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For us, our location photo shoots are so much more than bringing back beautiful images to sell in our galleries. Doug and I make a united effort to capture the spirit of a place and tell a little bit of the story that we have experienced while away. Yesterday was one of those days when we set out to drive through some small towns and discover "Americana" in The Paloose region of Washington and Idaho. The people we have encountered while on this journey are truly the heart and soul of our country, and we've never seen friendlier or more welcoming people. We have been invited into their homes and their lives, and it has been a wonderful experience.

So today I'm sharing just a few of the images that we consider representative of our encounters with the locals here. Hoping you enjoy seeing this glimpse into this land of farmers, small business owners, and other hard working, small town folk just living good lives.
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Greetings from The Palouse! We are just now halfway through our on location photo shoot in Washington and Idaho. All of the images posted today were taken in Washington, but in a few minutes we'll be moving about 40 minutes away from our current location to Potlatch, Idaho. Doug and I are very excited about the landscape images that we've taken thus far, but also looking forward to discovering new possibilities in Idaho. All images from this trip are available for custom order at 20% off until July 12th, so if you see something that you especially love, let us know! ... See MoreSee Less

ONE FINAL REMINDER...Today, June 15th, is the last day to get your order in for either "Barns and Farms 2022" or "Inspiration 2022"! Through today, the calendars by Marcy's Photo Journey are $25 each by way of the pre order option. We regret that we are unable to order very many extra copies this year, so don't count on being able to get one later. Supplies will be limited, and will be priced at $27.50 from now on. Please contact me through a private message or leave a comment below to secure your order!

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YAY!! Just finished putting the final touches on Inspiration 2022, and I've never been happier with a project. I LOVE THIS CALENDAR! It has been a true labor of love, and I know all of those who have ordered are going to be very happy with it. I'm posting the new cover, April, July, and August to give you another sneak peak. Six more days to get in on the pre order! Pick up locally or have your calendar shipped to your home. ... See MoreSee Less

Remember these? We still had a few of our boxed notecard sets on hand, so we took them to the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival last week-end and were surprised at how quickly they sold! We sold out of "Wonderful Wildlife" and "Morning Mercies," but there are still a few boxes of "Beautiful Churches of the World" and "Songbirds" left (reduced to $22 per box), if anyone is interested. We'll be announcing soon our four brand new lines of notecards for the fall! ... See MoreSee Less

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At the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival last weekend, the enthusiasm and sales for our Photo Journey calendars was amazing! As I begin the final selections and and ordering process for the 2022 versions, I'm making one more appeal for the preorders at $25. If I don't receive your order by June 15th, the calendars will be $27.50 and sold in our galleries beginning in September. For all of you who are not local, we are happy to mail a calendar to your home for $7.50 shipping cost, making your preordered calendar $32.50, but I need to know now to include you in our count! Choose between "Inspiration 2022" or "Barns and Farms 2022." The countdown is on...7 more days to get your order in before the preorder deadline! ... See MoreSee Less

Yes, it's a quick turnaround, but Doug and I are headed west once again very early on Friday morning to attend a special photography field workshop in The Palouse. If you're not familiar with that area of our country, here's a brief description from the web:

"Heartland of the Inland Pacific Northwest, the rolling hills of the Palouse are a mystical expanse that was transformed between 1860 and 1920 from undulating prairie into one of the nation's premier dryland farming and ranching districts. It covers the stunningly beautiful landscapes of the Washington-Idaho border farming region. The Palouse is well known for its picturesque landscapes and is a favorite destination for photography and ecotourism."

The region is often referred to as being similar to the Tuscan hills in Italy and offers fabulous opportunities for landscape and wildlife photography. We'll be learning from one of the best photographers in the region, and we're expecting to come home with some wonderful landscape images as well as helpful knowledge that can serve to make us better at what we do! We'll be returning on June 23 and will need to hit the ground running once again to open our new Knoxville location in The Painted Tree sometime during the first couple weeks of July.

The workshop will be consisting of very long days out shooting, but we hope to be able to keep you informed with regular pictures and commentary as we travel once again.
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Yes, its a quick turnaround, but Doug and I are headed west once again very early on Friday morning to attend a special photography field workshop in The Palouse.  If youre not familiar with that area of our country, heres a brief description from the web:

Heartland of the Inland Pacific Northwest, the rolling hills of the Palouse are a mystical expanse that was transformed between 1860 and 1920 from undulating prairie into one of the nations premier dryland farming and ranching districts. It covers the stunningly beautiful landscapes of the Washington-Idaho border farming region.   The Palouse is well known for its picturesque landscapes and is a favorite destination for photography and ecotourism. 

The region is often referred to as being similar to the Tuscan hills in Italy and offers fabulous opportunities for landscape and wildlife photography.  Well be learning from one of the best photographers in the region, and were expecting to come home with some wonderful landscape images as well as helpful knowledge that can serve to make us better at what we do!  Well be returning on June 23 and will need to hit the ground running once again to open our new Knoxville location in The Painted Tree sometime during the first couple weeks of July.  

The workshop will be consisting of very long days out shooting, but we hope to be able to keep you informed with regular pictures and commentary as we travel once again.

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Be safe and have fun!

You are teaching this workshop right!!

