Saturday, December 18, 2010

Coming Soon - The Brides Guide to Photographers!

I will post an article that should be very helpful to brides starting out - searching for a photographer. I will be different than the "checklist" that is out there everywhere... Please check back I will have it posted soon~
Thanks,
Valerie
VF Photography
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Click on the pictures!

REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GET A BIG VERSION OF THAT PHOTO. JUST HIT THE BACK BUTTON TO GET BACK HERE.
THANKS!
VF Digital Photography
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Emily and Cody engagements

What fun ideas they had with the picnic and boat -I know we are all looking forward to the wedding in 2011!
Valerie and Jenni
VF Photography - Knoxville wedding photographers, Maryville wedding photographers

Kim and Josh, Butterfly Gap Retreat - Maryville

Kim and Josh were married at Butterfly Gap Retreat in Maryville. What a great location for just pure beauty, but also the staff there is exceptional!! It was a bit chilly - but we were able to stick it out. They also saw each other before the wedding and were able to spend time together-alone before the guests arrived. Super fun couple and I was glad to have worked with them before in the year for their engagments. The reception was also there and it was super fun.
Congratulations again - you two were great!!
Valerie
VF Photography, Knoxville wedding photographers, Maryville wedding photographers

Genie and Darrell, The Marriott - Knoxville, The Blount Mansion, The Volunteer Princess Cruises

Genie and Darrell started their day at The Marriott in downtown Knoxville, and then we headed over to The Blount Mansion for pictures. What a fabulous downtown place to get great photographs. The look on Darrells face is priceless - I loved his reaction to his beautiful bride to be!! We headed over to The Volunteer Princess Cruises for the ceremony and reception and it was a gorgeous wedding. They even happened to have the downtown Knoxville parade that evening - everyone was celebrating ;)
Congratulations again,
Valerie and Jenni
VF Photography - Knoxville Photographers, Maryville Photographers

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Brittni and Clint, The Whitestone Country Inn - Kingston

Brittni and Clint were married at The Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston on a lovely fall day.
This was one of the most organized, yet fun and stress free weddings I have ever been to. The bride and groom were so focused on each other is was very sweet and reminded me what true love looks like. We had wonderful weather and the staff at Whitestone were wonderful as usual. We had the opportunity to get down to the dock and take some photos down there and talk about a sexy couple - whew!!
I am so honored to have worked with both of them and their families and I know Jenni is too.
Thank you again,
Valerie and Jenni
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Whitney and Jayson - The Marriott Knoxville, The Blount Mansion Knoxville, Volunteer Princess Cruises Knoxville

Whitney and Jayson had their "first seeing" each other at The Marriott in downtown Knoxville where Whitney got ready, then off to The Blount Mansion for a few quick photos before getting on the luxury Volunteer Princess Cruises Yacht for their wedding and reception. Considering that Whitney planned all of this from out of town I was super surprised to find out that the grooms family lives right down the road from me! Small world - the wedding was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for a nicer day!
All my best to you both,
Valerie
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Jennifer and Doug - The Highlands Condos Gatlinburg, The Park Grill Steakhouse Gatlinburg

Jennifer and Doug were married on 10-10-10 in Gatlinburg at The Highlands Condos, and then to the Park Grill Steakhouse for reception. Yes, that is shrink wrap/ cellophane around their entire car!! It was also filled with balloons and TP!
It was a gorgeous ceremony with closest friends and family on an early autumn day - thank you again for having us be a part of it!
Valerie and Jenni
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tiffany and Nathan, Church of God and The Barn Event Center - Townsend


Tiffany and Nathan were married at The Church of God in Townsend. We had fun taking pictures outside the church and found that it was still pretty hot even in October - weird year for weather... The sun made for some really beautiful lighting and the couple and their friends and family were wonderfully fun! We all headed to The Barn Event Center for the reception. It truly was a great wedding day. We are so glad to have been able work with you all.
Thanks,
Valerie and Jenni
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jill and Jake, The Preserve Resort - Wears Valley, The Barn Event Center - Townsend

Jill and Jake were married at The Preserve Resort in Wears Valley and then we headed to a spot by the creek for a few pictures. After the creek break, we headed on to The Barn Event Center of the Smokies for their reception. Again the staff was wonderful and every detail thought of. Jill had made a few props for her photos and it was such fun with them!!
Best to you both - I love my Mississippi brides!! LOL
Valerie Foley
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Kerrie and Paul, The Barn Event Center - Townsend

Kerrie and Paul were married at The Barn Event Center in Townsend. This one was definately a party and it started early. The Barn was decorated wonderfully and the bright colored flowers truly complimented the blue she had with the girls and guys. They sweetly fed each other cake as to not drop a crumb upon one another..... wait - wrong wedding. They smashed each other !!
The time we did have with them and their families was wonderful.
Congratulations again!
Valerie Foley
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Staci and Shane, Sampson's Hollow - Walland TN

Staci and Shane were married at Sampson's Hollow in Walland. Again, outstanding service by all the staff at Sampson's Hollow. They make the day so easy for everyone!! Staci had a zebra striped theme throughout the wedding and even on her bouquet :)
Super fun day, it truly was a celebration!
Thank you Staci for being my bride representative at the bridal show as well!!
Valerie
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Friday, October 8, 2010

Stefanie and Forest, 1st Presbyterian Morristown and The Country Club Morristown

Stefanie and Forest were married at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Morristown and then headed to the reception at The Country Club of Morristown. This was one of those Tennessee wonderful weather days, it rained early and then let up and was sunny for the reception - thankfully. They brought their precious puppy for a photo or two - love it!!
All my best to you both,
Valerie
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Mary Jo and Kris, Sampson's Hollow in Walland


Mary Jo and Kris came in town to get married at Sampson's Hollow. It was just the two of them and the minister and one witness. What a sweet ceremony it was with them on the bridge! We had use of the farm to get photos and they even had cake and a toast together. They had a big reception at home later that month.

