Portrait Best of the Best 2019 One thing you may have noticed recently is that I am taking fewer portrait sessions from new clients. Almost every single portrait you see below has either been a past #AMPcouple, are a dear friend or family member of mine, or they are AMP family alumni (as in I […]

Baby's First Year, Family, Lifestyle, Newborn, Personal, Seniors

2019 Favorite Portrait Images

January 23, 2020


Favorite Engagement Photos from 2019 It’s here. 2019’s best of the best engagement photos. Yesterday, you saw my best of the best wedding photos, and now, it’s engagements. Tomorrow will be all the other best of the best portraits. You’ll find so many different venues listed below. Among them are McGhee Tyson Airport, The Apple […]

Arrington Vineyards, Atlanta, Baxter Gardens, Brewery, Calhouns on the River, Castleton Farms, Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Forks of the River, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Knoxville Zoo, Marblegate Farm, McGhee Tyson Airport, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Norris Dam, Percy Warner Park, Piedmont Park, Proposal, The Apple Barn, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing

2019 Favorite Engagement Images


It’s that time of year again where I’m sharing my 2019 favorite wedding images! There are a LOT on here, and this made me think I narrowed it down too small as I went throughout the year. I think I have a serious problem ha! In the past, I have thought through all of my […]

Arrington Vineyards, Bridal, Cardwell Manor, Castleton Farms, Cheval Manor, Church Ceremony, Claihill Farm, Graystone Quarry, Holston Hills Country Club, Hunter Valley Farm, Kincaid House, Lighthouse Knoxville, Marblegate Farm, Ramble Creek, RiverView Family Farm, Stones River Country Club, The Press Room, The Quarry, The Stables at Strawberry Creek, The Standard, Weddings

2019 Favorite Wedding Images


Lifestyle Newborn Session Okay… I LOVE this little girl’s name. I love how they spelled it, I love that it’s for a girl, I love that it’s a last name made to a first name, and I love that she can go by Andi. Andersyn is the daughter of Kari & Brad self. I photographed […]

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Andersyn Self


In Home Lifestyle Session Brittany and Chase are a past wedding couple of mine. You are going to see me say that a lot because I am officially not accepting new portrait clients unless they were an #AMPcouple or are related to an #AMPcouple. The AMP wedding family has grown so much that there is […]

Anniversary, Family, Lifestyle

Home Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Chase & Brittany


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Every now and then, life will make a full circle on you and place someone back into your life. That’s what happened with the Hatchett family. Years and years and years ago…actually, at the exact spot where I decided I wanted to become a photographer…I met the Hatchett family. It was at […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Hatchett Family


Ramble Creek Wedding Oh Ramble Creek…how you know all the things to do to make a photographer’s heart beat out of her chest. I just love this venue. When it first opened, it was all I ever saw come across my feed. Photographer after photographer doing styled shoot after styled shoot. I kept waiting patiently… […]


Ramble Creek Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Megan & Mike


Ramble Creek Bridal Session We lucked out for Megan’s Ramble Creek bridal session because we literally got the BEST weather amidst several cold, rainy, cloudy days. It was heavenly. You know what else we lucked out on? Finding out her dress has POCKETS! Isn’t that a pleasant surprise?? Yeah, I think so, too! One of […]

Bridal, Ramble Creek

Ramble Creek Bridal || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Megan Kindle


Marblegate Family Session As many of you know, Marblegate Farm has a really sweet spot in my heart because I love it so much. It’s one of those venues I will NEVER get tired of shooting at. So, when Cheryl asked if I could come take some Marblegate family photos of her and her extended […]

Family, Marblegate Farm

Marblegate Farm Family || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cobble Family


Norris Dam Maternity This is my dear friend Brie’Anna and her ADORABLE little family Adam, Amelia, and their sweet baby coming in February. I met them for a Norris Dam maternity session last week. It was a little frigid outside, but they owned it like champs and rocked out some GORGEOUS photos! Brie has always […]

Maternity, Norris Dam

Norris Dam Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Guinn Family


Third Creek Greenway Engagement Session We were originally supposed to go to the Foothills Parkway for some pretty mountain backdrops until the forecast called for killer clouds. They sorted through several locations on my blog but just wanted something a little different and unique. Then, Chris…yes, I said Chris…as in the groom…mentioned Third Creek Greenway. […]


Third Creek Greenway Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Laura & Chris


The Press Room Wedding This wedding at The Press Room had so many amazing details that I just LOVE. Instead of describing them all in paragraph form, I thought it would be easier for me to go through it with bullet points. The gifts that Katie and Ethan gave their bridesmaids and groomsmen were amazing. […]

The Press Room, Weddings

The Press Room Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Ethan


In-Home Lifestyle Session I did not come out the gate swinging at in-home lifestyle sessions when I began my photography career. To be totally honest, in my first couple of years of photography (2010-2011), it scared the poop out of me. I had NO idea how to shoot inside, and I didn’t have the right […]

Family, Lifestyle

Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Harris Family


Christmas Cookie Session The Whites welcomed me into their home last week for a bit of Christmas cookie decorating. We had absolutely so much fun rolling out the dough, having icing wars, and munching on some delicious cookies. These kiddos are the sweetest. Even though Jake doesn’t always just hang out in the kitchen watching […]


Christmas Cookie Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || White Family


Downtown Knoxville Maternity There are going to be two main purposes to this blog post. 1) To share Bre and Matt’s downtown Knoxville maternity session that I just love and 2) to share some really awesome news about their nephew that I know they are just as excited to share with the world! So here […]

Downtown Knoxville, Maternity

Downtown Knoxville Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Breana & Matthew

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