Megan Butler, Hardin Valley Academy, Class of 2017

Last fall Noelle Bell Photography had the opportunity to take Megan Butler’s senior pictures.  Megan will be graduating this year from Hardin Valley Academy and has told me that her dream is to work with newborns in the neonatal unit.  Neonatal nursing requires a high degree of skill, dedication and emotional strength as these nurses care for newborn infants with a range of problems.  Megan has such a caring heart and it was a honor to be able to capture her senior portraits and help celebrate this milestone in her life.
Senior Pictures, senior girl, barn, laughter, noelle bell photography, hardin valley academy, class of 2017
For her session, we went to a barn owned by one of my friends in Maryville, TN.  It was a beautiful location and we had great weather.  Megan’s senior pictures were never boring because she often changed it up with different tops which added quite a bit of variety for the album we were creating.  I love it when clients add in a personal touch by including their pets. Her little dog Tango was teeny tiny but oh so adorable.  Sometimes taking pictures of animals are “ruff” but it is always worth it in the end.
Senior Pictures, senior girl, barn, laughter, noelle bell photography, hardin valley academy, class of 2017
One unforgettable experience in working with this family was that Megan’s father wrote her a special letter from “dad” which would be used for the back page in her album.  Her mother had done the same thing for Megan’s older brother.  This is something so special that Megan will get to keep with her the rest of her life.  This was such a senior portrait experience and I was privileged they asked me to create it.

 

Contact Noelle Bell Photography today and let us customize your senior session and tell your story.   Tell us where you want to go, what you want to include and we’ll collaborate to make this a senior experience you will remember for years to come. Call the studio at (865) 661-2744 or contact us at www.noellebellphotography.com today. We have 7 slots left for class of 2017 seniors and we are currently booking for 2018 seniors.

Is the beach calling your name?

It’s sunny, mid 70’s with a warm breeze blowing and my toes are in the sand.  Mind you it wasn’t a long time, but long enough to capture some amazing images with Savannah right near sunset at the beach in Sandestin, FL.  Who would not want to have senior pictures done on the beach and choose such a stunning location for them?  So okay it’s not at all bad having my toes in the sand, but this trip is all about getting my learn on with an amazing group of senior portrait photographers from around the globe.  Some I’ve known for years and others are new friends.

Here is my favorite image of Savannah from our shoot on the beach right close to sunset. And bonus, she’s a ROLL TIDE girl!  Go Bama

redhead senior pictures, senior girl, beach pictures, noelle bell photography, sandestin FL, beach

So let Noelle Bell Photography know if you want to do your senior portraits on location and lets talk details about it.  Tell us where you want to go!  Call the studio at (865) 661-2744 or contact us at www.noellebellphotography.com today. We can’t wait to capture your unique story in this special season of your life.

Nate Miljenovic’s senior model portraits

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to take senior pictures for one of my former students at Thursday Connection. When I met Nate, he was a freshman, and now he is about to graduate and head to NJ for college.  We took a few cap and gown images for his mom, but after taking the “serious” photos, we had a bit of fun in the studio.

His shoot included a leather jacket and a cool pair of shades.  We captured some awesome model shots in black and white.

senior picture, senior model, senior guy, black and white, noelle bell photography, class of 2017

senior picture, senior model, senior guy, black and white, noelle bell photography, class of 2017

The photos turned out great and it was a blast.  It’s been fun to watch you grow up these last few years Nate.  I wish you all the best of luck as you pursue a degree in health science and nutrition and then move on to becoming a nutritionalist to help kids who struggle with diabetes.

senior picture, senior model, senior guy, smile, noelle bell photography, class of 2017

 

If you are a 2017 high school senior and you have not scheduled your senior pictures yet, contact Noelle Bell Photography today as we only have 6 open slots for March and we are already booking April, May and June for the class of 2018 seniors.  Call the studio at (865) 661-2744 or contact us at www.noellebellphotography.com today. We can’t wait to capture your unique story in this special season of your life.

Top Ten of 2016, Sequoyah High School Class of 2017 seniors

This past year Noelle Bell Photography joined with my friend Tammy Lee to photograph Sequoyah High School both underclassmen, sports and senior portraits.  It was very hot summer, but we captured so many incredible images from the class of 2017 despite the heat.  Here are a few of my favorite images showcasing senior images from Tsali Notch Vineyard, the Historic Southern Railway, and the Lee family barn.

Here are my to 17 images from last summer/fall from the class of 2017!

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Senior Pictures, Sequoyah high school, Bell & Lee Photography, Noelle Bell Photography, senior year, class of 2017

Can’t wait to see what next year brings!

Two Dogs, Peanut Butter, and a Camera

My friend Nola and her daughter’s dogs came for a shoot here at the studio.  The dogs are Dapple Dachshunds and their names are Gray and Charlie.

 

Pet Portraits, Noelle Bell Photography, Knoxville TN, Dachshund, dog pictures

Pet Portraits, Noelle Bell Photography, Knoxville TN, Dachshund, dog pictures

Gray is the younger of the two and being the age of — is still considered a puppy. And with puppies it is expected to have high levels of energy however not what I had expected under the circumstances. Gray, two days prior to the shoot, had broken two bones in his paw by jumping on the bed and bounced off ending with a rough landing. He has been in doggy bed rest since the situation and was put on two different medications for the injury. Considering that had happened to the poor, little guy a calm evening was expected….

WRONG!!!

A broken paw couldn’t stop this dog from running wild, jumping on things, and getting into everything. It was as if a toddler was kept still for a week and the energy exploded out all at once. Chasing the dogs was not helping because it would cause more trouble but Nola’s daughter saved the day with her smart idea. Peanut butter is key to a dog’s heart and their attention span. The majority of the pictures were of the dogs sticking their tongue out, but that’s alright because it adds personality!

Here is a favorite of the both of them towards the end of the shoot.

Pet Portraits, Noelle Bell Photography, Knoxville TN pets photographer, dogs

If you are looking to capture some pet portraits of your own please contact the studio at (865) 661-2744 or go to www.noellebellphotography.com and email us today to book your session or contact us about our min sessions for outdoor pet portraits.

Carissa Rogers, Out of School Education Intern

I met Carissa through church when she was a rising first grader. As she grew up, I got to know her more and then got the opportunity to work with her through her internship with Noelle Bell Photography. For her last semester of her senior year of high school at Karns, one of her classes included a program for Out Of School Education. This is where a student may seek out an internship that could be down the career path they might want to go down for the future. This helps students to gain knowledge and experience for the career and for them to figure out earlier if this is the type of job they want to continue into. Carissa has had an interest in photography since middle school and chose Noelle Bell Photography to work for and shadow. She is an aspiring artist that will do well in the future.

Karns High School, Senior Pictures, Knoxville TN, Senior portrait photographer, class of 2016, senior girl