Foothills Parkway

Foothills Parkway Elopement

Foothills Parkway Elopement

Make sure you’re sitting down for this, because these are some of the most jaw-dropping fall elopement photos on the Foothills Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Camry and Matthew got married on a Sunday in Texas, traveled to Tennessee, and then met us on Wednesday for adventure mountain photos, and all we can say is IT WAS GORGEOUS!

Camry said, “Matty and I met on a walk, went for a walk on our first date, he proposed on a walk, and we are planning on hiking some on our honeymoon in Knoxville! We plan to thru hike the Appalachian Trail in 2020!”

The Foothills Parkway is one of our favorite locations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and it boasts some of the most gorgeous scenic views. Not only did they get an epic view, but they also got snow!

As we were driving up the mountain, there were patches of snow in the shaded areas. So, we stopped and hopped out of the car for some snow wedding pictures. Then, when we stopped at our favorite waterfall, there were icicles hanging from the rocks. As we continues ascending to Caylor Gap on the Missing Link, the warm sun covered the mountains below lighting up the richest fall colors below.

Camry said, “We’re getting married in Texas, which is way bigger than what we wanted. I didn’t get the elopement I was hoping for, but we thought we’d compromise with some photos that represent us a little better. Just taking some photos wrecking that perfectly white wedding dress with a little hike!” And that’s exactly what they did. Her gown with delicate lace sleeves was perfect for the snow, and she even wore leggings and tennis shoes under her gown!

Cheers to this adventurous couple and for being up for everything from hiking in the snow to chasing the sunset over the Smokies!

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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