joyful photos for heart-led, free spirited humans celebrating their mad love for eachother.

Destination Wedding + Elopement Photographer

Tennessee + Beyond

I aim to create an
atmosphere so comfortable you feel at home to be your
authentic self. 

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.

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

From start to finish, our time together will be
Intentional, easy, and one of a kind.

tell me more!

Hey lovers, I'm Chelbe!

I was born with an old soul, a kind heart, and a desire to create something magical.

I'm here for you - in all the ways that make you feel cared for - making sure you are in the moment enjoying every second of your day, while I collect your treasured memories.

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As invested
inYOU
as you are in each other.

Photography is a big investment - FINANCIALLY and emotionally. I mean, You're entrusting someone with your memories. I do not take my job as your photographer lightly, but choose to serve my couples 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 and what's most important to you during your wedding day.

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

Photographs are the backbone to our memories. They remind us of those details otherwise forgotten. This is the very reason I cherish my opportunity to walk alongside you during these milestone moments of life. Wherever your heart is taking you these days, I'm ready! Choose the image that matches your journey to learn more details on how we capture your story in a timeless and beautiful way. 

so, where's life taking you?

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cj

"I consider her a
friend"

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

"Chelbe
is one
of a kind!"

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

"fun,
warm,
personable.."

Chelbe was so fun to work with and helped capture some amazing moments. She stuck out the rain with us but in turn took some beautiful pictures.

Lexi & Brain

"Fantastic and original!"

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

"get ready to be wowed"

She is very attentive to the needs of the bride and groom. I (bride) was running late on the wedding day and she just let me get ready no rush. She was great during the wedding madness and so sweet the first time we met her for the engagement session. On pictures get ready I be wowed they are absolutely awesome! Couldn’t thank her enough for being such a great photographer and such a sweet professional person.

Naome + Grant

"we absolutely loved chelbe!"

It was like we'd known her for years! She was so wonderful to work with, highly recommend her!

Bailee & Daniel

"we had an awesome experience!"

Chelbe did an excellent job bonding with us and making us feel comfortable in front of a camera. And the results of our engagement and wedding pictures is that we look confident and pro! She gifted us with a surprising wonderful experience! We couldn’t find anyone more caring, professional and awesome! Super happy!!!!

Verena & Cameron

"Oh chelbe, she is PHENOMENAL!"

What a beautiful soul. She focused on all little details like getting the leaves out of my dress before a photo. She was delightful, adorable, fun, and made us feel like we were old friends. I would recommend her to anyone!

Brianna & Michael

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tennessee based
wedding + elopement photographer

for the romantic and free spirited lovers

cj