Neyland Stadium Maternity Session Ashley contacted me about having Neyland Stadium maternity pictures taken with her husband. It was going to be a gift to him because of what a huge UT fan he is even though she roots for Vandy. The only problem was they were coming from Nashville, and the best time for […]

Associate Photographer, Maternity, Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ashley & Brandon

August 2, 2019


Here’s the thing about a wedding day…there is so much that has to get done. Since certain parts of the day need to happen at a certain time, it’s almost impossible to ensure your “bride & groom portraits” time slot falls during golden hour. Most photographers remedy this by carving out a small chunk of […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Importance of Sunset Photos


Meads Quarry and Forks of the River Engagement As you look through these engagement photos, there will be two things that pop out at you right away. 1. How adorable Katie and Rhett are together, and 2. How in shape they are! Well, they actually met at a gym. Katie said she saw Rhett across […]

Engagements, Forks of the River, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Forks of the River Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Rhett


Piedmont Park Proposal If you go back through any of my proposal posts, you will see I always talk about how they are a favorite of mine. I love the magic of it all. The planning, the surprise, the good kind of drama…I just love proposals. When Houston contacted me about shooting his proposal to […]

Atlanta, Engagements, Piedmont Park, Proposal

Piedmont Park Proposal || Atlanta, GA || Houston & Christina


Hazel’s Cactus Nursery It was a long drawn out process, but we finally have Hazel’s nursery DONE! We are absolutely in love! Before I even knew I was pregnant, right before Thanksgiving, I made a trip to Bargain Hunt and came across one of my favorite Target floor lamps. It’s the marble base with the […]


Hazel May’s Cactus Nursery


Downtown Knoxville and Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement Session Lauren and Tucker are getting married at a new venue in Johnson City, Tennessee, called Waterstone. This venue looks more and more amazing every time I see images from it! I am so utterly stoked to shoot there in May 2020. Until then, I’m here to share […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville || Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lauren & Tucker


Engagement at Castleton Farms This couple lives in California, but Erin is originally from Knoxville. Last January, I met Erin’s mom at the Hunter Valley Farm Open House. Several weeks later Erin came into town, and they decided on the beautiful Castleton Farms as their wedding venue. Soon after reserving the property, they reached out […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Erin & Vinnie


World’s Fair Site Senior Session I have known Mariah since she was a little girl. Her family and my family bonded together a long long time ago, and I have had the utmost pleasure of watching her grow up. I’ve seen all the stages of this girl’s life. From pool parties to asking what it […]

Seniors, World Fair Site, World's Fair Park

World’s Fair Site Senior || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Mariah Muncy


A Wedding at The Standard There are so many Knoxville venues that offer amazing outdoor portrait locations. There aren’t as many that offer a variety of indoor portrait locations though. Especially, not as many awesome spots as you get with a wedding at The Standard. I am so very thankful this past Saturday’s wedding was […]

The Standard, Weddings

The Standard Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Chase


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity Caitlin is a nurse, Cody is a truck driver, and they are expecting their first sweet babe. Caitlin might be the cutest little pregnant lady that I have ever seen, and it was an absolute pleasure photographing their Knoxville Botanical Gardens maternity session. She’s so tiny and truly just has a […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Maternity

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caitlin & Cody


Strawberry Creek Wedding This wedding was full of some of my favorite people. Way way way way back, 5 years ago, I photographed Tori & Landon’s wedding. Then, a couple years ago, I photographed Taylor & Ty’s wedding. Now, Landon’s sister, Marena, married Taylor’s brother, Jonathan, and they had their wedding at the Stables at […]


The Stables at Strawberry Creek || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Marena & Jonathan


Reception Exit Ideas About a month ago, I posted on my instastory and asked what would be helpful to brides in my Wedding Planning 101 series. One of the responses that I got back was for unique reception exit ideas. Of course, everyone knows the sparkler exit. This is by far the most common around […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Reception Exit Ideas


Percy Warner Engagement Session I traveled to Nashville for Mariah and Slade’s Percy Warner engagement session the day before I shot a wedding in Louisville, KY. My second shooter for my Louisville wedding came with me from Knoxville. Instead of driving to Nashville and back, then to Louisville and back, we just made a girls’ […]

Engagements, Percy Warner Park

Percy Warner Engagement || Nashville, TN || Mariah & Slade


The Olmsted Wedding Louisville, KY is not a city I get to shoot in often. In fact, I’ve only ever shot one other wedding there. I really really love traveling to and shooting in new cities, but I’m not always as blown away as I was with Tiffany and Shawn’s locations, especially The Olmsted. We […]

The Olmsted

The Olmsted Wedding || Louisville, KY || Tiffany & Shawn


Concord Park Family Technically, this wasn’t the entire Gilliam family because Eric (dad) was out of town for work. But we did a little Concord Park family summer session anyways, mainly of the kiddos, and ended with a couple of popsicles! We couldn’t have gotten a more appropriate setting than their cute summer clothes with […]

Concord Park, Family

Concord Park || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gilliam Family

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