Jenny contacted me a few months ago and wanted to have some photos of her family while they were visiting the Smoky Mountains. She was very excited to use Cades Cove! We met up in Townsend in the early morning and they followed me into the park. We stopped at several beautiful spots.

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We then headed down Hyatt Lane to bypass some of the trail. It is a great detour. I love the dirt road and spectacular mountain views. Did you notice the butterfly in the photo below?


Our next stop was at the Dan Lawson Place. It is full of the beautiful old fences that Jenny loves. A beautiful barn and cabin makes the place a great place to explore.

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Our final stop on the trail was at Carter Shields Cabin. It is my favorite little cabin. I love how small and little this place is. I love to explore the way they use to live. It is so interesting!


I had a wonderful time talking with the family and getting to know them. I hope everyone had a blast out in the Smoky Mountains! Thank you so much for choosing me to be your family’s photographer for the morning!