After 18 years in rural Nebraska, I moved to Denver, Colorado for Art School.
I studied photography and soon after I graduated I met a handsome man named Brian.
He brought me to Tennessee determined to make a mother out of me.
In 2005 we welcomed our son, Boru, and in 2007, his little sister, Odelia, joined the family.
They've interrupted me about seven times since I started typing this.
I love them anyway.
I never wanted to be a wedding photographer, but now I could never see myself doing anything else for a living.
I have no idea what my style is, and I hope I never settle.
I think change is great.
I love timeless images, but am just as equally moved by funny photos of cats.
I don't like gushing, or insincere flattery.
I do love honest compliments.
I'm inspired by emotion and light.
I think there is so much more to it than looking at the camera and smiling.
I do squeal like a girl when I take a really awesome photo.
Every photo in my portfolio galleries are of REAL brides and grooms at REAL weddings and engagement sessions.
No styled shoots or fake weddings are included on my portfolio page so that you can see that conditions don't have to be perfect to create great wedding photos.
However, I do post my styled shoots to my blog. They're pretty and I like to show them off.
I think good wedding photography shouldn't look like wedding photography.
If you agree, we should talk.
Dixie Pixel has been around Oak Ridge, Tennessee (just outside of Knoxville) since 2006.
Although I'm in the Smoky Mountains, I like to see what other places look like.
Just ask and I'll come to you.