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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 Weatherholt! I took some branding images for her photography business, Krista Bolt Photography. We work well together because (as I already mentioned) we both love dogs. She has two huge German […]

Branding Session with Krista

Headshot of a man at Forks of the River Widlife Management Area.

It’s really important to have photos of the people you love. Even if they are just simple snapshots, your future self will be grateful. How do I know this? Because I have a photo of my father in a tiny suit when he was probably one year old. I have a photo of his father when […]

Brian at Forks of the River