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Alyssa Rachelle!

Welcome to my blog! I'm a Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN, photographer specializing in family and event photography. I thrive off of story-telling detail and building genuine relationships! I'm also a wife, boymom, 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 family recovering from perfectionism. Anyway, enjoy viewing my latest work, resources for clients and friends, and glimpses into my life!

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Yay! It is time for your engagement photos! Did you opt for casual engagement photo outfits? If that’s your vibe, I’m here for it! Still don’t know what to wear though if going casual? My couples get all the details in their ARP Experience Guide when booking, but here are some of my favorite ways […]

 Casual Engagement Photo Outfits

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Have you read recently on my blog about why I love being a Chattanooga photographer? I went on and on about the views and the trees and anything outdoors. It makes the area so special any time of year. It should not come as a surprise then that I LOVE the forest weddings! If you […]

Forest Wedding Venues in Chattanooga, TN

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I pour my heart into my clients and my business and it has been my greatest pleasure being a Chattanooga photographer. I have been serving couples and families for several years but I didn’t always think this was my path! Sure, I have carried a camera with me ever since I was little, but I […]

Why I Became a Chattanooga Photographer and Why I Love It

why i became a chattanooga photographer and why i love it by alyssa rachelle photography

I started this business from scratch and without formal education. (CRAZY!!!) When I was first doing photography on the side, I got creative to operate without expensive software and platforms. As my business has grown, so has my list of must-have tools that make my day-to-day operations run seamlessly so come wedding day or tax […]

My Must Have Small Business Tools

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Hey there, fabulous moms! If you’re gearing up for an unforgettable family adventure at Dollywood with your little ones, you’ve come to the right place. These are my top 5 Dollywood tips for families with kids. From the moment you step foot into the magic of Dolly Parton’s wonderland, you want everything to be perfect […]

Dollywood Tips for Families with Kids

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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

How Many Hours of Wedding Photography Coverage by chattanooga photographer alyssa rachelle photography

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

September wedding at castleton farms with chattanooga photographer alyssa rachelle photography

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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