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Family Pictures in Cades Cove

Any day I get to spend in the mountains is a good day, especially with a big, fun family like Paige's! I come from a small family myself, so I really do love interacting with these bunches full of life and personality. 

The sun shined, and the lighting was beautiful for their session date, despite the threat of rain all week ( crazy east TN weather!). I couldn't have asked for a prettier day for this beautiful family. 


Sometimes I get to do funny face pictures; always a hit with the kiddos!


What extended family session would be complete without grandparent snuggles?


Paige's sweet family of three and me stepped away for a few minutes for some family portraits and they are gorgeous! Don't take my word for it, check them out yourself. 





Cades Cove Photographer | Gatlinburg Maternity | Cortland's Session

Cades Cove Maternity Session

Meet Cortland! A STUNNING mom-to-be who wanted a gorgeous Smoky Mountain maternity session while her and her family stayed in a cabin in Gatlinburg TN. She is one outdoorsy godess, so we chose to do her session in Cades Cove ( on a frigid day, not that she shows it!!!).

Seriously, it was middle of winter, below freezing, and she toughed out her Gatlinburg photography session like a pro model! I couldn’t have done it. I myself was in a coat!

I love the woodland feel that photographing in Cades Cove gives; it just magical. Here’s my faves!!!


Gatlinburg TN Photographer | Pigeon Forge Family Photos | Amy's Family

Gatlinburg Family Photographer

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with this stunning family for several years now. This year’s session was GORGEOUS! By happy accident, we ended up on the Foothills parkway,, down the road from Gatlinburg overlooking the Smoky Mountains with perfect fall weather.

Amy and Chad’s two darling girls are perfect little models! We had a great time between posed and candid shots of the beauties. Their smiles are SO big and beautiful <3

Didn’t Amy do a fabulous job with their wardrobe?? Everyone looks flawless!


Photographer in Gatlinburg TN | Family Reunion Photography Pigeon Forge | Amy's Family

Smoky Mountain Family Photographer


This beautiful family had a small family reunion during their trip to Gatlinburg TN and one of the daughters, Amy, asked me to meet up for some extended family pictures. I couldn't ask for a sweeter family; it was truly a pleasure to spend my evening photographing them and playing with their little ones. 

We chose a beautiful park in Knoxville, Sequoyah Hills, for their session to make it convenient for some of their family members to make it down.  It's been a super warm year with a fair amount of rain, so the greenery was just beautiful, and the bright colors they chose in their outfits, popped perfectly. Seriously, if you want to know how to do bright colors well for pictures, just look here. 

Without further ado, here are some of my favorites. 


The best part? They brought bubbles for the kiddos to play with at the end. So cute!!


Pigeon Forge Family Vacation Photography | Gatlinburg Photographers | Bayleigh's Family Session

Cades Cove Family Session


Bayleigh has such a sweet little family! I had the pleasure of meeting in them on their Gatlinburg family vacation; they decided it was the perfect time for updated pictures. Who wouldn't want beautiful family pictures in the Smoky Mountains?

They were just the sweetest couple with their beautiful big-eyed baby boy. He could melt your heart with one look and loved to have his Mom and Dad's attention during some of our fun, playful poses. Little man really loved the kisses and tickling that took place. 

Getting to spend time in Cades Cove during your vacation for pictures is such fun! We run into wildlife and soak in the natural beauty and really enjoy what the Smokies have to offer. I love using being able to help my clients make memories, as well as provide beautiful family pictures, unlike anything they could get back home. 


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Danielle's Cades Cove Maternity Session


The lovely Danielle and her family came in all the way from Florida to have her maternity session in the serene Smoky Mountains, down in Cades Cove. Since they were flying in just for the weekend for these pictures, I was super worried about the weather! Our original date ended up being rained out, but luckily, they were able to change up their plans to be here on a beautiful, sunny day. The weather in the Smokies can be so hit or miss, I always try to leave room for re-schedules for my out-of-town clients; there's nothing worse than missing out on your pictures because Mother Nature had other plans!

