Jaime Smialek of Our Ampersand Photo is a wedding photographer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jaime services the local area including Chattanooga, Nashville, and Atlanta. Jaime often photographs destination weddings across the U.S. and worldwide. She specializes in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, emotional wedding photography.

          HI, I'M JAIME.

          First, it’s important we get to know each other to make sure we’re a good fit cause trust me, it matters. I’ll go first.

          I believe in creating photos that look and feel like you. I believe with every ounce of my being that you don’t have to buy into the wedding bull shit that the day must be a blur of stress filled with obligations. Nope!  I believe in breaking the rules. I believe in couples taking the concept and framework of weddings and making it their own. I find great joy in creating something meaningful for others while making sure their wedding is as fun and stress-free as possible.

          I am based in Chattanooga, Tennessee tucked in at the foot of Lookout Mountain. I have spent the last decade traveling and telling love stories. I have had the honor of shooting in Paris, Los Angeles, Portland, North Carolina, Joshua Tree, Chicago, Blue Ridge, Atlanta, Nashville, Austria, Knoxville, Florida, Greece, Louisville, NYC, Maryland, Michigan, San Fransico, Colorado, Oxford, and Ireland, just to name a few!

          Storytelling has become a part of the fabric of who I am.

          The wild moments, the quiet ones, and the magic that happens in-between.