We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. We LOVE proposals! Jordan contacted us to book his Smoky Mountain proposal photography session. He said his girlfriend, Kayla, thought it was just going to be “couples” pictures, but he was planning to propose during the photography session. Erica met them at the PERFECT location on […]
James proposed to Nafisa while they were visiting her family in Louisiana. They had already planned to travel to the Smoky Mountains after the visit, so it only made sense to schedule an appointment for engagement photography in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nafisa said she couldn’t miss the opportunity to have photos done […]
The Mabry family stays with our friends at Little Arrow Outdoor Resort in Townsend every year. This year, they decided to book a sunrise photography session with us at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Speaking of Little Arrow, we now have two different Little Arrow packages for those of you who […]
Miranda and Caylon had a small wedding at a chapel in Gatlinburg. After the ceremony, our photographer Sara took them into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for some photos. If you’re getting married in the Smoky Mountains, our wedding photographers in Gatlinburg Tennessee would love to be a part of your special day! Our […]
The Kainraths recently took their first vacation as a family with their 3 month-old daughter. Here are a few pictures from their Gatlinburg family photography session with Macie. If you’re planning a Smoky Mountain vacation, let our Gatlinburg photographers show you some of the area’s most beautiful locations for family photos. See our pricing and […]
Justin and Kelly traveled from Houston, TX for their “baby moon” in the Smoky Mountains and met our photographer Erica for a Foothills Parkway maternity photography session. When Kelly booked with us, she said “We picked the Smokies because one, we have never been, and two we love a good mountain escape, especially in the […]
Courtney and her fiancé scheduled their Smoky Mountain engagement photos with us while vacationing at the Brookside Resort in Gatlinburg. Sara, one of our Smoky Mountain / Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg photographers took them to one of her “secret locations” in the Smoky Mountains. Our photographers know the Smoky Mountains like the back of their hand! When […]
It was a busy Thanksgiving week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding communities! We are so thankful to all of you who booked with our Smoky Mountain photographers during your Thanksgiving vacation. Our photographer Sara met the Hoskins family a couple of days before Thanksgiving for maternity and family photography in […]
During their recent stay at Mountain Shadows Resort, Christine and Eric booked a Gatlinburg maternity photography session with us. Christine was 15 weeks pregnant at the time, so the session was a celebration of their pregnancy and to announce their new addition to family and friends! Whether you’re coming to the mountains to celebrate an […]
I’m sure you guys remember the blog a while back with our friends, Piper + Morgan. They are so dear to us! The engagement was incredible and of course their wedding was too. Let me give you a quick back story…Piper + Morgan wanted to do a partial elopement. Mostly they wanted to escape to the […]
You don’t have to go very far into Cades Cove to see its beauty! Sometimes the little ones will get restless before you can get around the entire 11-mile loop, which can sometimes take 3+ hours during the busy season. For those families, we recommend shooting at Sparks Lane and the John Oliver Cabin. The […]
When the Shanton family contacted us to book a Gatlinburg photography session, they asked for pictures of their boys playing to capture the stage of life they are in. That is music to our ears! We love the candid moments of a family having fun! Ready to book your Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Townsend, or Gatlinburg […]
We see so many proposals and it’s no surprise with the Great Smoky Mountains showing off like they do. Couples come from all over the country on vacation to GSMNP and a lot of times, the guy will pop the question. Being there for that is one of our favorite parts of the job. This […]
This couple spent a few days in Pigeon Forge back in December and booked us for a Cades Cove engagement photography session at sunset. If you are engaged and plan to visit the Smoky Mountains, a photography session in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great way to remember this special time in […]
After nearly 5 years together, this couple just recently took their first vacation together. We’re so happy they chose Gatlinburg for their first vacation destination and that they chose us as their Gatlinburg photographer! If you’re planning a vacation to the Smoky Mountains, we’d love to be your photographer, too! Visit this page for pricing […]
One of our favorite photography locations, Cades Cove, was closed for a few weeks at the beginning of this year for road improvements. But the great folks at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were actually able to complete their work ahead of time and Cades Cove re-opened just in time for spring break! Of […]
We’ve had the opportunity to work with this couple twice! Jackson contacted us at Mountain Escape in December asking us to be there while he was proposing in the Smokies on New Year’s Eve. Our photographer Sara Beth met Jackson and Brittani at Cades Cove for the special moment. A few weeks later, they vacationed […]
Jay, Melinda, and their children spent Christmas week in the Smoky Mountains and contacted us for family photography in Gatlinburg while they were here. Here are a few of their pictures. If you’re planning a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, we hope you’ll schedule with us for your family photography in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, […]
