Knoxville Wedding Photographers
Daniel + Martha Howell. Who are we?

We're a husband and wife team who loves to photograph the emotions of weddings, make friends with our clients, and have fun working.

We could live at Starbucks, although Daniel prefers black coffee and Martha likes "girly" drinks like Frappuccinos. We both love listening to the musical genius that is Harry Connick Jr. Our favorite vacation spot is the Big Easy - every time we leave, we know what it means to miss New Orleans. We call Sweetwater home and are happy to be here; it reminds us of where we grew up. Our little family consists of us and two adorable dogs.

Enjoy our blog and checking out our newest work and learning about us in the meantime!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Unger-Drown Wedding

Emily & Neal's Wedding took place at Crescent Bend in Knoxville, Tennessee. This was a special wedding for us, as I (Martha) have been friends with Emily since elementary school (and we both seem to have migrated to this end of the state from West TN). So not only did we get to do what we love (take pictures at weddings), but I also got to see people I hadn't seen since high school!

Their wedding was gorgeous, just take a look at some of the images:

Here are a few of our favorite portraits. Neal had requested a picture by the river, and I think it turned out breathtakingly!

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The ceremony was gorgeous set around a fountain that turned on during Emily & Neal's first kiss as husband and wife!

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The reception was full of fun, singing, and dancing. And the "cake" was so cute - take a look:

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

UT versus Alabama

Yes, UT lost, but at least the band always makes it all worth while.

The video above is of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band - CIRCLE DRILLS!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sarah & Patrick's Wedding

After I posted this yesterday, Sarah left one of the sweetest comments, which I've decided to feature at the beginning of the post. The image she is referring to as her favorite is the second from the end.

Her Comment:

"I don't know how you do it. I decided the shoe/hand on wrist picture was my favorite before I found out it was your favorite. You're worth double the price. Triple. I can't be any more grateful. To anyone considering Daniel Howell Photography: You can't see by looking at his portfolio how meaningful these pictures are. The shoe in my hand is my husband's shoe from his childhood that his mom just gave me after throwing it over my head (Irish tradition). My grandmother is giving me cherished words of wisdom that I will remember forever and her personality is summed up in the way she is holding me. And the focal point of the photo is the symbol of my newly blessed union.

There can't be another photographer out there that is intuitive enough to realize these moments are happening in the midst of the chaos that was my wedding. Just know that by contracting Daniel, you've secured not just a record of what you remember from that beautiful day, but a whole knew way to experience it. A way that has already brought my husband and I closer. And I'll bet that a couple of years from now, these photos can do that again and again, in a different way each time. I don't know how to thank you. God bless you, Daniel. "

Sarah and Patrick's wedding took place in September at the beautiful Catholic church in Nashville. Sarah, a talented vocalist herself, had some of the most wonderful music during her ceremony that we've ever heard. Especially touching was the emotional entrance of the bride set to live bagpiping.
The day was wonderful; take a look at some of our favorite images from the day.
Sarah wore this beautiful veil that belonged to her mother.

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Sarah's dad waiting patiently before walking his daughter down the aisle:

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Yes, now it's time!

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The beautiful setting for their ceremony:

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A few portraits of the bride & groom:
The following portrait was set in front of the fount where Sarah was baptized.

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The girls having some fun:

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Sarah's sister was SO excited to catch the bouquet.

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My favorite image of the day:

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Too Many Pictures?!

Someone recently commented that we had TOO MANY PICTURES on our blog! Is that even possible? (I think not). But I do understand where that person was coming from; they wanted more words! So, from now on I'll be posting more about what's going on in our lives (which means posts may not be accompanied by photos).

First of all...

Tomorrow we're having an exciting day out. Maggie (our newest puppy) is getting "fixed" so we decided it would be a great day to spend quality time with Ella (our lab puppy) in case she's feeling a little left out! Stay tuned for photos of our great adventure.

Snapshot of Maggie "the cow"

Snapshot of Ella


The election's over, and I won't touch on our political views here, but I think perhaps we are all breathing a sigh of relief that it's all over (regardless of whether or not we're happy about the outcome). Now we can move on with our lives without hearing about the campaign. However, on such a historic occassion, we're all proud to be part of such a great nation in which we can cast a vote for our voice to be heard.

Third of all...

Christmas is quickly approaching; I'm even seeing the decorations out in retail stores (too early in my opinion). We're staying pretty close to home this year - no vacation plans as of yet. So, if you're thinking about ordering some photos for a Christmas present, do it as soon as possible. Also, keep in mind that album orders for Christmas must be placed within the next two weeks due to manufacturer deadlines. Also, portait sessions make great gifts; contact us now for rates!


I (Martha) have been a die hard Vols fan since I was about 8 years old and have had the privilege occupying one of my mother's season ticket seats from about 1997 to present. Therefore, this week has been one full of mixed feelings. I am extremely loyal and will hate to see Fulmer go (I actually cried during his press conference); however, *change* (yes, the dreaded "c" word) is needed for the Vols. I wish Fulmer and the Vols future success and will be cheering them on for the rest of the season. (I am dreading the forecast of rain for this Saturday's game).

Daniel, on the other hand, has had a different type of emotional week with his football team, as he watched Alabama reach the number 1 position in the polls. Roll Tide!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tight Budget?

With all of the current economic panic, most people are tightening their wallets a bit - including brides. Therefore, we have decided to do a little different package structuration - call it recession proof, call it wallet it friendly - whatever you call it, it's definitely more affordable. We've lowered some of the coverage time in our bottom package as well as the extras that used to accompany; this allows us to lower our starting at price to $1180.

The NEW Basic Package - $1180
6 hours of Total Wedding Day Coverage
Engagement Session
100 Images of Your Choice on a CD
ALL Edited Images online for proofing and ordering

We're going to monitor the response to this and measure the popularity, so this pricing may not be around for long - be sure to contact us ASAP if you are interested: or you can visit our website: to see all of our packages!

Remember we travel to Knoxville, Chattanooga, and most of East TN with NO TRAVEL FEE.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Carlie & Corey's Wedding

Carlie & Corey had a beautiful wedding last month in Knoxville (at the United Street Methodist Church and the Airport Hilton). The details were perfectly coordinated - everything black & white polka dots - and the wedding went so smoothly! Take a look at the great fun we had:

A few of our favorite portraits:

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We loved this beautiful setting in the foyer of the church.

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The Bride and Groom getting ready:

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The beautiful ceremony:

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The Dancing:

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The Reception:

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Check out this cake that Carlie's mom made!
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