Welcome to Clayton Zane Photography. This website is my online home and I enjoy entertaining visitors! So, have a look around at my galleries and learn more about me through my blog posts. If you like what you see, please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

I don’t often have the opportunity to photograph a special pet, but for this engagement session it was definitely essential. Nora had been wanting a puppy and Andrew surprised her with Shelby. She was overjoyed with her new friend and then Andrew pointed out another surprise tied to her new puppy’s collar – a beautiful diamond ring.  Well, it just doesn’t get any better than that! What a great evening, revisiting the park where Andrew proposed and then traveling to downtown Nashville for a sunset session on the pedestrian bridge. These two will tie the knot this fall and it promises to be a stunning event.

NoraPin itNora-13Pin itNora-12Pin itNora-11Pin itNora-10Pin itn 2Pin itNora-9Pin itNora-8Pin itNora-7Pin itNora-6Pin itn 3Pin itNora-5Pin itn 4Pin itNora-4Pin itNora-3Pin itNora-2Pin itn 5Pin itNora-1Pin it


The 1950s were known for their incredible leading ladies and there was no bigger star than Ava Gardner. What a thrill it was for Ariane to receive a coat and dress, once owned by Ms. Gardner, as a Christmas gift. A close family friend (and film producer) knew that this treasure was perfectly suited to this aspiring actress. Ariane had no trouble channeling her own version of 1950s glamour and we ended up with some very special images.

2Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-2Pin it1Pin itClaytonZanePhotographyPin itClaytonZanePhotography-3Pin it3Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-4Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-5Pin it


This prom couple booked their session many months in advance and I wanted to make sure their photos were extra special. We planned their time in a documentary style and we all got to witness the last minute touch ups and Larry’s first look at his prom date. These two went all out for their Gatsby themed prom and they had a great evening. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your special night! Also, Special thanks go to Laura Thomas White for Holly’s makeup and Robin Gable for Holly’s unique hair style.

ClaytonZanePhotography-15Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-14Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-13Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-12Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-11Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-10Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-9Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-8Pin itUntitledPin itClaytonZanePhotography-5Pin itUntitled 1Pin itUntitled 3Pin itUntitled 2Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-7Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-6Pin it

Untitled 4Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-4Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-3Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-2Pin itUntitled 5Pin itClaytonZanePhotographyPin it


These guys are absolutely perfect for one another! With so many shared interests and terrific chemistry, it’s hard to believe that they were only friends through college. A chance encounter at homecoming was the beginning of much more. We met up with them on a beautiful spring day and had some fun in downtown Bristol, from hanging out at the State Street mural to ballroom dancing, there was never a dull moment. We finished up at Sugar Hollow Park, where we took advantage of some beautiful late afternoon light and caught more glimpses of their fun and slightly competitive personalities. This wedding is going to be extra special – already looking forward to October!

ClaytonZanePhotography-10Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-9Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-8Pin itUntitledPin itClaytonZanePhotography-7Pin itUntitled 2Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-6Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-5Pin itUntitled 3Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-4Pin itUntitled 4Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-3Pin itClaytonZanePhotography-2Pin itClaytonZanePhotographyPin it