Archive for December, 2010

Gil Elvgren Pin-Up Sessions ~ Knoxville Pinup & Boudoir Photography

December 28, 2010

I have some really brave friends!

A few months back during one of many girls nights, my friend Maria broke out her awesome new calendar with Gil Elvgren’s pinup art on it.  We had the idea to try to loosely recreate a few of his paintings in photos.  We had a ton of fun trying to find props and clothing.  By the way, someone help me find an old school yellow telephone!

Huge thanks to my models Maria, Abby, Jenna, and Nada.  And to our awesome makeup artist, Candle Kincade for making everyone retro-beautiful!

Contact me via Smitten Boudoir to schedule a pinup or boudoir session.

"I'm Not Shy, I'm Just Retiring (Too Much Champagne)" 1947Gil Elvgren’s “I’m Not Shy, I’m Just Retiring (Too Much Champagne) 1947

"My version of Gil Elvgren's 'I'm Not Shy, I'm Just Retiring (Too Much Champagne)' 1947"

"Gentlemen Prefer . . .? (Gents Prefer) 1963"Gil Elvgren’s “Gentlemen Prefer . . .? (Gents Prefer)” 1963

"My version of Gil Elvgren's 'Gentlemen Prefer . . .? (Gents Prefer)' 1963"

"Gil Elvren's 'Partial Coverage (Flashback; Sunnyside Up)' 1960"Gil Elvgren’s “Partial Coverage (Flashback; Sunnyside Up)” 1960

"My version of Gil Elvgren's 'Partial Coverage (Flashback; Sunnyside Up)' 1960"

"Gil Elvgren's 'Skirts Ahoy!' 1967"Gil Elvgren’s “Skirts Ahoy!” 1967

"my version of Gil Elvgren's 'Skirts Ahoy!' 1967"

"Gil Elvgren's 'Wish You Were Near' 1969"“Gil Elvgren’s ‘Wish You Were Near’ 1969”

"My version of Gil Elvgren's 'Wish You Were Near' 1969"

Thanks, girls! L-R: Abby, Maria, Jenna. (Nada not pictured)

©2010 Bledsoe Photography, Smitten Boudoir

Allie & Mommy ~ My favorite Kiwis! ~ Nashville children’s photography

December 13, 2010

Allie and her mommy, Sarah wanted to do a secret mommy-daughter session for daddy.  So before they took off on a cross-country tour with Rapture Ruckus, (daddy’s the manager) we stole a couple of pre-tick-or-treating hours on Halloween and headed to Brentwood.

Allie brought her essentials:  a purple cowboy hat, a tu-tu, and her bunny costume.  What more could you need, right?

It’s been awhile since the session, but now that everyone is back in New Zealand for the holidays, I think it’s safe to share a few favorites from the day.

Personally, I believe Allie is one of the most beautiful, precious little girls in the world.  But I’m biased…she is my godchild!

Happy Holidays to all my Kiwi friends!

***And to Allie, Auntie Newwie wuves you vewwy much! xoxo***

"Allie in her purple cowboy hat and tutu"

"Allie and mommy tossing fall leaves"

"Allie giving me a pouty face"

I’m a sucker for that pouty face!

"Allie and mommy have a cuddle"

"Allie and mommy"

"Allie posing in her tutu in front of a door"

"Allie in her bunny costume for Halloween"

She kept hopping around and yelling, “Hop, hop, hop!”

"Allie holds her bunny ears"

Every time we said, “Hold your ears up!” she grabbed her own ears inside the bunny suit.  Finally got it right!

"Allie getting kisses from Mommy"

"Allie giving kisses to Auntie Nellie"Kisses for Auntie Nellie too!

Love you, kiddo. xoxo

©2010 Bledsoe Photography

It’s Christmas, baby! ~ Knoxville newborn photographer

December 9, 2010

I’ll be officially blogging the Lowe Family session later, but I had to share this precious little 8-day-old monkey RIGHT NOW!

Welcome to the world, Baby J!

Need family or baby photos in Knoxville?  Gimme a buzz.

"Newborn Baby in a Santa Hat"

"Newborn Santa baby in a Santa Hat"© 2010 Bledsoe Photography

Amy + Scott’s Engagement Session ~ Knoxville engagement & wedding photographer

December 7, 2010

If I got to choose, I would have sparkling blue eyes just like Amy’s.  She and Scott chose UT Botanical Gardens for their engagement session location and I love shooting there! If  you have never been, check out their Christmas events like the Holiday Express.

I cannot wait to shoot Amy and Scott’s wedding in May!

"Amy and Scott in front of a sunlit tree at UT Gardens"

"Amy and Scott smile in the sunlight"

"Amy and Scott laugh under the trees at UT Gardens"

"Amy and Scott kiss under the arbor at UT Gardens"

"Amy and Scott snuggle under the arbor at UT Gardens"

"Amy and Scott with the vintage truck at UT Gardens"

"Amy and Scott cuddle in the back of a vintage truck at UT Gardens"

"Scott kissing Amy at UT Gardens"

"Amy and Scott inside a drainpipe at UT Gardens"

"Close up of Amy's engagement ring"

"Amy and Scott snuggling"

"Scott holding Amy in the sunlight "© 2010 Bledsoe Photography

The Wards ~ Nashville & Knoxville Lifestyle Photography

December 2, 2010

I’m trying my best to catch up on editing and blogging weddings, but I wanted to share a few shots from this fun lifestyle / couple session with the Wards.  Luckily they were up for anything and didn’t mind walking all over downtown Nashville to find interesting spots and good light (just my kind of people!).

Thanks, S+W!

"Couple snuggling on railroad tracks in Nashville"

"Holding hands on the Shelby Street Bridge in Nashville"

"Kissing in front of a No Loitering sign"

© 2010 Bledsoe Photography