Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer: Blog https://www.leighphotos.com/blog en-us Michelle Leigh Photography (Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:58:00 GMT Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:58:00 GMT https://www.leighphotos.com/img/s/v-12/u507604218-o96996503-50.jpg Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer: Blog https://www.leighphotos.com/blog 80 120 Gina's Baby Girl Newborn Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/4/ginas-baby-girl-newborn-session This sweet girl was a dream for her newborn session. I'm looking forward to watching her grow! Congrats to an amazing family!

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/4/ginas-baby-girl-newborn-session Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:34:39 GMT
Luca 9 Month Session - First Year https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/4/luca-9-month-session---first-year We had way too much fun with this little guy and this awesome family. I'm already looking forward to his one year session. 

 


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/4/luca-9-month-session---first-year Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:30:39 GMT
Spring Studio Portraits - Four Sisters https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/3/spring-studio-portraits---four-sisters It's always a great time when I have these Harper ladies in the studio. This time they were back for Spring portraits with their precious bunny Popcorn. 






]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/3/spring-studio-portraits---four-sisters Tue, 30 Mar 2021 13:46:43 GMT
Barrett Senior Portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/3/barrett-senior-portraits Here's a snapshot of the awesome session I had with Barrett for his Senior Portraits.

I'm excited to see where his next steps lead him since he's such an amazing young man. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) family photographer graduate pictures knoxville photographer senior portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/3/barrett-senior-portraits Tue, 30 Mar 2021 13:40:19 GMT
Gina's Maternity Portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/2/ginas-maternity-portraits We had way too much fun doing these maternity portraits! I love that we were able to capture their personalities so much.

 I can't wait to capture their newborn portraits next. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/2/ginas-maternity-portraits Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:27:01 GMT
Carmani Newborn Portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/2/carmani-newborn-portraits This beautiful little lady was only 6 days old when I got to capture her newborn portraits. She was perfect capturing the outfits they brought for her to wear. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville newborn pictures knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/2/carmani-newborn-portraits Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:21:43 GMT
Six Month Session for Luca https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/2/six-month-session-for-luca Luca has to be the happiest baby. Such a joy to photograph this fun family as part of the Watch Me Grow program. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/2/six-month-session-for-luca Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:37:01 GMT
Baby Boy 1 Year Session with Cake Smash https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/1/baby-boy-1-year-session-with-cake-smash I think I could photograph One Year Cake Smashes every day and be as happy as my cake smashing babies!


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) cake smash child photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer knoxville studio one year cake smash https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/1/baby-boy-1-year-session-with-cake-smash Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:35:21 GMT
Precious Eleanor's Newborn Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/1/precious-eleanors-newborn-session  

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville newborn photographer knoxville studio newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/1/precious-eleanors-newborn-session Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:45:58 GMT
Jasper 8 Month Milestone Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/1/jasper-8-month-milestone-session Jasper's 8 Month Watch Me Grow Milestone Session fell during Christmas so we took advantage!

So Cute and So Much FUN!

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) 8 month milestone 8 month pictures child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/1/jasper-8-month-milestone-session Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:40:42 GMT
Charlotte 1 Year Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/1/charlotte-1-year-session She is such a beauty!!! I love capturing the first year and cake smash. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) cake smash child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer one year cake smash https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2021/1/charlotte-1-year-session Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:32:13 GMT
Christmas Session for Ashley Hayden and Charlotte https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/11/christmas-session-for-ashley-hayden-and-charlotte So happy I got to meet this precious family! I look forward to Charlotte's One Year Session next!

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/11/christmas-session-for-ashley-hayden-and-charlotte Tue, 24 Nov 2020 23:46:30 GMT
Stella 1 Year and Christmas https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/11/stella-1-year-and-christmas This beauty rocked her first session. Happy First Birthday Stella!

 


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/11/stella-1-year-and-christmas Sat, 14 Nov 2020 14:10:55 GMT
Marcantel Fall Family Portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/11/marcantel-fall-family-portraits Another beautiful session from one of my favorite families. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/11/marcantel-fall-family-portraits Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:47:01 GMT
Townsend Fall Family Portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/11/townsend-fall-family-portraits I've been photographing this beautiful family five years and it's always a joy! Such wonderful girls. 



