Hey friends, I am eager to share with you a new online magazine started by one of my dear friends, Sunshine Magazine. In early September, Sunshine Magazine launched their very first digital issue & I was fortunate enough to have photographed the cover photo. As well, they interviewed me for the magazine & the article is featured on pages 36-41, click here to read Issue 1. I loved sharing a bit more about my journey to becoming a photographer as well as some of my favorite things… music, gear, etc. So when you get a second, check out Sunshine Magazine & be sure to follow them on Instagram // @sunshinemagazine. Congrats Melissa, Michelle, Leann & Stefani… beautiful work, ladies!
Doing something for the first time is always a challenge. You find yourself nervous, carefully calculating every ‘what if?’ scenario. Yet at some point, the endorphins kick in & give you that extra boost to help you work through the excitement & move forward despite the knots in your stomach. This was definitely the case for me last Friday night.
On October 11th, we had the pleasure of having the opening party for our very first gallery show! The District Gallery in Knoxville featured me as their artist spotlight & are hosting ”Paris: A Journey on Film” until November 9. I admitted to Joy several times last week about how nervous I was… will people show up for the show? Will they enjoy themselves? Will my work represent itself well? The list goes on. However, it went really well; better than I could’ve imagined. It was such an honor to have so many friends/family attend & I had a blast making new friends.
As a recap, our partners at PhotoBarn afforded me the opportunity to print on some really unique substrates including wood, metal & burlap. Additionally, several pieces are printed on a beautiful Hahnemuehle Fine Art paper. A French theme was woven throughout the night with delicious pastries from The French Market. They simply outdid themselves & I look forward to partnering with them more in the future. And Jeff & Denise Hood, owners of The District Gallery, are quickly becoming some of my favorite folks. Jeff is an absolute master framer & artist whose touch takes my photos to a different level. I’m indebted to him. And there are few people in the world as kind & enjoyable as his wife, Denise. What a treasure? Thank you for your hard work, Denise, & a huge thanks to The District Gallery staff for their investment in the show. I’m so honored to have had your help.
‘Paris: A Journey on Film’ will be up throughout the month of October until November 9th & pieces will be available for purchase at The District Gallery. Thanks again to everyone for your loving support! Here are a few select photos from the evening; thanks to Alan Brock for his generosity in photographing the show. The French Market = Amazing!
Joy & I photographed with our friends & PhotoBarn owners, Todd & Lindsay McCormick, as well as my Business Director (to the far right), Meg Prewitt.
This morning I had the opportunity to be a guest on Mornings with Fox 43, powered by WBIR. As a photographer, it’s easy for me to recognize the value of photographs, but for some it’s not so clear. In an image driven culture, the value of the ‘visual’ first impression has never been higher. People often gain their first impression based upon your headshot, company website, social media profile, etc. Thus, there are many ways we can use photography to help put forth our best first impression. Here is the video link (click here or the image below) & a few notes from the segment. Enjoy!