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.

 

 

 

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.

Love is in the air…..Beautiful couple photography in Knoxville

There’s just something fantastic about photographing couples. There’s just something special about the atmosphere in the studio when a couple arrives. They are all different with different personalities but the one thing they have in common is that they are crazy in love with each other. I think Helen Keller may have said it best when she said, “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” As you look through this small collection of images you’ll see just what she was speaking of….these folks care deeply for each other and you can just feel it in their images.

“My love, you know you are my best friend.
You know that I’d do anything for you
And my love, let nothing come between us.
My love for you is strong and true.” — Sarah McLachlan

knoxville wedding photography, family photography, beauty and glamour photography

knoxville wedding photography, family photography, beauty and glamour photography

knoxville wedding photography, family photography, beauty and glamour photography

knoxville wedding photography, family photography, beauty and glamour photography

knoxville wedding photography, family photography, beauty and glamour photography

knoxville wedding photography, family photography, beauty and glamour photography

knoxville wedding photography, family photography, beauty and glamour photography

There is someone you care deeply for, someone you love, and time is passing so quickly … along with those amazing memories. It’s time to save a few of those special moments with that special person so that you never forget. When you book into a memory session at Expressions you will have an experience that you will never forget and the art work we create for you will make your special memories last a life time. Don’t hesitate…call the studio today and book your engagement, beauty and glamour, family or personal memory session. I’m really looking forward to meeting you and hearing about the work of art you want us to create together.

Click the Contact button at the top of the page and drop us a note today.

Whitney arrived at the studio arms loaded with beautiful outfits, ready to create some beautiful images. When I greeted her at the studio door I noticed that she had not put on her makeup yet….and I noticed just how beautiful she is without makeup. After we picked out the cloths to shoot in I asked if she minded if we did a shoot of her just like she arrived… she agreed and we headed to the camera room. The first five images are from those few moments we spent shooting before she did her makeup….Now I enjoy what makeup can do…but you have to admit sometimes it’s just nice to go natural. Thanks Whitney you’re just super.

Knoxville Beauty and Glamour Photography

Knoxville Beauty and Glamour Photography

Knoxville Beauty and Glamour Photography

Knoxville Beauty and Glamour Photography

Knoxville Beauty and Glamour Photography

Knoxville Beauty and Glamour Photography

So my friend, how long has it been since you allowed yourself a bit of pampering and had some beautiful portraits created. Expressions Photography is here for you Knoxville, Maryville, and Tennessee. I know what you’re thinking that glamour photography went out in the 80′s with big hair..LOL..we at Expressions Photography we have reinvented Beauty and Glamour photography. Come experience a photo session that you will never forget.

Give us a call at the studio today or click Contact above and let’s set up your beauty and glamour session.

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