Where can we start when it comes to Jess and Will... before even booking their wedding at the Fields of Blackberry Cove we became pen pals; Jess was writing from Florida and Will from London and of course us from Asheville. We all hit it off right out of the gate especially when both Will and Jess immediately understood Jameykay's dry sense of humor over the interwebs (we all know how hard it is to "read" someone via text only). Jess told Will that her and Jameykay are in love and Will assured us that coffee was good in England along with what should be an acceptable use of the letter "z" in Scrabble-- shouldn't the word "boyz" count for something? The wedding day was nothing short of beautiful, we felt like we were old friends getting to see how much they are surrounded by people who have been loving and supporting them with everything including the journey Jess was going to have to go on to be with Will in London. Which, by the way, was a success and these two lovebirds will finally get to be together in less than a week! So as a celebration and because they created such a beautiful day here's a blog post of their wedding! Twas a warm and sunny spring day perfect for getting married-- enjoy!Read More
Hanna and David's Blue Ridge Mountain wedding in Asheville was a stunner of a wedding! Autumn was in full swing with rich earthy colors, brisk breezes, and a lot of wetness on the mountain thanks to the seasonal hurricanes. They kept it intimate with only their closest friends and family present so they could have a beautiful reception at Catawba Brewing in downtown Asheville. Florals were on point and dinner was held by candlelight. Everyone was so close with one another, they all felt comfortable with great company, and they let loose without inhibitions! Weddings are a celebration of love and relationships and this crew celebrated all night long! Enjoy these images form their big day!Read More
Echo and Oscar's wedding at Camp Pinnacle was nothing short of joyous and gorgeous! It was early autumn and while we all expected typical autumn weather what we got was middle of the summer weather. Camp Pinnacle is always a stunning place for a camp wedding, where there is a good mix of camp vibes and wedding venue vibes! We hadn't met Echo and Oscar prior to their wedding but on that day it felt as if we'd known each other forever, people even asked us how long we've been friends, and they are the kind of people you hope you'll meet on a wedding day blind date. Warm and welcoming, both them, their families, and their friends. You can see the adoration in Echo and Oscar's eyes when they look at each other, you can feel that long deep bond they have, and all of their goodness poured out on their big day. Enjoy these images from their wedding day!Read More
It was a late October evening and we were waiting 45 minutes up on the parkway for Jennifer and Shawn to arrive for their elopement. As always we were early, but then all of a sudden we start getting texts and calls from numerous people: the bride and groom's GPS wouldn't take them to the correct place no matter if they punched in the address or clicked on it from google-- their GPS kept sending them somewhere else either in California (um, nowhere near North Carolina) or a road name similar to the one they needed to be on. To top it off, Jennifer and Shawn weren't together, they had ridden separately. After a lot of frantic planning, we decided to regroup at the botanical gardens in town, but we were still 45 minutes away. So we raced the sun after we hung up and made it to the botanical gardens while there was still a little light. We had less than 45 minutes of light but we made it happen! It was nothing short of magical, perfect, and worked out better than we could have hoped for!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.
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