Recommended by 98%
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Amber Hamilton · Married on 02/09/2019
The photographer and Minister were great. While the actual ceremony was only 10-15 minutes anything and everything you would want covered during your vows was said. His anecdotes, choice of verses, and selections we were to repeat to one another fit us wonderfully. Eric was kindly patient with us both. We are not picture people. Selfies aren't part of our vocabulary and the predictable couple's photo at family functions usually ends up with us making faces at each other and goofing off. Eric talked us through the shots and soon the three of us were getting along like old friends. I honestly wasn't expecting much from our photos, not due to his skill but because of our not so photogenic ways. I was ecstatic when they came in. He managed to capture our joy in each photo.
Abbie · Married on 09/22/2018
The pictures turned out better than we could have imagined! Eric was easy to work with and about a week after the wedding our photos were ready. Highly recommend! The entire process was stress free and easy. We couldn’t be happier with the entire experience.
Tara · Married on 05/26/2018
They were amazing. Answered all of my questions, were very easy to work with, and very easy to get a hold of. Professional, patient, fun! Very satisfied. We had a 3 month old son and everyone was so patient with us and him!
Iris · Married on 05/26/2018
Really loved everything about New Beginning Photography. Eric was very helpful and service overall was everything we expected. The minister was very friendly, made us feel comfortable. The photographer was very nice, I loved the outcome of our photos!! Very satisfied with everything!! Would definitely recommend and the location and view were picture perfect!
Jessica · Married on 05/04/2018
Eric did an amazing job and took in every little detail. He was also punctual and easy to work with. The minister was probably the nicest guy we ever met. I felt like he genuinely cared about us and he was very easy to talk to. Everything was perfect.
Kristie · Married on 04/25/2018
We were very pleased with the overall experience and wouldn't have had it any other way....Rev Tom and Eric made our dream come true.
Kristy · Married on 03/16/2018
Eric is professional, easy to work with, and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. We thought the pictures and album turned out great and really captured the moment. Rev. Tom Orange was very personable and helpful during the ceremony by offering to mail our marriage license for us. The creek side setting was nice and the small waterfall added a nice touch to the photos. We have recommended New Beginnings to others we know that are planning on getting married.
T · Married on 10/27/2017
Eric was great. He helped us set everything up and picked the perfect venue for us. It was exactly what we had been looking for. It was a beautiful fall day by the creek at Ely's Mill. The pictures were beautiful and a wonderful reminder of our special day. Eric arranged for Tom Orange to officiate. They both made us feel very comfortable and seem genuinely interested in us and our wishes. They were a joy to work with. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Jennifer · Married on 10/17/2017
Cade’s Cove is an amazing ceremony site. Choosing an Elopement package from New Beginnings was the best wedding decision we made! It was an intimate, meaningful, magical experience. And the photos turned out amazing. We will cherish the memories for the rest of our lives!
Tina · Married on 07/21/2017
We had a wonderful experience with New Beginnings! They were attentive to the pics we wanted and very professional and patient! Great pics and beautiful views would recommend to anyone!
Gabriela · Married on 07/02/2017
New Beginnings Photography is a great option for those doing an elopement We did the Mountain View # 1 location on July 2 the location was amazing and so beautiful. Jim the minister did a great job and just made us feel so comfortable. Eric was excellent and our photos turned out more beautiful than we ever expected. Everything exceeded our expectations in pretty much every way and would recommend New Beginnings Photography to anyone.
Angela · Married on 07/02/2017
The Minister was very friendly and the photographer was very helpful. We got married at the overlook in the Great Smoky Mountains National park and it was beautiful. As Eric mentioned we were in a public space and but everyone was respectful of the area we were utilizing. The personal website he creates once you book your wedding has a lot of good information. Very professional!
Stephanie · Married on 06/10/2017
We were very pleased with the entire experience of eloping. The Minister was professional and personable and the photographer was very easy to socialize with. Our pictures are beautiful!!
