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your Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Photographer

with a passion for capturing the essence of your family in the stunning backdrops of the national park. I was born and raised in the Smoky Mountain area and could be found most days in my childhood climbing up mountains and exploring the river with my dogs. At my core, I'm a creative spirit, deeply in love with art and the process of making it. You'll find me embracing the beauty of the outdoors almost daily, hiking, chasing breathtaking views, and immersing myself in the river for landscape, flora, and fauna photography. I thrive on authenticity and am a true go-with-the-flow kind of person.

After I was able to get my first "real" camera my skills grew fast and I transitioned from a career in law enforcement to pursuing my career now as a full-time professional photographer.

I know, big career change. However, my background working with Juvenile Justice individuals helped me realize what kind of photography I love.

I love working with kids and making them feel comfortable and seen.

So I have merged my creative side with my

previous experience and training with kids

to be a full-time family photographer.

For me, photography is more than just capturing smiles and posed portraits.

I specialize in genuine interactions and moments that reflect the true spirit of your family. While holiday card shots will happen, the majority of your gallery will showcase the beautiful connections you share – laughter, soulful embraces, and everything in between.

I am also passionate about capturing ALL families

I've gotten a certification to work with folks with disabilities, and I've also clocked in many hours of training working with those who have diasabilities in my previous job too. I'm all about making family photo sessions inclusive for everyone.

I believe every family should have photos that scream "us"! Whether it's bringing along a favorite stuffed animal, finding accessible spots, or any other special needs you have, I'm here for it. Family photography is a party for everyone, and I'm on a mission to make sure every family gets those wall-worthy pics that truly capture their unique vibe.

natural sunshine photography gatlinburg floral smoky mountains

  • You get my custom style guide to help you plan your outfits.
  • My prices and packages are posted on my website, so you know you are getting the same fair price as everyone.
  • I am an exclusive Golden Hour shooter. That means I only shoot around sunset or sunrise (limited availability). I know my locations well enough to time my shoots for the best lighting for you and your family.
  • I have predesignated locations with a variety of backdrops. That means I have the proper land use agreements and permits for all the locations I shoot at.

My session prices include:

  1. The session itself.
  2. Images from the session are uploaded to a personalized online gallery. If you have selected the "Mini Session" you can purchase more images for your 15-image package. Standard and Smoky Mountain Adventure Sessions are all-inclusive.
  3. Availability to download the images straight to any device.
  4. Print release.

natural sunshine photography gatlinburg floral smoky mountains

How I edit your session:

After your session, I upload all of your photos to my computer to edit them. I do my photo magic to transform the RAW image to an edited one. I have taken many education courses on editing and have developed my personal style.

You can see this style on all of the pictures on my website, on Facebook, or Instagram. My edits are bold and colorful.

What I don't do:

Retouching You.

This includes (but is not limited to) slimming people, swapping heads in a photo, clearing wrinkles, and perfecting your complexion.

I've created my style around natural:

I'm going to photograph YOU and YOUR FAMILY, in a mix of candid and prompted ways. Capturing genuine moments naturally can result in a fly away, or closed eyes while laughing. My ideal client would be able to let loose a little, joke around, and follow prompts. I know some of my prompts are silly, but that's how you get the photos you see!


It is important to set the right expectations for the finished images. The edited images you receive from me will be beautiful, they will look like you, and we will have fun taking them!

natural sunshine photography gatlinburg floral smoky mountains