Castleton Farms Engagement Remember at the beginning of last week when we had those really random days of 65-degree highs for the temperature? Yeah, well we got to take these Castleton engagement photos then and it was seriously perfect. I loved getting to know Sarah & Ryan better. My favorite thing about them is how […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Ryan

May 22, 2019


Baxter Gardens Portraits Seems like every single time I shot Baxter Gardens Portraits this year, there was perfect lighting. Gabby & Zach’s engagement session was no exception. But I want to spend a little bit of this post talking about outfit choices. Gabby and Zach’s clothing was SO on point with the location. I always […]

Baxter Gardens, Engagements

Baxter Gardens Portraits || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gabby & Zach


Baxter Gardens Session The last two years in the month of April, I did a Baxter Gardens Session almost two or three times a week. It seemed like every single client wanted their photos there…and rightly so, because it is gorgeous. This year, however, my first time there wasn’t until 10 days into the month. […]

Baxter Gardens, Engagements

Baxter Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Julia & Jacob


Downtown Knoxville and Meads Quarry Engagement Session There is one thing that a client can say to their photographer that will literally make that photographer’s heart jump for joy, and it’s this, “Oh, I totally trust you, I know you’re going to do a great job!” That’s it. That one little phrase. I have worked REALLY REALLY hard over the years to generate a culture around the […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Meads Quarry

Downtown Knoxville || Meads Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caroline & Christian


Farm Engagement Session I met this couple through a fabulous wedding planner named Megan Matthews that I went to college with. We all met up one evening in my home office, and I immediately knew I loved this couple. Evan is goofy and likes to make Andie smile, and Andie is so sweet and so […]


Loudon Farm Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Andie & Evan


Marblegate Farm Engagement Marblegate Farm launched in April of 2018, and shortly after I booked a 2019 wedding there. I saw their launch and knew they were gorgeous, but I actually hadn’t been there in person yet. Then, Becca and Kris decided on a Marblegate Farm engagement session, which took me to the property, and […]

Engagements, Marblegate Farm

Marblegate Farm Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Becca & Kris


Max Patch Engagement Session I have driven to Max Patch so many times, but never by myself and pregnant. If there’s one thing to know about me as you read this story, it’s that I pay NO attention to directions when I’m the passenger. I can basically never get myself somewhere for a second time […]

Engagements, Max Patch

Max Patch Mountain || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Amanda & Andrew


Knoxville Zoo Engagement Session Before Grayson, I hadn’t been to the Knoxville Zoo in AGES. I’m talking elementary school. I remember thinking it was the coolest place ever when I was little, but as I grew, it just wasn’t somewhere I went. Then, we had Grayson and decided to get annual passes. When we went […]

Engagements, Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville Zoo Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Jennifer & Peyton


2018 Favorite Engagements Yesterday, you saw my 2018 favorite wedding photos post. One of my FAVORITE posts to look back on in my year review analysis. Now, I want to share my 2018 favorite engagements post. Also long, but not nearly as long as the wedding post. I’m sure it took your browser a solid […]

Baxter Gardens, Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Estate of Grace, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Lakeshore Park, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Neyland Stadium, Norris Dam, Sampson's Hollow, Smoky Mountains, Steeplechase, University of the Cumberlands, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing, World Fair Site, World's Fair Park

2018 Favorite Engagements || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Personal


Smoky Mountain Engagement Session When we were choosing a location for Sarah and Chase’s engagement session, Sarah proposed going to Chase’s uncle’s cabin for a Smoky Mountain engagement session. I, being the mountain lover that I am, am ALWAYS down with shooting in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She then proceeds to tell me […]

Engagements, Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Chase


Meads Quarry Engagement Session I have this gallery wrap hanging in my office that is a 20×30. It’s the sample print that I give to inquiring brides when they book with me within 24 hours. That print is from Ty and Taylor’s wedding that I shot a few years ago. It was one of my […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Marena & Jonathan


Cumberland Engagement Session Tiffany, Shawn, and I all went to University of the Cumberlands. Shawn is actually from the area, but now, he and Tiffany live in Lexington, Kentucky. They booked me as their wedding photographer several months ago, and when we discussed locations, it made so much sense for us to meet in the […]

Cumberland Falls, Engagements, University of the Cumberlands

Cumberland Falls & University of the Cumberlands || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Tiffany & Shawn


The Stables at Strawberry Creek Engagement Session This is one of those venues that I’ve seen all over the place, but I haven’t actually gotten to shoot there myself until Brittney and Dusty hired me! Not only are they getting married here, but they also chose to have The Stables at Strawberry Creek engagement pictures […]

Engagements, The Stables at Strawberry Creek

The Stables at Strawberry Creek Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Brittney & Dusty


Volunteer Landing Engagement Session You guys know how I have this agreement with Jesus and rain on wedding days, right? I really don’t even check weather forecasts for wedding days until the night before (sometimes not even that), and I rarely remember to bring my clear umbrellas. He just ALWAYS comes through with parting the […]

Engagements, Volunteer Landing

Volunteer Landing Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Abby & Jimmy


Sinking Creek Farm Engagement Session I know Morgan because I photographed her sister’s gorgeous wedding a couple of years ago! You can see it here! I remember thinking what an awesome sister Abbey had when I met Morgan. She was fulfilling her maid of honor duties like a champ. Now, I’m so excited to say […]


Sinking Creek Farm || Nashville, TN Photographer || Morgan & Chris

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