Emily & Ethan: Expecting

The word “expecting” denotes anticipation and the unknowingness of the future.  I love using that word instead of “maternity session” because “expecting”, to me,  is more powerful; plus, it relates to the mindset of both parents.

Emily and Ethan are both expecting their first child, little Elijah, and he is already so loved.  His four legged sibling is also anxiously awaiting his arrival, and I’m positive those two will be good buddies from day one.

Congratulations, Emily and Ethan!

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{ Location: Knoxville Botanical Gardens //  Hair & Make-up: Jessica Hyde }

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Neighborhood Snow Day

Snow always beckons the inner child in us to come out and play.  Perhaps that’s what I love most about it.  The earth is blanketed with a powdery white quilt and time seems to slow down, giving families the most precious gift of all- time together.

For the past six years, Dave and I have lived in a house that we love dearly in a neighborhood that has been beyond good to us.  It’s a community filled with some of the best people I know, and I absolutely love seeing all these precious kids grow up.

Here’s to neighbors who are friends and friends who are neighbors.  And adults who don’t mind to unleash their inner child.

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Candace HutchesonFebruary 24, 2015 - 10:51 pm

I just have to say how much I love these, Lisa! You warmed my heart. Thank you for taking the time to catch these precious moments. From an extremely grateful momma who couldn’t be there to enjoy it, these pictures are worth more than gold!

Candace :)

lharri10@gmail.comFebruary 24, 2015 - 10:56 pm

Candance- I knew you would love these of your girl! :) She is a speed demon on that sled, for real!

Southern Living

I’ve adored Southern Living Magazine for years for so many reasons.  One could say I’m a sucker for rustic home decor, delectable comfort food, and all things southern related.  When I’m driving on these beautiful backroads of East Tennessee, truly one of the most beautiful places on this earth, I can’t help but to catch glimpses of the golden sun melting into the rolling mountains, aged barns that hold both hay and memories, and the antiquated farm houses where southern families live and phrases like “y’all” and “just give me a holler” are genuinely exchanged on front porches.

Southern Living will be featuring an article on its Favorite Places to Shop in Knoxville in an upcoming edition.  Coldstream Market, one of my personal favorite shops, was chosen as one of Southern Living’s Favorite Places to shop.  I was fortunate enough to shoot some images for the magazine, and I was super ecstatic when Southern Living contacted me to shoot some more upcoming projects.  My southern heart is filled to the brim.

 

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Stooksbury Family: Market Square Christmas Session

 

Happy Christmas Eve!  Go grab a cup of hot chocolate, cozify yourself, and get ready to melt over this super sweet Christmas session.

 

I could have just squealed when Kim said she wanted to do a Christmas Session at one of my favorite stores- Coldstream Market.  This store is the perfect mix of old and new with a vintage, eclectic vibe.  The owner, Sandy, is a friend of mine, and I am so thankful she opened her shop early one morning just for us.  This has got to be one of my favorite sessions ever because you know I’m a sucker for candid, natural shots.  Kim also is a mastermind when it comes to styling shoots, and I am so in love with her outfits choices for her family.  When I win the lottery, I plan to hire her as my personal shopper.  She doesn’t know of my plan, but something tells me she would be okay with it.

I am so very grateful for clients who become friends, capturing happy families, and everything Christmas represents.  Here’s to celebrating the birthday of our Savior, the best gift we have every received.

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