Asheville Senior Portrait Photographer | Zoe | Class of 2018

Zoe ROCKED her senior portrait session in downtown Asheville.  She's a natural.  She poses before I even tell her how to pose and she did her own make-up...COME ON, that's a gift.  Zoe, thank you for choosing me to capture your senior portraits.  Here are some of my very favorites!!

The Altamont Theatre | Barbra + Wade | Asheville Wedding Destination Photographer

The day began with Barbra & Wade getting ready at a beautiful two story house located on French Broad Avenue.  The setting was super laid back with their family and closest friends enjoying the day together.  After we had taken most of the details shots, the couple along with their wedding party, got on the Gray Line Trolley for a tour around downtown Asheville.  Their wedding was held at The Altamont Theatre.  The setting was absolutely gorgeous with the glow of candles and twinkling lights, just about as romantic as you can get.  Barbra handled every detail perfectly from the wooden name place settings and menus to the perfect little "to go" dessert boxes with a personalized sticker with their name and wedding date on it. 

Thank you Barbra & Wade for choosing me to document your wedding day and for trusting us to do what we love the most, photographing couples who are madly in love!! 

Tracy

VENDOR LOVE

Venue:  The Altamont Theatre

Dress: The White Magnolia

Videographer:  Jason Vittorio/Vittorio Film & Photo

Guitar player: Evan Thomas

Hair:  Ryann Hayes

Make-up:  Marina Buzyan

Officiant: Star Button

Catering:  Chef Michael's Catering

Cake & Desserts:  Lindsey Maddox at Sweet Elegance

Second Shooter - Dominique Phillips

Laurel Ridge Country Club | Anna + Ryan | Waynesville Wedding Photographer

I had such a great time in Waynesville, NC, celebrating these two.  It was an incredible day filled with lots of joy! You could just tell that these two were surrounded by many who truly loved them.  Laurel Ridge Country Club never disappoints.  The views are spectacular, the staff is always helpful and there are so many opportunities for photos.  It's definitely a win win.  My favorite spot is at the top of the mountain on the property where we take just the bride and groom for couple portraits.  Anna & Ryan, you were both a joy to work with and I absolutely loved spending the day with friends and family.  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and lots of love!!  Check out how gorgeous their day was at the beautiful Laurel Ridge Country Club!!

VENDOR LOVE

Venue/Catering - Laurel Ridge Country Club

Wedding Planner  - Leshall Conklin

Hair & Make-up - Jeanne's Hair & Make-up Studio

Flowers - Flowers by Larry

Cake - Nettie's Bakery

Photographer - Tracy Waldrop Photography

Second Shooter - Kathy Beaver

Videographer - Cinema Weddings

DJ - Eric Everett/Zowie Entertainment

Officiant - Tom Johanson

Biltmore Estate | Emma Grace | Asheville Senior Portrait Photographer

Emma was a joy to photograph and had some super cute outfits for her Biltmore senior portrait session.  I love the fact that she included her metal she received for Distinguished Young Women in some of the photos.  i believe my favorites were the last ones of Emma in the field.  The sun going down at the end of the session was awesome.  Thank you Emma for choosing me to photograph this special time in your life.  Here are my favorites from her senior portrait session.  

Biltmore Couple Session | Kendra + Avery + Buttercup | Asheville, NC

Well after two tries with the weather not cooperating, we were finally able to photograph this lovely couple along with Buttercup, Kendra's fur baby, at Biltmore Estate.  They kept me laughing constantly and I had to really work with Avery on smiling, but by the end he was a pro.  Here are my favorites from their couple session at Biltmore!!

My Beloved Homewood | Kelly | Bridals

So excited to share Kelly's bridal session from My Beloved Homewood!! She asked me if I would mind if she brought her little fur baby for part of the session and of course, I said YES.  SO GLAD I DID.  I mean, look at this little boy in his tux, so stinking cute.  She also brought along props that included lanterns which made me think of the video from Taylor Swift's song, Love Story.  Props to Megan with Just Wing It Artistry for the incredible make-up and to Tiffany Payne at the Iris Salon for her incredible hair styling.  You girls ROCK!!  Here are my very favorites from her bridal session.

The Fields of Blackberry Cove | Sarah + Daniel | Asheville Wedding Photographer

These two were a joy to work with along with their family.  Sarah looked absolutely gorgeous in her lace short-sleeved wedding dress and I loved getting all the detail shots with her favorite perfume and those shoes, who doesn't love flat comfortable lacy shoes on their wedding day?  Daniel & Sarah walked in together right after their bridesmaids and groomsmen and they had a sweet ceremony surrounded by close family and friends.  The weather was perfect with no rain and a gorgeous view of the mountains in the background.  A special thank you to Kella Cox who was able to come and do Sarah's hair and make-up last minute!!

Thank you Sarah & Daniel for making my job so easy!!  I wish you two a life time of happiness and love!!

