Isabella Lee, Bearden High School, Sophomore Ambassador, Noelle Bell Photography

I’m so very excited to have Isabella on my team as an ambassador for Noelle Bell Photography.  Isabella is a part of the youth group that I work with and has such a beautiful heart.  She is half mexican and been to Tijuana, Mexico with Fellowship church 9 times now.  She has such a heart for the kids both there and here.  She sweet spirit and her smile can light up the room.  Here are a few images from her ambassador shoot downtown in Knoxville, TN.

We started out in a field of yellow flowers with my new purple chair.

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Then we headed downtown to check out the old city and capture some images there.  Here are two of my favorites from that part of the session.

Bearden High School, Noelle Bell Photography, Knoxville TN

Bearden High School, Noelle Bell Photography, Knoxville TN

More will be coming from this session, so stay tuned.

If you go to Bearden High School and are a senior looking for amazing portraits, talk with Isabella about getting your portraits done.  She has a special offer for you too to use towards your session.

Call today as there are only a few sessions available in September and October will book up quickly.  Contact Noelle Bell Photography studios at (865) 661-2744 or email noelle@noellebellphotography.com today or fill out the form below.

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Alyssa’s Senior Portraits in Kingsport TN, Sullivan Central High School

My husband is from Kingsport, TN so we are often in the area for the weekend or just to visit.   His cousin, Alyssa started her senior year at Sullivan Central High School this year so I met with her to capture some senior pictures of her.  I had discovered a wonderful coffee shop in the downtown area with a great meeting space as well as a beautiful interior.  So since we had a little rain, the owners gladly allowed me to take some portraits inside the shop.  If you haven’t been to Hibbert-Davis Coffee in downtown Kingsport, go and check it out.  My latte was wonderful. Here are a few images from the session both there and around the downtown area. Kingsport TN Noelle Bell Photography Senior Portraits Sullivan Central High School Class of 2015 Yellow_0046.1b The coffee shop was where we started since it was drizzling out and her dress went perfectly with everything inside. Kingsport TN Senior Pictures, Senior Girl, Sullivan Central Senior Portraits Then we meandered around the downtown area and captured a few more images.Kingsport TN Senior Pictures, Senior Girl, Sullivan Central Senior Portraits Kingsport TN Senior Pictures, Senior Girl, Sullivan Central Senior Portraits And of course we had to get one in the famous landmark downtown, the red telephone booth! Kingsport TN Senior Pictures, Senior Girl, Sullivan Central Senior Portraits So if you are in the Kingsport, TN area and haven’t had your high school senior portraits taken yet, I would love to talk to you about scheduling your senior session.

Email or call us today as there are only a few sessions available in September and October will book up quickly.  Contact Noelle Bell Photography studios at (865) 661-2744 or email noelle@noellebellphotography.com today or fill out the form below.

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Abrams Falls Hike, The Foundry Youth, A Surprise Baptism

Tuesday morning I woke up early to pack my camera and make my lunch in preparation for the hike to Abrams Falls with The Foundry.  I wound up packing both of my camera bodies and an extra lens, not really thinking (just in default mode like this was another regular session I would be shooting).  This however would later allow me to capture on video (minus sound) a surprise.

I had a blast on this trip!  Here are some pics from the kids in our car….the party vehicle!!  ;)

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Our fearless and sometimes crazy driver!!  Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

We made a stop in Maryville for gas and last time bathroom break.

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We got into Cades Cove but then had to go around most of the loop.  We kind of stayed in the vehicles…

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And then we began the hike!

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We arrived at ABRAMS FALLS.  It was beautiful.

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Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Portrait Photographer, Youth Group, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls

Congratulations Lauren and may your walk with the Lord be sweet as you walk in the new life he has called you to!

It was a long hike out, but I had sweet conversations and got to know more of the youth.   Boy did I sleep hard that night!  I think my old body is just a bit out of shape.  It was worth it for the great time I had getting to know and enjoying life with these kids.

 

 

Remembering Saxon with Green Balloons, Knoxville TN

Yesterday would have been Saxon Cochran’s birthday and though he is no longer with us he is still in our hearts!  The family asked that in memory of his birthday and as a way to celebrate and heal, that we release a balloon or a lantern in his memory.  If you could not be there with them they asked that you take a picture of it to share with them.  Since I was unable to make it to their house to join the many who were there, I stopped to get a green balloon.  Green was Saxon’s favorite color.  :)

I could not take the picture by myself, so my next door neighbor’s son helped by taking these pictures.  So for a family still very much in the healing process, may God hold you tight today and may these be sweet memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Here’s to you!

