SnapKnot would like to welcome Gatlinburg Photo, the newest addition to our Gatlinburg, Tennessee photographers! Casie Raines, the photographer, loves the create dramatic wedding photos that is sure to please all of her clients. Get to know Casie a little better:
1) Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Casie Raines. I am a native of East TN. I have been in love with photography for over 18 years now. I currently photograph around 20+ small weddings per month and photograph an average of 3 large wedding events per month.
2) Why did you choose to become a photographer?
I chose to become a photographer because it allows me to express the fun and artistic side of myself. It allows me the opportunity to make friends and meet all types of people which I really enjoy. I also like working for myself.
3) How long have you been a photographer?
Just over 18 years now!
4) How would you classify your style of photography?
Balanced – to put it in one word. I mix both classy traditional, candid, & modern dramatic styles to satisfy the pickiest of clients.
5) Who or what are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level?
Sal Cincotta & Jerry Ghionis
6) Do you have any good wedding stories?
Yes, a few. How much time do you have?
7) What’s your preferred type of camera equipment?
Cannon is my brand!
8) What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer?
Be realistic. If you want someone who is experienced and a photographer that gets your style keep in mind that you may have to do some searching for that person & some budget expansion. Suddenly we encounter the couples that want it all on the cheap. Plan ahead we book up fast.
9) Any fun personal facts we should know about you?
I love to sing (think princess Fiona from Far Far Away)! I like to keep my couples laughing and having a good time. Late at night when our editing staff is working beyond normal business hours, we all develop really crazy personalities… It gets us through the night!
Anything else to add about yourself, the wedding industry, photography, brides, grooms, etc?
Check out some of my featured photography at www.FlowerMountainWedding.com
This is a wedding venue that my husband and I own. We designed it with the photography side of the wedding in mind. In our wedding industry we mostly photograph weddings that have 30 or less guests, very small, intimate and fun. Several times a month I photograph weddings that have 50-120 guests at our Flower Mountain Estate Venue which is described as county elegant. My husband John and I love building relationships with our clients and keeping up with them when they visit our area and expand their family.