Lois · Married on 05/20/2017
Eric just did our wedding. First the gentleman whom preformed the ceremony was great. Am sorry I can't remember is name. But he made us feel very comfortable. Loved that he gave us a copy of the vows for momentous. Eric was excellent, he took his time making sure that we were relaxed. We felt that he made sure he was getting great pictures. We have not seen them, since only had wedding 2 days ago. But know they will be great. The venue, Creek Side, was everything we hoped for. We highly recommend Eric to anyone.
Eric we want to thank you again for everything. Your package made for a simple process since we were coming from out of town, but your professionalism and care made it extra special.
Lois & Don
Stacey · Married on 10/07/2016
Eric was fantastic. Our location was even more spectacular than we could have imagined. Choosing a photographer and location without meeting in person can be nerve wracking but you will not be disappointed with Eric. Our families were impressed with how easy going Eric was and he made everyone so relaxed. Our pictures were beautiful, the officiant was great, & our location was so perfect. The price was more than reasonable for everything we received.
Penny · Married on 10/01/2016
The minister went above and beyond what we expected. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Very professional. The photographer made everything perfect. Very professional, kind and genuinely caring about wedding pictures. We would definitely recommend New Beginning Photography to all of our friends. Thank you again for everything
Brian · Married on 09/22/2016
We made the right choice having Eric be our photographer. He was on time, professional, came directly to our cabin and then went with us to a mountain view site - at each place his photographs captured everything we wanted. The picture quality is amazing, and the photo album that he put together for us is top notch. My wife and I are happy with every aspect of the services Eric provided, we cannot recommend him enough to anyone looking for a wedding photographer in the Smokies!
Kristy · Married on 09/21/2016
Great photos great service! Would recommend!!!
Justin · Married on 09/04/2016
We would not have changed a thing about what we planned and how it turned out. We planned a Labor Day wedding and expected to deal with crowds, and that was the only thing that was less than ideal. We appreciate the service and end result of our day tremendously. Thanks so much for your patience, time, and professionalism. We will never forget our day and you guys helped make it so.
David · Married on 06/22/2016
Exceeded our expectations in pretty much every way. Thanks so much!
Lorin · Married on 05/21/2016
Eric with New Beginnings Photography was absolutely great! He was so easy to work with and went above and beyond for us to make sure our pictures and day was great! I recommend him to anyone!
Kimberly · Married on 04/24/2016
I would recommend everyone to use new beginnings for their Tennessee wedding. It was the best experience ever. I can't wait to renew my vows there in 10 years.
Michelle · Married on 04/09/2016
Eric was amazing. Everything was easy and hassle free. We booked the location we wanted and after that we just showed up! It was perfect!
Veronica · Married on 03/15/2016
Very easy to book, Eric worked well with me through email and over the phone. I have no complaints whatsoever. The experience was amazing.
Kathleen · Married on 07/04/2015
Eric is a real professional and a pleasure to work with. When my fiance popped the question in late June and we decided to elope, I spent hours trying to find a wedding officiant who would come to our Gatlinburg cabin and marry us on the 4th of July. No one was available, so I started searching for a photographer instead and thought we would have to settle for a courthouse wedding. I loved Eric's portfolio and got in touch. He replied promptly and answered all my questions. (Best of all, he lined up an officiant for our civil ceremony who came to our cabin and did a wonderful job!) Driving into Gatlinburg, Eric kept us informed of what we would have to do to get our license on the holiday weekend. On the 4th, Eric was right on time (I wasn't!) and was totally professional. Instead of just standing around waiting for me to fix my broken shoe, Eric scouted the forest around the cabin for photo locations and found some lovely ones. He's very good at working with his subjects and getting flattering poses from them. There were literally no "bad" photos and we ended up purchasing every one of them. Our photos were ready on time, and they were very affordable. I've never been married before (and I've certainly never planned a wedding in 5 days before!) and I couldn't have pulled it all off without Eric's help. I can't recommend him highly enough.