• Who’s This Randy Dude?

    Well, that's me! I'm from East TN, married to the lovely Laura, have way too many kids (two of which are Active Military), and we live in Knoxville.

    On the photography side I have the coolest photography studio in Knoxville (ok, maybe I am a bit biased), have won several awards, teach a variety of photography classes & workshops, love working with kids, high school seniors, and families, and shoot a lot of sports (bad habit #3). My images have been published worldwide, including on two Sports Illustrated covers and many other national and international magazines and newspapers. I have photographed everything from newborns to underground mines to some very awesome images of kids and high school seniors, and yeah it's a blast!

    My goal is to produce stunning images of my subjects using creative backgrounds, a great relationship with my subjects, dramatic lighting, and awesome posing. Thanks for stopping by!

    Click here for my sports photography site.

Porsches at European Auto Garage

Mr. David Hinkle from European Auto Garage contacted me this morning, there were some very nice 996’s and 997’s at his shop today and we thought it would be a great time to capture some images. The 997 is actually on the cover of “Excellence” this month. I have several more to process, I should have […]

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Knoxville Wedding Album

Photographing weddings is a very exciting experience, but I also really enjoy putting together the “story” of a couples’ wedding day. I’ve already posted the complete sequence of images in Katie and Kyle’s album but some people have been asking for examples of the actual album. The album is 20″ by 10″ (each page is 10″ by […]

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  • Gerri Milkovie - Beautiful design Randy!

  • Stephen King - Randy,
    Your site is getting there. Once people see what a great job you are doing with the weddings and high school senior photography in knoxville, TN they are going to be kicking your door down.

  • Marion AR Photograph - Randy, I really love this book. I like using these for clients too, but your design is so great! Really romantic and seems to tell the story of the day. Great work!

  • Jackie MacRae - Behold Photographics - Wow Randy- that wedding album in great- and of course the photography is stunning! Congrats!

  • The Colorado Springs Photographer - Very nice album design, Randy! I’ll bet they loved it. :-)

  • Jenna D Photographer - Stunning wedding album, great sortment of wedding photos. Great job

    Jenna D

  • North Houston Area P - Great design and great images.

  • Mountain Home Idaho - Very beautiful wedding album design Randy!


  • Dallas Senior Portraits - Beautifully put together wedding album! I’m sure the family will enjoy it for generations to come!


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Website Change

If I had any sense I would hire someone to take care of my main website and spend more time actually behind a camera, but apparently that’s not going to happen. I am changing (eventually) everything over to a WordPress site and have already started the process on the www.sartinphoto.com site, so it may be […]

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  • Tom O'Meara - You and your clients will really like the change. Keep at it, its looking good.


  • Colby McLemore - Randy,
    Looks really great! I really like the beginning text. I have a goal of working on my website next month. I might ask for some advice.
    -Colby McLemore

  • Tyson Zahner - Looking good Randy. I like it so far. I’m excited to see it when it’s finished.

  • Geoff Carruthers - Great images. Knoxville is a great city. There on business alot…Bush Beans!!

  • Gerri Milkovie - I totally agree! It looks really great so far. Makes life so much easier doesn’t it?

  • Jill Davidson - Your site is looking very nice! I can’t wait to see it when its 100%.


  • Mike Long - Randy – this new site is rocking man!!

    I’m sure your clients will think so too.



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Katie and Kyle’s Complete Gallery

I’ve completed processing all of Katie and Kyle’s wedding images, the full gallery is located here… http://rsartin.smugmug.com/gallery/7131204_khTQm/1/457347543_GxzXv

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  • Stephen King - Randy what a great job you did on this wedding photography.
    I’ll bet they are happy to have such a wonderful wedding photographer as you in the Knoxville, TN area.
    I love that shot with rings where the shadow makes two hearts!

    Stephen King

  • Dallas Senior Portraits - Nice job with the military wedding! I’m sure they will treasure the images forever!


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Katie & Kyle Wedding Album

Here is a slideshow of Katie and Kyle’s Wedding Album. I photographed their wedding here in Knoxville on Dec. 13th. Each album page is 10″ square and I can’t wait until it comes in!

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  • Colby McLemore - Great album, I’m sure they are going to love it.

  • North Houston Area Photographer - Beautiful Work!

  • Indianapolis wedding photographer - Great album,and beautiful work !!

    Your stuff is inspiring..

  • Texas Photographer - Beautiful wedding album work Randy, I love the color and ‘mood’ of these :)

  • Behold Photographics - Those images look great! I love the new site- and of course the pictures are beautiful! Good Stuff!

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Yes I’m Alive!

I feel bad because I haven’t posted in so long Well I have all the usual excuses…Christmas, New Years, Traveling, etc. I have not been been photographing much lately but have been busy finishing up my last wedding, which I hope to have completed this weekend. Also stay tuned as we are about to launch […]

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  • Mountain Home Idaho Portrait, Senior, and Wedding Photographer - Welcome back! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned.


  • Memphis Photographer - We all get bogged down this time of year! But, we must move forward…can’t wait to see what you have in store for the new year!

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Katie and Kyle’s Wedding

Here’s take 3, I had an image out of order

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  • Indianapolis Wedding Photographer - Nice mix of overall and detail shots !!
    Get feel to the wedding, I bet the bride and groom will love them..

    Good work!!


  • Gail - Beautiful video. Great work.

  • Sugar Designworks - Wow, this video is very moving! You are a GREAT photographer!
    amy coe

  • Birmingham Alabama Photographer - Fun wedding! Great job on putting it all together.


  • Ottawa Wedding and Portrait Photographer - Nice pictures.

    you’ve got a good variety as well.


  • Andrea, Savannah, Ga - Beautiful, beautiful work!

  • Hawaii Photographer - First, I love the new look on your website! Next, love the slideshow; you did a great job here.



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US Army Basic Training

Quick remix of some shots my son, Scott, took while in Basic Training

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  • Stephen King - I’ll bet you are proud of your son.

    Tell him Mr Stephen King said thank you for his service to our country.

    BTW Randy I just got my second family to photography under Op Love.

    They are shippin out in June so I have some time.

    I am sure you are going to get more families to photograph in Knoxville, TN

  • admin - Stephen,
    Thanks for the kind comments, I’m so proud of him I can’t hardly stand it! The best I can tell, his barracks is 3 buildings over from the one I was in about 23 years ago, pretty weird…
    Great to hear about the OpLove sessions, we have a Reserve Unit leaving in March and I’m getting the word out to them.

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