"Frosty Bugle Breath" and "A Most Handsome Bear" were both popular images this past weekend and sold in multiple formats, including framed canvases and framed prints. Feeling especially blessed and thankful this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

Frosty Bugle Breath and A Most Handsome Bear were both popular images this past weekend and sold in multiple formats, including framed canvases and framed prints.  Feeling especially blessed and thankful this morning!Image attachment

Hoping that this image of Mr. Velvet Moose grabs your attention so that we can remind you of what's happening this week-end at Marcy's Photo Journey! We're offering 25% off everything in our gallery Friday and Saturday during the Grit & Grace Sidewalk and Clearance Sale. Clearance items (placed in another area of the store) will be up to 75% off and are priced as marked.

You also have until Sunday, June 13th, to take advantage of our custom order summer special that entitles you to 20% off any special order from our recent photo shoot in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone without the usual custom order fee of $50.00.

In addition, we are taking part in the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Lenoir City Park. It's a fabulous venue, right on Fort Loudon Lake, and 2021 marks the 58th year for this event. Plenty of food, wonderful vendors, and family fun. Look for the white tent with our Marcy's Photo Journey banner. We're located near the food and bathroom area on the tennis court end of the park. All of our artwork will be 20% off, and we'd love to see you there! Saturday hours are 9:00-5:00 and Sunday is 10:00-4:00
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Hoping that this image of Mr. Velvet Moose grabs your attention so that we can remind you of whats happening this week-end at Marcys Photo Journey!  Were offering 25% off everything in our gallery Friday and Saturday during the Grit & Grace Sidewalk and Clearance Sale.  Clearance items (placed in another area of the store) will be up to 75% off and are priced as marked.  

You also have until Sunday, June 13th,  to take advantage of our custom order summer special that entitles you to 20% off any special order from our recent photo shoot in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone without the usual custom order fee of $50.00.

In addition, we are taking part in the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Lenoir City Park.  Its a fabulous venue, right on Fort Loudon Lake, and 2021 marks the 58th year for this event.  Plenty of food, wonderful vendors, and family fun.  Look for the white tent with our Marcys Photo Journey banner.  Were located near the food and bathroom area on the tennis court end of the park.  All of our artwork will be 20% off, and wed love to see you there!  Saturday hours are 9:00-5:00 and Sunday is 10:00-4:00

DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!! Don't miss the huge sale at Marcy's Photo Journey this Friday and Saturday. You'll receive 25% off everything in our gallery as well as 50-75% off clearance items, placed in the clearance section in the back of the store. Canvases, prints, metals, both framed and unframed, will be ready to go when Grit & Grace opens Friday morning. This is the biggest single sale we've had to date. BE THERE!

(If you need directions to the store, please let me know.)
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DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!!  Dont miss the huge sale at Marcys Photo Journey this Friday and Saturday.  Youll receive 25% off everything in our gallery as well as 50-75% off clearance items, placed in the clearance section in the back of the store.  Canvases, prints, metals, both framed and unframed, will be ready to go when Grit & Grace opens Friday morning.  This is the biggest single sale weve had to date.  BE THERE! 

 (If you need directions to the store, please let me know.)

Happy Memorial Day! This image, entitled "Freedom," is one of my favorite bird images. It's wonderful that one of our national symbols, the American bald eagle, has been officially removed from the endangered list. Doug and I saw one this morning as we drove south to Grit & Grace, soaring ahead of us along I-75, and it seems that my heart always beats a little faster when I spot one of these majestic creatures.

A framed version of "Freedom" (without identification text) is now displayed in our gallery at Grit & Grace, and we'd love for him to find a new home during Memorial Day week! Be sure to check out the sales on Friday and Saturday...lots of mark downs and clearance items will be available throughout the store.
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Happy Memorial Day!  This image, entitled Freedom, is one of my favorite bird images.  Its wonderful that one of our national symbols, the American bald eagle, has been officially removed from the endangered list.  Doug and I saw one this morning as we drove south to Grit & Grace, soaring ahead of us along I-75, and it seems that my heart always beats a little faster when I spot one of these majestic creatures.  

A framed version of Freedom (without identification text) is now displayed in our gallery at Grit & Grace, and wed love for him to find a new home during Memorial Day week!  Be sure to check out the sales on Friday and Saturday...lots of mark downs and clearance items will be available throughout the store.

It's time to order your 2022 calendar from Marcy's Photo Journey! This year we are offering two versions of our 12 X 18 signature wall calendar: "Inspiration 2022" and "Barns and Farms 2022." Every month of the Inspiration calendar will feature a 9 X 12 frameable fine art photo of an inspirational scene with a scripture verse. In the Barns and Farms version, each picture shows a beautiful barn scene that will give you that nostalgic, warm feeling of home and Americana. If you ordered last year, you already know that our calendars are top quality and can't be beat for $25! If you live in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, we can arrange for pick-up, but if you prefer that your calendar be mailed to you, there is an additional mailing cost of $7.50 per calendar. All orders need to be received no later than June 15th, so don't delay.

To place your order, please specify your choice and quantity desired to marcysphotojourey@gmail.com or leave a comment below. We will be contacting you when the calendars arrive at the end of the summer!


(If you'd like to check out the quality of our photography, our website is marcysphotography.com. Click on the images below to see the cover of each version.)
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Its time to order your 2022 calendar from Marcys Photo Journey!   This year we are offering two versions of our 12 X 18 signature wall calendar:  Inspiration 2022 and Barns and Farms 2022.  Every month of the Inspiration calendar will feature a 9 X 12 frameable fine art photo of an inspirational scene with a scripture verse.  In the Barns and Farms version, each picture shows a beautiful barn scene that will give you that nostalgic, warm feeling of home and Americana.  If you ordered last year, you already know that our calendars are top quality and cant be beat for $25!  If you live in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, we can arrange for pick-up, but if you prefer that your calendar be mailed to you, there is an additional mailing cost of $7.50 per calendar.  All orders need to be received no later than June 15th, so dont delay.

