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Meet JoPhoto

Hey, friend! We’re Joe and Kathleen, and we are a husband and wife team of wedding photographers.

We are both from East Tennessee and grew up with the Great Smoky Mountains in our backyard.

Some of our favorite memories in our lives are from being outdoors. Weekend trips to the Chimneys for a picnic by the river, an afternoon drive through Cades Cove with our heads hanging out the window looking for a glimpse of a black bear, tubing down the Little River, and camping in tents with marshmallow pieces stuck to our fingers from all the s’mores we ate by the campfire. And honestly, we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. We fell in love with the Smoky Mountains first, and weddings second. We're guessing you feel the same way, and that's why you're here.

With that being said, we have been doing this for a while. We’ve photographed more than 850 weddings together since 2008, traveling around the world capturing some of the most amazing weddings in places we never imagined our photography would take us.


In addition to JoPhoto, we also own Atmosphere Aerosol, a retail product for photographers and filmmakers, and we are realtors with Wallace Real Estate in Knoxville. We also have an AirBnB in Seymour near the smoky mountains !


We have three golden retrievers, and we also recently had our (human) daughter, Alice, last summer.

When we aren't working, we are spending time with Alice and our fur children, Tigger, Murphy and Oakley. If you bring your dog with you to your engagement session or your dog is in your wedding, Kathleen will probably talk in her dog voice and take as many photos of you with your dog as possible!

Joe Atkins

about joe

Joe combines his advertising agency experience with his passion for photography, expertise with indoor and outdoor lighting, and creativity.

Joe is the lead photographer. Before JoPhoto, he worked at an advertising agency for 10 years. He directed, shot and edited more than 200 local, regional, and national television commercials -- including working with 2 governors and a U.S. president. Joe has produced award-winning results for advertising agencies, magazines, publishing companies, celebrities, non-profit organizations, and television.

about kathleen

Kathleen combines her experience with her passion for storytelling to beautifully capture the story of your wedding day.

Kathleen is the other half of JoPhoto. She is the organizer, business-thinker and planner. She uses her background in journalism and public relations to help tell the story of your day. Since 2000, Kathleen worked in public relations, event planning, and digital media for both nonprofit and commercial businesses.

Sound like we’re the ones for you?


Great Smoky Mountains wedding photographers for elopements and weddings in Gatlinburg, Cades Cove, Spence Cabin, national park, Smokies, and Knoxville.

Tel: (865) 919-7280



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