I am so thrilled that you are here! I am Tara Kneiser. I've been photographing weddings and portraits in the East Tennessee area since 2006. Please get comfy and spend some time browsing through my website. I've curated some of my favorite images from the past years to showcase for you. If you are moved by what you see, please don't be shy! Get in touch with me and let's create something wonderful together!



WEDDING March 10, 2019

Lauren & Joe

Joe & Lauren's weekend was pretty much perfect. Their wedding day was full of those wonderful little moments that make your heart flutter, and know they're meant to be.

PORTRAIT February 26, 2019

Gavin, Melissa, Finn & Fallon

My favorite thing in the whole world is documenting kids being kids. These family portraits do a great job defending my point of view.

WEDDING February 12, 2019

Amelia & Blake

Bringing Amelia's home of Hawaii to Blake's home of East Tennessee made for a perfect match for a September wedding at RT Lodge.

PORTRAIT January 14, 2019

Hoskins Family

I remember talking to Kim about her & Garrett's wedding while I was pregnant with my daughter. My daughter is now 11. This family has been in front of my lens for over a decade, and I adore watching them grow!

WEDDING January 6, 2019

Kendall & Joe

Joe & Kendall's Fall Wedding at WindRiver really was perfect. The colors, the weather, and most importantly, the incredible attitudes made everything simply perfect.

WEDDING January 1, 2019

Best of 2018: Weddings & Engagements

The end of the year blog post is always the hardest thing for me to do, but one of my favorites as I get to relive my adventures from the previous year. Weddings really are adventures, simply bec...

PORTRAIT December 31, 2018

Best of 2018: Portraits

2018 was a lovely year that put a lot of great people in front of my camera. A present to you my favorite portraits from the past year.

WEDDING December 19, 2018

Gretchen & Nathan

Gretchen & Nathan eloped in their back yard on Saturday, and then met me for an early morning hike on Sunday. We hiked in 38 degree temps and freezing water to one of Tennessee's most beautiful waterfalls, and it was totally worth it.

PORTRAIT December 14, 2018

The Almquist Famiy

WEDDING December 8, 2018

Candace & Jillian

Congratulations to Candace & Jillian! They were married on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in September at the Quarry Venue in Knoxville with all star vendors such as Rose Moss Designs, Ogle Entertainment, Magpies, Good Golly Tamale and Chelsea's.