To place your order, please specify your choice and quantity desired to marcysphotojourey@gmail.com or leave a comment below. We will be contacting you when the calendars arrive at the end of the summer! 
 

(If youd like to check out the quality of our photography, our website is marcysphotography.com.  Click on the images below to see the cover of each version.)Image attachment

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I would love one of each please! So excited to get them.....so beautiful!

NOW IS THE TIME! Back home from our photo shoot in Montana and Wyoming and feeling really happy about the landscape and wildlife images from the journey west. Marcy's Photo Journey is offering 20% OFF ALL CUSTOM ORDERS from now until June 4th. I feel that the images we have come home with are some of our best work ever and would be honored if you chose to have one of them in your home. If you see something you'd like from any of our posted images over the course of the two week western adventure, please let us know now and take advantage of this significant savings. We'll be happy to take your choice of landscape or wildlife images and create precisely what you have in mind for your space! The options are many...print, canvas, metal, framed or unframed. Contact us today so we can get started! ... See MoreSee Less

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Just beautiful!!!

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Beautiful!!!!

Headed out tomorrow for Yellowstone! Our last day here in the Grand Tetons was a good one, and I'm so excited about some of the images we've shot this past week. Don't forget that it's not too early to place a custom order of anything that you've seen posted during this shoot. We'd love to create that perfect accent for your home and bring a touch of the American west into your space.

I can't emphasize enough the importance of ordering your 2022 calendars before the end of May. The calendar project is an ambitious undertaking, and I need to get started early, especially since we're wanting to offer two different versions this year. We need many more orders to make it work! Some of the great barns we've photographed here in Wyoming will certainly make the calendar, and I'm looking forward to choosing the monthly scripture verses and images for the inspirational version soon.

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They are truly beautiful photos!

Outstanding! ❤️

Doug and I are excited about taking off very early tomorrow for a spring photo shoot in a couple of our favorite places. We'll be in Jackson, Wyoming and the Grand Tetons until the 20th when we'll be moving north a little ways to Emigrant, Montana, just outside of Yellowstone. Right now it's hard to imagine that anything could top the winter trip that we enjoyed so much in January. We know that crowds will be greater, wildlife sightings probably less, and we'll actually miss all of the beautiful snow and frosty trees that sparkle in the first light of the morning. Our hopes are to capture some wildflowers, baby animals, and lovely lakes, which were frozen and snow covered during our last trip.

When we return on the 27th, we'll only have a few days left to wind up calendar orders and make a firm decision as to whether or not we're going to be able to move ahead with the calendar project. If you intend to order, the sooner the better! It'll also only be a week until the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Fair, so we're going to have to hit the ground running to be ready for that big event. Please plan to join us along the shore of Fort Loudon Lake in Lenoir City the weekend of June 4-5. We have lots of brand new artwork that we're excited about displaying there. Everything will be 15% off for the event.

That same weekend, we'll also be participating in the Grit & Grace Sidewalk Sale where we are drastically reducing many of our matted images to 50% off for FINAL CLEARANCE. We want to make room for newer work, so that will be a great chance to take advantage of a good deal on all sizes of matted and loose prints.

As you can tell, right now is a busy time for us! In June we're going to be headed west once again for another photo shoot in Washington and Idaho...more about that later! In addition, we're looking forward to the grand opening of our gallery in The Painted Tree Boutique Shops in west Knoxville sometime soon, although we still haven't been given a definite date yet.

We'll be checking in often and posting pictures during the trip and keeping you up to date with what's going on.
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Doug and I are excited about taking off very early tomorrow for a spring photo shoot in a couple of our favorite places.  Well be in Jackson, Wyoming and the Grand Tetons until the 20th when well be moving north a little ways to Emigrant, Montana,  just outside of Yellowstone.  Right now its hard to imagine that anything could top the winter trip that we enjoyed so much in January.  We know that crowds will be greater, wildlife sightings probably less, and well actually miss all of the beautiful snow and frosty trees that sparkle in the first light of the morning.  Our hopes are to capture some wildflowers, baby animals, and lovely lakes, which were frozen and snow covered during our last trip.

When we return on the 27th, well only have a few days left to wind up calendar orders and make a firm decision as to whether or not were going to be able to move ahead with the calendar project.  If you intend to order, the sooner the better!  Itll also only be a week until the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Fair, so were going to have to hit the ground running to be ready for that big event.  Please plan to join us along the shore of Fort Loudon Lake in Lenoir City the weekend of June 4-5.  We have lots of brand new artwork that were excited about displaying there.  Everything will be 15% off for the event.

That same weekend, well also be participating in the Grit & Grace Sidewalk Sale where we are drastically reducing many of our matted images to 50% off for FINAL CLEARANCE.  We want to make room for newer work, so that will be a great chance to take advantage of a good deal on all sizes of matted and loose prints.

As you can tell, right now is a busy time for us!  In June were going to be headed west once again for another photo shoot in Washington and Idaho...more about that later!  In addition, were looking forward to the grand opening of our gallery in The Painted Tree Boutique Shops in west Knoxville sometime soon, although we still havent been given a definite date yet.

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so beautiful!!!

Have a great time & stay safe!! Look forward to what you will share from this trip!! ❤

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Great picture, my friend! ❤️

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Don't forget that May is Calendar 2022 Promotion at Marcy's Photo Journey! Our signature 12 X 18, high quality calendars were such a hit last year that we're offering two different options for 2022. Choose either Barns and Farms or Inspiration, or perhaps you'll want to consider one of each like many others have done. 🙂

They make great gifts and are only $25.00 during the preorder period. It's easy...just leave a comment below or contact us by private message to place your order. Although no firm decisions have been made yet about monthly features, the photos below are representative of each calendar and are under consideration.