Also, thank you to the incredible vendors who made Sarah & Daniel's wedding day the BEST!!

Venue - The Fields of Blackberry Cove

Hair & Make-up - Kella Cox

Flowers - Chris Worley

Food - Food Experience (Tony Franco & Matthew Macon)

Wedding Dress - David's Bridal

Tux - Mens Wearhouse

Second Shooter - Julia Lindholm

Oak Hill on Love Lane | Lauren + Van | Waynesville Elopement

Lauren & Van eloped at the cutest bed and breakfast in Waynesville, NC, called Oak Hill on Love Lane.  What a darling home with the sweetest details and the most loving owners, Tony & Darlene Blankenship.  From the moment I arrived, it felt like home.  I loved every detail that went into their wedding from the old locket to the gorgeous flowers to the most elegant wedding cake.  It's truly a joy to share these special moments with couples and I'm so thankful Lauren & Van chose me to document their day.  Always a joy to serve with Destination Elopements, WNC!!

Venue - Oak Hill on Love Lane

Flowers - Colonial Florist

Cake - Nettie's Bakery

Dress - David's Bridal, dress by Galina

Officiant - Allison Lee

Trinity Baptist Church | Karlie & Adam | Asheville Wedding Photographer

So excited to share my favorites from Karlie & Adam's wedding at the Chapel of Trinity Baptist Church.  Karlie looked stunning in her David's bridal dress and the whole wedding party was so much fun to photograph.  My favorite part was seeing the look on Adam's face as Karlie walked down the aisle.  Priceless!!!  Many thanks to all who made their day so special!!

Good News Baptist Church | Kendall + Nick | Asheville Wedding Photographer

Who doesn't love a good LOVE story?  I DO!!!  These two are the kindest people you will ever meet, seriously and genuinely in love with God and each other.  The day started off with the bridal party getting ready at the Buffalo Creek Vacation Cabins in Clyde and then we all headed to the church for some photographs of the bridal party and detail shots before the wedding began.  Here is how they met in Kendall's words....

"I began writing prayers and letters to my future husband when I was 18 years old. After a while of writing them, God placed it on my heart to give these letters to my husband on our wedding day. Not knowing my husbands name, I addressed them to "My tough and tender warrior", because I felt God telling me that's the kind of man I would marry. A couple years went by, and our wedding day was quickly approaching, so Nick's dad restored a wooden box that has been passed down from generations past in his family for me to put the letters, as well as my purity/promise ring in it to give Nick on our wedding day.  His dad, his best man, presented it to him the night before our wedding.

We met at Biltmore Church through college group and school bible studies, but really connected on a missions trip to Guatemala City and began dating shortly after.  I first began a deep friendship with him during the summer of 2015, and the week we connected in Guatemala I knew I wanted to marry him. The rest is history!"

Thank you Kendall & Nick for choosing me to photograph your wedding day and thank you to all the vendors listed below for making their wedding day so special!

Venue - Good News Baptist Church

Cake - Ala Cupcakes

Hair - Krystal Arrowood

Flowers - Becky's Florist

Coordinator - Dawn Keel

Officiant - Matt Kendrick

Second Shooter - Kathy Beaver

Ceremony by the River | Brittany + Logan | Marshall Wedding Photographer

Brittany and Logan were married by the river in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in Marshall at a privately owned venue.  The reception space was beautifully lit with twinkling lights and yummy desserts made by their families.  I love that Brittany included her dog in the ceremony with a sweet flower wreath walking her down the hill to meet her husband.  The setting was laid back and Brittany looking stunning in her beautiful wedding dress.  Thank you two so much for choosing me to document your day!!  I hope you're having an amazing time right now on your cruise!!

Hair & Make-up - Elizabeth Green/Town and Country Hair Fashions

Food - Bennett's Pit Barbecue \ Pigeon Forge

Desserts - Made by the families of the bride and groom

Lake Junaluska Assembly | Anna + Chad | Waynesville Engagement Photographer

Super excited to share Anna & Chad's engagement session at the beautiful Lake Junaluska Assembly.  I loved the outfits Anna picked out for their engagement photos.  They also brought along props (YAY), one of their favorite verses and of course, their team, the Atlanta Braves.  You guys make the sweetest couple!!  I can't wait for their wedding in May 2018.  Here are a few of my very favorites from their engagement session!!

Asheville Senior Photographer | Haylan | Class of 2018 | Enka High School

I've known this sweet girl since she was just a little thing.  We go to church together at Trinity Baptist Church and I've been friends with this sweet family for years!!  Haylan, I'm so excited about your future and your desire to further your career and become a physician.  I wish you all the best and I pray God blesses the next chapter in your life abundantly.  I love you sweet lady!!

