This was the best Pinnacle Awards Event the Knoxville Chamber has put on in the nine years I have been covering them. Being the featured event photographer is an honor I do not take lightly and I am looking forward to next year’s event already! I Hope you enjoy a peek into this incredible event.
This was a wonderful wedding I had the pleasure to photograph nestled in the heart of North Carolina. The setting and ceremony happened at the Laurelwood Inn in Cashiers, NC. I wish you all the happiness two people can enjoy for a lifetime together!
Working as the official photographer for Leadership Knoxville Youth Graduation 2015 was an honor to be part of and is the first of many more years of Graduations for Knoxville’s youth to come. I try and capture what the client instructs me to do as well as all of the unexpected moments that always seem to occur during the event! Hope you enjoy these photos . . . I have been staying really busy with events for the past month of May.
These students and faculty members from the University of Tennessee are trying to help the relief effort for their homeland of Nepal that was recently devastated by an earthquake that has taken the lives of over 4,000 people and leveled entire communities in the outer reaches of the country. Please direct your thoughts and prayers to these people and their families in Nepal. Also, money contributions are what they immediately need and can be found on many legitimate sites such as Unicef, Red Cross, and now Face Book. Here is a link to the story at The Knoxville News Sentinel http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/nepali-students-at-ut-send-funds-for-earthquake-relief_95915584 University of Tennessee Nepali Student Association members, front row from left, Anju Subedi, Utsala Shrestha, Santosh Neupane, Santosh Naya, and faculty members, back row from left, Neelam Poudyal and Hem Bhandavi, pictured Tuesday at the UT Trial Garden, are raising funds for earthquake victims in their home country. (JUSTIN R. FEE/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS SENTINEL)
This was a switch . . . I got to be on the other side of the camera and was interviewed by Lesli Bales Sherrod of the Knoxville News Sentinel last week. I talked about my career as a photographer, pursuits as an artist, and my new business adventure with my business partner Mr. Billy Sams. The article is linked to this photo:) Here is a link to the story from The Knoxville News Sentinel http://www.knoxnews.com/knoxville/life/lesli-balessherrod-south-knox-photographer-offers-business-specialist-services_16834590