Photography is a second career for Paige Ivey Evatt, who left her career as an attorney in 2018 to stay home with her two sons. “I quickly learned that staying at home is not my speed,” laughs Evatt. “My husband bought my first professional camera and encouraged me to begin shooting. His prompting to start taking photos was the birth of my business, and I love that Ivey Photo is rooted in love.”
Evatt describes herself as a “photographer for life,” saying, “I have served a family through their engagement, wedding, maternity, live birth, and family portraits.” She specializes in wedding and boudoir photography and even has a boudoir studio located in Chattanooga. Additionally, Evatt owns Ivey Photo Stationery Shoppe, which offers specialty items such as acrylic photo blocks, fine art prints, canvas wall art, and – a client favorite – luxury albums, all custom-designed by Evatt.
‘Evatt believes that relationships are key to the success of her business, which celebrates its fourth anniversary this year. As such, most of Evatt’s clients come from referrals from past clients. “I believe in building a strong connection so that I feel like a friend at your celebration rather than just another wedding vendor,” she shares.
Chattanooga is Evatt’s hometown, and she loves hosting couples who choose to have their destination wedding in the city. “Being able to serve couples as they begin their families and capturing that very important moment of their lives brings me such joy,” explains Evatt. “I am forever grateful to be a storyteller of some of the best love stories I’ve ever heard.”
Paige Ivey Evatt
PAIGE’S TOP WEDDING DAY TIPS
1. Choose your top three things that matter most to you, and let that guide your budget.
2. Dream weddings don’t just happen – they require a solid vendor team and detailed planning. Choose a solid team, and trust their insight and advice.
3. Have fun! Make it about YOU and YOUR preferences. Events that truly show off the couple are always my favorite ones to photograph.