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Two children hug in the sunshine by the Tennessee River.

Here are my tips for preparing for your session so you can actually enjoy the time with your family.

How to Take the Stress Out of Family Photo Sessions

A mother and father hold their baby boy by a lake.

I photographed Verity and Hans’s wedding about five years ago. Now, they have a baby boy and wanted family photos to commemorate this new chapter in their lives.

Salmon-Goertz Family at Meads Quarry

A brother, sister, and their families stand together in the lush, green back yard.

Imagine having your family fly in from across the world. You don’t get to see each other often, the kids are growing like weeds, and you don’t know the next time you’ll have this opportunity. It’s no wonder Cathy wanted family photos to commemorate this reunion!

Olsen Families Reunited

A mother, father, and toddler stand in front of the Tennessee River.

I was delighted to capture annual family holiday photos for the Kolsear’s at their home. This time, it was multi-generational!

Kolesar Family Holiday Photos

Portrait of the bride and groom looking at each other at the altar.

Kerrie and Brad’s families surrounded them as they each got ready to walk down the aisle.

Faerber-Brown Wedding at the Foundry at the Fair Site

A young family stands in a sunflower field in the early morning..

This was such a lovely photo session in the TWRA sunflower fields! Ruby’s parents both got to show her lots of love, and we captured some really special moments.

Kelbly-Deutsch Family in the TWRA Sunflowers

A portrait of a little girl in a pink dress smiling in the woods.

Quinn’s grandfather reached out to request a photo session for her fourth birthday, and she was dressed to impress with ruby slippers!

Quinn’s Birthday Session at Meads Quarry

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 mother and father snuggle their baby.

This is my third time working with Kristin and Ken Kolesar, but only my second time meeting Baby Evelyn. The last time I saw her, she was just a few months old and couldn’t do much on her own. This time around, Evelyn just celebrated her first birthday, shares lots of smiles and giggles, and is starting to take steps (with a little assistance!)

Kolesar Family: Evelyn’s First Birthday