Danielle borrowed a few gowns from my maternity closet, the Krysten and the Joselyn. She rocked both! I don't think there's a single gown in my closet she couldn't have pulled off. They complimented her sweet bump perfectly. 

Here's some of my favorite maternity pictures from her session. 


Knoxville Photographer | Maternity Pictures at Concord Park | Cory's Session

Knoxville Maternity Photographer


Cory and her beautiful family met me for some darling family and maternity pictures this fall! The weather was perfect, with some amazing fall colors starting to peek out and give us some amazing backdrops. The Cove at Concord Park in Knoxville is such a great little spot; it gives some amazing foliage, and crystal clear lake views. I love the variety. 

Cory and her handsome husband have two beautiful children, twins, and are expecting their third. We wanted to focus on the family, with a few special pictures to celebrate the soon-to-be new addition. I'm so glad I got to spend an afternoon with them in the very best time of year <3.


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Gatlinburg and Knoxville Maternity Photographer


What to wear??? That's the question on everyone's mind when they book a Knoxville maternity session. Wardrobe can make a break your session, and while you're expecting, wardrobe can be even more of a challenge. I remember when I was pregnant, finding clothes I liked, that fit was a struggle, let alone maternity clothes that fit well enough for my maternity pictures. There's tons of beautiful maternity gown designers, like Sew Trendy, but they can get pricey for just one wear, especially if you want a few different styles.

I saw this dilemma firsthand and watched a lot my maternity clients struggle to feel amazing in their outfits, so I did something; I created my client closet.

I currently have over 50 maternity gowns in a range of sizes and styles for you to rent, at no cost, for your maternity session. I've curated these to have amazing options that photograph beautifully. I'm so excited to be able to offer these gowns to make your maternity experience that much better. What Mama doesn't want to feel like a princess for at least a day?

Some of my favorite maternity gown images!

Maternity by marble columns

Photographer in Gatlinburg TN | Cades Cove Family Pictures | The Kirkwoods

Gatlinburg Vacation Photography Sessions


Gatlinburg family vacation sessions are awesome! I love providing these families with beautiful family pictures in our amazing Smoky Mountains. The Kirkwoods were no exception.

Cades Cove Family Photography

We had a bit of a rough start; Cades Cove can be super confusing with it's one way loop and random traffic jams ( bear sighting!) and these sweet people accidentally entered the loop without me, and spent almost an hour trying to get back to meet me. Despite our late start, we were able to create some beautiful family pictures together with spectacular mountain views. This family is just so photogenic, picking highlights was hard!

Joanna and her gang brought along their sweet pup, a pretty little Bichon Frise. He, of course got a few pictures of his very own. Pet photography can be tough, but this little guy was a natural poser. 


UTK Grad | Graduation Session at University of Tennessee | The Campbells

UTK Senior Pictures


It's that time of year again! Dedicated UTK seniors are preparing to graduate and start the rest of their lives! College senior pictures or graduation pictures are just a great way to celebrate your grads accomplishments and see to see how far they've come. 

Blake finished at the University of Tennessee in just three years : I must say, I was impressed by his dedication. Of course after living on campus for three years, it's great to grab some pictures at your favorite hang outs, and iconic spots on campus. The weather was beautiful and cool, a perfect Spring day to walk around the UTK campus. 

We just had to snag a few family photos to celebrate the big moment, and sneak one of Blake and his lovely Mom. Where would we be without our biggest supporters: Mom and Dad?




Gatlinburg TN Photographer | Smoky Mountain Family Photographer | Kimberly's Session

Family Reunion Gatlinburg TN


The McFadden Family brought their whole, fun big bunch to Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains for an extended family vacation and contacted me for a session while they were all able to be in once place together. I must say, these beautiful people were all a pleasure to work with, but the grandparents really stole the show. 


