Foothills Parkway

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Foothills Parkway Engagement Photos in the Smoky Mountains

They’re from the mountains of the Northwest, but they now live in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. Haily & Eric’s fall engagement photos included the prettiest fall colors on the Foothills Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

When Haily first reached out to us, she said, “We got engaged in Italy in January a few days after finding out we were going to move to Tennessee from Spokane, Washington. When we got home from Italy we packed up our life and drove down here all within ten days. Our relationship has been one crazy adventure!”

Their adventurous spirits were perfect for their Foothills Parkway engagement photos too, climbing over rocks and walking across the waterfall. Eric even picked up Haily for a piggyback ride, and her blonde hair flew around in a circle with them!

One of our goals for taking photos of couples is that we can capture their real personalities and chemistry together. Haily said, “I would love someone who could capture the real us in these photos. We laugh and joke a lot, and he’s my absolute best friend.” Well, these two definitely laughed and joked a lot that day, and we were so thrilled to capture so many candid moments between the two of them!

About the Foothills Parkway

The Foothills Parkway in Tennessee is one of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s most beautiful and scenic locations. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon drive, stargazing, or a summer picnic. But, it’s also a jaw-dropping location for elopements and intimate weddings – with overlooks, a waterfall, and the newly completed “Missing Link.” If you’re thinking about having a Smoky Mountain wedding or elopement, the Foothills Parkway should be on your list.

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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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