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Dan Watson is the owner and principal photographer of Watson Studios. He has been obsessed with photography since the age of 18 when he took a darkroom photography class in high school. After studying Photography and Studio Art at Clark University, Dan went on to teach photography for several years and then received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005.

Since 2007, Dan has been photographing weddings with a style that emphasizes the beautiful, timeless moments that are present at every wedding. Dan is passionate about weddings and his work has been featured in wedding numerous international publications such as Southern Weddings Magazine, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Ruffled, Once Wed, Weddings Unveiled, Wedding Flowers Magazine, PDN Magazine, among others. He won First Place in the Top Knots International Wedding Photography Competition for Details and Watson Studios has been voted Best Wedding Photographers in Knoxville, TN several years in a row.

As a wedding photographer, Dan has had the privilege to photograph weddings in and around Knoxville, TN, Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, Highlands, NC, Charleston, SC, New Orleans, LA, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Mendocino, CA, Napa, CA, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Naples, FL, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. We are always looking for new places to visit and photograph, so please let inquire with with us about your Tennessee wedding, out of state wedding or destination wedding.

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What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

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Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

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What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Reviews of Watson Studios

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Alexa O. Sent on 11/09/2019
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Wonderful Nashville-Based Team!

Dan and Kelly are both so kind and talented, and were a joy to work with. We booked Watson Studios more than a year and a half before our wedding date, and throughout that time they were always responsive to my many questions and thoughts. We could not be happier with our engagement and wedding photos and would highly recommend them for anyone getting married, whether in Nashville or elsewhere!
Jenny Sent on 07/09/2018
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Having Dan and his lovely wife at our wedding was like having two more friends there. They were easy to work with and the results were perfect! They captured the day in the most beautiful way. They are so incredible at what they do and as people who work in film, we were so impressed with the eye for composition, color, light, and spontaneity. Everyone looks beautiful, happy, and natural in our wedding photos. My husband says the heat was so intense and they were real troopers. He was in Starship Troopers and had to get a reference in since Dan and him are both sci-fi fans. highly recommend you use Watson Studios for all of your photography needs.
Corrie Sent on 01/02/2018
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I’ve never received so many compliments about anything as much as I did with my wedding photos! They exceeded my expectations and I’m so happy with my wedding photos:-)
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

Matthew & Alyse
27 photos · 10/24/2016
Matthew & Lauren
26 photos · 05/24/2016
John & Paige
41 photos · 04/23/2012

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Southern Knot Weddings & Floral Design Southern Knot Weddings & Floral Design Wedding Rentals

Absolutely Amazing Photographer!

Club LeConte Club LeConte Country Club Weddings

Watson-Studios has shot some absolutely beautiful pictures at Club LeConte and we love showing their work to potential clients. Their Photoblaster is so much fun too!!

Lisa Foster Floral Design Lisa Foster Floral Design Wedding Florists

Does wonderful work! Their pictures are very clear and capture the moment. Love displaying in our studio and on our social networks!


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