Smiddy Family

The Smiddy’s have been in front of my camera for years. They were one of the first families I ever photographed, and I’ve watched them grow into a family of four with the CUTEST kids. Carson and Chloe’s personalities are so different but they are incredibly sweet together. The best thing about the Smiddys is that they’ve learned to let the kids run and play throughout the shoot. That’s when the best shots happen!

Amanda always layers and accessorizes everybody perfectly. They coordinate but don’t match. The floral headband on Chloe is my favorite detail! With her little wispy hair blowing in the wind, it made for a beautiful eyelash shot, always and forever a must-have photo!

Location: Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Sarah McAffry specializes in families, seniors and weddings in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East TN areas. Contact about booking. 

Karla Carroll | Senior Pictures

Karla Carroll’s senior photo shoot had me squealing with excitement over all the blooms. She graduates from Anderson County High School in just a few weeks! Karla picked the perfect pinky/peachy outfits from Josie’s Boutique to coordinate with all the flowering trees!  Thank you to Josie’s for always allowing my clients to borrow the perfect wardrobe and accessories for their shoot. You all are the best!

Wardrobe: Josie’s Boutique

Hair: Chelsea Payne at Josie’s

Makeup: Ella Nolan at Josie’s

Location: Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Photographer Sarah McAffry specializes in senior, family and wedding photography in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East TN areas. Only a few sessions remain for early summer. Contact to book a consultation. 

Beds 4 Kids | THROW Pillows

“What if that idea you have in the back of your head is a really good one, one that might end up helping tens of thousands of people? You owe it to the world to act.” – Blake Mycoskie founder of TOMS

Carley and Lauren are two girls after my own heart. They have a dream about helping kids and they aren’t letting anything get in their way. They are on a mission to provide beds for kids who need a comfortable place to rest at night, and their passion is contagious. They are blessing families in such a special way and I know God has great things in store for these girls and the Beds 4 Kids organization.

In a few weeks they will be launching these THROW pillows online and in local boutiques. These pillows will enable Beds 4 Kids to continue the over 400 bed deliveries that they have already made. Lauren and Carley are passionate about changing lives and making a difference. Seeing the faces of the children when they are given their new bed is what lights these girls up!

Since Beds 4 Kids is all about bringing light and life into a child’s life, a pillow fight was the perfect way to bring that spirit into their photos!

Learn more about Beds 4 Kids on their website and follow them on Instagram at @beds4kids!

Amanda Renison | Senior


Amanda is one of those girls who is effortlessly cool and beautiful. Her casual style is a mix of J. Crew and Urban Outfitters and she looks like she just stepped off the pages of the catalog. Downtown Knoxville was the perfect location to complement her style and we got a few studio shots too. As I was editing, I couldn’t get over the fact that she looks just like Angelina Jolie! Amanda attends George Washington University and is graduating high school a year early. Impressive!

As a lover of all things French, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the shot in the window that says ALLER at the top. Aller is French for “to go” and is the perfect symbol of the senior year. Amanda is headed to Greece and Italy for her senior trip in a few weeks. I hope she takes lots of pictures!

The simple studio shots bring all of the attention to her incredible features. I love the challenge of working with a plain white wall!

Amanda finished the shoot in her favorite red dress, and if you know me well you know I loved those polka dots!

Sarah McAffry specializes in senior, family and wedding photography in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding East TN areas. Email for more details about booking.

Mercy! These photographs are stunning!! And she is beyond gorgeous!! For reals. Xo.

Larry & Linda Renison

Amanda is absolutely beautiful and we are so proud of her! This photography is more than just good it is excellence itself.

Erin and Kendall | Couple Session

Erin and Kendall brought along their sweet puppy for their couple’s session at Ijams Nature Center, and oh my goodness if she didn’t just look right at the camera and smile in every picture!! How perfect is she?!

We lucked out and had the most beautiful day of the year for our shoot last week. I’ll take sunny and 70 degrees for any shoot ever!

Sarah McAffry specializes in wedding, family and senior photography in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding East Tennessee areas. Email for more details about booking.

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