Bays Mountain Tennessee Engagement Session – Melissa & Chris

This fall season was a busy one for me and destination engagement sessions.  Texas, Colorado, Tennessee and my home state Florida.  Lately I have been fortunate enough to travel a bit for engagement sessions and weddings as it is something I have been working towards.  There are several great reasons for wanting to travel where my clients are and I definitely plan to go in depth as to why that is on another post.  For now, I want to tell you a little about this session with these two AWESOME people in their new home town of Kingsport Tennessee.

Like many of the couples I get to know and photograph may get married in Florida but they live out of the state.  This is extremely common since Florida is a strong destination wedding market.  Melissa and Chris are originally from Florida but now live in the Tri Cities area of Tennessee in Kingsport.  Since this is their new home they wanted to have their engagement session here where they are starting their new life together!  Why not?!  That’s a perfect reason.  So we started their session in Knoxville since it was on the way from the airport.  After a little cold brew at Cafe 4 in Market Sq. we headed to Gay Street to seek out the historic Tennessee Theatre for some photos.  Downtown Knoxville is vibrant and charming.  I love downtown areas like this were you can walk to everything you need and there is a bustle of life in the air.

The other half of the session took place at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport where Melissa & Chris often take their dog for walks in the woods.  This park has some unique features and absolutely gorgeous sunlight.  We did have to pay particular attention to the setting sun and the fact that it dips behind Bays Mountain about an hour before the actual sunset.

Melissa and Chris have really wonderful chemistry and such a calming energy to photograph.  Enjoy this session and remember that having your engagement photos taken somewhere special to you can make all the difference in how you will feel when you look at them over the years.


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