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As 2017 continues to pass us by, I’m wondering what wedding trends we will see this year and which ones are here to stay. If I had to choose one trend that will become a norm for weddings, it’s different dresses for the Bridesmaids. No more matchy matchy.

If you’re a bride planning your wedding, you should think about letting your Bridesmaids pick their own dresses and styles. I, personally, love when the dresses are different colors but are in the same color palette. They also look good if they are in the same color but different styles. The reason I’m in love with this trend is the Bridesmaids can pick dresses that fit them! We don’t all have the same cookie cutter body so what looks good on Vanessa isn’t going to look the same on Stephanie. I’ve noticed how much more comfortable Bridesmaids are when they get to pick their own dress style. You don’t see them constantly pulling and tugging on an ill fitting dress. When you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing, it’s going to make better photographs because you don’t have everyone trying to stay in certain stiff poses to keep the dress in line. No more boobies flopping out if you bend in for a tight, huggy group shot!

Deciding to have your Bridesmaids pick their own dress can also be a huge money saver. They are able to find dresses at ModCloth and the thrift store! It’s definitely something you shold consider. I’m going to leave you with an image of Mindy and her Bridesmaids because they executed the look perfectly.



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  • Lesley - Wow! They did such a great job coordinating that! I must admit I wasn’t that flexible with my bridesmaids for my wedding…matching outfits but I am letting them pick their own shoes and accessories… tutu skirts and lace tops to be exact. I love it when people go non-traditional. This bride did a great job thinking outside the box but it’s still so well put together! I visited Tennessee recently and man is that background beautiful! You’re a great photographer, keep it up and I love your blog posts!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Wow! This is just beautiful- I am planning a Knoxville, TN wedding for my sister. How far out do you book your wedding photography? I’ll email you for more info.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Regino - This is soo beautiful! I love this!!! I have a friend looking for the best Knoxville Tennessee wedding photographer and now I know who to send her too!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - So, I love everything about this post. EVERYTHING.

    Planning a wedding is tough as it is, having a wedding photographer who can help guide the way is amazing!

    The brides of Knoxville TN are lucky to have you.ReplyCancel

  • Katerina Foster - My husband grew up in Knoxville Tennessee! What a small world! You’re a wonderful wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Krey - What an interesting article; I am so glad that I came across your site in my search for a wedding photographer in Knoxville, TN!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I love that trend too!!! I hope others in Knoxville TN start doing this and you get to capture their wedding photography for them. So beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • joy - My absolute favorite Knoxville Tennessee wedding photographer does it again. Thanks for the steady stream of inspo <3ReplyCancel

  • Christie - I am going to be in my cousin’s wedding in Knoxville Tennessee; I hope that she chooses you as her wedding photographer!!ReplyCancel

I’m a little late in posting about my New Year’s Resolution but here it is. It’s not the popular one of eating healthy. Let’s be honest. We all make that one every year. I fail by the 3rd week. This year, I decided I was going to try to do a 365 project. I tried once before and made it about 3 months, I think. I can’t even remember. This year I decided I would do something different. They would all be of Raven. Every day. I thought it would be so cool to actually complete it and print an album of The Day in the Life of Raven. How cool would that be to have when you’re older. I’m not sure if I will succeed. It’s now February 7th and I’ve managed to make it this far.

Lifestyle photography is my favorite way to capture children (and families) and I wish more people would commission me to do it. There’s something awesome about capturing your child with powdered doughnut lips. That’s the fun stuff. That was also favorite from January. I plan on doing a blog post each month to highlight a few of my favorite shots in January. I won’t post them all and they won’t be in date order. I will post my favorite of the month first though 🙂




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Christmas is big for engagements! Are you or someone you know getting married next year? I’m running an amazing special for my 2017 weddings and engagements. Contact me for more information. I’m also including a free engagement session with every wedding collection for a limited time. I’m located in Kingsport, Tennessee but I travel all over East Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina but I am available to travel world wide.

I can’t wait to talk to you about your wedding day. Use the contact form on my site or just shoot me an email – jynallenphotography@gmail.com and you can take one thing off your wedding planning list.

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Erika + Bronson // Bays Mountain Park Photo Session

The day of Erika and Bronson’s session was a little chilly. When you live in Tennessee, you never really know what the weather will be like when you schedule a session. It can be 70 degrees during one December day and then 25 the next day. I don’t know how we deal with it. Winter sessions are my favorite though. The light is always so pretty, you get to dress really cozy, and your couples get to stay nice and snuggly during the entire session. I love snuggly  sessions.

The first photo in this post is one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken… like top 10. I love it so much. Erika looks fierce.

If you’re looking for a wedding or engagement photographer, you should should me an email. I love Tennessee weddings but I am available for travel world wide. I’m running a super awesome special for my 2017 weddings through the remainder of the year. You don’t want to miss out. Engagement season is upon is. Send your friends my way.



Jyn Armstrong is the photographer behind Jyn Allen Photography. She shoots weddings and portraits in Tennessee and is available for travel worldwide. 


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  • Jess - These are gorgeous! I especially like your sunflare images!!ReplyCancel

  • Alissa - These are great photos! Love that scarfReplyCancel

  • ItalianBelly - Beautiful couple, great job! Love Tennessee!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - These are all so gorgeous. What a great job capturing the connection they have. They are lucky to have you as their Knoxville Wedding Photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra Bagley - YES she looks fierce! You should totally be proud of that shot, it’s GORGEOUS. Beautiful session overall. And I can relate – weather in CO is crazy too!ReplyCancel