You Are Iconic
18 Iconic Portraits of South College 2020 Graduate April Frost
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present South College 2020 Graduate April Frost. April graduated from South College with her Associate of Science in Teaching. She was accepted into the Bachelor of Elementary Education Program starting summer 2020. The Lenz’ actually had the opportunity to photograph April’s daughter, Katelyn, for her 13th birthday a few year’s ago. Ironically, we photographed April on her own birthday this time around! We were glad to share a few hours together creating some graduation/birthday portraits of April, and we were glad that her husband Kevin got to be a part of the session, as well! Congratulations to April on her recent success, and Happy (belated) Birthday!
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35 Iconic Photos of 2020 Senior Wyatt Johnston of Morristown East
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present 2020 Senior Wyatt Johnston of Morristown Hamblen High School East. Wyatt graduated as the Salutatorian of his class with Honor’s and Distinction. Last summer, he attended Governor’s School for the Arts studying film. Wyatt also graduated high school with 33 hours of college credit from dual enrollment and AP classes. He plans on finishing at WSCC and transferring to ETSU. Wyatt's session took place in front of Morristown East High School where we were able to capture a few portraits in front of the building. One of our favorite moments was photographing Wyatt in his parking spot where the 2020 Seniors were able to add a touch of creativity by painting their own designs. After leaving the school, we headed to Downtown Morristown to capture a few more portraits of Wyatt. A few of you may also recognize Wyatt's sister, Sadie from her recent dance sessions. The brother and sister duo were even cool enough to do a photo recreation, which we had to include in the blog! The Lenz' would like the think Wyatt for being such a great sport during the session. We're glad that we were able to photograph him, and amazed at his many accomplishments!
44 Iconic photos of Karns High School 2020 Senior Athlete Ethan Narro
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present Karns High School 2020 Senior Athlete, Ethan Narro. Ethan (17) is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and was the Captain of the Karns Wrestling Team. "From mat to mat nothing changes. The will to win always stays the same." Ethan's dad, Frank, left us with that quote, and we can confirm firsthand that Ethan is a hardworking, determined athlete. The Lenz' have both rolled with Ethan at Gracie Barra Knoxville several times over the last few years, so we've been able to see his progression. To put in modestly, Ethan is a scary matchup for anyone! Many of you know, that when you train a martial art like jiu jitsu, your rolling partners become your family. I'm not too proud to admit that I personally stepped in as a body for Ethan to perform some takedowns on during his set, and Alexandra photographed me getting dropped like a sack of potatoes! The Lenz' are proud to train with a great athlete such as Ethan, and even more thankful to have had the opportunity to create some Iconic Portraits in honor of his high school career. Even if we did almost get banned from the parking garage for taking professional photos, we're thankful that Monica, Frank, Adrianne, and Ethan all were able to join us. And we're also thankful to Joseph Watson, & Jonathon and Jenna Knight of Maryville Jiu Jitsu for allowing us to use the gym for Ethan's portraits.
27 Iconic Photos of Miss Hamblen County Jalynn Blevins
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present Jalynn Blevins. Competing in pageants may be new for Jalynn, however, that hasn't stop her from having success. As a matter of fact, Jalynn was recently named Miss Hamblen County, and she is planning on competing for Miss Infinity in the near future. Depending on how she places in the Miss Infinity pageant, that could lead Jalynn to competing for the title of Miss Tennessee! Normally, when we blog a set like this we ask for a list of accomplishments from our subject. Jalynn was pretty humble in her response, but we think that says a lot about her level of maturity. We actually photographed cheerleading portraits of Jalynn many years ago, so it's awesome to see her becoming an amazing, talented young adult! We wish Jalynn success in everything she hopes to accomplish, and we'll be rooting for her the entire journey!
60 Iconic Prom Portraits ft Madison Harvey of Washburn High School
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present Junior Class of 2021 Madison Harvey. The last several years have been a great experience working with the athletes at Washburn High School. During our team sessions, we’ve photographed Madison’s talents numerous times for the Pirates Cheerleading and Softball. Obviously, the students of 2020 missed out on a lot of events that would have occurred during the Spring Semester such as prom. And although we didn’t show up with our own personal DJ, Madison decided to team up with the Lenz’ to commemorate the event by having her own environmental fashion shoot that looks like it’s straight from a fairytale! Luckily, Madison was a junior this year, so there is still hope for many senior festivities for the Class of 2021. On the bright side, Madison is a natural in front of the camera and she had an amazing dress for the shoot. This set will forever be one of our favorites, and we look forward to shooting more Senior Portraits of her in the near future!
