Hey y'all! I'm Mahlia, a Wedding & Event Photographer and Showit Website Designer based in Nashville, Tennessee.
I originally started in the creative industry with graphic design and website design, then found my way into photography and the event industry. I've been one of the best Nashville Wedding Photographers for over a decade and have pivoted into my original passion of design to help provide high quality web design and branding to other small businesses. Whether it's your wedding day or in your business, just think of me as your superhero sidekick and fairy godmother all rolled into one. I'm here to be your BFF, help with #allthethings, and ensure you have fun & rock out everything your envisioned!
Currently Accepting Clients:
Design Clients for 2022. Plan ahead & book a time during your business slow season.
Wedding & Event Photography bookings for 2023 with select 2022 availability.
I am so glad
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Hey there Buttercup!
Seriously. I'm crazy pumped you found me & can't wait to meet you! Ivory Door Studio was launched in 2012 by myself & my husband, and have widely become considered one of the best Nashville Wedding Photographers. That awesomeness has since expanded to include offering Showit Website Design, Branding & Business Strategy Consultations and our client favorite SocialBooth.
What can I help you with today? Are you a business owner looking to elevate your business brand & website? Or are you looking for photography coverage? While based as a Nashville Photographer I am available for travel for Wedding & Event Photography, College Senior Photos (woot woot!), Branding Photoshoots for small business owners & bloggers (yasss queen!) & Lifestyle Couples Sessions (swoon, swoon!).
Or are you here to rent our epic SocialBooth for your event?! Modern photobooth that creates traditional photos & fun gifs paired text message and social media integration? (Umm.. yes, please!) Your guests have fun + you get the full gallery of their shenanigans!
While growing my company, I've connected with and helped so many other businesses which quickly became something I am extremely passionate about. I love seeing other small business owners succeed and hit their goals. After being asked numerous times, I decided to pivot & expand my services into business consultations and going back to my roots of graphic design and website design.
My goal is to elevate your business so what you see in your head & dreams becomes reality. My favorite moment is seeing the faces of my clients when they realize what I am showing them is their new business website & branding. The looks of shock, awe, and tears of joy. Taking your part time hustle into your full time dreams, yep, pretty sure there isn't anything better than seeing others succeed!
How to know if I'm the right fit for you? I work with entrepreneurs who have ideas and motivation but need some guidance and are open to suggestions and recommendations. I can help you with building packages, client management systems, creating a Showit designed website and brand that converts into real leads and bookings. Retain my services with $500.
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Murfreesboro Wedding Photographer
The hunt for your ideal Nashville wedding photographers can seem really intimidating at first when you realize just how many there are in Middle Tennessee. It's important to find the right fit for you as a couple. You are going to chat with your photographer a lot during the months leading up to the wedding, you'll spend time together for your engagement photos, bridal portraits and any other sessions you include in your Collection including day after, rock & trash the dress, and more. Plus, you'll be spending the entire day of your wedding together! We value every moment we spend with our couples. Our Nashville based couples are fun and enjoy images that reflect that joy but are also elegant and creative. One amazing compliment we constantly hear from our clients is how relaxed we made them feel, that they actually have fun during their engagement session and can't wait to spend their wedding day with us. In fact, they return for yearly anniversary photos with us! We are based in Murfreesboro, TN but we love to travel and serve all of Middle Tennessee - including Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, & Belle Meade. We have even photographed weddings in Montana, Kentucky & Florida as well. We have traveled through Tennessee including Knoxville. As international photographers we service destination weddings, engagements, proposals including Disney World & Belize.
Nashville Tennessee Photographers
To us, Wedding Photography is about Connection. We chose this specific path to specialize in because we truly love the connections we make with our couples. From the first moment we meet them, through the planning process, engagement session, wedding day, delivery, & into their anniversary sessions. We truly connect and make friends and love seeing the joy that our work brings to a couple & their families. Then when we photograph their friends weddings years later, we immediately reconnect when we see a past couple. Personal connections are just as important as emotional connections. When you truly capture a moment there is no explanation that needs to accompany the image - because the photo itself tells the story. You connect to it. It could be a photo that isn't even one of your own but a complete strangers & when you connect with that image and it triggers a memory from your own past, that is what is truly amazing.
Nashville Wedding Photographer
Our business is based on community. We want to cultivate and inspire our couples to become friends with us, as well as friends with one another. We believe that there is power in finding like-minded people and connecting with them. Our business & the community we are designing stands for creativity, authenticity, & style that reflects & expresses without words. We believe in having fun and being yourself no matter who is in the room. We believe that inspiring others and paying it forward is important to ones own happiness. We believe in the joy of a sunset and the love of a best friend. We believe in great light, unforeseen adventures, & the romantic moments. We believe in supporting quality people, products, & relationships. We believe that emotion drives the most important moments, and we believe in the importance & responsibility of being there to preserve those emotional moments. We believe that every couple is unique but we all have commonalities that make us want to commune together. That is why we stand for & believe in the community to we designing.
We are Pat & Mahlia Dooley, and we are Nashville Tennessee wedding photographers. Ivory Door Studio’s mission is to impact the lives of our couples through authentic & viable personal connections, tangible products, a personalized wedding experience and quality service that exceeds expectations. Ivory Door Studio has been established and operating in Murfreesboro Tennessee since 2014. Since our doors opened we have had the pleasure of photographing ceremonies nationally in states including Montana, Kentucky, Oregon, Tennessee & Florida. We capture portraits primarily in natural light while implementing professional lighting when needed. We have experience working with flash to curate beautiful reception photos, intricate detail pictures, and outdoor night portraits.
Ivory Door Studio primarily serves Middle TN including Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Franklin, Belle Meade, Nashville, Gatlinburg, Chattanooga. We have traveled for destination weddings in other states including Orlando, FL - Portland, OR - Bowling Green, KY - Bozeman, MT - & an engagement session in Belize!
Mahlia & Pat have had the pleasure of working with numerous couples from outside of the area. We have had clients choose Nashville as their destination wedding venue. They & their loved ones have flown in from states such as Illinois, California, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, & Connecticut.