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On Location, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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My favorite season! I hate hot weather so I'm super happy that the temps are finally going to start cooling off. Fall makes me think of sitting around a campire, laughing and eating s'mores with my family. Of course it's also a gorgeous season for photography. I do still have some availability for October and early November if anyone wants to fit in a portrait session with their family, pets, kids, friends etc. Fall photos are great for Christmas cards, and it's not too early to start thinking about those.

Here are two fall snapshots of my favorite photography subject to get everyone in the Autumn mood.

Fall Is Here

Fall Is Here


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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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It is officially the last day of summer so get out and enjoy it! Go barefoot, eat some watermelon, and sit in the dirt like Hayden or just take a little walk. We'll all be wearing coats and boots before you know it!

Summer is Over

Summer is Over
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Home, Knoxville, TN

Thursday, September 16, 2010
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Last week I had the opportunity to work with a beautiful family of seven as I photographed their newest addition. Baby Lydia Grace was born on Labor Day and weighed 8lb 13oz. 

And Baby Makes Seven

And Baby Makes Seven

And Baby Makes Seven

And Baby Makes Seven

And Baby Makes Seven

Of course we also wanted a few photos of her with her sisters and brothers. Check out all the hair on her little head!

And Baby Makes Seven

And Baby Makes Seven

And Baby Makes Seven

The oldest child, Ethan, is just five. It's a busy household, but there is obviously plenty of love to go around. Photographing babies and large families is always time consuming, but all of these kids were very patient and well behaved. In addition to photographing Lydia, we were also able to get some individual shots of each child and a photograph of the family to document this important stage in their lives.

And Baby Makes Seven

And Baby Makes Seven

And Baby Makes Seven

Thanks so much for allowing me to photograph your family, and congratulations on your newest little blessing!
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Sterchi Mansion, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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Molly wanted to do her bridal photos at The Sterchi Mansion in north Knoxville because she has fond memories of visiting friends there as a child. Coincidentally, my earliest memories in life are from the same property so I was super excited about the prospect of going back. I didn't know that the owners are now hosting weddings and events at their home. I'm sure that they will be very busy once the word gets out, and I'm looking forward to photographing more events there in the future.

Because we did Molly's bridal photos before the wedding, we stuck to a more traditional style in order to keep her dress clean. The mansion's interior and grounds are the perfect backdrop for beautiful, classic portraits, and I'm excited to finally be able to share some of my favorites now that the wedding is over. One of my greatest joys in being a wedding photographer comes from being able to produce elegant, timeless photographs of a beautiful bride.

Molly's Bridal Session

Molly's Bridal Session

Molly's Bridal Session

Molly's Bridal Session

Molly's Bridal Session

Molly's Bridal Session

Molly's Bridal Session

Molly's Bridal Session

Molly's Bridal Session

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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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My baby boy turned one yesterday! I baked him a giant, chocolate cupcake to celebrate, but he was more interested in the candle.

Hayden is One

Once we blew the candle out, he lost interest and actually seemed to think that the cake itself was really gross. He was very unhappy sitting next to it and even kicked it a few times to move it away.

Hayden is One

Of course we acted like fools trying to get one good, happy photo, but this is the best smile we could coax out of him.

Hayden is One

He did eventually try a bite and hated it so there weren't any cake eating photos. He got his feet covered in icing though and ended up getting his second bath for the day. Baths are his favorite thing to do so that was definitely his favorite present.
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