Gatlinburg Wedding Photographer » RIK Photography is your best choice for modern artistic and creative wedding photography in Gatlinburg and the TN Smoky Mountains.

Cabin weddings in Gatlinburg are getting more popular all the time.

What’s not to like? You can rent a beautiful cabin in the mountains, invite your family and friends to take a mini-vacation and have your wedding ceremony and reception all in the same place. It’s like home away from home.

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We’d like to thank Julie and Fred for trusting to us to photograph this special day. What a great group of family and friends they had surrounding and supporting them. Now they’ll have these photos to remember the celebration for years to come.

Our favorite part is when the couple contacts us to photograph their special occasion. We walk in and the place is beautifully decorated and the family is relaxing and getting ready for a big celebration. Then after a few minutes of scoping out the logistics we’re starting to shoot the details and candid photos that everyone loves.

If you’re planning on having a cabin wedding in Gatlinburg you can solicit the help of a wedding planner in the area who can line up all your vendors, or you can do like Julie did and find them yourself. Just doing a little research online will get you all the information you need to get the party started.

In this case the bride and groom searched for and found a wonderful officiant, Celeste Ann Schroader, an artistic florist at Flowers of Gatlinburg and some great local catering from Bennet’s Barbecue.

The cabin was booked through Auntie Belhams and was a great fit with plenty of room accommodate all of these folks and a large covered deck out back which was perfect for the ceremony site. It’s located just off of King Road in the Glades of Gatlinburg, only a couple of miles from the Glades Arts and Crafts Center and numerous other artisan shops. Known as the Artist’s Loop in Gatlinburg, the Glades area offers a wide variety of arts, crafters, woodworkers, glassblowers, jewelry and much, much more.  

If you’re looking to have a cabin wedding in Gatlinburg we hope you’ll consider contacting RIK Photography to document the occasion. We also do family and engagement sessions in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

You might also consider a beautiful wedding venue in the Smokies for your celebration. Bluff Mountain Inn is a hidden gem in the great smoky mountains.

Email us for more information about wedding packages or call 865.908.0321. Also please feel free to leave comments here and share this post with your friends.

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It was a beautiful day for a photo engagement session in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Dena and Ray came all the way from Dallas to get married in the Smoky Mountains at Bluff Mountain Inn. While they were here they took advantage of the scenic views and scheduled a photo engagement session. We can still call it an E-session because they were still engaged at that point. The wedding was the next day!

It was a blast walking around the park with these folks. They were up for an adventure and we had one! Climbing rocks, exploring old cabins, jumping in the river, an occasional snake siting… all in good fun and we got some great shots for them to have to remember this most special occasion.

The expressions on their faces tell the story better than words ever could…

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There’s an advantage to having a professional photographer who’s familiar with the area where you’re planning to have your photo session. When we drove into the national park Dena and Ray were amazed at how beautiful the scenery is. Being from Texas they really didn’t know what to expect other than what they’d seen online. The spectacular views, running rapids, huge trees and wonderful trails made them want to spend more time hiking and exploring than visiting the tourist attractions.

Anyone who comes to the Great Smoky Mountains and doesn’t visit the wonderful national park really doesn’t know what they’re missing. National parks are a treasure we have in America and this one is the most visited. People from all over the world come to Gatlinburg to enjoy nature and take advantage of this great resource.

While you’re here you should schedule a photo session with RIK Photography! Call 865.908.0321 to schedule an appointment.

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It was a beautiful autumn day in the mountains and we had the ideal couple to work with for this great engagement session.


Vaishnavi and Shashank are both originally from Inda and met in college. Things must have worked out as they became engaged last year and will be married this December in Bangalore India! It’s going to be a traditional Indian wedding and we would love to be able to witness (and photograph) that wonderful event. Gatlinburg Photographers rarely get a chance to be a part of such an spectacular event, but we got the chance to participate in our own way by shooting their Engagement Session.

The leaves are still changing in the Smoky Mountains and we were able to find some color and also some unique places to photograph this great couple.They were quite adventurous with tromping through the woods, climbing on rocks and wandering around some abandoned buildings; all for the benefit of a great session.

Cheers to the soon to be newlyweds! We wish you the very best and can’t wait to see wedding photos!!!


RIK Photography /Rick King is principal photographer for a beautiful wedding venu in the Great Somky Mountins and specializes in

artistic wedding photography, engagement sessions and family portraits.

Wedding Barn at Bluff Mountain InnPINIMAGE

If you’re looking for a great engagement session location or a beautiful venue for a Gatlinburg Wedding then you should look at Bluff Mountain Inn. 865.908.0321

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What a beautiful couple and a wonderful group of family members and friends we had the privilege to photograph.  The wedding was at Brother’s Cove in Sevierville.  Wedding planners: Carles-Witt Events.  Videography:  Saunders Productions Catering: Chef’s Catering, Pigeon Forge DJ:  Air Force One Mobile DJ


Here’s a set of our favorite images set to music.  Enjoy!

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Thanks to all the beautiful couples who trusted us with the job of capturing their precious memories.  June weddings are beautiful in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.  As photographers we’re blessed to have a chance to share this most special wedding day with some really special people.  Here’s to the brides we photographed in June of 2014.  We wish all of you the very best!



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