Gena Tussey | Station House Photography

Station House Photography is a full service photography studio located in historic downtown Maryville, Tennessee.  Full portrait and commercial photography are available for on-site locations as well, offering an approach of high quality photography and warm customer service in a boutique setting.


At Gena Tussey Station House Photography, we don’t take pictures…we tell your story!

As a Blount county native, my family has been in East Tennessee since 1770’s, so you could say it’s in my blood. Growing up, I played sports in the Alcoa, Maryville and Eagleton areas, so I know how important it is to keep your roots but be involved throughout the communities that make up our home.

Always in love with art, history and form, I joined a company as a photographer and through education, study and training, I earned the prestigious 2008 Pinnacle Award for Photographic Excellence. I moved to the company home office, in 2011, to work in Photographic Development and Education for the sole purpose to help the photographers throughout the company become better at their craft and vocation.

In 2013,with 11 years of experience, East Tennessee called my name and I decided, it was time to come back home…to do what I love most! I opened the Gena Tussey-Station House Photography Studio in downtown Maryville TN.  In the fall of 2020 our newest studio has been completed at 306 Memorial Drive, Maryville TN 37803. I am a full service studio that can take care of all your photographic needs from newborn to the golden years. My studio is set up with a variety of physical sets and backgrounds to create any story.  There is always something unique to be found in the studio. Our grounds offer a many different outdoor settings.  I am also fully equipped for location photography and would love to help you achieve the portraiture you deserve.

Master Craftsman, Master Artist, Certified Professional Photographer

I am the only Master Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer in Blount County through the prestigious Professional Photographers of America as well as a Certified Professional Photographer Liaison though the Professional Photographers of America.

I am a Grand Imaging Award winner for creative open and Grand Imaging finalist for Restoration.

I have won the Silver Award and am a 2 time Bronze award winner in the International Photographic Competition through the Professional Photographers of America

I am an Instructor and speaker within the Professional Photographers of America on a multitude of subjects including lighting, Pet Portraiture, Creative Concepts and the Importance of Preserving the past in Restoration of antique portraits

Making the Magic Happen!

Certification Awards

What Our Customers Say

I can’t even tell you how much this book means to me.  You made memories with my sweet girl that I will cherish forever.  It breaks my heart that she’s not here but thanks to you I have a little part of her still.  You will never know how much I appreciate the time and energy you put into this album and you will forever hold a special place in my heard.  You truly have such a talent and are a blessing to all who you touch.

Jen Slagle

All right girls this is where it is at….. Best Boudoir photographer ever!! 

I decided this year for my husband on our anniversary I was going to give him something that would knock him off his feet. I met with Gena about what I was looking at doing and with her creative ideas and my dreams, it is all a reality now. She went above and beyond, the photos turned out classy but yet sooo sexy. I really enjoyed the photo shoot and I can’t wait till my husband see’s his photo book! I would recommend her to anyone no matter what the occasion is, Thanks Gena!

Michele B.

Gena Tussey is one of today’s foremost knowledgeable and experienced photographers. Every time a camera is in her hands, a work of art is produced. Her passion for photography is matched only by her desire to get to know the story behind those being photographed. Most photographers out there today are able to take pictures, Gena on the other hand, takes portraits, but more importantly, memories that will last forever.
Clif Haley

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of participating in a photo session with Gena Tussey at Station House Photography. I’ll have to admit, I was a little nervous leading up to the event, but after just a few short moments in the company of Gena, I felt right at home.

Having been a professional wrestler for the past ten years I have worked with quite a few people in the entertainment business. Gena is one of the most professional artists that I have ever met. She is not only a great photographer, she has a way of making you feel comfortable and bringing out the best in you. I would highly recommend Gena to take care of any and all of your photography needs. In my book, Gena is the best.

Jeff Ayers (Trooper T)

Gena Tussey is a real pro and a complete natural behind a camera – it’s like she was born with a camera in her hand.  She is truly gifted at telling stories through the camera lens.  It doesn’t matter what the subject is, she transforms it into something incredible and special.  She’s relaxed and funny and sets you at ease.  She did our daughter’s wedding and even made the groom feel comfortable!  The photos are extra special and not the typical, “staged” stiff photos you often see…the quirkier the better.

She happens to be my cousin, but I had no idea how incredibly talented she was until she went into the “zone”.  The ideas started flying and we gave her free reign of the wedding.  It’s been nearly 5 months and we still can’t decide which photos we want – every single one captures the moment and helps “tell the story”.

You will NOT be disappointed!

Beverly Grabeel

Tour The Studio & Grounds

The Station House Photography Studio is equipped with lights, props and equipment to create a truly unique image for you.  We are located on several acres of private wooded property.  We have both indoor and outdoor options to cover any of your needs.  We also provide on location services.  Just give us a call and let us know what you have in mind.

We don't take pictures, we tell your story