meet the photographer


Hello! I am glad you’re here. I am Cindy Finke, owner of Poppy & Nash Photography, a name I chose as a nod to my life story. I’m a native Californian and the poppy is the California state flower, but for nearly two decades I have called Nashville home. The city is special for many reasons, but especially because me, my husband, stepson and our dogs are making a life here. I launched my business because of my love of photography which has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I come by it naturally- my dad was a professional photographer and he encouraged me when he bought me my first camera in fourth grade – a Canon Sure 

Shot - and later when we converted a room in our house to a darkroom where I would spend hours developing and printing black and white photos. I vividly remember taking rolls of film on family vacations and coming back and making photo albums of my trips. Fast forward to adult life and I am still taking countless photos of family, friends and my travels on a Canon, and I have upgraded my album-making skills!   I absolutely LOVE taking pictures of high school seniors because it is such an exciting time in their lives and because we can have a lot of fun and get creative! I also firmly believe that photography can instill self-confidence and I hope that our senior sessions can contribute you growth as a young woman! My photographs are my most treasured possessions because they tell the story of my life. I hope you will let me tell your life story through my images.  

"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” —Oprah Winfrey 

things I like 

spending time with my family, puppies, hibiscus, sushi, Hawaii, brownies, indoor cycling, entertaining and exploring the world

favorite saying

eat well, travel often

Applications are closed for the Class of 2021 
Senior model squad.

please Email Cindy finke at to be put on the waiting list for class of 2022!