wanderings

Love stories + Personal Adventures + advice for photographers 

Black Balsam Knob Adventure Photography  Ah! Where do I begin with this amazing adventure session!? I’ll begin by stating this:  Carla’s been my best friend since the second grade. YEP. You read that right–the second grade! I still remember the first time we met each other at a lunch table in the elementary school. Whatever […]

Adventurous Lovers | Black Balsam Knob Adventure Photography

May 6, 2018

Vogel State Park Engagement Ross + Sarah: the traveling lovers. They travel all over the world together, romping around Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Spain. Whether they’re enjoying tapas, hiking through rain forests, or jumping off cliffs into ocean water, traveling and adventuring together just feels like home to them. But, even though they’ve seen many […]

Vogel State Park Engagement | Sarah + Ross

November 30, 2018

I knew Liz from high school. We never spoke much during those years, but when we did, I always thought that she was the sweetest person, and had the best aesthetic! With the neatest fashion sense, music taste, and fiery hair, I always thought she was worth getting to know! In 2010, we had a […]

Candid Portrait Session | LIZ | North Georgia Mountains

August 6, 2018

Black Balsam Knob Adventure Engagement WOWZA! Where do I begin? This Black Balsam Knob adventure engagement session was the absolute BOMB, and definitely one for the books! I’m so thankful for Carsten + Allison for a myriad of reasons, but mostly for their willingness to travel with me, and for their trust in my artistic […]

Carsten + Allison’s Adventure Engagment | Black Balsam Knob Adventure Engagement

June 27, 2018

Chattanooga Engagement Photographer Taylor reached out to me in December asking me to photograph his surprise proposal to Averee; I was honored, excited, and humbled that he asked, and without hesitation, I agreed to photograph this sweet occasion. That’s one of the greatest things about my job: I get to be a part of some […]

Downtown Chattanooga Surprise Proposal | Taylor + Averee | Chattanooga Engagement Photographer

May 7, 2018

In February, I joined a wonderful group of folks for a trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Though poverty, and crime-ridden, the city–and the country–is rife with vibrant culture. It was an adventure, and all was new and wild.  During my time there, I worked with Yolany’s Hope, a charitable organization whose mission is to […]

Yolany’s Hope Trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Travel + Non-Profit Photography

March 7, 2018

Blue Ridge Intimate Wedding Photographer “We ended up just talking at a rooftop bar for over four hours,” Lauren explained. “And, since he didn’t know his way around downtown Knoxville very well, I chose the longest route possible when he offered to walk me to my car. I just didn’t want the conversation and laughs to […]

Lauren + John’s Intimate Riverside Wedding | Blue Ridge, GA Intimate Wedding Photographer

January 11, 2018

Now, before you say anything… Self-portraits are NOT selfies (I just needed to get that out of the way)! Capeesh? Yes?   Okay, good. Self-portraiture always created, and still creates, a cathartic and artistic mode of expression for me. How? Well, let me explain: For those of you that don’t know, I’m an introvert. And, […]

5 Ways to Take Better Self-Portraits

January 3, 2018

I: Travelling is better with those you love. I love travelling alone. And, I’ve done quite a bit of it. But, I love sharing moments with another person. I want to share the same laughter, the same tears, and the same awe-inspiring moments together. As Christopher McCandless states in Into the Wild, “happiness is only […]

Stop & Breathe: 7 lessons from Yosemite and Out West

August 17, 2017

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