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Grand Central Station wedding portraitspintopinterest Okay, grab yourself a drink (again) because here is part two of Heidi and Andrew’s NYC wedding. If you haven’t seen part one stop right here and follow this link to check it out!!! Okay, now that you’re all caught up, I’m so excited to share with you more of this amazing wedding. We left off with some bride and groom portraits in Grand Central Station and we’re continuing today with a few photos in Central Park followed by their sunset ceremony on the top deck of The Atlantica and an epic dance party while cruising the NY Harbor! A chic NYC weddingpintopinterest As we headed (via a hot limo) from Grand Central, Andrew snagged a couple photo’s of his bride admiring the view…Those iconic city streets. A chic NYC wedding pintopinterest Central Park wedding portraitspintopinterest Have you seen a cuter ring bearer?! Not sure if we have! Central Park wedding portraitspintopinterest Central Park wedding portraitspintopinterest Love this one of Heidi and Andrew! A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest When we got to Chelsea Pier’s, I hurried inside to grab just a couple details before all the guests boarded the Yacht! A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC pintopinterest The lower level of the yacht was set for dinner, beautiful and classic!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest Noticing that the sun was starting to get low on the horizon I went to grab Heidi + Andrew for some impromptu photo’s on the top deck! Wedding party pictures on The Atlantica Yacht in NYCpintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYCpintopinterest I’m glad I did! Man, the light was amazing!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYCpintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest Wedding party pictures on The Atlantica Yacht in NYCpintopinterest We had a few minutes before the ceremony to sneak a couple images of the wedding party! Wedding party pictures on The Atlantica Yacht in NYCpintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC | Sunset ceremony on The Atlanticapintopinterest Isn’t this adorable?! A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC | Sunset ceremony on The Atlanticapintopinterest Heidi’s two amazing kids walked her down the aisle, it was darling!!! pintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC | Sunset ceremony on The Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC | Sunset ceremony on The Atlanticapintopinterest As the ceremony progressed, the boat pulled up along side Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the guests were treated to a gorgeous view! A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC | Sunset ceremony on The Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC | Sunset ceremony on The Atlanticapintopinterest These two are adorable and were so so excited to pronounced husband and wife!!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding in NYC | Sunset ceremony on The Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest After the ceremony everyone headed downstairs to the middle stateroom where guests grabbed drinks and circled around to watch Heidi and Andrew celebrate their first dance!!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest It was a pretty epic first dance!!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest THEN… The party started!!! And boy what a party it was!! I have to say, I was impressed… Not only was their some pretty awesome dancing but it also took place on a moving boat and no one fell over!!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest Occasionally we would step out to take in the ever changing scenery and snap a couple quick photos!!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest Again with those awesome dance moves!!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest By far one of the most memorable parts of the evening was pulling up to the Statue of Liberty at around 11 at night… The yacht get’s so close to the statue, you can see all the details on Lady Liberty’s face… it’s amazing!!! I can honestly say that, short of working on another Elite Charter’s wedding, I will probably never get the opportunity to take a photograph of the Statue of Liberty in quite the same way again! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest The party continued… until 1am! Those New Yorkers sure know how to party!!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest I don’t normally post so many party pictures but we had so much fun with this crowd!!! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest The bubble exit off The Atlantica made for some cool photo’s! A Luxury Yacht Wedding reception in NYC on the Atlanticapintopinterest I’ll end with two night portraits take from the top deck of the Atlantica! The Brooklyn Bridge (which is where Andrew proposed to Heidi) is in the background!!! Epic Bride and Groom portraits on The Atlantica during a yacht wedding in the NY Harborpintopinterest Epic Bride and Groom portraits on The Atlantica during a yacht wedding in the NY Harborpintopinterest A huge thank you to Heidi and Andrew for asking us to travel up to NYC to document their wedding day!!! What a blast it was!!!
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A wedding portrait in Grand Central Station during a NYC weddingpintopinterest Oh gosh you guys… Grab a favorite beverage and pull up a seat because this is going to be a long one… Back in August Matt and I traveled to New York City to photograph Heidi and Andrew’s wedding! The day started on land at The Plaza to be exact and ended cruising the Hudson River on a gorgeous yacht chartered by Elite Private Charters! Between intimate (haha.. you’ll see…) first look in front of a crowd at the stunning and historic Grand Central Station to wedding party pictures in Central Park, this wedding couldn’t have been more “New York” if you tried! We were thrilled to go along for the ride! A wedding portrait in Grand Central Station during a NYC weddingpintopinterest Despite being VERY busy, Grand Central was the backdrop for some of my favorite portraits from the day! A wedding portrait in Grand Central Station during a NYC weddingpintopinterest

