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

Follow Along on Instagram

  • 🍰Who is the BEST vegan cake maker in the Knoxville Chattanooga area?
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I'm particularly interested in egglesss cakes. This is for a friend,  not me.  I'm not eating vegan, my "do not eat" list is long enough already. 😁
  • Where's you favorite place to see the sunset?
  • On today's edition of "Ask anything" the  question: Why do a lot of photographers wear black?
Answer: I don’t know. 😁. But for me the biggest thing is my own reflection on the rings! Once I wore hot pink, never again! There in the reflection on the rink was little me, and very noticeable with the bright color. 
I prefer to wear black or a dark neutral color. Swipe right to see what I'm talking about on a ring.
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Photo credit @braskajennea catching me in action.
  • September 28th has become available if you know someone who needs a wedding photographer let them know !
  • When a loved one passes away the photos you have instantly become priceless. It's a fact. .
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 Recently I heard Casper the Collie dog was hit by a car. (Swipe right to see Casper's last portraits )
  • "Watch this" he said. "I can change the colors of all the uplighting in the room. What color do you want?" ⁣
As fast as I could call out the color combos @djreecevarnell was on it!⁣
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