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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2014-2015 Impact Report | University of Tennessee Knoxville

One thing I love about being a Knoxville photographer is all of the great projects I get to contribute to locally. Last year I was asked to produce a set of portraits for The University of Tennessee Knoxville 2014-2015 Impact Report. When initially discussing the project, they mentioned their plan to mix photographs with artwork. […]

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Knoxville ADDY® Awards 2016

As one of the top Knoxville commercial photographers, I was excited to take home four awards for photographs that I entered into The 51st annual American Advertising Awards® Show and Gala at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville. It was an honor for my work to be recognized with so many other outstanding creatives. I […]

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Professional headshots of Longevity Massage Specialists

I wanted to share a series of professional headshots that I made for the staff at Longevity Massage Specialists. They are an amazing massage studio in Knoxville, TN. Owner Travis Jackson has been in the business for over 15 years. During that time, he has been voted East Tennessee’s and Knoxville’s best-licensed massage therapist on 10 different […]

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Knoxville sports photography | High School Football

Knoxville sports photography blog by Steven Bridges   In a previous blog post I mentioned that I would be getting out and photographing different events with my intern Emily. Since her first love is sports photography, we hit the field for a couple of football games. I have not photographed high school sports in many years. I had […]

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Environmental Portraits at Blackberry Farm

I have been showing some behind the scenes photos on my Instagram account for a while now and have decided to incorporate some of that into my blog post. There is no scouting for most of my photo shoots. That means come up with what I am doing on the fly. Here is a breakdown […]

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