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!!


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

Craggy Gardens Elopement | Lisa & Brad | Asheville Elopement Photographer

This was my first time hiking up to the top of the pinnacle at Craggy Gardens and my second elopement I've had the pleasure of photographing.  I first met Lisa & Brad at a private residence in East Asheville to photograph some detail/getting ready shots and then we all drove out to the picnic area at Craggy Gardens for the elopement.  We all hiked up the mountain to a small wooden gazebo with a gorgeous view of the mountains.  They had their ceremony there followed by a sweet prayer and a kiss.  We then walked down the trail and drove up the parking lot near the pinnacle.  Everyone changed their dress shoes to hiking boots and then we all made our way up to the top of the pinnacle stopping along the way to get some cool shots.  The views were gorgeous and breathtaking when we reached the top.  It was definitely worth the hike.

Fun facts about their day:

Lisa walked all the way up to the gazebo in her 4 inch heels (yes, I was amazed)

Lisa walked down from the gazebo in her son's socks in the mud (can I say super laid back bride)

The minister carried my camera gear for me up and down from the gazebo (super nice)

Brad swore it was just a "short walk" up to the gazebo (15 minutes later)...and I told him I should have charged him more (truth)

I couldn't have asked for a sweeter family to spend my Saturday with.  You guys were awesome to work with and I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I enjoyed meeting all of you!!  Many thanks to all of the vendors who made their day the best!!

Elopement Site >>> Craggy Gardens

Wedding Dress >>> The Spoiled Lady, Franklin, TN

Jewelry >>> Romantic Creations, Nashville, TN

Hair >>> Jenna Wilson, Love Daisy, Asheville, NC

Flowers >>> Flower Gallery, Asheville, NC

Shannon + Tim | Laurel Ridge Country Club Wedding Photographer

I met these two on their wedding day at the gorgeous Laurel Ridge Country Club!!  This was my first time shooting there and it's absolutely gorgeous.  The views were incredible and the venue is absolutely stunning!!  Shannon & Tim were a dream to work with.  They decided to do a "first look" which I LOVE photographing.  I think we were able to catch those awesome moments just between the bride and groom.  The wedding party rocked and were so fun to photograph.  Thank you both for choosing me to photograph your special day and a BIG thanks to my second shooter, Kathy Beaver!!  Here are the highlights from their wedding day!!
Vendor Love:
Venue - Laurel Ridge Country Club
Florist - Four Seasons Florist
DJ - Todd Dione with Spinfire Entertainment
Hair & Make-up - Brittany Boyd with Adorabella Salon
Cakes - Linda Nash
Second Shooter - Kathy Beaver

Amy + Elkin |The Barn at Mountain Meadows | Asheville Wedding Photographer

Amy & Elkin renewed their wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor mountain top ceremony at The Barn at Mountain Meadows in Asheville.  Surrounded by close friends and family, they renewed their wedding vows along with their three children and their family dog who served as the "Best Dog".  I LOVE small, intimate weddings especially when they are as heartfelt as this one was.  Thank you Amy & Elkin for sharing your special evening with me.  It was truly a joy to celebrate with you!!

Venue - The Barn at Mountain Meadows
Flowers - The bride designed herself
Catering - Luella's BBQ
Acoustic Guitar - Adam Harris Thompson
Minister - Howard Hanger

Caitlin + DeWayne | The Laurel Room at High Vista | Mills River Wedding Photographer

This was my first time shooting at The Laurel Room at High Vista Country Club and the views were spectacular!  Caitlin and DeWayne were married July 8th in a beautiful outdoor ceremony surrounded by close family and friends.  Caitlin and I had corresponded for months before their ceremony.  We met for the first time on the day of their wedding and their whole family was very welcoming and so laid back for the entire evening.  Caitlin and DeWayne decided to try and get as many of the formal shots taken before the ceremony.  I love that they included both of their boys in the sand ceremony part of their wedding. Thank you both for choosing me to photograph your day and thank you to the wonderful vendors listed below who helped make their day a truly blessed event!!

Venue & Reception - High Vista Country Club
Flowers & Decorations - DIY by the family of the bride and groom
Cake & Deserts - The Baker's Box (Mara Nicholas)
DJ - Sound Extreme (Sandy McCosh)
Officiate - Ronesa Rosewood