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  full service portrait & wedding photography studio & digital design photo lab

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John is a full-time professional photographer with full service studio & digital design photo lab.

  Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau. A+ rating over 21 years.


A full service portrait/wedding photography studio and digital design photo lab in Athens, Tennessee serving all of the eastern Tennessee area.  We specialize in family, baby, children, glamour & boudoir, senior, maternity, engagement, bridal, wedding and business & actor/model head shots with z-card option.   We really hope to provide a fun and exciting portrait experience for your entire family.  If you like the style of portraiture I provide as seen in my small portfolio below, I hope I will hear from you to schedule your first portrait appointment with me soon!  Top Class Portraits studio phone (423) 883-2334

No smoking or vaping in or around studio.  We have pregnant and nursing mothers who come with their babies and children for portraits.  There is an area for smokers about 50 feet away from the studio.  None of our photographers are smokers.  Smoking & vaping NOT permitted in studio, office or on front porch of studio.

Babies have changing sleep patterns.  Naturally, the best time to schedule their portrait appointment is when they are fully awake.  But, this may change by time of your portrait session.  I can open the studio as early as 9am if this helps for photographing your baby at a better time.  We can also reschedule for a different day or for earlier or later time the same day when possible.  Let's team up to work this to help ensure the best portraits. 

You may pay for your portrait session in advance using the appropriate Portrait Session Payment Button below or just wait until after your portrait session.  If you pay online in advance, you will receive a receipt to your email and we will also have a printed copy of the receipt to hand you when we meet for your portrait appointment.

Portrait Session Customer Satisfaction 100% Guarantee

At conclusion of your portrait session, if you are not happy with the images I shot for you, you don't have to accept the images and you don't pay for the portrait session.  I will show you all images on 42" computer monitor if in the studio or on 7" 4K camera monitor if shooting on location. 

You may select your favorites and even request any special retouching or other enhancements. Your images will be uploaded by the next business day for viewing and downloading the full resolution JPEGs with copyright release to you. 

Top Class Portraits Sessions

I schedule up to three Top Class Portraits™ sessions per day at most inside the studio!  This helps ensure you  receive maximum studio portrait photography attention and customer service.   Other photographers are available and they may also provide outdoor portrait services but only three portrait sessions per day inside the studio.  During summer and fall there is a backyard photography area behind the studio which makes outdoor portrait sessions more convenient and less time consuming.  Our portrait customers are required to give permission to use any and all photographs from every session we shoot for you for posting on my websites, Facebook and X for public viewing as well as public viewing in the form of printed samples and slide show presentations in public places.  If you don't want to give me this permission, I regret I will not be able to provide my portrait services to you.  All JPEGs provided to portrait and wedding customers at 300 pixels per inch, saved as level "10" baseline standard, a valid ICC profile embedded and in the sRGB working colorspace. Top Class Portraits™ Live Certificate of Liability Insurance.

Deluxe Portrait Session:

This session designed for high-end portraiture where attention to detail and taking time is important for the highest quality photographic images. Whether shot in the studio or outdoors, I provide a Deluxe Portrait Session for up to two hours. In this two hour time, you may have as many clothing changes as desired as long as time permits to ensure you receive all the poses. Your Deluxe Portrait Session may include two outdoor locations of your choice as long as both locations are within 20 miles of the studio and both locations within 5 miles of one another. May include up to eight people. You will be provided up to 15 different poses. You will receive 35 full-resolution JPEGs which have been touched-up and enhanced and are all copyright released to you! These will be the best images from your portrait session. You may select them yourself if you wish at conclusion of your session. After I have completed all enhancements, I will post link to your Google Drive Portrait Album on the Sessions page of website or send you link in email you have provided. With the Deluxe Portrait Session we will also provide you with green screen portraiture and special effects images.  Deluxe Portrait Sessions for Actor/Model include composite or Z-card file.  

Deluxe Portrait Session Price $150.

Standard Portrait Session:

The Standard Portrait Session in the studio and/or our backyard photo area behind the studio.  This session up to one hour.  In this one hour time, you may have two different outfits.  You will receive up to eight different poses.  May include up to five people.  You will receive 20 full-resolution JPEGs which have been touched-up and enhanced and are all copyright released to you!  These will be the best images from your portrait session.  You may select them yourself if you wish at conclusion of your session.  After I have completed all enhancements, I will post link to your Google Drive Portrait Album on the Sessions page of this website by next business day where you may view and download your images.  Any family and friends you share the link with may also view and download the full-resolution printable images!

Standard Portrait Session Price $100.

Mini Portrait Session:

I provide the Mini Portrait Session in the studio only. This is a 30 minute session. This includes one clothing change.  Four poses. You select your favorite 10 images. These images will then be enhanced and retouched.  For only one person/subject. These images are full-resolution and copyright released to use any way you see fit.  After I have completed all enhancements, I will post link to your Google Drive Portrait Album on the Sessions page of this website by next business day where you may view and download your images.  Exception to the number of people in this session for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, Father & Daughter Dance, Christmas.  

Mini Portrait Session Price $50.

Head Shot Portrait Session: (Visit Head Shot Gallery)

I provide professional head shot portrait services to real estate agents, insurance, attorney, medical and other professionals in need of the best quality head shot portraits. This is a 30 minute session. This includes one clothing change.  Four poses. You select your favorite 10 images. These images will then be enhanced and retouched.  For only one person/subject. May include green screen photography for your selection of digital background options.  These images are full-resolution and copyright released to use any way you see fit.  After I have completed all enhancements, I will post link to your Google Drive Portrait Album on the Sessions page of this website by next business day where you may view and download your images.  John is the photographer who specializes in head shot portraits at Top Class Portraits.  But you may request one of the other photographers at the studio to shoot your head shot portrait session.  All head shots displayed in head shot gallery by John.

Head Shot Portrait Session Price $75.

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