]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/11/townsend-fall-family-portraits Mon, 02 Nov 2020 18:50:22 GMT
Elam Family Fall Portraits at Meads Quarry https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/10/elam-family-fall-portraits-at-meads-quarry Time to share some major cuteness from a recent Fall mini session!! 

When kids get are a little older I can capture a lot of personality in a 20 minute session. 

 



]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/10/elam-family-fall-portraits-at-meads-quarry Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:51:21 GMT
Reilly Family Portraits at Cades Cove https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/10/reilly-family-portraits-at-cades-cove I love getting to see this fam once a year in or around Gatlinburg. We opted for Cades Cove this year. 


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/10/reilly-family-portraits-at-cades-cove Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:51:31 GMT
Derek 6 Month Portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/10/derek-6-month-portraits They're back to see me from MI! Glad I finally got to meet little Derek.

 

The ending was epic toddlerhood.. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/10/derek-6-month-portraits Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:47:39 GMT
Baby Boy Newborn Session With Family https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/baby-boy-newborn-session-with-family This is such a beautiful gallery of images and what a great family.  



]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/baby-boy-newborn-session-with-family Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:53:29 GMT
Fall Family Portraits at Ijams https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/fall-family-portraits-at-ijams Ward Family Fall Portraits from November 2019. I forgot to blog these and really want to use them for examples. I'm so late. HA



]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer fall pictures family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/fall-family-portraits-at-ijams Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:16:10 GMT
Spring Maternity Portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/spring-maternity-portraits My sweet friends moved to Michigan so during a visit they stopped by my house for some Spring maternity pictures. YAY!! 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child portraits family photographer knoxville photographer maternity maternity family pictures maternity pictures https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/spring-maternity-portraits Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:04:53 GMT
Newborn Twin Family Studio Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/newborn-twin-family-studio-session  


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn newborn photographer newborn portraits twin pictures twins" twins' https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/newborn-twin-family-studio-session Wed, 02 Sep 2020 14:56:31 GMT
Family Session at Ijams Meads Quarry https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/family-session-at-ijams-meads-quarry

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer meads quarry https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/9/family-session-at-ijams-meads-quarry Wed, 02 Sep 2020 14:44:00 GMT
Holston Hills Maternity Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/7/holston-hills-maternity-session This sweet baby boy made his way into the world this month. I'm excited to share the mommy and me maternity session. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) family photographer knoxville photographer maternity portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/7/holston-hills-maternity-session Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:14:30 GMT
Zain and Moore Extended Family Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/7/zain-and-moore-extended-family-session One of my favorite families and I got to catch up at UT Gardens for some updated extended family portraits. It's been years since I photographed their wedding so it was super fun to have a reunion. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/7/zain-and-moore-extended-family-session Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:45:12 GMT
Piper 8 Weeks New in Studio https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/7/piper-8-weeks-new-in-studio Sweet Piper at 8 weeks and big brother (2) came into the studio last month. Such a sweet family that I've been photographing since their wedding 6 years ago. One of the favorite parts of my job is getting to see these families grow. 


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/7/piper-8-weeks-new-in-studio Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:16:23 GMT
Child Portraits of Rosemary https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/6/child-portraits-of-rosemary Rosemary missed her dance recital, but that doesn't mean we can't put her dress on and go have some fun. What a beautiful little lady inside and out. Child portraits are the BEST!

 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits knoxville child photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/6/child-portraits-of-rosemary Fri, 12 Jun 2020 17:01:00 GMT
Newborn Session for Amelia https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/6/newborn-session-for-amelia Sweet Amelia was born right as the world started closing. We waited until things opened back up and did her session the beginning of May. She was turning 8 weeks, and cute as a button. Big sis was turning 2, so we captured her too.  

 



]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/6/newborn-session-for-amelia Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:35:38 GMT
Baby Cameron's Newborn Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/6/baby-camerons-newborn-session  

Welcome to the world baby Cameron! We were very excited to have a set of grandparents in town to be captured all together. 



]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/6/baby-camerons-newborn-session Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:26:28 GMT
Suzanne's Maternity Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/6/suzannes-maternity-session  

What a stunning maternity session at Sequoyah Hills Park and the studio. 

