Here you will find info about weddings my process and pricing info. I’m so happy you’re here!

The Experience


I’ll ask you about all the details! I’ll want to know the types of photos you are looking forward to seeing after the wedding, Who the special people are that will be coming to your wedding, what you’re comfortable with, what you guys are like as a couple, and what is important you both of you.

Burritt on the mountain outside wedding ceremony

Send me emails asking any questions about the planning process. I want to have our time spent as helpful to you so it’s a pleasant process that you feel good about.

Steps we take when planning your wedding photography

Start with getting in touch

We’ll schedule a consultation over the phone or if you are close by we can meet in person. I want to see if we would be a great fit!
If we aren’t, I am happy to recommend a few referrals that would better fit what you need.

The Process

Reserve your date

If my style, pricing, and personality fit what you are looking for, we can make this dream a reality!!! I’ll send you a custom proposal where you can review your package and pay your retainer to get on my calendar.

girl wearing bluedress from Lulus being kissed by guy at sunset in the smoky mountains

Planning your engagement session

 Planning for your engagement session. First pick a season that you want your photos to look like and a location. Or a feel, and I can give you some suggestions. You’re probably already worrying about what to wear, I got you! I will send you tips on outfits.

    Engagement Photos will be edited within two weeks


You get access to my preferred vendor list. This is a  curated list of the best of the best who do what they say they’ll do, when they say they’ll do it. And do it well!  If you have questions about timelines, how your dress might photograph at your venue… I can help! Send me emails and questions! I am happy to help!


Before you send out your invitations We talk about your ceremony start time, first looks, and what is important to you. This is when we go over a sample weddingday timeline so you can see how your day would look. Then we create the timeline! That way you can have something to reference as you get questions from family and vendors.



6-8 weeks before your wedding. I will be in your inbox with questionnaires to gather all the details I’ll need to know for the wedding. Couples feel better when we have a plan to stay organized on the day of the wedding to make sure we have time for all the photos they want.

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The Wedding day

 We’ll already have the photo timeline, everyone will know where they need to be so you don’t need to worry about that on the day of the wedding it’ll be done.  I will be directive as often as needed to keep to the schedule and get as many photos as possible. If it needs to be said, I’m more than happy to be “that person”.  After all, I won’t be coming to Christmas dinner. 

wedding couple's un traditional first dance

The Wedding day

 I arrive at our scheduled start time so I can BEGIN with photographing your details. My favorite part of the day is bride and groom portraits, so we’ll ensure we have plenty of time for this! I photograph all the traditional moments, and the in candid moments so that you’ll have these photos to look back on long after the day is done.



After the Wedding

Waiting forever for your photos is not what you want, I got you! I’m impatient too. I’ll send you a sneak peeks within 48 hours. I have your photos edited and back to you within 4 weeks after the wedding. You will receive you photos on an online gallery where you can download, share with family and friends, and order prints right from the gallery and they’ll be at yourdoor in less than a week.


Wedding photography prices and packages

Wedding Collections begin at  3,400

Though if you have something smaller midweek and short notice, I’m more than happy to work with your budget


Nelya made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and her style of photos is not only beautiful but also timeless.

  I had already narrowed down to my final 2 photographers to book, however as soon as I saw Nelya’s gallery I knew I wanted her to do my pictures – I was so happy I found her and boy did she deliver!
 She also made us feel so special in a blog about our engagement and wedding. You can tell she cares and puts a lot of time and effort into each couple she works with.
I am so happy to have these beautiful images that capture more than image but emotion and feelings for the rest of my life.


military wedding couple walking outside in Tennessee

Our video and photography was some of the best money we ever spent. It's true that your wedding goes by so fast, and are so many things I didn't notice when you see the video. Best decision ever. Our reasoning was that if we're going to spend so much money on one day, we wanted to be able to relive it through our photos and video Plus, we can show it to our kids

Wedding Videography prices and packages

 Please Contact me today to discuss all the add-on video options I offer! by clicking here.


Couples can customize their packages with any combination of the products I offer. But the #1 product that I hope each couple will choose to include in their package is a custom designed album. An album tells the story of your day in a way that no other product can. And it lives on to tell that story to your children and grandchildren.

bride and groom standing in the fog at night in Gatlinburg TN

I cannot brag enough on Nelya for photographing the best day of our lives! She went above and beyond to capture THE BEST wedding photos!

She is organized and had a very detailed timeline planned for the day (which I loved). She also captured “extra” photos that weren’t necessarily planned and was flexible when I had other photos I wanted during the day. She made Zack and I feel extremely comfortable and really captured our personalities in our photos. She is also easy to talk to and promptly replies to emails. I had a million questions for her and she answered any concerns I had. NELYA IS THE BEST!


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