Tracy  

Asheville Family Photographer | Mike, Savannah & Elizabeth

These three will become a family next year when Savannah & Mike get married and I can't wait to be a part of their day!!  We met early on a Saturday morning, 7:30am, for photos in downtown Asheville right across from the courthouse.  The benefits of shooting this early is there was no one around but us.  We had the gorgeous space all to ourselves and the light was absolutely PERFECT.  I loved their choice of outfits.  Here are a few of my favorites from their downtown family session!!

Karlie | Bridals | NC Arboretum | Asheville Wedding Photographer

Karlie looked absolutely stunning for her bridal portrait session at NC Arboretum. Hair and make-up was totally on point and she rocked her session.  I have so many favorites from her bridal session, but these are my very favorites. 

Hair & Make-up - Shelby Miller | A Show of Hands

Katie | Bridals | NC Arboretum | Asheville Wedding Photographer

You guys, seriously, Katie ROCKED her bridal portrait session at the North Carolina Arboretum.  You could not find a more beautiful person inside and out than Katie!!  Love this family!!  Here are some of my favorites from her bridal session!  Gorgeous bouquet by Becky's Florist in Leicester!!

Madelynn + Josh | Jeter Mountain Farm | Hendersonville Wedding Photographer

Get ready for blog post OVERLOAD.  Seriously guys, when you've been asked by your photographer/friend Melissa McElrath to photograph her soon to be sister-n-laws wedding, you over shoot and boy am I glad we did.  What an honor to be asked by another photographer to photograph this special event. So get ready for the LARGEST blog post EVER.

Madelynn & Josh were married at Jeter Mountain Farm June 26, 2017, in an outdoor ceremony overlooking the mountains.  What a gorgeous venue.  This was my first time shooting at this lovely place.  The indoor and outdoor space was ta die for.  What Madelynn didn't know when I arrived was that Melissa had arranged for not only me to shoot, but Julia to shoot and do video of their wedding.  She surprised her with that as you'll see in the photos below.  I feel so honored that this couple entrusted me to capture their day along with Melissa and Julia.  

When I first arrived at the farm, I first noticed the beautiful outdoor space and how large the inside of the reception site was and very open. The ladies had plenty of room to have hair and make-up done on the upper level.  As soon as we were done photographing the detail shots, we got ready for the first look between Josh & Madelynn.  As you can see in the photos, Josh was clearly happy to see his beautiful bride. The dress Madelyn picked out was absolutely GORGEOUS and fit perfectly.  What I loved about their wedding was that they decided to include their first communion together during their wedding.  Their vows were filled with words of commitment to each other and to their heavenly father who brought their lives together.  When the ceremony ended we did family shots and then walked down the mountain to this gorgeous tree farm area and where we did couple shots of Madelynn and Josh.  This was my FAVORITE spot.  Next up was the reception where this family knows how to throw a party complete with a live DJ, photo booth and lots of yummy food.  For a day, I felt like part of their family. Everyone was so gracious and so easy to work with and that I am grateful for.  

Thank you Madelynn & Josh for choosing me to document your wedding day!!  May the Lord bless you and keep you close in your new life as husband and wife and may he grant you all of life's blessings and love's joys.  xoxo

Special thanks to the FABULOUS vendors who worked so hard to make their day AWESOME!!

Venue - Jeter Mountain Farm | Kayla Hundsader

Caterer - Olive Catering Company | Anne Gibson

Florist - Caitlyn McKinney

Photo Booth - Charles Shiflet | Shifoto Photo Booths

Desserts - Just Simply Delicious

DJ - Sound Extreme Entertainment | Steven

Hair - Fringe Salon | Rebecca Polk

Make-up - Power me Pretty | Joanna Ferree

Second Shooter - Melissa McElrath & Julia Lindholm (you girls ROCK)

Shelby + Josh | Broyhill Chapel | Mars Hill Wedding Photographer

Shelby & Josh were married in a beautiful ceremony at the Broyhill Chapel located in Mars Hill, NC, by Josh's grandfather.  The chapel was beautiful inside with gorgeous stained glass and lots of natural light.  I first met Shelby at a cute little home in Leicester where I photographed the details and where Josh & Shelby had their "first look".  I love intimate moments between a couple, just the two of them and of course (me) photographing the groom seeing his gorgeous bride for the first time.  Those are special moments!!  After the first look, I photographed the two of them and then we headed to the chapel for the bridal party shots and then the ceremony started.  The two of them took their first communion together which was so special and read their very own vows they had written to each other.  I absolutely LOVED all the details on their wedding day and the flowers were ummmm GORGEOUS...Such a relaxed atmosphere and laid back.  

Thank you Shelby & Josh for choosing me to document your wedding day and thank you to the wonderful vendors who worked so hard to make memories for the couple

Venue - Broyhill Chapel

Director - Shannon Ratcliff & Miranda Turbyfill

Flowers - Gina Jones

Make-up - Brittany Henderson

Hair - Hannah Pressley

Cakes - Stephanie Keever

Second Shooter - Julia Lindholm