 


 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) family photographer knoxville photographer maternity pictures newborn photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/6/suzannes-maternity-session Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:04:27 GMT
Newborn Session for Jasper https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/5/newborn-session-for-jasper We're living in uncharted times, so I was extremely happy I got to meet this sweet little Jasper this month. He was my first little guy in the studio joined by his parent and big sister Nyla. I met Nyla when she turned 1. It's truly an honor to photograph the same families and to watch them grow.  Best job ever and Jasper was a dream to work with!! Their gallery is stunning. Thank you for stopping by to see them. 

 


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/5/newborn-session-for-jasper Mon, 18 May 2020 23:55:58 GMT
Megan's UT Graduation Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/5/megans-ut-graduation-session We added Megan to our family back in February. She was going to be our summer home childcare after school let out. Well, school was let out early so we have been blessed to have her start earlier as my work picks up. It wasn't long before Megan's mom informed her she needed pictures (of course she does I agreed). Megan still doesn't know if she'll even get to have a graduation ceremony, but at least she'll have professional portraits to document this very special milestone in her life.

I haven't know Megan for very long, but I can tell you she's beautiful and full of life and fun. She loves people, and her smile and laugh are infectious. 

On top of her college graduation her brother, Ryan graduated from High School this May too (no ceremony). We were excited to capture the whole family on UT's Campus.  Ryan will not be following in Megan's footsteps going to UT. We won't hold it against him I guess. ;)

 

 I hate to see them miss their graduation, but we didn't let it steal our smiles and fun for the session. Joy and Love Wins!

 











]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) family photographer graduation knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer senior pictures senior portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/5/megans-ut-graduation-session Mon, 18 May 2020 16:34:46 GMT
Anna One Year Home Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/5/anna-one-year-home-session Anna Turns ONE!  

The first year goes by so fast and I've loved watching Anna grow and getting to see her sweet sisters. We were able to capture her one year session at their family home. Someone wasn't feeling the love for her chocolate cake. You'll enjoy her reaction. :)







]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/5/anna-one-year-home-session Thu, 14 May 2020 18:46:34 GMT
Abbey's Graduation Portraits at UT Knoxville https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/4/abbeys-graduation-portraits-at-ut-knoxville Congratulations to the amazing Abbey on her upcoming graduation from the University of Tennessee.  She's off to an amazing start in life. I know she'll do great things. 

I had an extremely hard time picking favorites so I'll just share almost all of them.  :)


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer senior portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/4/abbeys-graduation-portraits-at-ut-knoxville Mon, 27 Apr 2020 15:22:53 GMT
Mermaid Princess Aria's 4th Birthday https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/3/mermaid-princess-arias-4th-birthday  

I photographed this precious princess last month. What a joy!

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/3/mermaid-princess-arias-4th-birthday Mon, 23 Mar 2020 19:24:58 GMT
Miles Christmas Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/1/miles-christmas-session I know these are a little late and past Christmas, but they are too cute not to share. 

 


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/1/miles-christmas-session Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:08:44 GMT
Jules and Harper Turn One https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/1/jules-and-harper-turn-one I was so happy to have these beautiful girls and their fun family back in the studio for their One Year and Cake Smash Session!  Enjoy all the cake images. I couldn't help, but keep them all for the gallery and now I'll share with you!

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2020/1/jules-and-harper-turn-one Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:59:23 GMT
Honeycutt Backyard Fall Family Pictures https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/12/honeycutt-backyard-fall-family-pictures  

The middle of the day is not a great time for little kids to take pictures, but when you're family we work some pictures whenever possible. At least the backyard was full of pretty colors. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/12/honeycutt-backyard-fall-family-pictures Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:11:54 GMT
Grady Turns One Session at UT Gardens https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/12/grady-turns-one-session-at-ut-gardens Grady Turns One! 

 

Cousins!


 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/12/grady-turns-one-session-at-ut-gardens Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:02:03 GMT
The Hill Family Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/12/the-hill-family-session My Twin Friends.

Older kids are perfect for my Fall petite sessions. These boys were ready to bounce on out of their pictures, but they stopped long enough for me to capture their cuteness. 