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, we figured this would be a great time to share another Smoky Mountain proposal session! Jonathan and Shelby live in Florida, but came to Pigeon Forge for a vacation. Shelby had no idea that Jonathan was planning to propose while they were visiting the Smoky Mountains. When Jonathan booked […]
Where did you spend Christmas Eve? We started the day in our favorite place, shooting engagement photos in Cades Cove with this wonderful couple! No matter what time of the year you visit, we’re ready to meet you and spend some time with you in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you are looking […]
Katelyn contacted us to schedule her Gatlinburg family pictures because her family has grown over the past couple of years. Their family vacation to the Smoky Mountains was the perfect opportunity to get an updated family picture with their 2 year-old and 1 year-old daughters. If you’re in need of an updated family picture and […]
Over the last few months, we have received lots of emails and phone calls from gentlemen looking for suggestions on where to propose in the Great Smoky Mountains. If you’re a regular follower of our blog or social media, you know how much we LOVE the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so that’s always going […]
Alesha asked for a winter-themed maternity shoot in an area that is beautiful and captures the essence of Gatlinburg’s landscape. We took her to a breathtaking area inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for her Gatlinburg maternity photography session. If you’re looking for maternity photography while you visit the Gatlinburg area, our Smoky Mountain […]
Ashley, her husband, and their 9 year-old daughter traveled from Florida to the Great Smoky Mountains for Thanksgiving week. Ashley said having the meadows and mountains in the background would be her “dream photo”, so this was the perfect opportunity for a family and maternity photography session! Ready to schedule your appointment with our Pigeon […]
The Schupka family came to Gatlinburg to experience the fall colors and get an updated family photo with their children who recently turned 2 and 4. Our Gatlinburg photography team is ready to meet you at any time of the year because it’s always beautiful in the Smoky Mountains! Visit this page for more information […]
Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to shoot another session at one of our favorite locations, Under Canvas The early morning frost made this beautiful location even more magical! If you’re planning a visit to Under Canvas or anywhere else in the Great Smoky Mountains, we’d love to meet you! Here’s a link to […]
Late October through early November is the best time to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains. Higher elevation areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are usually the first areas to see colorful leaves, with the lower elevation following a week or two later. Of course, we think any time is a […]
We love meeting all of the families and couples who came to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is beautiful at any time of the year, so make sure you schedule a couple of family session with our Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend, and Pigeon Forge photographers when you visit the […]
Love is in the air! Last week, we had the honor of being a part of THREE marriage proposals! You can see pictures of all three amazing couples on our Facebook page. But for this post, we’re focusing on Walt and Heaven’s story… Heaven had no idea that Walt had booked a photographer or that […]
This couple celebrates their anniversary in a different place each year, and every year they book anniversary pictures to commemorate the occasion. In the past, they’ve visited London and New Orleans. This year, for their third anniversary, they came to Gatlinburg and scheduled a photography session with us in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. […]
This family got together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the grandparents! If you’re getting together for a family reunion in Gatlinburg, we’d love to meet you and capture this special gathering! Visit this page for pricing information and more details on scheduling your photography session in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Townsend, or Gatlinburg Tennessee. We […]
This couple recently vacationed in Asheville, North Carolina. During their vacation, they met our photographer in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a Smoky Mountain engagement photography session. If you’re planning a visit to the Smokies, we’d love to work with you while you’re here. Our photographers know all the best spots for engagement […]
Miranda and Ryan chose to get married at Chapel In the Hollow, an intimate wedding venue located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. We really enjoyed this opportunity to work with the wonderful staff at the chapel and are so happy Miranda and Ryan chose us as their Smoky Mountain wedding photographers! If you’re […]
Jesslynn is a photographer from Middle Tennessee. While she and her boyfriend, Jacob, were vacationing in Pigeon Forge, she wanted to be on the other side of the camera, so she contacted us for fun romantic couple photos. Jesslynn and Jacob love the beautiful views in the Smoky Mountains and requested a photography session at […]
This couple eloped to Pigeon Forge. After their ceremony, our photographer took them on an “adventure session” through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you’re planning a Smoky Mountain Elopement, we hope you’ll invite us! Check out our wedding page for more information.
