Oak Roots Creative


  Hi, there! Thank you so much for visiting my new, refreshed website. I’m glad you’re here. This new website took weeks of work, a lot of coffee, and playing David Bowie on loop. But it was totally worth it! This feels so much more like me. It’s like stepping into my own living room. […]

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It might go without saying, but kids can be difficult to photograph. Some of them are wiggly and run around a lot. Some of them make unnatural faces on purpose or default to “fake smile mode.” Sometimes they run away from the camera completely! The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that hard! […]

3 Tips for Photographing Children (even with a phone!)

Hooray! So, you’ve just received a shiny new logo package! It’s an exciting time, and the most difficult work has been done. BUT, there are a few things to keep in mind when using with your logo to keep it looking as good as your designer made it. We’ll take a look at a recently […]

How to Love Your Logo

I’m really excited to announce that today is the launch of something that I’ve had up my sleeve for a few months: Branding Boot Camp. Are you feeling stuck with your brand? Curious where your brand can take you? Are you ready to get your brand in gear? You’re in the right place. Branding Boot […]

Free Branding Boot Camp Mini-Course

This is my friend Abbey, who contacted me because she needed some new professional and personal branding portraits. She made the work so easy. I mean, just look!! And she’s as kind as she is beautiful. We found just the right spot in downtown Knoxville for our session, and the weather was surprisingly wonderful for […]

Abbey’s Portraits in Downtown Knoxville

Pairing fonts can be daunting and time consuming. There are so many to choose from — literally tens of thousands of fonts exist today. And what determines what fonts go together? What makes a good pairing versus a bad pairing? We’re going to break that down today with three tips you can learn in the […]

Matching fonts doesn't have to be hard: 3 Quick Tips for Pairing Fonts

The air was crisp and chilly, but little Caroline was a champ for her one-year portraits at Meads Quarry. Her little hands and nose kept getting chilly, but there were only a few tears! After being wrapped in an afghan, her troubles turned to giggles for the most part. I’m so pleased that we were […]

One-Year Portraits at Meads Quarry

This month I had a photo session with the. coolest. kid. ever! Michael David is the sweetest little dinosaur aficionado you will ever meet. His grandfather contacted me to take birthday photos of Michael David (he’s turning 4 this month!) in his Jurassic Park Ranger outfit, which his mom made for him. So cute! I […]

Michael David at Baker Creek Preserve

It was a blast working with fellow photographer and dog lover, Krista Weatherholt! I took some branding images for her photography business, Krista Bolt Photography (and maybe made a lot of Dumb and Dumber jokes). “Our pets’ heads are falling off!” The lovely Ms. Krista is a natural in front of the camera! That always […]

Branding Session with Krista

Verity and Hans. These two are like a breath of fresh air, and their intimate wedding at Big Ridge State Park outside of Knoxville was just right in every way. Warm, intimate, yet bustling with their excited friends and loved ones. The rings brought down the aisle to them, tied to their trusted ring bearer: […]

Hans + Verity’s State Park Wedding