Iconic Sunsphere Wedding

ICONIC SUNSPHERE WEDDING The Sunsphere is one of my favorite wedding and event venues in Knoxville for many reasons. It is our city’s most iconic landmark, it is centrally located, and it has an amazing view of downtown, UT campus, and the Smoky Mountains. The event staff is top notch and spoils each guest. Ariane […]


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Give the Gift of Memories. Black Friday Deals available NOW!

It’s almost time to shop till you drop! What better gift to give a loved one than the gift of photo memories? The last few years, I have shopped about 85% local for all of my holiday gift giving. Helping other small business owners in my community makes my heart smile – I encourage you […]

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Christmas Jammies Mini Sessions

Christmas Jammies Mini Sessions Y’all, it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year! Last year, I decorated the studio and let my daughters jump on the bed in their matching Christmas pajamas. They had a ball¬† just having fun and not having to pose and say “CHEESE,” over and over for mommy. It […]


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Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING TIPS Things I learned as a bridal consultant Before I was a wedding photographer, I worked as a bridal consultant in Nashville. My job was to help brides select the the wedding gown of their dreams, and guide them in selecting accessories. After years of assisting wedding parties with this process, I […]


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What’s in my Makeup Bag?

What’s in my Makeup Bag? *This post contains affiliate links for which I may receive compensation for purchases.* Since I started posting IGTV videos, I have gotten quite a few comments and messages asking what makeup I use. Honestly, I don’t wear a lot on most days, but there are a few products that I […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner You’re engaged! Now what? It’s time to get into wedding mode. Where in the world do you start? What comes first – the venue or the dress? What if it rains? Where will everyone park? Relax. Your planner has got this. Here are 5 great reasons to hire […]


5 reasons to hire a wedding planner

Why You Need a First Look

Why You Need a Pre-Wedding First Look Call it a tradition, a superstition, or both. The bride and groom seeing each other before the wedding (pre-ceremony first look) used to be viewed as bad luck. This practice stems from WAY back in the day when marriages were arranged. Grooms were not allowed to see the […]


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Summer Garden Wedding at UT Gardens

Summer Rose Garden Wedding at UT Gardens in Knoxville Michaela & Charlie met at UT Gardens while they were both college students. Charlie almost walked right past his future wife without speaking because he was afraid he would make a fool of himself trying to talk to “the prettiest girl he’d even seen.” Awww!! Michaela […]


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Sunsphere Wedding

Sunsphere Wedding at World’s Fair Park Songhee + Jesse’s Sunsphere Wedding I love a Sunsphere wedding! There is something special about promising forever inside Knoxville’s most iconic landmark venue. Maybe it’s the 360 degree views of downtown or the beautiful light that streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Or maybe it’s just the feeling of […]


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Engagement Session Tips

Engagement Session Tips She said yes. You have chosen a location for engagement photos and finally found the perfect outfits. Now it’s time to get in front of the camera. Does the thought make you cringe? Sweat? Break out in hives? RELAX.¬† Here are a few tips to ensure that you and your partner have […]


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