Knoxville photographer and videographer Colby McLemore’s artistic vision and infectious personality have won him praise throughout Southeast and Tennessee. From the moment Colby appears on the scene, his laid-back charm puts everyone immediately at ease. At the same time, he consistently maintains a professional manner that is second to none. His collaborative nature, dedication to helping others, and communications and coordination skills ensure that his clients get impactful storytelling that highlights their products or services. He produces exceptional images and videos using expert techniques and in a consistently fresh and current style.
Colby is recognized and is internationally award-winning among his peers. He won Gold and Silver ADDY awards for his advertising work; Top Ten Commercial Photographs in 2014 internationally, Tennessee Photographer of the Year, East Tennessee Photographer of the Year, and numerous Top Ten Tennessee Photographers. Throughout his career, he has received both the Kodak Gallery Award and the Fuji Award for Excellence. These are all industry-recognized awards, and the list goes on.
His clients and the community have given him numerous accolades for his consistent quality and service. Colby has awarded Knoxville News Sentinel’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Knoxville Photographer and Cityview magazine’s Best of the Best Knoxville Photographer for years in a row. Knoxville’s advertising community has recognized him with the Big Wig award for numerous years for his exceptional advertising work. The area’s chambers and regional trade organizations have recognized him with a litany of service awards. You can read endless testimonials throughout the internet on precisely what his clients, in particular, think.
You have very likely already seen Colby’s work. It has graced national, regional, and local magazines and newspapers; corporate websites; social media channels; brochures; annual reports; various print and digital ads; books; and even smartphone apps! Colby has also done professional photography and videography work for TV shows, celebrities, government officials, and politicians.
He has continually honed and expanded his craft his entire career. You will find few professional photographers who are as engaged in learning. He has earned a professional Master’s degree, a Craftsman degree, five certifications, and a license. Colby continually attends professional conventions, workshops, and presentations. He now teaches as well, knowing that you learn even more. Colby has taught at the University of Tennessee’s Photography Certificate program for about seven years. He does presentations and workshops for professionals as well as enthusiasts throughout Tennessee and the Southeast. The sharpness of his eye is so recognized he is consistently asked to judge competitions.
Colby’s client list is extensive. These include USA Today, Sea Ray, ABC’s Extreme Makeover, The Learning Channel’s 18 Kids and Counting (he even appeared in at least two of the episodes!), Hardee’s Corporation, the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, WonderWorks, Hollywood Wax Museum, Webb School of Knoxville, Bohan Marketing, Moxley Carmichael, Slamdot, VIEO Design, 9 Group, Gibson Hotels Group, American Advertising Federation Knoxville, Marketing Dimensions, At Large Graphic Design, Atmosphere Pictures, Globe-Pequot Press, Family Fun, Primary Color, Points North, Cityview, Denark Construction, Southern Construction, and many many others.