(Unfortunately, we can't complete this project without sufficient participation from you, but we're on our way to the goal of 75 calendars of each version.)
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I would love one of each please!

2 months ago
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The days are flying by because we are SO BUSY! Doug and I are enjoying our retirement days working side by side and doing our best to make our little business venture successful. We leave just one week from today for our next photo shoot on location in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. We're in the process of pushing hard to have everything ready for the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Fair which will happen just a few days after we return from Montana and Wyoming. Lots of new formats and options will be available in our tent at the fair, and we're counting on seeing many of you there. It's June 4-5 at Lenoir City Park, so plan now to come on out and visit!

I'm also in overtime mode to get the 2022 calendars started in order to be ready by early fall. If you are planning to order, we would love to know as soon as possible. Remember that the calendars are great Christmas gifts. Two choices this year: Farms and Barns or Inspiration. I think they're both going to be fantastic and hope we get enough orders to follow through with the project. (We need a minimum of 75 orders of each one to make it worthwhile to print.)
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The days are flying by because we are SO BUSY!  Doug and I are enjoying our retirement days working side by side  and doing our best to make our little business venture successful.  We leave just one week from today for our next photo shoot on location in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.  Were in the process of pushing hard to have everything ready for the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Fair which will happen just a few days after we return from Montana and Wyoming.  Lots of new formats and options will be available in our tent at the fair, and were counting on seeing many of you there.  Its June 4-5 at Lenoir City Park, so plan now to come on out and visit! 

 Im also in overtime mode to get the 2022 calendars started in order to be ready by early fall.  If you are planning to order, we would love to know as soon as possible. Remember that the calendars are great Christmas gifts.  Two choices this year:  Farms and Barns or Inspiration.  I think theyre both going to be fantastic and hope we get enough orders to follow through with the project.  (We need a minimum of 75 orders of each one to make it worthwhile to print.)
2 months ago
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Happy May Day! Today has been designated "Calendar Kick-Off Day" at Marcy's Photo Journey. 🙂 The decision has been made, and we're offering two calendars for 2022. The first will be entitled "The Goodness of God" and will contain 12 months of inspirational images with scripture text on each photograph. Our second selection is "Down on the Farm" with beautiful rural scenes, including many Tennessee barns. We are ordering from the same company as last year because we were so happy with the quality and finish of the product. Once again, the size is 12 X 18, so each month contains a frameable 9 X 12 image along with the calendar page, with plenty of room to write in each date box.

Prices will also be the same as before. If you are on the preorder list, the cost is $25.00, and you can either have it mailed to your address or pick it up at our home in Knoxville or one of our local galleries. If you don't order ahead, the price in the galleries will be $27.50. Unfortunately, we lost money last year on our mailing costs because it cost us more than we charged. So this year, we have to collect $7.50 per calendar to cover cost of mailing. (So sorry!)

I'm really excited about the calendar project for 2022! We're going to take the month of May to allow everyone to get their preorders in. If you haven't reserved yours by May 31st, you'll need to pick one up at Grit & Grace or The Painted Tree. If you've already mentioned that you want one, you're on the list. During the next few weeks, I'll be posting the cover photos and some of the monthly features, so that you will have a better idea of what they will look like. Calendars should be ready to get in the mail no later than the first of September...it'll be here before you know it!
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Happy May Day!  Today has been designated Calendar Kick-Off Day at Marcys Photo Journey.  🙂  The decision has been made, and were offering two calendars for 2022.  The first will be entitled The Goodness of God and will contain 12 months of inspirational images with scripture text on each photograph.  Our second selection is Down on the Farm with beautiful rural scenes, including many Tennessee barns. We are ordering from the same company as last year because we were so happy with the quality and finish of the product.  Once again, the size is 12 X 18, so each month contains a frameable 9 X 12 image along with the calendar page, with plenty of room to write in each date box.

Prices will also be the same as before.  If you are on the preorder list, the cost is $25.00, and you can either have it mailed to your address or pick it up at our home in Knoxville or one of our local galleries.  If you dont order ahead, the price in the galleries will be $27.50.  Unfortunately, we lost money last year on our mailing costs because it cost us more than we charged.  So this year, we have to collect $7.50 per calendar to cover cost of mailing.  (So sorry!)

Im really excited about the calendar project for 2022!  Were going to take the month of May to allow everyone to get their preorders in.  If you havent reserved yours by May 31st, youll need to pick one up at Grit & Grace or The Painted Tree.  If youve already mentioned that you want one, youre on the list.  During the next few weeks, Ill be posting the cover photos and some of the monthly features, so that you will have a better idea of what they will look like.  Calendars should be ready to get in the mail no later than the first of September...itll be here before you know it!

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Looking forward to calendar and note cards = perfect gifts!!

I’m so excited...

