smokymountainphotography Photos & Videos

5 days ago

How many species of dragonfly do you think are in the states? I’ve managed to get photos of 10 different species in the Smokies, 5 in New Orleans, and 4 in Florida. I’ve only scratched the tip of the iceberg, and I can’t wait to find more. . . . #smokymountains #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokeymountains #greatsmokies #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemoments #smokymountainphotography #mountains #nature #stephenwenzelphotography #sawphotography #dragonfly #dragonflies

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6 days ago

This picture may not seem like a lot, but it’s very meaningful to me on my photography journey. Here’s why: This is the bird that sparked my interest in photography. It landed on my windowsill when I was 15 back at home in the Smokies. I was amazed that there were birds like this there, and I wondered what else I could find. At first, I didn’t do photography but I kept a drawing journal with a document of the bird’s behavior. Then, I decided that I wanted to show my “discoveries” to the public, starting my journey. . It is very hard to get photos of Northern Flickers for me. They almost always seem to be one step ahead and spot me before I see them, despite my preparation. It may be because I’m very tall 🤷🏻‍♂️ This is one of the better pictures that I have. . . . #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokeymountains #greatsmokies #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemoments #smokymountainphotography #mountains #nature #stephenwenzelphotography #sawphotography #northernflicker

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1 week ago

College is coming up soon for many people my age! This little bug is here to remind you to hang in there. You can do whatever you set your mind to. I’m heading out on Friday for my first semester of sophomore year. I’m taking a lot of science classes as well as a photography class! This will be my first official photography class, so wish me luck. My goal is to help you gain a stronger appreciation for nature through my photos, and this class will help me with that goal. . . #smokymountains #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokeymountains #greatsmokies #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemoments #smokymountainphotography #mountains #nature #stephenwenzelphotography #sawphotography

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1 week ago

But like, seriously. Tell me that this shouldn't be in some ad somewhere, maybe for like an outdoorsy Target collection—for the amount of times we go there to roam around after having one too many margs at On the Border. 😎 . . . Thank you to @erinm_photography for making us look super chill and feel like a couple of cool kids when we're really a pair of dorks. 🤓 . . . #toinfinitietzandbefronda #knoxvilleweddingphotographer #smokymountainphotography #weddingphotography #engagementphotos #lgbtq #loveislove #coolkids #handinmypocket #pocketfullofmyhand #chimneysarecool

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2 weeks ago

اور کیا دیکھنے کو باقی ہے آپ سے دل لگا کے دیکھ لیا ۔ فیض

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2 weeks ago

Step 1. Bring your family to the #SmokyMountains . . Step 2. Hire ME!! 😉📸 . . Step 3. HAVE FUN, and make once in a lifetime memories you’ll have captured forever!!

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2 weeks ago

Step 1. Bring your family to the #SmokyMountains . . Step 2. Hire ME!! 😉📸 . . Step 3. HAVE FUN, and make once in a lifetime memories you’ll have captured forever!!

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2 weeks ago

Step 1. Bring your family to the #SmokyMountains . . Step 2. Hire ME!! 😉📸 . . Step 3. HAVE FUN, and make once in a lifetime memories you’ll have captured forever!!

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2 weeks ago

There’s not much better than a fun wedding reception!! 💃🏼🕺🏻. . More images from this epic #mountaintopwedding on our profile!!

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2 weeks ago

"Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you. Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you. But in your dreams whatever they be. Dream a little dream of me." 😴 Such a dreamy song if I do say so myself. And he's such a dreamy guy if I also do say so as well. . . . Can we just take a moment to thank @erinm_photography for getting those sunbeams? 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 And true story, someone is standing in the middle of a river to take this, and it's not me or Josh. 🤔 . . . #toinfinitietzandbefronda #knoxvilleweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #engagementphotos #smokymountainphotography #lgbtq #loveislove #lightingissogood #joshalmostfellintotheriver

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2 weeks ago

Looking back, the weekend flew by! Where has summer gone? Well, hope everyone has a wonderful week! Can I encourage you real quick with one thing please? There are so many people in our little worlds that are sick and having a rough go of it that could use a word of encouragement or maybe even a phone call and a prayer. Whose on your radar today? ❤️🙏🏻 #cadescovephotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #nanpapix #bestnatureshots #landscapephotography #landscape_captures #explore #outdoorlife #landscapes #capturelandscapes #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life

