UPAA April Photo Contest

The votes are in for the University Photographers’ Association of America April photography contest. Of the six higher education photos I entered they took 2nd, 3rd, and 4th! That’s right, I placed three entries in the top 5 of my category. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!

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Behind the scenes photography

I was commissioned by the Tennessee Department of Tourism to be a behind the scenes photographer as VML produced 4 commercial spots called ‘It’s a Great Day in the Smokies’ with Atlanta’s celebrity blogger Anna Liesemeyer and her family. The purpose of this tourism ad campaign was to show people that the Smokies and surrounding areas […]

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Tearsheet – Paula Pell

The new Torchbearer magazine has been released and features my photos of comedy writer Paula Pell, including the cover. Paula was great to work with. She kept us entertained while doing whatever physically possible that I asked of her. Read more about her story on the magazine’s website. To see more out takes from this […]

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The RADDYS – 2017 Knoxville ADDY Awards

2017 has gotten off to a great start. Last month the American Advertising Federation – Knoxville chapter transformed the Crowne Plaza into an 80s blast from the past for the 52nd Annual American Advertising Awards, aka the KNOX RADDY’S. For someone that grew up in the 80’s, it was hard not to get excited about dressing […]

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Higher Education Photography Award

The University Photographers’ Association of America is a special organization that is made up of higher education photographers in the United States and internationally. While most of the members are staff or full-time photographers at a college or university, luckily for me, they do allow freelancer photographers to join as associate members. One of the […]

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Behind the scenes of an editorial photoshoot

Today I wanted to share a behind the scenes look into one of my recent higher education photography assignments. I will walk you through the pre-production planning along with details about the two editorial photos that were published. I was hired to photograph Mark Dean for the University of Tennessee as part of a series […]

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Tearsheet: Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort email blast

Like everyone else at this time of year, my inbox has been filled wtih email blast from my favorite businesses. While scrolling through and checking out all of the deals, the image above especially caught my attention. It was from a shoot at the begining of fall with The Spining Group at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. […]

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Professional business portraits

Professional business portraits are something that I create often. They range from a style of editorial portraits for magazines to corporate photography for the company’s internal usage. Last month a national company contacted me to produce business portraits for their local office and I was happy to do it. As we were discussing their needs from this photoshoot, […]

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Tearsheet : University of Tennessee

Higher education photography often requires making portraits of real people. Earlier in the year, I was hired by The University of Tennessee to do just that. They commissioned me to create environmental portraits of students and donors to be used as part of an advertising campaign within university publications. Here is how a couple of […]

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Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Of all the Nashville photographers, the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College called me to create the photographs for their end of the year report. The concept of their annual report was to be simple and real. My job was to capture the school’s motto “Worship of God Through Service to Mankind,” with lifestyle […]

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