Guide to Knoxville Photographers

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Knoxville Photographers

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Karen Stone Photography

Types of Photography: Lifestyle Newborn, Maternity, Birth, Family, Seniors, and Shadow Memorials

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Karen Stone loves natural light, and has been photographing families and children since 2009. Her love for photography has grown even more since having her own precious babies! Karen’s intent is to capture the heart of your family, and to draw out the genuine personalities of your sweet little ones.

Rita Thomas Photography

Types of Photography: Newborn, family sessions, and corporate events 

Rita Thomas has been a professional event photographer for 9 years. Her favorite settings are newborn and family on location; reunions, parties, retreats, and more.  She specializes in corporate, networking, and business events while traveling with her clients.

Rita cares for her aging Mother who suffers with Alzheimer’s.  Her family includes a daughter and son, along with four grandchildren.

A proud US Air Force veteran, she served 9 years as a cryptologic linguist and a Czechoslovak language specialist. Highlights of her career are two tours in West Germany, and the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, where she learned four years of college-level language in one year.


Sweetest Moments Photography

Types of Photography: Family, Newborn, Fresh 48, Milestone, Maternity, Engagement & more

Hannah Bucklin is a lifestyle portrait photographer that is located in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding areas. Her passion for photography started once she had kids, and that is what led her to turn her hobby into a business. Having three young kids of her own, Hannah knows that pictures can feel somewhat stressful for families, and she prides herself on her patience with kids (and animals) and makes the child’s safety and happiness her number one priority. Knowing first hand how quickly time goes by, it’s Hannah’s goal that she capture your families sweetest moments, so that you have photographs that can be cherished for a lifetime. Every family has their own story to tell, and Hannah would love the opportunity to help you capture yours.  

BLOG SPECIAL: All new clients that reference “Knoxville Moms” will receive $15 off their first session!

Ashton Streifert Photo

Types of Photography: Lifestyle + Family + Couples/Engagement 


Ashton Vinyard (Streifert) is a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Knoxville, TN. Her passion for natural light portrait photography is what led her to start her own business in 2015 back in Nashville. Her move to East TN gave her the freedom to do more sessions outdoors which include some of her favorite places to shoot like Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Lakeshore Park.

She loves working with clients of all ages, especially the little ones. With a little babe of her own, her experience working with children means she’s pretty much seen it all. She prides herself on her patience and knowledge of working with young ones and is very flexible when it comes to making sure your child is comfortable and happy, even if it means going over the typical 1-hour time frame. Every day she wakes up with a burning desire to capture moments; those beautiful little spaces in time that right then may not seem big or beautiful but once captured will forever resonate with you. Ashton is set on delivering nothing but the best high-quality photos that are unique to her clients while having her own sense of creativity in the pictures. Customer service is a big part of her work and she strives to make sure her customers are satisfied with the final product.

* Blog Special * All new clients who reference ‘Knoxville Moms’ will receive $30 off their first session.


Adara Photography Knoxville

Adara Photography

Types of Photography: Newborn, family sessions, maternity, engagement

She is a natural light photographer focusing on families and children. She loves lifestyle sessions showing the natural bond and love among family members. She specializes in newborn, family sessions, maternity and engagements. Contact her for more information and pricing! {423.278.2116 or through her Facebook page.}


Erin Morrison Photography

Types of Photography: Wedding, Engagement, and Family

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She was born and raised in Illinois and moved to the great southern state of Tennessee. She makes her bed in Knoxville, but she loves to travel all over East Tennessee. She considers herself a walking contradiction; a Type A personality with a creative streak, a yankee who says fixin’, and a lover of comedy who couldn’t tell a punch-line to save her soul. Her days are spent making modern, simple, no-frills photographs and spending time with her husband and baby girl. She is blessed that her art allows her to meet new couples and new families every day.


Katherine Birkbeck Photography

Types of photography: Family lifestyle, wedding, newborns 
Our babies grow up too fast so capturing their smiles, their laughs, and the love you all share together is so important.  I love to capture families so that you look back and remember what life was like at that age and so your kids always look back and remember how early you loved them.

