Art, Still Life, Still Moments

Still Moments 7.13.15

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I figured it was about time for another Still Moments post.  Lately I have been working on a series of personal fine art work that I have had in my head for a long time.  Chairs.  It sounds weird but there is something about a chair alone that speaks to me.  I feel that they both speak of the absence of presence while becoming personified. We all get inspiration from different places and the inspiration for this series came from the movie, “The Village.”  In one frame there is an empty rocking chair in a field.  There is something about that one frame that just grabbed me.  Maybe it was the mystery behind it?  Did someone just get up and walk away?  Was there a reason?  We will see how this series evolves but I am fascinated to see where it goes.

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Focus on the Details 6.30.15

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Continuing my Focus on the Details series today!  This series is meant to help me pay attention to the little details of everyday life and stop to appreciate them. It’s so easy to see something and go, “Wow that looks great!” or “that lighting is really nice,” and continue on with everyday life.  So without further ado, here are some more details that caught my eye.

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Portraits, Professional Portraits

Renee’s Professional Headshots

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Professional Head shots are sometimes tricky I think.  We all want to look professional, be ourselves, and avoid some of the head shot posing traps from the 90s (hello power suit!).  When Renee asked me to update her head shots for her Real Estate business, I was absolutely flattered.  We worked hard together to make these professional, approachable, and uniquely Renee.

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Wedding, Weddings

Erika & Travis Get Hitched!

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I have absolutely been DYING to share this wedding!  Seriously, I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for everything to get wrapped up so I could share it.  I am in love with the location, details, emotion, all of it.

Erika and Travis’ wedding was absolutely stunning.  It was one of those weddings that you open up your favorite Wedding Magazine and fall in love with.  All the details were perfect from the champagne and gold colored bridesmaids gowns, to pops of pink and fushia in the bouquets.  However, as anyone knows who has helped plan a wedding, it looked amazing and effortless due to lots of planning, and hard work from friends and family.  But what better way to celebrate a union of two people than to have everyone involved?  That’s really the perfect word to sum up this wedding, FAMILY.  Erika and Travis are both huge family people whether its through blood or close friends.  Their love and compassion radiated over the whole ceremony.  I really can’t put it into words.  So without further ado…Travis & Erika’s big day.  Congrats guys!

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Mad Props Go to:

Caterer: Mark Wischhusen

Venue: Candoro Marble

Florist: The Flower Pot

Baker: Vickie Davis

DJ: Firehouse DJ, Ryan Ladd

Makeup: Scarlet Strange

Hair: Alyse Wieland

Bride, Chattanooga, Weddings

Jacob and Morgan Get Hitched

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I met Jacob and Morgan when Jacob hired me to photograph his surprise proposal. Which means I met Morgan mere moments after she said, “Yes.”  Kissed Jacob.  And then asked, “What’s that clicking noise?”  And I jumped out of the bushes like a crazy creeper, grinning like a fool and yelling, “Congrats!!”  Since then we’ve been bosom buddies.  Well, maybe not bosom buddies, but I’d say we’re pretty tight.  When they asked me to photograph their wedding as well I was overjoyed.

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Family Portraits, Knoxville, Mothers, Photography

Mother’s Day Mini Sessions

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It’s not too late!  If you are still searching for a Mother’s Day gift I am still booking Mother’s Day Mini Sessions for Saturday, May 16th.  This would make a great gift for that special Mom in your life.  Email me today to hold your time slot!

Art, Stories

Focus on the Details

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What makes a great visual story?  Portraits? Emotion? Location?  Context?  Details?  The truth is all of these scrambled together are what make a story ring true.  All of these aspects help us to encompass the full story of a moment or a day.

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