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Our Photo Featured on the Cover of Smoky Mountain Living

January 26, 2012 – Posted by Stacie

I am thrilled to announce that my photo of the Carter Shields Cabin is featured as the December 2011/January 2012 cover of Smoky Mountain Living magazine!

This is my first magazine cover, so of course I am very excited!:)

An extremely long shutter speed, and our off-camera flashes were used to light the interior of the cabin. However, the snow was added later in Photoshop, since I thought a winter version of this image would be perfect for our Christmas cards.

When I learned that Smoky Mountain Living was looking for a winter cabin scene for their magazine, I sent them the snow covered version of the photo hoping that it would fit their need. A few days later, I found out they wanted to use my photo on the cover! I was thrilled!

Now, I can’t take all the credit for this photo. It was definitely a group effort. I may have framed the shot and worked the camera, but I never would have been able to light the cabin without the help of my photo assistants for the evening, my wonderful husband, Daniel, my father-in-law, David, and my mother-in-law, Wanda. Thank you all so much for your help!

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Our Photography featured in Official Smokies iPhone App

April 18, 2011 – Posted by Stacie

We are excited to announce that many of our photographs are featured in the Official Smokies iPhone application. Developed by Nomad Mobile Guides for the Great Smoky Mountains Association, this app is a fantastic resource for planning your next trip to the Smokies!

Features include:

  • Information on favorite Smokies destinations such as Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork
  • Park maps that can be used without a cell signal!
  • Information on auto touring, hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife, and much more!

Two different Smokies apps are available for download from iTunes.

The “Great Smoky Mountains Visitors Guide” app is free, and includes a great overview of the Smokies.

The “Best of the Great Smoky Mountains” app is normally $2.99, but in honor of National Park Week, the app is free until April 25!

The “Best of the Great Smoky Mountains” includes all of the information found in the “Great Smoky Mountains Visitors Guide,” plus an enhanced park trail map with detailed hiking trails, and access to 5 additional Smokies guides available for purchase from the in-app store.

We highly recommend this app for anyone visiting the Smokies. If you are a first time visitor to the park, or a long time Smokies lover, this app is a must have!

A HUGE thank you to the Great Smoky Mountains Association, and Nomad Mobile Guides for including our photography in your amazing app!

P.S. If you do not own an iPhone or iPod Touch, a Droid version of the app is coming soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010 – Posted by Stacie

May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes n’ gravy,
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies be the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!


This photo was taken on a rainy day in Cades Cove.

* No turkeys were harmed in the making of this post.:)

A Smoky Mountain Sunset – The Video

March 15, 2010 – Posted by Stacie

You’ve seen our photo of that AMAZING Smoky Mountain sunset…Now you can watch the video!

Click here to view our original “A Smoky Mountain Sunset” post.