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 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