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Downtown, Knoxville, TN

Friday, May 23, 2008
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Yesterday I met up with Megan and Monte for their engagement session. With Sundown in the City on Market Square, Thursday may not be the best evening to attempt a session downtown, but we did okay avoiding the crowds. We started early because the forecast had called for a cloudy day. As usual, the weather didn't match the forecast, and it was a beautiful sunny day without a cloud in the sky. Hopefully they'll luck out and the weather for their August wedding will be just as beautiful. They're both really relaxed in front of the camera, and we had fun hanging out. I think I may have shot more photos yesterday than at any other engagement session, but here are a few of my favorites.


Megan and Monte's Engagement Session
Megan and Monte's Engagement Session
Megan and Monte's Engagement Session
Megan and Monte's Engagement Session

Megan and Monte's Engagement Session

Megan and Monte's Engagement Session
Megan and Monte's Engagement Session

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Concord, Knoxville, TN

Friday, May 2, 2008
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On Wednesday I got together with Jake and his parents for another session. Kids grow so fast in the first few years, and it's amazing to watch! He was just as sweet as ever, but he's now very mobile and doesn't want to sit still for anything, especially not some crazy woman with a camera. Nothing can keep their attention for long at that age so photos can be a challenge. It's easy to get great photos of the back of his head as he runs away toward something, but I think we were able to capture a variety of expressions while still letting him enjoy his trip to the park.

This kid is fearless! He was very intrigued with the dogs behind the fence even though they were barking and trying to chew their way through the wood. Later he wanted to run straight into the lake at the park.


Jake

Jake

Jake

Jake
Jake
Jake
Jake

Jake
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Sequoyah Hills, Knoxville, TN

Friday, April 25, 2008
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I'm going to be packing and moving for the next few days. Most of my office is already packed up so I haven't been able to burn discs, assemble albums etc this week. Thanks to everyone for patiently awaiting their orders right now. I'm going to have a larger office at our new house so I can be more organized and efficient once we're settled in.

My computer will be the last thing packed, but I wanted to go ahead and get these photos blogged before the big move. Stephanie is an aspiring photographer with plans to attend photography school after graduation. She's already a natural in front of the camera and did an amazing job modeling her gorgeous gown. I had such a difficult time narrowing it down and choosing which ones to share! Leave a comment if you have favorites because I'm always interested to see which photos others like best.  I was so excited that we found some dogwoods still blooming! It's a beautiful time of year for outdoor sessions.
Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs
Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs
Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs
Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs
Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs

Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs

Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs

Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs

Stephanie's Post-Prom Portrait Photographs
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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Monday, April 21, 2008
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Photographing Andrew and Whitney gave me an idea for a great giveaway. It's that time of year when girls are buying gorgeous gowns for prom ... and then hanging them in the back of the closet for the next twenty years. Before you have it cleaned and hang it up or put it on ebay, why not use it for some beautiful photos?

I'm giving away a free photo session for anyone willing to have a little fun in their prom dress. If you're a high school junior or senior (or even if you're already in college and just need an excuse to pull out your old prom dress), this is your chance to unleash the model inside. Don't procrastinate though, I'll be choosing a winner Friday April 25. If you're interested, just send me an email with a photo (or link to a photo) of yourself along with a description of your dress. Friends or couples can apply to have a session together.

Details: The session will take place on a weekday evening in the next month, and you must be willing to get your dress dirty. You don't necessarily have to "trash" it, but a willingness to sit/lie on the ground is a must. The photos will be uploaded to an online gallery for viewing/ordering, but no purchase is required. Check out this blog for photos from photographers and seniors all over the country who are having fun in their prom dresses.

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Fountain City, Knoxville, TN

Sunday, April 20, 2008
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First I would like to congratulate Gloria and Ed who were married Saturday at Church Street United Methodist Church in downtown Knoxville. Marcus and I photographed their morning wedding ceremony and the reception at The Orangery.

Yesterday I also snapped a few backyard photos of my brother Andrew and his date Whitney before they left for their junior prom. Unfortunately, the photos were taken before the prom so we had to stick with more traditional poses to keep their outfits clean. Check out my next blog post for details on how to win a fun, FREE post-prom session.

Andrew & Whitney Prom Photographs

Andrew & Whitney Prom Photographs

Andrew & Whitney Prom Photographs

Andrew & Whitney Prom Photographs

Andrew & Whitney Prom Photographs

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