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Carlton Family 2022 | Christmas Photos at the Chattanooga Choo Choo

Pardon me boy… it’s THE Chattanooga Choo Choo!! The sweet Carlton family met me at this local icon for their 2022 Christmas family session, and this Chattanoogan AND Christmas lover was obsessed!! Let’s just say, we had our fare, and just a trifle to spare (google the song, you won’t regret it – or ever forget it). Keep reading for some super Christmasy family photos at the Chattanooga Choo Choo!

When Sarah called me up and said they were looking for Christmas photos, we originally planned for a snow machine session (join the email list – it’s coming to minis in 2023!). However, the weather was not cooperative for that at all. Wah wah. Almost…

Nothing could be finer

So we changed gears, started looking for indoor options, and very quickly landed on the iconic Choo Choo area in downtown Chattanooga. Since this location always has a LOT going on at Christmas, I made a quick call to ask for photo permission – and it was an easy yes! The folks at the Choo Choo could not have been easier to work with.

Before we move on, yes… that is a gif of the classic Chattanooga Choo Choo song and dance. You’re welcome. This place is famous, y’all! And, it’s beautiful. Especially at Christmas!! I have been lucky to have taken photos on the Choo Choo property many times over the years (of various types including prom, seniors, and even wedding portraits!). But this was my first Choo Choo holiday session!

If you want Christmas, you’ll find it here. And for indoor or semi-indoor photos, it’s a great choice! The atrium is lined with windows (and filled with Christmas lights), there is a covered breezeway just outside (with that giant Chattanooga lights sign!), and the train even has a covered walkway along one side too! Plus, the Carltons are relatively new to Chattanooga, so perfect candidates for photos at THE icon. Sarah assured me they wanted SUPER Christmasy, so we went for it – and BOY did this place fill that request!!!

Great big thank you to the Carlton’s for sharing these Christmas memories with me!! And another thank you to the awesome folks at the Chattanooga Choo Choo – nothing could be finer, indeed! It was such a pleasure working with this family and at this location. Enjoy some southern holiday cheer guys!

Ready to book your Chattanooga Choo Choo photos? 

Let me know!! Family sessions are so special, it’s an honor to help preserve your memories! And the Choo Choo is a wonderful place for all sorts of photo sessions – family, kids, senior, prom, even engagements and weddings! I would absolutely love to be part of your photos! Shoot me an email and I will send over the 2023 Pricing Guide that fits your needs with info on session types and availability. I can’t wait to document this time in your life! Merry Christmas!!


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