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Amber and Greg King 5.19.2012 Sneak Peek

Here’s a quick look at some highlights from the wedding of Amber Morrell and Greg King. This was an absolutely beautiful wedding held at the private residence of the Bride’s aunt in Piney Flats, TN. We wish Greg and Amber all the best as they begin their journey together. This couple is surrounded by an amazingly supportive group of lifelong friends and family and we were delighted to photograph every one of them!

November 3, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Rachel - These pictures are stunning. It was so nice to be able to speak with you (Bryan) at the Andrea & Micheal wedding on nov 2. You do beautiful work and such a nice person.

Lori and Doug 5.10.2012 Sneak Peek

Here’s a quick glimpse at the beautiful wedding of Lori and Doug. Their wedding was held at the couple’s new home and horse farm in Lenoir City. Doug and Lori are friends and colleagues of mine so it was real thrill and honor to capture their day. I’m so excited for Doug and Lori and their new combined family. Enjoy the ride you two!

May 30, 2012 - 10:36 am

Lisa Nettles - Beautiful pictures!! :)

May 31, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Sonya Scott - I love your photos of this wedding – the couple, the children, the truck…sigh. I shared my thoughts at

Montana – Glacier Hike

Just spoke to my buddy Brian Bastinelli a few days ago about our annual pilgrimage to Montana and Glacier National Park. This post never made it out of Draft for some reason but these are some fun shots from one of our trips a few years back. Hard to believe there is still snow on the ground in July! Looking forward to heading back out again this year.

May 24, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Ted - Can I join?

June 12, 2012 - 12:05 pm

Brian - Wow! You have some great shots here! They are lovely!

Draft – Ryann Laundry

So here’s another post that got stuck in the Draft folder! I’ve got a workshop coming up in June called Summer School (ping me if you are interested) so I was looking back for workshop related posts. These images are from a workshop I held a year (or maybe even two) years ago now. I setup this demo shoot with the incomparable Ryann and we had a blast. We essentially descended upon a local laundry at 2:00 am or so and executed an impromptu photo shoot, much to the amusement of those washing their knickers at that late hour. Those in the class who opted to stay up for this had a blast. Of course, we topped the shoot off with breakfast at the Waffle house. That’s living large East Tennessee style! I’m pretty sure a 2:00 am model shoot in a laundry followed up with a world class breakfast experience at the wAWFUL house is unique to my workshops;-)

First Friday Gallery Show at Gift Gormet and Interiors

Hello everyone from the lazy blogger;-)Well, wedding season is in full swing now. I was going back over some old blog drafts that never got posted and ran across this one. These shots are from a First Friday gallery opening I did with the great folks at Gift Gourmet and Interiors. This event showcased some of my work printed using and ancient encaustic printing method. The prints are affixed to wood frames and then coated in multiple layers of bees wax and hand tinted. The result is a visually stunning art piece that looks timeless on your walls! Trust me the photos don’t do these pieces justice. You have to see (and feel) them for yourself.

May 24, 2012 - 3:11 pm

KC Lust - Bryan, those are some outstanding examples of your best work. I love the beeswax photos and can’t wait to get my hands on some samples I’m ordering next week. Congratulations on a great marketing idea!

Lowery Family

Here’s another post that got stuck in the Draft folder. This is the Lowery family! We photograph their family at least twice a year every year and it’s always a delight. I love the big bright eyes that these little guys have. Every session is different as these two grow and change and I’m honored to document their journey!

May 24, 2012 - 3:13 pm

KC Lust - Outstanding work, as usual. One question: What lens did you use for the extreme closeup of the toddler?

May 24, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Bryan Allen - Thanks KC! That is the 50mm f/1.4.

Ryann’s Farewell Shoot

What a bittersweet shoot! Ryann was one of the first models I shot locally for an agency here in Knoxville. We have collaborated many times since then and she always delivers stellar results on her side of the lens and is a pure joy to work with in the process. Now *my* Ryann is ready for the next big adventure and step in her life. That’s right . . . she’s off to tackle New York and I predict she’ll do great things. Ryann I will miss you . . . Knoxville will miss you . . . but we wish you all the best and can’t wait to see where you go from here. Our next shoot will be in NYC and I can’t wait for that! Until then, happy trails, safe travels, and thanks for all the great work!

Here is a sneak peek from our Farewell Shoot . . .

