I am so thrilled that you are here! I am Tara Kneiser. I've been photographing weddings and portraits in the East Tennessee area since 2006. Please get comfy and spend some time browsing through my website. I've curated some of my favorite images from the past years to showcase for you. If you are moved by what you see, please don't be shy! Get in touch with me and let's create something wonderful together!

Please allow me to re-introduce myself.

March 25, 2018


I am Tara Kneiser, and I sincerely thank you for taking the time to read this.

I’m not new to the photography industry. In fact, I’ve been in business for about 11 years and 11 months. A few weeks ago, some fine individual decided to wipe my old website. All of it. Why? I have no idea. Its just gone. After consulting with a couple of web companies, GoDaddy, and some of my web-savvy friends, I had to accept that my old website was unable to be recovered. Additionally, after headaches with emails, I discovered that my email address is on the dark web (which is bad if you’re not familiar with the term.).

Alas, Rest In Peace, Dixie Pixel Photography.

I’m not in mourning though. I’m quite happy to introduce you to Tara Kneiser Photography!

It’s the same photography, just a new name and a new brand. I have grown quite tired of Dixie Pixel.

However, I am a fan of change. It’s time. Dixie Pixel has been hacked and messed with so much that I’m just tired of cleaning it up. A clean slate feels so good.

In a few weeks, I will celebrate my 12th year of business. The timing is perfect to start anew.

Without further ado, I’m pleased to announce a portrait session giveaway!  Included is a 2 hour session on the location(s) of your choice in the East Tennessee area, a gorgeous 8×8 leather messenger album that will contain the images from your session, high resolution image files with a reproduction release, and $200 credit to purchase some of my gorgeous fine art prints. This prize is worth $1650.

You’re welcome!

THE FINE PRINT: On Facebook, you must “like” Tara Kneiser Photography and share the post about the giveaway. On instagram, follow @tarakneiser and like the post about the giveaway. The portrait session must take place in 2018, and must take place in the East Tennessee area. New & Existing clients are eligible to win. The winner will be chosen at random, and announced on both platforms on Thursday, March 29th.

Thank you, THANK YOU so much for taking the time to read this. I would sincerely appreciate it you took the time to browse my website. I do hope you are moved by my photographs.

xoxo Tara


So glad you’re able to see the positivity in the situation and embrace it. You’re the best!

Congratulations on a new kindof start. ..❤?

Thank you so much, Mona!