Specializing in Naturally Posed & Candid

Photographs for discerning couples who love romance in the moments just as they are.

The Perfect

Wedding day Checklist

  • Get your morning playlist ready.
  • Spray the Champagne. 
  • Celebrate with your best people.
  • Get married the way you want.
  • Dance the night away.
  • Brag about your photos.

I take pride in providing a wedding photography experience built on trust while putting your mind at ease so you can enjoy the best day of your life.

You have permission to create a checklist that doesn’t feel like a checklist. Enjoy your day.

Wedding photos at the most luxurious Italian inspired venue in the Knoxville area

Knoxville wedding photographer Featured in

Hi, I’m Nelya,

as a Knoxville Wedding Photographer,

I love incorporating beautiful moments and the beauty of your venue into wall-worthy signature art work highlighting the esthetic of your vision.

I turn real moments into cover-worthy photos. You are amazing, you just need a little direction. That’s where I come in.


What to expect working with me

Be confident in knowing you have a photographer in Knoxville who can curate and document the moments you envision allowing you to enjoy your day as it happens, naturally.

The Experience

You know what you like, so let’s get started. Find out what it takes to make your wedding photography experience amazing.


You have your vision. Now, see what your wedding day can look like.


You have your date. You have your venue. Click here to reach out and begin the booking process.

MY Philosophy

Celebrate Your Way

While surrounded by family. You want it to be delightful, colorful, and timeless. Working with me is a collaborative process incorporating fun with elegance. 

This celebration is worthy of an archival experience documented throughout your home, whether it’s albums or wall art.

You want to

remember these moments exactly as they Are



I’ve collected some especially romantic wedding venues that are perfect for gorgeous bright photography and have room for the most fun receptions! Knoxville wedding photographers tend to have their favorites and here are some I think you should check out.


Finding a Knoxville wedding Photographer

“She knows how to help you relax and make it a fun and memorable experience.”

The moment I saw Nelya’s portfolio, I knew she was the photographer I had been looking for!


I Would love to hear from you!

865.363.5589 |

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

I encourage an engagement session as an opportunity to get comfortable in front of my camera. This ensures, you are not meeting a stranger on the wedding day. And added bonus, you get engagement engagement photo!

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



Knoxville Tennessee Weddings

See Featured Knoxville Wedding Venues.

Knoxville Wedding Photographer at Marble Gate Farm

Marblegate Farm Wedding venue

Ramble Creek Wedding

Knoxville Museum of Art

She captured our personality and the love we share for each other.

~ Victoria & Dalton

Knoxville Wedding Photographers F.A.Q.

How many hours of photography coverage do you recommend?

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

How many Photographers will be at our wedding?

Most weddings have two Knoxville photographers.

Do you offer engagement sessions?

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

How much do top wedding photographers charge?

In general they range from 6000 and upwards to 50,000 for some of the most sought after wedding photographers in the world. In the Knoxville TN area the average cost of a professional wedding photographer starts at 3,500.

Is a wedding photographer worth it?

When a couple receives their wedding album in hand they will emphatically tell me the parts of the day they remember most are the parts of the day they have photographs of.



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 in Knoxville and surrounding area as my full time job, have worked with numerous Couples and local wedding vendors including this wedding featured on WVLT.