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

Destination Wedding + Elopement Photographer

Tennessee + Beyond

I'm guessing you're
here because...

You're in the midst of planning the absolute best day of your life with your hottie with a body, but freaking out just a bit with the overwhelming amount of vendors to choose from.

One thing you're 100% sure of: You want a photographer who gets you and encourages you to be yourself.









That means their photography
will be the perfect
representation of you and
your relationship.

Because let's be honest, you've been warned by every married couple you know to enjoy every second of this day because it goes by so fast...too fast. 

I get it. I've been there and I'll join in by saying it does go by in the blink of an eye, so it's my joy and my promise, hand over heart, to capture your day beautifully and honestly while making sure you're in every moment having the absolute time of your life.

But if I'm without love, then I am nothing...

You're on the hunt for a photographer that's equally professional, dedicated, and personable - and by that I mean, warm, funny, kind, just as joy filled on your day as you are!

Let me tell you, friend, I am dedicated to you. When you choose me as your photographer you're getting a wedding guide, a timeline planner, someone to help bustle your dress and grab you those hor'dourves during your cocktail hour (I'm serious, I don't want you to miss out on those while we take your photos...I got you).



                                                               






                           







kind heart, 
kind heart, 
kind heart, 

old soul
old soul
old soul

romance obsessed, vintage inspired, and lover of details.

Hello new friend


I'm Chelbe!

" BE SO
COMPLETELY YOURSELF THAT EVERYONE ELSE FEELS SAFE TO BE THEMSELVES TOO."

-unknown

What you're getting when you book with me:

Warm intimate photos that capture how in love you are

Direction and guidance while shooting, ensuring your photos look and feel like you. No awkward prompts. No stagnant posing

Confidence that you will have all of your important memories photographed, leaving you to relax and be in the moment during your day

A super chill, fun, joyful, heartfelt, unique, day with bomb wedding photos to prove it

Your vision brought to life through elegant, memorable, and nostalgia filled photos

A new friend showing up to celebrate with you on your day

A forever photographer, by your side through all life's milestones.

what you're getting when you book with me:

"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

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