Hi I’m Nelya,

A Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Specializing in naturally posed and Candid photographs for the discerning couples -you know what you like, and don’t like – who love romance in the moments just as they are.

More than pretty photographs


You want to remember these moments exactly as they were

This is why I photograph both candid and cover-worthy moments throughout your wedding day.

Hi, I’m Nelya, a Knoxville Wedding Photographer

I turn real moments into cover-worthy photos. You are amazing, you just need a little direction.

What to expect working with me

You’ll have a plan so you can be confident knowing you have a photographer that can curate moments so that you can step back and let the moments of the day happen naturally.

Even if you feel awkward in front of a camera

Yes, most people do – even I do! You will be given guidance into natural movement and flattering poses that aren’t stuffy and stiff.

Capture the feeling of your day

Have all the little moments, along with those tears, hugs and and great dance moves. While you enjoy your day with family and friends.

Timeless Colorful & Vibrant

I love incorporating beautiful moments and the beauty of your venue into wall-worthy images for any couple who want something extra special to highlight the beautiful location of their day.

The Best Knoxville Wedding Venues

I’ve collected some of the top romantic wedding venues that are perfect for gorgeous bright photography and have room for the most fun receptions! All are within a couple hours of Knoxville.

WOW! WOW! WOW! we can’t imagine having anyone else as our photographer!

 Nelya made us feel good in front of the camera! She infused them with her passion and educated us about how much we’d enjoy the process and we really did!”

– Holly & Ivan Knoxville TN

Knoxville Wedding Planning Resources

Wedding Day Timeline

This is probably one of the hardest parts for couples, figuring out how much time is needed to get great photos of each part of the day. I have made a wedding day timeline resource for you!

Why choose a First Look

Here in the south, especially Knoxville areas it is very popular to do all the formal photos before the ceremony and go straight to the cocktail hour and reception to see all the guests. How Does it work?

Engagement sessions

The engagement session is great opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. This ensures, you are not meeting a stranger on the wedding day. And added bonus, you get Knoxville engagement photo!

Featured Knoxville Tennessee Weddings

See real weddings


Where are you based?

I’m based in Knoxville Tn and serve surrounding areas including Pigeon Forge, Maryville, Cleveland TN, Chattanooga, and North Georgia.

How many Photographers will be at our wedding?

Most weddings have two Knoxville photographers

How many hours of photography coverage do you recommend?

I typically recommend 8-10 hours coverage for a wedding day.

Do you offer engagement sessions?

Yes, these are scheduled to take place in time to use with Save-the-dates. Or any time leading up to the wedding.

She has a true talent for photography, and her photos are absolutely breathtaking.

She did a fantastic job organizing the day and capturing those candid, natural moments that make a wedding so unforgettable

– Kaitlyn & Peyton

If you happen to be looking for the best wedding photographers in Knoxville, I am honored you are stopping by!


If you’re ready for your dream wedding and need the right photos, attention to detail, and enthusiasm for your day, you’re in the right place.  I photograph weddings as my full time job, have worked with numerous Couples and local wedding vendors in the Knoxville area.