Valleri and Nick traveled from Alaska all the way to the Smoky Mountains to be married. They incorporated their Nordic heritage with a hand fasting ceremony!
Patty & John’s Sweet Elopement
Blingo- the Ultimate Ladies’ Night Out
Corinne and Sara created Galfunction with women in mind. This women-owned business plans and hosts fun events for women to make new friends and connections while having a great time. Blingo was their first big event and it was amazing! Get dressed up for cocktails, vendors, and Bingo?? Absolutely!
Here are some photos from the ultimate ladies’ night out
West Knoxville at Night
While I absolutely love night photography, I turn in for the night before the sun even sets! Here are a few photos I grabbed around West Knoxville, TN dark and early at 5:00am. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram dedicated to the scenery of Knoxville at Night!
Knoxville’s Lakeshore Park
With 183 scenic acres, Lakeshore Park is Knoxville’s most visited park. The East Tennessee Hospital for the Insane, later renamed Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, operated for over 125 years and closed in 2013. The city worked with the conservancy to preserve the park and the building and now there are walking trails, sports fields, a playground, and beautiful monuments and pavilions. The rolling hillsides make for a perfect picnic area with a beautiful view of the Tennessee River.
Pictured below are the institute and the gorgeous Marble Hall that hosts parties, weddings, and other special events.
Behind The Scenes
Behind the scenes quickly became my favorite form of photography after being part of the short movie set of The Kingdom of LeRoy. The movie was produced by a team of actors and producers from Atlanta, Georgia and also featured a couple of actors from Knoxville, Tennessee; and Patton Productions with video. This scene was photographed at Downtown Knoxville’s Island Home Airport DKX. Below are just a few of my favorites from that day!
Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show
Knoxville, Tennessee hosts it’s annual Dogwood Art’s House & Garden Show with vendors for interior design, home improvement, and a Maker’s Market featuring some of our favorite local artists. From DIY demonstrations to full blown garden exhibits, this show will certainly get you in the mood for Spring!
Below are a few photos of what this awesome show has to offer!
Dreary Summer Day on the Dragon
I love when I come across photos that I have forgotten about and never posted! This was taken near the end of the summer in 2022. This is on the Tennessee side of the infamous Dragon at the Calderwood Dam Overlook. Bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this roadway is a motorcyclist’s and speed racer’s dream with 318 curves in 11 miles! Personally my favorites part is stopping for dinner at the Tapoco Tavern near the end of the highway on the North Carolina side. They truly have the best burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches. The outdoor patio has such a warm and inviting atmosphere with a nice view of the river running by (cell phone photo below. Peep the moon!)
The Sparkle of Downtown Knoxville
This photo of Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee had been an image of mine for almost a year. Every time I drove by it, all I could imagine were these starbursts from the Gay Street Bridge and the highlighting of the Knox County Courthouse. My image finally came to life and I could not have been any more pleased with the turnout. I have this printed on metallic paper and the finish makes it shine!
This image is for sale. If you are interested, please contact me, as I would love to give this piece a beautiful place to display.
I have a specific Instagram for all of my photos taken around Knoxville at Night. Fittingly titled knoxatnight.
Surprise Proposal in Downtown Knoxville!
Surprise Proposal in Downtown Knoxville!
Cory and Peyton’s mom contacted me to photograph when Cory proposed to Peyton. His main objective was to get the Tennessee Theater sign on S Gay St. in Downtown Knoxville in the background. We planned the entire thing without her knowledge. A few days prior, I went Downtown to scope the perfect spot out and Cory pulled off the proposal seamlessly!
Peyton was beyond ecstatic