Choosing a Professional Photographer to Save Your Special Moments

Expressions provides a unique illustrative style of photography and custom album designs. From the very first meeting to the viewing our your images, we want you to have an awesome experience.  We have a passion for photography, and it’s our hope that it shows in our work. We take great pride in our work, and when our team arrives we will blend in and document your special event as it happens. Our goal at your event is to catch you with your family and friends in a comfortable, real way without a lot of prompting or posing.Expressions Photography is committed to providing top quality, outstanding photographs with the highest level of personal, friendly, and reliable service that is second to none.

Simply put, we are totally committed to providing you with uncompromising quality.

It’s really important to know your photographer so that you can have confidence in his style and skills. It’s been said that I am totally consumed in creating artful images that help you save the amazing moments of your life for future generations. It’s true..I confess,  I’m very Passionate about creating beautiful artful images through photography.  I’m a professional photographer and established Expressions Photography for one purpose, to provides lifestyle photography to capture your special moments. My style blends together photojournalist, candid, glamour, fashion and the best of the traditional photography to ensure you get the photographs you want. I strive  to be different than all the rest by taking wedding and portrait photography to new levels of beauty and passion. It’s so exciting know that I am privileged to capture amazing couples and families enjoying life and saving those memories for generations to come.

Exciting, Emotional, Exhilarating, Extraordinary — Expressions!

 

When choosing a professional photographer for your wedding, family, maternity, newborn, and beauty photography please ask question to make sure you are dealing with a seasoned professional who is highly skilled to produce the images that you will treasure for years to come. Here are a few things to consider and ask about:

  • Ask to see samples of albums they have created
  • How many weddings and portrait sessions do they shoot a year
  • How long have they been in business
  • Ask for three different references from the past two years
  • What products do they offer…prints, canvas, albums, custom albums
  • Do they print their own images
  • Are images professionally matted and ready for framing when delivered
  • How long before you can see your images
  • What’s the plan if there’s some sort of emergency and the lead photographer can’t get to the wedding
  • What professional training do they have
  • What industry organizations do they support and belong to (WPPI, PPA..etc)
  • Do they have a professional studio

Those are just a few of the things to keep in mind. Remember your wedding photography and portraits are going to last for generations…make sure you make a wise decision.

 

 

 

At the Water’s Edge – Ft Lauderdale beach session

What a fantastic time we had in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. A few weeks ago I had the joy of photographing a photographer friend’s daughter. If you live in the Ft Lauderdale area and you’re ready to have some fantastic images created you really do need to give Valencia Briggs Photography a shout…you will love her work and the experience you have with her at the shoot.

I was over joyed when Valencia worked out all the details for me to photograph her beautiful daughter Alesia….you know…I had seen a few pics of Alesia knew that she was very pretty…but to meet her in person was a totally different story….this lady is far more than pretty…she is beautiful through and through. Ft Lauderdale / Miami is such a great area…I’m really looking forward to going back soon and shooting again with many more of the beautiful people there.

Please enjoy a few of the images from our session with Alesia. Please leave some comments below I always enjoy hearing from you guys.

 


Beautiful Portraits with Candise

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Candise is just a bundle of joy with a contagious smile that brightens every place she goes. She came to the studio just for herself…she told me several times that she felt it was so important to capture this time in her life now…so that as she changes over the years she’ll have a record of her journey. Candise is one very wise lady….having professional portraits made at different times in your life is very important. Yes, even if they are only for you…your journey is so important and keeping an account of that journey will be a joy for you in the future.

I love looking back at photos that I’ve shot over the years. They bring back so many memories that I had long forgotten..it seems that every photo has a story. If it were not for those moments captures I would have most likely lost those memories forever.

