The Smoky Mountains are an absolute dream, and one of the most popular and visited National Parks in the country. And for good reason! Spanning across Tennessee and North Carolina, there is a wide variety of areas to explore. From stunning fields, to long hikes along the Appalachian Trail, waterfalls and bear sitings - Smoky Mountain National Park has it all.

Ty and Erika were living in Knoxville Tennessee for the last few years, but ready to make the move to Florida. To celebrate their move, along with their special time in Tennessee, they wanted to have a couples session exploring Cades Cove.

The National Park made it so they close Cades Cove for bikers, runners and walkers to be able to enjoy it without the cars going by. If you've ever been to Cades Cove, then you know that the loop is a stop and go for the next two hours of your life. Bear sitings make people pull over constantly, but it does make you slow down!

We decided to take a walk at sunset. We explored different fields along the route with stunning mountain backdrops. It was so much fun to hang out with these two. Ty is an absolute gem who just looks at Erika with SO much love. Erika is a giggly angel that is such a joy to be around. You can't help but smile when you're around these two.

We wandered, ran around, had some fun and captured their love from the last few years. I am so excited to continue to watch their journey together for all the years to come!

Kelsey Converse Photography adventure elopement photographer

Hey, I'm Kelsey!

A New Hampshire based adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer for the adventurous souls. I travel throughout New England and worldwide, empowering you to create the most beautiful, adventurous day and give you the memories you'll be able to look back on for all the years to come.


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