Hi, I’m Nelya. A Knoxville and Chattanooga Wedding Photographer. 

There are moments in life that become a huge part of our story, and guide us down a path we never thought we’d be on. For me one of those was photographing weddings.

FUN FACT: I do not let weather cause unnecessary stress for your engagement session and wedding because I love the challenges presented to find ways to help you receive the best wedding photography experience possible. In fact, I embrace it! Even if that means rearranging on the fly to create unplanned gorgeous night time images in the rain.

I love providing the value of creating beautiful wedding photographs for each couple I work with. I also love providing you the opportunity to relive and remember what that day means to you. Because of this, I know being a wedding photographer is what I am meant to do.

My goal is to create photos for you to remember the feeling of the day with.

I work closely with you to get a feel for your preferences. I also encourage you to ask questions. I will tell you exactly what you need to know and help you find the best answers. 

Aside from photographing weddings and teaching photography, I love creating albums for those who cherish the value of the moments to relive.

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I like People


I love sparklers


I love an adventure


I love tacos and guacamole


I’m originally from Northern Vermont

Hockey is my favorite

Fun fact: this is one of the first photos I took first my first camera

She made Zack and me feel extremely comfortable during both sessions and really captured our personalities in our photos. She is also easy to talk to and promptly replies to emails.

Samantha & Zack

Quality photos, a commanding presence, fun personality…
and if you can’t find Nelya, just stop and listen for her laugh; you can’t miss it!

~ Jamison Ashely Films