Celladora Wedding Photography | Nashville based wedding photographers
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Celladora Wedding Photography

Led by award-winning professional photographer John Yates, Celladora is a team of Nashville TN’s top wedding photographers. We are passionate about capturing weddings, engagements and elopements.  We specialize in photojournalistic storytelling and love photographing everything from small elopements to backyard barns to elegant high end weddings.  John and his team are based in Nashville, TN and travel all over the world to document and photograph weddings.  Contact us today to see if your date is available.

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Our Approach to Wedding Photography

We won’t over pose you (constantly telling you to tilt your head painfully to the side) or force you to stare into our cameras for 4 hours on your wedding day while you conjure up fake smile after fake smile. What we will do is put you in fabulous light and document the story of your wedding day!


Not a huge fan of having your photo taken (for hours at a time)?  No problem!  Most of our couples really don’t like having their picture taken (until they meet us!).  We specialize in capturing real, authentic, BEAUTIFUL moments that celebrate your love.


If that sounds like what you are looking for go ahead and contact us so we can setup a time to chat over some coffee or drinks.  Your search for an awesome Nashville wedding photographer is over! 😍📷

What our clients have to say…

Recent Wedding Stories

Becky + Alex

Green Door Gourmet | Nashville, TN

I had been looking forward to Becky and Alex’s wedding since I met them earlier this year for their engagement photos.  Green Door Gourmet was the perfect backdrop for their wedding.  There are so many beautiful (and DIY) details that make this day so special.   Everyone that Becky and Alex chose to surround themselves with on their wedding day totally made the experience so filled with joy.  Everyone was present and in the moment throughout all parts of the day.  Click here to see the full story of their wedding day!

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Nicole + Kevin

Cedarwood Weddings | Nashville, TN

You would be hard pressed to find a better day than what Nicole and Kevin had for their wedding.  Cedarwood was the perfect venue and backdrop for their ceremony and reception.  Everything from the flowers, to the cake, to the ceremony site decoration looked gorgeous and complimented Nicole and Kevin so well.  There were several unique elements throughout the day that really made their wedding a day to remember.  See their beautiful Cedarwood Wedding photographs here.

Robert + Alyssa

Elopement | Barcelona, Spain

Robert and Alyssa were already married when they contacted me, but they didn’t have any portraits from their wedding day.  I wasn’t planning on doing any “work” while I was in Spain celebrating my birthday but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to photograph this adorable couple in such an amazing city.  I’m so glad I got to meet them as they showed me sights in their city that I wouldn’t have gotten to see otherwise.  Plus they got me to try Octopus!  We had such a fun time adventuring around Barcelona together.  Click here to see their portraits from our time adventuring around Barcelona.

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Dawn + Keith

Opryland Hotel | Nashville, TN

Dawn and Keith’s wedding was so beautiful.  The spot that Dawn and Keith choose for their wedding, The Magnolia Courtyard at the Gaylord Opryland was perfect for them. After the ceremony Dawn and Keith and I explored Opryland and got some amazing photos before heading off to the reception.  See their beautiful Opryland Hotel wedding photographs here

Emily + Albert

Ravenswood Mansion | Brentwood, TN

In meeting this gorgeous bride for the first time, she described her bridal style as old Hollywood glamour which included a birdcage veil.  My heart could not contain the excitement of photographing these gorgeous lovebirds on their wedding day!  Emily and Albert are both professional dancers in Dallas, Texas and have traveled all over to perform.  They stumbled upon the beautiful Ravenswood Mansion while taking engagement portraits in Nashville and quickly decided to have their wedding in Nashville instead of in Dallas.  Click here to see the full story of their wedding day!

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Amy + Tara

Travellers Rest | Nashville, TN

Amy and Tara’s wedding was such a special celebration of their love for each other.  I loved that they chose to get ready together but kept their dresses as a surprise from each other.  This made their first look really fun and a great reveal.  I absolutely love all of the details from their wedding from the beautiful bouquets (which were unique to each of their personalities), their matching TOMS and all of the decorations at Travellers Rest!  Click here to see the full story of their wedding day.

Andrea + Ted

The aVenue | Nashville, TN

After speaking with Andrea and Ted I knew that there wedding was going to be a very fun event with lots of special details (the exact type of wedding we love to photography!).  When I met them on their wedding day I felt like I already knew them and they treated me and my team like we had been friends for a long time.  Andrea and Ted’s bridesmaids and groomsmen were so much fun and made the day very memorable from the morning when we first started taking photos all the way through to the end of the reception.  Click here to see the full story of their wedding day!

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Brian + Jenna

Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN

Brian and Jenna’s wedding was styled so beautifully and elegantly.  Watching the Nashville fireworks was a really magical experience from the deck of Cannery Ballroom.  I also loved Brian’s reaction when he saw his bride walking down the aisle!  Click here to see the full story of their wedding day.

Gomi + Nneka

Cloisters Castle | Towson, MD

When we met Gomi and Nneka it felt like seeing some old friends again that we hadn’t seen in awhile.  Gomi and Nneka met in Nigeria and it was so fun seeing all of the different cultural influences come together perfectly to celebrate their love for each other.  Cloisters Castle provided the perfect backdrop for their reception complete with elaborate staircases, beautiful gardens and even suits of armor!  Click here to see the full story of their wedding day!

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Kasey + Rocky

Beach House | Destin, FL

What could be more perfect than a multi-day celebration/party in a gorgeous destination, that culminates in a beautiful ceremony where the couple is surrounded by their closest family and friends?  This beautiful destination wedding had it all!  Fireworks, jumping in the ocean, lots of dancing and some karaoke.  Not to mention a gorgeous beach house and super fun couple!  Click here to see the full story of their wedding day.

Taylor + Will

Front Porch Farms | Charlotte, TN

Taylor and William’s wedding at Front Porch Farms had a relaxed, rustic, garden and natural feel. There was an on going peach theme throughout with baskets of fresh peaches and shades of peaches in the decor.  Click here to see more from this beautifully styled wedding.

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