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

Moser Visuals Storybooks

Moser Visuals StorybooksOne of my favorite ways to tell beautiful stories is designing a Storybook, especially for telling love stories with Knox Wedding Photo + Video!

Here are some images of our b-e-a-utiful sample Storybook! Storybooks can be created to tell any story—from your baby’s first year to your wedding to your senior year, and anything in between! Interested in having one of these in your home? Contact me to discuss what story you’d like to tell! We can create a Storybook for any budget too!

Sample Storybook Details

  • Production: Handmade in Italy from the finest materials
  • Design: Custom Designed for You

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Knoxville Portraits - The Roberts Family

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with my family in the Smoky Mountains, and I hope each of you had just as great of a weekend as I did.

In addition to spending a lot of great time with my family, I also had the privilege to spend some time with some of my Chadasha family—the Roberts family. They wanted to get some new family portraits, so I was more than happy to oblige since they lived nearby.

Knoxville Portraits - The Roberts FamilyHere’s a sample image of their Portrait Design Experience from Knoxville Portraits. They are such a great-looking family and they have amazing hearts for serving the world as well!

You can get your Portrait Design Experience (PDE)—just like the Roberts—for a huge discount today only! 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

Knoxville Fashion Week Photos - SOM by Kelley Jones Runway

Knoxville Fashion Week Photos - SOM by Kelley Jones RunwayI’ve posted quite a bit on the most recent Knoxville Fashion Week over the past two months (and I have a few more galleries I could write about from the Saturday events).

After thousands of pictures, and hundreds, if not thousands, of words, I don’t want to keep drawing out posting even more content from the event, so this is the final (planned) post about KFW Fall 2012—and I want to keep it short!

So this post is simply a “homepage” of sorts for you to find all the incredible photos from Knoxville Fashion Week, all the posts I made about KFW, and a quick guide to ordering any images and prints from any event.

Make sure you check out the fun highlight video posted above featuring photos from all the KFW Events!

What you can expect below:

  1. Link to view all the photo galleries from Knoxville Fashion Week, Fall 2012
  2. All the photo blog posts I’ve made from Knoxville Fashion Week, including all the behind-the-scenes action and stories
  3. Ordering information for all KFW photos
  4. A special deal for everyone reading this post!

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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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Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf Tournament

I’m thrilled to share that Knoxville Portraits is the Official Photographer for the 3rd Annual Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf Tournament October 4th at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville!

Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf Tournament

This is the second event Knoxville Portraits has been featured at in the past two months (with more in the works!) and the first time the philanthropic portrait design studio has the Official Photographer designation. We’ve been in conversation with the Ice Bears for the past few weeks and can’t wait to be out on the fairways and greens this Thursday taking photos and meeting many new folks.

Knoxville Portraits will also have some major prizes for attendees, with nearly $250 worth of items we’ve donated to the silent auction and one lucky winner will get over $1000 worth of items in the door prize drawing! Read more

Knoxville Portraits - Fine Art Portrait

Knoxville Portraits LogoI’m extremely excited to make an announcement that should surprise no one who has been keeping up with the blog in the past two weeks. It’s in the soft-launch phase, but Knoxville Fashion Week was the unveiling event for Moser Visuals‘ newest feature brand for portraits and photography.

Everyone, meet Knoxville Portraits. Knoxville Portraits, meet everyone!

Knoxville Portraits (KP) is the premier choice for portrait photography in Knoxville and East Tennessee Area (Middle Tennessee, you’re included as well!). KP offers family, children’s, couples, and high school seniors portraiture, and professional headshots, fashion, and event photography as well.

What makes Knoxville Portraits unique? Through the complimentary consultation, we tailor your portrait experience to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. This isn’t a cookie cutter portrait studio with a “Say cheese and click” approach. KP works with you to create your own photographic art and design your family heirlooms. Read more