Cara & Randy | Married | Black Mountain Presbyterian Church

Cara & Randy were married at The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church in a beautiful ceremony with their closest friends and family.  Cara's father married the two which was extra special.  The rain didn't stop up for getting a few shots of the couple outside after they said their "I do's".  Thank you two for being so easy to work with and for including me as a part of your special day.

A huge thanks to the following:

Venue - Black Mountain Presbyterian Church

Flowers - Terry Dorland, Swannanoa Flowers

Cake - Publix

Reception Food - Johnnie's Catering, Old Fort, NC

Brittany & Kyle | I Do | First Baptist Church of Shelby

Brittany & Kyle tied the knot in an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends on August 1st at the First Baptist Church of Shelby.  They first met in college at Pensicola Christian College in Florida.  You two were great to work with.  Thank you both for letting me share in your special day!!  Many thanks to the following who helped make their wedding day the BEST!!

Venue - First Baptist Church of Shelby

Flowers - Holly's Flowers of Shelby

Food - Jennifer Burnette & Angie Davis

Cheesecake - Gift from Bruce Brown of Bruce's Fabulous Foods in Marion, NC

Hair & Make-up - Amber Jewell

Soloist - Dr. Andy Roby

Pianist - Mrs. Emily Monroe

Wedding Director - Jennifer Burnette

Invitations - Westmoreland Prints of Shelby

Bridemaid's Dresses - David's Bridal

Guys Formalwear - Chadwicks of Shelby

Cheryl Young of Carolina Bridal hemmed Brittany's gown

Officiants - Tony Burnette, Uncle of the bride and Todd Abbey, Pastor of Central Baptist Church of Greenville, TN

Rehearsal Dinner - The Carousel at Shelby City Park

Zirconia Wedding Photographer | Lauren & Jalen | Married

I met Lauren and her mother, Kim, at the Wedding Festivals in Asheville. We hit it off right away and they booked me the same day for Lauren's wedding. It was my first time shooting in Zirconia, a little town located right past Hendersonville with lots of mountains and land.  This was a gorgeous wedding with super sweet people.  The food at the reception was absolutely the best!!  The DJ was hilarious.  Despite getting a little wet at the reception, it was a great day!!

How they met (In Lauren's words)....Jalen and I met in high school. We had a few classes together throughout the year and we had some mutual friends. We did not start dating until the summer after our freshman year of college (May 2012). We were at the same baseball game one day and my mom told me that either I could go up and talk to him or she would. So, after a little debating, I finally ended up going up to him and we've been together ever since. 

Lauren & Jalen (Blake) were married on her parent's home land just right down the hill from where she grew up. I checked the weather forecast and it didn't look promising, lots of rain headed our way. We started the day with getting ready shots at two different locations. We had just finished photographing the bridesmaids when the rain moved in and poured. It rained about 15 minutes then the blue sky opened up. The groomsmen quickly went down to the ceremony site to wipe off all the seats before the guests arrived. There were so many details surrounding this wedding. Here are the many touches and hands that went into Lauren & Jalen's special day.

-The handkerchief wrapped around her bouquet belonged to her great-great grandmother (her dad's maternal great grandmother). -The pitcher and basin used during the foot washing is her great grandmothers (her moms maternal grandmother). -the chair they sat in during the foot washing belonged to her great grandparents (her dad's maternal grandparents). -My favorite detail-the officiant is the trainer and sports medicine instructor at the high school Lauren and Jalen attended. Since the bride and groom were both athletes, Doc Durham played a very important role in their high school careers. Theirs is the first, but I'm sure it won't be the last, wedding he officiated for students/athletes to come through his program.
- Lauren's dad made the cross and the backdrop behind it with wood given to us by some precious church members.
- The cupcake display belongs to Hey Hey Cupcake, who made the cake and cupcakes. 
- Lauren's grandmother made Lauren's veil. 
- (Lauren's other grandmother) altered Lauren's gown. So many precious hands contributed to Jalen's and Lauren's day

Many thanks to the wonderful people who made their day so special:
Cake & Cupcakes - Hey Hey Cupcakes!
DJ - Tim Griffin (Eye of the Tiger)
Catering - Terry's Catering (Terry Mayban)
Assistant Photographer - Kathy Beaver

Hendersonville Wedding Photographer | Miranda + Tim

Tim & Miranda were married on family land in Hendersonville.  This wedding was super sweet from the beginning to the end.  Not a detail was missed.  This was a beautiful God honoring ceremony complete with a foot washing part in the ceremony which brought tears to my eyes. The two were married by Tim's father.  Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day! 

A huge thank you to ALL who made Miranda & Tim's day so special
Cake - Denise Richards
Food - Okie Dokies Barbecue
Florist - Stargazers Florist
DJ - Sound Explosion
Second Shooter - Lisa Hale

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