I'm so glad we've connected through my online "home!" If you're new here, here's the scoop: I'm a Chattanooga wedding photographer specializing in wedding, elopement, and family photography around the greater Chattanooga, Nashville & Knoxville areas in Tennessee.
I'm married to my second shooter and best friend, Jimmy. We're raising the most handsome little toddler and two furbabies in the suburbs of Chattanooga, Tennessee. And for me, photography's not just about taking photos, because my business is a ministry.
Whether I'm capturing weddings for my AR Couples or fleeting seasons for families, providing resources for wedding planning, or just simply sharing glimpses into my everyday life as a mother and business owner on Instagram, I'm hoping to build genuine relationships that create an impact in people's lives and my community. So, welcome! Now, let's get to know each other and get you in front of my camera!
Here's to making new friends!
Aside from being a professional third wheel on wedding days, I'm a mommy, wifey to my second shooter, enneagram 1w3, and obsessed with all-things-nature. I left my position as a Master-level Social Worker to run my photography business full-time. Before making that decision, I didn’t think that I could make the same difference in people’s lives through “just photography” as I could using my degree. But, I believe that God gave me my photography skills and opportunity to run a business for a divine reason. God doesn’t waste gifts, only we do when we serve fear instead of faith! So, for me, photography's a ministry. There are no accidental bookings. And that gets me pretty stinkin' excited!
-Betsy, venue owner of kensington cove farm
"Alyssa’s work is INCREDIBLE!!! We highly recommend her as a photographer! She is kind, professional, trustworthy, and talented with an amazing eye to capture the PERFECT pictures!!!"
-Jessica & Chad
"I've always imagined having those fairytale wedding photos and she definitely delivered! Not to mention, she and her husband brought a sense of calm to the big day that really helped keep the rest of us in a great head space!"
- Benjamin Crerar, Hidden springs venue director
"Alyssa is an excellent photographer with a kind disposition and vigorous work ethic. I participated in a styled shoot with her and was so impressed by her photography. I couldn't recommend her more!"
-Haley, Owner of Alluring Looks by Haley
"Alyssa did our engagement photos and they were BEYOND amazing! She made both of us feel completely comfortable in front of her camera. I have worked with a lot of photographers being an MUA in the wedding industry and Alyssa’s professionalism and skill are TOP NOTCH! I highly recommend her for your family, engagement, lifestyle, and also for your wedding photography!"
- Jessi, Owner of A Farmhouse Gathering Wedding Planning Service
"Alyssa is an incredible photographer! As a wedding coordinator, I have had the opportunity to work with Alyssa a few times. She goes out of her way to make the entire photography experience enjoyable for everyone with her sweet nature. She is very punctual, professional, and has an eye for detail. Her pictures are breathtaking. I highly recommend her for your wedding!"
- Jeanette & Michael
"...We left the session with such joy...Alyssa made sure all the details were perfect...If you are looking for an experience that will make your soul smile big every time you remember it, don’t look any further... You have found the best photographer in town!"
- Stacey & Robbie
"We've had professional pictures done before, but our experience with Alyssa was by far above and beyond our other experiences...from beginning to end, she provided a fantastic experience with a top-notch product."
- Kayla & Travis
"Alyssa makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and she feels like a great friend even though you just met! She got our photos to us so quickly and we absolutely love them!"
- Danielle & Brad
"...True professionals from start to finish. Quick correspondence, creative ideas for photoshoots, styling advice, exceptional quality photos, and not to mention, they made my husband and I very comfortable. We love our photos and loved our experience...They will not disappoint!"
- Julie & Austin
"Enjoyable and stress-free! My husband and I felt extremely comfortable...She gave us specific direction to make our pictures look natural and candid...We love our entire gallery!"
FROM THE AR FAMILY
(it's totally free!)
Your engagement is not just a countdown. I believe that the most important purpose of the engagement period is to build a strong foundation for marriage. That's why I created the 12-month Reading Plan for the Engaged Couple. You won't regret investing in each other, so get the plan below!
I got you.
I'd love to connect with you!
"I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding. But to set the standard, the wedding should be pretty dang gorgeous!” -Unknown
As a Chattanooga Photographer, I realize your mind may be overwhelmed with wedding and portrait photographer options. So, I'm so excited you're considering ME out of all the photographers out there! As a former bride, and now parent, I have an even deeper understanding of how special these seasons of our lives are and get giddy about capturing all the details, candids, and moments in-between. If you're in the great Chattanooga, Knoxville, or Nashville areas, I'd love to get to know you and the vision you have for your Big Day!
Your engagement is not just a countdown. I believe that the most important purpose of the engagement period is to build a strong foundation for marriage. That's why I created the 12-month Reading Plan for the Engaged Couple. You won't regret investing in each other, so get the plan!