Make your stay extra special with a photoshoot by Nate Nelson!

Book a photoshoot with Nate by your cabin, 

on the field of Smoky Best Cabin Rental, at the creek or between the trees! 

Leave with a memory  of your amazing trip with your family and/or friends! 

Book this shoot now for only $200.00

And what about a Photography Excursion in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

Nate Nelson is licensed to do Photography Excursions in the national park, The Great Smoky Mountains! 

Book an excursion with Nate and your own camera!

Do you have a New Camera or have one for years and do you want to know how and where to make the best Photo of a black bear?

Nate can help

From basics, like how to set up your camera, to finding Caves, Tunnels, Bears, Deer, Elk, Hummingbirds, Synchronized Lightning Bugs, Lake Reflections and even a Turkey or two. 

And even if you want to shoot for the stars.... Nate makes the best MilkyWay photoshoots! 

The best part is that you are the one who will be taking some amazing shots that you can print for yourself.

There are several options available. Tours are limited to 5 people unless otherwise agreed to prior to event.

You will need:

  • DSLR camera or equal*
  • Tripod
  • Wide angle lenses
  • Telephoto lenses
  • Memory card
  • Extra charged battery
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Appropriate shoes and clothing

*(You can use a point-and-shoot camera or smart phone camera at your own risk, quality will not be good.) Nate is using a Nikon D7100 , 18-50 lens and tripod for a extra rental fee..

For Night Photography you would need:

  • Remote for camera is recommended
  • Red or colored flashlight

There are very limited stores or restaurants in the park. Wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes/hiking boots. Be aware that temperatures in the mountains can vary greatly from Pigeon Forge or other surrounding areas. Gaiters are recommended, as two types of venomous snakes (copperheads and rattlesnakes) are found in the park.


Milky way and Night photography 

$300 for 3&1/2 hours and includes a 30 minute editing class. There is a limited window of opportunity for certain night photography, please contact me to discuss what you are interested in before purchasing. The Milky Way Core is out April-Oct. however you can learn to shoot stars and Star Trails.


$500 Ask anything about making the perfect photo of your family/children, the mountains, where to look for the best animals and how to use your camera! After the day with Nate, making an amazing photo will be easier then ever!

please send us an email for more information or to book Nate Nelson for an unforgettable experience!

Just a Few photo's that Nate Nelson made...

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