Where in the world (well, Greeneville) to take professional pictures...
Hello fellow East Tennesseans. Welcome to MKP! We are a group of three photographers based in Greeneville, TN. Thanks for stopping by!
Often, we get questioned on the BEST public (no cost) places to have our clients’ pictures taken. Well, we are here to give you the full scoop. Make sure you read the last one, our “secret shoot” for a fun and unique take!
*disclaimer* these are public to our knowledge;
If you should have any questions or doubts, please contact the owners to confirm.
In order of more popular to less used settings:
1) Park behind Library. Sometimes known as Big Spring Creek, we’ve never learned the actual name of this pretty place.
2) Davy Crockett Birthplace. While this is actually located in Washington Co, we find that it is too close to Greeneville not to include.
3) Doak House. Located in Tusculum, there are a few beautiful backdrops at this location.
4) Tusculum University Campus. Old buildings, beautiful greenery- what else do you need?
5) Viking Mountain. There are the ponds at the bottom of the mountain and of course the gorgeous views on top. For a more adventurous group, take a hike down to Black Stack.
6) General Morgan Inn. Their lobby is extraordinary especially around Christmas.
7) Downtown Greeneville. Depot street, more specifically. Great shots with old buildings and you can usually slide in the middle of the road with its light traffic.
8) Local creeks. I’m going to leave this broad and under one category, but seriously. Take a look at Paint Creek and Horse Creek.
9) Myers Pumpkin Patch and Farm. Now with this one, make sure you ask the owners’ permission as this is their personal family farm. Just message their Facebook page or call their publicly listed number.
10) Tusculum City Park. This is located behind Doak Elementary school. The five-mile walking trail has tons of options including some ball fields that are usually overgrown and look very pasture-like.
11) The Nolichucky Dam. We’ve taken some super fun and unique shots at this location. You’ve got rocks, water, and graffiti.
12) Andrew Johnson Homeplace. This is located across from the car museum and has the most beautiful back yard. If whipping willow trees are of interest, this is your location.
13) Hardin Park. Creek, greenery, bridge, pond.
14) Kinser Park. Huge park with so many amenities and great backdrops.
Now lastly, our secret shoot. I am going to put a few photos here and try to think of where in Greeneville they might be...
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Any ideas?! Beautiful setting, right? We’ve got bricks, we’ve got trees, we’ve got greenery in the field. It’s probably the furthest thing from what you’re thinking.
This is at Laughlin Hospital! Yep, I was taking a walk on the health trail that surrounds the hospital, and it hit me. Public property and just feet from the parking lot and walking trail.
We often try our new places such as this to show our clients that it’s not about WHERE you take the pictures- it’s the feelings, the people, the moments you capture. Don’t get too caught up on venue or scenery, but instead think about props and style of the photographer!
Thanks for reading! We hope that we've sparked some ideas for your next photo shoot in Greeneville. Feel free to contact the MKP team if you are interested in a shoot, we'd be honored to work with you.