Tell me something…when is the last time you took the time to have a professional capture some portraits for you? Snapshots are great and I encourage you to take them everyday…but I’d also encourage you to book in with a professional photographer once a year to have some really great images created by a professional who understands their craft and how to capture photographs that speak to who you are and tell your story at that time in your life.

knoxville beauty glamour portriats

knoxville beauty glamour portriats

knoxville beauty glamour portriats

knoxville beauty glamour portriats

knoxville beauty glamour portriats

knoxville beauty glamour portriats

knoxville beauty glamour portriats

knoxville beauty glamour portriats

We would love to have you come visit the studio and hear your story and work together to create a photo shoot that will tell that story for now and for generations to come. I’m looking forward to meeting you very soon. Give us a call this week, you can reach us by click the Contact link above or call at 865-207-7590. No matter where you live we would love to work with you and capture all your special moments.

Art Print to display at McGhee Tyson Airport

I’ve had such a difficult time writing this short post because I just never talk about me.  By nature I’m an encourager and love building others up and making them feel special. But when it comes to talking about me? Well that’s a different story….I’ve just never been into self-promotion. I’d much rather help someone else feel special and realize their dream…but today I need to share something small but very meaningful about me.

Thanks for listening and caring…….

Nearly two years ago a friend came to me and asked if I would create a book for her; a book telling a story that was heavy on her heart and that she wanted told. We discussed the book, developed some ideas and concepts; then started shooting and telling the story. Fast forward ….. a few weeks ago I was chatting with a friend about photography and she asked if I was going to enter a photo into a local art competition…I told her no simply because…..I didn’t believe…didn’t believe in me.

But one of the photos from the book was weighing heavy on my mind, it seemed that each time I sat down to edit other works….. That image would appear. It was as if it was calling out to me. I just couldn’t get that image off my mind.

 “why not?”

…. Why not show the world your work a friend said to me….so I stepped out and took a chance…….

I entered my image titled

“Remembering.”

For a long time my friend and mentor Rob Heyman has been pounding into my head and heart that an image has to tell a story, it must be memorable, and it must evoke emotion.  For me Remembering did all that. Each time I look at the image I wonder what she is thinking, why she is there alone, and whatever happened to her. It’s an image that just grabs my heart. So….I entered the print.

 

 

Yesterday I received the following letter:

“Dear Steve, We are thrilled to contact you and let you know your work has been chosen for the Arts in the Airport Fall 2014 Exhibition! We received 549 entries from 135 artists throughout the region, and 48 pieces have been selected for the show. This letter is to notify you that the juror, Joshua Bienko, selected the following piece to be in the show: Remembering

 

 

 

Very Honored!

 

Maternity Portriats, Ali’s Family is on the Grow

I met Alejandra a few years ago when she came to the studio with a friend of hers. The shoot that day focused on her friend but as I always do I did a few shots of her as a way of saying thanks for coming along to help her friend. Ale and I just hit it off the first time we met and so she came to the studio a couple of time to have portraits made for herself. Here’s one of the very first portraits I ever shot for Ale…

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Well time has a way of going by quickly and changing things. A couple of weeks ago I got a call from Ale telling me that she was expecting her first child in October and she wanted to book into the studio for her maternity portraits. You know how it is when you’ve not seen someone for a while; and you still have a picture in your mind as to what they will look like. Right? Well, the picture I had were the ones I showed you above….and boy was I surprised when she got out of her car. She was FULL on pregnant…and Full on Beautiful. We enjoyed chatting for a few minutes catching up..it’s always fun hearing what’s going on the lives of the people I create images for.

We had such a wonderful maternity photography session…and her portraits are just stunning. It was so nice seeing Ale again and to have the opportunity to meet her wonderful fella..they are a beautiful family. Here are a few of the images from her session.

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Knoxville Wedding, Family, Maternity and Beauty Glamour Photography

Maternity portraits are just a blast to create. There’s always so much energy and excitement in the room because the mom and dad to be just want to talk about how they are getting ready for the baby and all the hopes and dreams they have for this new family member. I’m thankful for the opportunity to create beautiful albums and photographs that will make this moment in their lives last forever.

Hey! See the comment area below? Please take a moment and share with us some of your special memories from when you had your first child….I’m really looking forward to reading what you post. Have a super week….see you again soon.

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