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Let’s get right down to it! I’m preparing for maternity leave with baby #2 approaching within a matter of weeks (under 4 until my official due date – yay!) and I’m gearing up for some time away. After having our first daughter 3+ years ago, I was nervous to have another because our business took […]

It was such an honor to be asked to capture the inspiration editorial for the second edition of the Asheville Wedding Guide, a magazine for brides getting married in the mountains of Asheville, NC. We’ve been holding onto these images for a while, patiently awaiting the release of the magazine, which is now out in […]

Are you a wedding photographer? If so, this is for you! I had the chance to partner with the infamous, super talented photographer Jonathan Canlas recently to host a webinar with him. If you’re not familiar with his work, you need to do yourself a favor and go check it out. He’s a film photographer, […]

These two made the trek from Florida to come to Asheville, NC for their engagement session! It was a chilly day up at Black Balsam, but well worth the adventure. Their incredible energy and the love they so clearly share was a delight to capture.

With well over a decade of experience capturing weddings worldwide, we often get asked what some of our favorites are. When it comes to choosing a venue, there are a few things you should know. First, you get what you pay for. Just like with any other vendor, the more experience, professional, 5-star experience is […]

As an artist and creative (and a photographer!) there is nothing quite like collaborating with other talented creatives. In this world of weddings that we operate in so frequently, we get to see some of our favorite florists, wedding planners, and stylists coming and going but the day is usually busy and there’s not much […]

As a local Asheville wedding videographer and photographer, we were invited to be a part of Asheville Wedding Guide‘s next issue. While we can’t wait for the magazine to be released so we can share all the images, we can share this gorgeous video teaser with you!   David and I always love when we get to […]

If you’ve been on our email newsletter, you know we’ve been talking this month about passive income. I admitted that since learning about passive income a few years back, it’s become a focus, goal, and something we’re serious about building in our business. Especially in an industry where, for well over a decade now, we’ve […]

Are you recently engaged? Or know someone who is? We’re doing a giveaway! One lucky couple planning a 2019 or 2020 wedding will receive a free engagement session, captured on film, complete with high res images and a photo book. Deadline is Feb 20th and winner will be announced Feb 25th. Spread the word and […]

Image of us taken by our talented friend Heather Payne   Growing up with no money, I think there’s been this deep seeded belief that somehow MY time wasn’t worth THAT kind of money. Does that resonate with you? I always felt like, sure, THEY could make that kind of money … after all, they […]