This past weekend, I hit the road once again! Destination: Franklin, TN for a photography workshop with Jeremy Cowart. It has been one crazy year! Since May, I’ve logged over 19,000 (yes you read that right) miles on my car, taken so many photos I cannot even count them on one hard drive and I don’t think I’ve pulled this many all nighters since college! In other words, I had a fever and the only prescription was more cowbell! Enter, Jeremy Cowart’s workshop. The workshop was super laid back which gave me a chance to slow down for a weekend and really evaluate who I am as a photographer and which direction I want to take my photography business. It was a fantastic way to wrap up 2009! Jeremy and the other 20+ photographers in attendance, thank you for sharing your experiences with me. You all definitely help inspire and re-energize me!
Posts Tagged ‘Portraits’
Posted in jessi ringer, Portraits, workshop images, tagged 5ringsphoto, franklin, jeremy cowart, jeremy cowart workshop, jessi ringer, photography, Portraits, tn, workshop images on December 8, 2009 | 12 Comments »
Posted in couples, downtown knoxville, jessi ringer, knoxville photographer, Uncategorized, Wedding, tagged 5ringsphoto, calhoun's on the river, couples, downtown knoville, Graystone Presbyterian, jessi ringer, Knoxville, Portraits, tn, volunteer landing, Wedding on October 22, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Two weeks ago Carrie and Landon were married at the Graystone Presbyterian church near downtown Knoxville. When I met these two earlier this year in Savannah, I instantly fell in love with them. They are fun, easy going and completely in love. It poured during their entire engagement session (which can be seen here) and I thought we were headed for more of the same on their wedding day. Fortunately, mother nature smiled upon these two and gave them blue skies for most of the day. Carrie & Landon I have thoroughly enjoyed the time that I have spent with the two of you! I wish you both a lifetime of laughter and love… I am 100 percent sure there will never be a shortage of either in your house. Enjoy and Congratulations!!
Carrie has the biggest, most infectious smile. I love this shot!
One of the junior bridesmaids kept putting Carrie’s shoes on, which was very cute!
Carrie and Landon decided to do a first site, which allowed me to grab a few quick pictures of just the 2 of them alone. Please notice the stained glass window behind them, see no evil, hear no evil, speak kiss no evil. I didn’t realize this until after I had already taken this shot. haha
After a quick bubble send off, we all headed over to Calhoun’s on the river for a night of dinner, dancing and ALOT of singing!
We headed over to Volunteer Landing for a few quick shots while the rest of the wedding guests arrived at the reception. I LOVE this tree and this picture.
This was the last shot I took with my 16mm before sending it crashing to the ground. Luckily, Canon was able to fix it:)
Knoxville Track Club!
Good Old Rocky Top, WHEW! Rocky top Tennessee!!
Cotton Eyed Joe!
Carrie’s dad is not only one heck of a dancer but he sings too! The picture below is Carrie’s reaction to her dad singing to her!
After her dad was done singing, the guys serenaded Carrie. You’ve lost that loving feeling!
I know who made the moonshine too, back where I come from…
Posted in birthday, children, Family Session, jessi ringer, knoxville photographer, Portraits, tagged 5ringsphoto, children, jessi ringer, knoxville children's photographer, Portraits, west knoxville on October 18, 2009 | 6 Comments »
A few weeks ago, my old college roommate and her son came to Knoxville to spend the weekend with my family. Tilman just turned one last week and what better way to celebrate than having your picture taken on a tractor:) Thank you Wombat and Tilman for coming to visit, you know I always enjoy your visits and wish you lived closer. Enjoy and Happy Birthday Tilman!!
Oh no…It’s the lady with the camera attached to her face again!
Tilman getting his mom…
…his mom getting him.
