Gracie & Taylor {Love}

I was so fortunate to get to photograph this beautiful couple’s engagement session while they were in town for the day. The weather was threatening rain (a common occurrence in late March and all of April in East Tennessee!), but we pushed through and got some truly wonderful shots. The love was palpable during the short time we had and I cannot wait to be a part of their big day next summer!


I’m baaa-aack!!!

Hey y’all. After an unplanned hiatus (I decided to dip my toe into the full-time workforce), I am back to capture all your favorite memories again. And not a moment too soon, with the holiday season quickly descending upon us. There is still plenty of time to get some great shots before all the leaves are gone (and then, I hope, time for snow!). So hit me up, before it’s too late!

Love Birds: Ashley & Nate {Knoxville Couples Photography}

I love love. Especially when it’s as evident as it was with Ashley and Nate. I’ve known Ashley and her husband Nate for quite a while and I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph them (and their pooch, Ellie) earlier this year. It was such a blast! They are so cute together and spent the entire session laughing and just being adorable. They were up for anything and we were able to capture a gorgeous sunset shot right at the end of their session. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful couple. 🙂


Coming Soon: Baby Kora {Knoxville Maternity Photography}

It seems like just yesterday that I was photographing her second child’s newborn photos… Well, last summer, anyway 🙂 And now, this beautiful Mommy is getting ready to add a little girl to their family of two boys to complete their family. Katie was absolutely glowing when we did her maternity session on her parents’ farm in Tellico Plains back in May. It was a beautiful location and a beautiful bump! Have I mentioned how much I ADORE baby bumps?! Well, I do!


Ashley: Lady in the Water session {Knoxville Photography}

This session… Where to begin?! For the past year, I’ve had this concept of a beautiful, long-haired girl in a flowing dress coming out of the water. I had the model picked out for about as long as I had the concept! My lovely friend, Ashley. She is absolutely gorgeous and was just amazing. She was up for anything during this long shoot and the water was COLD. Bless her heart, she was freezing by the time we were done. But she was a total sport about it. I couldn’t have asked for a better day or better model for this session. Lots of times, I get asked to do specific things for a client. It’s very rare that I get to shoot “just for me”. This shoot was definitely just for me. In a way, it’s been a dream come true. To see a year of planning FINALLY come to fruition, is a bit surreal. The few images I’ve posted on Facebook have already received a lot of love and I couldn’t be more flattered. I hope you all enjoy looking through this session as much as I loved shooting it. Shooting this session truly was a labor of love for me and reminds me why I am so passionate about this amazing thing called photography. Much love, R


Holiday Mini Time! {Holiday Mini Sessions}

Christmas time is fast approaching. Yes, it’s still September, but the days are getting shorter and there is a definite chill some mornings when I take my kiddos to school. So it’s time to start thinking about Christmas, family photos, holiday cards, and lots of other goodies that come along with the colder months.

Well, here at ROP, we are going to help you get a few of those things out of the way before it’s really time to bundle up and get cozy with a cup of cocoa.

This year, our Holiday Mini Sessions include some really great items to get you ready for the upcoming holiday season. You will receive (depending on which package you choose) 5 or 10 images on a disc with a print release, a custom Christmas ornament, and 25 custom holiday cards (with package 2).  There are a very limited number of slots available on session dates, so book EARLY to reserve your spot.  I hope to see your smiling faces in front of my camera soon!



Tiffany, Aaren, & Kiddos! {Knoxville Family Photography}

In the spring, I was able to take an evening and photograph a couple of my closest friends (who happen to be sisters), along with their kiddos. You may remember Tiffany from her bump session earlier this year.  We had so much fun. I wrangled Keagan and Molly for some cute photos, along with some sweet shots of them with their mom, Aaren. And baby Jase was an absolute angle during the session. I love getting to work with my friends and capture some memories for them.