Best of 2013: Knoxville Wedding and Portrait Photography

So where do I begin? I had the best 2013 and I really wanted to share some of my personal favorites from the past year with you. I accomplished a lot of personal goals I set for myself, worked with some fabulous people, made new friends and built new relationships! I am excited for 2014! I already have a list a mile long of my hopes and dreams for this year! I hope this year is as fulfilling and exciting as the last! Lets make some more magic together shall we???? Enjoy!

It all started with Kate and Dustin's New Years themed Engagements last January! It was also featured on The Bride Link! You can see it here 

It all started with Kate and Dustin's New Years themed Engagements last January! It was also featured on The Bride Link! You can see it here 

One of my goals for 2013 was to do more creative shoots. My first one last January was so incredible! Marie is one of the most gorgeous models in Knoxville and I always love working with her. Full Blog Here.

One of my goals for 2013 was to do more creative shoots. My first one last January was so incredible! Marie is one of the most gorgeous models in Knoxville and I always love working with her. Full Blog Here.

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Hadley turned 3 months! Full blog here

Hadley turned 3 months! Full blog here

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One of the cutest family/maternity sessions in Downtown Knoxville! Full Blog Here.

One of the cutest family/maternity sessions in Downtown Knoxville! Full Blog Here.

And then there was LEAH! OMG still one of my most favorite creative sessions ever! View full blog Here

And then there was LEAH! OMG still one of my most favorite creative sessions ever! View full blog Here

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Sophia is one of my favorite little supermodels! I have been photographing her and her family for years! This is still one of my favorite child portrait sessions because it really captures the mysterious mood I was going for! See full blog here.

Sophia is one of my favorite little supermodels! I have been photographing her and her family for years! This is still one of my favorite child portrait sessions because it really captures the mysterious mood I was going for! See full blog here.

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Spring Break came and off to the beach with one of my favorite kids on the planet.  My niece Gracie is really something else and since I have been photographing her since age 2, she pretty much has the model thing down! I love you Gracie and I love our "photo shoots" See full blog Here.

Spring Break came and off to the beach with one of my favorite kids on the planet.  My niece Gracie is really something else and since I have been photographing her since age 2, she pretty much has the model thing down! I love you Gracie and I love our "photo shoots" See full blog Here.

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Have I told you ow much I love spring portraits?? Well I do! I love Spring and these photos are a clear example why! Full blog here

Have I told you ow much I love spring portraits?? Well I do! I love Spring and these photos are a clear example why! Full blog here

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I love Spring Engagements! 

I love Spring Engagements! 

Embrace the rain!

Embrace the rain!

One of my favorite engagements sessions of all time happened in the Downtown Knoxville Library with the two cutest doctors I've ever met! Full blog here

One of my favorite engagements sessions of all time happened in the Downtown Knoxville Library with the two cutest doctors I've ever met! Full blog here

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I just love the way the trees make a heart around this adorable couple! It really echoes how truly in love they are! 

I just love the way the trees make a heart around this adorable couple! It really echoes how truly in love they are! 

I never blogged about this engagement session because May got so crazy,  but I definitely should have! Travis and Emily have so much style and glamor! I loved this session, and it was also one to remember! The police stopped to ask us a "few questions" (while we were shooting in the middle of a bridge, oops) and then bid farewell when they realized we weren't up to no good. I think my assistant Maggie had a slight heart attack! 

I never blogged about this engagement session because May got so crazy,  but I definitely should have! Travis and Emily have so much style and glamor! I loved this session, and it was also one to remember! The police stopped to ask us a "few questions" (while we were shooting in the middle of a bridge, oops) and then bid farewell when they realized we weren't up to no good. I think my assistant Maggie had a slight heart attack! 

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So can I just brag about the most adorable, precious child ever! My BFF had her first baby last year and when he turned one in June we had to go big or go home. In all our excitement spending hours blowing up 50 balloons we didn't think how we were going to TRANSPORT the darn things to the location! Have you ever seen 5o balloons attached to a car door? A lot of other people hadn't either judging by the reactions I got! Luckily my car didn't float away and we got some really special photos of my favorite little guy!

So can I just brag about the most adorable, precious child ever! My BFF had her first baby last year and when he turned one in June we had to go big or go home. In all our excitement spending hours blowing up 50 balloons we didn't think how we were going to TRANSPORT the darn things to the location! Have you ever seen 5o balloons attached to a car door? A lot of other people hadn't either judging by the reactions I got! Luckily my car didn't float away and we got some really special photos of my favorite little guy!

