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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 […]

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 […]