Best of 2018: A Year of Exploring Mountains, Rainy Forecasts, and Adventurous Vows

Best of 2018: A Year of Exploring Mountains, Rainy Forecasts, and Adventurous Vows

Well, y’all! Another year has come and past and I am just in utter awe of all of the adventures from this past year! I am so incredibly grateful for all of the couples that I’ve been able to meet and capture on such a special day, and everyone who has supported me, collaborated with me, and helped make this year downright amazing. As per end-of-year tradition, it’s time to view the best images of 2018! I have loved sitting down at the end of each year to put together my favorite images captured during each session or wedding! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, and cheers to 2019! May it be full of love, laughter, and adventures together!

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5 Tips on What to Wear to your Adventurous Engagement, Anniversary or Couple's Session

5 Tips on What to Wear to your Adventurous Engagement, Anniversary or Couple's Session

Spring is finally here, which means the grass is turning green, the trees are budding, birds are chirping, and of course, engagement sessions! I absolutely love shooting engagement, anniversary, and couple's sessions with my adventurous couples. It's so fun to explore, hang out, get to know each other and enjoy nature without the added pressure of a timeline on a wedding day!

Since these sessions aren't appointments that we regularly schedule, I know it can sometimes feel awkward to be in front of the lens (I still am). That's what I'm here for- to guide you and help make your session a comfortable and fun experience for both you and your fiancé/significant other! One of the best ways to feel more comfortable at the session is to plan out what you'll be wearing.

Of course, most of the photos you see below are from engagement sessions, but I wanted to note that it translates to anniversary or couple's sessions as well! Any portrait session where there are two of you to coordinate/prepare!

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Best of 2017: A Year of Adventures, Sunsets, Mountains and Love in Northeast Tennessee

Best of 2017: A Year of Adventures, Sunsets, Mountains and Love in Northeast Tennessee

Holy smokes, this year has flown by! I seriously cannot even believe that 2018 is just a few days away! It feels like yesterday that I was rounding up images and reminiscing about everything 2016 brought for last year's review blog! I'm almost at a loss for words here as I look back at all of the adventures, stunning summer sunsets and genuine smiles from laughter. I am incredibly blessed and fortunate to capture the love stories for all of my amazing couples in such a beautiful part of our country.

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Erwin, TN: Victory & Charlie's Beauty Spot Anniversary

Erwin, TN: Victory & Charlie's Beauty Spot Anniversary

One of the many things that I love about my job is that I get to document and celebrate life's biggest moments with some truly awesome people. Needless to say, I was pretty excited when Victory and Charlie contacted me about a photo session to help celebrate their first anniversary! We drove up to the Beauty Spot in Erwin to get some breath-taking anniversary photos of Victory and Charlie, with their little fur-daughter, Willow.

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Friday Introductions: Katy Sergent, Northeast Tennessee Photographer

In [late] celebration of my birthday and turning 26, I thought I would share some random facts about myself to go along with my fresh off the press headshots! Instead of sharing all of the formal things of my life (you can read about those here), I thought it would be fun to share 6 random/fun things you may not know about me. I love sharing the little quirks, since it is truly me.

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Kingsport, TN: Amanda & Kenny's Bays Mountain Park Engagement

Kingsport, TN: Amanda & Kenny's Bays Mountain Park Engagement

Ever since Amanda and I had our first meeting months and months ago, I knew that it was going to be amazing to shoot her and her fiancè, Kenny, and I was TOTALLY right. These two are downright adorable and absolutely perfect for each other. We first met up in Johnson City to shoot with Kenny's beautiful Jeep Wrangler Sahara then traveled to Bays Mountain for the rest of the session. We had been watching the weather all week and was really unsure of just how much rain we would have. Luckily, it was only a few sprinkles!

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A Trip to Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain

A Trip to Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain

If you guys did not already know, when I'm not taking portraits or shooting weddings, you can usually find me on the water or in the mountains.I've heard many great things about Roan Mountain ever since I started going to college in this area and somehow never made the trip up. I finally had a free weekend, actually two, to go and see the breathtaking balds at Carver's Gap. 

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Harper and the Bears: Musician Promos

Harper and the Bears: Musician Promos

Oh, Harper and the Bears!

This trio is full of surprises- jokes and laughs abound, and their sound is unlike any other I've heard. I was so excited to finally shoot them! I had known Harper for a while through my husband, Andrew, and was stoked when he asked me to do some promo shots for his band, Harper and the Bears. 

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Folk Soul Revival: Band Promos

As Bristol was gearing up for it's annual music festival, Rhythm and Roots, I was gearing up for a shoot with the guys from Folk Soul Revival! I had previously met a few members through my husband, Andrew, but finally got to meet the full band. What a great group of guys- seriously! I was pretty much laughing the entire shoot from their jokes and funny antics.

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