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2 weeks ago

Pellucid: allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent. Clarity: clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity. In photography something that photographers desire to achieve in their photographs is pellucidity and clarity. We want to display for our viewers the clearest image for their enjoyment. Sometimes though parts of the scene are not perfectly clear and there are hindrances that keep all the elements from coming into complete and clear view so we settle with what we get. At times that can be appealing. At other times it can be detrimental in the end result. In the world we live in this same thing happens. Things are set before us that on the surface have appeal physically or philosophically but aren’t what they are perceived to be. An example of this in my life was the 60’s and 70’s when there was such a departure from the way of life in the 50’s and young people had their way obscured by a new culture. The appeal was strong and so were the consequences for many. The same is true today. “In photography, exposure is the amount of light which reaches your camera sensor or film. It is a crucial part of how bright or dark your pictures appear.” The same can be said about life. How much light is getting in or how much light is the darkness keeping out? What brings clarity into your life? What enables you to see life as it really is? “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭ Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday! 😊 #cadescovephotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #nanpapix #bestnatureshots #landscapephotography #landscape_captures #explore #outdoorlife #landscapes #capturelandscapes #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #smokiesfriends @smokiesfriends

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3 weeks ago

We bump (butt?) heads sometimes about whether or not something was a musical or a movie first. But we're always down to make up, bump hips, and drink a marg (or three). 🍹 . . . We may or may not be in love with our photographer @erinm_photography because of either 1. Her amazing shooting style 2. Her similar love of margs/tequila 3. Both 1 and 2. . . . #toinfinitietzandbefronda #knoxvilleweddingphotographer #smokymountainphotography #weddingphotography #engagementphotos #lgbtq #loveislove #margaritas #hipbumps

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3 weeks ago

A lot of things make me smile: Margaritas, a good Excel spreadsheet, my Riley-pup, Pokémon, a baby's laugh. But this guy kissing my cheek right here, he makes me smile the biggest—sometimes to the point of tears. And trust me, I'm going to be a mess on our big day. 😭😭😭 . . . You know what also makes me smile? Amazing photographers like @erinm_photography who can capture really genuine moments like this. 📷 . . . #toinfinitietzandbefronda #knoxvilleweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #engagementphotos #smokymountainphotography #lgbtq #loveislove #yesisaidexcelspreadsheets

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3 weeks ago

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present the first of many photos that I will be posting from our engagement shoot with the incredibly talented, super down-to-earth, willing to hop in a river for a photo @erinm_photography ! It was truly an amazing experience and I am OBSESSED with how all these photos came out! 😍😍😍 Gushing has started and probably won't stop. 🤷🏻‍♂️ . . . #toinfinitietzandbefronda #lgbtq #loveislove #engagementphotos #smokymountains #smokymountainphotography #weddingphotography #248days

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3 weeks ago

Emerts Cove Covered Bridge in the Smoky Mountains of Sevierville, TN has some of the most intricate architecture of any covered bridge I’ve seen. It is named for Frederick Emert, a Revolutionary War soldier and first settler of this area. It spans the Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River, which is said to be the cleanest river east of the Mississippi. #emertscove #emertscoveredbridge #emertscovecoveredbridge #coveredbridge #coveredbridges #coveredbridgesofinstagram #coveredbridges_mpf #smokymountains #smokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #visitthesmokies #smokies #smokymountainphotography #easttennessee #tennesseephotographer #easttennesseephotographer #wanderlust #getoutside #getoutdoors #optoutside #explore #outdoors #exploretennessee #theonlytennisee #iphonephotography #iphonephoto #iphonephotographer #iphonephotos #tnphotographer

