Cumberland Mountain Engagement Last week, I went to Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, TN, for an engagement session. The couple I met was Cierra and Chandler. They are getting married at a resort on a tropical island in June (Yes, I did try to tag along, but I will be shooting a good ole […]

Cumberland Mountain State Park, Engagements

Cumberland Mountain State Park Engagement || Crossville, TN || Cierra & Chandler

February 4, 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


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


Castleton Farms Engagement Session Taylor and Collis had their engagement session with me this past weekend. We met up at Castleton Farms and spent almost 2 hours together venturing around the property with their pup in tow getting gorgeous engagement photos. I got to know them a little better throughout our time together. Collis is […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Taylor & Collis


Knoxville Engagement Session These two live in Kentucky and came south for their Knoxville engagement session. It was the first day of the season where it was bitterly cold outside (even though you would never be able to tell in the photos), and these two were seriously champs as the chill bumps crept up on […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Whitney & Jordan


Southern Railway Station Engagement Session Eric proposed to Erica on a hike in the Smokies. So, when we discussed engagement session locations, we decided on a place called Andrew’s Bald. It was going to be totally gorgeous except for on issue. There is a bit of a hike. We all three love hiking though so […]

Engagements, Southern Railway Station

Southern Railway Station Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Eric & Erica


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement Session I think most of my couples would describe me as a very vocal photographer. I am constantly communicating from behind my camera. Whether it’s giving directions, confirming how amazing they are, or cracking a really lame joke in efforts to get some natural laughter, I’m always talking. I have really […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement|| Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leah & Tony


Apple Barn Engagement Session Erin and Justin live in Michigan. Erin found me because she was a bridesmaid in her brother’s Knoxville wedding a few years ago. As soon as she got engaged, she reached out to me and told me she had to have me as her photographer. Before she even reached out to […]

Engagements, The Apple Barn

Apple Barn Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Erin & Justin


I can already tell that any photographer who comes across this engagement session is going to message me asking where it is. It is an AMAZING location called Eagle Rock with some of the best views around, but unfortunately, it is not open to the general public. It’s actually a retreat that Adam works at […]

Engagements, Smoky Mountains

Eagle Rock Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Amy & Adam


Fall Knoxville Botanical Engagement In the wedding photography industry, most clients come by word of mouth. This typically leads to shooting very similar personalities because current clients are friends with people that are similar to them. In the marketing world, we can connect most of our current clients back to past clients like a family […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical || Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Patricia & Donny


Meads Quarry Fall Engagement Session I met Haley and Jesse for the first time the day before their engagement session. They are getting married at Castleton Farms, and they had their vendor experience the day before we met up for their Meads Quarry fall engagement session. Not only did I get to meet them, but […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry Fall Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Haley & Jesse


Printshop Brewery Engagement As I prepped for this Printshop Brewery engagement session, I Googled what the inside of this building looked like. Trying to get an idea of what I was walking into when this couple requested photos at one of their favorite breweries. Needless to say, there wasn’t much to go off of since […]

Brewery, Engagements

Printshop Brewery Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Chelsea & Daniel + baby Laiken


Melton Hill Engagement Session I have shot a few Melton Hill engagement sessions over the last couple years. There are so many amazing spots down by the water that I haven’t had a reason to venture out too far from the lower parking lot. As I approached Sarah and Ryan’s Melton Hill engagement session, however, […]

Engagements, Melton Hill Park

Melton Hill Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Ryan


Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Volunteer Landing Engagement This month’s Wedding Planning 101 blog post is about engagement sessions. I wrote and published it early so I could use it in my new pricing guide. In the post, I talk about why it’s so important to have an engagement session, and why it’s so important your […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Volunteer Landing

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Volunteer Landing || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Meredith & Matthew


Engagement Session You probably know what an engagement session is at this point. If you haven’t experienced one yourself, you likely know someone who has or you’ve at least seen some engagement photos online through different outlets. But do you know WHY engagement sessions are so important? Your first thought probably goes straight to the […]

Engagements, Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Engagement Session

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