East Tennessee Wedding Photography by Jyn Allen Photography » East Tennessee Wedding and Portrait Photography

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I’ve been thinking about starting a cool series of photos for a while now. I wanted to give everyone an idea of how a photographer sees a scene. This has been something I’ve wanted to do for the past year or two, but I could never remember to get a photo of what a client may see. I recently had a session with my friend, Melanie, and she reminded me of exactly why I wanted to do this series. Unfortunately, neither one of us snapped a photo with our phones during the session. Melanie told me she was actually concerned about the location and timing of our shoot – clouds rolled in a little before their session start time which made it a lot darker than it should have been. She said that she thought it would be way too dark in the spot I chose to shoot at but she totally trusted me because I’ve done her photos a bazillion times and I know what I’m doing. Haha. I showed her the back of my camera after the first couple of images and her worries melted away. I think this was a prime example of the way the client and photographer view a scene for a photo session. When I look at a location, I look at it with my lens and the lighting in mind so I know exactly how it’s going to look before I even take the first photo. When Melanie was looking at the location, she just saw an overgrown area in the dark.

I’m still trying to think of what I can name this fun series and I’m hoping that I remember to actually take some photos or have my client take a photo before we start. The picture above is of Melanie and Trae during our session. It’s pretty good.

I’m currently booking my 2018 wedding season. If you’d like to book your wedding with this bad ass lady, shoot me an email or head up to the top and click contact. I’d love to talk to you about your kick ass wedding day.

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Are you getting married in 2018? It’s time to book your wedding photographer. Seems crazy, right? It’s not. Most wedding photographers book a year in advance. I see more and more people waiting until 6 months prior to their wedding date to book their photographer and if you’re wedding date is during prime wedding season (in Tennessee we love our fall weddings so September and October) you may not get it. I’ve had so many brides inquire about my availability for Saturdays in October but they’ve been booked for a year or longer. It stinks having to tell a bride you’re already booked. Of course,  I’m not saying you have no chance so don’t think that.   Don’t assume your favorite photographer is booked. Always ask! One of my prime dates was booked last minute last year. I had planned on being out of town and blocked the date out and then my plans changed.

 

I feel like I’ve rambled.  I’m sorry. I just really like to stress how important it is to get your favorite photographer booked early.  Your wedding photographer is going to be one of the most important vendor you hire. We capture all of the moments and details.  Flowers die, cake gets eaten,  dress gets put in a box (unless you’re like me and your dress has never been washed from being in ocean and is just in a bag in the basement) but your photographer will capture all of those fleeting memories and monents so you can look at them any time you want and day dream about how delicious tjar buttercream was.

 

Another bonus of booking early is the ability to make payments. After you pay your retainer to book me,  we can set up a payment schedule to break your balance into 3-4 payments.

I’m currently booking 2018 weddings. All of my wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session. You’ll receive your high resolutions images on a USB with a print release. That allows you to get your photos printed anywhere. You’ll receive an average of 75 photos per hour of coverage. My wedding package pricing starts at $1400. If you’d like to receive more information or to book your wedding, click the contact button and shoot me a message.

 

Happy planning.

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Patsy’s best friend purchased her a gift certificate for a session with me during Christmas. I was super excited when Patsy called to set up the session. She told me that last year was their 50th anniversary, and they didn’t do any photos. No one said you can’t have photos for your 51st anniversary, right? They wanted to do their session at Otis Eldridge’s Memory Lane. It was the first time I’d ever been there, and it’s a pretty neat place. Her and Billy Ray were so much fun. They made each other laugh during the entire session. They were always cracking jokes with each other. Billy Ray told me that Patsy recently got her first tattoo, and I just thought that was amazing!

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It’s time to get some sessions blogged, and I’m starting with Keri and Adam’s engagement session at Amis Mill in Rogersville, Tennessee. Amis Mill is definitely a hot spot for engagement sessions. It’s the oldest stone dam in Tennessee so it makes for some killer scenery.

Keri and Adam were so much fun to work with. I felt like we laughed the entire session. They are a couple that likes to have fun together. It was so hard to pick a favorite from their session, but I’m going to go a head and say mine was the one of them walking and looking at each other. You can just see the love in their eyes. Their wedding is coming up soon and I can’t wait to capture more images of them on their wedding day at Hidden Meadows in Afton, Tennessee.

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  • Linda - These are beautiful, I can’t wait for their wedding. They are such a sweet and kind couple .ReplyCancel

Trevor contacted me on facebook a while back about scheduling a session for him and his girlfriend. It’s not very often that I get a boyfriend scheduling photos. Well, I’m pretty sure that’s never happened. Lol. My eyes lit up and my brain started working and I thought ‘omg, he’s going to propose.’ I had to ask because I NEEDED to know. Yes! That was the plan. I was soooo excited. Who doesn’t want to capture a proposal? I thought it was awesome that Trevor thought to hire a photographer to capture the moment. What a fun thing to be able to look at years down the road. We done the session like a typical couples session and Morgan had no idea. At one point, I made up some lame excuse to talk to Trevor to find out if he was ready. I honestly don’t even remember what I said. Haha! In order for Trevor to get ready, I had Morgan do this ridiculous thing with a quilt and I’m like “oh… it will look so good.” Nope. It won’t. I’m a liar. I just wanted your back turned so Trevor could get the ring. When Trevor proposed to Morgan, it was definitely a magical moment. Morgan had such an amazing reaction and I’m so glad I was there clicking away. The session got even better after the proposal. I love so many of their images that it was hard to chose what to post. Is it okay to post an entire session? I cannot wait for their wedding in October. I know it’s going to be fun and full of love.

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Jyn Armstrong is a wedding and portrait photographer located in Kingsport, Tennessee and is available to travel worldwide.

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