2 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Happened by this "Rock City Barn" last week and enjoyed taking a few shots of this somewhat updated version of the more traditional, older barns that advertised the Chattanooga attraction in years gone by. It's looking like the Marcy's Photo Journey 2022 calendar will be barns, although I'm seriously considering doing two different designs this year. The other would be "Country Churches" and include a scripture verse for each month. The catch is that I'd have to be able to sell enough of each kind to make it profitable. So if you'd like to see us do two versions, start helping me find a few extra buyers! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Happened by this Rock City Barn last week and enjoyed taking a few shots of this somewhat updated version of the more traditional, older barns that advertised the Chattanooga attraction in years gone by.  Its looking like the Marcys Photo Journey 2022 calendar will be barns, although Im seriously considering doing two different designs this year.  The other would be Country Churches and include a scripture verse for each month.  The catch is that Id have to be able to sell enough of each kind to make it profitable.  So if youd like to see us do two versions, start helping me find a few extra buyers!  :)Image attachmentImage attachment
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Happy Monday! I love to reflect upon the promises of God that always result in blessings in my life. Here's hoping you have a rainbow kind of day today...

As Marcy's Photo Journey begins our last week at The Painted Perch & Company, remember that everything in our gallery there is 25% off. Moving day is Friday!
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Happy Monday!  I love to reflect upon the promises of God that always result in blessings in my life.   Heres hoping you have a rainbow kind of day today...

As Marcys Photo Journey begins our last week at The Painted Perch & Company, remember that everything in our gallery there is 25% off.  Moving day is Friday!

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Beautiful!!!

Beautiful!!!

2 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Wildflowers in the mountains are phenomenal this year! I really enjoying using the wildflower images as a chance to share favorite scriptures with all who see them. Now that we're past "dogwood winter" and freezing temperatures (I hope) with May just around the corner, I have high hopes that our weather patterns will stabilize a bit. 🙂

Doug and I are looking forward to a photo shoot today at a friend's farm. A day out in the country together, cameras in tow, is always a good day! Hoping that your Friday is wonderful as well.
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Wildflowers in the mountains are phenomenal this year!  I really enjoying using the wildflower images as a chance to share favorite scriptures with all who see them.  Now that were past dogwood winter and freezing temperatures (I hope) with May just around the corner, I have high hopes that our weather patterns will stabilize a bit.  :)

Doug and I are looking forward to a photo shoot today at a friends farm.  A day out in the country together,  cameras in tow, is always a good day!  Hoping that your Friday is wonderful as well.
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Great picture, awesome couple!!

This is a great picture of y'all

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Did you walk down this road? Looks inviting

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The perfect finishing touch! How exciting to receive these two pictures from a happy Grit & Grace customer who purchased "Aspen Skies" from Marcy's Photo Journey at the Spring Market on Saturday. It looks like it was custom made for just this spot. A big thank you to Paige and her husband for stopping by and purchasing one of our favorite pictures for their beautiful Cleveland home! We'd love to find the perfect fit for your wall... ... See MoreSee Less

The perfect finishing touch!  How exciting to receive these two pictures from a happy Grit & Grace customer who purchased Aspen Skies from Marcys Photo Journey at the Spring Market on Saturday.  It looks like it was custom made for just this spot.  A big thank you to Paige and her husband for stopping by and purchasing one of our favorite pictures for their beautiful Cleveland home!  Wed love to find the perfect fit for your wall...Image attachment
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Marcy's Photo Journey

A few images from our photoshoot earlier this week come along with A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY to stop by Grit & Grace Market today! The Outdoor Spring Market will be taking place from 10:00-4:00, and it's going to be great...FOOD, SALES, AND PLENTY OF FRIENDLY FACES! Doug and I will be there all day with FREE PRINTS for everyone that stops by our gallery inside the store. We have many to choose from and would love for you take one of our gifts home with you. Marcy's Photo Journey has 20% everything, even custom orders! See you there. ... See MoreSee Less

A few images from our photoshoot earlier this week come along with A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY to stop by Grit & Grace Market today!  The Outdoor Spring Market will be taking place from 10:00-4:00, and its going to be great...FOOD, SALES, AND PLENTY OF FRIENDLY FACES!  Doug and I will be there all day with FREE PRINTS for everyone that stops by our gallery inside the store.  We have many to choose from and would love for you take one of our gifts home with you.  Marcys Photo Journey has 20% everything, even custom orders!  See you there.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Darlin...

How cute!

2 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Thinking of seasons in our lives today. Marcy's Photo Journey has been in a very busy season lately, and we love to be busy! The days fly by, and it's hard to believe that it's only four weeks from today we'll be on our way to Wyoming and Montana once again for a spring shoot. But immediately after that thought, I realize how much we need to accomplish before we go.

The Spring Outdoor Market event at Grit & Grace is this Saturday, from 10:00 until 4:00, and we'd love to see you there. Doug and I will be taking pictures for the event in addition to hanging out in our gallery in hopes of meeting new friends and letting customers know what Marcy's Photo Journey has to offer. We have lots of freebies to give to those who stop by and are offering a 20% discount on EVERYTHING. In addition, anyone who places a custom order with us on Saturday will also automatically get 20% off, and the special order fee will be waived.

Our move to our new Knoxville venue, The Painted Tree, has been postponed until the end of May. Unfortunately, we still have to move from our current location the end of April, so our home will have to be storage for all of our current inventory during the interim. 🙁 Don't forget to take advantage of the 25% off moving sale at The Painted Perch & Company until April 30th. There are very significant savings on the large, framed canvases.

Something that my mother always told me was to ENJOY EVERY SEASON of my life. Enjoy looking back to fond memories and looking forward with great anticipation, but, most importantly, LOVE TODAY! I consider that advice some of the best I've ever received and really try to follow it. So here's hoping your today is spectacular, and that you can appreciate whatever season you find yourself in right now. 🙂
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Thinking of seasons in our lives today.  Marcys Photo Journey has been in a very busy season lately, and we love to be busy!  The days fly by, and its hard to believe that its only four weeks from today well be on our way to Wyoming and Montana once again for a spring shoot.  But immediately after that thought, I realize how much we need to accomplish before we go.  

