Creativity takes on a unique form – Designer – Maddy Ramsey

I’d like to take a moment to brag on one of my seniors, Maddy Ramsey, who will be a senior at Hardin Valley this fall.  Maddy agreed to design a few pieces for me here at Noelle Bell Photography.  Maddy has already been accepted into the Fashion Institue of Design & Merchandising, (FIDM) when she finishes high school, and I’m happy to say she is already designing pieces. Here is a little more about her if you want to hear Maddy’s story and passion for design.

Maddy already had an idea for the first piece she wanted to do. She wanted to design a dress made out of newspaper. She had an idea and I had a dress and a skirt that wound up working perfectly for the foundation of the piece. She did the rest from there.

These are some pictures from the first week we started working on this, and by we I mean Maddy!  I only folded some newspaper.  She started back cutting the dress and using the top for the form.

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This has been months in the making, and I have so many times wanted to post a picture, spill the beans on what was coming, but I managed to hold it in until it was finished.

Stay tuned in the coming days to see the rest of the dress unveiled and slowly took shape.  Just yesterday Maddy modeled the dress so pictures as well will be coming very soon!

If you are a graduating 2019 senior and you haven’t booked your senior portrait session yet, click here!  We have 5 sessions open in July and 8 sessions in August left. Book your session today at Noelle Bell Photography!  We can’t wait to create a totally unique session for you!

 

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What a fun video reveal – time for banners!

What fun it was to show up and have a Banner Reveal for the three seniors on the Carter High School softball team.  Thanks to the rest of the team for helping me show them off to the girls.  They loved them!

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Here’s a few of my favorites from the day we took the senior girls softball pictures for the banners.

If your sports team would like pictures of your team or banners, please contact Noelle Bell Photography and we will be happy to talk further with you about this.  Sports pictures are so much fun to capture!

 

 

Check out the top 17 favorite Images from 2017!

Every year I like to go back and review my images from the year and find some of my favorite ones.  At the end of the 2017 I had many things on my plate including a family wedding, sessions and spending quality time with my niece and my family.  In the midst of all that, this annual thing got forgotten.  So here finally are my 17 favorite images from 2017.

Each one of these images holds a story, a memory and a feeling.  I hope that when you come to the end of the year you will be able to remember some of the highlights, whether that be getting your senior portraits taken, spending time with family or taking some time to photograph something you normally wouldn’t.

Enjoy!  🙂

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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 or a rising 2019 senior and you haven’t booked your senior portrait session yet, click here!  We can’t wait to create a memorable experience  and images you will treasure.

Michael’s senior pictures, SailAway Academy, Class of 2018

Michael’s senior portrait session was a lot of fun and full of challenges!  We had crazy gusty wind, I had to search for greenery to use in the shoot and we needed dad to guide traffic while we photographed Michael in his truck off the road right past a blind curve. Thank you Rob for being such a huge help that day.  We were able to find a spot in downtown in Lenoir City where we could stay out of the wind for what turned out to be the portrait they chose to hang on the wall.  It also highlighted his baby blue eyes and mom really wanted to see them shine in the pictures.

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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 in May for those haven’t gotten that scheduled yet.

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.

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.

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.