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A laughing woman sits on a boulder in a lush garden.

Amelia needed some all-purpose headshots that she could use for her graduate program, speaking engagements, and other events that will surely come up during her time in school. 

Amelia’s Graduate School Headshots

Amye Cole sits on a stone bench at Talahi Park.

It is always such a pleasure working with my sweet neighbor and friend Amye Cole! Amye reached out needing headshots for her professional practice website.  I know I sound like a broken record, but it’s always, always, always a good idea to have recent headshots ready to go, especially for professionals. You never know when […]

Amye Cole’s Headshots at Talahi Park

Sophia Etienne standing in Talahi Park in Knoxville.

This gorgeous lady reached out to me after seeing my headshot work with the CAC AmeriCorps program. Sophia said she needed headshots for some future ventures that she wants to make happen. And I totally understand. It’s always a good idea to have recent headshots on hand. With online communication being everything these days, it’s important: now more than ever!

Sophia’s Headshot Session at Talahi Park

A UTK student at Morgan Hall with her parents and dog.

When Oprah Winfrey said, “When I look to the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes,” I just know she was talking about Hailey Rose Viars. This beautiful senior just graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee—the UT Institute of Agriculture to be exact. Hailey Rose majored in agricultural leadership, education, and communications. […]

Hailey Rose’s College Graduation

Knoxville artist Shannon Johnson stands at Talahi Park.

If you’re not familiar with Shannon Johnson’s artwork, you need to go visit her Instagram account right now! Shannon is a seriously talented mixed media artist right here in Knoxville. You can find her artwork done in acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, needle and thread, and even brewed tea and tea bags among other mediums! […]

Branding Photography in Sequoyah Hills with Shannon Johnson

Male in a chambray shirt for a branding photo.

Hi, friends. It’s time for two of my favorite things. Birthday cake and celebrations! (Did you think I was going to say wine and puppies?…That would be a good guess.) Yes, my birthday is coming up soon, if you couldn’t tell. And this year I’m celebrating by gifting a 30-minute branding/head shot session to one lucky […]

Birthday Branding Session Giveaway!

Branding headshot of a woman in downtown Knoxville, TN.

Getting ready for new head shots or a branding session doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s pretty simple. Just follow these steps, and you’ll already have a great start!   What message do you want to convey? If you’re familiar with the concept of branding, you may know that it’s important to define […]

How to Prepare for Head Shots and Branding Sessions

Siblings goofing off at Admiral Farragut Park.

Maybe you’re wondering exactly how a photo session with me works. It’s a pretty simple process that I’ll break down for you here in just 10 steps. I always try to make it as painless as possible for my clients because my goal is for this to be a stress-free process for you! Let’s dive […]

My Photo Process Explained

Branding headshot of a woman in downtown Knoxville, TN.

Allow me to introduce you to my lovely friend Abbey! She contacted me because she needed some new professional photos for work, as well as personal branding portraits. She made the work so easy. I mean, just look!! She’s as kind as she is beautiful. I scouted the city and found just the right spot […]

Abbey’s Portraits in Downtown Knoxville

Branding photo of a Knoxville photographer.

“Our pets’ heads are falling off!”  “Harry, I took care of it!” It was a blast working with fellow photographer and dog lover, Krista! We work well together because (as I already mentioned) we both love dogs. She has two huge German shepherds! We are also both able to quote almost the entirety of Dumb […]

Branding Session with Krista