 



]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/12/the-hill-family-session Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:47:05 GMT
David's One Year Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/12/davids-one-year-session This is a love story of an EMT and city police officer following in love. I photographed the engagement, wedding, maternity, and newborn. Fast forward another year and little David is 1 year old and about to be a big brother next year. See I told you it was a story of love! What a joy to photograph such a beautiful family. Happy first little man! Oh and Merry Christmas. We started with the Christmas set up. 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/12/davids-one-year-session Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:41:23 GMT
Harper Ladies' Studio Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/11/harper-ladies-studio-session Sweet Neighbors! I'm proud to say these lovely ladies are not only pretty on the outside, but they are beautiful on the inside. I'm so happy to have such amazing girls for my girls to grow up with in our neighborhood. Not to mention a great mom friend to be part of my village. 

For this session I wanted to capture a simple Christmas setup and mom wanted updated professional headshots for herself and their grandparents. I love child headshots. It's amazing to hang their beautiful faces on the walls each year and watch how they change. I highly recommend child headshots! They aren't just for adults. 






]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/11/harper-ladies-studio-session Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:12:14 GMT
Ava's 3 Year and Christmas Pictures https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/11/avas-3-year-and-christmas-pictures I'm never unhappy to spend a cold morning in the studio with an adorable toddler. (fyi I LOVE toddlers!)

 






]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer knoxville studio https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/11/avas-3-year-and-christmas-pictures Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:59:19 GMT
Marcantel Fall Family Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/10/marcantel-fall-family-session Oh I just couldn't wait to share this session on the blog. It was overcast and rained all night so the leaves and ground were all wet and darker. With overcast light I have to shoot my images a little darker to keep skin tones from being too bright. The end result is different from my sunny/shaded sessions.  The overall images are usually darker and richer in color. Different and beautiful. Thanks for looking.

 


 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/10/marcantel-fall-family-session Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:56:43 GMT
Martin Family Fall Portraits at Ijams Nature Center https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/10/martin-family-fall-portraits-at-ijams-nature-center Fall Session are happening now. This awesome family and I ventured over to some other parts of Ijams Nature Center. It's been a hot Fall so far, so I appreciate them braving the heat. I love getting to see everyone this time of year. It's a busy blessing. Stay tuned for more, but in the meantime check out this cuteness overload. 



 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/10/martin-family-fall-portraits-at-ijams-nature-center Thu, 03 Oct 2019 14:29:46 GMT
Summer Family Portraits at UT Gardens https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/9/summer-family-portraits-at-ut-gardens Summer time fun and portraits.  I started photographing this two year old when she was in her momma's tummy. I'm so thankful for all my wonderful families. 


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/9/summer-family-portraits-at-ut-gardens Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:48:42 GMT
Summer Family Session https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/9/summer-family-session Summer family sessions are hot, but full of fun and playing around. I love getting to see how much kids grow year over year.  I seriously have the best job and best families to photograph!





 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer family pictures knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/9/summer-family-session Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:36:48 GMT
Miles 9 Month Session at UT Gardens https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/9/miles-9-month-session-at-ut-gardens What an honor to photograph your friends and favorite people. 

Little Miles just turned one, but I'm behind on my blogging. Here is his 9 month session. One year session coming soon. 






]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/9/miles-9-month-session-at-ut-gardens Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:15:01 GMT
Anna 4 Month Studio Portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/9/anna-4-month-studio-portraits I love the Watch Me Grow clients. It's so much fun watching their little babes grow. 


 




]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/9/anna-4-month-studio-portraits Fri, 06 Sep 2019 18:04:53 GMT
Twinkie Time 2015 to 2019 https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/6/twinkie-time My babies are going off to Kindergarten in August. We're so thankful for the past four years at FUMC's Child Development Center. Those sweet teachers loving on my kids made it possible for me to leave them when they cried for me as I walked out the door. They were very much part of my village. 

