Gena Tussey | Station House Photography
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.
We don't take pictures, we tell your story
I am the only Master Photographer 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 also a International Photographic Competition Bronze Award winner and the 2015 Professional Photographers of East Tennessee, Photographer of the Year.
I have been a Certified Professional Photographer since 2013 and act as a spokesperson for certification, assisting candidates and existing certified photographers as an expert and source of information, Liaisons must maintain their certification and PPA membership and are entrusted with responsibilities to the committee to maintain the integrity of the program.
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!
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.
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!