Rachael & Tyler Sneak Peek

Well how fun is this! A 50′s themed wedding with a beautiful couple who could totally pull it off. This is just a sneak peek at some of the images from the beautiful wedding of Rachel and Tyler. So happy for you guys and so thankful you trusted us to capture your big day!

Their ceremony and reception took place at the perfect venue for just such and event . . . the Capitol Theatre in Maryville, TN. We had an amazing time with this couple and their families. Until just last week, Rachael and Tyler held the record for booking me the furthest out. So, we spent well over a year getting to know each other and doing some incredible shoots together including a themed engagement shoot at a 50′s diner. What am I going to do without you guys this year?!;-)

Suffice to say they don’t come along like this every day.

Rachel and Tyler, you two are a true delight. Wish you all the best and Rachel I know we’ll be talking soon about that little surprise we have in store for Tyler;-)

A big thanks to April Berardi and Michelle Honeycutt for the assist! Also, Rachel and Tyler agreed to have their wedding be a part of my 2012 Wedding Intensive Workshop. So, two brave souls, Dianna Allen and Jennifer Hardt, dove in the deep end head first for this one. More on that in a future post . . .

John & Meaghan Roethlisberger – 9.24.11 – Sneak Peek

One of the most simultaneously wonderful and dreaded days for a photographer is when a close friend asks you to photograph his/her wedding. Any wedding photographer out there who has experienced this knows exactly what I mean. So, this wedding represents that day for me. John and Meaghan are great people, great friends, and a delightful couple. I was of course honored, humbled, and thrilled when they asked me to record their glorious day through my lens. Beautiful people, good friends . . . should be a piece of cake right?! Well, the thrill was quickly sedated by the anxiety induced by the other part of my brain which was saying “hey big fella, what if you screw this up?!” Well obviously, I worked through those issues and gladly so.

John and Meaghan are so much fun to photograph. But more importantly, their wedding and reception were truly a delight to witness. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more sincere and heartfelt gathering of friends and family all sharing in the beauty of these two coming together.

The wedding and reception were held at Dara’s Garden. Our friends Sandi and Audwin McGee, incredible artists in their own right, took care of all of the decorations, flowers, and even built a 25 foot custom metal candelabra which was simply amazing. I think my favorite part of the day, aside from the toasts which were just off the chart, was the private meeting we setup for Meaghan and her father prior to the ceremony. We often do “First Look’s” for the Bride and Groom but this was a first with her father requesting the same. Neither thought they would be able to make it down the isle if they didn’t get that out of the system prior. How great is that! I could go on an on but I’ll stop here. Suffice to say that I couldn’t be happier for John and Meaghan and feel truly blessed to have been trusted to photograph such an amazing union.

Eric Church Video Debuts – Drink in My Hand

Check out this new Eric Church video for his new song, Drink in My Hand. The song is racing up the charts. We shot the video three or four weeks ago in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Had the great pleasure of working with an amazing creative team on this project, including Peter Zavadil (Director) and David Waterston (DP). The idea for the video was for it to be a salute to his rowdy fans and give the viewer a real feel for being in the middle of one of his crazy, frenetic live shows. We shot two live shows, two nights in a row and the crowd was as wild as anticipated. Hope you enjoy it! Would love to hear what you think.

Published in Modern Salon Magazine!

We’re very excited to share with you some of our recent work with Studio Visage that has been featured in Modern Salon magazine. The talented creative team really knocked it out of the park on this one with a themed shoot called “Two Faced”. Each model was styled one way and then a twist provided a radically different outcome. A pleasure to shoot and work with these models and more of the talented folks at Salon Visage as always!

Chris & Ashley Robinson – 8.20.11 – Sneak Peek

Congratulations to Chris and Ashley who were married in a beautiful ceremony at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga on August 20th. Ashley you looked like a rock star on this day and the camera simply loved you. We have so many great images from the whole day, but for your sneak peek we couldn’t help but fill it with shots of you. Thanks so much for allowing me to photograph your big day. It was a pleasure and an honor!

Lindsey & Robert – 8.13.11 – Sneak Peek

Congrats Lindsey and Robert! I hope your honeymoon in the jungles and beaches was amazing! Here’s a little sneak peek at some of your images. Thanks so much for the pleasure of working with you guys. From Lindsey earning strangers’ affections during our Bridal session, to the rain soaked engagement session, to Robert’s unforgettable “Shout” performance, you guys were a blast to work with. Hope to see you guys soon!