Senior Model – Bri Fritts, Lenoir City High School, class of 2018

I’m way behind on sharing the beautiful images of this lovely lady.  I met Bri when she was a junior on a fun Valentines styled shoot with one of my seniors and her group of friends.  Bri has by now almost finished up with her senior year of high school and is getting ready to head off on her own college adventure.

Bri joined the Noelle Bell Photography senior model team and we started off in the summer when Bri, who is a lifeguard, had an amazing tan!  Oh I remember the days of chilling by the pool and enjoying the sun.  I never was able to get as dark as Bri does though!  She looked amazing!  We did her model session near water so we could tie in her love for the water to her senior pictures.

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We made sure to catch beautiful images and some fun personality pics too!

Then her senior session came and we had a perfect day.  The weather was nice, not terribly hot, but the evening light was stunning!  The Knoxville Botanical Gardens made for a perfect location to capture the mountains and the sunlight. I absolutely love this jumpsuit she chose.

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We found some beautiful colors for the shoot and these three were some of the favorites that her mom and grandmother choose to showcase as a wall portrait.  It’s hard not to smile back at her while looking at these pictures.  This girl has a beautiful heart that shines from the inside out!

 

This was another image, not my normal look, but I wanted to catch that amazing sunlight spilling through the trees.

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We capture a few more images downtown by the water before we headed to the bridge to capture what have become my favorite images from last year!  I love when people are willing to bring their prom dress to their senior shoot and let creativity happen!

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Noelle Bell Photography currently has open slot available for the 2019 Senior Squad. If you want to be on it, click here!  We have some fun filled and amazing photo shoots lined up for the squad this spring and summer.

If you are a graduating 2018 senior and you haven’t booked your senior portrait session yet, click here!  We have a few sessions available the first week of May for those that waited.

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An end of year Senior checklist!

The is less than a month of high school left for you as a senior and there is much to do!  Tests, papers to be turned in, athletic events, concerts, prom and getting your yearbooks and having your friends sign them as well as senior skip day!  In the rush of everything, don’t forget to look over this list below and make sure you get a few of these fun things in before you graduate. If you haven’t had your senior portraits taken yet, there is still time for them as well with Noelle Bell Photography.

Have a last hurrah with your close friends!  

All too soon, the phrase “all-nighter” is going to mean a night spent studying or working on a paper as you move into your college years. Create a fun night or all nighter with your close friends enjoy every moment. Play board/card games, cook smores over the grill, go on a scavenger hunt in Walmart, prank call the guys/girls, load up on junk food and get busy making memories you will never forget.

Go on a Hike or a Trip

Before your life is full with books and responsibilities that come with growing up, plan a trip in or around the Knoxville area with your friends.   You can choose a hike in the Smoky Mountains, a hike or a midnight bike ride in Cades Cove or an adventure hike to watch the sunset or the sunrise at Match Patch.  Or head off for a day at Dollywood, Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.  If you want a larger adventure, plan a road trip to the nearest big city like Atlanta or head to NYC or the coast and go on an adventure with your best friends.

Graduation party planning

Since it is almost time for graduation, go shopping for the perfect graduation dress/outfit.  Don’t forget to pick up your cap & gown from school and be sure to press it so it’s ready for the day of.  You may even want to take time with your friends to decorate your cap for the big day. If a graduation party is in the works, begin collecting any photos and awards you want to display at your graduation party.

Graduation Day

Make sure camera and phones are charged for the big day ahead! Discuss with family and friends where to meet after the ceremony. Assign someone to be in charge of photos and videos.  Have fun, hug everyone twice, celebrate your accomplishment and be present in the moment with your friends and family but don’t forget to snap a few pics on your phone too!

From us at Noelle Bell Photography we hope you have the best time with your family and friends and you get a few of these fun activities in before the year ends.  I highly recommend the Walmart late night scavenger hunt!

UT Aquatic Center showcases CAK senior swimmer

If you are a swimmer and a senior in high school looking for some unique senior pictures, that’s when you call Noelle Bell Photography! When it was time for Connor’s senior pictures his mom wanted to feature his swimming, as it had always been such an integral part of his life. We headed out to Allan Jones Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee to capture some unforgettable images.

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The practice day had just ended for the University of Tennessee swim team so we had the entire Allan Jones Aquatic Center to ourselves.  With no one in the water, we had almost perfectly still water.  The stillness of the water allowed us to capture some amazing reflection images of Connor as he got set to dive into the pool. Noelle Bell Photography was happy to be able to capture such unique images for Connor!

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We headed downtown to capture some really neat images in and around the city and here are two of the favorites from his session.  I love when clients like black and white photography, and these images were perfect for that.

