Top Class Portraits | Studio Location & Contact Page

 full service portrait studio

This is the building you are looking for.  Sits about 60 feet from driveway entrance. Parking just to the left.

If you've come to the website looking for a recent portrait session which was photographed over one business day ago, you will find Google Drive Portrait Album link at SESSIONS.  

Learn about my Portrait Club coming soon.

The studio is located next to my home at 677 County Road 616 Athens, TN 37303

Studio Hours: Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm.  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

John's Phone: (423) 883-2334

John's Email: 

Google Map to Studio interactive Google map for driving directions.

FORM below for scheduling next business day or later.  We must confirm your requested appointment date and time by phone.  If not confirmed, the appointment has not been reserved.

You may scan my QR code with your cell phone to quickly add me to your Contacts. Thanks for considering Top Class Portraits for your portrait needs. 

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 studio or on 7" 4K camera monitor when shooting on location or outdoors. With the camera monitor when I'm photographing your outdoor Deluxe Portrait Session, you may more easily view your images. 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 42+ megapixel JPEGs with copyright release to you.

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Fall and summer outdoor portraits may be conveniently shot in my backyard photo area. I have a drive-through carport just 30 feet from studio for parking in case of inclement weather.  Clothing changing room may be conveniently used to change clothing during your portrait session.  

The studio is next door to my home.   Portrait sessions, meetings with engaged couples, pick-up of photographic prints and print packages and wedding and portrait albums Monday - Friday 10am to 5pm.  But should call first to make sure I'm not shooting at a different location if you need to pick-up photo products. I shoot at various locations in eastern Tennessee.

Hi-Res Local Map for Download & Printing Flickr

Property Plan | View Full Resolution on Flickr

YouTube Channel located inside by Digital Design Studio

Camera Room in Studio

42" Computer Monitor to View Portraits after Session in Studio

For Portrait Club Members, Amateur and Professional Photographers | Studio Rental

Also portrait and wedding photographers who are members of our association may use the studio to meet with your prospective clients or customers and to use the studio. The studio is fully equipped with four flash heads, LED background lights, green screen, a variety of paper and material backgrounds. Hundreds of digital backgrounds when using the green screen. Includes a photographer assistant in the studio and so we may also take care of any issues like replacing flash tubes or other technical matters. 

Here is PDF concerning the flash equipment we provide in the studio: EINSTEIN E640. The studio includes liability insurance, electricity, heating and cooling as needed for comfort. Up to two hours of use which may include our backyard photo shooting area per session or meeting. If you're not completely familiar with these particular flash, we can help ensure you of a successful studio portrait session since the Do-It-Yourself Portrait Session includes a photographer assistant.

Of course professional photographers provide your portrait services at your own pricing and packaging.

Are you a pro photographer? Point of contact is Cherry who is the Photographer Agent/Representative for portrait and wedding photographers who are members of our association. You may reach her at phone 423-883-6171 or email with your interest and to schedule a free and no-obligation appointment to help see if we're a good fit for one another. A win-win arrangement to help ensure clients and customers get the photographers of their choice with all the great customer service and benefits of the photographer association.