The Fool-Proof Gift

UPDATE: Both classes are officially SOLD OUT! If you’d like to be notified about our February dates, sign up for the newsletter to the LEFT!

Do you have a few names on your list that are incredibly hard to buy for? The people who have whatever they need and buy whatever they want? Or maybe they’re so picky that you can’t find anything they would like? Wait, maybe you ARE that person. :)

For the Person Who Has Everything They Need.

The Fool-Proof Gift.


Camera School is a one day photography class at my studio in Knoxville (about 10 minutes from downtown just off the Callahan exit) for beginner to intermediate hobbyists wanting to master their DSLRs in a 5 hour course. This day is packed full of information about all the major concepts like lighting, composition and editing.

This course is for those people whose hearts beat a little bit faster with a camera in hand. If you get some good photos every now and then and want to learn more about how to make that happen regularly and with confidence, Camera School is the next step for you.

We’ll hang out from 9-2 on one of the January dates listed below and will study the inner workings of the camera so you will be able to fully utilize all of the tools the DSLR offers you. What good is having an amazing camera if you don’t know how to use it?

We’ll also chat about photographing people – how to pose them and how to capture candid, natural photographs. I’ll even take you through my workflow to see exactly which editing tools I use.


BETH: I now shoot in manual mode almost all the time. Camera School completely changed the way I take pictures. I bought the lens she recommended and I love it! So glad I didn’t waste money on those other lenses!

ELIZABETH: I learned the perfect combination of tools and confidence with Sarah. Now, when I see that moment that I want to catch, I don’t have to worry about missing it because I am fiddling with my camera. Makes taking pictures so much more enjoyable when you actually understand what’s going on inside the camera. Such an inspiring class.

QUINN: Sarah teaches you fun and useful techniques to work every mode in your camera, as well as how to fix simple mistakes in post processing. Her class taught me many of the skills I needed to capture special moments with my family. 

BRIANNE: I am a very visual and hands-on learner and I had done some research on photography online but felt like I was always lacking that teacher/hands-on experience. I got that through camera school. I could ask questions and have them answered all while learning new skills.

The day is full of hands-on tutorials and time for you to ask specific questions.

Monday, January 19 from 9-2 – SOLD OUT!


Wednesday, January 21 from 9-2 - SOLD OUT!

The class fee is $250 and you also get access to the Camera School Facebook group where you can continue to ask questions long after class is over!

Email info@sarahmcaffry or call the studio at 865-679-2287 if you have any questions!

DaLynn Lawson

Where will these two classes be held?

They’re at my studio 10 minutes north of downtown Knoxville. I’m just off the Callahan exit. :)

Kara and Perry | Engaged

First of all, it must be noted that I taught Kara and Perry when they were in high school. I loved them then and I love them now. Kara actually won a photography contest in my class and Perry won a place in my heart when he brought me an autographed picture of one of my favorite bands.  Photographing them now as an engaged couple was one of the highlights of the season. They are so in love and are so stinkin’ adorable! Kara has a love of all things Disney, so there are a few hints of that throughout the shoot. Perry brought along his guitar as a prop and even played a little during the shoot. They’re the cutest!


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

Brittany & Matt | Pleasant Hill Vineyards

A few Saturdays ago, I had the privilege to be a part of Brittany and Matt’s wedding at Pleasant Hill Vineyards in Maryville, Tennessee. It was a day of high emotions as the storms rolled in, but the dark clouds didn’t shake these two! It was very clear what was most important to them and other distractions didn’t get in the way. The dark clouds actually enhanced the beauty and drama of their day!

Brittany and Matt were surrounded by beautiful details including vintage plates and floral thermoses provided by Luxe Catering, romantic Autumn flowers by Lisa Foster, the perfect twinkle lights and a few raindrops. Many thanks to Ashley Irick who did an amazing job coordinating this special wedding day!



Planner: Ashley Irick

Dress: White Lace & Promises

Hair & Makeup: Katie Jean at Salon Zeal

Venue: Pleasant Hill Vineyards

Caterer: Luxe Catering

Florist: Lisa Foster

Music: Ogle Entertainment

Baker: Luxe Catering, Cheryl McMillan Cake Design

Photographer Sarah McAffry specializes in wedding, family and senior photography in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East Tennessee areas. Contact for more information about booking.

Valentina Sanabria | Powell High School

When Valentina came to the studio with her parents to plan her senior session, I knew instantly this would be one for the books. Besides the amazing locations like Cades Cove and the private plane at the airport, I saw immediately what a tight knit family they are and nothing makes me happier than photographing people who know what matters most.

Valentina is loved by many and is absolutely a dream to photograph. She had mentioned that she wanted pictures with her horse, but she chose Cades Cove instead. When we saw the horses out in the field at sunset in the middle of Cades Cove, it was pure magic. They were in the perfect place at the perfect time. I’m so glad you got your horse pictures, Valentina! More photos of the whole family coming soon. :)

Wardrobe by Josie’s Boutique

Makeup by Raymie Alsobrooks

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

Kellie Buckner

Kellie and I have known each other for a few years now, and when she came in to celebrate her 50th birthday I was happy to make her birthday wish come true! She got the photos to celebrate herself, and to give a little surprise to her parents. Kellie, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your journey!

Photographer Sarah McAffry specializes in wedding, family and senior photography in the Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding East Tennessee areas. Contact for more information about booking. 

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