Naomi & her Family ~ Asheville Family Photography

Naomi is a beautiful little girl, and I am happy to have been her photographer three times now.  We have done some studio shoots, one for some baby headshots; she is an aspiring baby actress/model! One was some intimate shot of her and her mother.  And now e had a fun, relaxed outdoor shoot at the Biltmore Estate!  I loved their coordinating outfits & color choices!  We got a few of everyone looking at the camera, even the dog!  But for the most part, I like to capture the relationship between Naomi and her parents and her pet.  I like the intimate photos of their interactions and the magic between them!  That is what I like to give families!



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Cute Wedding Guest Gift Idea! ~ Asheville Wedding Photographer

I recently photographed a wedding at The Esmerelda Inn in the Lake Lure area.  Daylen & Wes had a really cute idea for their guest gift.  It was several types of trail mix ingredients, and the guests could make their own trail mix bag!  The bags were brown paper bags with the first letter of their last name “S” stamped on there.  A very unique, affordable & yummy guest gift idea for your wedding!

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Family & Newborn Photos taken at Lake Lure, NC

This is the Zachrich Family.  I met them at Dave’s sister’s wedding last summer, I was their wedding photographer.  They just had baby girl, Brielle, and they called me to take some family photos!  I remember how cute I thought they were at the wedding, and little Kinley was happy & smiling the whole time!  She was the same when I came to their home in Lake Lure last week.  We were lucky enough to have the rain stop and good cloud coverage to go out to the lake for most of the photos.  The lighting was perfect!  And they all look gorgeous, of course!

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First Look at Botanical Gardens ~ Asheville Wedding Photography

Kate & Saul were married on June 28th at the Botanical Gardens, with their reception held at On Broadway in downtown Asheville.  I met Kate early on before the wedding ceremony at the Botanical Gardens, while she waited patiently for Saul to arrive to meet her!  I took some beautiful bridal portraits of Kate until he arrived.  Then we did the First Look!  A first look is a wonderful experience where the bride and groom choose to see each other before the ceremony.  It is a beautiful, special and intimate way to see each other for the first time on your wedding day!  I love capturing these intimate moments as the bride and groom get to see each other for the first time up close and in private.  This is also a good option to save time between the ceremony and reception, so that you can have more time to spend with your guests instead of taking portraits.  I included all of the photos we took of Kate & Saul before the ceremony.  If you are thinking about this option, feel free to ask me any questions you may have!

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Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks

Cape Hatteras Beach

I just got back from the Outer Banks, a trip I’ve taken almost every year since I was 8 years old.  My family moved to the Charlotte area from New York, where we used to go to North Conway, New Hampshire every summer.  Moving down south made that quite the feat, especially with 3 young children.  So, we were beach goers now!  I remember being really bored at times as a kid going to Hatteras, there isn’t much to do at all!  But now, as an adult, I sink into the quiet and “boring” beach, only leaving the beach for the seafood market, to get some cajun steamed shrimp or fresh caught fish for dinner.

I took this photo the morning I left, and I felt like it surmised the tranquil beach I have grown up going to visit.  The beach is disappearing!  We barely have any beach to sit on as they waves get closer to consuming our beach house.  So I will cherish every year that I have left to visit this gorgeous wonderland!

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