism and personal touches. She is passionate about her work, and her expertise and love show in each picture. I love that our photos don't look "posed" but instead reflect us the way we are...totally happy and in love with our children and each other. April has managed to make those memories come alive for us each day and capture our family as it grows. Thank you!
Our four legged baby, Loves April Hollingsworth!!! She is the perfect photographer for our pup and captures her personality like no other! We have adopted a doggie sister for our pupl now and look forward to having pictures of them both!! We would not go anywhere else for the very best pictures of our babies!! We love April!!!!!
We are so happy with the beautiful photographs April has created for our family. We have worked with her for our wedding, bridal portraits, and all of the sessions during our son's first year. She spent time to get to know us, and the photos reflect our personal style with her artistic vision. We could feel so blessed to have found a photographer who creates invaluable family treasures to adorn our home and share with our loved ones.
We are very thankful to have had the pleasure of a fabulous photographer and a wonderful friend do an extended family session! What a treasure to have extended family pictures and a fun day of photos to remember! One of the best things we have done!!! Thanks April! They loved their accordion photo books as did Mom for Mother's Day! They were the perfect gifts and will be enjoyed for years!!
April was amazing with our newborn! It is evident that she’s experienced in handling and photographing babies. And the pictures turned out beautiful!! We are already looking forward to the 6 month session!
We had a wonderful family session with April! I was a little nervous to schedule a session that included our dogs, but April is great with kids and with the dogs! She made the session so easy and we all had a good time. Our dogs even looked like professional models :) We can't wait to have more family pictures taken in the fall.
OMG! April, you are truly magnificent! I'm so in love with the pictures you took. You truly captured all of the essence of the party! Thank you so much for all of your beautiful pictures through the years. You know, I just can't get enough of you and the pictures you take of my family!!
As first time parents we have so many special moments that we want to remember. During the first year of our little girl’s life April has captured milestones that we will cherish for a lifetime. From her newborn pictures up to her first birthday party April has been able to get the very best out of our daughter and the best out of us. April puts everyone at ease and she feels to us like a friend. We have complete confidence in her finished product and would never consider using someone else. We could go on and on about our satisfaction but like the old saying goes “the pictures are really worth a thousand words”. THANKS APRIL!
Just want to let you know again that I am so happy with the pregnancy pictures you took of me and my husband. Your work is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for making a pregnant woman feel good about herself! We are excited for the up coming newborn session!!
I just received my prints from the Love My Dog Day event for Agape Animal Rescue. They are just beautiful and really capture my dog's personality! April did a fabulous job and I have already been recommending Harmony Designs Photography to everyone! I can't wait for the next dog themed session!!
We are thrilled with the one year pictures! You really captured our son's personality and spirit! Every time we look at the pictures it makes us smile and shows us how fast he is growing up! Thank you for giving us beautiful memories of our family to cherish forever.
When I first met April, I knew she was a great photographer, as I’d heard many great things about her. Then I had the pleasure of having my dog photographed by her, and I realized why she is so good at what she does. April has a passion for her work and a passion for life. She is a genuine, honest, compassionate woman who just happens to have a gift of seeing you, your animal or your family member in ways that reach down and touch your soul. April is simply amazing and I treasure all of the photographs she has done over the years.
Once I met April, I knew that no one else would ever take pictures of our family. April has a sensitive eye, and her photographs are breathtaking, even when I think my daughter hasn't smiled or done anything wonderful. Every time I show our pictures to people, I also have to give them April's card because they want her, too! Over the course of almost two years as her client, I have been 110% satisfied every time she has photographed my daughter, our family, and even a four generations of women photo shoot! Plus, April is so warm and personable that her clients all adore her! Our family just loves her and her work!
April takes such amazing photographs and then can actually make them even more perfect with her suggestions on finishes, layouts and designs. Recently, I had the pleasure to work with April for the 2nd time on sessions for my pets. The photos are just incredible and capture the wonderful, but completely different "essence" of them both. They will always be cherished. Thanks so much April!!
We have had April take photos of our daughter and our niece several times over the past year. April has made it picture taking a wonderful experience. It isn’t easy getting an 18 month old and a 4-year-old to cooperate at the same time and yet all of our pictures turn out beautifully. Our daughter has come to know April and is now at ease with her. Even the first photography appointment, where she cried much of the time, April captured the perfect moments when she was actually smiling. Thank you, April, for the wonderful memories that we now have to always cherish. We look forward to our next photography session! Thank you!
Thank you so much for working with me on taking pictures of our sweet boy this year. You have been wonderful and accommodating! I truly appreciate it. I have also loved the photos! I have so many wonderful pictures now to remember his 1st year! Thank you and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
To sum it up in two words, April is both professional and talented! We have used April for two maternity sessions and numerous photo shoots with our children! My wife and I both feel that capturing these priceless moments are so important, and we wouldn't trust anyone except April to handle the job! Much of April's work now fills the walls of our home and we enjoy these wonderful photos every day! She is outstanding and we recommend her to our family and friends. Without hesitation, we suggest anyone considering April to jump at the chance!
Thank you for the beautiful photographs that you took of the kids! I cannot stop looking at them. At their ages, it is so hard to get a good picture of them because they won't be still for too long! You have captured their personalities completely; I want to frame every single picture! Your work is magical and I will always treasure these precious pictures of my babies! Thank you!!
I am writing to let you know how thrilled we are with the one year pictures! They are all so good, and you really captured her personality. My favorite is the one with the icing all over her hands and face. You are very talented and we plan to call you next time we want pictures taken, whatever the occasion. Thank you so much!
We got the 1st year pictures! The cake pictures always make me laugh... especially the one where she is covered in icing and sticking his tongue out. Thanks for giving us memories that will last a life time.
Finding the right photographer was a priority for us when we learned we were expecting. We knew that we would be working with them for the entire first year. We not only have a wonderful "family photographer" now, but we also have a great friend. April knows what she's doing, she works around the baby's schedule, is so good with her, and she helps us feel at ease through every session.
We are so thankful to have found April and use her for all our photos. April comes in like a friend of the family and you forget she is even taking pictures. When she leaves, you think there is no way she captured any quality shots of our wild kids!! Then, days later, you get see the pictures you are left mouth open and totally amazed at the shots she captured. Her pictures aren't the "cheesy" posed look but timeless moments of you and your family being yourselves. We love April and the wonderful pictures she has given us over the years. She is our ONLY photographer and we recommend her to everyone.
We are so happy that we chose April to shoot photos of our son. She did such an amazing job!! Even though he was not happy about getting his picture taken, April, made it look like he was having a great time, by capturing all of the moments when he was smiling. We are so pleased with our pictures and plan to book April for all future portraits. Thanks April!
April did an absolutely wonderful job on the photographs of my baby girl. Not only are the pictures great, but April was knowledgeable, professional, and fun to work with. April worked very well with my baby though she didn't want to sleep and kept putting her hands in her mouth :) The patience paid off and we got amazing photographs!! We can't wait until the six-month photo shoot!
The pictures are awesome!! We have had a lot of people tell us what a difference it made on the website and our number of dog inquiries has doubled since we put the professional pictures up. We cannot thank you enough!
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw April’s photographic portraits of my dog. After four years of taking my own pictures, I had never realized he was so photogenic! I think he should be a dog model after seeing April's pictures!!