Brooks at home | Kingsport lifestyle photography

When my babies do the first year plan, I always try to get a lifestyle session when they are 3 months old.  They are just barely starting to hold their heads up at this point and are still very tiny infants.  At this age, the family has typically adjusted to life with baby at home and siblings can show off all their favorite things….

Baby Hadley | Kingsport newborn photographer

Sweet baby Hadley entered the world just a few days after Christmas.  She was much anticipated and has already brought so much joy to her family!  Congratulations, you guys!

Mason’s surprise | Kingsport photographer

Guess what?!?  Oh, who am I kidding.  You don’t have to guess.  I’m sure you can tell that Mason is going to be a big brother in December.  He’s going to be the sweetest sibling!  I can’t wait to meet her!

The Harbach family | Kingsport family photographer

When Brandy contacted me about a photo session, I was a little surprised when she told me she wanted a session with her three children.  The last time I photographed them there were only two.  Surprise!  They got a bonus baby 🙂  He is darling and the older kids just love him.  Hooray for babies.  

Baby Landry | Kingsport newborn photographer

This is the third time I’ve been able to photograph this darling family.  I got to photograph big sister’s newborn photos and also did a family Christmas mini for them once.  I was so excited for them when they told me they were expecting again.  We had a lot of fun making sure that there wasn’t anything “too girly” in the photos, yet keeping…

Meet Samantha | Kingsport Senior Photographer

I first met Samantha two years ago as a young girl who had just turned fifteen.  I photographed her sweet family and was so happy when her mom contacted me again about doing Senior portraits.  It is absolutely incredible how much she has grown and matured these last few years.  She is such a beautiful and confident young lady!  She loves being part of…

Why you should hire a professional photographer (even if you have a nice camera)

Professional photography is a luxury.  A true professional has thousands of dollars worth of equipment.  Not only is that equipment insured, but the photographer will also carry at least a million dollars in liability insurance as well.  While some professional photographers have been formally trained at a university, many (myself included) are “self-taught.”  Self-taught does not mean that I picked up a camera one…

Rhea’s 9 month photos | Kingsport baby photographer

This baby is so amazingly sweet.  She is so happy and full of life.  She’s the kind of baby that can make a mother want to have another one right away.  Not that I’m announcing anything for her family.  She just reminds me so much of my first baby and how much fun he was and how much I ADORED him.  I mentioned to…

Meet Cara | Kingsport maternity photographer

My friends Cara and Greg are having their fourth baby!  They are THRILLED to be welcoming a baby boy to their family!  They are already great parents and will be just as amazing this time.  Her nursery is incredible and I’m always amazed at how “put together” she always looks.  How darling is this outfit?  And she tells me it’s not even maternity….I’m not…

Meet Kamryn | Kingsport senior photographer

Kamryn is graduating this year from Dobyns Bennett High School.  Not only was she a natural in front of the camera, she was super patient with me and my big pregnant belly.  She has such a beautiful future ahead of her!

Baby Jaelyn | Kingsport newborn photographer

Baby Jaelyn made her sweet entrance into the world last month!  Of course, her mom brought a bunch of things she had made herself and they all worked together perfectly.  I love that we were able to incorporate the colors from her wedding into the newborn photos!  She is darling and they were so proud of her.  She woke up for quite a while,…

Ensminger Cousins | Kingsport family photographer

This family!  They make extended family photographs so easy.  I photographed them a few years ago just before Christmas.  This year, they would all be together again after traveling from Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Kentucky (one of the “L” cities. I don’t remember which one).  It was a short weekend visit, but we were able to put together a quick photo session. And guess what?…

Baby Nolan | Kingsport newborn photographer

There is nothing more flattering than when a family returns to you for their photos.  It makes my day!  I photographed this darling big sister as a newborn and it was such a privilege to photograph her brother.  Isn’t he darling?  They brought some props that were meaningful to them:  Dad’s childhood truck, a milk pail, a set of antlers, and a vintage baseball….

Rhea is 3 months old | Kingsport Lifestyle Photographer

One of my VERY favorite sessions from the Baby’s First Year Plan is the 3 month session.  From my own experience, 3 month old babies don’t really do a whole lot.  But they’re DARLING.  They are just starting to smile well and interact with you and have typically put on some weight, making those cheeks just so darn cute.  Moms aren’t usually as overwhelmed…

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,…

Emmaline is ONE! | Kingsport child photographer

These first year babies are so much fun.  If you are part of the “Baby’s First Year Plan”  with me, your sessions are heavily discounted.  Because I love them so much.  Emmaline has ALWAYS snuggled her mom.  Her brother has never stopped adoring her and her dad always tells me how great his kids are.  For her first birthday, her mom spent forever making…

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…

Crawford family | Kingsport family photographer

This family might be one of my biggest weaknesses.  These girls have the most genuine smiles and their mom knows just what to say and just what to do to get them.  This was a fall MINI session.  It ended up being not so mini.  Oops.  I have no self-control when it comes to these guys.  See the featured image up there?  It’s one…

Rhoton maternity photos | Kingsport maternity photographer

Do you remember Austin and Lindsy?  About this time last year we were planning to do their engagement photos and were HOPING for some snow.  We all know how HARD it can be to get snowy photographs here in Northeast Tennessee.  It doesn’t snow very often and when it does, it rarely stays.  I live way out in the county and my roads don’t…