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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 Sweet Fall Love | Chattanooga Portrait Photographer I’m a sucker for Fall colors, and boy did I get giddy when I stumbled across this location! From past years’ disappointments, I knew that the leaves would drop sooner than later. So, I texted my brother and his girlfriend practically begging them to let me photograph […]

Ashley & Grant

chattanooga fall leaves session with alyssa rachelle photography

Couple, Personal, Portrait Sessions

Any type of wedding planning can be daunting but picking out florals is a biggin’. Florals are throughout the ENTIRE wedding day, there are so many options, and it’s a huge part of the budget! That’s why I’ve created The Ultimate Wedding Flowers Checklist! The Ultimate Wedding Flowers Checklist lists the types of arrangements that […]

Bridal Resources, Engagements & Weddings

The Ultimate Wedding Flowers Checklist

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A lot of things can throw off a wedding day timeline. It’s not uncommon for vendors like wedding planners or photographers to be named as the culprits. But in my experience, the bridal party has a ton of influence on the timeline. Often times, the bridal party doesn’t realize just how much impact they can […]

How the Bridal Party Can Make or Break Your Wedding Timeline

how the bridal party can make or break the wedding day timeline by alyssa rachelle photography

Bridal Resources, Engagements & Weddings

Have you noticed the trend for bridal portraits? You know the one that has the veil flying behind the bride? Oh my does it make for romantic, epic captures! But did you know that only certain veils do this well? If you’re interested in getting portraits like that but don’t know what kind of veil […]

Bridal Resources, Engagements & Weddings

How to Get a Veil to Fly

how to get the veil to fly guide by alyssa rachelle photography

We finally took Beckett on his first beach trip! As a Native Floridian, I was so excited to share this experience with Beckett at Panama City Beach. He’s such a water and sand kid, so I couldn’t wait to see how much he loved the beach. My stepdad’s family shares a beach house that’s on […]

Panama City Beach Vacation 2020

Beckett James, Personal

2020’s a thief. It stole a lot…joy, experiences, togetherness. Am I right?! But this season of thanksgiving has refocused my mind and reminded me that it hasn’t alllll been bad. Who would’ve thought?! So even though we may not be celebrating on this Thanksgiving Day like we normally would, let’s still celebrate together by sharing […]


Who Would’ve Thought…

Senior Session at Dalton State College | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Sandra used to live across the street from me. As I edited galleries, I’d look out my window and see her come and go several times a day as she left for school and work. I admired her work ethic and focus. Fast forward a […]

Sandra’s College Senior Session

sandra's senior session at dalton state college with alyssa rachelle photography

Portrait Sessions, Seniors

Dreamy Fall Family Session with the Body Family | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer It wasn’t until after Christie booked their dreamy fall family session that I realized we used to be neighbors! The unfortunate thing is, we didn’t even know each other back then! This is slightly embarrassing, because I love building community and wish I […]

Family, Kids, Portrait Sessions

Boyd Family Session

open field with tall grass for a fall session for the boyd family with alyssa rachelle photography

Fall Family Session with Buoy the Sheepadoodle | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Julia & Cullen’s fall family session in Chickamauga, Georiga, was a family affair, truly!  I wasn’t even photographing the majority of them! They were there to watch over the fluffiest dog alive, Buoy! Julia & Cullen wanted to get their FIRST professional family photo […]

Julia & Cullen

fall family session with sheepadoodle with alyssa rachelle photography in chickamauga georgia

Couple, Family, Portrait Sessions

A Rustic Summer Wedding at Covey Creek Farm | Second Shooting for Caitlin D. Photography Caitlin, owner of Caitlin D. Photography, is one of my neighbors, but we had never met until she reached out to me to second shoot with her! We learned about each other through our neighborhood’s Facebook group introductions. (Yay for […]


Lindsey & Zac

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

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