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


It’s always fun to work with Julie and Janene,  Carles – Witt Events.  They’re great folks and really know how to work with their clients on weddings and special events.

Nikki and Brad were a fun couple to work with and you could really see the love that this family shares.  Congratulations to the happy couple!  Here’s a preview with some of the many images taken at Nikki and Brad’s wedding at Gatlinburg Falls.

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Gatlinburg Family PhotographerFor fun and unique family photography in Gatlinburg you should contact RIK Photography.  Our beautiful five acre outdoor studio is a great location to have excellent backdrops for your family including individual portraits of kids, parents, couples and all together.  We’ve been told we were the best family photographers in Gatlinburg and we’d like the opportunity to prove that to you.  Just email or call us at 865.908.0321 to discuss the possibilities and plan your session. We also are available to photograph your family members in the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas such as Maryville, Townsend, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Cosby.  We love to hike in the park, so if you’re looking for some really unique photo opportunities taking the family on a hike in the mountains would be a great choice.

      The images above were taken while following a three year old around and capturing moments when she looked her best.  Although you can get some of these shots with an iphone or a point and shoot camera, for the best photographs of your family that you will cherish forever it’s best to hire a professional photographer with professional equipment.  A portrait does not have to be made in a studio with lots of lights and constantly trying to get the attention of the kid you’re trying to photograph.  The best photos come from catching them doing what they do, being themselves.  Those are the memories you’ll always have of them.  Catching those moments is our specialty.

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It may sound like we’re bragging, but we are some of the best photographers in Gatlinburg.  Having photographed hundreds and hundreds of weddings, we have over 700 reviews on the professional photography website, Pictage.  We invite you to look through our reviews by going the the Photographer Reviews link on Pictage. The bottom line is that we love what we do here at RIK Photography.  We have fun with our clients.  We try and find new and unique poses and locations whenever possible, and just happen to be in one of the most beautiful places in the world; about 20 miles from the borders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are so many wonderful places for photographs in that park and also in the surrounding areas; Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, Sevierville, Maryville, Asheville… it’s a long list. If you’re open for an adventure lets book a photo session on a hiking trail!  We love to hike and there are so many scenic spots that most people never see.  Rivers, waterfalls, cascades, mountain tops, scenic vistas and more.  Some of the original houses where people lived here back in the 1800s – 1940s are still there and available to walk through and pose for photos.  Look at the National Park link above to get some ideas.

For urban sessions we typically go to Knoxville where there are plenty of parks, unique looking shops, fountains, streets and alleys to hide away and get some fun shots.  Market Square is a particular favorite of ours.  Great restaurants, fountains, statues and often live entertainment gives us excellent atmosphere for engagement or couple’s sessions.  Senior sessions are great fun.  You can visit the Smoky Mountains for a vacation and while you’re here have your high school senior photos made in places that will be completely unique and different from everyone elses photos. Give us a call at 865.908.0321 to discuss a custom session and let’s talk about your ideas.

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Spring is in the mountain air and so is love for this fun, vibrant couple! From their festive blue and green matching Chuck Taylor’s, to their April Fool’s humor, Patricia and Micah brought such life to their special day. The love they have for each other shines through each and every photo. It was such a pleasure (and fun!) working with these two on their beautiful Smoky Mountain wedding.
Congratulations Patricia and Micah!
Here is to many, many years of April Fool’s Days!

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