Lenz Photography LLC of Knoxville presents the amazing portrait work by Cora Wagoner of Cora Wagoner Photography.
Cora is an amazing artist who we have followed for several years. As photographers, we have always been blown away by her creativity. Cora's portraits are fashionably outside the box. She is currently located in Rogersville, TN, and we're so glad that we were able to book her last minute.
Back in May of 2018, the Lenzes were fortunate enough to purchase our first home. Obviously buying a home is a tedious process, but once we factored in moving our personal belongings AND relocating our business to our new home we knew it was going to take some hard work and elbow grease.
By Fall of 2018, we at least had the place in order to document our first home through photographs. (Although 2 months later it already looks like a different place!)
This session was our first time meeting Cora in person, and she didn't disappoint. Not only did we love the portraits that she created of our family, but she was a cool person that we'd love to hang out with outside of photography!
Cora truly captured our personalities and documented a special moment in our lives that we will forever look back on with nothing but positive vibes.
Without going into too much detail, less than 4 years ago we were struggling to pay rent on a 430 sq ft apartment with plenty of violent crime and roaches to go around. After that, we moved to Knoxville where we lived in our studio with a makeshift shower, no kitchen, and a bed in the closet. Now, we live and work out of our own home with a separate studio space in Knoxville, TN. We're truly thankful for the struggles and the experiences during those first few years of making the leap into full time self employment. It wasn't easy, but without those struggles we wouldn't be the people we are today. Thank you for documenting our journey through photography, Cora! These 18 Portraits are some of our personal favorites from the session!
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This set features Cora Wagoner Photography documenting the Lenz Family's First Home in 18 Portraits!
Lenz Photography LLC of Knoxville presents the Costello Sisters, Lyonna, Laniya, & Lyric!
As we were setting up a softball session for the Costello sisters, we learned that they were cousins of Keisha Griffin Monroe who just happened to being heading to Morristown from Clarksville for a family visit. Nobody can brings out their "Iconic side" in front of the camera better than Malachi and Tahj, so the fact that these three sisters were family to Keisha and the boys, we knew that Lyonna, Laniya, & Lyric were going to shine in the spotlight!
And that they did!
The 3 Costello sisters may have different personalities, but they all share the same sense of humor. They channeled their game faces for their portraits, but believe us when we say that it was all smiles and laughter between sets. In their own words, they're "gooerious." When we asked them what gooerious meant, it was a combination of goofy and serious. Needless to say, we haven't stopped laughing yet!
This set features 62 Iconic Photos ft the Softball Playing Costello Sisters Lyonna, Laniya, & Lyric!
Lenz Photography LLC of Knoxville presents Greg Blankenship of Gregory's Greenhouse Productions.
As many of you know, the Lenzes bought our first house this past May. We were lucky enough to find the perfect location close to downtown Knoxville with a large detached garage that we converted into our new photography studio. Now, we mention that because whether you're a friend, family member, or client, the first thing everyone usually comments on is all the amazing plants! From the front yard, to the large planter pots outside the studio entrance, to the dozens of plants in the sunroom gallery we have really put some time and effort into decking the place out with as many plants as possible! A portion of our prolific plant collection wouldn't be possible without Greg.
The first time we met Greg was at the local Farmer's Market where we purchased two of our most unique plants, our pineapple plant and pencil cactus. After chatting a bit with Greg, we learned that he was responsible for all the beautiful planters you see around the downtown area.
[blockquote quote_type="" author_name="Greg Blankenship" width="100%" float="left"]The company began as a dogwood tree nursery in 1991. Early on, I incorporated some landscaping and lawn care into his nursery in order to generate the cash needed to become established in business. Over the years, I started building greenhouses and learned how to grow many different types of plants. Even though it was a struggle, throughout all the hard work, the love for the community and the love for plants kept the business alive. Today, Gregory’s Greenhouse Productions has about 6,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse growing space and an additional 3,000 sq. ft. outdoors and about 80% of the business is wholesale.[/blockquote]
Being able to photograph Greg in his environment was an amazing experience that combined two of our favorite elements into one: plants and photography. And we can't forget about meeting his cute pup, Beamer! We truly had a blast creating portraits of Greg while competing to see who could come up with the most quick-witted comedy. Thank you for an awesome session, Greg, and thanks again for the plants! We would give Gregory's Greenhouse Productions two green thumbs up!
This set features 35 Iconic Photos ft Greg Blankenship of Gregory's Greenhouse Productions!