Art, Beauty, Deep South, Knoxville, Landscape, Life, Love, Nature, Photography

Still Moments 8.29.13

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Today’s Still Moment is brought to you by sheer will and opening up my eyes.  One of the reasons I started this project is to start looking at the simple and yet complex world around me.  I wanted to capture more moments and to have my camera capture what my eye was seeing. However, it’s so easy to get caught up in the every day.  As I was on my way to work after my morning work out, I drove by an office and the sprinklers came on.  The misty water hit the early morning light so that everything glimmered and sparkled a rosy pink.  It was gorgeous against the go light green of the grass.  I continued on my way to work…

…yep literally said, “Oh that’s pretty and would make a good picture,” and kept on driving.  After a heartbeat I turned around, popped the trunk, and got the camera out.  It’s sad that it takes that much effort to interrupt the routine but it does!  It’s too easy to say, “Well I don’t have time,” or “I’m going to be late for work,” or “I’ll come back later.”  Don’t do it!  I am here to tell you that I struggle with that every day as well, so don’t feel bad.  But start getting out of the habit of the ordinary and start exploring!  Have that camera ready and start capturing.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Children, Family Portraits, Holidays, Landscape, Photography, Portraits, Travel, Uncategorized

Barager Family

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Last week I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family while they were on vacation at Deerfield Resort in LaFollette, TN.  The resort is beautiful and we met on a small grassy area right next to the water.

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Art, Babies, Beauty, Children, Family Portraits, Home, Immediate Family, Landscape, Life, Love, Mountains, Nature, Personal, Photography, Portraits, Uncategorized

Camp Wilkins 2013

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In the post The St. Clairs I mentioned that I was in Lexington, Va to see my new niece and nephew!  So the time has finally come to show these two cuties off.  I was in Lexington for several days and while I was there it was my goal to not only get some pictures of these new babies in my life, but also just photograph the surrounding area.

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Events, Knoxville, Photography, Uncategorized, Weddings

Will and Adrienne’s Rehearsal Dinner

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Will and Adrienne had a wonderful rehearsal dinner at Naples Italian Restaurant on a rainy Thursday night.  It was a beautiful dinner full of excellent food, friends, and family.

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Art, Beauty, Nature, Photography

Still Moments 8.14.13

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Here is the next entry in my “Still Moments” series.  This series strives to capture those quiet everyday moments that evoke a sense of peace or stillness.  I love Queen Anne’s Lace.  Although it is more of a weed than a flower, it always means summer to me.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Birthdays, Family Portraits, Food, Home, Knoxville, Life, Love, Photography, Portraits

Mr. John Edds 88th Birthday Party

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I’m a big fan of birthdays.  Ask anybody!  Whether it’s my birthday (which just happens to be particularly awesome) or someone else’s birthday, I love the opportunity to celebrate another year of life.  So when I was asked to celebrate John Edds 88th surprise birthday party, I jumped at the chance.

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Art, Babies, Children, Deep South, Family Portraits, Home, Landscape, Mountains, Nature, Photography, Portraits

The St Clairs

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When I was taking a short vacation to my hometown of Lexington, VA to visit my new Niece and Nephew (more on that later!) I had the pleasure of taking some family portraits for my long time friends the St. Clairs.  I was especially thrilled to get to take some photos of their daughter, Addison right before her 1st birthday.  It’s such a special time and we had a blast.

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