2011-2012 Professional Photographers of East Tennessee’s Photographer of the Year

Best east TN photographer

The following article was featured in newspapers around the area:

Knoxville portrait photographer Colby McLemore was recently named Photographer of the Year by two organizations. He received the most recent award on Dec. 7th (McLemore’s birthday) at the Christmas and awards banquet of the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee. He received the highest cumulative number of votes throughout the year from his professional peers, placing either first, second, or third in every monthly photo competition except one. In one month, he swept all three places. Earlier this fall, McLemore was recognized as Photographer of the Year by Tennessee’s Professional Photographers Association for having the highest combined scores from a panel of five professional master photographers. He won several other awards from the state organization, as well. “Every dog has it’s day; apparently this dog has had more than one,” McLemore says. “I’m overwhelmingly blessed.”