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

September 24, 2019


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


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


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


How to choose your Wedding Photographer There have been so many studies done on wedding planning. The Knot and Wedding Wire both do big ones. According to these studies, the thing that has changed most over the last 5-7 years is the reliance on online reviews and word of mouth marketing. Young brides are either […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || Choosing Your Wedding Photographer


Children’s Hospital Family Portraits You should know Traci. She is my editor/second shooter and a part of the AMP team. Not even two weeks ago, she found out her sweet baby boy has Leukemia. He is almost 6 months old and will spend the next 25 weeks at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital receiving chemo treatments […]

Family, Personal

Children’s Hospital Family Portraits || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Baby Jack Price


Neyland Stadium Maternity Session Ashley contacted me about having Neyland Stadium maternity pictures taken with her husband. It was going to be a gift to him because of what a huge UT fan he is even though she roots for Vandy. The only problem was they were coming from Nashville, and the best time for […]

Associate Photographer, Maternity, Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ashley & Brandon


Here’s the thing about a wedding day…there is so much that has to get done. Since certain parts of the day need to happen at a certain time, it’s almost impossible to ensure your “bride & groom portraits” time slot falls during golden hour. Most photographers remedy this by carving out a small chunk of […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Importance of Sunset Photos


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


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


Hazel’s Cactus Nursery It was a long drawn out process, but we finally have Hazel’s nursery DONE! We are absolutely in love! Before I even knew I was pregnant, right before Thanksgiving, I made a trip to Bargain Hunt and came across one of my favorite Target floor lamps. It’s the marble base with the […]


Hazel May’s Cactus Nursery


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


Engagement at Castleton Farms This couple lives in California, but Erin is originally from Knoxville. Last January, I met Erin’s mom at the Hunter Valley Farm Open House. Several weeks later Erin came into town, and they decided on the beautiful Castleton Farms as their wedding venue. Soon after reserving the property, they reached out […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Erin & Vinnie

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