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I HOPE when I have a baby one day I look this GORGEOUS!

I HOPE when I have a baby one day I look this GORGEOUS!

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It was definitely fate that brought me together with this cute couple. Their photographer cancelled not once but TWICE! Can you imagine letting this adorable couple slip through your fingers????!!! Lucky for me one of their friends suggested me and I was able to shoot their engagements VERY last minute. I am so happy I did because nowI get to shoot their gorgeous wedding in April at Claxton Farms in Asheville!  Full Blog Here

It was definitely fate that brought me together with this cute couple. Their photographer cancelled not once but TWICE! Can you imagine letting this adorable couple slip through your fingers????!!! Lucky for me one of their friends suggested me and I was able to shoot their engagements VERY last minute. I am so happy I did because nowI get to shoot their gorgeous wedding in April at Claxton Farms in Asheville!  Full Blog Here

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My new precious Niece Carlisle!  What makes this photo even more special is the vintage quilt that our grandmother made- her great grandmother! 

My new precious Niece Carlisle!  What makes this photo even more special is the vintage quilt that our grandmother made- her great grandmother! 

I just love children's portraits!

I just love children's portraits!

Summer Love was written all over this Jackie and Josh's face during this engagement session! 

Summer Love was written all over this Jackie and Josh's face during this engagement session! 

Megan and I go WAY back.  I found Megan on Myspace. Yes MYSPACE circa 2004. She has been modeling for me for years and I just love everything about her! Everything we do together is awesome! AND one of her photos was published on Vogue Italia Website! You can see that here  Full blog here 

Megan and I go WAY back.  I found Megan on Myspace. Yes MYSPACE circa 2004. She has been modeling for me for years and I just love everything about her! Everything we do together is awesome! AND one of her photos was published on Vogue Italia Website! You can see that here  Full blog here 

Kate and Dustin tied the knot in July and I just fell in love with this breezy summer pallet and her unique one shoulder dress! Full Blog Here

Kate and Dustin tied the knot in July and I just fell in love with this breezy summer pallet and her unique one shoulder dress! Full Blog Here

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I just love this sweet moment!!

I just love this sweet moment!!

Carolyn Jo might be the cutest baby in the world! 

Carolyn Jo might be the cutest baby in the world! 

Some amazing shots from Lillys creative shoot!

Some amazing shots from Lillys creative shoot!

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Gosh I love my niece Gracie!  I don't know why but this is one of my most favorite photos of all time. 

Gosh I love my niece Gracie!  I don't know why but this is one of my most favorite photos of all time. 

Trista turned one!. I just love this little precious family!

Trista turned one!. I just love this little precious family!

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OK so this shoot may have just changed my life! I ADORE everything about this shoot (with the internationally signed and fabulous model Miss Emily). One of the images from this shoot was the first that I got published on Vogue Italia Website! See that here SO PUMPED about these still! Full Blog here

OK so this shoot may have just changed my life! I ADORE everything about this shoot (with the internationally signed and fabulous model Miss Emily). One of the images from this shoot was the first that I got published on Vogue Italia Website! See that here SO PUMPED about these still! Full Blog here

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No words needed for this preciousness! 

No words needed for this preciousness! 

Lindsey's bridal portraits in a fabulous million dollar Atlanta mansion was definitely a highlight of my year!

Lindsey's bridal portraits in a fabulous million dollar Atlanta mansion was definitely a highlight of my year!

Michael and Marie's Carnival Engagement session has to be one of the cutest I've ever done! So excited for their wedding in May! Full Blog here

Michael and Marie's Carnival Engagement session has to be one of the cutest I've ever done! So excited for their wedding in May! Full Blog here

Beautiful and classic church bridal portraits steal my heart!!

Beautiful and classic church bridal portraits steal my heart!!

This was such a stunning sunset! Talk about perfect timing!

This was such a stunning sunset! Talk about perfect timing!

Another gorgeous creative shoot with Brooke! One of her images made its way onto Vogue Italia too! Brooke is also an internationally signed model and a Gage Talent Knoxville model and I can't wait to work with her again! Vogue Italia Here Full Blog here

Another gorgeous creative shoot with Brooke! One of her images made its way onto Vogue Italia too! Brooke is also an internationally signed model and a Gage Talent Knoxville model and I can't wait to work with her again! Vogue Italia Here Full Blog here

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Oh my goodness I am so stinking proud of this shoot! Sydney is perhaps one of the most talented models I have worked with. She is very smart and knows exactly how to make a great shot happen! So easy to work with and truly professional! Great makeup by Lia Patty! i am so excited to be working with her again soon! Full blog here

Oh my goodness I am so stinking proud of this shoot! Sydney is perhaps one of the most talented models I have worked with. She is very smart and knows exactly how to make a great shot happen! So easy to work with and truly professional! Great makeup by Lia Patty! i am so excited to be working with her again soon! Full blog here

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I just love photographing these sweet siblings!! I look forward to it every fall! 

