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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

November 7, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Meads Quarry Engagement Session Caity and Kaleb are getting married at Castleton Farms in February 2020, and we took their engagement pictures at Meads Quarry. I offer complimentary engagement sessions to all my wedding couples because I get to learn so much about them during our time together. My favorite story from Caity and Kaleb’s […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caity & Kaleb

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The Apple Barn Engagement Session Jacob’s family takes a family trip every year to go to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, and they always attend the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre dinner show. So, when it came time to propose, he collaborated with the staff at Sweet Fanny Adams to propose to Courtni on stage. Plus, their […]

Engagements, The Apple Barn

The Apple Barn Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Courtni & Jacob

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Meads Quarry and Forks of the River Engagement As you look through these engagement photos, there will be two things that pop out at you right away. 1. How adorable Katie and Rhett are together, and 2. How in shape they are! Well, they actually met at a gym. Katie said she saw Rhett across […]

Engagements, Forks of the River, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Forks of the River Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Rhett

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Piedmont Park Proposal If you go back through any of my proposal posts, you will see I always talk about how they are a favorite of mine. I love the magic of it all. The planning, the surprise, the good kind of drama…I just love proposals. When Houston contacted me about shooting his proposal to […]

Atlanta, Engagements, Piedmont Park, Proposal

Piedmont Park Proposal || Atlanta, GA || Houston & Christina

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Downtown Knoxville and Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement Session Lauren and Tucker are getting married at a new venue in Johnson City, Tennessee, called Waterstone. This venue looks more and more amazing every time I see images from it! I am so utterly stoked to shoot there in May 2020. Until then, I’m here to share […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville || Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lauren & Tucker

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