the kfp journal

recent sessions, tips + tricks, clothing inspo and more!

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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 […]

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Today, I’m pulling back the curtain to share my secret for creating not just a beautiful family portrait but an experience that captures the genuine connections shared by every member of the family. I believe in the magic that happens when we embrace the chaos and let the real, authentic moments shine through. 1. Embrace […]

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Each year when the calendar rolls over, I love to reflect and look back on all that the previous year held, and what a year 2023 has been! This has been my busiest year in business yet and I could not be more thankful for every family who trusted me with their photos! I’ve had […]

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You might notice a feeeew more photos in the blog post than normal. Each time I blog a session, I go through and select my favorites to share. Needless to say, narrowing this one down was tough. This precious family scheduled a Knoxville milestone session with their baby boy, Jack, and y’all – he is […]

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Can we talk about the stir-craziness that can settle in when winter weather keeps our little ones cooped up indoors? Trust me, I get it. As a mama raising and homeschooling three energetic boys, I’ve navigated the challenges of keeping kiddos entertained during those chilly days when outdoor play isn’t an option. I’ve rounded up […]

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What a joy-filled and magical day we had at The Santa Experience this year! This event was filled with the laughter of little ones (maybe a few tears), mugs of hot cocoa, and the timeless charm of Santa Claus himself. We transformed the KFP studio into a winter wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, festive balloons, […]

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I’m gonna be honest – the sight of ‘December 2’ on my phone this morning was slightly jarring. Anyone else finding it hard to believe it’s already December!? I decided today would be a good one to sit down and do some Christmas planning, including plotting out which dates would be best for our beloved […]

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I am beyond excited to share a recent maternity session that holds a special place in my heart. This session was a celebration of the anticipation of not one, but two precious babies! Let’s dive into the magic of Korey and Josh’s maternity session on the lake at Concord Park. Korey is my childhood best […]