Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sam proposes to Krissy!

When Sam asked me to photograph his proposal to Krissy, I was ecstatic!.
I felt honored to be asked to be part of such an important day.
My friend Lia Ballentine, who is also a wedding and lifestyle
photographer, was there to document the event as well.
It was great getting to share the experience with someone who is a
great friend and whose work I respect.

Krissy and her two sons went on a scavenger hunt, devised by Sam, and each place he sent them had a clue to help them figure out the next location. The cards he left behind at these locations each had one word from the phrase, "Will You Marry Me?" on it.

When they arrived at Market Square, Krissy seemed to glow, and she looked like if she smiled any bigger her cheeks might pop off! It was so darn cute! Of course, she said "Yes!"

Aww! True love!

I am convinced that Christmas is the best time of year to get engaged! Look at the gorgeous tree in the background! There were plenty of pretty Christmas lights and decorations throughout Market Square that night.

Look how happy the boys look! They seem like great kids! I know Sam is truly looking forward to spending more time with them!

See what I mean by her smiling?

Congratulations Sam and Krissy! I am so happy for you both.
You guys deserve every happiness in the world!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Daniels' Family Christmas Session

Little Mr. Josiah sits in front of the fireplace contemplating life.

Just as he conked out, we very carefully wrapped him in lights and snapped away.

He looks so content to be holding onto the candy cane!

Josiah woke up with a smile on his face (thankfully) while we were leaning him up against Santa's bag. I don't know if I would have been as happy as him if it were me!

Shannon, Ashley, and Josiah ... thank you so much for everything! Merry Christmas and may God bless you in the new year!

Anderson Family Christmas Session

We had a great time shooting Eadie's second birthday party earlier this year.
So we headed out to Cheryl's parents' breathtakingly beautiful historic home for a fun shoot with the Anderson family.

I love her expression in this picture!

I think Eadie was fascinated by her reflection in this Christmas ornament. She is so adorable!

Thanks Dean, Cheryl, and Eadie! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ryleigh and Whitney Fall Session

I love the old-fashioned flavor of the setting combined with the classic teddy bear. Of course, Ryleigh's sweet, little grin added a lot of personality to the shot, as well!

Is there anything sweeter than a baby laughing?

Thanks you guys for doing the session!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fall Family Session

We have been shooting a lot of fun fall photo sessions over the past month and a half. This session was shot in Cades Cove of a couple of friends'/clients' grandchildren.

Madison is already becoming a beautiful young lady!

Jacob and Kali seem to get a long pretty well, considering that they are brother and sister!

These kids were so surprised that they got to play in the leaves! It was so cute!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Felicia and Quinton's Hallowedding

We were so happy when Felicia and her family hired us to shoot her wedding. We just weren't aware of the spooky circumstances that would surround the event ... zombies, vampires, witches, gravestones, and one evil fairy! All of this made for a frighteningly fun time!

Ron and I had fun adding some crazy effects to some of these pictures. After all, it's not every day that we get to shoot a wedding as ghoulish as this one!

We love their sense of humor!

Felicia's beautiful daughter, Madison, as the masked queen

Felicia's costume had a definite goth sensibility, which made it perfect for a Halloween wedding!

Key ... what key?

Liz rising out of the grave

Jackie made the perfect witch, even though she is such a kind person! Her rockin' costume was a replica of the Wicked Witch of the West's from "The Wizard of Oz."

We enjoyed shooting this wedding so much! Thanks you guys! Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Seth and Amy's Engagement Session

Seth and I were in band together for all four years of high school, so needless to say it was really a great feeling when he and his fiance, Amy, approached me about doing their engagement session. We headed up to Cades Cove for a few hours on a rainy day.

The rain helped create this beautiful foggy backdrop, and of course, the fall foliage didn't hurt the scenery one bit. This couple knew how to dress for a fall session. Their colors complemented the leaves perfectly.

Her ring was really unique. I loved the design on the band.

I love the lighting in this particular shot. It was hard to decide whether to post the black and white or the color version, but I am such a sucker for black and white romance pictures so I made the obvious choice.

This cute umbrella came in handy several times for the shoot.

Seth and Amy are such a loving couple! I am glad that Ron and I got to be part of their engagement photo session. It was nice getting to see an old friend and see that he has found a wonderful person to share his life with! Best wishes you guys!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Torrid Halloween Photo Shoot

I did a mini photo shoot at Torrid (West Town Mall), a trendy store for sizes 12-26, on October 19. I used the photos with a newspaper feature story (The Knoxville Journal) on the store's Halloween costumes that are specially designed to show off plus-sized girls' curves. I am so thankful for Torrid and the fact that they brought fashionable clothing to plus sized girls in Knoxville! I thought I'd share a few of the pictures from the photo shoot. I hope you enjoy them!

Morgan as Lady Luck

Catherine as Cinderella

Whitney as Snow White