Tennessee based
wedding and elopement photographer

tennessee based
wedding and elopement photographer

Tennessee based
wedding and elopement photographer

For the passionate souls and intimate lovers

Hey lovers, I'm Chelbe [SHEL-BE]! If you're looking for a photographer that values real emotion and authentic storytelling,  while also appreciating photography as a form of art, you are in the right place.

Gone are the days of stiff posing and forced smiles. I know that's not who you really are. Genuine laughs, tear filled eyes, and long embraces. That's real. That's honest. That's love.

Your love story deserves to be captured as if you were behind the camera capturing it all yourself. I value honesty when it comes to storytelling, so who you are as a couple matters to me. The love you have for each other is a one of kind. Together we will capture who you are with the intention of showcasing and honoring its rarity.

Looking for a photographer who is deeply inspired by romance?
Your search ends here.

Photography is a big investment, financially and emotionally. I understand you are entrusting me with your memories and trust me when I say I do not take my job as your photographer lightly. Rather it is an honor to serve you by protecting your memories with intention and great care.

My approach looks like this: From day one, I'm pursuing a relationship with you. Breaking the stranger barrier to better understand who you are as a couple. What's your love story look like? What are your top priorities for your day? When you look back on this day years from now, what are the overall emotions you want captured? The answers to these questions are my roadmap to creating a gallery that looks and feels like you.

I value you and your unique qualities and I thrive best when you, in turn, trust and value my artistic creativity as your photographer. I'm all about a touching candid photo, just as much as I'm excited about creating an artistically driven photo. With me you'll get the best of both worlds. Who says your memories cannot be displayed as a romantic work of art? Not me....this is what I'm here for!

I understand you are new to the process, but you can rest assured knowing I am not. Through emails and calls, I'm here to help guide you through the entire process. With vendor recommendations, timeline planning, location scouting, and more!

as invested in you
as you are in each other.

Welcome Lovers!

Engagements, anniversaries, motherhood sessions, or simply just because you need to update your picture frames.


Your traditional wedding package for the couple who needs their large group of family and friends to celebrate with them.


For the lovers stepping away from traditions to elope on top of a mountain, in a national park, beachside, or where ever their wild hearts desire. Ideal for just the couple or while including a small amount of your closest friends/family. 


where's life taking you?

choose your moment


From our engagement photographs in Cade's Cove, we knew she would be perfect! She was adventurous and patient. She was able to offer us incredible direction and quickly learned what we needed as a couple. (Neither of us are naturals in front of a camera.)
I remember texting Chelbe days before the wedding, reflecting on how I considered her a friend. Her responsiveness and eagerness to get to know her brides I imagine is unparalleled. There were numerous times she offered reassurance and confidence, electronically and in person snapping photographs.
That incredible professionalism and character is compounded by her immensely creative talent. Her photographs truly allow us to relive our perfect day with each viewing. We will most certainly include her in any future photograph needs we have and strongly recommend her to all family and friends!

- Josie + David

"I consider her a friend."


We have never taken any sort of professional pictures before and we are very awkward. She knew how to pose us, make us feel comfortable, and she has an amazing eye for scenery. She was great to work with.

- Taylor + Stephen

"Chelbe is one of a kind!"


Absolutely wonderful photographer who really cares about you and your experience! I highly recommend Chelbe to all those who are looking for a high level of personal service with an end result of fantastic and original photographs to capture your special moments.

- Devan + Robert

"Fantastic and original!"






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