Church Camp Senior Session Branson Bridges is a senior at Gibbs High School, and I have photographed his family a couple of times over the years. So, when his mom, Jovelyn, asked if I could photograph his senior session, my answer was, of course, YES! We scheduled it pretty far out, and when we started […]


Church Camp Senior || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Branson Bridges

October 22, 2019


Graystone Quarry Wedding Kaylin and Trey found me because Kaylin was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed two years ago. I didn’t know the impact I made on her when I photographed Leslie & Griffin’s wedding until she reached out to me to tell me she was now engaged, and she couldn’t imagine hiring […]


Graystone Quarry Wedding || Nashville, TN Photographer || Kaylin & Trey


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


Pine Ridge Baptist Church Wedding Julia and Jacob got married on October 12th at Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Harriman, TN. I woke up that morning to get ready to go and decided to throw on a light cardigan. I was so hot from blow drying my hair and carrying all my heavy equipment around […]

Church Ceremony, Weddings

Pine Ridge Baptist Church || Harriman, TN || Julia & Jacob


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


Cades Cove Wedding and AMP Associate Photographer Ashley and Kyle eloped in Cades Cove on September 28th. I already had a wedding that day so my associate photographer, Brittany, photographed this one for me! This is something new I started offering this year, and I have to say I love it. Here’s the thing with […]

Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, Weddings

Cades Cove Wedding || AMP Associate Photographer || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ashley & Kyle


Knoxville Senior Session Kate is a Knoxville senior at Hardin Valley Academy. She’s looking into a few different out of state colleges but has yet to determine which one she’ll call home for the next four years. It’s crazy to think that as a senior in college… with the whole united states as your option… […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Seniors

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Senior Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kate Haugh


Hunter Valley Pavilion This past weekend I spent the day celebrating with Duncan and Sarah as they slid the prettiest rings on each other’s fingers and committed to forever. We were at the amazing Hunter Valley Pavilion, and I am stoked that this couple wanted a ton of beach pictures. Typically when I shoot at […]

Hunter Valley Farm, Weddings

Hunter Valley Pavilion || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Duncan


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


Estate of Grace Senior Session Every time I get the opportunity to shoot an Estate of Grace senior session, I am reminded of how incredibly awesome our God is. Not only through conversations I have with the owner, but also through the ridiculously awesome views I see of the mountains. This past Sunday at church, […]

Estate of Grace, Seniors

Estate of Grace Senior Session|| Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kristen Theilmann


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


Marblegate Farm Wedding As most of you know, this was my first wedding back from maternity leave just 7 short weeks after Hazel May was born. When I shoot weddings, Dustin watches the kids. This was the first day he was with a 7 week old and a 2.5 year old all day by himself. […]

Marblegate Farm, Weddings

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


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


Melton Hill Park 1 Year I’m a little sad about the fact that this is my last portrait session with Miss Elliana Weiss! She has completed her baby’s first year with me and is graduating into toddlerhood! We had a grand finale with a Melton Hill Park 1 year session at 7:30 in the morning […]

Baby's First Year, Family, Melton Hill Park

Melton Hill Park 1 Year || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Elliana Weiss

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