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Alyssa Rachelle!

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wedding photographer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the authentic couple wanting an exclusive experience and timeless captures. 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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Spring Minis at Red’s Hay Farm | Chattanooga Family Photographer I’m so thrilled that Spring Mini Session 2021 actually got to happen! Last year, all my plans got derailed, because the COVID-19 pandemic was just starting to shut down businesses. To celebrate, I really wanted the mini sessions to be extra special! So, I rented […]

2021 Spring Limited Edition Sessions

spring minis at red's hay farm with live bunnies and an antique truck with family photographer alyssa rachelle photography

Couple, Family, Kids, Portrait Sessions

Engagement Session on Lookout Mountain | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Online dating works, folks! Michelle & Vinny met on Bumble and are the first ARP couple to have met online. Vinny was juuusssst about done with the app when Michelle swiped for him. God’s timing is so good! After a month or so of talking online, they […]

Couple, Engagement, Portrait Sessions

Michelle & Vinny – Engaged

engagement session on lookout mountain tennessee with chattanooga wedding photographer alyssa rachelle photography

Springtime Engagement Session in Downtown Chattanooga | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Covenant College brought Nicholas & Laney together, but love’s keeping them together forever. 🙂 They’ll be tying the knot at their destination wedding in Florida this summer! They’d already booked their wedding photographer when they found me looking for an engagement session photographer (bummer!), but […]

Laney & Nicholas – Engaged

Couple, Engagement, Portrait Sessions

Spring Wedding at The Ruby Cora | Nashville Wedding Photographer If every wedding had a bridal party like Rebekah & Shawn’s, we’d beg to be the photographers for it! I’ve shared before how a bridal party can make or break a wedding day timeline. This crew actually helped hold it all together! One of the […]

Weddings

Rebekah & Shawn

rebekah & shawn's spring wedding at the ruby cora with wedding photographer alyssa rachelle photography

  A Farmhouse Wedding in Northwest Georgia | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer I wouldn’t wish Laura & Robby’s timeline on anyone, but I do wish their type of love for everyone! Robby was out-of-state for military training until a couple days before their wedding. While he was gone, Laura planned their farmhouse wedding, finished out her […]

Laura & Robert

Weddings

Engagement Session in Downtown Chattanooga | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Natalie & Devin were friends for a while time before their love deepened in new ways. They met at college during at a small group vespers and from there their friendship grew. During the Summer of 2019, Natalie went back home to Colorado for four months, […]

Couple, Engagement, Portrait Sessions

Natale & Devin – Engaged

natalie & devin's engagement session in downtown chattanooga with wedding photographer alyssa rachelle photography

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was actually a year of growth for ARP!!! I shared specifics in my Best of 2020 post, but what I wanted to highlight the people God has led me to in this industry so that I can serve more people and serve them even better.  It’s no surprise that it’s […]

The ARP Team Has Grown!

My Business

I don’t even need to say it—2020 was been wild. Thanks, COVID-19. But, MY SMALL BUSINESS THRIVED the COVID-19 PANDEMIC! …I actually had my best year in business yet!!! Unreal. I owe a lot of thanks to many legal resources, prior financial planning, and mentors who helped me pivot my business strategies. Because of them, […]

My Business, Portrait Sessions, Weddings

Best of 2020

I first photographed Addie when she was a Freshman. Today, we celebrated that she’s graduating high school in just a few short months! Whaaa??!!! How has time flown that fast?! Addie’s senior year hasn’t looked normal (thanks, COVID-19). But, despite all the events and traditions she’s missed out on, Addie’s made the most of it! […]

Addie’s Senior Session

Portrait Sessions, Seniors

A Winter Wedding at Lee University Chapel and Black Fox Farms | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Brittany & Vlad made me want to experience my wedding day all over again. The day was busssyyyyy, but their excited/nervous anticipation before the ceremony, the thrilling feeling of walking down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs., and the joy […]

Weddings

Brittany & Vlad

wedding at lee university chapel and black fox farms in cleveland tennessee with wedding photographer alyssa rachelle photography

This hit hard…she said, “Share what is vulnerable, but not what is intimate.” That statement helped me understand why I haven’t shared much publicly about my dad’s stroke recovery.⁠ ⁠ It’s too intimate. Too soul-wrenching. Too much of a roller coaster of glorious highs and plummeting lows.⁠ ⁠ I intended to share more about Dad’s […]

Why I Just Can’t Talk About It

Personal

Engagement Session in Historic Downtown Chattanooga | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer After one of their first e-mails, I knew that Rebekah & Shawn were a couple who I HAD to work with. Rebekah shared that they met through playing football, which instantly won me over since she can hold her own in a male-dominated sport, and […]

Couple, Engagement, Portrait Sessions

Rebekah & Shawn – Engaged

engagement session in historic downtown chattanooga with alyssa rachelle photography

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