Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Knowles Family

I attended a Smith Family Reunion at the end of August, and I told my cousin, Jessie, that I would like to photograph her kids. It was a wet Sunday afternoon, but we braved it and went out and took some pictures. These kids really are adorable, and I had fun taking their pictures. Ethan Jase is the youngest and the most curious of the bunch. Then there is Mason with his "I don't want to smile". (but he did!) And then last, but most certainly not least, was little Miss Chyenne with all the attitude in the world!

The location was Cannonsburg Village in Murfreesboro, TN.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Jax King

These are some of my favorite pieces of "art" that I have created. Part of it may be because they are of my nephew, but it is more than that. It is the fact that I created something that is cherished by so many (my family) and something that will be cherished always. How many two year olds have such a natural talent? This is what made this so easy. These photos came from an evening spent in my front yard. Halloween day 2007 to be exact. My nephew just had to come show us his football costume, and, of course, had to practice tackling his papa in the yard...as well as anyone else brave enough to take him on! Some people have commented asking me how I was able to get him to pose like this, but I cannot take any of the credit. It was all Jax King. He is just a natural athlete, and I happened to be at the right place at the right time, with my camera in tow. And with it being football time here in Tennessee (Go Vols!!) I just had to share these photos again...
This first one is really two photos of Jax. Many thought I just pasted him in front of a UT helmet, but that is him wearing the helmet. It is two pictures I merged together.
This one is just a collage of some of my favorites from that day. He really is a natural athlete. You can see it in the way he stands, runs, kneels, throws, everything. I have a feeling that one day he just might be putting on that orange and white jersey and hitting the field!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pepper Branch Park

I took my little sister, Lyndsey, and one of my best friends, Allie, down to Pepper Branch Park and made them let me take pictures of them. Most of the poses are just natural poses. I would rather someone be comfortable and look natural than all stiff. So here is the first round of pictures from that beautiful, but ridiculously HOT day.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

About TK

I have finally decided to set up a blog that is really ALL photography. I have decided to stop standing still and just go for it and move forward. I love photography, and in order to further develop my talent and love for it, I must take action, and that is what I am here to do!

Here is a little bit about myself...

My name is Tabitha King and photography is my passion. There is nothing like freezing a moment in time. I work alone, and don't have some creative concept behind my name- it's just me, just plain ole Tab, with a love for the beauty of a photograph.

Being able to freeze that one moment... I love to capture the everyday aspects of life and love candid shots and real emotion. Don't get me wrong, posed shots look great too, but capturing life as it happens is the magic of photography.

I love taking pictures of anyone and anything, my nephew being my favorite! I play around with my camera all the time, and drive those closest to me crazy with it. It is like an extra appendage. I take pictures because I love to. I hope to one day make it a career, and am learning more and more every day.

My pictures tend to have a classic look, but at the same time I love capturing the unexpected, focusing on something that others may not notice. I work hard to make my photographs look their best, and never half-do a job. I love experimenting with colors and tones, so I spend a lot of time editing to make your portraits look their absolute best. I want to work along side those I photograph to make sure I work to make their photos look the way they see them, to make the photos their treasured keepsake, and to make them love the photos as much as I do.