Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Mini Sessions

Ron and I were surrounded by some very cute kids during our Christmas Mini Sessions. We started out with a Santa-Claus-outfit-clad Hannah Kate, who seems to be saying, "I hope you've been good this year!"

Hannah Kate was full of adorable, little smiles.

Then, our little friend, Eli came to visit. He really loved playing with the giant candy cane!

You have to love Eli's full, rosy cheeks.

Madison was our third photo subject of the day, and she did a great job! Her dark purple dress was gorgeous.

She is turning into a lovely young lady.

Madeline was our last photo subject of the day. Her energy and laughter were inspiring.

We had so much fun with Madeline, we even made it snow a little.

Thanks to all of our friends who participated in our Christmas Mini Sessions. We had a blast. Merry Christmas to everyone!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Karston's Newborn Session

Sweet Karston is almost two weeks old, making him the perfect age for a newborn session. He was surprisingly content.

Tender moments

I love Karston's tiny hands!

Thank you to the Worley family for allowing my mom, Becky (from Jessica Hope Photography) and me to photograph some beautiful moments.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Craig Family Session

Eli is such a cutie that I had to get right into talking about him and his awesome raccoon hat, which matched his entire outfit, right down to his socks and toy.

His dad, Jimmy, was willing to do anything to make him laugh. You might be thinking he is making a silly face, but you should have seen what was happening behind the camera where silly faces and sounds were plentiful.

How cute is he?

His mom, Valerie, was also responsible for helping with the silly face and noise making. We were all willing to look/sound a little crazy just get a cute, little smile.

Thank you Craig family! As always, it was wonderful hanging out with you!

Jacob's Fall Session

We met up with Jacob and his mom, Jennifer, for a fall photo shoot on Sunday. Despite the cold weather, they were both troopers.

Look at his sweet, little grin! He is so adorable. You could easily see that he and his mom love each other very much!

Curiosity is such a great thing. Somehow, we end up losing it as we get older. However, two-year-old Jacob has plenty of it. I loved watching him play!

We were playing the "I see you" game. He would point to his eye as he said it. That was just too cute for words! Thank you for being such a great subject Jacob, and thanks to Jennifer for letting us hang out with Jacob!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Travis and Jessica Marine Corps Ball

Ever since we photographed their wedding, Jessica and Travis have been very devoted clients. They are a wonderful couple who spent the first year of their marriage apart while Travis served our country overseas.
They most recently hired us to photograph them prior to the Marine Corps' Birthday Ball.
They both looked stunning that evening.

The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial seemed like the fitting location for a shot of Travis.

They are so sweet together. He'll do anything to make her laugh. We always enjoy photographing them! Thanks Travis and Jessica! We hope you had a great time at the party!

Spires Family Photo Session

Even the rain couldn't keep the Spires family from celebrating Darren and Gina's 27th anniversary! Their son, Dustin, and daughter-in-law, Jessica, hired us to commemorate the occasion by shooting family photos.

The Spires crew

We absolutely had to take advantage of this gorgeous light.

I love the reflective look of wet pavement. I know this is weird, but you have to admit that it adds something to the photo. Of course, the happy family and fall colors both add quite a bit to the overall effect, as well.

The Spires family was a lot of fun to work with during the session. Ron and I hope to work with this awesome family again! Congratulations on your anniversary, Darren and Gina! Here's to 27 more!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Robert and Wendy are married!

Robert and Wendy were married on Sept. 25 at the beautiful Washington Pike United Methodist Church. They are both fun loving, outgoing people who were determined to have a great time.

I love all of her fantastic facial expressions, especially this one she made while her sister helped her with her dress.

The lovely bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids

The beading on her dress was gorgeous, and I love how the window light made the dress glisten.

Wendy and Robert wanted a pre-wedding shot without actually seeing each other. We managed to pull this off pretty well.

Capturing Robert's expression when he first saw Wendy walk down the aisle was very important to her. He seemed so proud to be marrying her.

With this ring ...

The groom's party

Sharing a couple's special day is an honor. We were especially happy to celebrate Robert and Wendy's nuptials as we shot her sister Cynthia's wedding several years ago. Thanks for allowing us to be part of your wedding! Congratulations!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Josh and Sabrina's Engagement Session

Josh and Sabrina hired us to take some photos for their wedding invitations. We had a great time getting to know them and photographing some beautiful moments between them.

Everyone should have the opportunity to experience a love like theirs.

The flowers at UT Gardens were not quite as plentiful as during the spring, but we managed to find a few to set up a ring shot.

Congratulations on your engagement Josh and Sabrina! We hope you enjoy planning your wedding!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Little Buddy!

My best friend's daughter is turning 4 on Friday! I always call her my Little Buddy. Her mom hosted an incredible birthday party for her last weekend. She is such a beautiful girl, and I am so proud of her.

Her mom rented a bounce house and slide combo for the party, which was simply adorable.

All of the kids had a blast sliding and bouncing around.

Her cake was stunning!

This is the first year she has really gotten into the present opening portion of her party. She loved every second of it this year.

The company that supplied the bounce house also provided temporary tattoos for a couple of hours.

Her tattoo was very fitting. She is indeed a princess!

It's hard to believe how much she has grown, and how she is changing from a toddler to a child. I feel privileged to be part of her sweet, little life.