Just a candid shot of the foliage that is peaking up in the Great Smoky Mountains in the Gatlinburg area.
Comment and tell me your favorite fall color! ❤
There’s defiantly an old gem deep inside the Great Smoky Mountains right in the heart of Cades Cove. Anytime I am going through the cove I always have to stop and photograph this amazing little white church that dates back to the late 1820s. Cades Cove is located near Townsend, TN in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it is a beautiful valley (like you have never seen before) that you can drive through, one way. Cades Cove is an 11 mile loop. Settlers first arrived in Cades Cove in the early 1820s. There is a lot of history there and many historical places to photograph as well as visit. I believe Cades Cove has almost 2 million visitors a year and is one of the most popular destinations in the Smoky Mountains, so that means all us photographers better get out to the Cove early in the morning! 🙂
If you are going to photograph the cove, I do recommend going right at sunrise or before so you are the first to enter into the cove. There is beautiful lighting and fog that hits the cove and makes it so beautiful to photograph only in the morning. The fog slips through the trees and path, which makes a wonderful photo and is the most iconic. Many deers run through the valley and give you an easy view to photograph them. Of course there are bears too and much more wildlife!
One of my favorite animals to see in the Smoky Mountains is the deer! They usually are mostly spotted in Cades Cove, which is wear I discovered this Mom and baby deer playing joyfully together, near Spark Lane. It was so much fun to watch the baby deer run up and down and watch his Mom chase after him. They played together for a good while. I shot this photo with my Canon 1DX Mark ii with my 70-200mm lens with my 1.2 Extender. They were the only deer I saw on my trips up to the Smokies this year that I got to photograph up close. I have never had the chance to shoot the deer so close.
I have been doing a lot of athletic wear photography in the past few weeks. Here is a first look at my recent photos I shot with Original Piece and their newly launched fitness line! There is more to come with more outfit changes. I had so much fun with this shoot and adding in some creativity to it. You can shop Original Piece’s athletic wear in-store, and soon on their website. Catch my athletic photography on their via social media, along with my other snap shots!