Lindsay | NC Arboretum Bridal Session

I'm so excited to share Lindsay's bridal session today.  Lindsay is a beautiful soul both inside and outside, a true sweetheart.  Alex and Lindsay were married this past Saturday at our home church, Trinity Baptist Church and she wore her mother's veil which was absolutely stunning. Lindsay, thank you for choosing me to document your day.  Here are a few of my favorite images from her bridal session at the NC Arboretum.  

Brooke | NC Arboretum Bridal Session

I've been waiting for MONTHS to share these and I'm super excited to finally be able to post these gorgeous bridals of Brooke.  This lady is truly one of a kind, super sweet and I have so enjoyed getting to know her this past year.  I hope you're having an amazing time on your honeymoon.  Here are a few of my very favorites from her bridal session at the North Carolina Arboretum.

Karlie + Adam | Engagement Session | Biltmore Estate

So excited to share this blog post from Karlie & Adam's engagement session at the lovely Biltmore Estate.   They make a lovely couple and I'm super excited about their September wedding.  Here are a few of my very favorites!!

Emily + Scott | Lake Tomahawk Wedding

Emily and Scott are originally from Florida, but wanted a mountain wedding and they chose Lake Tomahawk to have their ceremony.  They rented two lovely houses in Swannanoa at High Country Retreat, one for the guys to get ready in and one for the girls to get ready in.  When I arrived at the ladies house, the house was completely decorated with flowers and sentiments of love everywhere around the house along with photos of the couple and their daughter in every room.  We all knew rain was on the way, but Emily was prepared with each bridesmaid having their own rain boots and umbrellas ready in case it did rain.  That was a good call, because it rained a lot especially during the ceremony, but the whole group made the best out of the day.  On the way back to the house for the reception, the heavy rain turned into drizzling rain and we were able to get group shots of the entire wedding party along with the bride and groom.  You guys were great to work with and so easy going.  Thank you for letting me be a part of your day.  Here are a few of my very favorites!!

Wedding Venue - Lake Tomahawk 

Reception Venue -  High Country Retreat

Hair & Make-up- Amanda at Leau De Vie

Food - Twelve Bones

Second Shooter - Kathy Beaver

Zackary + Erica | Erwin High School | Asheville Prom Minis

I love meeting sweet couples and their families especially when it's time for prom.  Zackary and Erica were so much fun to photograph and their personalities truly showed in their photos.  A huge thank you to all who made their night special.

Hair by - Ronnie Evers at Accents
Make up - Courtney Mercer
Dress - David's Bridal 
Florist - Becky's Florist

Crest Center & Pavilion |Erwin Prom Minis 2017 | Cheyann & Anthony | Alexandra & Lucas

Such a great evening at the Crest Center & Pavilion photographing these beautiful couples. Thank you to all who made their prom night so special!!

Cheyann & Anthony                            Alexandra & Lucas

Hair - Natalie Ingle                              Dress - Macy's

Dress - TJ Maxx                                  Makeup - Salem

Tux - Stargazers Designs

Florist - Kaylynn's Florist

Makeup - Darby Roberts

Karah + Chris + Baby Quentin | Biltmore Maternity Session

A few years ago, I photographed this sweet couples wedding and now they are having their first baby.  Karah got in touch with me via email for a maternity session.  Karah & Chris are such a fun loving couple, always laughing.  We decided to meet at Biltmore for their session.  We enjoyed walking around the gardens and they brought some awesome props including some cute little onsies and of course, Quetin's first Easter basket.  It was great to see both of you!!! Best wishes on this next stage in life, parenting.  Here are a few of my very favorite images from their session.

Alex & Bari | Omni Grove Park Inn Proposal

Nothing beats a romantic Grove Park Inn dinner and a PROPOSAL right before dinner.  Yes, Alex had gotten in touch with me a week before and told me his plan to ask Bari to marry him at the Grove Park Inn.  He flew up the day before to NYC to pick out the diamond, flew back to Nashville that evening and the two of them drove to Asheville the next day.  I LOVE surprises and Bari was truly surprised and couldn't stop looking at her hand.  Talk about a STUNNING RING.  Thank you Alex for choosing me to share in your joyful moment.  You were both so sweet to work with.  I wish you both the very best!! 