A few months back, they celebrated 60 years of marriage. I must say, it was a joy to chat with them. They had so many stories of their time traveling with the military, and adventures in their marriage. They are truly a couple to aspire to be like. After 60 years, they were still so in love, and laughing together. 

The family had a bit of a surprise and took off back to the cars, giving me a wonderful opportunity to take beautiful couple portraits of the happy couple with an amazing Smoky Mountain backdrop. Two birds, one stone; an amazing Gatlinburg vacation and 60th anniversary photos! 


When their family returned, everyone had changed into purple shirts, unknown to the grandparents. You see, their Grandpa has alzheimer's and purple is the alzheimer's support and awareness color. This amazing family had come up with the fabulous show of support. Let me tell you, there weren't many dry eyes left after that surprise. As a photographer, I that definitely makes my top 5 list of favorite moments, right up there with military homecomings.  That's what family is all about <3. 

Family Photographer | Knoxville Botanical Gardens | Heather's Family

Knoxville Family Photographer

Say Hello to Heather's beautiful bunch; an adorable family of five! Heather came to me, after tons of Spring blooms for her family session. The Dogwood winter caused us to reschedule and had us a bit worried about flowers, with the weather dipping back down to freezing here in Knoxville. Thankfully, Mother Nature rebounded beautifully, and the Knoxville Botanical Gardens were FULL of all kinds of flowers. 

Let me tell you, photography sessions can be rough on little ones but the pictures are oh-so-worth it! These three littles gave me some amazing shots; I couldn't be happier! I could do a little happy dance looking at their final images <3


Knoxville Photographers | Maternity Photographer Knoxville | Samantha's Session

Knoxville Maternity Photographer

Meet the lovely Samantha; a beautiful Mama to three, and expecting another beautiful baby this summer. She is in that perfect window for Knoxville maternity pictures, in that 28-34 week range. I love that time frame because you have a perfect bump and look absolutely stunning, but you're not so big you're uncomfortable, or risking having an early baby and missing maternity pictures. 

I stumbled upon these beautiful, rustic stone steps several weeks back, and I couldn't love them more. They make a perfect backdrop, and I was so excited to use them for Samantha's session. They are just so grand and photogenic. 

In these first images, she is wearing my Hera gown, by Sew Trendy. It's available to rent for your own maternity session, asbolsutely free. 


The second half of Samantha's maternity session took place in all of the wonderful spring blooms we currently have; Dogwood trees, and Redbud trees were everywhere! It was perfection!

To stand out among all of the flowers, Samantha wore the Corbyn gown to really contrast. 


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Julie's Family | Pigeon Forge Photography


Meet Julie's beautiful extended family! This amazing extended family came to the Smoky Mountains for a Pigeon Forge family reunion in a relaxing cabin for their Mom's 60th! I love watching these families celebrate milestones together, and just enjoying each other's company. Smoky Mountain vacations bring everyone together <3.

We absolutely lucked out on the day of their session! Not only did we have rustic cabin steps for pictures, right across the street, there happened to be an amazing Gatlinburg mountain view. The weather was perfect and the sun dipped behind the clouds just long enough to grab some family pictures with the awesome view. 

During family reunion sessions, I love to grab all kinds of different groupings, parents, siblings, individual families, and some candids, just all those fun pictures for you to look back on after your vacation. 


Gatlinburg TN Award Winning Photographer | Knoxville Photographer

Award Winning Knoxville and Gatlinburg Photographer


Shoot and Share was so kind to make an awesome video to showcase some of my award-winning work!

I am BEYOND excited to be able to share the results of a huge, international photo contest that I am a part of every year. This contest put on by the Shoot and Share community had 413,000 images entered this year, from 175,000 people involved from 160 total countries in 2018. This contest is mind-boggling large, and so much fun to participate in. 


This year, I had 33 images receive badges ranging from top 30% all the way the 4th place. I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to have placed so well when there were over 400K images submitted. I'm thankful to all of my wonderful clients who went along with my vision to create the perfect image. 

