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Pigeon Forge Family Vacation Photography | Gatlinburg Photographers | Bayleigh's Family Session

Cades Cove Family Session

 

Bayleigh has such a sweet little family! I had the pleasure of meeting in them on their Gatlinburg family vacation; they decided it was the perfect time for updated pictures. Who wouldn't want beautiful family pictures in the Smoky Mountains?

They were just the sweetest couple with their beautiful big-eyed baby boy. He could melt your heart with one look and loved to have his Mom and Dad's attention during some of our fun, playful poses. Little man really loved the kisses and tickling that took place. 

Getting to spend time in Cades Cove during your vacation for pictures is such fun! We run into wildlife and soak in the natural beauty and really enjoy what the Smokies have to offer. I love using being able to help my clients make memories, as well as provide beautiful family pictures, unlike anything they could get back home. 

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Photographer in Gatlinburg TN | Cades Cove Family Pictures | The Kirkwoods

Gatlinburg Vacation Photography Sessions

 

Gatlinburg family vacation sessions are awesome! I love providing these families with beautiful family pictures in our amazing Smoky Mountains. The Kirkwoods were no exception.

Cades Cove Family Photography

We had a bit of a rough start; Cades Cove can be super confusing with it's one way loop and random traffic jams ( bear sighting!) and these sweet people accidentally entered the loop without me, and spent almost an hour trying to get back to meet me. Despite our late start, we were able to create some beautiful family pictures together with spectacular mountain views. This family is just so photogenic, picking highlights was hard!

Joanna and her gang brought along their sweet pup, a pretty little Bichon Frise. He, of course got a few pictures of his very own. Pet photography can be tough, but this little guy was a natural poser. 

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Gatlinburg TN Photographer | Smoky Mountain Family Photographer | Kimberly's Session

Family Reunion Gatlinburg TN

 

The McFadden Family brought their whole, fun big bunch to Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains for an extended family vacation and contacted me for a session while they were all able to be in once place together. I must say, these beautiful people were all a pleasure to work with, but the grandparents really stole the show. 

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A few months back, they celebrated 60 years of marriage. I must say, it was a joy to chat with them. They had so many stories of their time traveling with the military, and adventures in their marriage. They are truly a couple to aspire to be like. After 60 years, they were still so in love, and laughing together. 

The family had a bit of a surprise and took off back to the cars, giving me a wonderful opportunity to take beautiful couple portraits of the happy couple with an amazing Smoky Mountain backdrop. Two birds, one stone; an amazing Gatlinburg vacation and 60th anniversary photos! 

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When their family returned, everyone had changed into purple shirts, unknown to the grandparents. You see, their Grandpa has alzheimer's and purple is the alzheimer's support and awareness color. This amazing family had come up with the fabulous show of support. Let me tell you, there weren't many dry eyes left after that surprise. As a photographer, I that definitely makes my top 5 list of favorite moments, right up there with military homecomings.  That's what family is all about <3. 

Gatlinburg Photographers | Smoky Mountain Family Reunion Photographer | Smoky Mountain Anniversary

Family Photographer at Gatlinburg Cabin

 

Tracy and her beautiful family invited me to come out to their cabin to photograph her extended family in celebration of her Mother and Father-in-law's 50th anniversary. We absolutely lucked out that their Gatlinburg cabin sat just 10 steps from a grassy spot with a stunning view of the Smoky Mountains AND we had just enough shade to make perfect portraits with them never leaving sight of their home away from home. Tracy' father-in-law was in poor health, so it made these pictures extra special, and also made it a must that we be able to stick close by the cabin.

50th Anniversary and Reunion in Gatlinburg

What better way to spend your 50th anniversary than in the Smoky Mountains surrounded my a loving bunch of kids and grandkids. I know that's exactly where I'd like to be in 41 years. I have so many beautiful pictures of these two from before we started family pictures, it was hard to narrow down which to share! Seriously, forget celebrity relationships, I hope to be like these two years from now <3

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Gatlinburg Family Photographer

The beautiful family was perfect for pictures! Being surrounded by family during these big sessions tends to really keep the big grins on their faces. There's always an uncle or grandpa willing to be silly with me to grab the best smiles! Extended family pictures are so, so, so important! In the end family is everything, so let's celebrate them.

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This is one of my all-time favorite pictures! We asked all of their grandchildren to give them a big hug and it couldn't have turned out more perfectly!

