Behind the Lens
Life is better behind the lens. I get to be myself, the fun, outgoing, goober that does whatever it takes to capture the true essence of a person, couple, or family. Jessica said it well:
Fun and creative! Jeff has one of the best personalities I have experienced with photographers. He’s always so fun and daring, there’s never a dull moment when capturing pictures with him. He does great work and tries his best to keep his clients happy. – Jessica’s 5 star review on The Knot (12/10/19)
It’s my honor and privilege to be a storyteller. Some do with by writing (similar to what I am doing here), while other do it by speaking, painting, acting, singing, or crafting. My preferred methodology of storytelling is photography. I have enjoyed it for over 14 years and will continue to do so as long as I am able.
When Covid-19 hit in 2020, many brides had to cancel, reschedule, or readjust their weddings. I was fortunate enough to work with most of my couples and reschedule their weddings days. However, there were many betrothed couples across Tennessee that had to find new vendors for their wedding. That is how I met Tori and Danny. She recounts her experience below.
“Jeff was nothing short of awesome! I had originally had another photographer, but when COVID-19 hit, and I had to push back my date, I had lost him. When I messaged Jeff about what was going on, he immediately hopped on board and was incredible the whole time and I have no idea what my day would have looked like without him! He is so professional, flexible, and easy going, super creative, and he makes sure our true character and personality really shines out in the photos he takes. We will be hiring him for any professional pictures we want done in the future!! 15/10 recommend him for your special day!” – Tori’s 5 start review on The Knot (10/8/20)
The future is bright for Fyke Photography. For the past three years (2019-2021), I have been awarded Best Wedding Photographers in Knoxville by expertise.com. In 2020 I received the Couples’ Choice Award from Wedding Wire and this year was given the Best of Weddings honor by The Knot!
It is wonderful, receiving recognition from the leading brands in the wedding industry but, I would not be where I am if it were not for the multitude of couples who have trusted me with capturing their love story. To those I have captured over the years, I say “Thank You!” To those who I am currently working with, I say “Thank You!” And to those who I have yet to meet, I say “Thank You” in advance.
A View from Behind the Lens
Below are a few shots from behind the lens. On the left you see the “behind the scenes” shot and on the right, the final product. It’s a lot of fun for me to see what it looks like through the eyes of others. There are many more like this, these are only but a handful. I am always thankful to clients who capture these moments for me.