Hi, I’m Nelya. I photograph weddings both in Knoxville and Tennessee weddings, as well as, destination weddings and elopements around the world!
I am inspired by genuine moments, gorgeous bouquets, engagement rings, long veils, and stunning elements of nature to incorporate into your photos. My goal is to create photos for you to remember the day with. What I enjoy most about photographing weddings is getting to know you before the day and really getting a feel for your preferences. When I am not out photographing weddings, you can find me at the ice rink coaching little tiny hockey players and spending time with family. My ideal date night is fresh guacamole with a huge bag of blue corn chips and eating it watching the sun set. I live most of the week in workout pants and messy buns.

On my wish list:

1, Photograph a beach proposal.

2, A mountain top wedding

3, Photograph a wedding on the ice in skates for a hockey couple

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I love to travel!

On my bucket list is Cannon Beach, Charleston, Bonneville Salt Flats,

I like sparklers A Lot.

I’m Originally from Northern Vermont

I like people.

Hockey is My Jam

I’m addicted to Tacos and Guacamole

Fun Facts

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I love to travel!

On my bucket list is Cannon Beach, Charleston, Bonneville Salt Flats,

I like sparklers A Lot.

I'm Originally from Northern Vermont

I like people.

Hockey is My Jam

I'm addicted to Tacos and Guacamole

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  • It had rained, I mean Tennessee summertime thunderstorm kind of rain. Then the day cleared up. And we resumed as originally planned πŸŒ§β˜”β˜‰. .
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They embraced the wet grass, because what the heck our shoes were already wet. .
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Then we all went home in wet shoesπŸ˜‚πŸ˜…
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  • When we first met and Samantha described her wedding in soft pastels by the river, this how I pictured it.
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I really like pink or purple on exposed brick.
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Venue: @lillys_rentals 
Chairs: @chattanoogatent
Uplighting: @deejayt3
Draping: @decor1601
  • Whenever I have photographer friends worried about rain forecasts with flood warnings I think about this wedding and Matthew 19:26 .
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 We ended up with the venue completely  flooded, closed roads, no way to get there, and and having the ceremony in a hotel lobby!
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The day was absolutely beautiful, not in a material way, but in all the things that truly mattered.
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And in the end that is all that truly matters.
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