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We are a husband and wife team practicing gratitude in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Together, we juggle the beauty of parenthood, capturing weddings around the globe, and equipping entrepreneurs to build wildly successful, profitable brands doing what they love. 


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TUNE IN TO THIS EPISODE   ITUNES  |  SPOTIFY   “I think the variation of our hormones is really cool, and when we learn to tap into that, it’s such a power. It’s not a weakness. It’s truly a power that we have.” On this episode, I interviewed a friend and functional health consultant, Kate Willis, about physical […]

I recently listened to the book Atomic Habits by James Clear and I couldn’ ! He really re-framed my goal setting mindset. “The most practical way to change who you are is to change what you do.” In his book he writes how “goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress. Goals […]

TUNE IN TO THIS EPISODE   ITUNES  |  SPOTIFY   You can really curate your space where, in my opinion, your brand can really speak for itself and that’s in your messaging, in your captions, that’s in the aesthetic with the colors, the filters that you’re using. You control this, this corner of the internet. I mean, there […]

Being given the gift of photographing one of the most special days in someone’s life is something I do not take lightly and will never take for granted. I love what I do. When it comes to photographing a wedding, there are many things that can influence the final product. I want to share with […]

Flowers are such an important part of the wedding day! There are some best practices for how to shoot wedding day flowers to ensure your clients have the most beautiful representation of their beautiful blooms. First, let’s talk about the bouquet. Some people may not realize that bouquets are designed to have a face (or […]

Booking your wedding venue can be stressful. I get it. Maybe you’ve been dreaming about this location since you were a kid … or maybe you are so overwhelmed, you don’t even know where to begin. Here are three things you need to keep top of mind when booking a wedding venue for your special […]

TUNE IN TO THIS EPISODE   ITUNES  |  SPOTIFY   “Alignment is living from YOUR truth instead of anyone else’s truth, embodying what you desire to do and be and create instead of subscribing to any expectations or society’s values of what you think you should be.”  Melyssa Griffin is my own business and mindset coach. Joining her […]

TUNE IN TO THIS EPISODE   ITUNES  |  SPOTIFY   “Your worth and your value are not defined by your work.”  In this episode, I share five things I wished I would have known when I started my photography business 16 years ago: Set up accounting software and a profit building system Create a stream of passive income  […]

This is going to be about your photography business, but bear with me for a minute. It seems like tacos are really having a moment right now … some days it seems like everywhere I look, people are talking about TACOS!  And, don’t get me wrong, I do love a great taco … but my definition […]

Have you wondered how to style the most beautiful flat lays?⁣ ⁣ It seems like laying out alllllll the pretty things in one photo would be the easiest thing to do, but it can be tricky to get it just right. A flat lay is a “top down” (aerial) shot of a styled scene, normally […]