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This was one of the very last pictures I took at their session, when this sweet girl scooped up some bright yellow wildflowers, I snapped the picture. It sums up this session perfectly: beautiful and peaceful. 

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Gatlinburg Photographers | Cades Cove Maternity Session | Lexi

Gatlinburg Maternity Photographer

 

This Mama-To-Be had a beautiful (although cold!) Maternity session in Cades Cove. It's one of my very favorite places on earth, so I'm always super excited when I get to photograph there! It has so much to offer from the creek, to mountain views, and forest, just endless possibilities. It's really the perfect spot for those looking for a vacation photographer in Gatlinburg to capture all the Tennessee beauty. 

Lexi did an amazing job combating the chilly day for beautiful maternity pictures in Gatlinburg. Her family is expecting two adorable new little ones in the next few weeks, to make them a lovely family of 6. 

Maternity Gown Rental

Lexi wore two of my rental maternity gowns that come free with your maternity session. This first one is the Aurora in Lilac by Leah Marie Couture. It's beautifully soft and feminie and can be worn sheer, or with a slip for full coverage.

Gatlinburg photographer photographs maternity in purple gown.

Gatlinburg photographer photographs maternity in purple gown.

Beautiful view in Cades Cove for maternity session in rental purple tulle gown.

Beautiful view in Cades Cove for maternity session in rental purple tulle gown.

Pregnant belly bump in purple tulle gown

Pregnant belly bump in purple tulle gown

Green Maternity Gown

The second dress Lexi wore was my sage Jamie gown by Sew Trendy. It showed off her perfect bump beautifully! I just love how it looked for her session. 

Family poses in Cades Cove for family pictures.

Family poses in Cades Cove for family pictures.

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Mom-to-be poses on mossy log in Gatlinburg for maternity pictures. 

Aren't they just the cutest family with a beautiful Mama?

 

 

Gatlinburg Photographer | Smoky Mountain Maternity | Kendra's Session

Gatlinburg Maternity Pictures

 

Meet Kendra! Her and her hubby met me at a beautiful Smoky Mountain location for their maternity session. The river and rock faces made amazing backdrops for her beautiful maternity pictures. I am so fortunate to live close enough to photograph in the mountains and rivers of East Tennessee. 

She wore one of my maternity gowns, the Kiara is wine. It is available to rent for your very own session, absolutely free when you book with me. That red is SO her color, she was STUNNING in it. I adore all of the images from her session. 

I cannot wait to meet their beautiful baby in just a few weeks! Sweet babies are my favorite!

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5 Super Easy Steps to Schedule a Gatlinburg Photographer | Alisha Bacon Photography

Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain Vacation Photographer

Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain vacations are magical. Whether you're getting away with your immediate family, or have the pleasure of getting the whole gang together for a family reunion, take advantage of your time here with beautiful family portraits in the mountains or meadows. 

Step 1. Start Planning Early

Gatlinburg photographers stay busy in the "tourist season", which runs Spring through late Fall. As soon as you have your dates pinned down, I recommend reserving your photographer. Personally, I love to help my clients choose a date early during their trip, to give us a bit of wiggle room if we need to re-schedule for any reason. 

Step 2. Choose the Right Photographer for You

When looking for a photographer, look for someone whose work you love, who is licensed to shoot in the National Park ( if you want mountain images) , and that fits your budget and needs. Check their packages and fees; every photographer has a different business model, some include only prints, and some digital images.

Step 3. Contact Your Photographer

Reach out to your favorite photographer and see if they're availability matches up with the time you're in town. From there, they can help you plan your perfect session. From location: Do you want downtown Gatlinburg, the mountains, or maybe in one of the beautiful rivers? To best time of day for lighting and working with your family's schedule. I even offer wardrobe consultation  and planning to help you look your very best. 

Step 4. Get Booked

To secure your slot, most photographers require a contract and retainer to hold your date. This will ensure the date and time you chose will be there waiting for you on vacation, so you don't have to give it a second thought.

Step 5. Have Fun and Take Gorgeous Pictures!

On the day of your session, your Gatlinburg Photographer will direct you into flattering poses and encourage you to have fun with your spouse or little ones. Relax and have a great time! During my sessions, I love to do a mix of posed and candid pictures that show fun and love from your trip.