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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Noelle Bell Photography had a great time capturing Chase’s senior portraits. The day of the shoot my client called with a last minute location change, and Hunter Valley Farms was perfect. We had to work around the setup of a wedding, but the rich, dark wood of the barn’s interior was perfect and leant a very masculine feel to the images.Outside the gritty ironwork of a few outdoor pieces gave us a nice backgrounds for shooting a senior guy as well.
His mom wanted some portraits of him on the field at Catholic High School where he spent 4 years on the football team. He also captured the high honor of being runner up for Mr. Football for the Knoxville area with some of his teammates this past fall.
We captured a few more images of Chase in his Catholic High School polo as well. The green looked really nice on him. Chase will be taking his skills to Tulane University the “Green Wave” this summer where he signed for their football program. The green is here to stay.
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 1 slot available for June, so if you want to beat the heat, book your session today at Noelle Bell Photography.
The last month and a half, my home church Fellowship Church has partnered once again with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity to build LaQuisha a home. It has been a fun the four days that I was able to be a part of the build. I’m looking forward to seeing it come to completion in a few weeks at the dedication.
The first day is always so much fun for me as the you get to swing the hammer, work out muscles you don’t use every day, and slowly watch the walls take shape. It was also fun as it may have been about 8 years since I worked regularly with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, but it just happened that Tony was the house leader for this build. Tony and I worked together quite a bit in the past and it was a lot of fun to work with him again. Another Yankee and a great Italian…a great combination!
I missed getting a picture of the house framing, but here’s a picture of the house after the sheathing on the roof went up. I joined the Tuesday crew to help with this as this did not get that done on the first day.
The following week was time for the ROOF! My favorite part, and what I used to help lead when I was volunteering more regularly. We had a great crew and we got the shingles up in no time and the day ended sooner than expected as the crew below us framed the interior walls.
Last Saturday I was there with a crew to paint. We had a wonderful crew, a nice temperature outside, and I think it’s the fastest I’ve ever seen a crew work. We didn’t start till after 8:15am and I was home by 11:00am. I did remember to get a picture of the crew finally this time, so here are a bunch of shots of the work and one final one of the crew. These guys and gals were so much fun to work with. I even met another photographer who goes to my church, but she’s on the dark side….she shoots Canon! 😉
I am looking forward to seeing this house complete and attending the dedication. I hope that many years of happiness and love will be spent in this home.
If you want to join a great cause, be sure to donate a Saturday or two of your time to working with the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. It’s amazing how much the joy in serving will bless not only the homeowner, but you as well.
What a pleasure it was for Noelle Bell Photography to capture some of Lenoir City’s couples as they were about to head to their junior and senior prom. We took pictures at Tellico Village Yacht Club behind the building, right on the water! It turned out to be a gorgeous day even though it was a bit hot. The couples kept trickling in and it turned out to be a beautiful group of couples.
The girls were beautiful on the inside and out and the dresses they girl chose were phenomenal. They had so much fun posing with the group, their dates and by themselves. The weeping willow tree along the walkway was the perfect location in the heat of the day so that was where most of the couple and individual pictures were captured. It also made for a stunning backdrop.
It was also a great opportunity to photograph my assistant Taylor. Since I had already photographed Taylor’s senior portraits, she knew how everything was going to roll. Here are some of my favorites of her and her date.
Contact Noelle Bell Photography today and let us customize your 2018 senior session and you can schedule your prom pictures as well. 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. Class of 2018 seniors if you are looking for a fall session, we already have a few on the books so call today!