You’re getting married because you can’t wait to begin your new life together. And you want your wedding day to be meaningful, unique, stress free, and surrounded by all the people you love.
It’s no wonder you’re looking for a wedding photographer who can capture your wedding day in a truly authentic way, creating timeless photos filled with all the emotion and beauty that is yours…and only yours.
If you love watching sunsets over the mountains, roasting marshmallows by the campfire and doing cannonballs into the lake, then we just might be the photographers for you.
Celebrate in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, by the river, on top of the mountains, or in a cozy cabin…wherever adventure takes you, our job is to take photos you’ll love for years to come.
We’re Joe and Kathleen, and we’re smoky mountain wedding photographers. But, we aren’t your average photographers. We’re so much more than that -- by helping you plan and execute your wedding while focusing on moments and your love for each other. It’s all about capturing your wedding day in an authentic way, creating timeless photos filled with emotion and beauty.
We grew up beside the smoky mountains, and we've been traveling across East Tennessee photographing weddings for more than 13 years at some of our favorite places including Spence Cabin, the Foothills Parkway, Cades Cove, RT Lodge, The Magnolia, Dancing Bear Lodge, and Dara’s Garden.
We’re licensed to shoot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and we can help you craft and capture your perfect mountain adventure or intimate elopement.
If you love watching lightning bugs flicker in the trees, get excited by the smell of a campfire, love jumping in a cool mountain stream, and hopping across river rocks, then get in touch!
If you love watching the sunset drop behind the mountaintops, get excited by the sound of crickets in the summer, love doing cannonballs into the lake, and paddling across the river in a canoe, then get in touch!
straight from our couples
I knew immediately that we were going to get quality photos, but what I wasn't expecting was the quality
people behind JoPhoto. Joe and Kathleen are attentive, relaxed, and willing to go the extra mile. I think it's because they're so well-versed in so many venues around the eastern TN area. They showed up at the venue on time, kept us on our timeline, and still made sure we got all our of shots. It downpoured on our wedding, and Joe and Kathleen weathered it all with us: helping shift our timeline in real time, standing out in the pouring rain capturing photos for us, and just being a wonderful support system throughout. Simply put, they're the best around.
Jessica & DAle
When I was originally researching photographers in the Smoky Mountains area, I knew that we wanted fun, adventurous photos. I wanted something that would better capture us as the adventurers we are. When I found JoPhoto, that was all the searching I needed. This was the best wedding decision we made. Kathleen & Joe were a true pleasure to work with and made taking photos fun and stress free. And when we received the photos, they STILL exceeded our expectations. We were blown away. We pulled over while driving to look at them and it felt like Christmas morning. These photos are some of our most prized possessions now.
Kathryn & Andrew
Absolutely loved working with Joe and Kathleen! Communications leading up to the wedding were super easy and Kathleen worked with our wedding coordinator to make sure our day of schedule worked out perfectly to capture all of our photos before the ceremony. It made for a seamless day. And their work behind the camera is even better. They capture so much raw emotion and beautiful moments that as the bride you might miss during the event. They are an amazing team. HIGHLY recommend and would use them over and over again!
Allie & Brett
We had a destination wedding in the Smoky Mountains. We had never met Joe and Kathleen before the wedding, but they were simply incredible. They were at the church early and ready to go. It started to rain an hour before our ceremony, and I was so nervous that the church would be too dark for good pictures (it was primitive and did not have electric), but when we received our pictures back they were AMAZING. Joe and Kathleen were so much fun to work with and knew how to do family pictures and everything so well. We could not be happier!
Bella & Brady
Great Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountain Wedding Photographers
Joe & Kathleen Atkins
Tel: (865) 919-7280 Calls only