Welcome to Sun Kissed Smiles Photography !
We want to introduce ourselves and tell you a little bit about how our business was established. We have been best friends for years and joined our separate photography businesses into one in May 2016!
Tiffany (on left):
I was introduced to my husband, Michael, by Ashley's brother in high school of 2007. I know it's rare to marry your high school sweet heart, but in this case we are the perfect example that when you know you know! We got married in 2010, welcomed our baby girl Peyton in 2012, and our baby boy Preston in 2015! We thank God every day for these two beautiful blessings and love doing life with them! Peyton and Preston are the face of our advertisements when we offer mini sessions to our clients! I graduated in 2010 from Tennessee School of Beauty and doing hair is my full time job! I started photographing friends and family as a hobby in 2009. As I began to build my portfolio people started to hire me to photograph their family, milestones, weddings, events, and everything in between. I guess you could say my photography business unfolded on it's own and feel so blessed to run two businesses I love and am so passionate about.
Ashley (on right):
I met my husband at the end of my college career in 2009. He was the first person I ever fell head over heels for. We knew from that moment on we were going to spend the rest of our lives together. We got married in 2011 and had plans of starting a family a few months later. I always knew I wanted to be a mom and that JJ would be an amazing dad, but our journey to starting a family has not been an easy road. Our first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 9 weeks gestation. We were so saddened by the news, but knew we wanted to try again so we did. When we started trying we realized we were not getting pregnant as easily as the first time and went to seek help from a fertility specialist. After running many test and lots of prayer we came to a decision that IVF was going to be our best shot at getting pregnant again and we did get pregnant again! At 20 weeks gestation we found out that our baby was measuring behind and that I had Preeclampsia (HELLP Syndrome) a disease that affects pregnant women and sometimes can be fatal to the mom and the baby. I was admitted to the hospital to monitor me and our baby and unfortunately, lost our baby boy Graham at 22 weeks and 3 days gestation. We did not let this shake out faith and became pregnant again 5 months later with another baby boy, but had another miscarriage at 15 weeks gestation. We continue our journey to parent hood and know God has amazing plans for us in the future! I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Carson Newman College. I worked as a full-time nanny for a year until I had a job to work in the Pre-K program at Belle Morris Elementary. After a year I decided to take another route and get my property and casual insurance license and I worked in a call center as a insurance agent for two years. I then worked as an insurance underwriter for 2 years after that. I realized after those four years I really missed the kids and started nannying again and now do this as a full time job! Tiffany taught me photography and I did this on the side for a few years. This unfolded into a full time business and love that I am able to do two jobs that I love and enjoy!
We look forward to working with you and your loved ones!
Tiffany and Ashley!