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I hardly know where to begin … After MUCH patience, at 40 weeks +2 days, and multiple days of being in labor that would progress and then stop (thanks to him being “sunny side up”), I was standing in our kitchen swaying through a contraction as David was starting the bedtime process for our sweet […]

Perri and Matt were married at one of Asheville’s wedding venues with the finest views, The Ridge Asheville. They are two of the kindest humans we know, and their day was filled with beauty, joy, and perfection.

Mackenzie and Dennis on an early morning at one of our favorite islands in the world – Edisto Island. When these two secured their date for their St John wedding in December, their wedding immediately became a highlight of our year. We can’t wait to adventure with them for the big festivities, and are so […]

A few weeks ago we hosted a free live webinar with Nancy Ray. She’s an educator, photographer, podcaster, and a sweet soul that somehow juggles running a successful business and caring for her family with three little ones! If you haven’t heard of her, or checked out her newest site, do yourself a favor and […]

Lauren and Trey were married at the Biltmore Estate at our favorite wedding venue, Diana. It overlooks the Biltmore house from a perfect height that allows you to see the cascading Blue Ridge Mountains behind it, and it never disappoints with the magical sunsets it provides. With a wedding designed and executed by the talented […]

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.