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Dave, the aviator, graduated Sevier County High School in 1990 and the University of Tennessee in 1995 with a degree in Retail and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Business. He obtained his commercial pilot's license in 1994 and attempted to persue a career as an airplane salesman. The world of aviation changed on 9-11, many of those potential careers evaporated almost over night. Undaunted, he pursued a career as computer tech for a web based inventory web page.  Though he no longer flies, he continues to love aviation and flying.

Obtaining his first camera on his 7th birthday, unknowingly has created a life long love of cameras and photography, he has documented almost everything in his life from a Space Shuttle Launch to his trip to Australia. It wasn't until he was photographing his children in the Sevier County High School Marching band that his passion for photography developed into a career. He launched and ran his own brand from 2010 to 2017 photographing events, couples, Seniors and Weddings. In 2017 he helped start Seven Wishes Photography where he currently acts the guiding hand on the many creative endeavors that happen in and around the studio.

Dave married the love of his life, Shannon, in 1996 and together raised two children Katlyn and Kimberly.


Seven Wishes Photography seeks to provide professional photography services while connecting with our customers.  We are committed to providing outstanding  service and superior products.

Contact us:

Tel: 865-964-1538

Email: dlaymon@comcast.net

2208 Catlett Dr.

Sevierville, TN  37876




Jessi, also known as the Great One, graduated Seymour High School in 2016 and currently attends Carson-Newman seeking a degree in photography with a minor in business administration. She has had the opportunity to work with several wedding photographers and did an internship with acclaimed photographer Derek Halkett during the 2017 wedding season.


She values the client photographer experience as it gives her the ability to bond with her clients to help deliver professional photographs with a personal touch. Her biggest thrill happens when the emotion of the moment comes through her art. She has a special connection with Seniors and is focusing on couples and weddings.