It was a perfect summer evening for Danielle and Josh's engagement session at Craggy Gardens. We met up in the parking lot where there were clear blue skies welcoming us up the trail, saying "You won't need those ponchos you said you'd bring just in case". The rhododendrons were still blooming and some even shedding their purple petals along the path which made it feel like a fairytale was unfolding. Once we reached the top the clouds started rolling in, rather quickly, but we still made it out to *the* rock for a few frames. Then it started sprinkling, then it started to rain, THEN it started to pour! Luckily Danielle and Josh listened to my advice, my advice which I didn't take, to bring a poncho in case it rained, so we had a little bit of coverage for the cameras but not us. Needless to say, we took full advantage of the rain on the way down and once we got back to the parking lot. This was one of those engagement sessions that really has a story to tell of the day-- thanks to all that rain! Enjoy!Read More
On a beautiful autumn evening, Caroline and James eloped at Craggy Gardens, with some close family and friends in tow. The weather changed every minute the whole time we were shooting, giving these two lovebirds quite the mountain top experience! James is obviously a super sweet and funny guy, always making Caroline laugh, even with the ring exchange. Caroline is also sweet and funny. They both also have great senses of humor because they laughed at every last one of Jameykay's jokes ;) Enjoy these photos of a stunning autumn elopement here in Asheville, North Carolina!Read More
Hanna and David came down to Asheville for their engagement session and we went to beautiful Looking Glass Falls. It was a warm October day, Hanna got to be barefoot and the water wasn't too cold to bear. The powerful feel of the huge waterfall makes them hold on tightly to each other (and their doggy Ziggy!) and take in the awe of the natural beauty and force. A perfect afternoon with quite the perfect couple! Excited for their wedding this October! Enjoy!Read More
ler weather with sunshine and a glorious sunset, but what they got was basically the opposite of that. There was an emanating air of excitement and giddy nerves flowing throughout the house, despite being briefly concerned about the sun not coming out and the temperature dropping. The show was going to go on no matter what this mountain weather threw at us.
Aaron had spent part of the day fixing a family member's car that decided to act up, so his hands had the markings of a mechanic, the kind that won't come off no matter how much you wash them. The remnants on his hands made a beautiful juxtaposition with Ashlyn's delicate and carefully manicured hands. His hands told hers that he was going to love her, take care of her, and cherish her for the rest of their lives.
With the GMC Sprint that Aaron fixed up in high school, the journey to the ceremony began. Once up at Craggy Gardens it was obvious that we were not getting any of what we anticipated. The bright, colorful mountain backdrop we planned for turned into a dark, moody, and dreamy dream. It was biting cold, unbelievably windy, and so foggy you could barely see 10 feet in front of your nose. Let's take a moment now to thank heating in cars to be able to keep going. We didn't get that sunset but let's take another moment to thank Aaron's vintage car and it's headlights. Everything turned out the way it was supposed to, though. Their wedding day was something out of a fairytale and you just can't plan for this kind of magic.
Juliet and Kail's engagement session at apple orchards and gardens was the perfect autumn day to be running around town having fun. They traveled to Asheville for their session and on this day we learned Kail can juggle apples and can probably juggle anything, which is sure to be a skill that will come in very handy some day. Ita, their dog, was such a sweet little beast and she liked to pop in every now and then to be picture perfect with her parents. All around such a beautiful day making memories and new friends!
On a warm, beautiful late summer's day, Emily and Scott were married at Pine Hollow in Asheville, North Carolina. These two came all the way from San Diego to get married in the outskirts of our awesome city, having an intimate wedding for immediate family and close friends. Emily met Scott while he was on tour with his band (won't say who, but we'll leave it at it's a Grammy nominated band) on the beach during a night walk and well, now the rest is history. Seven years together and still absolutely crazy in love. Since the two of them chose to have a small wedding, they had more room to have all of the elements they wanted designed and set up catered exactly to their taste-- and it was very clear how good of taste Emily and Scott have! Every element was thoughtful, every detail was intentional, and overall stunning. Just like Emily and Scott. These two were so excited to be married and we were so honored to be a part of their big day. Check out the list of amazing Asheville local vendors at the end, we can't say anything other than awesome things about everyone! Enjoy!Read More
Our year in review was more of a task than we could foresee. We thought to ourselves, "All we have to do is sit down and pick at least one photo from every session and wedding and elopement that we did." Nope. 2016 was chalk full of adventures, excitement, beauty, love, and overall amazing people. Even from the saddest day of the year (and one of the saddest of our lives) we turned it into a positive and created opportunities and met people we might not have connected with otherwise. On Easter Sunday our beloved nine year old dog, Fletch, passed away very suddenly without any precursors, and it made us evaluate what we felt was important in our lives-- what we thought we could offer to others. We started Fletch's Legacy where we did pet sessions for the cost of a donation to Asheville's local no-kill shelter Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Through doing Fletch's Legacy we met and connected with some really incredible people and even worked with past clients once again. It was a much more full, dynamic, and positive year than we gave it credit for. Yes, at times the year felt so cruel, but more times than it it felt good and kind. We are forever thankful for 2016 and hope that 2017 can even pale in comparison. Enjoy this highlight of our year!Read More