Big smiles and hearty laughs.
Working hard and being nice.
Doing little things with great love.
Pictures that tell the best stories.
A God who sent His Son to save you and me.
My husband, Sean, the cleaner of my clothes.
My oldest boy, Wade, my technology match.
My youngest boy, Jace, my mini me with a 'tude.
The mountains, where my soul feels home.
My camera, my second set of eyes.
I love tacos. I could eat them every meal, every day.
I'm obsessed with Irish Wolfhounds.
I really want a Jeep. Lifted, tinted, and dolled up.
One day I will have a home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Nothing feels better than playing and losing yourself to music.
It was a gorgeous, warm, and sunny August day. The day of my papaw’s baptism at the age of 54. I had just turned 15 and was asked to take pictures of the event. I remember riding in the car driving down windy, country backroads before arriving to the spot where my mamaw and papaw’s church had gathered at the river to hold this special service.
Before I go any further you should know that I by no means what so ever had any kind of professional equipment. All I had was a little 35 mm film camera. That was it.
You should also know that my papaw was a quiet man. BUT once the preacher asked my papaw if he had accepted Jesus in his heart, proclaimed that he was baptized in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, and in the name of the Holy Spirit. Once the preacher had said these things and laid my papaw back into the cool river water. Once my papaw had stood back up and water was running down his body and tears down his face, it was evident that he was spiritually and physically set free. He arose out of the water praising God. Worshipping with shouts of joy. Words singing off his lips. You could feel the passion, the love, the amazing grace he was experiencing. All of these heaven sent emotions, and I got to photograph it.
I remember getting the photos back and pouring through them reliving each emotion felt that day. Tears filled my eyes. Happiness filled my heart. I remember how proud I was that I had captured such precious moments. Had frozen, for just a second, God’s glory. So proud that I had done this and my family could continue to enjoy these precious few moments for years to come. They had instantly become a special part of my collection of family pictures.
The Saturday after my papaw had been baptized, he passed away from a massive heart attack.
It wasn’t until attending Justin and Mary’s “What’s Next” tour that I realized why I love doing what I do. Why taking pictures of a bride and groom’s wedding day made my heart sing with such happiness. Why taking a few pictures of a one year old taking some of their first steps made me feel as proud as their mother and father. Why taking a couple, newly engaged, and documenting their love for each other made me swoon. It isn’t about what’s in it for me. No. I love my job because just like on that warm, sunny day standing in red clay mud on the river bank, I get to document a moment so special that generations to come will cherish. I get to create a product that will endure and outlast technology. I get to be a photographer and serve my clients with the same care as I do my own family.
Your children, grandchildren, and even great grandchildren may never know what my name is, what I love, or even what my heart felt on the day that I snapped the picture that they have in their hand. And that’s okay. Because my legacy will be in the image hanging on the wall. They will know the emotion felt in that picture that sits on their mantle. They will know what their parent’s, grandparent’s, or possibly great grandparent’s story is because they have an album that tells their story. I believe that in their picture (and hopefully pictures!) is where they will know me and my work. This is why I am a photographer.
Knoxville TN based Wedding Photographer and Family Photographer, Jenn Brown.
Serving Knoxville, TriCities (Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol), Chattanooga, Nashville, Sevierville/Gatlinburg, and beyond.
Oh and I would LOVE to photograph your Colorado wedding!
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