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Erin Morrison Photography 2020 Year End Review

2020 End of Year Review

The year 2020 was slated to start off the best year of business for Erin Morrison Photography. At the beginning of the year, I had filled my calendar with weddings and was looking forward to all the bookings in 2021. Then, the grenade known as COVID-19 blew everything up in March.

The Year of COVID

Owning a small business is not for the faint of heart. In any “normal” year, professional photographers have to deal with a number of items: websites, hosting, social media, taxes, contracts, and cancellations. It just comes with the territory. 2020 only amplified the hard work of owning a small business. The hustle to keep afloat was very real, and many small businesses (especially in the wedding industry) did not make it.

I have stayed awake at night thinking about my company, and I have spent many nights thinking about my wedding couples. This year sucked. It sucked hard. And if your wedding was canceled or postponed this year, I feel for you.

Smoky Mountain Photographer

One thing that has not changed is that people love to take photos in the Smokies. And dang, was it busy! I have a Commercial Use Authorization in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It is an honor to be a licensed photographer in this national park. Every year, I take family, engagement, and wedding photos inside its boundaries. In 2021, I am looking forward to hitting up some new locations such as Newfound Gap, The Fairy House, and Catalyst Falls!

The Milestones and Stats

Even though this year felt like a dumpster fire, there were many bright spots to be thankful for.

Top 3 Knoxville Wedding Photographer. Erin Morrison Photography was named one of the Top Three Knoxville Wedding Photographer by ThreeBestRated.com. Again!

Best Knoxville Wedding Photographer. For the fourth year in a row, EMP was named one of the Best Knoxville Wedding Photographers by Expertise.com. Wedding photographers were scored on more than 25 variables across five categories to earn this distinction.

So, Erin, what are the stats for 2020? #covidstyle

Number of Sessions: 104
Weddings Photographed: 29
Weddings Lost: 6
Weddings Rescheduled: 12
Amount of Shutter Clicks: 134,969
Most Popular Blog Post – Just Got Engaged? The Ten Things You Need To Do First
Highest Reaching Instagram Post – Maternity Photos at the Botanical Gardens
Top Clicked Image on Pinterest – Smoky Mountain Family Photos
Top Saved Image on Pinterest – DIY Boho Tablescape

Erin Morrison Photography

I say it every year. I am SO thankful for all the friends, family, and wedding couples who chose to support Erin Morrison Photography this year. The gratitude I feel for this year is something that I cannot put into words. #muchlove

Military Wedding at The Press Room Knoxville
Military Wedding at The Press Room Knoxville
Winter Wedding in downtown Knoxville
Winter Wedding in downtown Knoxville
Ascend Theory Workshop
Ascend Theory Workshop
Winter Engagement Photos in the Smokies
Winter Engagement Photos in the Smokies
Worlds Fair Park Wedding
Worlds Fair Park Wedding
The Standard Wedding
The Standard Wedding
Pisgah National Park Elopement Photos
Pisgah National Park Elopement Photos
Maple Grove Estate Engagement Photos
Maple Grove Estate Engagement Photos
Mead's Quarry Engagement Photos
Mead’s Quarry Engagement Photos
Cherokee Cove Elopement
Cherokee Cove Elopement
Elkmont Wedding Photos in the Smokies
Elkmont Wedding Photos in the Smokies