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And here is to remembering Saxon

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Remembering Saxon Green Balloon Noelle Bell Photography Knoxville TN Memory Making

You are still very much in our hearts!

Love and Hugs to all of the Cochran family and thank you for the opportunity to celebrate and remember Saxon with you even when we could not be present with you.

Noelle

Lindsay’s Senior Pictures, Halls High School, Knoxville TN

It is wonderful when you have a high school senior to work with who becomes a friend (and fellow coffee lover!) and that is exactly what Lindsay is.  She is an amazing young lady both inside and out and beauty comes flooding from her heart.  It was a joy to see her this past year grow and graduate and now get ready to head to ETSU for college.

Here are some of my favorite images from Lindsay’s high school senior portraits.  She was a wonderful ambassador for me and I loved having a few “extra” sessions with her.

You can see some of my fav’s from her ambassador session here.  http://bellphotos.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/lindsay-holt-halls-high-school-2014-senior-spokesmodel-noelle-bell-photography/

And here are some from the special outdoor session we had on a snow day!  http://bellphotos.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/snow-day-fun-in-east-tn-3-girls-and-starbucks/

Here are some of my favorites from her senior session.

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Good luck as you head off to your next adventures in college Lindsay!  I’m looking forward now to photographing her friend Rachel from Halls High School who is in guard in the band.

If you haven’t yet scheduled your high school senior portraits yet and would love a beautiful outdoor setting for your senior pictures, call today as there are only a few sessions available in August and September and October are booking up quickly.  Contact Noelle Bell Photography studios at (865) 661-2744 or email noelle@noellebellphotography.com today or fill out the form below.

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What do you do when it rains the day of your senior portrait photo shoot?

Rain, we know it helps to make the grass grow, the flowers bloom and it cools off the hot temperatures in the humid summer air.   However it’s not usually what you are looking for on the day of your senior portrait shoot.  It can however be a beautiful thing!  That is what Raegan, her mom and I discovered when I photographed her for her senior ambassador high school portrait session.  We knew the rain was headed our way, but it looked like it would miss us or just pass right over.

Here are some of the images we captured when the sun was still out.

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And this is the one right before the rain came.

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And when the rain did come we were by the pavilion, and a big one at that.  But like I said, sometimes the rain is a happy accident that you get to enjoy.  We took the opportunity of the rain to take some shots of Raegan in the rain, and WOW!

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Here is my favorite one from the shoot in classic Black and White.

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So sometimes you get amazing!  And now Raegan can check taking pictures in the rain off her bucket list.  :)

If you go to Oliver Springs High School and are a senior looking for amazing portraits, talk with Raegan about getting your portraits done.  She has a special offer for you too to use towards your session.

If you haven’t yet scheduled your high school senior portraits yet and would love a beautiful outdoor setting for your senior pictures, call today as there are only a few sessions available in August and September will book up quickly.  Contact Noelle Bell Photography studios at (865) 661-2744 or email noelle@noellebellphotography.com today or fill out the form below.

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Ila Whitaker, Class of 2014 Senior Portraits, Berean Christian School

It has been such a pleasure working with Ila this spring.  I met her through Lindsay Holt, one of my senior ambassadors from Halls High School class of 2014, when we did a photo shoot in the Smoky Mountains in the snow.  Here are some of the pictures from that day.

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We did Ila’s high school senior portraits and low and behold….we had a freak snow day!  She braved it for a few pics and then we went back to the studio to warm up our fingers and toes!

We did stop for this one shot on the way home, since I knew this tree would be gone in a few days because of the cold snap.

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Here are some of the images from the studio!  I love when seniors like to get creative.

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Since it had been so cold and not really all that sunny for Ila’s original outdoor senior portrait session, we planned a second shoot.  We had sunny and warm weather with beautiful bright colors to work with.  It was exactly what Ila was looking for and I’m so glad we were able to capture these images.

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Last but not least I really wanted to do something special and since Ila had danced for so many years she was perfect for the “experiment” that I was working on.  Something new coming to Noelle Bell Photography, is B&W hi-key styled shoots.  I love how these images came out.

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If you haven’t yet scheduled your high school senior portraits yet and would love a beautiful outdoor setting for your senior pictures, call today as there are only a few sessions available in August and September will book up quickly.  Contact Noelle Bell Photography studios at (865) 661-2744 or email noelle@noellebellphotography.com today or fill out the form below.

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