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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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A Classic Engagement Session in Downtown Chattanooga | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Vlad almost lost her. Brittany was in a very bad car accident a couple months ago, and it rocked both their worlds. Shortly after, he seized the time that they’ve been given and proposed. When Brittany was telling me the story during her booking […]

Brittany & Vlad | Engaged

brittany & vlad engagement session at hunter museum in downtown chattanooga with alyssa rachelle photography

Couple, Engagement, Portrait Sessions

Fall is a busy time for all of us! Many of you are trying to find some seasonal dresses for fall or Christmas portrait sessions. If you’re a part of the AR Family, you already have a huge resource, The AR Portrait Experience Guide, and an outfit consultation with me! But, if you’re a visual […]

Portrait Session Resources, Style

Top 10 Seasonal Dresses at Target

top 10 seasonal dresses at target for fall and christmas photo session

Fall Engagement Session with  Lookout Mountain Views in Downtown Chattanooga | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Laura & Robert won’t have a typical six-month engagement. Robert is heading off to Army training, and he won’t return until two days before the wedding!!! So, their life is moving fast right now before he leaves. This meant that we […]

Laura & Robert | Engaged

Engagement Session with Lookout Mountain Views with alyssa rachelle photography

Couple, Engagement, Portrait Sessions

Cowboy-themed Birthday Session in Pike National Forest, Colorado | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Our little guy is TWO-YEARS-OLD!!! We celebrated with a cowboy-themed birthday session in Pike National Forest, Colorado, when we visited family. 🙂 Hands down, parenting became SO much more enjoyable and rewarding for us from 18-months-old to now. It’s not been a breeze […]

Beckett James, Kids, Personal

Beckett’s Cowboy-Themed Birthday Session!

cowboy-themed birthday session with alyssa rachelle photography

I “met” Suzanne in a Facebook moms group for Chattanooga. We both realized that we were social workers, but we didn’t talk much at all, really. Several months later I had posted asking who other moms trusted for childcare, because I was ready to hire someone to watch Beckett part-time so that I can work. […]

Miller Family Session

suzanne miller family session with alyssa rachelle photography in cleveland tennessee

Family, Kids, Portrait Sessions

Tyler Layman is the epitome of a country boy. If he isn’t working, he can probably be found out on the water fishing, in the woods hunting, or on a baseball field. The light was gorgeous during his senior session. But honestly, I was more excited about spending time with him, because I was tomboy […]

Portrait Sessions, Senior

Tyler Layman’s Senior Session

tyler layman's senior session at greenway farms hixson tennessee with alyssa rachelle photography

First Birthday Session at Black Fox Farms | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Little Miss Eleanor’s officially a one-year-old! We celebrated with an extra special first birthday session at Black Fox Farms. Before the session, Katie had the cutest idea of having Eleanor sit on and wear her wedding dress. What a sweet way to repurpose mommy’s […]

Eleanor’s First Birthday Session

eleanor weitzel's first birthday at black fox farms with alyssa rachelle photography

Family, Kids, Portrait Sessions

Historic Church in Downtown Chattanooga | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer They met in high school. He was her first date and first kiss, and now they’re engaged! How much cuter could Haley & Blaine’s love story get?! Actually, it’ll get even more cute after their elopement in Alaska in May! Anyone else feeling some major envy?! […]

Couple, Engagement, Portrait Sessions

Haley & Blaine

a downtown chattanooga portrait session with alyssa rachelle photography

Bree & Jonathan Lowery’s Anniversary Session in the Cherokee National Forest | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Am I getting old? Bree’s my childhood friend’s younger sister. In my mind, she should still be playing on a middle school’s playground, not celebrating her second wedding anniversary!!!⁠ It was so wild for me to have gotten the chance […]

Lowery Anniversary Session

brianna and jonathan lowery's anniversary session on the ocoee river in the cherokee national forest with alyssa rachellephotography

Couple, Family, Portrait Sessions

  Vintage Charleston Styled Shoot at Hidden Springs Venue | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer I was just entering my busiest weeks of business EVER when Jessi asked me if I’d come two weeks later to photograph this Vintage Charleston Styled Shoot at Hidden Springs Venue. I had just toured the venue the week before, and had […]

Weddings

Carolynn & Nathan

hidden hills wedding venue photographed by alyssa rachelle photography

 A Southern Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Having a wedding during a pandemic isn’t easy on anyone involved. It attempted to steal so much joy from Danae & Scot’s Southern Blue Ridge Mountain wedding. In some areas it undoubtedly did. How could it not?! But Danae & Scot inspired me throughout the planning […]

Danae & Scot

a southern blue ridge mountain wedding

Weddings

Woodland Styled Shoot at Kensington Cove Farm | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer I’m still over the moon about this shoot and all of the vendors I got to work with who made it easy to photograph gorgeous images at the Kensington Cove Farm Styled Shoot. Since there was so much to photograph there, Hollyn & Nathan […]

Weddings

Hollyn & Nathan

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