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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. 

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Pigeon Forge Photographers | Family Reunion Cabin Pictures in Pigeon Forge

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Pigeon Forge Photographer | Gatlinburg Family Reunion Photography | Cades Cove

Gatlinburg Photographer

 

The lovely Fourmans came to Gatlinburg to celebrate their parents anniversary! Their children thought it would be a wonderful time to have the whole family's pictures taken by a Smoky Mountain photographer and celebrate their parents love. 

We dedicated some time to just the parents to show off their love and adoration for each other. After all, they're the reason everyone else was there. It's an amazing experience to watch two people still in love after so many years. Aren't they the cutest?

My job may have long hours, and rough roads, but sessions like this make it so worth it.

 

Of course, when everyone is in Gatlinburg at the same time, we HAVE to get a great shot of the whole good lookin' gang!

During these family sessions, I love to grab different groupings. Who knows when your next opportunity for a beautiful, professional picture with you father or neices and nephews will happen. 

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Of course, we also have to have some fun during our Smoky Mountain photography session! What better than "Dabbing" and silly faces to get some real grins out of kiddos!

Pigeon Forge Photographer | Family Photographers in Smoky Mountains | The Carter Family

Pigeon Forge Family Photographer

 

Last week was quite a week! We've recently had some big storms roll through the Smoky Mountains, and it's caused us to lose quite a few trees, and caused a ton of traffic issues. The sweet Carter family got stuck right in the middle of fallen trees and blocked roads, with me already out of service. Sadly, we missed out entire scheduled session due to them not being able to reach the location. 

Luckily, they were awesome and trusted me to find a great new location. Even if it meant keeping their youngest sweet boy up way past his bedtime on the day before the headed home to Ohio. I'm SO glad they did, the results were fantastic!

Smoky Mountain Family Pictures

The Carters told me they love candid, unposed pictures, so we went for a great mixture of fun pictures, with a few posed ones thrown in for variety. 

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Smoky Mountain Children Portraits

If time allows, I love to grab some different groupings and individual pictures of little ones during a family session. Some of those small moments between parent and child are my favorites! A quick hug or kiss can make a stunning portrait. 

Gatlinburg Photographer | Child Photography | Make-a-Wish Colten

Knoxville Child Photographer | Lumberjack Session

 

A few months back, I was contacted by the Make-A-Wish foundation after they found me searching family photographers in Gatlinburg TN to do a photography session for a very special little boy named Colten. Colten's wish was to be a lumberjack and where better to be a lumberjack than the Great Smoky Mountains! The Make-A-Wish Foundation made all the arrangements for Colten and his family to travel to Gatlinburg and make this dream come true.  They made sure he got to see the brand new Lumberjack Adventure show in Pigeon Forge, TN, supplied his lumberjack outfit, and even sent the family to enjoy Dollywood! 

Gatlinburg Photography in the Mountains

Colten was just a bit reluctant at first for these pictures, and unsure if he wanted to wear his super-adorable overalls, but once he warmed up, this little guy was a ham!!! He looked so proud of himself in these poses! I cannot even begin to tell you what a joy he was. We took the first few in just jeans until he was ready for those darling overalls. Chopping railroad ties must be a ton of fun!

Smoky Mountain Pictures

Everything perfectly aligned for these images, we had a slightly overcast day with beautiful lighting, which made the Smoky Mountain backdrop perfect!!! I couldn't ask for better conditions. Colten was the perfect model, in the perfect location to be a lumberjack. 

 

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Pigeon Forge Family Photographer

At the end of the session, I had the honor to photograph Colten with his whole family who made the trip to Tennessee with him. I cannot even begin to tell you how grateful I am for the opportunity to provide these memories for this sweet little boy's beautiful family. As a Pigeon Forge photographer, I see a lot of families here on vacation and I adore being able to capture their trip, but this one is my very favorite <3. 

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At the very end of the session, Colten gave me a hug and chatted away to me for a few minutes on the front steps of their cabin. I asked his mom to snap a picture for me on my cell phone. It might not be a great quality picture, but it's a wonderful memory.