Cades Cove

Cades Cove Elopement Photographer

Cades Cove Elopement at the Wildlife Overlook

Many couples like Mollie & Trent choose to get married in Cades Cove because of the sweeping views of the Great Smoky Mountains that surround it. You can stand in the middle of the cove and have 360-degree views of layers and layers of Appalachian Mountains all around you.

When Mollie first reached out to us about her wedding, she said, “We want simple, beautiful pictures of our big moment. Just the two of us.” So, we suggested the Wildlife Overlook in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the most beautiful and epic locations in the cove, it provided a gorgeous backdrop for their destination elopement. And with the added dark clouds in the sky, it was even more stunning!

Mollie’s ivory gown was as beautiful as it was unique. With flowing sleeves and lace, it was perfect for their destination wedding. And paired with her natural white and green bouquet and his navy suit, it was perfectly their style and exactly what they wanted for their wedding day together in the Smokies.

“Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountaintops are within reach.” – John Muir

Cades Cove Weddings & Elopements

Weddings and elopements in Cades Cove at the Wildlife Overlook, Missionary Baptist Church, Primitive Baptist Church, and other areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are simple, beautiful and intimate. With the natural backdrop of the Smokies, there are many options for weddings in the forest, by the river, and on top of mountains with scenic views.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wedding Photographers

JoPhoto is a license and approved wedding photographer in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Smokies are a beautiful location for weddings, elopements, and engagement photos. Some of our favorite wedding locations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park include Spence Cabin, Elkmont, Cades Cove, Greenbrier, and the Foothills Parkway.

We are authorized Great Smoky Mountains National Park wedding photographers, and the park is a beautiful destination for mountain weddings, elopements, and photo sessions. If you live in Knoxville, Maryville, East Tennessee, or you are traveling to Gatlinburg, Sevierville, or Pigeon Forge from out of state, then you know how gorgeous the national park is for photos. We have the permit required to photograph weddings in the park, and we visit the park dozens of times each year to photograph weddings.

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Hi! We're Joe and Kathleen, and we're a husband and wife photography team specializing in weddings and elopements for adventurous couples in the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, and East Tennessee.


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.

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