Cades Cove Family Session in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park The day before the Menard’s family session in Cades Cove, I checked the weather, and it said 10% chance of rain. Okay. Perfect. I woke up at 6 in the morning and left by 6:30 and saw little dribbles of rain on my back […]

Cades Cove

Cades Cove Family Session || Great Smoky Mountain National Park || Menard Family

October 21, 2020

family session in cades cove


Cades Cove Family Session I met up with the McCowan family last week for a sunrise Cades Cove family session. Typically, Cades Cove is open before sunrise, and you can roll in and watch the sun rise over the mountain tops. Since COVID, however, they don’t open until 8 am, and as the time approaches, […]

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove Family Session || Smoky Mountain National Park || McCowan Family

Cades Cove family session


Emporium Wedding One of the things I love most about Laura Beth and Trevor is they know exactly what they want, and they go for it. I felt this way before their wedding day, but after hearing the toasts at the reception, I think this is a trait that goes back much further than just […]

Downtown Knoxville, Emporium, Weddings

Emporium Wedding || Knoxville, TN || Laura Beth & Trevor


Vintage Car Engagement at Castleton Farms Okay, so this is pretty cool…the vintage car itself, but also, the story behind it. This is the first time I’ve shot a vintage car engagement session, but it wasn’t just a prop for Lindsey and Devin. This car came from Devin’s grandmother. It didn’t run and was covered […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Lindsey & Devin

Couple at vintage car engagement


Castleton Vow Renewal As a photographer, you overhear a lot of things on a wedding day. Not on purpose. You’re just always there photographing something around all the people, and you just hear them. For the most part, all the things I hear are hilarious and so true. Things like, “the first time my husband […]

Castleton Farms, Castleton Vow Renewal, Fall Wedding Day, Vow Renewal, Weddings

Castleton Vow Renewal || Knoxville, TN || Haley & Jesse


Brooke & Ian’s Castleton Farms Wedding Ceremony & Reception At the beginning of every month, my assistant puts the timelines to every wedding for that month in my calendar. This way on the wedding day I have it on my watch, and it alerts me 5 minutes before the next piece of the day is […]

Castleton Farms, Fall Wedding Day, Weddings

Castleton Farms || Knoxville, TN || Brooke & Ian


Family Farm 9 Month Session I got to see this little nugget again for her family farm 9 month session, and I cannot believe how quickly the time has flown by. She is one of the cutest kids on the planet with those bright blue eyes and little cleft chin. It’s the sweetest seeing Kari […]

Baby's First Year, Family

Corryton Family Farm || Knoxville, TN || Self Family

baby and dogs on blanket at family farm


A couple months ago I was at the Castleton Experience to get some “behind the scenes” shots of the ladies working the event there. If you’ve never been to Castleton, their grounds are HUGE and really spread out. To get the entire event, I was trekking back and forth across the property over and over […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, World's Fair Park

Market Square || World’s Fair Site || Knoxville, TN || Megan & Caleb

market square


Christina and Kevin are from Michigan. They hired me in 2019 before coronavirus and scheduled their wedding for September 2021. At the time, I didn’t have any 2021 weddings past June. They held down the fort solo for a long time. Then, COVID hit, and 2020 weddings started getting postponed. New brides started planning for […]

Cades Cove, Engagements, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove Engagement || Smoky Mountains || Christina & Kevin


Historic Westwood Senior Session I met Maddy for the first time at the fundraiser I hosted for Hope Resource Center back in June. She and her family so graciously participated and chose to come back and use me for Maddy’s senior photos! We picked a couple dates that worked for both of us and made […]


Historic Westwood Senior Session || Knoxville, TN || Maddy

historic westwood senior session


6 Month Lifestyle Session This is a Burton family 6 month lifestyle series session with baby Kairyn. He may only be 6 months old, but he has more hair than my 14 month old and almost as much as my 3.5 year old ha! He’s the most adorable little man, and he’s so deeply loved […]


6 Month Lifestyle || Knoxville, TN || Kairyn Burton


Airbnb Elopement Bethany and Nick’s wedding day was another unique spin on a COVID wedding. I think you are about to be very impressed with them as I start explaining just how this day went. They were supposed to get married in a synagogue off Kingston Pike. It was going to be a small wedding, […]

Elopement, Weddings

Airbnb Elopement || Knoxville, TN || Bethany & Nick

foreheads together


The Southern Railway Station Wedding I can’t remember what I wrote about in Delaney and Devin’s engagement session blog, but I’m sure it had something to do with the fact that I have two sisters-in-law named Devin and Dylana (pronounced the same as Delaney but with an “uh” sound on the end instead of “ee”). […]

Southern Railway Station, Weddings

The Southern Railway Station || Knoxville, TN || Delaney & Devin

bride and groom at southern railway


Myles Payne Sporty Newborn Photos This little man is the son of one of my most beloved AMP families…the Payne family. Alysha and JP got married in 2017 (and you can see their wedding here!). We went to the same college, and I was roommates with Alysha’s cousin who I also got the opportunity to […]

Newborn, The Studio at Fountain City

The Studio at Fountain City Sporty Newborn || Knoxville, TN || Myles Payne

swaddled baby at sport newborn


Relix Variety Wedding by an AMP Associate Photographer Shauna and Josh’s wedding at Relix Variety Theater was shot by one of my associate photographers, Leah Nicole Photo. Guys…Leah has been KILLING it lately. She is slammed because she is so good. Somehow, someway, she also finds time to shoot some AMP clients for me when […]

Elopement, Relix Variety Theatre, Weddings

Relix Variety Theatre || Knoxville, TN || Shauna & Joshua

bride and groom in front of blue wall by associate photographer

Knoxville, TN wedding photographer

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