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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

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

A young woman sits at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens for her portrait.

I recently had the pleasure of taking portraits of the entire CAC Knox County AmeriCorps team. This group is special to me because it’s the entire reason I moved to Knoxville 13 years ago.

Knox County CAC AmeriCorps Portraits

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

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!

A grandmother holds her baby granddaughter and smiles.

“Ugh…I don’t know what to wear.”  …searches closet…    “I don’t have anything to wear.”   …feeling of exasperation sets in… “How do I get everyone else dressed?”  “When will I have time to eat today?” “What if the kids are cranky and misbehave?” Sound familiar? If the answer is yes, that’s OK. Please don’t stress! There’s an answer […]

How to Prepare for a Family Photo Session

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