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Are you tired of the mundane business tasks taking over your love for the service you provide? I hear you, friend. You didn’t get into this to spend your days behind a desk, answering emails or doing bookkeeping. Am I right? You started this business because of your passion for the service you provide. I […]

It’s always a delight to get to watch a family grow, and even more so to have the opportunity to get to document the changing seasons. The gift of life is such a treasure, and while growing a human is no joke, it’s worth every bit of discomfort in my opinion. This gorgeous family now […]

Are you stuck in the cycle of scrambling for clients and then struggling to find the time to serve them? STEP ONE: ATTRACT First, you post a whole bunch on social media. You get super energetic about Instagram and start posting every day. You are ON. IT. … and you start to see results. You […]

Most wedding professionals don’t decide to start a business for the love of business. They do it for the love of the service they can provide. For the love of bringing joy, beauty, and celebration to couples in love. To being a part of an industry that cares for people on some of the most […]

Another delightful wedding in the high country area of North Carolina with The Whole Shebang Events, and Kathleen and Jacob could not have been more delightful. From every guest we encountered to each thoughtful detail they had planned, their wedding was elegant, timeless and beautiful. The Eseeola Lodge offers the perfect rustic elegant venue for […]

It’s so easy to get caught up in the serving side of your business that you forget you also need to sell. Without clients, there’s no one to serve!  If you’re anything like me, you got into this business because of a passion for the service you provide (photography, for me.) The whole running a […]

As an Asheville wedding vendor ourselves, we were so honored and privileged to capture the Grand Opening Event of one of Asheville’s newest mountaintop wedding venues, The Chateau at The Ridge. While The Ridge has been open, serving couples looking for the perfect mountain backdrop to their wedding day in the Asheville area for a […]

Have you ever felt that connection with a potential client where you knew you guys would be a great fit and working with them would be an ideal situation? You have some initial contact, send them some pricing info, and then … crickets. Trust me. We’ve been there too. It’s left us wondering who else […]

Working with Meris and her team at The Whole Shebang Events in High Country NC never disappoints. She and her team always execute an event flawlessly, no matter what unexpected things may come on a wedding weekend. Here are just a few of our favorites from the weekend with Chaney and Wills at their Westglow […]

You just have to consistently show up.  Photo credit: Heather Payne It’s not about the “hustle” or the “daily grind” … in fact, I believe in rest and relaxation to rejuvenate the soul (ESPECIALLY the creative soul.) It’s about having a plan laid out before you and just consistently showing up. David and I have […]