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3 weeks ago

This is my first ever Red Crossbill. Below are some facts from the “Sibley Guide to Birds” if interested. Have a great day! 😊 Uncommon and very irregular. Always in flocks. Feeds on conifer seeds and almost never seen away from pines or other conifers. Larger than House and Purple Finches; relatively large-headed and short-tailed. Bill size varies with population. Rather dark reddish or greenish overall, with plain dark wings and tail. RED CROSSBILL CALL TYPES Recent research shows that there are at least nine discrete populations, or types, of Red Crossbill, possibly representing nine separate species. Each type wanders erratically in search of its preferred food, often co-occurring with other types. Most are not reliably distinguished in the field and should be identified only by careful analysis of tape-recorded flight calls. Note that intermediate calls do occur and rare individuals give calls of two different types; some are simply unidentifiable. Average differences in size, range, and food preferences also provide clues that may be useful for identification. (Sibley) #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #birds #birdsofinstagtam #pocket_birds #nuts_about_birds @feather_perfection #feather_perfection #birdextreme #udog_feathers #cornellarbofornithology @cornellabofornithology @feather_perfection #your_best_birds #birds_adored #bb_ig_ig #best_birds_of_ig #bird_brilliance #bestbirdshots #allmightybirds #anythingfeathered #audobonsociety #splendid_birds   #yearofthebird #birdofthemonth #birdyourworld #thebirdnature

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3 weeks ago

When we have each other we have everything ♥️♥️♥️ This mini session was interrupted by a 30 minute thunderstorm but that led to my joining the family in their van. I got to hear how Morgan and her husband met, I learned that Luke likes to spell, and that Samuel really likes fart jokes. I had a blast with this gorgeous, loving family. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #knoxvillephotographer #beyondthewanderlust #lookslikefilm #knoxvillefamilyphotographer #dearphotographer #lifestylephotography #goldenhour #candidchildhood #simplychildren #goldenglow #familysession #lifewellcaptured #humansofjoy #ig_motherhood #thefamilycollective #letthembekids #knoxvillefamilyphotography #wildandbravelittles #siblinghoodlove #ourcandidlife #gatlinburgfamilyphotographer #gatlinburgphotographer #gatlinburgphotography #smokymountainphotography #smokymountainfamilyphotography #smokymountainfamilyphotographer #pigeonforgephotographer #pigeonforgefamilyphotographer #oakridgefamilyphotographer #maryvillefamilyphotographer

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3 weeks ago

When we have each other we have everything ♥️♥️♥️ This mini session was interrupted by a 30 minute thunderstorm but that led to my joining the family in their van. I got to hear how Morgan and her husband met, I learned that Luke likes to spell, and that Samuel really likes fart jokes. I had a blast with this gorgeous, loving family. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #knoxvillephotographer #beyondthewanderlust #lookslikefilm #knoxvillefamilyphotographer #dearphotographer #lifestylephotography #goldenhour #candidchildhood #simplychildren #goldenglow #familysession #lifewellcaptured #humansofjoy #ig_motherhood #thefamilycollective #letthembekids #knoxvillefamilyphotography #wildandbravelittles #siblinghoodlove #ourcandidlife #gatlinburgfamilyphotographer #gatlinburgphotographer #gatlinburgphotography #smokymountainphotography #smokymountainfamilyphotography #smokymountainfamilyphotographer #pigeonforgephotographer #pigeonforgefamilyphotographer #oakridgefamilyphotographer #maryvillefamilyphotographer

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3 weeks ago

When we have each other we have everything ♥️♥️♥️ This mini session was interrupted by a 30 minute thunderstorm but that led to my joining the family in their van. I got to hear how Morgan and her husband met, I learned that Luke likes to spell, and that Samuel really likes fart jokes. I had a blast with this gorgeous, loving family. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #knoxvillephotographer #beyondthewanderlust #lookslikefilm #knoxvillefamilyphotographer #dearphotographer #lifestylephotography #goldenhour #candidchildhood #simplychildren #goldenglow #familysession #lifewellcaptured #humansofjoy #ig_motherhood #thefamilycollective #letthembekids #knoxvillefamilyphotography #wildandbravelittles #siblinghoodlove #ourcandidlife #gatlinburgfamilyphotographer #gatlinburgphotographer #gatlinburgphotography #smokymountainphotography #smokymountainfamilyphotography #smokymountainfamilyphotographer #pigeonforgephotographer #pigeonforgefamilyphotographer #oakridgefamilyphotographer #maryvillefamilyphotographer

