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. Stacie Marshall

    April 22nd, 2019 at 2:34 AM

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

  2. Jess

    April 22nd, 2019 at 2:36 AM

    These photos are gorgeous!! Looooove the purple hair!

  3. Gillian

    April 22nd, 2019 at 2:50 AM

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

  4. Jordyn

    April 22nd, 2019 at 3:07 AM

    Great work! That cake is gorgeous!

  5. Maria

    April 22nd, 2019 at 3:09 AM

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

  6. Veronica Trinidad

    April 22nd, 2019 at 3:40 AM

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

  7. Sarah Duke

    April 22nd, 2019 at 3:49 AM

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

  8. Alysha

    April 22nd, 2019 at 4:55 AM

    Great post. Love the location!

  9. Jackie

    April 22nd, 2019 at 1:13 PM

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

  10. Kristal Bean

    April 22nd, 2019 at 1:18 PM

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

  11. Courtney

    April 22nd, 2019 at 1:52 PM

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

  12. Alisha Cornett

    April 22nd, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    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

    April 23rd, 2019 at 2:18 AM

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

  14. Mandy

    April 24th, 2019 at 6:59 AM

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

  15. Katrina

    May 6th, 2019 at 3:23 AM



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