Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Specializing in naturally posed and Candid photographs for discerning couples who love romance in the moments just as they are

The perfect wedding day Check list:

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.


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.

Next Steps

What to expect working with me

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

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.

You want to remember these moments exactly as they Are


For your wedding day, you want to 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 deserve to know what to expect. Building your trust and hearing your visions allows me to fulfill the role of being the photographer you want. 

The Creative Process

Developing ideas and creating custom photos is a big part of our process. We balance the right mix of your fun and my expertise to deliver breathtaking images. 

Archival Heirlooms

Delivering that freshly just married feeling in print is the perfect way to relive your best moments. With albums and wall art, your wedding day becomes your story and not just a memory.

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

Imagine what Your Wedding Can look like


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.