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3 weeks ago

On Monday this week while praying for someone I was so moved that they really needed some hope. Do you know what I mean? Have you ever had a sense of hopelessness? Need a break in the clouds? I’ve prayed and thought about this all week. Here’s what the dictionary says about hope: hope 1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best 2. to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence. When a doctor looks you in the eyes and says “I’m sorry there’s no cure but we’ll do what we can” hopelessness can set in and be overwhelming. Where do you you go mentally, emotionally when things appear hopeless? What does your heart tell you to rely on or in whom to rely on when you finally are in a situation when there seems to be no concrete answers? Have you been there? Do you know? Listen to this passage of scripture in Eugene Peterson’s language. “When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us.” Hebrews‬ ‭6:1-20‬ ‭MSG‬‬ In my personal experience what that means as much as I appreciate doctors, medicine, medical technology, science, etc they don’t have the last word regarding my life and the longevity of it. God does and not only my life but my family’s and my friend’s and everyone else. That’s where and in Whom I find hope. My best for your Sunday! 😊 #cadescovephotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life

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4 weeks ago

This little guy is eyeing a cherry tree after its mother. At about six months old you wonder how much they’re learning each day as they follow and watch their mother as she leads them through this crazy wild world they live in. Are they just frolicking around and having fun or are they stressed and nervous like mom at times as they stand up on their hind feet to see what danger is about? Some of both I expect. How often do they get to rest and get a nap in? When does mom stop searching for food so they can nurse? When do they start trying to find a safe place to spend the night? Do they return to the same tree each evening or is there a new shelter each day to keep other predators from finding them? Will they even make it to that dreaded day, one they aren’t even aware of at this time, when mom turns on them and sends them away to be on their own? Maybe life isn’t too awfully heavy at this point and they can have fun and just be cute. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! 😊 #smokymountainbears #blackbears #bears #bearcubs #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #animalelite #extreme_wildlife #wildlifephotography #exclusive_wildlife #canon #canonphotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #nanpapix #bestnatureshots #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #smokiesfriends @smokiesfriends

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4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

I’m such a sucker for twinkle lights 😍💡✨

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I’m such a sucker for twinkle lights 😍💡✨

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1 month ago

I’m such a sucker for twinkle lights 😍💡✨

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1 month ago

Full Day 2 in Pigeon Forge. Started looking for 2 covered bridges and found 1. Ended up in Cherokee NC before giving up finding #2. Bad GPS Cooridinates

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1 month ago

smoky.

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1 month ago

“Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.” Christian counselors report that 50 percent of people who come in for counseling have problems dealing with anger. Scripture says, “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” Why does scripture say get over your anger before the sun sets? The rest of the verse shows why “and do not give the devil a foothold” Ephesians‬ ‭4:26-27‬. The keeping of anger through the darkness of night, is giving place to the devil, the prince of darkness, Ephesians 6:12. Sometimes we are rightfully angry but listen to this. "If you have been provoked and have had your spirits greatly discomposed, and if you have bitterly resented any affront that has been offered, before night calm and quiet your spirits, be reconciled to the offender, and let all be well again: Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. If it burn into wrath and bitterness of spirit, O see to it that you suppress it speedily.” ref. Matthew Henry. If you are angry at God or man can I encourage you today to let it go before the sun goes down tonight. It will change who you are if you stop holding on to anger and bitterness. Wishing you a wonderful day! 😊🙏 #sunset #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #nanpapix #bestnatureshots #landscapephotography #landscape_captures #explore #outdoorlife #landscapes #capturelandscapes #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life

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1 month ago

Vacation full day 1, 6 days left

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1 month ago

Vacation pictures from Day 1 in the smokies

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1 month ago

This picture is from a month ago when there was concern that this gal had lost one of her three cubs. Yesterday I saw her and it was confirmed. She only has two now. A friend also told me yesterday another of the mothers we’re so fond of had lost one of her three as well. There’s just so many perils in the wild it’s amazing any of them make it. There’s a lot of perils in our world too. Many things can go wrong and drastically change the direction of one’s life. A simple doctors visit can change your world in an instant. If someone that’s sick or going through a rough time comes to your mind right now while your reading this will you stop and pray for them. Perhaps pray that God will grant them grace to be made well. 🙏🏻 Thank you! Have a great weekend everyone! 😊 #smokymountainbears #blackbears #bears #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #animalelite #extreme_wildlife #wildlifephotography #exclusive_wildlife #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #nanpapix #bestnatureshots #landscapephotography #landscape_captures #explore #outdoorlife #landscapes #capturelandscapes #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life

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