Well, hello there, friends! Welcome to my new website. I am so excited about it! I wanted an updated neutral feel that incorporated my favorite flowers, peonies, but also delivered all the information you may need about my packages, style, pricing, etc!
So, let's catch up!
For those of you that don't know me, my name is Chelsey and Ive been photographing beautiful souls for over ten years. I love what I do, and it is truly my calling.
For those who DO know me....heeeeyyyyyy ;)
These last two months have been CRAZY for me. I came off of peak wedding season only to be told I had to MOVE a few weeks before MY WEDDING! Yes. Let me tell you though, I KILLED it. We faced some obstacles, but we've made it work! Our landlord at our Gatlinburg chalet decided to sell the property and gave us until December 31st to move. BUT we got married December 5th and then went on our #honeymoon to #Paris and #Rome. So, if we were to wait we would have about ten days to find a home when we got back. SO we moved the week before the wedding.
We couldn't find housing in Gatlinburg or actually in Sevier County at all. The market is absolutely insane right now. You can profit so extensively selling your home in this market that there are no rentals, not only that but people are buying homes in this area to turn them into overnight rentals. So, we wound up moving to Knoxville.
No worries, though! I have a lovely office in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg and I don't mind the commute. We love our new house, neighborhood, and my son's new school!
So, let's talk WEDDING.
I handpicked everything. Almost everywhere you turned there was something personalized, from bar napkins, to hot cocoa cups, to acrylic place name ornaments for every guest. Guest Experience was my focus. I had a Frank Sinatra impersonator for cocktail hour, a caricature artist, a photo booth, a giant grazing table, yard games, a whole kids area with winter crafts and a personalized runner to color, a KILLER DJ. I had not only one wedding dress- but TWO. My dream flowers, shoes, everything. My team of people were amazing and made my day so perfect.
Why am I telling you this? Because I LOVED planning my wedding, and honestly I KILLED it. I have done SO many weddings- I knew exactly what to expect and how to organize the day. Which leads me to this...we're going to be having some additions soon! I have so many brides who are coming from out of state and don't know the area or which vendors to choose. So we will be offering two types of planning: A destination elopement package or destination luxury wedding package! This can also be an add on service to a photography package! We are super excited about this and can't wait to share more details with you as they come!
That is all for now!
Enjoy some moments captured by the amazing Amanda May Photos.