Smoky Mountain Wedding

Kathy Smith Photography offers timeless, elegant and dramatic photography in the Smoky Mountains.

Kathy Smith Photography snaps bride and groom at their Smoky Mountain wedding.

At Kathy Smith Photography in the Smoky Mountains, Kathy snaps the highest quality photos. Kathy loves photographing any occasion including family reunions, senior photos, and all aspects of weddings. Her wedding photography services include capturing the proposal, engagement photos, ceremony, and the reception. She can also be present to capture the special moments of the bride and groom getting ready before the wedding. There are no limits to Kathy’s dedication and she enjoys working with a bride and groom throughout the entire process. 

Kathy’s style is classic. She creates fine art photographs for generations to enjoy. Kathy is comfortable in both a studio setting or with the Great Smoky Mountains as her backdrop. Only authorized photographers can shoot within the park boundaries, however Kathy Smith Photography holds a CUA (Commercial Use Authorization) permit to capture photos within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  

Her goal is to create instant heirlooms. Kathy’s images stand the test of time and will be treasured forever. 

Tips for Selecting the Best Wedding Photographer

Bride poses in front of a Smoky Mountain view

Many novice photographers get caught up in editing trends and filter fads that don’t age well. When searching for a wedding photographer, you should focus your search on one who has a rich history in the area. Also look for the appropriate amount of experience. Find photographers that belong to professional wedding organizations like the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association

Pay attention to the photographer’s credibility. Do they have a legitimate business and a website? They should have a website (not just social media pages) where you can learn about the photographer and their company. There are many choices, too many actually, to consider when selecting your Smoky Mountain photographer.

Although the Smoky Mountain area is rich in professional photographers, the options vary in levels of talent and experience. This is because the region’s landscape attracts many amateur photographers. These majestic mountains also encourage locals to take up photography as a hobby. Distinguishing a hobbyist from a professional is crucial. 

When planning a wedding in the Smoky Mountains, Kathy Smith Photography will be one of the best decisions you will make.

Qualifications and awards are another sign of credibility. Kathy Smith is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) through Professional Photographers of America, the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. The Professional Photographers of America requires a completed written examination and a strict code of conduct. Kathy is also a “2017 Top Ten Photographer” through the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association, and the “2017 Photographer of the Year” for Professional Photographers of East Tennessee. 

Engagement photos from Kathy Smith Photography in the Smoky Mountains

Choose Kathy Smith Photography for your Smoky Mountain Wedding

Kathy will work with you to create a price and package that works for your budget. One of the worst things you can do is choose a photographer based on price alone. If you’ve allocated a majority of your budget on your dress, venue, and catering, you might not have much left over for photography. It’s easy to be focused on what options fit your budget, so we strongly recommend searching for the right wedding photographer early in the planning process. 

The Smoky Mountain area is the wedding capitol of the South; there are unlimited options for beautiful weddings within any budget. You can be flexible with your venue and all that goes along with it, but don’t compromise your wedding photos. Capturing your wedding with photos that honor your special day is what Kathy Smith Photography is all about, and the investment is worth it. 

If you factor in a photographer at the bottom of your budget, you will be able to find a photographer for the amount you have left. However, what type of images will you get back? What’s the point in spending a substantial amount of money for all other aspects of your wedding if in the end, you dislike your wedding photos? Since you won’t be able to review any images until weeks after your event, you won’t realize your mistake until it is far too late. 

Your Photos will Stand the Test of Time

You and your family will treasure the investment, and it will pay off for years to come. Learn more about Kathy Smith Photography by visiting her website, and be sure to follow on social media using the links below. Reach out to her directly to begin putting your package together. 

Kathy Smith Photography 

Phone: 865.272.9612 

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Authored in Appalachia || Amy Morton


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