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Oh. My. Gosh!!! Check out this sweet Knoxville newborn session! This beautiful, beautiful little girl was born on none-other than Valentine’s Day! I was so excited to put together her sets and include fun pinks and reds to symbolize such a fun birthday!

The little gal was WIDE awake for most of her session, but oh-so sweet and patient. She didn’t want to miss a thing. I was so surprised she let me do so many poses and prop changes with her so alert. Just one of the best babies ever <3

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Here’s some highlights:

Knoxville TN Newborn Photography | Newborn Baby Photographer | The Quillins

Newborn Photographer

 

Oh happy day! It's always a great day when I get to cuddle a brand new baby! The Quillins sweet, sweet baby girl was a delight. She was an AMAZING sleeper and flew through her newborn session. Her big sister was such a sweetie! She was the perfect role model for her baby sister during the session, she even held open the studio door for me when my hands were full. 

Newborn Carriage Prop

This little bit was the first baby to use my news Carriage! I love this piece! It's perfect for your little princesses first photo shoot! She can ride in style for those sweet pictures. What little girl doesn't want to be a princess at some point in their lives? 

Newborn and Sibling Photos

Next, the sisters got to be in the spotlight together! Little bit's big sister could not stop kissing her; it was the sweetest thing. You can tell they'll have a wonderful childhood toegther. 

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Knoxville Newborn Photos

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Knoxville Newborn Photographer | Baby Session | Jack

Knoxville, TN Newborn Baby Photography

 

Darling baby Jack came to meet me last week! His sweet Mommy brought him to my Maryville newborn studio for his very first photo shoot. Jack was almost eleven and a half pounds at birth, and super tall! He's a big boy with oh so many adorable baby rolls <3. At first, he made us really work for pictures, but after a little snuggle time, he was the perfect newborn. The Hunk hat fit this little nugget perfectly.  

Next, the little guy curled up on my counting sheep mat; too cute!

I was so excited that little man gave in to a deep sleep! He was the first baby to get to use my brand new truck prop! Now available at Knoxville Newborn sessions with Alisha Bacon Photography. He rocked it!! I love the rustic look on the barnwood backdrop. 

To end our session, we nestled Jack into my rustic wooden bowl to complete his session. What a little champ!

Christmas Tree Pictures | Knoxville Photographer | Mylie and Lila

Knoxville Christmas Pictures

 

Sometimes you just find the perfect spot and have to do some pictures! Thankfully my littles are pretty awesome at spur-of-the-moment photo sessions while driving around Knoxville. When you find Christmas trees and beautiful light, you just can't say no. 

Christmas pictures are still in full swing, although we're on the cusp of it being too late. If you're hoping to use your pictures for gifts and Christmas cards, I recommend booking your session in October or early November next year so nothing's rushed or stressed ( Who needs more stress in their lives?). 

Tree Farm Children's Pictures

This little " tree farm" on the side of the road made me so excited to nab a few shots of my girls. I adore the results from our ten minutes there.  

My girls always cooperate better if a silly face picture is promised, and I'm alwasy happy to make it happen for them. 

Knoxville Photographer | Family Photography | The Bennett Family

Knoxville Family Photographer

 

The beautiful Bennett family invited me out to their lovely property for their Knoxville photography session. It was the perfect setting for their family, and they were so gracious to allow me to explore and ask questions about their land ( we hope to build a small farm in a few years, so I love to soak in everything I can on the subject). It was a great session, full of laughter and smiles; even the littlest one did beautifully. we played in a field of flowers, and walked through the woods. I can't imagine a better afternoon!

Rustic Family Pictures

The Bennetts home had so many beautiful spots for portraits! My favorites came from their field in the back with pretty, rustic fence posts and flowers galore. 

While posed pictures are beautiful, and usually end up as stunning wall art, I myself love a good candid! Catching real moments of love between a family makes my job all the better. 

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Just Mom and Dad

A grouping that gets overlooked the most, is pictures of just Mom and Dad! I really love sneaking a few in to family sessions. Family portraits are super important, but sometimes it nice to have one of just you and spouse at that stage of your life. Plus, they're so adorable! One day their little ones will look back on their love story as something to aspire to. 

Knoxville Child Photography

These two sibling were AMAZING together! Little miss was the best big sister and did a great job helping with these poses. She was very loving and patient and with her baby brother, which allowed me to take some beautiful pictures of the two of them <3. The flowers were the perfect setting, plus the beautiful kids; perfection! 

