Courthouse Engagement Session Sarah and Troy are from California. They moved to Knoxville for Troy to complete his PhD in philosophy. They haven’t explored much because as soon as they moved here, the pandemic hit and everything shut down. The part of town they know best is downtown. They also wanted a staple Knoxville location […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Courthouse

Courthouse Engagement Session || Knoxville, TN || Sarah & Troy

November 20, 2020

gay street at courthouse engagement


Roan Mountain Engagement Session There has been a lot of talk around Knoxville about the bald mountain at Roan Mountain State Park. Most of us photographers go to Max Patch, but then, a new location came into the conversation. This was the first time I got to try it out. It’s a little scary going […]

Engagements, Roan Mountain

Roan Mountain || Johnson City, TN || Lexie & Brett

foreheads together at roan mountain


Cades Cove Sunrise Engagement Session You want to know what one of the most flattery things is to a photographer? When another photographer picks you to photograph their child’s wedding. While we were shooting Meg & Andy’s Cades Cove sunrise session, I can’t remember how it was brought up, but Meg and Andy both shared […]

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

Cades Cove Sunrise Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Meg & Andy

cades cove sunrise


Apple Barn Engagement Session Okay. I met Maggie for the first time while she was a bridesmaid in another wedding I was shooting. It was the morning of the wedding when Maggie came up to me and said, “So, Lindsay told me that you were a CPA??” A huge smile grew on my face, and […]

Engagements, The Apple Barn

The Apple Barn Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Maggie & Matt

apple barn engagement session


RT Lodge Engagement Session I learn so much about my couples at their engagement sessions, and every single session is different. For Rachel and Burton, I learned just how chill they are and how much fun they like to have. Exhibit A) As they unloaded from their car, Rachel grabbed a cooler in one hand […]

Engagements, RT Lodge

RT Lodge Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Rachel & Burton

arm around fiancee


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


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


Sunset Engagement at Castleton Farms I shot a wedding that guests were actually able to attend the weekend following Brittany and Michael’s sunset engagement session at Castleton. As I set up for the ceremony, I was reserved my seat to get the best photos of the groom when Brittany’s mom introduced herself. I looked up […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Sunset Engagement at Castleton || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Brittany & Michael


Castleton Farms Sunset Engagement Session This is going on the eighth engagement session I have shot at Castleton Farms. So crazy to think this was a MAJOR goal of mine just two short years ago. The Disney family initially opened the door for me to build this relationship. Since then, it has flourished, and I’m […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Sunset Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Lucas


Rainy Downtown Knoxville Engagement Session You know how we had the best spring ever? It felt like the cool temperatures lasted for 2 months, and all the blooms came out in waves so they lasted the whole time. Then, there was a week of crazy spring showers where it was supposed to be beautiful, but […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Rainy

Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Brooke & Ian


Marblegate Engagement Wooooh you guys! I am totally obsessed with this Marblegate engagement session! It was a BLAST getting to know Laura Kate (LK) and Allister better. They kept me on my toes the entire time with their humor. Between each pose they would be cutting up, laughing, picking on each other, and as soon […]

Engagements, Marblegate Farm

Marblegate Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Laura Kate & Allister


The Studio at Fountain City Engagement Session Right before this pandemic, Dustin and I moved into a house on Gibbs Drive in Fountain City. There was a painting studio in the back that I have since converted to a photography studio. I had just finished it when COVID-19 took over the nation. I was planning […]

Engagements, The Studio at Fountain City

The Studio at Fountain City Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Natalie & Anthony

couple sitting by tulips at studio at fountain city


K-Brew Engagement Session I’m not gonna lie I’m a sucker for a good local coffee shop as much as your hipster neighbor. K-Brew is one of the bigger ones close to my house, and it is my preferred choice when I have time to sit at a coffee shop to work. When Laura Beth and […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, K-Brew

K-Brew Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Laura Beth & Trevor

couple holding hands


Downtown Nashville & Love Circle Engagement I am SO glad that we did this downtown Nashville and Love Circle engagement photos before it got too crazy with Coronavirus everywhere. When I arrived in Nashville, it wasn’t to the point of not wanting to pass by someone on the street without crossing the road, and I’m […]

Downtown Nashville, Engagements, Nashville TN

Downtown & Love Circle Engagement || Nashville, TN || Jessica & Patrik

Couple standing by water at their Love Circle engagement

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