Savannah // North Carolina Arboretum Bridal Session

Guys, it was soooo hard not to share all of these gorgeous bridals from Savannah's session.  She is GORGEOUS inside and out and is just the sweetest!!  I met Savannah at the North Carolina Arboretum with an entourage of her closest family and friends who were there to help in any way.  Here are a few of my very favorites and a huge shout out to the following who made her feel like a princess on this day!!

Dress - David's Bridal

Bouquet - David West of Gudger's Flowers

Hair - Emily Sikorski (Parlour 232)

Make-up - Lauren Tritt (Parlour 232)

Chris + Chase | Winter Destination Elopement | The Barn at Honeysuckle Hill

Chris & Chase were married at the gorgeous venue, The Barn at Honeysuckle Hill, on the last day of 2017.  It was a cold morning mixed with a little bit of light falling snow.  I met the couple first at the Omni Grove Park Inn where we captured some detail shots and couple shots then we all headed to the venue for the elopement.  Surrounded by close family and friends, the couple was married by Katrina Evans from Destination Elopements and then enjoyed a sweet reception with an Oreo cookie cake made by her sister-n-law.   It was great meeting you two!!  A huge thank you to all the wonderful vendors who made their day PERFECT.

Venue - The Barn at Honeysuckle Hill

Officiant - Katrina Evans, Destination Elopements WNC

Hair & Make-up - Brett Parks | Bride's Best Friend

Flowers - Made by the bride

Oreo Cookie Cake - The bride's sister-n-law

Whitney + James | Locust Grove Baptist Church | Weaverville Wedding Photographer

These two quiet souls were married in a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony at their home church, Locust Grove 

Baptist Church in Weaverville July 29, 2017.  The love and support for these two was very evident by all the church family and friends who gathered for their special day.  I think the one thing that got me on their day was seeing Jame's face as his bride walked down the aisle.  I love it when a groom tears up during the ceremony.  Another cool thing was Whitney's parent's flower girl and ring bearer were there also (all grown up). I want to say thank you to Whitney and James for choosing me to document your wedding day.  May God bless your beautiful union!!

A big thanks for the awesome vendors who made their day AWESOME!!

Venue - Locust Grove Baptist Church

Pastor - Ben Whitmire

Wedding Director - Sabrina Biggs (She's awesome ya'll, the BEST)

Food - The Mackey's (family friends)

Cake - Kathy Mackey

Flower - Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Old Time Pottery

Dress - David's Bridal

Second Shooter - Julia Lindstrom

My Favorite Wedding Images from 2015

I feel absolutely blessed to have been able to meet and photograph the greatest couples this year!!  I had the privilege of shooting 15 weddings plus one reception . I also shot 3 surprise proposals at the Biltmore Estate and I shot my first wedding at Biltmore Estate.  I had so much fun shooting at several new venues this year including Lonesome Valley, The Capital Club of Asheville, The Buck House Inn on Bald Creek and Pine Hollow in Fairview.  I couldn't have accomplished this without the help of some awesome second shooters.  You guys ROCK!!  I am so grateful for the opportunity to do what I love and I am so thankful for God blessing my business and me in so many ways.   I'm looking forward to 2016 and what it will bring.  A huge thank you to all my clients who have entrusted me with capturing their very special moments.  Happy New Year!!

Asheville Wedding Photographer | Summer & Arrin | Capital Club of Asheville

This gorgeous couple said their "I dos" on July 25th on the rooftop at the Capital Club of Asheville.  The bride and her bridemaids got ready at The Residences at Biltmore while the guys got ready at Hotel Indigo.  Arrin & Summer have known each other since high school, but became best friends in college through the same interests.  They both love to golf, travel and love to spend their weekends at the lake wake-surfing and spending with their furry friend, Maui.  The bride opened up her gift from Arrin which were bangle bracelets by Alex & Ani and a rose gold diamond bracelet.  Arrin received from Summer a new watch.  Every detail was covered from the flowers to the food and the decorations.  I would like to thank you both for letting us be a part of your special day!!

A huge thanks to all of the following vendors

Venue - Capital Club of Asheville

Flowers - Gudger's Flowers

Food - The Groom's mom, Paige Morris

Cake - Kathy Matthews 

Assistant Photographer - Kathy Beaver   

 

Michelle & Marty | Engaged | Asheville Engagement Photographer

I met Marty & Michelle a few weeks ago in downtown Asheville.  The reason we met at Packs Tavern is because this is where they first met.  These two definately have a sense of humor, especially Marty.  I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have met Michelle at the Weddings Festival this past January and I'm totally ecstatic to be photographing their small intimate wedding real close to my old homestead in Canton in October.  Leave this couple some blog LOVE in the comments below.       

Miranda | Bridals | NC Arboretum

I met with Miranda a few weeks ago to photograph her bridals prior to her wedding. Her mom and grandmother accompanied her.  Three generations sharing in this special moment.  I can't say there weren't any tears shed on that day, but I can say Miranda was stunning and radiant, a natural beauty inside and out.  Thank you for letting me share in this special time of your life.  

