Jameson | Kingsport child photographer

My son just turned twelve.  Well.  Honestly.  He turned twelve a long time ago, but I wasn’t able to photograph him until recently.  He was not amused.  I’ve been really struggling to photograph my own family lately and I finally just grabbed him one morning and told him to head out to the backyard.  He was slightly annoyed because he really wanted to go…

Lauren turns 4 | Kingsport child photographer

I sure love this little girl.  Mostly because she’s mine, but also because she’s a lot of fun (and, yes, I know I’m totally biased).  I never seem to have the time to photograph my own kids the way I want to.  I have visions of perfectly dressed kids with amazing hair styles.  But that never seems to happen.  In fact, I lost all…

Happy Birthday Bronson! | Kingsport family photographer

This lucky little guy just turned ONE!  He was ALL business during our photo shoot, but with a little coaxing, we got some smiles out of him.  He was without a doubt one of the best walkers I’ve met for his age.  I don’t think he fell once during the hour I was with them.  His mom and dad obviously adore him.  I mean,…

Baby’s first Christmas | Kingsport photographer

When Caroline first came to see me, she was getting over a cold.  Poor thing.  I was a little worried that she might be like all of my own babies are when they have colds:  Not very happy.  But she wasn’t!  She was DARLING!  Her mom brought the most beautiful red Christmas dress for her to wear and it was perfect.  It was even…

The Merrill family | Kingsport child photographer

If you have been following my blog at all, you know that I have been working with Dr. Merrill of Archway Chiropractic. He specializes in Pregnancy and Child Chiropractic. For a very long time, his walls have been empty as he starts up his practice. They are empty no more! We took his girls out for a fun photo shoot with all of their…

Happy first birthday, Judson! | Kingsport family lifestyle photographer

One of the BEST things about photography is getting to know new people. This sweet mom lives not too far from me and since I did her son’s newborn photos (you can see them here), she has invited me to her Bible study and we’ve had our kids play together a few times. And we like to sew and be crafty. I think she…

Project 52 – Ordinary Everyday | Kingsport lifestyle photographer

Last December I made the decision to join a project 52.  What does that mean?  It means that I have been taking a photo of my family doing “ordinary everyday” things once a week for the last five and a half months.  Local photographer Carey Pace spearheaded the project and gives us a weekly theme.  I won’t lie, it’s been difficult.  Keeping up with…

My Pinterest Fail | Kingsport child photographer

I have a slight addiction to Pinterest.  I have recently decided that it is perfect for everything except photography. During Snowmageddon of 2015, I got a wild hair and decided to try to recreate a photo I had seen of 3 sisters on Pinterest.  The girls in the photo looked so peaceful and so serene.  It was beautiful.  Photographing my own kids is hard…

McVey Family | Kingsport Family Photographer

I had a lot of fun getting to know this darling family. In fact, they reminded me a lot of my own family, which made photographing them a little easier. Even better, the MOTHER used to teach Spanish. I used to teach Spanish. How neat is that? Can you believe this awesome location is actually their backyard? It’s pretty great, isn’t it? It worked…

Six Month Old Sadie | Kingsport Photographer

It’s kind of hard to believe that this darling little girl is already 6 months old. It was a really cold day in October when we did this. Normally, I do 6 month photos inside, but her 9 month photos were going to be in January, so we decided to switch things up a little. I have to admit that I was a little…

Baby Max | Kingsport newborn photographer

A week or two before this little guy was born, his mom told me that she had made the mistake of looking at Christmas newborn photos on pinterest.  He wasn’t due until the 5th of January, but when she went into labor on the 23rd of December, she was thrilled that she would get her Christmas photos!  They are huge UT fans.  They have…

The Ensminger Family | Kingsport family photographer

Last year, one of my friends gifted her sister-in-law a Denim and Lace Photography gift certificate for a newborn session.  It was awesome.  She lives in Knoxville, but drove up for her photos.  And it was amazing.  Her little baby was just darling and it was so fun to meet her and her other two daughters.  This year, that same sister-in-law decided to do…

Happy 1st Birthday, Mason! | Kingsport baby photographer

Hard to believe this little guy is one already! He’s simply darling and I get to see him every Sunday at church. His mom made the backdrop for the cake smash and then she gave it to me when were were done 🙂 I adore it. It’s so fun! I think the colors are perfect for a little boy. It was actually freezing outside…

The Clark Family | Kingsport Family Photographer

I can not even begin to describe to you how WONDERFUL this family is! I first met their mother at the park. I overheard her telling a friend about her photography business. She is Lauren from Captured by Clark photography. I quickly introduced myself and offered to be a second photographer for her at weddings. We’ve photographed 5 weddings together now and are getting…

Christmas Mini Sessions | Kingsport family photographer

Wow!  Christmas mini sessions were so fun!

Bentley’s cake smash | Kingsport child photographer

It seems like just yesterday I was photographing this family. They were just a couple then, but were so excited to welcome their little boy! We decided to go to the same place for his one year photos as we did their maternity photos. So much symbolism. He has grown so much and is such a happy and sweet baby! And, believe it or…

Baldwin Family | Kingsport family photographer

I LOVE finding new places to photograph. It adds some fun and interest to my job. So when this mom contacted me about a family photo session on the old family farm, I was quite excited. It had been raining all week and we were quite concerned about the weather. They had taken the day off work and were driving all the way up…

Happy birthday Jensen! | Kingsport child photographer

It’s crazy how time flies! I remember this little guy’s newborn session like it was yesterday. He has been such a fun, happy baby and I’ve enjoyed photographing him so much! He has such a sweet smile and his parents are so good with him! He adored the balloons his mom brought and was very upset when we took them away. He took the…

Lauren goes shopping | Kingsport lifestyle photographer

I am not a purist when it comes to lifestyle photography. But when it comes to my own children, it’s what I crave. My oldest child will be ten in just a few weeks and I’m kind of having a panic attack. I’ve been a mother for a decade. When I first started this adventure, I had no idea how quickly the years would…

Look who’s eight! | Kingsport portrait photographer

My sweet daughter turned eight years old recently (Okay, so it was really a long time ago. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to work on personal projects). I like to take each of my children out for a special photo shoot for their birthdays. It’s a lot of fun. We took a LONG hike to get to this field, but I…