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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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Lookout Mountain is the scenic jewel of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. It offers unparalleled views of seven other states. It also contains a historic Civil War battleground and vistas from two National Parks, including one of the highest points east of the Mississippi River! The recreation trails are outstanding and have spectacular overlooks that […]

6 Best Lookout Mountain Wedding Venues

lookout montain wedding venues by alyssa rachelle photography

If you clicked this blog post, you are probably already interested in getting married in a chapel. Guess what?! There are so many wedding chapels in Chattanooga, TN. While wedding chapels are not as popular as they once were, they still make for a beautiful wedding venue. I believe it is the architecture, sacredness and […]

My Top 3 Wedding Chapels in Chattanooga

My Top 3 Wedding chapels in chattanooga by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

Eloping has become quite popular since the pandemic. Even before that, couples have chosen to elope for several reasons—cost, desire for more intimacy, logistics, etc. This post is not about trying to change your mind about eloping. But there are some things I recommend you DON’T do if you decide to go this route, especially […]

3 Things to NOT Do for Your Chattanooga Elopement

3 Things to Not Do for Your Chattanooga Elopement by alyssa rachelle photography

So much life has happened for Natalie & Devin since their engagement session earlier this year. Natalie graduated school and landed a job in Pennsylvania, which meant even longer, long-distance dating for the two. So, they decided to get legally married with a private ceremony several months ago! Woohoo!!! On August 1st, they held their […]

Natalie & Devin

hidden springs venue summer wedding with alyssa rachelle photography

Being a wedding photographer, I see a lot of different areas. I’ve been photographing Chattanooga weddings for several years now, and I still love it as much as I did when I first started. I love being the one to capture the full wedding day story and intimate moments my clients have with their partner, […]

What I Love About Chattanooga Weddings

Why I love Chattanooga Weddings by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

When it comes to finding a Chattanooga florist for your wedding floral arrangements, you want someone who is going to bring your dreams to life. Floral arrangements play a major role in your wedding photos, and they are a huge focus of everyone’s attention. You take photos with them, you walk down the aisle with […]

3 of My Favorite Chattanooga Florist

3 of my favorite chattanooga florist by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

Based in the valley of the East Tennessee Mountains, Castleton Farms is a fan favorite when it comes to wedding venues in Loudon, TN or greater Knoxville or Chattanooga areas! With acres of beautiful land and different venue options to hold your wedding ceremony and reception, this wedding venue is a must-see. If the beauty […]

Castleton Farms: Wedding Venue Highlight

Castleton Farms Venue Highlight by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

Wedding photographers are usually booked early on in the wedding planning process. But this year, other post-pandemic dynamics are adding onto how quickly dates in 2021 and following years are being booked. Keep reading to learn why you should book your Chattanooga photographer super early. Anticipated Wedding Boom The pandemic has affected the wedding industry […]

Why Booking Your Chattanooga Photographer Early is Super Important

Why Booking Your Chattanooga Photographer Early is Super Important by alyssa rachelle photography

Wondering why you need to hire a Chattanooga wedding planner? Aside from the obvious that they are experts in their field and will make your wedding planning and day-of smoother, here are my top five reasons why you should hire one! Unbiased Sounding Board As a bride, your mind is probably swirling with ideas, visions, […]

5 Reasons to Hire a Chattanooga Wedding Planner

5 REASONS TO HIRE A CHATTANOOGA WEDDING PLANNER by alyssa rachelle photography

Do love mountain views? Privacy? Variety of settings for portraits? Indoor and outdoor venue options? Maximizing your investment in wedding photography? Keep reading for why I chose my Top 10 estate wedding venues in Chattanooga. If you’re even slightly interested in a wedding in Southeast Tennessee, then you may be someone who can appreciate sweeping […]

My Top 10 Estate Wedding Venues in Chattanooga

My Top 10 Estate Wedding Venues in Chattanooga, TN by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

What better way to celebrate two, SWEET country folks being engaged than doing their engagement session at the Chilhowee Overlook?! Better than that, it’s where Alllie & Arrie spent nearly every weekend together in high school! I can totally see why. The Chilhowee Overlook is along a 7-mile scenic road the winds up a mountain […]

Chilhowee Overlook Engagement Session

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

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