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Alyssa Rachelle!

Welcome to my blog! I'm a Chattanooga wedding photographer specializing in wedding, elopement, and family photography around the greater Chattanooga, Nashville & Knoxville areas in Tennessee. I thrive off of building genuine relationship that last beyond wedding days! I'm also a wife, boymom to Beckett James, enneagram type 1, and love all-things nature. So, basically if I'm not doing something photography-related, you'll find me outside with my toddler recovering from perfectionism. Anyways, enjoy viewing my latest work, resources for clients and friends, and glimpses into my life!

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Macall Nabors & Jacob Wirz celebrated their union with a modern wedding theme at the Common House No. 3 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This power couple deserved an impressive wedding day, and that’s just what they got! From what I’ve been told, this was Common House No. 3’s second-largest event EVER. The ceremony in the garden […]

Modern Wedding Theme at the Common House No. 3

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A community-focused urban farm may not be the first place you think of for a wedding or rehearsal dinner venue. But after visiting Crabtree Farms, I know it just might make it to your list! The Evelyn Center at Crabtree Farms is the perfect indoor/outdoor wedding venue, and the unique property it sits on will […]

Crabtree Farms: Chattanooga Wedding Venue Highlight

True high school sweethearts are truly not that common, right? But that’s exactly Julianne & Mike’s story. They even had a former high school teacher officiate their wedding at the Highlands Chapel, which was a sweet nod to their beginning. What a sweet sentiment! Their Big Day was just before a cold snap but after […]

Julianne & Mike

Nicole & Michael met while they were at Auburn University, and life has taken them on some serious adventures since! Michael’s Navy career took them out to Seattle. While in Seattle, Nicole commuted to work like Meredith Grey and Michael lived on a SUBMARINE…what?! (PS – Nicole is a medical professional btw, so she’s basically […]

Nicole & Michael – Engaged

As a photographer, I hope my families and couples can feel how much I love what I do and what an honor it is to capture such memorable life moments. There’s no denying the same love and appreciation the family behind Candies Creek Farm has for the couples that choose to marry on their property. […]

Candies Creek Farm: Chattanooga Wedding Venue Highlight

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I can’t get enough of the wedding venues in our area! Whenever a new couple chooses me as their wedding photographer, I’m itching to find out their venue! There are endless styles to choose from. For Tennessee brides or those looking to travel to a venue with history, the Old Woolen Mill in Cleveland, Tennessee […]

Old Woolen Mill: a Chattanooga Wedding Venue Highlight

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I am such a lover of unique wedding venues and when I discovered The Stables at Strawberry Creek, it was another to add to my list of special venues! Located in Knoxville, the 55-acre grounds boast so much to love and even more places to photograph. STUNNING STABLES So many brides have been loving the […]

The Stables at Strawberry Creek: Knoxville Wedding Venue Highlight

Gift-giving gives some people major anxiety. Personally, I LOVE it! So, just for funsies, I’m sharing these curated gift guides and breaking the guides down by price points! I got you, boo. Get intentional with Valentine’s Day. Use it as an excuse to TRULY connect with your person. Make it meaningful. Have the conversations that’ll […]

Valentine’s Gift Guides & My Top 10 Picks in 2023

Chilhowee Overlook in Benton, TN Engagement Session with Alyssa Rachelle Photography

As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen receptions evolve through the years. Gone are the days of only dance floors to keep guests entertained. First, there were photo booths, then food trucks, but today, there are so many fun new ideas to keep guests entertained. So, here are my top 3 wedding games for your reception […]

My Top 3 Wedding Games for Your Reception

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If the venue wasn’t beautiful enough, the story and history of how The Barn at Hickory Hills came to be sure will get you! This family-owned and run venue has a rich history steeped in ‘for better or for worse’ love and the owners have the biggest hearts to make your wedding memorable. Ceremony Sites […]

The Barn at Hickory Hills: a Chattanooga Wedding Venue Highlight

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Jacob’s studying at Yale and Macall’s a dentist. Is there a better definition of a power couple out there?! I mean really, add their photogenic nature to all of that and 🎇! They traveled down from Connecticut for the holidays and made time for us to shoot their Bluff View Art District engagement session in […]

Macall & Jacob – Engaged

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It doesn’t get more Chattanooga-y than hosting your wedding at The Chattanoogan Hotel. This Hilton-owned property is a part of their Curio Collection. In simple terms, fancy! It is the perfect hotel on Chattanooga’s Southside and there are endless options for any size wedding! Charm The Chattanoogan Hotel is situated in Downtown Chattanooga and it […]

The Chattanoogan Hotel: Wedding Venue Highlight

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