Top 15 Chattanooga wedding photographers

Choosing a photographer who captures your connection as a couple and the details of the day is key. When searching for Chattanooga wedding photographers there are two things that you will want to consider. First, you should consider the style of photography you like and the second, but likely more important, is the personality of the wedding photographer. 

Photo courtesy of Nelya Chattanooga Wedding photographer at the Barn at Drewia Hill

The relationship between your photographers and other vendors can make or break a wedding day. We view weddings with a team approach and love to suggest a photographer who shares our beliefs. Communication and working as a team at the wedding are so important to us, we’ve made it our policy!  With so many talented Chattanooga area Wedding Photographers located right here in Tennessee, it can be hard to keep track. 

Here is a list of of our Top Chattanooga wedding photographers

Who are Top Wedding Photographers in Chattanooga?


Established in 2012, Nelya Photography specializes in photographing epic weddings in Chattanooga and worldwide. Nelya has over a decade worth of experience. She understands how fast your wedding day will go by and captures each little detail so you can reminisce on your wedding day forever. Nelya offers weekday elopements, full-day wedding coverage, engagement sessions, and heirloom albums.

“We are so so so thankful we went with Nelya! She is so talented at what she does and has a true passion for photography! She is always prepared and creative each step of the way photographing your big day!” -Courtney | 865-363-5589 | starting at 3500

Rich Smith

“He specializes in candid shots, but can definitely deliver on posed shots too. I appreciate his darker and more rich style of photography over the airy bright photos that I often see. He captured organic shots that were so genuine, you can hear the laughter or the beat of the music through the image. Rich even managed to capture genuine smiles from my introverted hubby.” 423-402-0331 | Starting at 3000

Ginger Summerlin

Ginger Summerlin

“We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. She is accommodating, dependable, experienced, fun, friendly, kind, calm and knows how to put the bridal party and guests at ease.” | 423-505-2614 | Starting at 3000

Christina Marie Photography

Christina Marie | 423-402-0331 | Starting at 4200

Are Wedding photographers Worth it?

There are a few things that will increase in value after the wedding day. Photography and videography are in the top on that list. If you are looking for a Videographer We’re working on a post with our favorite videographers in Chattanooga! in the Meantime you can visit our Preferred Vendors page for a curated list of vendors who work at The barn at Drewia hill regularly and know the place like the back of their hand, will take care of you and do a very good job.

What is an Adventure Session?

It’s a separate photo shoot where a couple shares an afternoon activity together. It’s more relaxed, and perfect for couples with a sense of adventure. Sometimes it’ll be a day trip outside of Chattanooga or around multiple locations downtown.

Should we do an Engagement Session?

Yes. Most photographers suggest to do an engagement session with your wedding photographer. It will help both of you get to know the photographer and their style. Plus you can give them feedback on what kinds of photos you do and don’t like. That way You can communicate this with your photographer to replicate what you loved on the wedding day.

What is a reasonable amount to spend on a wedding photographer?

In general, wedding photographer prices in the U.S. tend to range between $1,500 and $6,000, with the average wedding photographer cost hovering around $3,500

In other words, a good wedding photographer probably cost a bit more than you think to get the kind of photographs you’ll love and want to decorate your home with.