Debry Family | Kingsport Family Photographer

Oh, how we’ve missed this family! When we first met, they had four children and I had just given birth to my first child. Ten years later, we added 8 more children between us! Our kids spent many hours together and we were all kind of devastated when they moved to Utah. But, as fate would have it, they moved about ten minutes from my sister’s house and we were able to meet up for about an hour for a photo session. (Oddly enough, the father’s sister lives just a few minutes from my OTHER sister in OREGON). I brought the whole family with me and the kids played together as if they’d never been apart. It was wonderful, but too short…

We were all pretty concerned about everyone being miserable. It had been one HUNDRED degrees or more the entire week and the only time we could get together was at about 5:30. The sun was blazing and I had left some important camera gear in Tennessee. So we agreed to make it quick. The kids were amazingly well behaved (as always), so we got the formal posed photos out of the way and then got some fun ones. These are just a few of my favorites!

Ava’s 18 month session | Kingsport child photographer

This summer I traveled to Utah to visit my family. My brother came up from New Mexico and my sister came down from Oregon. It was the first time we had all been together for 7 years! Crazy, isn’t it? Early one morning, we decided to photograph my 18-month-old niece. My sister had her outfit all planned out and it was just ADORABLE. Ms. Ava, on the other hand, wasn’t too happy about it. Mostly because all the cousins were playing and we had to pass them on the way to the backyard. She gave us a few grumpy, yet charming, faces before we decided to go ahead and let her play for a minute. After that, she was much happier! I miss her already….

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Ezell Family | Kingsport Family Photographer

This family was nominated for a photo session through the Olivia Act. Olivia is one of the children who was killed at Sandy Hook. Her family had a photo session just days before her death. The photographer was so touched by the importance of the images she created for the family, that she created the Olivia Act: an opportunity for photographers to give back.

I have to say, photographing older children is much easier than the younger ones. They did what I asked them to, they thought all my jokes were funny, and they didn’t run away! We had so much fun and I was so happy to meet them!

Carden Motorcycle Wedding | Kingsport Wedding Photographer

This fun couple rode their motorcycles all the way from Indiana for their wedding at Carden’s Bluff. The groom’s last name is Carden and he had stopped at this campsite with his girls when they were little. They brought two of their greatest friends with them and had one of the most simple ceremonies that I think I will ever photograph!

Weber Family | Kingsport Family Photographer

We had been waiting for the perfect time to do these family photos. That day finally came early on a Saturday morning. And then it started raining. Again, knowing how difficult it is to get everyone ready for family photos, we went for it. And then it REALLY started coming down so we rescheduled. My favorite thing about this whole session was the husband’s insistence that I get lots of photos of him with his wife….and then his wife by herself.

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Everett | Kingsport Child Photographer

It’s hard to believe this little guy is so grown up. It seems like just yesterday I photographed him as a newborn. He was born a few days late and has always seemed a little “mature.” He has such a sweet pensive personality and is such a doll. On the day of our session, he was slightly obsessed with sticks. It was so fun to watch the wheels turning in his head as he tried to figure out how to get as many as he could into his chubby little fist. He is such a doll!

Baby Micah | Kingsport Newborn Photographer

What a SWEET little family this is! These little kids just ADORE their new baby.

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