I have been photographing people professionally for 23 years now. I enjoy the art of photography and feel like I have honed in on my craft with each and every click of my shutter release. I have been helping many of Knoxville’s finest business class as of late with the ever popular head shot. I feel like this is one of the most important ways people are able to get a quick look at who they are working with. I can set up a portable studio on location or you can schedule an appointment and bring yourself to my studio. Either way I am going to make a professional and updated version of you for everyone to enjoy. I hope to see you soon. A professional head shot is one of your best marketing tools especially in today’s business on line society.
Welcome to Joe Hollingsworth’s 38th Annual Tailgate Party . . . we had a blast and enjoyed the company of around 400 people on the South lawn of the World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN. This was my 5th year in a row of covering this event for Joe and his friends. I now consider them my friends too and what an honor it is to be working with such fine and friendly people. I hop you enjoy these photos.
Here are a sample of the headshots I was hired to take for the Leadership Knoxville class of 2016. I really like the strong and almost dramatic effect the black background gives each person. I set up this shoot using three lights and a seven foot pop-out background inside the Knoxville Sunsphere. I also offer a new light grey background for a little more subtle feeling . . . and I always can do an environmental portrait that is best suited for your profession or personality ” on location.” I do have the option for a portrait made at my studio, however 95% of my clients are limited for time and I make your professional photography session my utmost priority for you I am a subservient and professional business owner ready to serve. Way to go class of 2016 Leadership Knoxville!!!
These are photos I shot for the Knoxville News Sentinel on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The gentleman teaching the course was super informative and has information that will be lost very soon as generations of people never learn the basics of food preparation. I myself feel very confident with the basics of cooking that my Granny Gryder passed on to me. However, I am always learning more. Granny always said, that the old ways of doing things will all come back in my lifetime. Yep, Granny was right about pretty much everything. So here are some photos I shot at the James White Fort in Knoxville, Tennessee. Hope you enjoy them and feel free to email me if you want me tell you how to make biscuits like my grandmother taught me. It’s worth learning:)
Senior Portraits are a turning point from high school to the next step in life . . . I try and have a great time with the young person so that they can relax and have their best possible smiles show through 😉
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.
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