The Spring Outdoor Market event at Grit & Grace is this Saturday, from 10:00 until 4:00, and wed love to see you there.  Doug and I will be taking pictures for the event in addition to hanging out in our gallery in hopes of meeting new friends and letting customers know what Marcys Photo Journey has to offer.  We have lots of freebies to give to those who stop by and are offering a 20% discount on EVERYTHING.  In addition, anyone who places a custom order with us on Saturday will also automatically get 20% off, and the special order fee will be waived.

Our move to our new Knoxville venue, The Painted Tree, has been postponed until the end of May.  Unfortunately, we still have to move from our current location the end of April, so our home will have to be storage for all of our current inventory during the interim.  :(  Dont forget to take advantage of the 25% off moving sale at The Painted Perch & Company until April 30th.  There are very significant savings on the large, framed canvases.

Something that my mother always told me was to ENJOY EVERY SEASON of my life.  Enjoy looking back to fond memories and looking forward with great anticipation, but, most importantly, LOVE TODAY!  I consider that advice some of the best Ive ever received and really try to follow it.  So heres hoping your today is spectacular, and that you can appreciate whatever season you find yourself in right now.  :)
2 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Have you ever given any thought to the fact that the first thing people see as they come into your home (or the last thing they see as they leave) says a lot about who you are? As I was getting dressed this morning, I was thinking about what photo I should feature today, and "The Blessing" came on the praise and worship station I was listening to. BINGO...that's the one! Taken at the top of Clingmans Dome as the first light of day spread over the top of the Great Smoky Mountains and perfectly suited to an entry hall or foyer, "The Blessing," is available in a 22 X 18 framed canvas. Now on sale for 25% off the original price of $195, making it only $146.25. Believe me, that's an unheard of price for a high quality, custom framed canvas! It's currently displayed in Marcy's Photo Journey's gallery at The Painted Perch & Company in west Knoxville. We also can ship it or deliver to your home if you live in Knoxville or Cleveland. ... See MoreSee Less

Have you ever given any thought to the fact that the first thing people see as they come into your home (or the last thing they see as they leave) says a lot about who you are?  As I was getting dressed this morning, I was thinking about what photo I should feature today, and The Blessing came on the praise and worship station I was listening to.  BINGO...thats the one!  Taken at the top of Clingmans Dome as the first light of day spread over the top of the Great Smoky Mountains and perfectly suited to an entry hall or foyer, The Blessing, is available in a 22 X 18 framed canvas.  Now on sale for 25% off the original price of $195, making it only $146.25.  Believe me, thats an unheard of price for a high quality, custom framed canvas!  Its currently displayed in  Marcys Photo Journeys gallery at The Painted Perch & Company in west Knoxville.    We also can ship it or deliver to your home if you live in Knoxville or Cleveland.
3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

It happens every year! With warmer temps and sunnier skies, pink flamingoes begin to appear everywhere. Just in case you didn't know, Marcy's Photo Journey has plenty images of these bright, bold and beautiful birds. Ours don't go in the front yard, but they will add a wonderful pop of color and wake up a spot in your home that might be in need of some excitement. Consider a large single image or an arrangement of smaller ones. As always, there are many options in current inventory, but if you don't see exactly what you're looking for, let us know and we'll work with you on a custom order. ... See MoreSee Less

It happens every year!  With warmer temps and sunnier skies, pink flamingoes begin to appear everywhere.  Just in case you didnt know, Marcys Photo Journey has plenty images of these bright, bold and beautiful birds.  Ours dont go in the front yard, but they will add a wonderful pop of color and wake up a spot in your home that might be in need of some excitement.  Consider a large single image or an arrangement of smaller ones.  As always, there are many options in current inventory, but if you dont see exactly what youre looking for, let us know and well work with you on a custom order.Image attachmentImage attachment
3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Posting something a little different today. Doug and I saw this old truck at an exit somewhere in North Carolina as we were on our way to Charleston last November. It was one of those times that I got out, took a few shots, and Doug wasn't intrigued enough to get out of the car. (Come to think of it, there are a lot of times like that!! I'm always looking for a chance to take photos. 🙂 ) Anyway, if you're into rusty, old treasures and want to consider a wall grouping of antique farm implements, old vehicles, etc., I'd love to show you what we have.

Coming up for Photo Journey...

~Spring Outdoor Market at Grit & Grace, Cleveland, April 10th

~May adventure to Wyoming and Montana to shoot spring in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

~Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival, June 5-6

~June excursion to Idaho and Washington for a summer photo shoot of the Palouse region

For the next five weeks, we hope to fit in a lot of Smoky Mountains and local photography.

We'd love to gain some new followers to our website, so if you have an inclination to help us do that, please invite friends to check us out online. Thanks to all of you who regularly follow what we're doing and offer words of encouragement and support from time to time. We appreciate you so much!
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Posting something a little different today.  Doug and I saw this old truck at an exit somewhere in North Carolina as we were on our way to Charleston last November.  It was one of those times that I got out, took a few shots, and Doug wasnt intrigued enough to get out of the car.  (Come to think of it, there are a lot of times like that!!  Im always looking for a chance to take photos.  :) )  Anyway, if youre into rusty, old treasures and want to consider a wall grouping of antique farm implements, old vehicles, etc., Id love to show you what we have.  

Coming up for Photo Journey...