Check out my studio space Spindle Tree that can also be rented out for parties and functions. 


Kelli-GO Photo

Types of Photography: maternity, newborn, family, lifestyle, senior portraits, milestones

I’m Kelli Guinn-Olsson and I am the proud mother of two young daughters. I’ve been a professional photographer for 10 years. I specialize in artistic, but organic and classic family photography. My favorite thing is capturing families in the sunlight, in a natural setting like your own home or a favorite park or natural area. I love the in-between, unposed moments and catching the beauty in them. I love newborn photography done artfully in the hospital or in your home. I’d love to help you and your family create some precious and everlasting memories!


Wild Blossom Photography

Wild Blossom Photography

Types of Photography: Maternity, Birth Photography, Newborn, Milestone, Family, Lifestyle and Senior Sessions


Carol Lee Stephens is a natural-light, lifestyle portrait photographer based in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Born and raised in Tennessee, avid traveler, former middle school teacher, Young Life leader and now take on the full-time job as a stay-at-home mama to three sweet kiddos. There is something perfectly imperfect about the simplicity of natural, organic, candid moments. I enjoy capturing moments of real authenticity and joy. My goal is to allow sessions to unfold naturally which yields images of raw, genuine emotion. All the while easing the mind of a stressed mama, making grumbling teenagers laugh or babies giggle, becoming friends with my clients, and getting photographs of your family you will cherish a lifetime.

Owner/Photographer: Carol Lee Stephens

Wolffie Photography

Types of Photography: Lifestyle, Family, Maternity


I’m Emily Wolff, the mother of two very energetic little boys! As a mother I understand the thought of family photos can be stressful. Worrying if the kids will behave and if you’ll get any good pictures out of it? Your children may want to run around, or they might want to just cuddle with you. I embrace those moments and just let the session roll! I love the honest moments that make your family so special. I do my best to capture how things are right now. Your children grow up so fast and the days fly by.

I love being able to capture the joy and the love that those little humans have right now. I love being able to see how much you adore your children. Seeing the joy that is there from your babies, who may not truly be ‘babies” anymore.

During our session we will have fun! We’ll dance, We’ll play, I might sing terribly!? Either way I know we’ll leave with great pictures and it will have felt like I just spent an hour with friends! While I specialize in lifestyle family photography I also love doing maternity sessions. I truly believe that time is one of the most special and magical times we have in our lives. I love being able to show women how beautiful they are even when they might not feel like it.

JByrd Photography

Types of Photography: Child, tween, teen, senior, dance, studio


Julie Byrd of JByrd Photography is a child photographer specializing in tweens, teens, and dancers. She enjoys creating a unique shoot for each client ranging from fairy tale themed to a night shoot in an urban setting. She also loves customizing sessions with the use of her style closet which includes vintage and designer clothing, finding diverse locations, and using themed props. If you are ready to have a unique photography experience, she would love to plan your session. Let her capture moments you will cherish forever.


Candice Cornett Photography

Candice Cornett Photography

Types of Photography: Lifestyle & portrait maternity, newborn, and family photography


I’m a 20-something, University of Kentucky graduate (Go Cats!) from the hills of small-town Appalachia, now living in Knoxville, Tennessee. By day, I work as a pediatric speech-language pathologist, and by night I’m an avid Netflix connoisseur. My favorite title is dog-momma to my two, sweet fur babies, Cash & Hank. I truly believe a body of water, a good book, & a cup of coffee is the recipe for a well-rested soul. I thrive off of a good adventure. I’m a thrill seeker and hope to spend life exploring amazing places! I love to cook and experience great food. Music soothes me, my momma is my best friend, & I’m pretty sure any problem can be solved with donuts & ice cream. I’ve truly never met a stranger and would love to meet you!

I specialize in joyful, keepsake photography. Families – I’m a big fan of “casual”, so be prepared to chase your littles, play “peek-a-boo”, skip rocks, hide and seek; anything to keep them active, entertained, and smiling!


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