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Alyssa Rachelle!

Welcome to my blog! I'm a Chattanooga portrait and event photographer specializing in wedding, elopement, and family photography around the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. I thrive off of building genuine relationships 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. Anyway, enjoy viewing my latest work, resources for clients and friends, and glimpses into my life!

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If you want a Fall wedding in Southeast Tennessee, it’s pretty hard to know exactly when the peak fall color will be. Ali & Isaac nailed the date though! Their date was the very last Saturday available at Castleton Farms had available, and it just happened to be the most colorful weekend of the year! […]

Emerald Green Wedding at Castleton Farms

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Ellie & Sam’s Signal Mountain, TN, wedding was truly one of the most joy-filled, genuinely happy, and radiant weddings the ARP Team has worked in a long time. The photographs are so full of emotion that ss I went edited the images, I found myself physically smiling and giggling. See if that doesn’t happen to […]

Signal Mountain TN Wedding for Ellie & Sam

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I have dreamt of places like Crescent Bend House & Gardens having no idea such historic beauty existed in Tennessee. I then stumbled upon this property in Knoxville, and my dreams and so many brides’ dreams have come to life like they did for Nicole & Michael! Historic Home & Grounds Crescent Bend property features […]

Crescent Bend: Knoxville Wedding Venue

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My job as your photographer is to capture every moment of your big day! Sometimes that means full-on directing you and other times it means totally blending into the crowd to capture the sweetest candid moments. But how many hours of wedding photography coverage do you really need? It is a question all brides ask […]

How Many Hours of Wedding Photography Coverage You Need

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I have rounded up my best tips to help you choose what to wear for your engagement photos, along with my best tips for preparing beyond the clothes! I often hear that choosing outfits for the engagement photos was harder than choosing the dress! I hope this helps! Clothing & Shoes First, consider your location […]

What to Wear for Engagement Photos

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From Taylor Swift to Skrillex, Ashlynn & Jason’s September wedding playlist had it covered. The Irish relatives from the North brought the party! Everyone sweated triple their body weight throughout the scorching wedding day, ended their reception at 10:45p, and still had an AFTER PARTY! Impressed is an understatement! But that wasn’t even our favorite […]

September Wedding at Castleton Farms

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Have you ever met another couple that when you’re getting to know them you find yourself saying, “US TOO!” bizarrely frequently? That was us during Madison & Greg’s engagement photo shoot in the West Village area of Downtown Chattanooga. While Jimmy and I drove home, I thought, ‘Did we just meet the twin version of […]

West Village Chattanooga Engagement Photos

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If you’re newly engaged, and SO thrilled to begin the celebration, but slightly terrified about being in front of the camera during your engagement session, you’re not alone! When it comes to your engagement photo poses, you may worry about it feeling foreign or plain awkward. So many couples feel this way and wonder what […]

A Photographer’s 12 Favorite Engagement Photo Poses

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As a wedding photographer, I’ve had plenty of “ooh and ahh moments” with my brides and couples. Before my couple’s Big Day, you can find me behind the camera capturing the newly engaged couples. I learn more about them, how they interact, and what brings out genuine interaction and candids! They learn how I handle […]

Top 5 Chattanooga Engagement Photo Locations

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Victoria and Hunter’s wedding day could be summed up like this: an literal blast. Not only was the purple wedding color theme the perfect complement to the vivid summer greens, the entire vibe of their loved ones was infectious! This was my first Mexican wedding to photograph. The energy and friendliness was unmatched. There were […]

Purple Wedding Color Theme: Victoria & Hunter

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Can you believe we got 140+ timeless family photos in only a 20-minute session with two preschool-aged kids?! It’s true! The rain even threatened us, but with some creative location planning, we took care of that too. Teamwork, folks. Teamwork! We started our session time out on the front lawn, but sure enough, the rain […]

Timeless Family Photos

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It was such a pleasure to photograph Ashton & Baron’s soft summer pink wedding! How Ashton & Baron met and how much he pursued her is so adorable. I already wrote about it on their engagement session blog, here. But basically they met at work when Ashton was getting oriented to her new job. Baron’s […]

Soft Summer Pink Wedding

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