Chattanooga 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.

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Hi, I’m Nelya,

as a Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga who can curate and document the moments you envision allowing you to enjoy your day as it happens, naturally.

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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.




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 want to

remember these moments exactly as they Are


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! Chattanooga wedding photographers tend to have their favorites and here are some I think you should check out.


Finding a Chattanooga 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!


Chattanooga Wedding Planning Resources

As a wedding photographer in Chattanooga for over 10 years my approach is to help you plan and match make you with trusted vendors who are going to do the job like it was their own wedding day.

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 Chattanooga 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 and results in getting 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 Chattanooga engagement photo!

A few Chattanooga Photographer Favorite things to do like a local

Great locations for engagement photos in Chattanooga

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The Best Coffee Shops for dates in Chattanooga

Venues for Rehearsal dinners in Chattanooga

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



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Reed House Hotel Wedding

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Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Review

“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

Chattanooga photographers F.A.Q.

How many Photographers will be at our wedding?

Most weddings have two Chattanooga 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.

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’m not just a Chattanooga Wedding Photographer, I photograph weddings as my full time job, have worked with numerous Couples and local wedding vendors.