There were many points during my kids early years I didn't know how I was going to make it through the day without my own meltdown. I call the early years survival years. Their time at preschool not only gave them a solid education start and personable skills, but it gave momma time to work and build my business of beautiful faces. 
Only recently did I feel my brain starting to fire again (about the time they finally started to sleep through the night every day). It's actually thinking, thriving and not just merely surviving. I silently think to myself, "I can actually do this parenting/work/life balance thing." Then it all comes crashing down again and I think about all the therapy my kids are going to need from how we probably aren't doing something right. It gets easier in some aspects of life, but harder in others. So I'd stick to the theory its just different. Each stage is different, with it's own challenges and joy. At the end of the day there may have been tears, but there was a lot of smiles and laughter too. Our house has toy horses and tiny trinkets everywhere, but it's also overflowing with LOVE.  I wouldn't change a thing. My two favorite tiny humans are growing faster than I care to admit. They are turning into amazing little people with big caring hearts. They love so many things, going places, and most of all having fun while playing with friends and family. 

Raising twins isn't for the faint of heart. New adventures await and we can't wait! 

 

 

September 2015

 

August 2016

 

August 2017

(The pumpkins are a bit odd for August, but I bought them at Kroger a few days before so I decorated early that year. Winning!)

 

August 2018

Today, June 28, 2019

At some point in the past 10 months my little babies sprouted into full blown kids. The pictures from August to now have me baffled. That's a lot of growing. 

Lexi's Favorites:

Color: Aqua, Animal: Hummingbirds, Song: Thunder by Imagine Dragons, Place: Arizona, Best Friend at School: Claire

Reagan's Favorites:

Color: Purple, Animal: Horse, Song: Shake It Off, Place: Home and the Dentist (?), Best Friend at School: Josephine

 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/6/twinkie-time Sat, 29 Jun 2019 01:32:07 GMT
Abbigail 1 Year Pictures with Cake Smash https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/6/abbigail-1-year-pictures-with-cake-smash There's something magically about our babies. They truly are amazing. However, they are people too and some days they aren't feeling all the smiles. It doesn't make them any less beautiful. Abbigail LOVED her cake so much tho! 

 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer first year pictures knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer one year old https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/6/abbigail-1-year-pictures-with-cake-smash Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:14:33 GMT
Watch Me Grow - Baby Girl 6 Month & Big Brother 2 Year Pictures https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/6/watch-me-grow---baby-girl-6-month-big-brother-2-year-pictures Beautiful Ginny and Handsome Big Brother Jack were back in the studio over Valentine's Day. They brought along some family heirlooms again and fun soccer shots. :)





]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child studio pictures family photographer first year pictures knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/6/watch-me-grow---baby-girl-6-month-big-brother-2-year-pictures Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:06:05 GMT
David Turns 6 Months https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/6/david-turns-6-months My sweet friends that never sleep.

David wasn't as full as smiles as we hoped, but they work night shifts and I think David may too. :) The session was cute as ever with and without smiles.  


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) 6 month pictures child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits UT gardens https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/6/david-turns-6-months Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:27:33 GMT
Conrad One Year Pictures with Big Brother in Studio https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/4/conrad-one-year-pictures-with-big-brother-in-studio I have the cutest neighbors.  Could they be any more handsome?!? 





]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) baby boy child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer one year one year pictures https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/4/conrad-one-year-pictures-with-big-brother-in-studio Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:38:13 GMT
Winter Family Portraits Downtown Knoxville https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/4/winter-family-portraits-downtown-knoxville We popped downtown for a fun Winter family session a few months back. We thankfully had warmer weather, and downtown still had their lights on the trees. It made for a fun pretty back drop. This whole session is gorgeous in color and black and white. 


]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer family photographer family pictures knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/4/winter-family-portraits-downtown-knoxville Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:58:33 GMT
Newborn Portraits for Twin Girls https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/4/newborn-portraits-for-twin-girls Presenting Beautiful Haper and Jules. 

They were so wonderful to photograph, and I've loved getting to know this awesome family. I have a special place in my heart for twins as a twin momma myself. 


 

]]>
(Michelle Leigh Photography | Knoxville Photographer) child photographer child portraits family photographer knoxville child photographer knoxville photographer newborn photographer newborn portraits https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2019/4/newborn-portraits-for-twin-girls Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:42:43 GMT
Newborn Portraits for David https://www.leighphotos.com/blog/2018/12/newborn-portraits-for-david Precious David has arrived! Love this awesome family!