Prom time is officially on us in Knoxville, Tennessee.  I absolutely love seeing all of the gorgeous girlies, beautiful dresses and amazing pictures. I love seeing where the different high schools in Knoxville have their proms. Some schools go all out (which I think is totally awesome).

There are so many things that go into creating the perfect prom night. Let’s talk about some of those.

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8 Tips to Remember When Getting Ready for Prom 

  1. Make sure you have all of your “getting ready appointments” locked in early. Appointments go fast for prom day – remember there are lots of schools that go on the same day.
    • Nail appointment – get your mani and pedi done a few days before prom
    • Hair appointment
    • Makeup appointment
  2. Make your dinner reservations early. Be sure to think about where your prom is and where you are going to take pictures before you decide on your dinner location.
  3. Book your photographer as soon as you know your prom date. I want to photograph all of the gorgeous couples, but unfortunately, I can’t get everyone in.
  4. Plan your after prom gathering. There are so many fun things you can do after prom.
    • Bowling
    • Group party (obviously parent approved)
    • Bon fire
    • Go eat desert
    • Catch a local band
  5. Don’t forget the boutonniere or corsage.
  6. Be careful with your spray tan. Test it out before the week of prom. All spray tans are not created equal.
  7. Start your beauty regimen the night before
    • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated
    • Eat fruits and veggies
    • Get a full night’s sleep
  8. Pack a prom essentials bag
    • Lip gloss
    • Gum or mints
    • Safety pins
    • Bobby pins, mini hair spray
    • Powder compact with mirror
    • Band aids

 

I hope this list helps as you start to prepare for prom! Here are some gorgeous images from a prom group from Grace Christian Academy.

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Pixel Chicks Photography specializes in modern portraiture for teens and women, offering a fun, unique experience that makes everyone feel like a model, while capturing the real you and allowing you to be TRUE, be DIFFERENT and FEARLESSLY be YOU. Be sure to contact hello@pixelchicksphoto.com to book your session! Serving Knoxville and surrounding areas.

 

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Education isn’t just important for photographers in Knoxville, Tennessee, it is important for all photographers. Let me start by saying that I am a true “lifetime learner.” I love learning in all aspects of my life, not just in my business. Today, there are endless possibilities for photography education. You can learn online, you can go to conferences, you can go to classes, you can get a mentorship and so much more. I personally love a mix of education. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America, where I attend their national conference (I just got back from this conference in Nashville, TN). I am also a member of the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee, where monthly in person education events are offered. Since I specialize in high school seniors, I attend a conference that is geared towards high school senior photographers called SYNC. I am also very active in mastermind groups that discuss education a continual basis.

One thing I love about attending in person education is that I get to hug on and fellowship with people that are called to do what I love to do. I have made some of my very best photography friends at conferences. Photog besties are the best…we have a tribe of ladies that have each others back and are always around if someone needs advice or just virtual hugs.

Why photography education is important:

  1.  Learning new things to better serve clients is a must (I want to be the very best photographer I can be!!)
  2. Photography is a changing industry, so photographers need to know and understand what is changing
  3. Education is a way to network with other photographers
  4. Other photographers see things differently and do things differently, it is a great opportunity to learn a shortcut or a new perspective
  5. Watching other photographers and hanging out with them inspires me…I want to go create beautiful art!

Photog friends, be sure you are seeking good photography education. If you would like any details on any of the education that I attend, I would love to share with you!

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The photog besties learning while catching some rays on the beach!

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Everyone meet Aubrey! Aubrey was a class of 2017 senior that I had the pleasure of photographing. I met Aubrey as a referral through another Knoxville photographer (being referred by another photographer warms my heart). Aubrey’s session started in the glam chair with hair and makeup by the talented Kala Sohm Beauty. Our first stop for Aubrey’s session was in our loft studio in downtown. We shot some gorgeous images on the brick walls from the 1800’s (ya’ll know that I love me some beautiful brick). We then ventured outside for a little urban look downtown. I am all about that backlight, so of course we had to follow it all evening. After shooting downtown, we followed the gorgeous light up to an amazing field of wheat grass. Needless to say, we captured some gorgeous images of Miss Aubrey! We made sure to include some of the things Aubrey loves like her trombone and her dirt bike racing gear (yep, you read that right…she plays the trombone and rides dirt bikes). One other really cool thing about Aubrey is that she received an associates degree along with her high school diploma.

Aubrey is now a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is part of the Pride of the Southland Band! Be sure to keep a look out for her when you are watching the Tennessee Vols play.

We only have a few spots left for the class of 2018 for the spring. Be sure to snag one of those spots before they are gone. Learn more about our boutique senior portrait experience.

Enjoy Aubrey’s gorgeous senior portraits!

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Pixel Chicks Photography specializes in modern portraiture for teens and women, offering a fun, unique experience that makes everyone feel like a model, while capturing the real you and allowing you to be TRUE, be DIFFERENT and FEARLESSLY be YOU. Be sure to contact hello@pixelchicksphoto.com to book your session! Serving Knoxville and surrounding areas.

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