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