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Knoxville Photographer | Hardin Valley Senior | Senior Pictures | Ariel

Knoxville Senior Portraits

 

Meet Ariel!! She's a super sweet Hardin Valley High School 2017 senior. I had the absolute pleasure of taking her AMAZING Knoxville senior pictures last month. She's beautiful inside and out, and full of great ideas! She's a budding photographer herself, so it was an honor to be chosen to take her senior portraits.

Urban Knoxville Senior Pictures

Ariel's first choice of location was downtown Knoxville for an urban feel to her portraits. It was such fun exploring down there with her and her Mom! She knew of some great spots, combined with a few of my favorites, these pictures are to die for! Even though it was 95 degrees out in Knoxville that day, you'd never know by looking at Ariel's pictures!

These yellow doors were one of her find. Aren't they perfect??

Her red Converse were the perfect fit for this downtown Knoxville spot, they really pop! 

She's is stunning! Those flowers frame her wonderfully <3

Knoxville Senior Portraits in Grassy Field

Our second spot was a gorgeous, grassy field in Maryville during my favorite time of day, golden hour. It gives the images a soft, golden glow that is just perfect! Ariel brought along this awesome chair, isn't it cool? I may need one for myself as a prop! The meadow made for a beautiful backdrop for this portion of the session, I had such a hard time choosing images because there were so many awesome ones.

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We ended our session on the most adorable white boardwalk. Ariel looks like a movie star! She totally reminds me of Taylor Swift; just gorgous! 

Maternity Photos | Knoxville Photographer | The Bowers

Knoxville Maternity Pictures

Meet Lyndsey and Jesse Bower. You would be hard-pressed to find a sweeter couple than these two! Jesse contacted me a few months before after searching for a Knoxville photographer to set up the maternity pictures for their anniversary. Major awesome points to him!!! Seriously, any man who willingly sets up portraits is A-OK in my book. We had a great time at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens, and took some beautiful maternity portraits!

Mom-to-be Pictures

In most Knoxvile maternity sessions, I like to get a great variety of images, including some of the mom-to-be alone. It's such a special time, and I love being able to make these lovely women feel as beautiful as they look while they're expecting. 

 

We stumbled upon a lovely brick staircase at the gardens, it was the perfect spot to show off this beautiful mom!

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This ivy wall makes for a PERFECT backdrop for Knoxville Photographers for all types of sessions.

These stone buildings are beautiful! Knoxville maternity sessions have so many options for great backdrops!!  I love incorporating them into my sessions. 

Couple Maternity Pictures

Pregnancy pictures aren't just about the Mom, we also have a Daddy-to-be! I love to include them in as many shots as possible! Dads in maternity pictures make for some of the sweetest images. These are about your new family, and the start of a beautiful new life, it's time to celebrate! 

I love the framing of this stone wall, it's perfect to highlight the beautiful couple!

The beautiful Mom requested this pose, and I love how it turned out. It's so casual, but gorgeous! 

How to look GREAT in pictures || Knoxville Professional Photographer

 

4 tips to make the most of your portrait session

Everyone wants to look great for their professional portraits! I've put together a few simple tips to help you look ( and feel) tip-top for your pictures.

 

1. Make your clothing work for you, not against you. 

If you have an area of your body that is bothersome to you, use your clothing to minimize it. For example, if you aren't a huge fan of your arms, I recommend wearing long sleeves, or even just a crop sleeve cardigan to help bring attention away from that area.

Are your legs not your thing? Wear a nice, long skirt, or pants that are a relaxed fit and stick to neutral colored bottoms with a brighter top to bring attention upwards. 

Another great example, the belly! After having two children, I avoid tight shirts, and really focus on tops that flow away from my body, especially for pictures! Top a beautiful shirt, with a great scarf, and you'll bring the attention right where it belongs, your lovely face. Almost any part of your body that you don't like, can be masked perfectly in your portraits with a few simple wardrobe adjustments.

Also, be sure to really check over your wardrobe choices. Check it standing up and sitting down ( things look totally different when you sit). Be sure sure you're not choosing something that may look too tight, clingy or see-though on camera. Don't forget to check and make sure your undergarments don't peek out anywhere. No one wants to be fiddling with straps for their entire session. 

