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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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Knoxville Maternity Photographer | Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Pictures | Gatlinburg Photographers

Cades Cove Maternity Session

 

A happy accident: that's exactly what Ashley's BEAUTIFUL Smoky Mountain maternity session was. This lovely lady had her heart set on beach maternity pictures while her little family was visiting Charleston, SC. Sadly, the weather had other plans and rained them out the entire week! She got in touch with me just as soon as she knew her original plans weren't going to be possible to get on my books. 

She had a vision of maternity pictures in the water, and it took some brainstorming on both of our parts to find the perfect location that would suit all of our needs. We settled on Cades Cove where we would have both a beautiful stream and the mountain views for her maternity session. Guess what happened on our first scheduled date? Rain! Of course it would rain us out on our first attempt. Thankfully, we pushed through, found a new date, and it was perfect for the session. It was cloudy the whole drive up, but the skies cleared just as we started. 

Maternity Pictures in Smoky Mountain Stream

I LOVE water pictures and the day was perfect for them. A beautifully warm July afternoon, where the water was cool and soothing on our feet as we waded out to the middle of the stream. Ashley looks so radiant and serene in water. While it's no beach, I adore the beauty the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

Smoky Mountain Maternity Pictures

After the water, we headed out into the fields and road with Ashley in my Harlow maternity gown to take in that beautiful view! Cades Cove has amazing views in every direction, making it one of my very favorite spots. 

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Ashley looks fabulous! I just know her baby girl will be a beauty <3

Knoxville Photographer | Country Rustic Barn | Maternity Pictures

Knoxville Maternity Photographer

 

Jessica and Jeff's Knoxville maternity session was perfection! This is one of those sessions that just aligned perfectly despite an imperfect start. I normally scout out my own locations, but Jessica's awesome sister had an amazing venue just down the road from her, with a beautiful barn that graciously allowed us to use their property for a session. My GPS went haywire and directed me out to the middle of nowhere and Jessica's hair and makeup ran late, but it put us at the perfect time, with magical lighting. Everything happens for a reason, and this couldn't have been better.

Knoxville barn pictures

This location has the cutest barn, that is just beautiful! It made such an amazing backdrop for Jessica's pictures. She requested a country barn feel, and I know we captured just that. Even her sweet puppies got to join us in this stunning spot! I've always loved barns so this location was right up my alley. 

Grassy Field Knoxville Maternity Pictures

Along with the barn, the farm had the prettiest grassy fields, with gently rolling hills. I could've done the whole session right there, it was so beautiful. 

What is a farm without hay? Jessica's sister pointed out the bales off in the distance, and as soon as we saw them, we knew we needed pictures by them! Isn't she just the most beautiful Mama?

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I cannot wait to meet their new addition in a few weeks in my Knoxville photography studio! So exciting!

Maternity Photography | Knoxville Photographer | Savannah

Knoxville Maternity Photographer

Meet Savannah! An absolutely gorgeous mom to be! This brave soul trusted me to lead her into one of current favorite location, a local grassy field, that is SO amazing right now with the wildflowers and blooming grass. The bugs were swarming, and the humidity high, but it was oh-so-worth it for these stunning Knoxville maternity pictures. 

Savannah mad great use of my rental maternity gowns, a complimentary service I offer to my clients and wore several of my beautiful dresses. Who wants to shop for an ill-fitting maternity outfit, when you can wear my custom ,comfy, designer gowns?

Her sweet baby is due over the summer, and highly anticipated. I know this beautiful Mama can't wait to meet her new addition. I hope they'll make their way to my Knoxville newborn studio for pictures!

 

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Knoxville Photographer | Maternity Session | Ashlee's Session

Knoxville Maternity Pictures 

 

The lake! What a great place for pictures as the weather warms up. If you're looking for water for your session, the location I took Ashlee is my top choice! It's got a cute little beach, groves of trees, and the beautiful lake. It's absolutely perfect, and right in Knoxville!

Ashlee is a beautiful first time mommy who came to me for a maternity session, with her Mom and sister in tow for moral support. We had a great time exploring what Knoxville's The Cove park had to offer; so many great spots for Knoxville maternity pictures with a natural feel!

Maternity Gowns for Rent in Knoxville

Ashlee modeled a few of my maternity gowns for me, and did so beautifully! This first one she wore is a fitted, lace pink maternity gown by Mii Estillo. 

Knoxville maternity session at The Cove with sailboats in the background.

Knoxville maternity session at The Cove with sailboats in the background.

Beautiful mama posing in front of the sale boats in pink maternity gown.&nbsp;

Beautiful mama posing in front of the sale boats in pink maternity gown. 

Pregnant mama by white picket fence in beautiful fitted pink maternity gown

Pregnant mama by white picket fence in beautiful fitted pink maternity gown

Knoxville Beach Lake Maternity Pictures

Who knew Knoxville had a beach for pictures? We stumbled upon the prettiest little lakefront beach spot at the Cove. The sand was so pretty we just had to take a few pictures there with Ashlee in the Faythe dress, a beautiful, flowing chiffon maternity gown. 

Knoxville maternity picture on the beach at the Cove.

Knoxville maternity picture on the beach at the Cove.

Sunset maternity portrait in chiffon maternity gown.

Sunset maternity portrait in chiffon maternity gown.

Golden hour maternity session in Knoxville at the Cove.&nbsp;

Golden hour maternity session in Knoxville at the Cove. 

Forest Maternity Session in Knoxville

Along with the water, the Cove has an amazing little forest of trees, that give a magical, fairytale look to any session. I love how the light filters through in my favorite spots; so gorgeous! It's a great backdrop for all kinds of sessions!

Wooded forest maternity picture in chiffon maternity gown.&nbsp;

Wooded forest maternity picture in chiffon maternity gown. 

Knoxville mom posing in grove of trees for maternity picture

Knoxville mom posing in grove of trees for maternity picture

We ended our session right at sunset, for that perfect light that I love so much. Ashlee had time to throw on one more maternity gown, the Audrey, with just enough time to catch the last rays. 

Maternity picture in Knoxville with slim fit maternity gown.&nbsp;

Maternity picture in Knoxville with slim fit maternity gown. 

Rachael's Maternity Session | Knoxville Professional Photographer

Sweet maternity portraits taken in Knoxville's most beautiful garden. Knoxville photographer serving the greater Knoxville area, incluing Maryville, Farragut, and the Smoky Mountains.