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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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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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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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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University of Tennessee Foundation Knoxville: 2013-2014 Impact Report

Last year my client, Chandra, approached me to be the primary photographer for the University of Tennessee Foundation Knoxville: 2013-2014 Impact Report. I love working with her because she is always pushing to find a different angle for something that could be very simple. For this project, Chandra came up with the idea “Your Impact. […]

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Living history project

Self-assignments are a big part of working as a freelance photographer. Some last years and others, like this one, can last an hour start to finish. A couple of months ago, my oldest child’s class had to present a biography report while dressed up in character. As I was dropping him off at school, I […]

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Professional Headshots Knoxville TN

Karin is a professional writer in Knoxville, TN. She came to me looking to update her headshot for social media and her website. Well, Karin was amazing! Not only did she laugh at my jokes, she also trusted all of the little silly things that I asked of her to do. In turn, we were able […]

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Maryville College | President’s report

Last year I was commissioned to make portraits for Maryville College‘s President Report. The campus is such a pretty place with several different areas to use. Luckily, the art director already selected each of the locations for our subjects. From there it was up to me to work each of them into the best position for what the design of […]

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Modeling Headshot

I recently had a photo session with a local actress named Brittany, and she was amazing! While we were updating the headshots for her comp card, I found she had several different looks. From the girl next door to that evil soap opera diva and everything in between, she nailed it. Here are a few […]

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Favorite 14 photos of 2014

Last year was another great one for the books for me as a commercial photographer. From action to candid moments and photojournalism to commercial photography, I was able to go to interesting places and meet many stimulating people because of my camera. I have gone through hundreds and even thousands of pictures from 2014 to […]

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