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When the carnival is in town, we clown around Amanda and Spencer are seriously such a sweet couple! I shot their elopement a few months ago and it was a total blast! We have been great friends with them since we moved to Tennessee. I knew that when we would do a session together again […]

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Jun 15, 2022

Amanda + Spencer | Carnival Session | Knoxville, TN

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Part 1 : This or That? Unlike a birthday party, anniversary, or family celebration, there is a LOT more work involved in planning a wedding.  Although there are many similar things to organise, unlike birthday parties, you only plan to go through a wedding ONCE. Make your top wedding decisions with some expert advice! Traditionally, […]

Wedding Photography

Jun 8, 2022

Top Wedding Decisions Every Couple Makes

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From Proposal to Ceremony When Bailey and Matthew asked me to come down for their wedding I was SO excited. I first met them while helping Matthew with their proposal out in Pigeon Forge, TN. I just loved them, seriously it was so much fun working with them! Their personalities and their story was so […]

Wedding Photography

May 18, 2022

Bailey + Matthew | Ever After Farms Vineyard Wedding Barn | Pomona Park, FL

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How to Choose the Top Wedding Photographers for your Knoxville Wedding To future brides and grooms – there are so many things that couples, and wedding planners have to think about to prepare for the big day.  From the dress, suit, venue, catering, registry, flowers – and the most important way to capture your whole […]

Wedding Photography

Apr 13, 2022

Top Wedding Photographers in Knoxville!

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I’ve been around the block a time or two when it comes to proposals in the area because I’m a proposal photographer in the Smoky Mountains. I’ve been able to work with some incredible couples who have experienced the most romantic proposals, so I’m sharing all my fave spots! If you’re looking for the best […]

Couple Photography

Feb 16, 2022

Top Smoky Mountain Proposal Locations

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Throughout my time as a Smoky Mountain elopement photographer, I have worked with some incredible couples, just like these two! Rebekah and Oluwayemisi (Yemisi or Yemi)’s African wedding traditions found throughout their Smoky Mountain wedding was one of the most unique and special events I’ve been to. There were moments of laughter, fun, and emotionally […]

Wedding Photography

Feb 9, 2022

Rebekah + Yemisi | African Wedding Traditions in the Smokys | Gatlinburg, TN

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As a Smoky Mountain elopement photographer, I have seen so many incredible traditions and ceremonies that incorporate unique family memories. Throughout our lives we will lose some of the most important people in our lives, and it’s important that as we plan our big days, we include them, and honor them. Honoring loved ones in […]

Wedding Planning

Dec 23, 2021

Honoring Loved Ones At Your Wedding

couple holding hands and hugging during knoxville engagement session

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As a Knoxville wedding photographer, I have been incredibly blessed to work with incredible couples through their engagements as well! A Knoxville engagement session is always one of my favorites because we’re able to get to know the couple, and talk about all things wedding. Sometimes we even get to adventure into Smoky Mountain National […]

Wedding Planning

Nov 1, 2021

Preparing for Your Knoxville Engagement Session

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One of my all time favorite things to see at a wedding, is the wedding tradition of something old, new borrowed and blue. It’s something that is usually incredibly sentimental, while bringing family together. I’ve had so many brides incorporate family heirlooms to their event. Even though this tradition can come from wives tales and […]

Wedding Photography

Sep 9, 2021

Wedding Tradition Must Haves | Old, New, Borrowed + Blue

groom smiling at bride on wedding day while seeing her for the first time

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In the last few years, a wedding trend I am obsessed with has become so popular. The first look! A first look traditionally has been when the wedding couple sees one another for the first time on their wedding day. However, it has slowly began to evolve and I am here for it. Brides have […]

Wedding Photography

Aug 12, 2021

What is a First Look and Is It For Me?

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