Asheville Wedding Photographer | Heather & Jacob | I do

Heather and Jacob were married at The Fields at Blackberry Cove last October.  The setting was gorgeous with beautiful shades of purple and old vintage plates.  Surrounded by family and friends in the midst of raindrops, they joined together to to say I Do.  Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!!

Venue - The Fields at Blackberry Cove

Flowers - Enchanted Florist

Hair - Adorn Hair & Salon

Food - Moes Barbecue

Second Shooter - Jennifer Jones

2014 Wedding Favorites (Part 1)

These are some of my favorite images from 2014.  I feel completely blessed to have been able to photograph the most amazing couples at some incredibly awesome venues.  We had one of our busiest years to date with 22 weddings in 2014 and we are so thankful you trusted us to photograph your special day.  Here are just a few of our favorite images.  

Part 2 coming tomorrow. 

Asheville Wedding Photographer / Tabatha & Brian / Married

Congratulations to Tabatha & Brian who tied the knot on January 3rd at Mount Sheba Baptist Church in Weaverville, NC!!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!!  May God richly bless your marriage.  Here is how they met and how Brian proposed (in Tabatha's words)

"We met September 3, 2012, and it was the first day of chemistry class.  He walked in and had a pink eraser in his mouth and I thought it was Laffy Taffy.  Even though I was very shy, I asked him if it was a Laffy Taffy and he turned around and saw me and fastly said "No" and took his seat.  Little did i know that would lead to a great friendship and more!

Brian and I started dating November 29, 2012, when he asked me to date him at our school's Christmas lights, with a stuffed monkey and a necklace. And of course, I said yes!

The day before Brian proposed to me, Nicole, her friend and Brian and I were in the hot tub and my.mother called me upstairs to take care of something for her. While i was gone Brian told my sister and her friend that he was going to pop the question tomorrow, which was the 29th of March, 2013, and asked my sister and Emily if they would video record the whole proposal.  The next day at 6 o'clock we took a walk on the beach at sunset.  Little did i know that my life was about to change!  As he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him,  I quickly agreed with a teary eyed YES!!"

A special thank you to the following:

Jennifer Jones - Second Shooter

Flowers - Made by the Bride

Food - Barbecue and all the fixings, made by family and friends

Cake - The Bake Shoppe, Owner Heidi Bryson (Mother of the Bride)

Hair - Upper Cut, Woodeane

Rumbling Bald Resort Wedding Photographer | Colleen & Bobbie | Lake Lure, NC

We truly enjoyed our first time shooting at the Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, NC, on November 8, 2014, for Colleen & Bobbie's Wedding.  Gathered by family and friends, they tied the knot outside under a gazebo right beside the lake.  Their love for each other radiated in each image.  Thank you to the following vendors who made their day so special:

Rumbling Bald Resort - Venue and Catering
Kylie Epley & Brookley Bumgardner - Wedding Cake
Flowers by Ames
Jakub Holy - DJ 
Lacey McCurry - Make-up 
Tanya, Hair Therapy - Hair

Jennifer Jones - Second Shooter



Homewood Wedding Photographer - Samantha & Gregory say "I DO"

Samantha and Gregory were married at Homewood on October 19th in a ceremony surrounded by family and close friends.  I had the privilege of meeting the couple a year ago when I met them for their engagement session. I noticed right off how "in love" they were and the mutual respect they had for each other.  Samantha wanted a wedding in the fall and she carefully planned out all of the details for their wedding from the flowers to the fall decorations and even the wedding cake and groom's cake which was a work of art.  Thank you for letting us share in your special day.  We wish you much happiness and a love that is everlasting.  Here is a short paragraph in Samantha's words on how they met and how Gregory proposed....

We met when I was 14 and he was 16 at a little corner sandwich shop in Canton after school. I remember being so nervous and barely talking. I still remember what he wore, a bright orange Carhartt t-shirt. He was so dreamy. He definitely gave my heart butterflies and still does. Well you know what happened next, we fell in love, that head over heels kind of love...and then four years later, still madly in love, he asked my grandparents and my mom for their blessing and proposed. He proposed on my grandparent’s anniversary, February 19, 2012. He got down on one knee at a little bed and breakfast in Waynesville in front of both of our families. I was so surprised, I had no clue. I thought that was the happiest day of my life, but I found out it was only one of the happiest days of my life because on October 19, 2014, I married my best friend, the love of my life, that man that I met at the little corner sandwich shop! My knight in camo armor This was the happiest day of my life, marrying the man of my dreams. I thank God for putting this amazing man in my life! I am so blessed to call him my HUSBAND!!

A huge thank you to all of the following vendors: Venue - Homewood: Floral Design, Brown's Florist: Hair, Brittany from Hello Gorgeous: Make-up, Cheryl Chambers/Mary Kay: Cake Design, Tiffany's Baking Company:  Food, Black-Eyed Susan: DJ, Billy from Sound Extreme and Second Shooter, Jennifer Jones