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Classic Field Senior Photo Shoot

Samantha, Hixson High, Class of 2016

We had a bunch of fun with Sam recently, hanging out under a canopy of trees and

posing in the middle of a glowing field at sunset for her senior photo shoot.

The threat of rain didn’t stop us from getting some gorgeous images.

Sam was easy to photograph. Her bright smile shouted confidence just like her favorite color…red.

You can tell she is the kind of person who gives life one hundred and ten percent,

which might have something to do with the fact that she is a star soccer player and student.

Her inner beauty exudes also in her love for music, art, and flowers.

This pretty young lady will soon be on her way to college and another chapter of success in her life.

Best wishes to you, Sam! Thanks for letting me capture a few moments of your senior year.




Pretty Little Preppy Boho Summer Photo Session

Abigail, SBA Senior, Class of 2016

Chattanooga summers are usually considered mild compared to many parts of the country,

but I think someone forgot to factor in the humidity.

Whew! We had a scorcher for our summer session with Abigail, but she and her mom were total troopers!

Abi pulled off her favorite preppy-boho style with ease. We worked in three locations with five outfits.

For heat relief, we began in the studio with her preppy pink “Lilly” look.

Then, we went outdoors with her maxi dress poolside to get some sparkling blue water for our background.

We got more sparkles when she changed to her yellow dress with the daisy wreath.

And we had fun in the field with her lovely royal blue dress and side-braid.

Wow! She was so stunning in the grassy area too! I could never pick a favorite image!

It was fun to have one of her images chosen as Image of the Week on the Twelfth Year here.

One thing is for certain, this young lady is on her way to a bright future.

She can’t wait to begin college to study to enter the medical field.

Best wishes, Abi!  Thanks for letting me be a small part of your senior year.

You are beautiful inside and out!

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Dancing in Downtown Chattanooga

I loved hanging out with Natalie recently at some of her favorite spots in the downtown Chattanooga area!

We got some lovely photographs for the ballet portion of her senior portrait session. Yes, her eyes really are that blue!

We even managed to try out a few night shots…even though the wind almost knocked down my photo equipment several times.

She is one of those gorgeous and graceful ballerinas you can’t keep your eyes off, so everyone stopped to stare during our shoot.

Thanks for letting me take some pretty pictures of you, Natalie! You rock!

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True Beauty and Living Original

I am reposting the Sadie Robertson video in case anyone else is like me and lives in a hole ;).

It certainly resonates with me and most people I know.

As Sadie mentions, jealousy, comparison, and worry “is a cancer to our bones.”

Sadie is 18, so I am sure that many high school seniors can relate as well.

Hope this video helps someone else to know that they are not alone in their struggles.

In this video, Sadie also says that her new mantra is “Live Original.”

This has made me rethink my approach to my senior photo shoots. I want restate my message to seniors.

I want my seniors to feel free to be themselves. I want them to remember that those magazine covers have been retouched.

There is certainly nothing wrong with preparing yourself to look your best for your photo shoot.

In fact, I highly recommend preparation! The camera picks up all the details (ie: lint all over your black dress).

There is nothing wrong with looking around for ideas. Or wanting to create a mood or concept that YOU love.

But our ultimate goal is to make pretty pictures and precious memories for you and your family to cherish.

After all, nothing is truly original. Except you! The way you move and pose and smile is totally original.

And I want us to embrace that thought (and Sadie’s message).

Be Free to Be Yourself. 

“Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

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SBA Graduate, Class of 2015

Look out world! Many awesome seniors have graduated and are about to change the world!

One such senior, was this amazing guy whom I was honored to get to photograph this year.

He doesn’t like the limelight that much, but I just had to share.

We had a blast pulling together our ideas for his senior portraits.

We used a combination of old and new elements to express Josh’s interests and pursuits.

I loved the heirloom typewriter and quilt that he brought along to our photo shoot.

And, of course, his Apple computer had to be the center piece.

We started at a coffee shop and ended at an apple orchard. So fun!

Can’t believe this innovative, creative, humble young man will be attending Lee University soon!

Best wishes in all your endeavors, Josh! And thanks for helping me create these images!

Hobbies/Passions: Photography, Apple, Music, TV & Movies, Volunteerism

Possible Career Pursuits: Graphic Design

Goals: graduate from college, get a job doing what I love, work for Apple

Fav books: John Green books and C.S. Lewis books, The Hunger Games series

Fav Movies: Star Wars, Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Marvel movies

Fav Subjects: English and Bible

Fav Bible Verse: Galatians 6:10

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

Hope you enjoy the slideshow of images below. We went a touch photo journalistic, so hope you enjoy the “story”.

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