~Spring Outdoor Market at Grit & Grace, Cleveland, April 10th

~May adventure to Wyoming and Montana to shoot spring in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

~Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival, June 5-6

~June excursion to Idaho and Washington for a summer photo shoot of the Palouse region

For the next five weeks, we hope to fit in a lot of Smoky Mountains and local photography.  

Wed love to gain some new followers to our website, so if you have an inclination to help us do that, please invite friends to check us out online.  Thanks to all of you who regularly follow what were doing and offer words of encouragement and support from time to time.  We appreciate you so much!

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3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

I love to anticipate Easter on solemn Saturday, this day in between death and resurrection! To me it's like the entire earth is in a period of anticipation because we already know the end of the story, and we know that Easter morning is full of joy and celebration. So I'm singing praises today... ... See MoreSee Less

I love to anticipate Easter on solemn Saturday, this day in between death and resurrection!  To me its like the entire earth is in a period of anticipation because we already know the end of the story, and we know that Easter morning is full of joy and celebration. So Im singing praises today...
3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

A few years ago, I discovered a very old hymn that I have come to love. It's been on my mind this week a lot, so I finally did a little research on the origin. The lyrics date back to medieval times and were written originally in Latin. For today's Holy Week post, I'm posting the words along with photos that I've taken in France, Spain, Portugal, and the US. If you can take a few moments to reflect on the significance of today and would like to listen to a great version of the song, google "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" by Fernando Ortega. I've listened to it dozens of times this week.

O Sacred Head Now Wounded, Bernard of Clairvaux, 1163

O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down,
Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown;
O sacred Head, what glory, what bliss till now was Thine!
Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee mine.

What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered, was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression, but Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior! ’Tis I deserve Thy place;
Look on me with Thy favor, vouchsafe to me Thy grace.

What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.

Be Thou my consolation, my shield when I must die;
Remind me of Thy passion when my last hour draws nigh.
Mine eyes shall then behold Thee, upon Thy cross shall dwell,
My heart by faith enfolds Thee. Who dieth thus dies well.
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3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us! Celebrate our risen Lord with me this Easter Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us!  Celebrate our risen Lord with me this Easter Sunday.
3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

It was such a pleasure to deliver these two framed canvases to a custom order recipient yesterday! "Moulton Barn in Summer" and "Snake River Canyon" looked so good in Doug's custom floating frames stained in the customer's choice of special walnut to perfectly match her existing woodwork. I love to see the joyful reaction when people first see their finished order! Through tomorrow, you can place an order for any of our images from the recent Savannah/Charleston adventure, receive a 20% discount, and take advantage of no custom order fee. What can we create for you? ... See MoreSee Less

It was such a pleasure to deliver these two framed canvases to a custom order recipient yesterday!  Moulton Barn in Summer and Snake River Canyon looked so good in Dougs custom floating frames stained in the customers choice of special walnut to perfectly match her existing woodwork.  I love to see the joyful reaction when people first see their finished order!  Through tomorrow, you can place an order for any of our images from the recent Savannah/Charleston adventure, receive a 20% discount,  and take advantage of no custom order fee.  What can we create for you?Image attachment

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I’ve been up the Snake River! You captured its amazing grandeur!

Just beautiful!!!

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

"Morning Umbrella Stroll" is one of those images that I had forgotten about and rediscovered yesterday as I was looking back on the files from Savannah. I love the way it turned out with the great pop of yellow, so it's now one of my top five favorites from the trip. If you like it as well, you can get this one through custom order TODAY ONLY for 25% OFF our regular pricing. This will apply to any size, any format. We simply can't afford to make this kind of offer very often, so we're limiting it to JUST TODAY. Leave a comment below or contact me through private message for sizes and prices. ... See MoreSee Less

Morning Umbrella Stroll is one of those images that I had forgotten about and rediscovered yesterday as I was looking back on the files from Savannah.  I love the way it turned out with the great pop of yellow, so its now one of my top five favorites from the trip.  If you like it as well, you can get this one through custom order TODAY ONLY for 25% OFF our regular pricing.  This will apply to any size, any format.  We simply cant afford to make this kind of offer very often, so were limiting it to JUST TODAY.  Leave a comment below or contact me through private message for sizes and prices.
3 months ago
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I love this! ❤️

My favorite!!!! Beautiful

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Doug and I are now back home in Knoxville after a great spring photo shoot in Savannah and Charleston. Posting some of our favorites today and reminding you that all images from the trip can be ordered in any size and any format through Wednesday, March 31st for 20% off our normal prices. In addition to the significant savings, we are also waiving the custom order fee. We already have two orders. Who's going to be next? 🙂 Contact us by private message or in the comments below for details on format options, sizes, and pricing. WE SHIP!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Last day in Charleston! We're headed back to our home base in Knoxville tomorrow, but I wanted to remind everyone that through the end of March, we are offering a substantial sale on all custom orders from our trip to Savannah and Charleston. If you've seen anything posted over the course of the trip and would like to place an order, contact us NOW! We're waiving the special order fee ($50) in addition to reducing normal prices of all sizes and formats by 20% through March 31st. THIS IS A GREAT DEAL!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

So in case you don't know, I'm a big planner. I love to plan, think about the plan, anticipate the plan, carry out the plan, and then reflect on the plan. Our day yesterday was supposed to be spent photographing the beautiful legendary spring gardens of the Charleston plantations. By nine o'clock in the morning, the plan was discarded because....THE AZALEAS AND FLOWERING PLANTS ARE TWO WEEKS BEHIND SCHEDULE! How could this happen? I had carefully checked way back last fall and planned this day for the absolute peak of spring blooming. We received a call from a local photographer, just as we pulled into the parking lot of our first plantation, letting us know that she had been there the day before and was very disappointed. (She didn't want us to pay to get in to take photos and not be aware of this.) Everything changed. We decided to head out of town to a wildlife refuge to see what we could find. From there we did some night shooting in the city and didn't get back to the room until 10:15, but, all in all, it ended up being a very good day. So the photos I'm posting are a potpourri of yesterday. Don't let the flowers fool you, though. I included a couple of stray camellias just because... ... See MoreSee Less

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Your photos are amazing. ❤️❤️❤️

Amazing photos!