48 Iconic Portraits of Dancer Sadie Johnston
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present Junior Class of 2021 Sadie Johnston. We have photographed a few dance sessions of Sadie over the years, so we knew she would be a perfect candidate to photograph during our limited Spring Special at Baxter Gardens. In this session, we photographed portraits of Sadie in her prom dress as well as her signature dance portraits. If you missed Sadie’s last session you can see the Full Set here. Sadie is an upcoming Senior Class of 2021. She is a very talented young lady, and we wish her the best going into her Senior year! Enjoy these 48 ICONIC PORTRAITS OF DANCER SADIE JOHNSTON, and let us know which one is your favorite shot!
29 Iconic Portraits of Class of 2020 Senior Josie Stansberry
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present Senior Class of 2020 Josie Stansberry. We photographed Josie’s Senior Portraits back in the Fall, so we knew she would be a perfect candidate to photograph during our limited Spring Special at Baxter Gardens. If you missed Josie’s Senior Portraits you can see the Full Set here. We’re very proud of Josie’s accomplishments and wish this Senior Class of 2020 luck in all of her future endeavors. Enjoy these 29 ICONIC PORTRAITS OF CLASS OF 2020 SENIOR JOSIE STANSBERRY, and let us know which one is your favorite shot!
19 Iconic Portraits of Class of 2020 Senior Tanner Keck
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present Senior Class of 2020 Tanner Keck. We photographed Tanner's Senior Portraits back in the Fall, so we knew he would be a perfect candidate to photograph during our limited Spring Special. Most of our Spring Specials were shot at a secret garden, however, Tanner opted to shoot downtown where we were able to snag several unique shots since most of the restaurants and shops were shut down. If you missed Tanner's Iconic Senior Portraits you can see the full set here. We're very proud of Tanner's accomplishments and wish this Senior Class of 2020 luck in all of his future endeavors. Enjoy these 19 Iconic Portraits of Class of 2020 Senior Tanner Keck, and let us know which one is your favorite shot!
19 Iconic Portraits of Class of 2020 Senior Sierra Brown
Lenz Photography, LLC of Knoxville is proud to present Senior Class of 2020 Sierra Brown. We photographed Sierra's Senior Portraits back in the Fall, so we knew she would be a perfect candidate to photograph during our limited Spring Special at Baxter Gardens. We're very proud of Sierra's accomplishments and wish this Senior Class of 2020 luck in all of her future endeavors. Enjoy these 19 Iconic Portraits of Class of 2020 Senior Sierra Brown, and let us know which one is your favorite shot!
28 Iconic Fashion Portraits of Jayda Prater at the Secret Garden
Lenz Photography LLC of Knoxville presents talented 9 year old model, Jayda Prater. If you're a fan of our portraits, you may remember the softball / fashion mashup that we shot of Jayda last year. This time around, we found a secret garden that looks straight out of a fairytale, and we knew Jayda would be the perfect model for the location. Enjoy these 28 Iconic Fashion Portraits of Jayda Prater at the Secret Garden, and let us know which one is your favorite!
39 Iconic Senior Portraits of Will Eriksson of Maryville High School
Lenz Photography LLC of Knoxville presents Will Eriksson of Maryville High School. When Will's mom, Paula Osborn, originally contacted us to inquire about booking a session we immediately knew we were perfect for each other! Paula told us that she had searched all over the internet for a sports photographer until she came across our website. A lot of our client's are referred via word of mouth, so the fact that Paula took the time out of her day to search sports photographers in the area told us that she was serious about getting high quality sports portraits. Furthermore, when we found out that Paula is the owner of ROOST - an interior design company based in Maryville with an impressive range of clientele and a passion for handmade craft - we were flattered to be working for such a well respected and talented local artist. Now, we can't forget to give a quick shout out to the star of the show, Maryville High School Senior Class of 2020, Will Eriksson. During the shoot, Will was extremely easy to work with. We decided that we thought Will looked like a young Mark Wahlberg, so it was almost impossible to take a bad photo of him. Even when the wind blew, it's like it was always blowing his hair in the right direction! Will has played baseball since he was 5 years old, and was the catcher for the Maryville High School Rebels Baseball Team. Will is currently planning on attending the University of Tennessee where he will study to become a pediatric dentist. This brings us to one of the most sentimental moments of our career since we began Lenz Photography back in 2011. At Lenz Photography, we market and brand ourselves as badass sports photographers. "You Are Iconic" has been the catchphrase we have used since 2014 to convey the feeling of the larger-than-life style we try to create while showcasing the athletes we photograph. We've NEVER tried to market by taking the "let us capture your memories forever" approach. Nothing against any photographers that do that, but it's just not our