Guide to Chattanooga Photographers

Welcome to the Guide to Chattanooga Family Photographers!

Chattanooga Photographers

Show Me A Smile Photography

Types of Photography: Child, family, and senior

I’m Nicole Blanchard of Show Me a Smile Photography. I’m a mom to four great kiddos, adventure seeker, and photographer of all things beautiful (that means you). I love strong coffee, dark chocolate, and amazing photos. You’ve come to the right place because there are lots of outstanding photographers featured here!

Photo sessions should be fun, playful, and capture the true personalities of each family member as well as family interaction. It makes my heart happy that so many of my clients tell me how much fun they had and littles don’t want our time together to be over. When you look at a photograph, you remember the feeling you had when it was taken. That’s why it’s important to me to be sure everyone is comfortable and having a great time. Of course, this makes for the best photos too!

Everyone should love their photographer, so take some time to look at websites and social media accounts, ask questions, and connect. Find someone who has the style and personality that is perfect for your family. And if I happen to be that someone, I would be honored to be a part of telling your story.


Annette Heck Photography

Annette Heck Photography

Types of Photography: Families, children, seniors, fine art school portraits, & branding.

As a mama, I understand how quickly these kiddos grow and how much life changes in a blink. Try as we might, we can’t slow down the hands of time… But. I can help you stop time, even if only for a moment. Together, we’ll capture images that preserve the heart-melting cuddles, the belly laughs, and your beautiful love. It’s these priceless, fleeting, moments you’ll relive every time you look at your images. Images you’ll treasure forever.

I’m Annette Heck and I use my experience as a photographer, homeschooling mama, & former child/family therapist to make your entire photoshoot easy and enjoyable. From booking, to outfit selections, to gallery delivery, I’ll take care of the details so you can focus on your family. My specialty is photographing wiggly, active kids. Clients love how I use play-based prompts and intentional movement to efficiently capture their family’s authentic connection and joy, even when their toddler is zipping around a mile a minute. If you know how to love on each other and play, then you are 100% ready for your photo session. Best part? You’ll create a new family memory as we create images that showcase your family’s love and joy.

Seasonal minis along with a variety of session options (including extended family, seniors, milestone, and newborn) are available. Complimentary styling consultation is also included. Subscribe for first access to minis & more: Let’s stop time and capture your family’s story through beautiful images.


Kelley Hoagland Photography

Kelley Hoagland Photograhy

Types of Photography: Family, Newborn, Senior and Classic Children’s Heirloom Portraits.

My name is Kelley Hoagland and ironically, my journey as a photographer began when I failed to schedule a newborn session for my firstborn. Oops! I was so focused on getting her here that it wasn’t on my radar.  When no one had room for a last minute booking, I took the portraits myself and was bitten by the photography bug.

So why do moms want to work with me? My clients are typically motivated by 3 reasons: 1) They value photography and specifically love my timeless, bright, warm, true-tone style. 2) They want a photographer who knows how to work with children.  With a decade of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist AND as mom of 3, I have learned many skills and tricks that I put to work to help children participate and have fun during the session. 3) They want a photographer who will collaborate with them to plan a beautiful session.  I get it: planning a location, wardrobe, posing, prepping your family, and then choosing what to do portraits afterwards is an added stressor to an already busy life. My goal is to lessen the burden by being hands on in helping guide my clients through the process.  I also offer a variety of gorgeous luxury prints, wall art and albums to choose from after the session.

Christian Michelle Photography

Christian Michelle Photography

Types of Photography: Lifestyle storytelling approach to family, maternity, newborn, and more.

Beautiful photos for Chattanooga families made fun and easy. Tell your family’s story with a lifestyle photographer who focuses on capturing genuine smiles and emotions through a fun experience for the whole family. Together, we’ll create vibrant and authentic photos that reflect your family bonds and personality. Your photo session experience will be fun and easy for everything from annual family portraits to everyday moments and milestones. Don’t settle for stiff and awkward, instead plan on a memorable experience full of laughter and special moments. You’ll walk away from our session confident and with beautiful images to share with friends and family and display in your home.



Tina Harris Photography

Types of Photography: Maternity, newborn and families

I have a home-based boutique studio located on Signal Mountain and specialize in newborn, baby, and maternity portraits. I offer my clients a very customized portrait experience that is tailored to the family’s vision for their portrait needs. I have an extensive closet of props, gowns, hats, headbands, etc. for my clients to choose from. I provide my clients with tangible artwork printed from the finest vendors in the industry. Each item is archival so it can be passed down for generations. Sessions are very stress free as I book a limited number each month to provide each client the highest level of service.


Venya Portrait Photography

Venya Portrait

Types of Photography: Posed Portrait, Newborn, Children, Mothers, Creative Portraits and Small Business Headshots.  

Hello! I’m Jessica Rajesh Pope and I own Venya Portrait. My studio specializes in high-end portraits of women and the ones they love. My work has internationally published in the Childhood Portrait category and I love creating pieces to pass down for generations to come.

Sessions in our Signal Mountain Studio include professional hair and makeup and clients have access to over 40 pieces in our studio wardrobe as well as a consultation with a professional stylist. We aim to provide a luxury experience for clients that results in the best photos they’ve ever had.


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