One of my Gatlinburg proposal photographer images and two Knoxville maternity pictures made top 500, as well as a few images from my personal work. 


A few more of my favorites that received badges include Gatlinburg family pictures, Smoky Mountain maternity pictures, Knoxville family pictures, and some of my Knoxville newborn photography work. 


Knoxville Photographer | The Cove at Concord Park | Heather's Maternity Session

Knoxville Maternity Photographer


Meet the Whittemore family ( almost everyone, a sweet new addition has arrived since their maternity session)! Heather contacted me for an awesome family maternity session and we made it happen at The Cove at Concord Park.

During family maternity sessions, I love to do a great mix of poses with just Mom, the family, Mom and Dad, and some solo of the kiddos. It allows us to have the focus on maternity pictures, but also show the relationships, and have a great variety of images. These guys were amazing; we did so many beautiful poses in just 45 minutes. Little Louis was a total trooper to give his Mom some amazing mother-son pictures even after he thought his portion was done. 

Check out some of my favorites!




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Jessica and Kent's Knoxville Botanical Garden Session


The Carringers Knoxville maternity session could not have turned out more perfectly! Simply put, the rsults are awesome! Kent contacted me back around the holidays, to purchase a maternity and newborn session for his wife for Christmas. I have to give him kudos for thinking of portraits as a gift; so thoughtful.  

Everyone was a bit concerned about the weather and foliage for the session with the up and down weather we've been having here in East Tennessee over the past few weeks. The day of was BEAUTIFUL, warm for early March, and a few of the trees and bushes were already in bloom. Kent and Jessica were awesome and had some great input for backdrops that I was able to incorporate with my own. 

I can't wait to meet their new addition next month!  


Knoxville Photographer | Family Pictures at The Cove Concord Park | The Longworths

Knoxville Family Photographer


Say hello to the Longworths! They make an adorable little family of three, with the sweetest little girl who LOVES to smile. I have loved being their photographer through maternity, newborn, and now beautiful family pictures. Watching my sweet newborn clients grow up is an absolute pleasure <3

We met up at The Cove at Concord Park, a darling little park in Knoxville. I love that it offers wooded areas and water views just a quick two minute walk apart so you don't risk those short attention spans of little babes. 

I'm not sure when I've ever seen a 6 month old smile more! This little miss is as happy as can be. Her smile is totally contagious and I can't help but grin looking through the images from her session; such a cutie! 


Knoxville Photographer | Smoky Mountain Maternity Session | Emily

Knoxville and Smoky Mountain Maternity Photographer


This beautiful Mama's name is Emily and she had her heart set on a maternity session with a Smoky Mountain backdrop. Coming from Knoxville, we wanted to choose an easy access location, so this little nook was perfect, and the mountains are stunning!!

I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day! These puffy clouds rolled in just before sunset, making an amazing sky, and Emily looked so gorgeous with the mountains behind her. Maternity sessions are always magical <3. Capturing this time of excitement and beauty is one of the very best parts of my job. 


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Gatlinburg extended Family session


Gatlinburg family photography sessions in the winter come with their own unique set of challenges. This good-looking family was visiting from Florida this month, and was hoping to see snow on the Gatlinburg vacation. To say it simply, they got their wish; a winter wonderland!

The downside of snow in Gatlinburg is the road closures ( and super chilly temperatures!). This sweet family was amazing and totally flexible to change their date due to the weather. We were all set to go to Cades Cove, and thought we lucked out, because the loop re-opened on the afternoon of our re-scheduled session. Unfortunately, we didn't think to check and see if other roads they needed to travel on the way were also open. Thank goodness, they thought quickly and contacted me to let me know they couldn't get there, and we were able to move their session to a location in Knoxville with well-salted roads. While it wasn't the Smoky Mountain views we were all hoping for, I'm so glad we were able to capture their family while they were all together. In the end, that's all that matters. 

There was still a bit of snow on the ground, and freezing cold, but they braved it out!

Here's the highlights from their Pigeon Forge family reunion session.