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Noelle Bell Photography currently has open slot available for the 2019 Senior Squad. If you want to be on it, click here!  We have some fun filled and amazing photo shoots lined up for the squad this spring and summer.

If you are a graduating 2018 senior and you haven’t booked your senior portrait session yet, click here!  We have a few sessions available the first week of May for those that waited.

 

 

 

Senior Model – Grace

Last fall I had the privilege of photographing Grace’s senior pictures.  I met Grace two years ago when she needed a headshot and then she joined the Noelle Bell Photography Senior Model Team for 2017.

Grace, like me at her age, has her nose in books as often as she can.  They brought along a wagon full of books for this shoot and the flower crown was the perfect accessory for this garden setting.  I think if we had walked away she would have finished the novel.

The barefoot picture with this simple white dress in the garden, her mom said, was a perfect depiction of Grace.  Simple, elegant, beautiful and barefoot.

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The sunset was stunning for Grace’s senior pictures in downtown Knoxville after we left the garden.  The reflection of the lights off of the Gay Street bridge added some beautiful colors to the background of this shot.

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Saving the best for last was exactly what Grace did.  We headed up to the bridge for a few images at night after the sun had set.  And she had the most stunning outfit!

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And here is one with the fantastic heels and then one showcasing the amazing balance retained by a dancer of many years.   Thank you Grace!  It has been a privilege working with you this past year.

What would you like to see for your senior portraits? Do you have a unique location you want to shoot in or a talent to share? If you can’t envision your portraits, lets collaborate and come up with the perfect location and set that will make your senior pictures stand out from the crowd.

Noelle Bell Photography currently has open slot available for the 2018 Senior Squad. If you want to be on it, click here!  We have some fun filled and amazing photo shoots lined up for the squad this spring and summer.

If you are a graduating 2017 senior and you haven’t booked your senior portrait session yet, click here!  We have 6 sessions in March open and 8 sessions in April left. so book your session today at Noelle Bell Photography.

Ashley

The day started out kind of rainy and we were not sure if we were going to be able to do they shoot. But It turned out to be a beautiful day for Noelle Bell Photography to take Ashley’s senior pictures.

Along with Ashley, her mom and sister came along. I love it when family members come as it allows me to capture images of the family that in this case made for a wonderful desk print for dad’s office.  We started the session downtown in the old city where we were able to take some creative shots with several different brick walls. While there, I tried out my new light stand caddy that my father made for me. It was great to have but awkward with all the buildings and poles everywhere. We all had fun and got a few good laughs as we were moving about.

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After the old city, we went to a local park with a field of flowers. We got there early enough for some pictures in the full day light but we were also able to capture some with the gorgeous sunset that God painted for us.

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Ashley had some ideas for a few pictures she wanted. One of her ideas was to pop a bottle of bubbly and those images turned out great! The whole experience turned out to be so much fun!

What would you like to see for your senior portraits? Do you have unique location you want to shoot in? If you can’t envision your portraits, lets collaborate and come up with the perfect location and set that will make your senior pictures stand out from everyone else! We have 2 slot available for September and only 3 left in October, so book your session today at Noelle Bell Photography.

Rockin it “All Night Long”

This was the 2nd year that Noelle Bell Photography had the opportunity to capture portraits at Holston Middle School’s 8th grade dance.   Regina Harold has been a joy to work with these past few years and the love these teachers that attend have for the students there at the school is very evident.  This year I had some time to capture some images of the fun the kids had on the dance floor.  Here are some images from that.

And not only did the students have fun, but they brought out the old school music – aka – the music from the 70’s and the ’80’s.  This was the music I grew up to!  So when there were only a few kids left, the DJ played the YMCA and the teachers got out on the floor.

This was a fun event and I look forward to all the fun we’ll have next year with a new set of 8th graders.

If you have a teen just finishing middle school and you would like a nice updated portrait of them, contact Noelle Bell Photography today and we’ll schedule a special teen session. Or go to this link and book your session today!

Teen Shoot: Knoxville Botanical Garden

The Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum is full of gorgeous areas to shoot. It was the perfect place for Noelle Bell Photography to take our teen models. The four girls met my assistant and I there and we spent the first little bit walking around and taking practice pictures so the girls could get comfortable. Modeling can seem awkward at first, but after breaking the ice it is a blast for the models and myself. Cassie and her friends stepped out of the box and gave me many wonderful pictures that were breath taking.

Each girl was so sweet and brought their own personality to the photos. It was such a fun photo shoot and I cannot wait to see what else they have in store for me. More shoots with these girls to come in the future.

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