KBA is offering a brilliant special for head-shots through John Black Photography.

August 28th and 29th have been added – Chesapeake’s Restaurant from 8am to 4:30pm.

$30 head-shot web file (600px x 900px) in color is available at a drastic discount from the usual $100 KBA discount rate.
$50 for a photoshopped head-shot web sized file in color, to be use on your website, LinkedIn and Social Media.
During your session you will choose your favorite photograph and that photo will be provided to the
KBA for their website and digital Pictorial Register and you will be emailed a copy of your digital color photo. 
The new look of a white background is versatile and goes with any marketing material you may want to use it with. 

Only 9 days are available BOOK NOW. During July 30th – August 29th.
We have two locations – Downtown Knoxville in the First Tennessee Building and in West Knoxville at Chesapeake’s Restaurant. 
If your firm has 10 or more KBA members John Black will be happy to come out to your firm’s office to take portraits. Please call to discuss times available.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact via phone or email. | 865-522-1715

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First Tennessee Building
Chesapeake's West
Schedule Headshot



Knowing that all of you are tan and rested we are scheduling headshots for the beginning of August. No worries for those that aren’t as rested as they would like to be we are offering photoshop!

We will be photographing KBA member headshots at The First Tennessee Building on the first floor in the food court area. To the right of the hot dog stand in an overflow room. Please follow the signs.

Monday, July 30th – 8-5pm
Wednesday, August 1st – 8-5pm
Thursday, August 2nd -8-5pm
Tuesday, August 7th – 8-5pm
Friday, August 10th – 8-5pm
Wednesday, August 15th – 8-5pm
Parking is below the building or on the street. 

Book Your Headshot for The First TN Building.
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Wednesday, August 8th – 8-3:30 pm
Thursday, August 9th – 8-3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 14th – 8-3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 28th – 8-4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 29th – 8-4:30

Parking out front. When you walk in veer to the left. We are in the banquet room. Time this location right and one could easily enjoy lunch or happy hour!


Dress for Success

Please do not be late. This is a 10 minute session.

What to Wear – Everyone

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look great
  • Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well. A poor fitting jacket or shirt will be obvious in the photos (especially around the neck)
  • Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea (since they crowd the face)
  • Clothes should be neatly pressed.
  • Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes
  • Blue/green/turquoise shirts/blouses or accents can help emphasize blue/green/hazel eyes

What to Wear – Men

  • The standard business look is a suit jacket, dress shirt and tie
  • If these are going on your website think about your color choice. Blues? Greys?
  • Due to this weather arrive early a few minutes early to cool down a bit.

Arrive a few minutes early. This is a 10 minute appointment.

You will receive a web sized file to use on your website, LinkedIn, and social media. Unlimited usage.

What to Wear – Women

  • Avoid big prints and busy patterns
  • Think about the neckline, it will influence the apparent shape of your face
  • For a no-jacket casual look, wear a colored blouse – ideally darker than your skin tone
  • Be stylish and fashionable, but remember the picture is about your face and not your clothes or jewelry
  • A white shirt/blouse/sweater by itself is a bad idea – it draws attention away from the face. Better to wear white under a jacket or sweater

Remember: Select and wear clothes that make you feel comfortable. 


  • Keep jewelry extremely simple – small is better
  • Avoid jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated

Hair and Makeup Tips

  • Make-up should be clean and natural
  • Wear a good layer of translucent powder – your face will appear flawless in photos. Shine disappears, pores seem smaller, skin looks even, and blush is smoother.
  • Line lips before applying matte lipstick, then reline. Don’t overdo it.
  • Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkle or shine
  • Avoid frosts or overly-bright colors
* Photos are of Co-Chairs of the KBA New Lawyers Section:
Elizabeth Anne Bowden
Winchester, Sellers, Foster & Steele, PC
Sam C. Louderback
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C.

Questions & Answers

Question:   How does this work?
Arrive a few minutes early. Check out your hair, cool down, freashen makeup. It will take about 5 minutes to photograph you. 10 minutes or so for you to select your favorite image. If you have any photoshop request I will make note of those. You will be with us for less than 20 minutes. You image will go to KBA for their Online Pictorial Register and you will be emailed your image for you to use for your website, LinkedIn, and Social Media.

Question:   What happens if I have an emergency and I am unable to make my appointment?
We make every effort to maintain appointment time commitments and we request that you extend the same courtesy to us.  If you are running more than 10 minutes late, you should call and reschedule.  When a KBA member does not show up for their appointment, another member loses an opportunity to be photographed at that time. John Black Photography has committed 9 full days to this project and they will be paid regardless of whether you show for the appointment.  If you are unable to make the appointment you scheduled and need to reschedule, you will be billed for the additional appointment. If you call 4 days before your appointment we will reschedule at no additional fee.
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About John Black Studio

As one of Knoxville’s top photographers, we look forward to working with you. We specialize in Commercial, Advertising, Editorial, Product, Headshot Portraits and Lifestyle photography for your business website and promotional needs.



Tuesday – Friday from 10am to 6pm
Saturday from 10am to 3pm
Sunday & Monday are by appointment.

  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 865-522-1715