style. However, that doesn't mean that we can't do both, and Paula's testimonial on instagram is proof of that: "Sunday night I watched my son put on his baseball uniform for the last time to have these pictures taken. I sat on the metal bleachers and watched his traditional cadence of buckling on his shinguards, pulling over his chest protector and sliding his mask over his face.. I have watched him put on his catchers equipment soooo many times, but this time was very different...this time I was unexpectedly overcome with emotion. I tried to pull myself together as the photographers worked with him, but behind my sunglasses, crocodile tears streamed down my face. I have sat on bleachers and watched my son play baseball since he was 5. Truly, I was really looking forward to baseball season as much as he was.... one last season of cheering and enjoying watching him play the game that he loves . I know that all of you other parents of High School Seniors can relate to this. We were all looking forward to celebrating our children. With every click of the camera and flash of the bulbs, I slowly began to heal.... maybe in an unexpected way sitting on that bleacher was the therapy I needed. This circumstance is not what any of us envisioned, and yes, it is hard. We have some great kids y’all, and I know that our kids will do amazing things in this world! I have always loved this quote which seems fitting for today... “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you will ever know”. #seniors2020#wewillriseup #betterdaysarecoming#momofasenior2020 #mykid#seniorstrong" -@ROOSTHOME It's moments like this that really make us slow down and truly appreciate what we do. Luckily, we were able to get Will's session in before the quarantine was put into place, but on the other hand, it was bittersweet to get the news that no school sports would take place the entire month of April. Paula's post truly brought tears to our eyes. We focus on the technical details behind the camera and the many aspects of growing a small business, but without the amazing clients we have the opportunity of working with, we wouldn't have amazing portraits. We appreciate all the athletes that put in the hard work to achieve their goals. We appreciate all the parents that invest in their children. And we appreciate everyone who has supported us through the struggle of running a small business for nearly a decade. Our hearts go out to the Seniors of 2020. We are all in this together, and we hope that through this pandemic there is a silver lining for each and every one of you. Maybe it's a cheesy metaphor, but in baseball you want to be safe at home, anyway. The key is being safe and healthy. Let's all look out for each other and make it a point to hit hard and make up for time lost once this is all a part of the past. Enjoy 39 ICONIC SENIOR PORTRAITS OF WILL ERIKSSON OF MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL!
29 Iconic Portraits of 6U Seams Baseball Team
Lenz Photography LLC of Knoxville presents the 6U Seams Baseball Team! Lenz Photography and the Seams 6U Baseball team, team up for the first time to create some amazing portraits. The Seams 6u Baseball team has players located all around East TN, and Union County High School Baseball was nice enough to allow us to use their facility as the location for our shoot. These young athletes -- and a few guest appearances from some of their siblings -- brought tons of energy to the shoot, and we had a great time meeting all the parents and working with their kids. Thank you to all the parents and coaches for all the help during and after the session and for the support you've shown our small business grown here in East Tennessee. Enjoy 29 ICONIC PORTRAITS OF 6U SEAMS BASEBALL TEAM!
43 Iconic Portraits of the Morristown West Trojans Baseball Team
Lenz Photography LLC of Knoxville presents the Trojans Baseball Team of Morristown West High School! This is the first year that Lenz has worked with the Trojans Baseball Team. Morristown West's indoor facility, The Den, made for an amazing location to film their team hype video and served well as a backdrop for their individual portraits! The student athletes didn't let us down with the creativity that they brought to the set, especially their idea to have a colonial musket dual with baseball bats! We hope to work with many more Morristown West athletes in the future, and wish all teams success on and off the field. Thank you to all the parents and coaches for all the help during and after the session.
60 Iconic Portraits of Washburn High School Basketball and Cheer
Lenz Photography LLC of Knoxville presents the Boys & Girls Washburn Pirates Basketball Teams & Cheerleaders of Washburn High School! This is the second year in a row that Lenz has worked with Washburn Athletics, and the coaches and staff always make us feel at home! The student athletes are easy to work with especially now that they have an idea of how their sports portraits are going to turn out! This year, we filmed a quick behind the scenes video of the photoshoot just to show how much fun we had creating portraits of these talented, young athletes. We hope to work with many more Washburn athletes in the future, and wish all teams success on and off the courts. Enjoy 60 Iconic Portraits of Washburn High School Basketball and Cheer! Go Pirates!