You might remember these two from their fall engagement session in Asheville at the NC Arboretum. Needless to say, as awesome as their Asheville engagement was, their wedding was even better! Heidi planned their wedding out with precise detail and in spite of all the moving parts which left plenty to go wrong (you know NYC is not exactly known for quick travel), traffic kept moving (for the most part) and things came together perfectly!

A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza  pintopinterest A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza  pintopinterest The Plaza’s rooms are big and have beautiful window light which helped me out when it came time to shoot all of Heidi’s beautiful details! I adored Heidi’s choice of flowers, her cascading bouquet made of white orchids was so classy! A chic NYC wedding getting ready at The Plaza  pintopinterest A chic NYC wedding getting ready at The Plaza  pintopinterest Manhattan’s skyline made a great backdrop for a couple detail shots! Notice the Empire State building back there?! A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza pintopinterest Oh how I love photographing beautiful brides and their sparkly Jimmy Choo’s! A chic NYC wedding getting ready at The Plaza  pintopinterest Oh Heidi, you are such a beautiful bride! Andrew is one lucky man! A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza  pintopinterest How cute is she?! I absolutely love her flower girl dress! A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza pintopinterest A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza pintopinterest A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza pintopinterest Not only is Andrew a very handsome dude but he is one of the nicest people you’ll meet… Yup, Heidi is one lucky lady! pintopinterest A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza pintopinterest Some of the fun gifts given to the groomsmen and ring bearer! A chic NYC wedding at The Plaza pintopinterest Bridal portraits in The Plaza lobbypintopinterest Here comes what was easily my favorite first look of the season, at Grand Central Terminal amongst a crowd of people… epic first look in grand central station pintopinterest Grand Central Station wedding portraitspintopinterest Heidi and Andrew’s wedding party watched from the balcony! Grand Central Station wedding portraitspintopinterest Grand Central Station wedding portraitspintopinterest I’m not gonna lie… I was very worried about shooting bride and groom portraits in Grand Central! When we have a limited time for couples portraits I like being able to control the background, in this case I knew we’d be dealing with hundreds of moving people. What I never in a million years would have predicted is 1. Just how much those people in the background added to the pictures (especially the first look image above!) and 2. How courteous people were about stepping out of the way when asked (politely of course). The result ended up being some of my favorite couples portraits of the season! Grand Central Station wedding portraitspintopinterest Grand Central Station wedding portraitspintopinterest Grand Central Wedding Portrait pintopinterest And I’m going to stop right here and break this beautiful New York City wedding into two parts! Check back tomorrow for images from Central Park and their epic sunset wedding ceremony + dance party on a yacht!

