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Autumn Engagement Photos in Peak Colors in Tennessee

Autumn Engagement Photos at Peak Color in Tennessee

There’s nothing more fulfilling than finding the love of your life. Better still, match this beautiful energy with the perfect autumn engagement photos! The fall weather in Tennessee is epic! The fall peak colors, with deep oranges and reds on leaves on trees and all over the ground, present heaven-like, picturesque spots. I’ll share a beautiful autumn love story between Nancy and Ally – adorable lovebirds at Elkmont. These two reached out for their autumn engagement photos and you can bet we created magic!

The Elkmont Magic 

The spot of choice was Elkmont, which is one of my favorite locations inside The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Elkmont continues to give different vibes for every season. Elkmont, which was once a booming logging town, renowned for its social club, is now exquisite woodlands. 

Coupled with the perfect fall colors, every couple I bring to Elkmont creates their kind of epic experience. The autumnal colors give extraordinary portraits depending on the foliage color across Fall. The beautiful long golden hours sugar-coated the shots at the Elkmont, allowing the couple more relaxing time to bond and enjoy the moment while I captured every detail of it. 

The Smokies for Your Fall Engagement Photos 

Elkmont might be my favorite, but it’s not the only spot. Foothills Parkway, Greenbrier, and Cataract Falls are other places to take autumn engagement photos. Cades Cove, another popular tourist location, can provide open fields and opportunities for the perfect golden hour photos. The cabins, trails, and water spots provide more places to create more memories for whatever theme you have in mind. 

Looking for a drive? You need not be in a hurry if you choose to enjoy the 18-mile drive along the Little River. There are plenty of activities to engage in along the way, like hiking, camping, picnics, fishing, and swimming. But, imagine the portraits you can create for your engagement too. The perfect spots at the natural pools at the Sinks or the ideal hiking spots at the Laurel Falls Trail are quite extraordinary!

Why Fall Is The Perfect Season 

While many may wonder why this couple chose Fall for their engagement shoot, I’ll take you through just a few reasons.

The Weather is Favorable

Autumn temperatures make it fun to spend time outdoors taking photos. For the sake of comparison, Tennessee summers can get a little, well, hot. Sweaty and tired people don’t like to take photos! The Fall provides comfortable and favorable weather. 

Breakout the Cozy Vibes

The crunchy leaves underfoot, the crisp air, and all of the pumpkin spice everything! This season is the time to break out that favorite sweater and layer your favorite fall colors.

An LGBT- Friendly Photographer Is a Whole Vibe 

We can talk about all the fall colors and the beautiful couple, but the icing on the cake is the photographer. If the photographer doesn’t blend in with your energy, you might be in for a hectic exercise. I am one photographer who believes every couple, regardless of gender blend, deserves to experience their love story in the best way. I will walk you through the shooting experience, let you feel every moment, and express how you feel right.

Hire a Permitted Smoky Mountain Photographer 

Planning an excursion in Smoky Mountain to record your love story requires an authorized photographer. The right photographer will guide you to the perfect spots depending on your theme and capture the best shots ever. Regardless of the occasion; wedding, engagement, or proposal, the photographer can easily recommend suitable destinations in the Smokies. It’s more like working with the best tour guide. You get the most out of your trip. Plus, these authorized photographers ensure you adhere to the set guidelines while having fun which is what you want for your visit to the Smokies. 

Book Me for Your Autumn Photos

Apart from being an authorized Smoky Mountains photographer and LGBT-friendly, I am the most fun-loving of all the photographers we have in Tennessee. You can check out some of my work with other couples at various locations and contact me when you are ready to create magic with your better half. 

Two women walking on bridge in forest with autumnal color
lgbtq autumn engagement photos in the woods
two girls walking over stone bridge in Fall woods
two woman standing in creek during autumn season
two women holding hands and walking down forest path at autumn engagement session
two women laughing and walking on trail in woods during the Fall season
two women kissing on a trail in the woods with orange leaves overhead
two women walking in the woods along riverside and kissing
woman and woman holding hands facing each other while standing near river
two women standing near river's edge who holding hands and kissing
fun autumn engagement photos in the Smoky Mountains
two women hugging on large rock by flowing river in the Fall
autumn engagement session in the Smoky Mountains during peak color season
women walking in leaf-covered trail wearing winter coatds
woman and woman walking in winter coats over leaf-covered land in the forest
two women kissing and holding hands with forest trees in the background
autumn engagement session at peak colors in the Smokies
cozy engagement photos in the woods at peak colors in Tennessee
two women dancing on river's edge while laughing
moody engagement photos at peak Fall season in Tennessee
moody engagement session in The Smokies by Erin Morrison Photography


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