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

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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.

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Alaina Hayes, Senior Pictures, Noelle Bell Photography, Knoxville TN

What a joy it was to capture Alaina’s senior pictures.  She has been a Thursday Connection student that I have photographed for the past 3 years.   When it came time to capture her senior portraits they contacted Noelle Bell Photography and scheduled a 2 hour session.  We started out in downtown Knoxville at one of my favorite locations, the Historic Southern Railway Station, where we captured some amazing images of her in a beautiful red dress.

 

We finished up at the train station and headed off to some beautiful tall grass where we captured her with her cowgirl hat that she used to use when she competed, (I so loved that hat), and some gorgeous outdoor shots.  We started with the American flag they wanted to use.

Then we got out her guitar and denim jacket for some other shots in the beautiful sunlight.

Then we headed off to their house to capture some of her with the brown eyed boy she fell in love with at the age of 6.  Trigger was thrilled to come out and eat the good grass and then we captured some neat pictures of the two of them together.

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Girl, Senior Portraits, Knoxville Senior Photographer, Natural, Pet Portraits, Horse

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Girl, Senior Portraits, Knoxville Senior Photographer, Natural, Pet Portraits, Horse

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Girl, Senior Portraits, Knoxville Senior Photographer, Natural, Pet Portraits, Horse

And what country girl doesn’t want a picture on her John Deere!  It was a great ending to Alaina’s session, and her parents were thrilled with all the amazing images.

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Girl, Senior Portraits, Knoxville Senior Photographer, Outdoor Portraits, Smile

Noelle Bell Photography, Senior Girl, Senior Portraits, Knoxville Senior Photographer, Outdoor Portraits, John Deere

Thank you so much for allowing Noelle Bell Photography to capture this special season in your life.  Blessings on you as you finish up your high school year and move into the new season that God has for you.

If you are a 2016 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 February and we are already booking March and April 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 this special season in your life.