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Pigeon Forge Elopement
Pigeon Forge Elopement
Front Porch Session
Front Porch Session
Farm Engagement Photos
Farm Engagement Photos
UT Gardens Proposal
UT Gardens Engagement
Botanical Gardens Engagement Photos
Botanical Gardens Engagement Photos
Extended Family Photos
Extended Family Photos
Family Photos at The Botanical Gardens
Family Photos at The Botanical Gardens
Maternity Photos at The Knoxville Botanical Gardens
Maternity Photos at The Knoxville Botanical Gardens
Anniversary Photos at The Knoxville Botanical Gardens
Anniversary Photos at The Knoxville Botanical Gardens
Mini Session Photos at Botanical Gardens
Mini Session Photos at Botanical Gardens
Spring Family Photos
Spring Family Photos
Spring Family Photos
Spring Family Photos
Barn Family Photos
Barn Family Photos
Cades Cove Engagement Photos
Cades Cove Engagement Photos
Beach Family Photos
Beach Family Photos
Wedding Anniversary Photos
Wedding Anniversary Photos
University of Tennessee Graduation Photos
University of Tennessee Graduation Photos
Spence Cabin Elopement in the Smokies
Spence Cabin Elopement in the Smokies
Summer Engagement Photos in Cades Cove
Summer Engagement Photos in Cades Cove
Sequoyah Hills Park Engagement Photos
Sequoyah Hills Park Engagement Photos
Maple Grove Estate Wedding
Maple Grove Estate Wedding
Documentary Family Photos in Maryville
Documentary Family Photos in Maryville
Talahi Park Maternity Photos
Talahi Park Maternity Photos
Tennessee Graduation Photos
Tennessee Graduation Photos
Summer Elkmont Elopement
Summer Elkmont Elopement
Family Photography at Botanical Gardens
Family Photography at Botanical Gardens
Elopement at Riverview Family Farm
Elopement at Riverview Family Farm
Foggy Sunrise Maternity Session
Foggy Sunrise Maternity Session
Sequoyah Hills Mini Session
Sequoyah Hills Mini Session
Engagement Photos at Talahi Park
Engagement Photos at Talahi Park
Sunrise Cades Cove Engagement
Sunrise Cades Cove Engagement
West Hills Family Photos
West Hills Family Photos
RT Lodge Micro Wedding
RT Lodge Micro Wedding
The Trillium Venue
The Trillium Venue
Cades Cove Mini Session
Cades Cove Mini Session
LeQuire Cemetery Elopement in the Smokies
LeQuire Cemetery Elopement in the Smokies
Norris Dam Tea Room Wedding
Norris Dam Tea Room Wedding
Summer Elopement in Cades Cove
Summer Elopement in Cades Cove
Lakeside Engagement Photos
Lakeside Engagement Photos
Engagement Photos in Cades Cove
Engagement Photos in Cades Cove
Melton Hill Park Engagement Photos
Melton Hill Park Engagement Photos
Senior Photos in the Smokies
Senior Photos in the Smokies
Elkmont Engagement Photos in the Summer
Elkmont Engagement Photos in the Summer
Gatlinburg Wedding
Gatlinburg Wedding
Electric Halloween Wedding Inspiration
Electric Halloween Wedding Inspiration
Bleak House Mini Session
Bleak House Mini Session
Couples Photos at The Bleak House
Family Photos at The Bleak House
Family Photography at The Bleak House
Family Photography at The Bleak House
Fun Family Photos
Fun Family Photos
Little River Wedding in the Smokies
Little River Wedding in the Smokies
Lakeside Engagement Photos
Lakeside Engagement Photos
The Trillium Venue Waterfall
The Trillium Venue Waterfall
Family Photos at Estate Home
Family Photos at Estate Home
Child Photography at Mini Session
Child Photography at Mini Session
Engagement Photos at The Bleak House
Engagement Photos at The Bleak House
Mini Sessions at The Bleak House Knoxville
Mini Sessions at The Bleak House Knoxville
Casual Family Photos
Casual Family Photos
Maternity Photos in Cades Cove
Maternity Photos in Cades Cove
Christenberry Farms Wedding
Christenberry Farms Wedding
Fall Elopement in Cades Cove
Fall Elopement in Cades Cove
Intimate Family Photos at Bleak House Knoxville
Intimate Family Photos at Bleak House Knoxville
Fall Family Photos at Knoxville Bleak House
Fall Family Photos at Knoxville Bleak House
Fun Fall Family Photos at Mini Session
Fun Fall Family Photos at Mini Session
Bleak House Fall Family Photos
Bleak House Fall Family Photos
Maple Grove Estate Family Photos
Maple Grove Estate Family Photos
Downtown Knoxville Elopement
Downtown Knoxville Elopement
Foothills Parkway Elopement
Foothills Parkway Elopement
Fall Wedding in Elkmont
Fall Wedding in Elkmont
The Quarry Venue Wedding
The Quarry Venue Wedding
Fall Engagement Photos at the Botanical Gardens
Fall Engagement Photos at the Botanical Gardens
Elkmont Elopement in the Smokies
Elkmont Elopement in the Smokies
Mini Session at the Botanical Gardens
Mini Session at the Botanical Gardens
Couple Photos in Knoxville
Couple Photos in Knoxville
Maternity Photos in the Fall
Maternity Photos in the Fall
Gatlinburg Wedding
Gatlinburg Wedding
Fall Destination Wedding in the Smokies
Fall Destination Wedding in the Smokies
Rainy Day Elopement in Elkmont
Rainy Day Elopement in Elkmont
Golden Hour Engagement Photos in the Fall
Golden Hour Engagement Photos in the Fall
RT Lodge Fall Wedding
RT Lodge Fall Wedding
Family Photos in Talahi Park Knoxville
Family Photos in Talahi Park Knoxville
Family Photos in Sequoyah Hills
Family Photos in Sequoyah Hills
Anniversary Photos in Elkmont
Anniversary Photos in Elkmont
Jackson Terminal Wedding
Jackson Terminal Wedding
Ramble Creek Fall Wedding
Ramble Creek Fall Wedding
Winter Wedding in Knoxville
Winter Wedding in Knoxville
Elopement in Historic Elkmont
Elopement in Historic Elkmont
Extend Family Photos at Sequoyah Hills
Extended Family Photos at Sequoyah Hills
Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity Photos
Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity Photos
Maple Grove Estate Wedding in Knoxville
Maple Grove Estate Wedding in Knoxville
Meads Quarry Engagement Photos
Meads Quarry Engagement Photos
The Magnolia Venue Wedding
The Magnolia Venue Wedding
New Years Eve Elopement
New Years Eve Elopement

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