This couple celebrated their 10 year anniversary by taking a vacation to the mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Our photographer met them at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just before sunset for their anniversary photography session. A photography session with us is a great way to commemorate a milestone and remember this […]
The mountains are a beautiful backdrop for maternity photography in Gatlinburg Tennessee! This couple recently spent a few days at Greenbrier Campground, so they scheduled a maternity photography session with us during their Smoky Mountain vacation. To schedule a maternity, engagement, or family photography session with us, please visit this page to schedule your appointment with […]
Cades Cove weddings are what our Mountain Escape dreams are made of! We love shooting in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in particular we love Cades Cove. It has the perfect combination of what makes great photos. Most views like the ones Cades Cove offers require a long hike but Cades Cove is […]
This couple visited Gatlinburg to celebrate their 10th anniversary. To celebrate, Kim got back into her wedding dress for a “Trash The Dress” photography session! Whether you’re visiting Gatlinburg for a family vacation, anniversary, or engagement, we’d love to schedule a photography session with you to remember your special occasion! Please visit this page for […]
Emma and Kyle contacted us for an engagement photography session while they were vacationing in Gatlinburg, TN. We met them at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a beautiful, but somewhat chilly day. If you’re coming to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, or anywhere else in the Great Smoky Mountains, we’d love […]
A Smoky Mountain photography session at Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you’re staying near Downtown Gatlinburg, the historic Elkmont ghost town is only about 15 minutes away and is a great place for your family photography session. For information on booking your Smoky Mountain photography session at Elkmont or one of […]
A sunrise engagement photography session on a frosty morning at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Book your Gatlinburg Engagement photography session by clicking here.
When you schedule us for your Smoky Mountain family photography session, you’re going to get a lot more than just posed pictures. Our photographers are there to capture those special family vacation moments. We encourage families to climb, play, explore, and MAKE MEMORIES! For more information on scheduling your Smoky Mountain family photography session, please […]
This Wisconsin couple spent their vacation in Pigeon Forge. Since they recently got engaged, they decided that it would be a great opportunity to get some unique engagement photos. Here are a few pictures from their engagement session at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you’d like to schedule an engagement […]
This Gatlinburg family photography session just happened to be scheduled on the same day the remnants of Hurricane Florence arrived in Tennessee. Despite having to work around a few rain showers, we were able to make it happen! If you’re planning a vacation to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, we’d love to meet you! Please visit […]
The Andersons celebrated their anniversary “glamping” and exploring the untouched beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains at Under Canvas. What a beautiful location! If you’re planning a vacation to Under Canvas or any of the other lodging or camping options in the Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg area, we’d love to work with you during […]
An engagement photography session on a foggy day in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For information on scheduling your Gatlinburg couple photography session, please see this page.
Miranda was our first Mountain Escape photographers when we started the business in 2017. Miranda and her husband Josh have also become one of our favorite couples to photograph! So when they decided to go camping at Max Patch on the Tennessee / North Carolina state line, Mountain Escape Photography co-owner April Loyle couldn’t resist turning their […]
What a fun shoot! We were asked to document a bachelorette party in the mountains at a cabin in Gatlinburg. Whatever the special occasion, our Gatlinburg photographers are here to capture your special memories! Click here for pricing information and to schedule your appointment.
This adventurous couple didn’t mind waking up early for a sunrise at Cades Cove. Mountain Escape co-owner and photographer April Loyle met them before the sun came up at the entrance to Cades Cove, then they spent the next couple of hours enjoying the comfortable temperatures as they explored this beautiful section of the Great […]
There’s no better place to elope than the Great Smoky Mountains! We’d like to thank this amazing couple for allowing us to be a part of their Smoky Mountain elopement by booking a photography session with our Gatlinburg photographers.
Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great place for your family photography session. There’s so much to see and a variety of different settings that make for beautiful family photos! For more information on booking a Cades Cove family photography session with us, please see this page.
This couple celebrated their wedding anniversary by making their first trip to Gatlinburg. We hope you enjoyed your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains. Thank you for choosing Mountain Escape Photography! For more information on scheduling couple photography in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, please see our “Packages” page.
A Cades Cove engagement photography session in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, TN.
Megan and Joey got married in Florida, then spent their honeymoon in the Great Smoky Mountains. During their time here, they got back into their wedding clothes for a honeymoon photography session at Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We loved meeting them! Congratulations Megan and Joey! Are you getting married in the […]
Finnegan celebrated his first birthday in the mountains during his family’s Thanksgiving vacation! Here are a few pictures from their Pigeon Forge family photography session.
Miranda and Josh’s engagement photography in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg.
Haley and Jared’s intimate Asheville elopement. If you’re eloping or getting married in the mountains, we’d love to work with you! Visit this page for wedding or elopement information and pricing.
This couple celebrated their 5 year wedding anniversary with a vacation to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg. Happy Anniversary!