Blake & Michelle
We're the Raffertys, and taking photos is special to us.
The honor and privilege we're given by having the opportunity to share stories through images and create tangible memories through photographs is absolutely thrilling. It's fascinating to experience the beauty of the world and unique individuals, and photography allows us to hold onto that awe we experience. The pounding of your heart, the sense of wonder when you see something shockingly beautiful for the first time--that's what we're trying to capture.
If you haven't already guessed, we're the sentimental type of people. We care about the little things-- every piece of life that makes the experience of living what it is. We've always shared that, and it's kind of where our love story began.
Michelle was born and raised near the coast in Southern California and Blake spent most of his childhood on a tobacco farm in Kentucky. We were polar opposites when met in college, but we fell in love almost instantly and got married less than a year later. After living in Taiwan together and taking personal travel pictures for a while, we decided to start this little photography business right in Knoxville, Tennessee.
We want to create genuine, beautiful memories, to inspire exploration, to foster and grow relationships, to awaken all of those warm fuzzy feelings. If you appreciate the work you see here, we'd love to get to know you! Give us a shout and let's be friends!