I was born and raised in Illinois and moved to the great southern state of
Tennessee. I am a walking contradiction; an introverted extrovert, a Type A personality with a creative streak, a yankee who says fixinʼ, and a lover of comedy who couldn't tell a punch-line to save her soul. I never dreamed that I would be a Knoxville wedding photographer or a Knoxville family photographer, and I am blessed that my art allows me to meet new couples and new families.
So, I know you’re asking how I made my way down to Tennessee from Illinois. Well, I had to get out of that Northern state! No, for reals. Have you ever just wanted to pick up and go somewhere and start over? I was in my first semester of Graduate School in Illinois and I hated it. I felt like everyone had moved on but me, and this Type 3 wasn’t having any of that. I applied to a bunch of Criminology Programs around the country and fell in love with The University of Tennessee (and the people) the minute I stepped onto campus. I came. I saw. I got a job and then my Master's Degree. And then I met a boy.
A pretty cool boy who became my husband. James and I met in the pre-Tinder days at a good ole bar (sorry mom and dad) and twelve years later we are still together. In fact, we are to be celebrating our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary very soon! And guess what? We have this super cute little girl together. Her name is Ella and she is officially the love of my life. I can say without a doubt that she makes me a better person.
I hear you thinking in your head, “Well, how did you become a photographer then?” OH! Let me tell you! I fell in love with my wedding photographers! I thought that what they did was pretty darn cool, and I felt like it would be the perfect creative outlet for me. I talked James’ ear off for almost a solid year before he surprised me with my first camera. That moment was the start of this crazy photography adventure.
As of this typing, I have photographed 167 weddings from all over the Knoxville area! I am also one of the few photographers permitted to photograph in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Voted one of the Best Knoxville Photographers , I am adaptable, knowledgeable and flexible in any required shooting condition. That is the difference that experience makes, and that is why you should hire me for your wedding photography.
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