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A pregnant woman in a white dress smiles and stands in a lush green field with flowers.

Meet my lovely new neighbors, Amye and Aaron, who are about to be plus one baby boy!  (Update and great news: although he arrived nearly a week late, little Oliver is here and our neighborhood is busy setting up meal trains for this new family of three.) This evening session was hot, hot, hot, but […]

Cole-Crump Summer Maternity Session at Ijams Nature Center

A couple stands at Meads Quarry lake in autumn.

When Danielle stepped out of the car for our photo session at Meads Quarry, she had a gift bag dangling from her arm, and a big smile on her face. We had texted beforehand, so I knew that the gift wasn’t for me. It was for her husband, Brandon. And to be honest, I was a […]

Nave Family at Meads Quarry

A man rides his bike back to Ijams for the end of Pedal Jam Knoxville Fundraiser.

I was really happy to be the photography sponsor for the Pedal Jam Knoxville fundraiser recently. If you haven’t heard of this event, it’s a fundraiser for both South Knoxville Elementary and the Knoxville Appalachian Mountain Biking Club. These are two worthy causes in my humble opinion!   The event started with a gathering at […]

Pedal Jam Fundraiser in South Knox

A mother whispering to her son at Baker Creek Preserve.

Looking for the perfect spot for your family photos? Look no further! I’ve collected my top five favorite spots. Sure, there are plenty of other places, but these are my top picks. Baker Creek Preserve Yes, I love this place! Not only are there some great mountain biking trails and natural play areas, but it’s […]

Five Best Locations for Family Photos in Knoxville

Mother and father with their baby at Meads Quarry.

The air was crisp and chilly on this November afternoon, but little Caroline was a champ for her one-year portraits at Meads Quarry. Her little hands and nose kept getting chilly and would turn red, but there were only a few tears! After being wrapped in an afghan and being snuggled by mom and dad, […]

One-Year Portraits at Meads Quarry

Family photo in front of the pond at Ijams Nature Center.

Oh, how I loved this photography session with the Littlejohns!! It was such a pleasure to work with them and get to know their beautiful family. Brandon and Talesha are such compassionate, patient, and attentive parents to their one- and three-year-old children. They exemplify the idea that life can be complicated but also full of […]

Littlejohn Family at Ijams Nature Center

A toddler exploring outdoors at Ijams Nature Center.

My friends Jen and Neal came to town to visit recently. We took the opportunity to get some mother-daughter photos of Jen and her little daughter, Zora. Zora is full of energy and loves to explore. Those little legs will take her anywhere she wants to go, and faster than you would think! She also […]

Mother and Daughter Portraits at Ijams