• 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.

Knoxville’s Cutest Baby/Toddler Contest

I know, I’ve been a bad blogger lately…but we’ve been VERY busy with the baby/toddler contest!  We have photographed over 20 so far and have about that many left (in one week). It’s been a blast, and to see all of the contestants so far head over to my Facebook Page. Of course, there’s more […]

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  • Mikhail - These photos are so cute! I love the way you’ve showed the personality in such little people!

  • Boston Wedding Photographer - How to choose a winner? Randy these are all adorable photographs! You’ve got a real tallent with children’s photography.

  • Albuquerque baby photography - Okay, the typewriter and the phone pictures totally crack me up. These are amazing! I love that he is actually saying “hiiii-yah!” in the last image. You obviously are very talented at working with babies and capturing their personalities.

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2nd Annual Knoxville’s Cutest Baby/Toddler Contest!

Happy New Year! I’m excited to announce the start our second annual Cutest Baby Contest! Last year’s was a blast, and I’m really looking forward to this years! Grand Prize for each category (newborn to 18 months, then 18 to 36 months) is a $500 photo session! Everything is being ran through the Randy Sartin […]

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  • Britney Thornton - I would like to enter my 13 month old son, Neeko!

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OpLove Homecoming

Last night I had the awesome opportunity to cover the arrival of three soldiers coming back from the Middle East. There was a great turn out and I was proud that the community turned out so well to show their supports of the troops. For more information on this 100% free program for deployed soldiers, please […]

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  • Janet Hays - Thanks for taping our American hero’s homecoming!

  • amy coe- inspire portrait - Ohhhhh, *sniffle* what a wonderful thing you are doing Randy. Your contribution to the soldiers means so much!

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Football!!!!

So I’ve been getting my gear ready to cover the Mississippi at UT game tomorrow and got to thinking about all of the games I’ve covered this year…and by far my favorite of the year was covering some youth football a few weeks ago. Sidelines were clear, did not have fight anyone for a clear […]

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  • Tyler Texas Senior Portraits - Hey Randy, you’ll have to come to Tyler, Texas when you get a chance so we can shoot some sports and senior portraits here, would love to have your keen eye behind the camera on one of my shoots.

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Fun and Learning!

So for the past few days I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with James Hodgins and Rob Provencher from NoBS Photo Success, who taught an amazing one day workshop for the UT Photography program today. If you missed the workshop, you missed a great one, but you can still check out the forum, which […]

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  • Heather - I was so bummed that I did not get to go to this class. I LOVE this pic. You and Tom just crack me up.

  • Randy Sartin - It was a great one, you can check out more of them (including some video from this class) on the NoBS Forum.

  • Hannah Brooks - Hi I am Hannah and your pictures are so good. I AM EIGHT YEARS OLD.

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