Smoky Mountain Gift Show - Knoxville Portraits

Smoky Mountain Gift Show - Knoxville PortraitsI’m hanging out at the Moser Visuals booth at Knoxville Fashion Week during a down period of the day, so I walk across the aisle and start a conversation with Scott Murphy, the husband of one of the custom children’s clothing designers (Heidi Murphy, Keoni Fashions) who is manning the booth while she’s preparing for her runway show.

We talked about a variety of things, including photography, but nothing really in particular. He was a great guy and it was nice to simply pass some of the time with good conversation. The last runway show ends (I was shooting it) and I returned from my booth to begin tearing it down. Unfortunately, their booth was already torn down and they had already left—and I wasn’t able to even say goodbye.

About a month ago, I got a phone call from an unknown number, and it just so happened to be Scott. He was calling to let me know about an opportunity to photograph for Urban Expositions at their huge expo in Gatlinburg, Tenn.: The Smoky Mountain Gift Show. Many thanks to him for referring me to the gig, and it just goes to show you that it’s really important to be genuine and friendly with everyone! You can always pay it forward to that someone later when they aren’t expecting it. Read more

Knoxville Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf Tournament

Knoxville Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf TournamentI mentioned the other day about how I met some great people at Knoxville Fashion Week, specifically the gals at Southern Grace.

Another fantastic relationship I was able to establish was with the wonderful folks responsible for making professional hockey happen in Knoxville—the Knoxville Ice Bears!

They contacted me a few weeks back about the Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf Tournament and ended up inviting Knoxville Portraits to document all the events and capture the golfers. Since it was a charity event, I donated Knoxville Portraits’ event services for the tournament, as well as a door prize and silent auction package—and the event was a success! The Ice Bears were able to fund some youth hockey scholarships right here in East Tennessee. You can see the images from the Ice Bears’ charity golf tournament here.

We’ve posted all the images from the golf tournament online! More information about the online gallery is at the end of the post.

What you can expect in this post:

  1. More info about the Ice Bears
  2. Info about Knoxville Portraits Events and Social Media
  3. Ordering Info for photos from the Ice Bears’ Charity Classic Golf Tournament
  4. A Special deal for all of you reading this post!

P.S.: I’ve got some great images from recent shoots coming to the blog soon…so stay tuned! I do portrait, fashion, commercial, and event photography at top quality. Contact me today to capture your best side! Read more

Southern Grace Showroom Opening Event Photo

Southern Grace Showroom Opening Event PhotoOne of my favorite benefits from being at Knoxville Fashion Week was meeting two wonderful new friends, Leah Dailey and Lacey Fleming.

Leah and Lacey are the owners of a fabulous and Southern fashion boutique that began as trunk shows hosted by customers at their homes and has now made its way into a brand new (and fantastically decorated) retail showroom space!

The ladies of Southern Grace invited Knoxville Portraits to their main event for a photo booth to capture them and their guests celebrating the opening of the new space. You can see the images from the Southern Grace photo booth here.

We’ve posted all the images from the Southern Grace Showroom Opening online! More information about the online gallery is at the end of the post.

What you can expect in this post:

  1. Behind-the-scenes story about selecting a photo booth location
  2. How you can shop with Southern Grace
  3. Info about Knoxville Portraits Events and Social Media
  4. Ordering Info for photos from the Southern Grace Showroom Opening
  5. A Special deal for all of you reading this post!

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