Posted in couples, jessi ringer, knoxville photographer, Portraits, tagged anniversary session, couples, jessi ringer, occoquan, Portraits, virginia, virginia photographers on September 29, 2009 | 4 Comments »
Two weeks ago while I was up north I met up with Katie and Brad in historic Occoquan, VA, for their 1 year anniversary session. Katie and Brad are huge photography enthusiasts which made the session that much more fun! I got to talk shop while shooting, which is always fun! Katie chose the location and it couldn’t have been more perfect…Occoquan is small but has a lot to offer! We wandered around for a few hours ducking into alleyways, climbing up onto docks, walking under bridges and laying in grassy fields. Katie & Brad thank you for spending your Wednesday evening with me and most importantly Happy Anniversary!!
Posted in children, Family Session, jessi ringer, knoxville photographer, Portraits, tagged babies, children, cousins, Family Session, jessi ringer, knoxville photographer, lifestyle session, Portraits, toddlers on September 28, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Two weeks ago, I headed over to Townsend to take some family pictures of Griffin and all of his cousins. Most of the pictures were pretty formal, so here are a few of the not so formal shots I was able to grab.
You may remember Griffin from earlier posts. Click here and here to view. He is my sun flare baby and I got to see this little guy make his grand entrance into the world! I can’t believe he is already 6 months old!!
Super sweet Michael.
Chevy and Thorn tried to act shy… that lasted about a minute. haha
ATV momma! Averie was ready to hit the road on this thing!
Griffin the grabber.
I love Michael’s face in this next shot.
Wow that is a mouthful!! Last night, I had the pleasure of photographing this very fun family at their home in West Knoxville. I must say…I love big families!! I love when so many different personalities come together because you never know what you are going to get! The result last night was a tight knit, loving family with a great sense of humor…they all had each other laughing…and me as well! Thank you Jae, Ceeccy, Preston, Lauren, Audrey & Charlize for welcoming me into your home… I had such a great time!
Plasma cars! I cannot tell you how happy I was when I saw Jae hop onto a plasma car. I love when parents play with their kids toys…it is always entertaining!!
After a little play time on the plasma cars, the girls had their best friends over for a few pictures!
Ceeccy jumped on Jae’s back for a few pictures…and then he tried to jump on her back …it didn’t go as well that time around. haha
Last shot of the night, happy baby girl:)
Yesterday afternoon, I headed downtown to help Bryan take his daughter Harper’s 3 year pictures. This was my first time meeting her and I must say she is an absolute doll!! She is also very full of energy, as are most 3 year olds. There was definitely a lot of laughter and thankfully only a few tears and once I stopped crying I was able to get some great shots. Haha! I am kidding of course! Well, without further ado here they are. Enjoy!!
I love this one. Harper put lipstick on all of us…even her toy dinosaurs!
I love this one!
Keaton is 1!! Well 1 year and 1 month to be exact! My travel schedule and the weather have delayed this shoot a few times but everything finally fell into place this past weekend. The weather was perfect and Keaton was in a great mood… well for most of the shoot! I have really enjoyed watching Keaton grow over the last year. It is actually hard to believe it has already been a year! Time really does fly when they are this little!!
Thank you Keaton and Julie for spending your afternoon with me, I had such a great time!
I love this one!
We started out at Anchor Park but it was much too bright, so we packed Keaton up and headed over to UT gardens to look for some shade. She passed out on the way over.
Blocks. They’re just not for dinner anymore.
I am Keaton. Hear me ROAR!
Another one of my favorites!
This is my favorite shot from their session.
This charm bracelet was a gift from Keaton’s dad. Julie has one to match- very cute!
My friend Katie asked me to take a few pictures of her since she never had senior portraits taken while she was in high school…well or ever for that matter. So these pictures are her post college senior pictures! Early Saturday morning we headed over to Headrick’s garage in Maryville, then made our way to downtown Maryville and we finished up at Katie’s house…she wanted a few pictures with her lovable pooch Toby! I had such a great time taking Katie’s pictures! The weather was perfect and Katie is always fun to hang out with…she has such a great sense of humor! Thank you Katie for trusting me when I said the truck recycling facility would be a great place to take pictures!!! The owner said that we were not allowed to call it a junkyard, so instead he called it a truck recycling facility. Ha!
I love this one!