Bays Mountain Wedding

So. I shot a wedding today with WOLVES howling in the background.

Okay, let me back up. In Kingsport, TN there is a planetarium called Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. This sweet couple, Anissa & Nathan, decided to get married in a pavilion on the water. It was a beautiful day for a wedding. They were calling for rain, but thankfully it held off. It was a breezy 70 degrees!

Nathan & Anissa did their first look right outside of the Nature Center & Planetarium. I absolutely love all of the Red Buds that are blooming outside right now 😍

Also, It took me about 30 minutes to realize that Anissa has purple highlights in her hair! I think it’s safe to say purple is her favorite color 😉

This is where Anissa & Nathan tied the knot! Isn’t it perfect?! It’s about a 3-5 minute walk from the Planetarium, and so totally worth it! This is Lily Pad Cove…right past the Bob Cat Habitat & right before you get to the Otters, of course!

Funny story, this pretty lady in the lavender is a good friend of mine from college. She is the reason Anissa found me! They’ve been best friends for years (Obviously!), and it shows.

I didn’t get a chance to taste the cake, but it looked so tasty! And how cute are these wedding favors?! I totally meant to grab one before I left, because who doesn’t love flowers, but I forgot it 🙁



I always try to grab a quick picture with my #AJPCouples before I leave, but I never put them in the blog! I really need to start doing this more ❤️

Just please ignore the fact that I look like a trash can. I can never convince myself to put make-up on before weddings, because I know I’ll just sweat it off 🤷🏻‍♀️




  1. Beautiful photos! Congrats to the happy couple! (And wolves? Whoa!)

  2. Jess says:

    These photos are gorgeous!! Looooove the purple hair!

  3. Gillian says:

    Aww this looks like such a fun wedding! Love her hair:)

  4. Jordyn says:

    Great work! That cake is gorgeous!

  5. Maria says:

    They look so happy. And that cake does look good.

  6. Veronica Trinidad says:

    I love her purple hair, I think purple is my favorite color for weddings!

  7. Sarah Duke says:

    I love that you take pics with the couples you work with! Great images it looked like a super fun day ❤

  8. Alysha says:

    Great post. Love the location!

  9. Jackie says:

    WOLVES?! That’s so cool!! And you look amazing! <3

  10. Kristal Bean says:

    Such joy in all of these photos – that bride is just glowing! Beautiful job!!

  11. Courtney says:

    This couple looks like they have the BEST style! Gorgeous!

  12. Girl, give yourself grace! We’re all working our butts off for our couples, so that’s expected at the end of a long 8-10 hour wedding day! <3

    You capture the bride beautifully. She looks so happy!!

  13. Nicole says:

    Such a beautiful wedding! I loved her dress, hair and bouquet!!!! Congrats to the newly husband and wife!!!

  14. Mandy says:

    What a perfect setting for a wedding. I can’t believe you actually had wolves howling in the background! Great pictures. x

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