Finally…it’s been exactly two weeks since the HFPC benefit and like I promised, you would have the images for viewing and ordering within 2 weeks (whoo- that was close!). I cannot tell you how great it was for me see all the images. I saw so much laughter, silliness and pure joy. Viewing the images that all the amazing photographers took truly completed the experience for me. I cannot share with you all how much all this means to me. I hope that you all enjoy the pictures and the experience as much as I did. Thank you for giving Ashley and I such great memories.

In case you have forgotten how to view and order the images- click on this link www.pictage.com/992498. ¬†Also, I want to remind you that all the images are divided by booths and by the hour. Many of you ūüôā went to several booths- so you will have to search… but trust me, it will be so worth it. This event with it’s images will be available for 45 days. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at carla@carlalynnphotography.com

Again, I want to thank you each of you for everything. From all the volunteers and photographers to the sponsors and families that came to support HFPC.

Below are a few shots that were captured that I love…

Soon a video with images from the event will be posted!


This HFPC idea began with a question a photographer asked me while in New Orleans last November. Just as we finished talking about Ashley he asked me ” what are you going to do?”. ¬†That questioned repetitively went through my mind for days and days and I asked myself what do I have that I can use to give back to her? ¬†How can I thank her for what she has given me? Can I really do this?

This vision of mine became clear and clearer. HFPC would take place at a location that we as photographers would be drawn to and it would be  filled with many of us from our community. We would be giving our talents to give back to Ashley and the community that was supporting her. Giving each and everyone of them something that we were and are so passionate about and believe in. Images. Image of this time and place in our lives. Images of laughter and emotion. Images with those we love. Along with yummy finger foods and allowing all those who came to sit and chat and also bid on great items that had also been donated.  And above all, give them  a chance to meet Ashely Scott and see life through her eyes.

I will never forget the day I wrote out the email and truly struggled to hit the send bottom. Not because I didn’t believe in this but because I just didn’t know how much support I would get or if I could truly pull off this. I held my breath for just a second and I remember saying to God, “your gonna have to help me on this one, I really need you.”

I cannot begin to share with you my emotions as the emails came in for support. From Jim Collins with Pictage to every single individual that wanted to volunteer and be a part of HFPC. Before I knew it, I had 34 volunteers and photographers. Location. Photo booths. Silent auction items. Food. Everything I needed.

The day finally arrived, things were hectic. I was so excited and nervous at the same time. I was uncertain as to how it would all turn but I knew one thing for sure, I had support and I knew that my heart was there. I had poured my heart into HFPC.

And then it all came together… just as I had envisioned.

This amazing video was created by Ron Dawson. I was so excited when he said that he would come from Atlanta and do this for Ashley and I.  He is an amazing videographer and I have been blessed to build a wonderful friendship with him and his wife, Tasra. Thank you Ron.

It was also important for me that I have someone capture images of the event. Evan Baines captured many amazing images of the HFPC event. Click on the HFPC event and check out some the images from this event on his blog. Evan, thank you so much!

Thank you Ashley. For sharing your life with me and all those around you. Many thanks to your amazing parents for allowing me to do this for you.

Jim Collins and Pictage, thank you for your support. Thank you for allowing Ashley and I to be a part of your community. Thank you for supporting HFPC and for donating the cost of the prints from this benefit to Ashley. We are truly grateful. I have met some amazing people through this journey and have built relationships of a lifetime.

Thank you to each of the volunteers. For giving your time and talents and supporting HFPC. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. This event would not have been possible without each of you.

Randy & Lucinda Neff, Peggy Weatherington, Karen Bates, Trisha Long, Charlotte Price, Ruthie Harper, Jennifer Marcrum, Sandie Chauder, Debbie Hatfield, Cody Embertonm Kimberlee Barber, Gregory Byerline, Vanessa McKeown, Irtira Pillow, Phil & Mindy Thorton, Mandy Whitley, Dustin & Lindsey Benson, Jenny Lindsey, Tom Uchida, Whiteney Carlson, Anna Rebecca Hodges, Erin Smagala, Lori Ann Quarles, Adam Meyerhoff and Paul Rowland.

A special thanks to all the sponsors and donors that also made this event possible.

Cindy with the Marathon Village, Chris Williams, Misty Miotto, Will Jacks, Adam with TNA Entertainment, LLC, Debbie with The Renovation Group, Kimberly with Starbucks, Nina with Ingram Books, Ed with Lil’ Cupcakes, Linda with Lia Sofia, Kelli Dodson, Leanne with Mary Michael, Shannon with Merle Norman, Dennis with Quiznos, Tamika with Arby’s, Jim with Snappy Tomato, John with Smoothie King, Robert with Jersey Mikes, Richard with Chilli’s, Stevan with Buffalo Wild Wings, O’Charley’s, Kyle & Angel with Chick-Fil-A, Willie with Papa Johns, Image Salon & Spa, Karen with Scentsy, Allison with Hollywood Tan, Gig’s Cupcakes, Najibe with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Lindsey with Puffy Muffin, Calypso Cafe, Sperrys, Kiva Day Spa & Salon, Hair & More, Irtira with Revamp, Jennifer with Sweet Endings by j, Cody, Wendy, Anna Rebecca, Taypa with Modern Granite $ Marble, Jack with Cromer Printing, Trisha, Vatsana with Marriott and Ms. Ruis with LHS, Mr. Gray and the RSMS Beta Club and all the individuals who made monetary contributions though they could not be present.

Last but certainly not least, I thank my family. My husband, my children, my brother and sister for believing in me and being there right beside me.

