Meet Dena & family

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Thanks to Auston Christopher for snapping some family photos for us (and allowing me to edit at will)!

Hey there! That's me...Dena Dudley, my little gals Olivia, Sybil and Ella and my husband, Dean. Yes...we are Dean and Dena! We're located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and I typically do sessions from East Tennessee to North Alabama (but travel too upon request).

I went to school at the University of Tennessee and worked as a nuclear engineer until I had my kids. In case you wondered why the big career change? Well, I'm one of those folks that's been taking photos as long as I can remember having an old film camera as a kid. I always kept photography going on the side for family and sometimes friends or coworkers and learned photo editing techniques over several years of school and engineering. 

In April of 2019, I officially registered my photography business and embraced my passion. I just LOVE to capture photos of life. I am loving taking all the newborn photos in their homes and with studio setup, all the children's milestones with backgrounds, family photos out and about in nature, the weddings that are normally in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee or downtown in Knoxville, the maternity sessions to celebrate the new one on its way, and I absolutely ADORE getting to capture baby delivery sessions as that brand new person takes their first breath....I can't pick a favorite.

Ultimately I want you to LOVE your photos, but I also strive for you to understand how the whole process will work from scheduling, contracts, and cost. It's open communication here, so ask those questions!


Thanks for checking me out...take a look around this site or on my fb page (for the most current work) and let's set up a date to preserve those precious memories of now!

I would love the opportunity to be your photographer!

Contact Me

Knoxville, TN

Tel: 865-964-7800

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