Hi! My name is Kristen Overbay. I am the lead photographer and owner of Overbay Photography. Documenting the world around me is my passion. I am a wife, mother, believer, photographer, and memory maker. I love light, simplicity, and all things sentimental. I am married to the love of my life and high school sweetheart, Jesse. He keeps me grounded but still encourages me to fly every single day. The Lord has richly blessed us with two beautiful children. One thing that I am learning through this crazy yet rewarding journey called motherhood is that babies do not keep. Before I even blinked my daughter and first born, Jenna Leigh, was turning two and we were expecting our second child, this time a son. Our baby boy, Ethan David, is now 5 months old, and his big sister will be 3 years old this Fall. My family is my absolute JOY! I was born and raised in Kingsport, TN and since graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2006 Jesse and I decided to plant our roots here in Knoxville. We purchased a new (to us) home in February of last year and have been making it our own, in true "fixer upper" fashion, ever since.
While I am approaching my 10 year wedding anniversary next May I will also be entering into my 10th year with Overbay Photography. Throughout high school and college my friends always knew me as the girl behind her camera. It was not until my own wedding in 2007 that I fully realized I wanted to turn this passion into my profession. Photographing weddings quickly became my first love, but since having children of my own, capturing families and their little ones has brought about new meaning to my lifes work. I have now photographed over 80 weddings along with countless newborns, children, seniors, families, engaged couples and expectant mothers. Whatever part of the journey you are on, would you allow me to come alongside of you and preserve images of these special moments? I would consider it an honor and privilege to ensure that you have tangible memories that will be cherished not only for your lifetime but ones that can also be passed on to generations that follow.
image on right courtesy of A&M Cunningham Photography