Smoky Mountain Couples Photos in Elkmont
A few months ago, I met up with Marissa and Jarrod for a couple’s portrait session at Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Marissa found me through a Facebook group dedicated to women photographers and other creative minds. She asked if I’d be willing to photograph the two of them together. Of course, I was more than happy to!
Marissa and Jarrod met in college and have been together ever since. Every year, they go on a trip to celebrate their lives together. Although they currently live in Texas, they decided to come to Knoxville this year. And with all the places that they visit, they wanted someone to document their trip. I’m glad I was able to help to commemorate their Smoky Mountain adventure with a portrait session! Because this couple has made professional portrait sessions a tradition, they were both relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. That ease definitely showed through in the pictures we took together.
They couldn’t have picked a better time to get some photographs at the park, too. It had rained recently, but since it was the summer, the weather was still warm. So, the cold rain in the Little River mixed with the heat of summer. And it created some beautiful fog that hovered over the area. We loved the haze from where the sun cut through the trees—what beautiful scenery!
Jarrod & Marissa, thank you for reaching out to me to ask me to document this part of your lives. I love your tradition of traveling together and recording those memories. I wish you both nothing but joy as you continue to have adventures! Thank you also to the National Park Service for their continued efforts to preserve and restore historic sites around the Great Smoky Mountains like the Elkmont area for everyone to be able to enjoy.
Smoky Mountain Licensed Photographer
I’m grateful that I’m licensed to photograph at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, because it gives me amazing opportunities like this. You have to be a permitted photographer to shoot in the Smokies, and I’m always pleased when I get the chance to use that permit. Just look at how beautiful the park is! If you are interested in photos in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, please contact me and let’s get your scheduled!