When your clothes look great and hide any bits and pieces you're not happy with, you'll feel better and look phenomenal. If you need more examples, or help styling for your session, just ask, I'm happy to help!

2. Posture matters.

I am HORRIBLE about good posture and a terrible example most of the time ( although I'm trying to work on it). Good posture during your portraits really spruces up your overall images. Try to stand casually, without being rigid, but with your back straight, it really polishes those pictures!! Posture is especially important in sitting poses, be sure to keep your shoulders back. During your session with me, I'll do my best to remind you to keep that posture looking great!

Another awesome posture tip, if you have trouble with a double chin, try to keep your chip up slightly, while bringing your head forward to elongate the neck. Think of how chickens stretch their necks! Sounds silly, but it works! 

3. Leave your personal space bubble at home

Personal space bubble: everyone has one! If you're taking pictures with family members, you'll need to look super tight knit in your pose (for most poses). Everyone, myself included, has a tendency to leave a little bit of space between them and the nearest person. During a portrait session, this space looks a bit awkward in the finished images. You really want to show off you're closeness and connection as a family or a couple, so prepare to be super close during your session. We're talking squished in,  uncomfortably close. If you feel you're close-enough, you'll probably still need to move in closer, but I promise, it's for the sake of beautiful family pictures! Put your arms around your loved ones and pull them in!

4. Smile. REALLY Smile!

A smile is the most beautiful thing a person can wear. No really, it's true! A true smile in your portraits makes all the difference in the world. I know getting pictures done can be stressful with picking wardrobe, getting ready, making sure the littles behave ( and trying not to pull out your hair when they don't). Be a duck, let those things roll of your back and grin. I promise you'll love your portraits so much more if you do. Fake smiles may fool other people, but you'll look back and realize that you weren't truly smiling and the picture will lose a bit of it's luster. Do what you need to do, tell a joke to your husband, make a silly face at the kids. Get that smile out to shine!

My own children are a nightmare to photograph ( at least for me!). I totally know what it's like to force a smile. They can't seem to focus for five minutes on some days. There are times when keeping a smile on my face while also getting the two kiddos to look at the camera, fixing my tripod ( to take our own family portraits), using the wireless remote ( that for some reason refuses to function when my children are actually looking at the camera), and keeping everyone from running off at the last second, seems like too much to bear. I smile anyway, because I know the end result will be worth it!





Alyson's Maternity Sessions || Knoxville Maternity Photographer

Meet Alyson and her sweet family! Last weekend, they braved the cold (and a bit of snow!) to take some AMAZING maternity pictures. They were such troopers through the cold, breezy afternoon and I'm incredibly glad they were because they were just gorgeous! 

We focused on some candid maternity pictures, as well as some traditional posed which came out super well. I love when clients have ideas they want to incorporate into their session! Have a pose you love? No problem! Alyson requested some candid, fun shots, so that's just what we did; I couldn't love the results more! 

Maternity portraits are one of my favorite types of sessions. I love to see moms-to-be dressed up and looking amazing to capture the miracle of pregnancy. Plus! It means newborn snuggles shortly after!

Enjoy some of my favorite images from their session.

Kat and Ben Engagement || Knoxville, TN Professional Photogapher

I had the pleasure to work with this adorable couple during their engagement portrait session at the park. They are really looking forward to their beautiful wedding in the near future! We had fun finding new and exciting places at the park, and even found some beautiful fall colors. I am so glad I was able to work them in this month (remember, the fall is the busiest time of the year for photographers!) 

Take a look at their beautiful portraits for their session:

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Thanks for heading over and checking out my blog!

I am in the process of moving to and offering portraits in gorgeous Knoxville, TN and surrounding areas!!!

For the last 5 years my husband has served in the army, so my family has moved around from Alabama, to Oklahoma, then to El Paso, Texas where we've spent the last 3.5 years. We are originally from Knoxville and couldn't be more excited to  move home to our beautiful mountains!

After over 3 years living in the desert, I am so excited to see beautiful, green scenery again and have the privileged of photographing in it! While the desert can be stunning, I have dreamed of taking portraits with real trees ( what they call trees here would only be considered bushed there), grass (with no sand in sight!!!) and lakes. I can't wait to get started!

While you're here, enjoy a bit of our desert beauty =)

 

Alisha Bacon Photography is an active Photographer in Knoxville. She shoots across the east tennessee area. Book your Knoxville photography session today!