I just love photographing these sweet siblings!! I look forward to it every fall! 

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A few more favorites from a very busy Fall!

A few more favorites from a very busy Fall!

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I love the silhouette of this sweet family!

I love the silhouette of this sweet family!

A truly genuine sweet couple!! I love their story! Full blog here 

A truly genuine sweet couple!! I love their story! Full blog here 

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Baby Fischer slept the through the entire photo shoot!! I wish all Newborns were that laid back!

Baby Fischer slept the through the entire photo shoot!! I wish all Newborns were that laid back!

Oh I just swoon thinking about Lindsey and Erick's Wedding at Crescent Bend! It was a perfect fall day and love was in the air! Her details were amazing and her bouquet is still one the most beautiful I have ever seen! Full Blog here

Oh I just swoon thinking about Lindsey and Erick's Wedding at Crescent Bend! It was a perfect fall day and love was in the air! Her details were amazing and her bouquet is still one the most beautiful I have ever seen! Full Blog here

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I loved everything about Lesley and Jeremy's Wedding at Daras Garden! They are such a sweet couple and really deserve all the happiness in the world! Full Blog Here

I loved everything about Lesley and Jeremy's Wedding at Daras Garden! They are such a sweet couple and really deserve all the happiness in the world! Full Blog Here

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Sue Ann and Matt's Wedding at Tellico Yacht Club was a beautiful and  classy affair! Full Blog Here

Sue Ann and Matt's Wedding at Tellico Yacht Club was a beautiful and  classy affair! Full Blog Here

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Emily and Travis got married on a beautiful fall day at House on the Hill and their reception was at The Capitol. The entire wedding was absolutely stunning! I love everything about this wedding especially the beautiful Purple that is complimented perfectly against the golden leaves!  Full blog here

Emily and Travis got married on a beautiful fall day at House on the Hill and their reception was at The Capitol. The entire wedding was absolutely stunning! I love everything about this wedding especially the beautiful Purple that is complimented perfectly against the golden leaves!  Full blog here

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Tyler and Claudia's sophisticatedly sweet Downtown Knoxville Loft Wedding has a special place in my heart. It was small and Intimate and so special! I felt so moved by the simplicity of two people in love surrounded by close family and friends without all the bells and whistles of most weddings you see today!  I am just so in love with these photos! Full blog here

Tyler and Claudia's sophisticatedly sweet Downtown Knoxville Loft Wedding has a special place in my heart. It was small and Intimate and so special! I felt so moved by the simplicity of two people in love surrounded by close family and friends without all the bells and whistles of most weddings you see today!  I am just so in love with these photos! Full blog here

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Cute kids and a Christmas Tree Farm!

Cute kids and a Christmas Tree Farm!

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Last engagement session of 2013 Alissa and Philip! I can't wait for their wedding in Chicago this June!

Last engagement session of 2013 Alissa and Philip! I can't wait for their wedding in Chicago this June!

I wrapped up 2013 with an incredible styled shoot. I worked with Brianna from Gage Talent, Casey Moore MUA, Flourish Floral Design Studio, Wedding Wonderland and Heirloom Vintage Rentals. This shoot was a labor of love! It was definitely the highlight of my year and was featured on the Bride Link and also won best Wedding Style Shoot 2013! Woo Hoo! Way to end 2013 on a high note! Thanks to everyone who voted! I love these images! Do not miss this full blog here and Here and the contest blog here! Happy 2013 and have a great 2014! 

I wrapped up 2013 with an incredible styled shoot. I worked with Brianna from Gage Talent, Casey Moore MUA, Flourish Floral Design Studio, Wedding Wonderland and Heirloom Vintage Rentals. This shoot was a labor of love! It was definitely the highlight of my year and was featured on the Bride Link and also won best Wedding Style Shoot 2013! Woo Hoo! Way to end 2013 on a high note! Thanks to everyone who voted! I love these images! Do not miss this full blog here and Here and the contest blog here! Happy 2013 and have a great 2014! 

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