University of Tennessee Engagement Session :: Caitlin + Will

I’m loving this session at the University of Tennessee with Caitlin and Will.  From what I’ve learned about them, the location of their engagement session was PERFECT for this season of their life together.

 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session

Lucky for us, the leaves at Circle Park were still at that gorgeous bright stage of changing colors!

Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session

Hahahhahaha!!!  I laugh every time I look at these.  Will’s face is priceless!

Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session
Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville Engagement Session

 

Thank you Caitlin and Will for a lovely engagement session!  My cheeks literally hurt afterwards from all the laughing.  :) Can’t wait for the big day!!!!

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Norris Dam State Park Fall Minis :: Miracle Family

The last of the Fall Minis features – well there is one more, but it is a Christmas surprise so you’ll see it later.  :)

I’ve done fall mins for this sweet family 3 years in a row and it has been AMAZING to watch their little family grow.  Ashley always dresses her boys super cute!

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What’s a fall session without leaf wars???

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Love, love, LOVE!!!!!

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Thanks guys for sticking it out in the freezing cold!!!!  Hopefully next year we will have TYPICAL fall weather… none of this winterish stuff.  :)

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Oh My, BRRRRrrrrrrr…….

Wow did it get cold outside in a hurry!  I’m not one to be a crazy winter snow advisory predictor but…  if it was just raining.  Brrr!!!!

There are two things I want when it is rainy and cold – 1) To be snuggled up on the couch with a comfy, cozy blanket, and 2) Hot and sour soup.  Lots of hot and sour soup.  Don’t ask why but it’s my cold rainy go to comfort food.  I may not get to snuggle on the couch today, but I can almost guarantee that I will have some yummy h&s soup at lunch…  and maybe for supper…  maybe.  :)

BUT until then.  Here is a quick sweet peek of Caitlin and Will’s University of Tennessee Engagement Session!  How adorable are these two?!!  I cannot wait for their blog feature!!!

University of Tennessee Engagement Session

 

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Just 5 More Sleeps…

I can’t tell you how long it has been that Sean and I have spent an entire Saturday and Sunday together. Granted I did work half a day on Saturday, but still… most of the weekend was spent at home together.  The words busy, schedule, and work have flooded our conversations and have infiltrated our lives.  This weekend was different, much more relaxing and at peace.  Then it happened.  Sunday night loomed over us like a black cloud revealing Monday was right around the corner.  Thoughts of having to leave our safe haven began to seep back into our conversations, and like a thief stealing our joy of Sunday.

Oh, hello Monday.  Please be kind and soft hearted today.

Let’s ease into this Monday.  Not rushing, or fretting, or getting anxious about what this week may hold.  Hold your coffee cup a little longer, squeeze your family a little tighter, and keep in mind Saturday is just 5 sleeps away.

Knoxville, TN Family Photographer
Knoxville, TN Family Photographer
Knoxville, TN Family Photographer
Knoxville, TN Family Photographer
Knoxville, TN Family Photographer

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Norris Dam State Park Fall Mini :: The Bowmans

It’s always fun to reconnect with my previous brides and grooms, so when Katelyn wanted to participate in this years Fall Minis I felt so honored!  And this time.. they brought their pups!!!  And as per usual, things are changing up with the Bowmans since I last saw them.  The are on the move and trying to sell their home.  Those times are such an adventure and I can’t wait for them to get settled in their new place.  Congrats guys!!!

 

Oh my goodness.. this image makes me smile every time.

Knoxville Family Fall Sessions
Knoxville Family Fall Sessions
Knoxville Family Fall Sessions
Knoxville Family Fall Sessions
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Happy 2 year anniversary, Katelyn and Steven!!!  Here’s to many MANY more!:)

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Norris Dam State Park :: McKamey Mini

I just love this Mommy + Me mini session that I did with Jennifer and her son, Evan.  It’s so fun seeing folks you grew up with years after high school with cute families and happy.  These two just melted my heart!

Jennifer, I know he will cherish these photos for years and years!!!  I can just see him telling his kids about this day.  If we’re lucky… he’ll forget how cold it was.   Haha!!!   Hugs to you both!!!

 

Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo
Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo
Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo
Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo

How handsome is he?!!!

Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!

Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo

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Norris Dam State Park :: Guptail Mini

I’m hoping to do a feature on each of the families from the Fall 2014 Minis.  It was so much fun that day even though I thought several times that my toes were going to fall off from being frozen.  Haha!  But it was the peak week for the leaves and I couldn’t let that go by without taking advantage of the gorgeous colors.

 

Meet the Guptails!  Stephanie and I met at work and I’m so sad that she will be leaving to accept another position!  Sad day!!!!  However, I was glad she decided to participate in this year’s Fall Minis and brave the cold with her adorable family!

 

Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo
Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo
Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo
Norris Dam State Park Mini Sessions with Jenn Brown Photo

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Big Ridge State Park Fall Family Session :: Wade Family

A couple of weeks ago I got to catch up with this little cutie and see how much she has grown since the last time I saw her.  Miss Olivia is just a doll and WONDERFUL little model.:) We met up at Big Ridge State Park down by Norris Lake for this session and I must say this is one of my favorite locations!  It is off the beaten path, but completely worth the scenery and gorgeous light when the sun begins to set.

 

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Big Ridge State Park Family Session
Big Ridge State Park Family Session
Big Ridge State Park Family Session
Big Ridge State Park Family Session
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Knoxville TN Lifestyle Family Session
Knoxville TN Lifestyle Family Session
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Knoxville TN Lifestyle Family Session
Knoxville TN Lifestyle Family Session
Knoxville TN Lifestyle Family Session
Knoxville TN Lifestyle Family Session
Knoxville TN Lifestyle Family Session

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The Brightest Leaf :: Friday Photo Challenge

I love fall and am just a tad sad that it will be coming to an end soon.  Some of my favorite memories of fall include riding in the car going down a back road where leaves may gather in a pile and driving right in the middle of them.  I loved watching the orange, yellow, red, and brown swirl behind us before falling back down to the ground.  Or maybe standing under a tree and when the wind would blow, my sister and I would run around trying to catch leaves before they would hit the ground.  Of course, I’m not sure anything could top a huge pile of leaves and taking turns running and jumping in it.  Pure joy.

Luckily, we have one more weekend of the leaves and my 8 year old heart is happy.  In honor of her, I wanted to take advantage of them and include them in a Friday Photo Challenge!

Find the brightest leaf you can find, pop it up in Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, (if you do not have Instagram – go now and set up your profile.  BEST APP EVER!) and be sure to tag it like below::

#Leafy #FridayPhotoChallenge #MattersMore

 

 

I’ll be posting this morning and I can’t wait to see everyone’s leaves!

PS – I still have a couple of Christmas Mini spots available.  These will be held EXCLUSIVELY at the Museum of Appalachia and start at $75.  For more info go here!

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Because…

Because these moments are fleeting.  Because these snuggles are precious.  Because baby kisses are the things that melt hearts.  Because these are REAL moments.

Stop today.  Take a deep breathe and while exhaling whisper, “I am grateful for this season.”  Because this season will change, and one day you will miss it.

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