Asheville Senior Portraits | Madison |Class of 2017 | New Manna Christian School

This is the niece of one of my very best friends in the world!!  I met Madison and her mom in downtown Asheville for her senior portrait session.  Madison did her own make-up and it was absolutely beautiful along with the fabulous outfits she picked out for her session. I love it when a senior has their own style and incorporates it into their session.  Madison, you are gorgeous and so sweet and I pray God will always guide and direct you in everything you do....Thank you for choosing me to photograph such a special time in your life!!  Here are a few of my very favorites!!

Basilica of St. Lawrence | Scott + Erin | Asheville Wedding Photographer

I met these two on a gorgeous sunny day at Basilica of St. Lawrence in downtown Asheville for a "first look" and then we headed out to Beaver Lake for some pre-wedding photos.  Scott & Erin were a joy to work and their day couldn't have been complete without the help of all of these wonderful vendors!!  Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness together!! 

Venue - Basilica of St. Lawrence

Design & Decoration - Trista Nicosia

Hair - Rose Davey

Reception - The Mill Room

Food - Good to the Bone BBQ 

DJ - Luis Martinez 

Haley + Timothy | Married | Crest Center & Pavilion | Asheville Wedding Photographer

So excited to share this beautiful Christmas themed wedding at the Crest Center & Pavilion.  Haley looked absolutely stunning and even though, it rained just a little, we were able to do some cool outdoor shots of the couple.  It was a fantastic evening with great food, wonderful vendors and awesome family. Thank you for trusting us to document your day.  A huge thank you to the following for making their day so special!!

Venue - Crest Center & Pavilion
Serienty & Scott Beauty - Make-up
Clement's Flowers - Haley's bouquet
Centerpieces/Flower girl arrangements/boutineers & Flower basket - Kim Howard (Mother of the bride)
DJ - Steve Pafford
Cake & Cupcakes - Ala Cupcakes
Videographer - Brandon Dixon (Positive Visions Media)
Catering - Julie Austin & Teresa Anderson

Macauley + Seth | Troyer's Country Amish Blatz | Fairview Wedding Photographer

            “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.”
I am so happy to share this beautiful wedding that happened this past October at Troyer's Country Amish Blatz in Fairview, NC.  This was my first time shooting at this brand new venue and I fell in love with it.  The property and the ceremony site were ta die for!!!  You can tell the owners are avid gardeners.  There were so many places to shoot photos too.  It was also my first time meeting Macauley and Seth.  Can I just say, I love super laid back small, intimate weddings with no major timelines, just LOVE.  They came all the way from Louisiana along with their close friends and family for their special day.  After I arrived at the venue, I was informed this would be their first wedding of the year at Troyer's...How exciting to be able to shoot their first wedding there.  Phil & Bonnie, the owners were wonderful to work with.  

Macauley and Seth chose to do a "first look" which I absolutely love to do, the two of them seeing each other for the first time, their special moment.  Macauley looked absolutely beautiful with her hair braided and flowers in it.  Seth was also quite handsome in his suit.  I felt the love between the two of them and it was evident by watching the two of them, how deeply they love each other.  Thank you for trusting me to photograph your wedding day and a huge thank you to all of the vendors who made their day a success!! 

Venue - Troyer's Country Amish Blatz                                                                                       Food - 67 Biltmore Catering
Pastor - Jeffrey Hudson
Florist - Terry McFee-Dorlan/Swannanoa Flower Shop
Hair - Lissa Silver/Unique Hairstyling

Katie & Charles | Appalachian Farm Weddings | Waynesville Wedding Photographer

Katie & Charles were married in the most beautiful outdoor ceremony nestled among the mountains at Appalachian Farm Weddings located in Waynesville.  After the ceremony they went up to the top of the barn and sat down for a dinner with friends and family.  I loved all the details of this beautiful wedding and the staff and owners of the venue were awesome to work with.  A huge thank you to all who made their day so special!!

Venue - Appalachian Farm Weddings & Events 

Food & Cake - Gail Rose

Hair - Devan McKinstry

Flowers - Pat Cayton