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Although we were excited to get to Charleston on Saturday evening, our enthusiasm waned a bit yesterday when we awoke to high winds, very overcast skies, and cold temperatures. It was not a good day for pictures! We decided our time would be better spent taking a break (and staying warm), so we hung out and worked on processing some more of the Savannah photos. We are launching back out today and headed to Middleton Place where the gardens and grounds should be in full spring colors. Meanwhile, here are a few more from Charleston's sister city... ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

We are celebrating Spring! For a limited time, ALL CUSTOM ORDERS of any size, any format are 20% off. In addition, we are waiving the custom order fee ($50) during this sale. All images are included. Might be the right time to get that picture you've been thinking about. We will gladly ship, and we also deliver in the Knoxville and Cleveland areas! Contact us for prices and options. ... See MoreSee Less

We are celebrating Spring!  For a limited time, ALL CUSTOM ORDERS of any size, any format are 20% off.  In addition, we are waiving the custom order fee ($50) during this sale.  All images are included.  Might be the right time to get that picture youve been thinking about.  We will gladly ship, and we also deliver in the Knoxville and Cleveland areas!  Contact us for prices and options.
3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

More of Savannah...
Today has been interesting. Beginning yesterday afternoon, weather warnings about the huge storm hitting the southeast caused local schools to call off school today, and people were told to be ready to hunker down and take cover. We thought there would be no chance to get out and shoot and resolved to just be content with staying in the hotel room and processing more photos. Then, this morning, we got the report of very dense fog throughout the area, with the severe weather coming in early afternoon. I had been hoping for a foggy, misty morning to get some shots of the live oak trees and Spanish moss, so it was too tempting to pass up. It was disappointing to find out as we left though that the fog was not much at all compared to a good foggy day at home. We went to Bonaventure Cemetery and Wormsloe Plantation and took pictures most of the morning. Tornado warnings have kept us in this afternoon, but we're hoping things clear up sufficiently to get out a little later. So, today's pictures are a mixed bag of things we've captured over the last two days.
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3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Happy Saint Patrick's day from Savannah, Georgia! Doug and I really pondered over where we wanted to go for our first spring photo shoot trip, and we are so glad we agreed on Savannah and Charleston! It's always tempting to go somewhere new, but it's also very nice to go back to a familiar place that you love. I honestly think that each time we come here, we love it a little bit more. Yesterday was a full day of shooting, and we covered a lot of territory...from the streets of the city to Bonaventure Cemetery to Tybee Island, not getting back to the room until around 7:00, after launching out at 8:30 am. I took well over a thousand pictures and so far I'm feeling really good about them. As you go along with us and follow our daily posts, remember that any of our photos may be printed in your choice of size and format. We're always up for custom orders and love working with customers to create that perfect accent for their home. Contact us for size options and pricing! ... See MoreSee Less

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Stunning!!

Love them!!!!

Beautiful!! ❤️

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

The Marcy's Photo Journey team is on location right now in Savannah capturing some beautiful images to add to our "Southern Charm Collection"! There's just nothing like these little vignettes showcasing the irresistible appeal of the genteel south. Plenty of photos are already available through custom order. This week we'll be posting a few every day from Savannah. Always remember as you enjoy our work that every one of these (and many more) are available to you through our custom order option. Literally, all you have to do is let us know exactly what you want! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Spring is truly just around the corner, and we're anxious to get outside and capture the season with our lenses! Doug and I are excited about a full travel calendar through the rest of this year. We even booked a trip for May of 2022 yesterday, so we're really looking ahead! On Monday morning, we'll be taking off for two of our favorite southern cities...Savannah and Charleston. Hopefully we've got the timing just right for the peak of the azalea season. If you have a favorite site in either place that you'd like to suggest we put on our list, please let us know. After our return, we'll be home for about six weeks, and our focus will be the Smokies until we head back out to the Tetons and Yellowstone in mid May. We'd love to invite you to follow our journeys online and invite others to join in the fun. Today's featured photos were both taken during dogwood season in Cades Cove. It's hard to believe that the park was closed during the spring season last year, so it's already been two years since I took these! ... See MoreSee Less

Spring is truly just around the corner, and were anxious to get outside and capture the season with our lenses!  Doug and I are excited about a full travel calendar through the rest of this year.  We even booked a trip for May of 2022 yesterday, so were really looking ahead!  On Monday morning, well be taking off for two of our favorite southern cities...Savannah and Charleston.  Hopefully weve got the timing just right for the peak of the azalea season.  If you have a favorite site in either place that youd like to suggest we put on our list, please let us know.  After our return, well be home for about six weeks, and our focus will be the Smokies until we head back out to the Tetons and Yellowstone in mid May.  Wed love to invite you to follow our journeys online and invite others to join in the fun.  Todays featured photos were both taken during dogwood season in Cades Cove. Its hard to believe that the park was closed during the spring season last year, so its already been two years since I took these!Image attachment
4 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

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Good morning!  Have a glorious Sunday.