Liz Grimm | Senior

Liz Grimm is graduating this May from Karns High School! After a fun day of hair and makeup at the studio, we went to my favorite field in Knoxville for her senior pictures. Her wardrobe was PERFECT for this outdoor setting! Thank you to Josie’s Boutique for always letting my girls borrow whatever they want for their styled senior portrait session. Liz, this first shot of you is one of my faves from the whole year!!

Sarah McAffry specializes in family, senior and wedding photography in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East TN areas. Use the contact form above or email info@sarahmcaffry.com to book a photo session.

Snow Days

Let’s start with this. I didn’t leave the house for four days. Four days! Sunday through Thursday we were stuck in the house. We had some good times. And we had some I’m-about-to-pull-my-hair-out if-I-don’t-get-out-of-this-house times. Know the feeling?

We did love every minute that we spent outdoors. All 20 of them! The kids weren’t up for staying out there long, but we threw snowballs at the house, wandered around the backyard and discovered an even deeper love for our new home. Would you believe that Andrew found an old wooden sled in the attic?! He did! Just another way that God is showing us what a gift this house is.

We’re so excited to fill it with one more child this summer. I can’t help but wonder how #McAffryA will feel about the winter. It is 80 degrees this week in Ethiopia!

Brooksie is pretty stingy with the camera these days. He insists on getting the first shot.

Mud on the boots from my parents’ farm. Totally worth the mess.

I highly recommend scooter riding in the house.

No, she didn’t do her own hair. That’s my handiwork, thank you very much.

Admission: I took this though the window from the comfort of the living room couch.

Left: another Brooksie shot.

Note the rainbow finger nails, not the nutrition facts.

How Brooks really feel about the snow.

How Charlotte really feels about the snow.

Out of all the snow pictures, this one of her inside is my favorite.

The aftermath. Totally worth it.

 Photographer Sarah McAffry specializes in senior, family and wedding photography in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East TN areas. Use the contact form above for booking inquiries.

Katy Jett

Love these photos.

Lauren Washington | College Senior

I don’t know if I’ve ever photographed someone who smiled so much. Lauren Washington, you are a joy to be around and I loved every minute of chasing the sun around campus with you! We started on The Hill around Ayres Hall, then went to Circle Park for The Torchbearer and ended on a pedestrian bridge over Cumberland as the sun set. It was a gorgeous day to celebrate her graduation from The University of Tennessee!

Photographer Sarah McAffry specializes in senior, family and wedding photography in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East TN areas. Use the contact form above for booking inquiries.

Kristen Thomas | Senior

Kristen Thomas is a Class of 2015 senior at Hardin Valley High School, and every time I’ve been around her, I’ve been drawn to her energy. She is confident, knows who she is and where she wants to go. She’s incredible! And also stunningly beautiful. We had a blast wandering around Sequoyah Park and finished up downtown at L&N Station. We even got the Sunsphere in a few pictures!

Photographer Sarah McAffry specializes in senior, family and wedding photography in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East TN areas. Use the contact form above for booking inquiries.

The Class of 2016 Open House is next Thursday at the studio! It’s the launch of summer and fall dates which go fast. Email info@sarahmcaffry if you’d like an invite!

 

Katy Jett

I can’t believe that Kristen is graduating. Beautiful girl and beautiful photos!

Cades Cove Day Trip

We took a spur of the moment trip to Cades Cove last Saturday and there was nobody there. It was a beautiful day, still a February chill in the air but lots of sunshine to warm us up. We wandered through the woods and had a picnic by the old cabins. Day trips to Cades Cove are always a good idea.

Charlotte is really starting to embrace her role as big sister and wants to help Brooks all the time.

And sometimes a feet shot is the only way I can be in the pictures.

My new favorite thing is to be cheek to cheek with this boy. I don’t ask for kisses anymore. I just ask for his cheeks.

We love a good picnic in the sunshine.

There may have been a fight over the raspberries.

Full of drama, this girl.

Do all moms of boys end up with a pocket full of rocks after playing outside?

Charlotte begs to take a picture every time I get the camera out. Not a bad picture for a four year old.

I can almost hear the squeals of laughter just looking at the picture. Playing chase never gets old.

His tush was dirty and his shoes were muddy. Totally worth it.

Spending a day in the sunshine was like hitting a reset button for the whole family. What are your family’s favorite day trips?

Sarah McAffry specializes in family, senior and wedding photography in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East TN areas. Use the contact form above or email info@sarahmcaffry.com to book a photo session.