If not the most important, I thank God. For this chance.

It’s almost midnight. Hours before the benefit for Ashley Scott. Emotions of excitement and nervousness. I cannot wait for it.

HFPC. May it be all I dreamed of for Ashley.

Just a few snapshots of our shoot just before Ashley began her 14th round of treatment a few weeks ago. She wanted pictures with her mom and we went to The Detour Road, where it all began for Ashley and I.

Such special moments….

Many want to know what the Marathon Village looks like and where it is…exactly.

I went by the location and snapped a few pictures. I absolutely love this location! The view of the city of Nashville is stunning.

It’s address is 1305 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

When some enter it in their GPS it puts them at the OTHER CORNER of the street of where the Marathon Village Building is. It’s in an industrial area.. kind of secluded. So…

To BE EXACT… It’s the tall and narrow building ON the CORNER of ¬†14th STREET and CLINTON (thought a picture might help)

There is PARKING off of 14the street, behind the building or half a block down, there is additional parking.

Entrance is on Clinton Street and it’s a cool looking metal door.

There will be volunteers at the bottom level to assist you with REGISTRATION and guide you to the 3rd floor.

If  you still are uncertain as to how to get there, please email us so that we can help you.

I know ASHLEY and I are COUNTING THE DAYS till the event. We are so EXCITED!

A detour that changes her life. My life. And the lives of many others that come to know her.

Meet Ashley. Ashley, let the world meet you.

Photo Credit  Tasra Dawson~ http://thefemmefotog.com

Click below to see the video of Ashley Scott. Created by Ron Dawson and presented at the PartnerCon conference in New Orleans this past November with Pictage. You will not regret watching this video.



As only so much information can fit on a flyer and letter I have some additional important information about this event that I want to share. First of all, I cannot express how excited and nervous I am at the same time . This is something new for me and putting together an event to help Ashley has been weighing heavily on my heart and I finally decided I just have to do this…

So here it goes. To Ashley. To the Hope, Faith & Photos For A Cure event. To all those who support this event.

We have many amazing photographers in our community that are committed to giving their time and talents back to Ashley. Wether it’s family pictures, senior portraits, head shots for corporate/business or just “fun and random ¬†pictures of me and my friends”. This is also a great opportunity to meet some of Nashville’s most talented photographers.

There will be several “photo booths” (each with a unique style and props) set up in this great- urban style looking 3,000 square feet space (Marathon Village) and the photographers will be there shooting away. For many of you that may not be familiar with how professional photographers work- most photographers have session fees that include their time and talent, and their services can range anywhere ¬†from $150 to $300 or even more- depending on the photographer and the duration of a session. ¬†Here, at this event, all you pay is $10 a person. Not only is this a huge savings but also another great thing, the admission money ¬†goes to the Ashley Scott Benefit.

All the images taken at the event will be uploaded to Pictage (a site that supports photographers with easy access for online viewing and ordering and post production for their clients) and you will receive an email that provide you with a link to the event. You will log in and be able to view and order any pictures you want. Please note and be patient with us as you may have scroll a bit to find your pictures on that particular booth- much depends on how many images are uploaded. Whatever you order- 100% of it will go to the Ashley Scott Benefit. Yes, 100%. Pictage has been so kind and willing to do this for her and I am so grateful for this. This event will be available for viewing and ordering for 45 days from the day you receive your email. Orders will be mailed directly to you.

Make-up artists will also be available for anyone that wants it for a donation.


When you come to the Marathon Village (the red tall short bldg located at 1305 Clinton Street, Nashville) we will be set up on the 3rd floor and the stairs will be straight across. As you come in- there will be Registration tables set up, where you will pay your admission of $10 a person and also complete a form that asks of your contact info, email address and consent for use of any images for media/web publications.

You will see several “photo booths” set up around and I encourage you to look around and see which style of booth you want to shoot at. ¬†You will also need to remember which booth you were at for the time of viewing and ordering online because the event will be subcategorized by booths.

After your pictures are taken, you will have the opportunity to see some of our Silent Auctions items and bid as well. There will also be refreshments and snacks.

I encourage you to come. ¬†You can meet Ashley. You can hang out. Laugh. Give back…

Within 14  business days  you should receive an email from Pictage notifying you that the event is ready for viewing and ordering.

Thank you for your support and again I will say it, from the bottom of my heart thank you for helping Ashley.

If you have any questions about this event or you want to let us know that we can count you in or you know that you cannot come to the event but would like to make a contribution, email me at carla@carlalynnphotography.com

One side of the story involves Ashley, a ¬†junior at the time of her diagnosis with cancer. The other side of the story is about photographer that is passionate about photographing teens. ¬†Together they embark a journey that will remain within them always. The photographer struggled with what to do for this girl. She really didn’t have much to give but offers her photos of her journey, prayer and friendship. All the while, this girl, Ashley, gives her so much more.

Showing her life. Teaching her to not sweat the little stuff. Giving her opportunities of a lifetime.

Now, the photographer wants to do more for her.

And this is how Hope, Faith and Photos For A Cure began…..

Captured within days of diagnosis. The Detour Part I.

A few months into treatments, Ashley and best friend.

Homecoming. Quite weak yet pulling strength from somewhere.

Photographer waited patiently for shoot of Part II of The Detour


And now…. photographer puts together a Benefit Event to help raise money. An event called Hope, Faith & Photos For A Cure, all the while, still awaiting for Ashley to finish her treatments so that she can capture her Senior Pictures officially.