where words don't do justice for the moments contained
M and E’s stunning wedding in the mountains of Weaverville, NC. There were so many emotional, heartfelt moments of their day, including their first look and private first vows. Not long ago, it was uncommon for a bride and groom to see each other before their ceremony. That “walking down the aisle” moment was what so many people dreamed of.. butttt.. the wedding world is changing and evolving. Now, it’s probably more common than not (at least in my experience) for couples to do a first look – and even private vows while they’re at it!
This time feels sacred to many couples. It’s intimate and personal and gives you the space to be vulnerable and honest without 100 guests listening in. M and E had their parents, siblings, and grandparents present for their private vows and, as you can see, it brought many tears.
Would you choose to do a first look? Or do you dream of that first glimpse as your meeting at the alter?
Venue: Claxton Farms
M and E’s stunning wedding in the mountains of Weaverville, NC. There were so many emotional, heartfelt moments of their day, including their first look and private first vows. Not long ago, it was uncommon for a bride and groom to see each other before their ceremony. That “walking down the aisle” moment was what […]
Engagement photos can feel a little daunting. Especially if you’ve never had professional photos done or if this is your first time having them done as a couple! You may feel like you’re too awkward for a photoshoot, aren’t photogenic, or simply don’t know what to wear. There are lots of lies that our brains […]
Since Olivia and Graham were coming up from Georgia, I knew their session couldn’t be just anywhere. It needed to be somewhere unique – somewhere worth hours in the car for. I had never been to this SC waterfall and was shocked at how easily accessible (and remote) it was. We basically had the whole […]
On a random weekday, my brain decided that it wanted to conceptualize a shoot that was on the edge of an old school feel. I reached out to a friend who has an old cabin and from there, planned a session with Catherine and Joe. I wanted this shoot to display an easy, simple kind […]
I likely chose way too many photos of Sarah and Lucas from their sunset engagement… OOPS!… but I simply couldn’t help myself. This is one of my favorite photo locations in Western North Carolina and no matter what season I go, rain, fog, or shine, it’s incredible! To Sarah, Max Patch is a special place. […]
This gal came all the way from New Mexico for her Tennessee Bachelorette weekend! While she was here, we scheduled a bridal session for her, just a week out from her actual wedding day in Wilmington. I absolutely love that she was able to get incredible photos in the mountains and at her beach wedding. […]
There are times in life as a photographer when we get so caught up in running here and there, working our butts off, and creating for others that we forget to do something VITAL for ourselves… creating just to create. When you don’t water a garden, nothing grows. The same is true for our mind, […]
If you can envision a perfect early fall wedding – this was it. There were leaves galore and the most beautiful assortment of colors speckling the mountains. As you can see, this made a stunning ceremony backdrop. What I loved most about this day though, wasn’t the pretty colors, her beautiful dress, or the literal […]
Abbie and Adams wedding in Hendersonville, NC was as sweet as they come. Every moment was intentional, moving, and beautiful. Only months prior to their wedding day, Abbies mother passed away. Abbie was so thoughtful in incorporating her mothers memory into every part of their day. From wearing her mothers rings and her photo on […]
Black Balsam Knob Engagement Session | Asheville Photographer
"We cried when we saw the photos for the first time. Nothing will ever compare to those memories. We will cherish them always, our first precious family heirloom."
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