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The Old City downtown, Knoxville, TN

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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Last week I met up with Diana and Zach in downtown Knoxville. Diana is about to record a music demo and needed some current promotional photos. I think we got some really great shots, but it's hard not to take beautiful photos when working with such a terrific subject.

Diana's Portrait Session

Diana's Portrait Session

Diana's Portrait Session

Diana's Portrait Session

Diana's Portrait Session

Diana's Portrait Session
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Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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It's FREEZING outside today (perfect weather to snuggle with your Valentine)! I'm glad that it was warmer last week when I went to Chattanooga for Jessica and Chris's engagement session. We shot around the Bluff View Arts District before heading over to UTC campus to check out their ceremony venue, Patten Chapel. It's a lovely little church with wood, tile, and stained glass. I'm really looking forward to shooting there, and it won't be long before I'm posting photos. Their wedding is just a month away!

Chris met Jessica while here in the US working at her church. He's from Australia so the two of them know a bit about long distance relationships. It's so obvious that she is thrilled to finally have him here to stay. You can just see it in the way she looks at him with so much love and happiness.

Woods/Moerman Engagement Session

Woods/Moerman Engagement Session

Woods/Moerman Engagement Session

Woods/Moerman Engagement Session

Woods/Moerman Engagement Session
Woods/Moerman Engagement Session
Woods/Moerman Engagement Session
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Home, Knoxville, TN

Saturday, February 2, 2008
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I just wanted to remind everyone that I have posted a whole list of ways to prepare for an upcoming portrait session on the blog in the "tips for clients" category. I will be adding to this category periodically, but here are a few more portrait session tips for now.

How to prepare for your photo session...

Practice smiling and posing in front of a mirror. Seriously! If you know how it feels to give a natural, relaxed smile versus a posed, cheesy smile then you're more likely to do it in front of the camera.

Look through magazines for posing ideas. Pay attention to how models pose and practice a posing on your own. Try to memorize a few poses that look good in the mirror.

This is not the time to try out new beauty routines or hair colors/styles. Get a slight trim, touch up your roots, or get a deep conditioning treatment if needed.

Do not wax or shave less than 3 days before your session.

Get a manicure (and pedicure if necessary), but keep your nails natural and inconspicuous.

Stay hydrated, avoid salty foods and alcohol, and get plenty of sleep in the days before the session.

Avoid extra sun in the week before your session. If you already have tan lines then plan outfits accordingly.

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Beach, Tampa, FL

Friday, January 11, 2008
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We mainly sat in seminars all day at the convention, but I did work in some time to do a quick photography session. The plan was to have the girls trash their dresses, but the bay turned out to be too cold to really get in, and our time was limited. The girls did a great job though, and we ended up with some really nice photos.

Special thanks to my friend Alecia (Alecia Lauren Photography in Atlanta) and her mother who set up the shoot for us. It was fun working with you again!
Tampa Bridal Portrait Photographs
Tampa Bridal Portrait Photographs
Tampa Bridal Portrait Photographs

Tampa Bridal Portrait Photographs

Tampa Bridal Portrait Photographs
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On Location, Knoxville, TN

Thursday, January 10, 2008
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Happy 2008, and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! After a few weeks away, I am finally back sleeping in my own bed!

So where have I been? I first went on a Christmas cruise to the Caribbean with my brother, my husband, and his family. Then we spent New Years in Miami before I flew to Tampa for a photography convention where I was inspired and educated by some of the best photographers in the world.

I'll try to post photos from my trip later, but here are a few portraits that I did of my convention roommate who recently started her own business in Texas - Jennifer Kelly Fine Photography.

I'm Back!
I'm Back!
I'm Back!

I'm Back!
I'm Back!
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