I am so honored to have been there for such an intimate afternoon!!

Valerie

Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer.

Andrew and Raven, Butterfly Gap Retreat in Maryville


Andrew and Raven were married at Butterfly Gap Retreat in Maryville on a gorgeous day in summer. One of the few days under 90 degrees this year I believe. They were both so calm and not nervous at all. The reception was an all out dancing fest and the details were beautiful. Height difference... what height difference??

I have had the pleasure of working with them a few times as well :) And hope to continue in the future!!

Valerie

Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Nikki Maternity


Nikki was 8 months pregnant when we took these photos, within a week baby Oliver was born - one month early! He is healthy and doing great!! I will blog with his photos soon :)

I have had the pleasure of working with Nikki and Dustin and their families since their engagements and I am so happy to have lasting relationships with my brides and see their families develop and grow!
Valerie
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Joy and Andrew, Sampson's Hollow in Walland


Joy and Andrew were married at Sampson's Hollow in Walland. They had a beautiful ceremony in Sara's Glen with close family and friends. Their children were a big part of the ceremony and the new family seemed to really have a great time together. I love, love, love her short dress!

Valerie

Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer.

Taylor, Maryville greenbelt park


This is Taylor - a sweet pomeranian that I had the pleasure of working with at the park in Maryville!
Valerie
Knoxville photographer. Maryville photographer.

Brittni and Clint engagements, Alcoa Park


Brittni and Clint's engagement photos were done at Alcoa Park and duck pond. We had such a great time starting at the teeter totter! I didn't even know there was one nearby...
I can't wait for their wedding October 23rd at The Whitestone Inn.
YAY!! - Valerie
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Brenda and Gary, The Volunteer Princess Cruises


Knoxville wedding photographer -
I had a wonderful time photographing the wedding of Brenda and Gary on The Volunteer Princess Cruises in August. They had a beautiful and simple ceremony with closest family and friends. By the end of the night we were all close friends!!

The Latest - Knoxville wedding photography


Hello - I'm back to blogging. It has been a while as I have been using Facebook to post information recently and found that I really like to do both.... So I will blog backwards until I get caught up!!
First, I am really excited about last Sunday's Bridal Show at the Knoxville Convention Center by Put a Ring On It Events. Thank you to Shaunda Beatty and her team for a wonderful show. We got to talk with lots of brides and meet new wedding vendors as well. I truly enjoyed the slower pace of this show so we had time to talk with each bride longer!!
Congratulations again to Emily and Cody for winning 3 free hours of wedding day photography coverage!!
Some of the other vendors at the show that we were fortunate enough to meet and talk with were, Anderson Rentals, All Occasion Rentals, The Knot, The Orangery, Hobbs Farms, Jubilee Banquet Facility, Club Le Conte, The Wedding Hat, Rosa's Catering, The Chocolate Ladies, Yummy Cakes, Fosters photo booth, David's Bridal, Alfred Angelo, and Lynn's Sweet Sensations - just to name a few!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Nominated for Best Photographers in Knoxville 2010!







We are honored to announce that we have been nominated again for Best Photographers in Knoxville in the WTNZ FOX43 Hot List!
Last year we proudly took 5th place with 51 photographers nominated and over 12,000 votes. Thank you again to everyone who supported us and voted.
Please follow the link and vote for us for 2010!! Voting starts February 15th :)
Thank You!
Valerie

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January - Volunteer Princess Yacht bridal fair


We are proud to announce that VF is the official ships photographers for The Volunteer Princess Yacht!!
We attended a small bridal fair and hope to be there quite a bit this year.

January - Imaging Expo in Nashville


Imaging Expo 2010 was held at The Opryland Resort in Nashville and over 10,000 people attending this 3 day expo and convention. What a great time Jenni and I had and the ideas we came away with are invaluable. I have a new fav photographer - Jerry Ghionis is fabulous speaker and photographer!

December - Blount County Animal Shelter Dogs


I have been volunteering for The Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation for 2 years now, and with the opening of the new Blount County Shelter - finally - I have been in there taking photos of the animals up for adoption. Here are some of the successes of 2009 for dogs. I will make one for kitties here soon :)

December - Kristal Maternity, Sampson's Hollow


Babies - Yay, Babies!! Kristal has since had a healthy baby boy - can you guess what they named him?!

December - Melissa and David, The Barn Event Center


Melissa and David has a surprise ceremony at The Barn Event Center in December. Yes, I said surprise. They invited their guests to a dinner reception and had the ceremony once everyone was seated to eat. There were more tears at this wedding than I think I've seen, and just as many smiles after the ceremony!
Windy, windy day - but the sun was out and some blue skies - that was good.