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A brand new baby is a huge milestone! How do you choose the right person to capture it? It comes down to three things - pricing, portfolio and process. Let's dive into each...

3 P's for selecting your newborn photographer

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When I tell people that I homeschool our 3 boys (whether we’re in a restaurant or I run into an old public-school-friend mom), I generally get one of two responses: either they say something like “Wow! That’s awesome… I could never.” OR they tell me they were homeschooled, their aunt Suzy homeschools, or they’re considering […]

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From the moment I walked up to this sweet family at UT Gardens, I knew this was going to be a beautiful final gallery! Lairame did an outstanding job coordinating their outfits and they are just so darn photogenic! They definitely made my job really easy. We had a wonderful time exploring different parts of […]

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When I tell you that we timed this UT Gardens maternity session perfectly for the weather – I mean about 4 seconds after I closed my mini-van door and sat my camera bag in the passenger seat, the sky op-ened-up. I had texted Jeni earlier in the day to see if she and Trey still […]

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I typically start these posts with a snippet about the family – how I met them, how our session time went. Well I met the mama in these photos when I was abooouuut one or two years old. So I have literal decades of stories I could tell you! With moms who were best friends […]

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Motherhood sessions don’t make up the majority of my calendar, but they are one my faaavorite sessions to photograph! As a mama of three boys, this particular session was extra sweet. The Craine family has two brothers and they are soooo cute and super silly – the ultimate recipe for great photos! We had so much […]

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Alright, forgive the corny alliteration, but as I was planning this blog post, I realized that the factors in choosing who you should hire to photograph your new baby boil down to 3 things and they all start with P. 🙂 Before we dive into them, I want to acknowledge that this decision can be overwhelming. […]

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I so enjoyed meeting and hanging out with the Natalie and Ben for their newborn session last week. They were complete naturals in front of the camera and baby Olivia was just a dream! I joke that some of my clients need a little more posing help than others, but these guys needed nothing from […]

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We all have those images that we’re really, really proud of. They fill our portfolios and the home pages of our websites. But what is it about an image that makes us pause to look a little longer? What makes a photo stand out among the hundreds (over-shooter here) captured during a session? I’ve found […]

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Capturing the details of a brand new baby is an art form that goes beyond just pressing a button on a camera. It’s about creating an atmosphere that is not only visually captivating but also comfortably soothing for both baby and parents. After years of capturing natural newborn photography, I’ve learned which items are essential […]

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When it comes to newborn photography, there are many different styles and approaches. As a natural newborn photographer in Knoxville, I love to capture the story of a brand new baby joining a family in an organic and candid way. I always start newborn sessions with baby wrapped and lying on my posing beanbag. I […]