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Tryon NC family and pet photographerpintopinterest When given the option of presents or a puppy for Christmas what do you think our kids chose?!?! You guessed it… A puppy! Now, this was no spur of the moment decision, Matt and I have talk about adding a canine kid to the mix for a couple years now… We would even visit the local humane society and cuddle the cute puppies. Our kids (particularly Aydon) has begged us for a few years now, to get a puppy and we’ve always been tempted but it was never the right time. When 2016 wedding season came to a close in November Matt and I finally decided it was time to add a 4 legged furry hiking pal to the mix. Once we decided it was a go, it didn’t take us long to make our way over to Greenville Humane Society (who is awesome by the way!) to pick out the latest addition to our family! Enter, Denali, the only brown pup amongst all her jet black brothers and sisters. Matt immediately picked her out! Tryon NC family and pet photographerpintopinterest This is Denali 2 weeks after we got her… she is wicked smart and has very quickly mastered simple commands like sit, wait, come. She is (knock on wood) entirely house trained and is beginning to learn simply tricks like “paw”. Go Denali! Tryon NC family and pet photographerpintopinterest We’ve had her for about 4 weeks now and she has become an irreplaceable member of our family. She is super loyal and takes daily naps with Piper (pictures of that soon!). Tryon NC family and pet photographerpintopinterest Tryon NC family and pet photographerpintopinterest Aydon and her are inseparable!

It will be a while yet before she can go on longer hikes but we cannot wait till the day when we can take her adventuring in the mountains on her first backpacking trip! Stayed tuned for many more adventures!
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crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Megan and Will held their destination wedding in Asheville just a couple weeks ago and we were very excited to document the festivities. They along with their family and friends were some of the nicest people! You might recognize them from my recent post with images from their adventure photo session at Max Patch , we had a blast taking some day after the wedding portraits up in the mountains outside of Asheville. Today I’m excited to share their beautiful Asheville wedding at The Crest Center and Pavillion, it was the perfect fall day and what a beautiful venue this is! The Crest Center is managed by M7 Event Solutions and what a pleasure the team was to work with, Megan and Will’s wedding day ran smoothly, the food was amazing and everyone was so friendly! Now Megan and Will, these two are perfect for each other. We knew within just a couple hours that these two were a couple we could easily have a beer with and chat for hours about mutual interests; hiking, Colorado (they just moved there), the outdoors, good beer, pup’s (they have an adorable fur-kid) etc… The list goes on. Anyways, I’m thrilled to share just a few favorites from Megan and Will’s beautiful Asheville wedding. crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest What a beautiful bride Megan is! crestcenterwedding-0930-01pintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Doesn’t Will look handsome… These two made our job easy! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Will and his groomsman Sean had some fun flying drones, with virtual reality glasses… Matt… Well he had some fun photographing them in their goggles… crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest So cool! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Pretty lady! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest These bouquets by Elaine with Urban Farm Girl were beautiful! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest The Crest Pavillion boasts such a gorgeous ceremony location with the mountains west of Asheville the feature point. crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Love this one of Megan during Will’s vows. crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest The clouds as the sun began to set were simply gorgeous! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Love these two portraits of Megan and Will! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crestcenterwedding-0930-05pintopinterest crestcenterwedding-160930-73pintopinterest Megan and Will’s reception decor was very personalized. In fact they collected growlers from their favorite local breweries as vases to hold the flowers…. How cool is that?! A couple after our own hearts! crestcenterwedding-0930-04pintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Their cake was beautiful, made by Waynette with Sweet Promises a local Asheville cake baker. crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest The view from The Crest Pavillion is beautiful! The Crest center is set up on a mountain about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and has a stunning view of downtown as well as all the surrounding mountains! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest The Pavillion has lot’s of corners for us to tuck our off camera flashes in, which makes for great reception lighting! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Sandy with Sound Extreme kept the dance floor packed, if you’re looking for a fabulous DJ I highly recommend him! crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest crest center wedding in ashevillepintopinterest Matt and I had fun setting up this end of the night photo with some sparklers!! Love it!

If you know anyone who’s engaged and planning their Asheville or destination wedding… AMW Studios is currently booking Asheville weddings, engagement and family sessions for 2017 and 2018! Planning an Asheville (or Destination) wedding? We’d love to hear more about your wedding plans!! In addition to being Asheville wedding photographers, we also photograph weddings in Boone, Blowing Rock, Cashiers, The Great Smoky Mountains and beyond!! Let us know where you’re getting married, we’ll be there!
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