This project was a real pleasure to work on with Oliver Smith . . . I enjoy working with people who are at the top of their field and he certainly is. These are some of the best of the best developments that Oliver Smith Realty & Auction have done in the past few years for Knoxville, TN. I like to think of myself as the person who comes in at the very last part to showcase all of the hard work . . . I am humbled to be part of this! I hope you enjoy these photos . . .
I have had the pleasure to be the official photographer for this event for three years in a row now . . . This year we had an all star athlete, Washington Delegate, and the Governor of TN there . . . I hope you Enjoy!!!
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.
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
Here is a look inside the Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I enjoyed the aquatic life seemingly all around me without ever getting my feet wet or my camera of course. These are all shot with my Canon 7D with only ambient light. It was a bit of a challenge as the aquarium is naturally very dark with only the light form the tanks illuminating the fish. I hope you enjoy them and happy first day of Spring 2015.
Here is Chris and his new boat . . . people really do win stuff. Chris said, he peeled off the sticker on his cup from Hardee’s last summer, went online to fill out his info, and a few months later received the call that he had just won this brand new Tahoe boat from Tracker Boat Center in Sevierville. I like a good thick burger from Hardee’s and for sure love boats . . . “Perfect job for Photographfee:)” I hope you enjoy these photos and if you get the chance The Bass Pro Shop in Sevierville is incredible . . . it’s a well rounded family adventure of fun. If you like that kind of stuff:)
This was a special photography photo session that ended in a proposal on the roof top in downtown Knoxville, TN. I hope you enjoy these images and I wish my two friends who got engaged, with me their working, the best that life has to offer them. Continued happiness!!!