Rivers and Mountains Asheville Engagement Portrait: Laura + Victor

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Frolic along a river bank? Amble amongst cows on an insanely picturesque mountain meadow with more mountains surrounding you? Laugh and joke around with clients who seem more like old friends? Yes! Yes! YASSSSS!! Though my frolicking around river banks ending up more like dunking my left foot into a river – but the photo that I got whilst that happened? WORTH IT. Can’t wait to frolic, amble, and laugh with Laura and Victor next April at their wedding!

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Yesterday Spaces Wedding: Emily + Jay

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Emily and Jay dated while attending Virginia Tech and they incorporated elements of their alma mater throughout their wedding day.  They had the university’s flag flying out welcoming everyone who arrived and I loved that they had keys to shake (in Hokie fashion) at the end of the night.

Photographers: Jen and Shawn

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Venue: Yesterday Spaces
Catering: Black Eyed Susan Catering
Florist: Janette Hird
Videographers: Beautiful Life Films
Officiant: Adrienne Wichard-Edds
Hair/Makeup: Lola’s Salon
DJ: James Morrison
Cakes: Short Street Cakes

Botanical Gardens and Downtown Asheville Engagement Portrait: Shelly + Ryan

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Ryan proposed to Shelly at the Botanical Gardens and then surprised her with lunch with her family at the wonderfully delicious, nationally accoladed Curate.  It was a no brainer to have their engagement portraits made in these same gorgeous places.  I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year at the Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville!

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Mountain Magnolia Inn Wedding: Kia + Mark

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From the “Sip, Sip, Hooray!” napkins to the golden accents that were sprinkled throughout, eye candy abounded at Kia and Mark’s Mountain Magnolia Inn wedding. Every detail was gorgeous and often witty. And, I cannot say enough how much I loved the maid of honor’s “MOH” hat – so awesome!

Photography: Jo Mathewes of Jen Yuson Photography

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Venue: Mountain Magnolia Inn
Floral: Carolyn’s Florals
Rentals: Classic Event Rental
Hair: Sarah Cagle
Makeup: Ali Lawless
Bridal Skirt: New York Bride
Bridal Top: UpToDateFashion on ETSY
Groom’s Bowties: Two Guys Bowties
Pies: Cindy Waseity
Videography: Viewfinders Studio
DJ: Chris Kiser

Blue Ridge Mountains Asheville Maternity Portrait

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My best-est buddy o’pal is expecting her second baby. So, of course, when she and her family came to visit us here in Asheville, I had to take some photos of her beautiful baby bump!

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Downtown Asheville Wedding: Alison + Tate

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Alison may be one of the sweetest brides that I have encountered and I love that she and Tate have been friends since elementary school.  They had absolutely perfect weather and their wedding highlights how beautiful a wedding right here in Asheville’s downtown and it’s surrounding area can truly be.  We traveled to The Renaissance, The Haywood Park Hotel, the Botanical Gardens, Central United Methodist Church and The Venue. And, I have to believe that Mary Bell of Mary Bell Events carries a magic wand that makes everything gorgeous wherever she goes!

Photography: Jen and Shawn

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Hotels: The Renaissance and The Haywood Park Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Central United Methodist Church
Reception Venue and Catering: The Venue
Wedding Planner: Mary Bell Events
Hair: Dee Dee Evans of Bella Chic Hair Salon
Makeup: Melissa Deboer of Pop of Color
Cake: Donatelli Cake Designs
Ceremony Music: Bear Stevens
Reception DJ: Chris Coloson of MRCS Mobile DJ
Transportation: Elite Limousine
Flowers: Flower Gallery Asheville
Videography: Aaron Morell with Grae Skye Studio

Blue Ridge Parkway Bridal Portrait

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Now that Alison is married, I can share this bridal portrait that we did on this beautiful mountain. From the moody fog to the sweeping views, we were thrilled to to have witnessed an array of different scenes from high on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek: Caitlin + Walter

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This was such a fun wedding that took place at The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek (in Sylva, NC). At the end of the ceremony, the groom’s sister and her band played The Beatles’ “When I’m 64.” They and a few guests also had kazoos and hummed along to the tune. Such a cute and unique idea!

Photographers: Jen and Shawn

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Venue: The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek
Wedding Planner: Weddings by Wendy
Hair/Makeup: Katie Lovett with Visage Salon
Cake: Short Street Cakes
Music: Affordable Entertainment
Catering: Food Experience
Rentals/Decor: East West Vintage Rental and Classic Event Rentals
Stationery: Whimsi Design
Flowers: East West Vintage Rental

Bryson City Land’s Creek Wedding: Alex + Joseph

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I was lucky enough to be able to spend not one day but two days with Alex and Joseph for their wedding weekend in Bryson City, NC.  When they first approached me, they told me how they wanted to spend the majority of their wedding day with their family and not have to worry about portraits of the two of them until the day after the wedding. It ended up being absolutely perfect intuition because seconds before their ceremony, the skies opened up with a torrential rain. But as we all know, rain on a wedding day is good luck and they will certainly have good luck in abundance! Thankfully, the rain let up just for us to do family and wedding party portraits.  The rain started up again right as we wrapped the last portrait.

The day after wedding portraits were relaxing and super fun as we hiked from waterfalls to riverbeds in the Smoky Mountains in beautiful weather. Such a great way to extend the wedding weekend!

Photography: Jen + Shawn

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Wedding Day Venue: Land’s Creek Cabins in Bryson City, North Carolina
Day After Location: Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina
Flowers: Martha White at The Blossom Shop, Charlotte, North Carolina
Makeup/Hair: Friend of the Bride

Black Mountain Sanctuary Wedding: Katie + Mike

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Black Mountain Sanctuary is often called a magical venue and with it’s lush forest scenery, it truly is. Our associate photographer Jo did an amazing job as always in photographing Katie and Mike’s wedding.

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Main Photographer: Jo
Venue: Black Mountain Sanctuary
Catering: Black-Eyed Susan Catering
Florist: Urban Farm Girl
Cake: Katy’s Cakery
Officiants: Pastor Carter Ellis, Reveren Lora Andrews
Shuttles: The Trolley Company
Pre-Dinner Music: Zoe + Cloyd
Band: Unspoken Tradition
Tent and Furnishings: Classic Event Rentals