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vineyard at bettys creek wedding portrait by the honeymoon cottagepintopinterest This colorful summertime wedding at The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek was such a joy to photograph! Tucked up in the mountains west of Asheville The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek boasts lush green landscapes with beautiful vineyards, flower gardens and the most elegant mountain cabins + lodge to host your family + friends… It’s pretty much a photographers dream! Abby and Tripp along with the help of their wonderful Asheville wedding planner; Weddings by Wendy, planned this beautiful mountain wedding that was full of joy and laughter!

You might remember these two from their absolutely freezing wintertime engagement session at Dupont State Forest! I think we were all relieved that it was a bit warmer on their wedding day 🙂 wedding details at Vineyards at Bettys Creek pintopinterest vintage wedding ring at vineyards at bpintopinterest All of Abby’s details were stunning including her gorgeous bouquet by the talented Lauren at Sweet Stems Flower Bar, located right in Franklin NC vineyards at bettys creek wedding photographypintopinterest Abby’s beautiful wedding dress is easily one of my favorites from the season. It was so classically elegant with a few unique touches that were stunning – like the two bead strings that crossed in the back and a wonderfully flowy skirt that Abby rocked! vineyards at bettys creek bridal portrait pintopinterest Beautiful bride in honeymoon cottage at vineyards at bettys creek pintopinterest Abby and her girls got ready in the Honeymoon Cottage at Betty’s Cellar which has fabulous light and oh so much character! I also have to point out how much space the cabin offer’s which makes such a difference when you have a larger wedding party! bride getting ready at vineyards at bettys creekpintopinterest vineyards at bettys creek wedding photographypintopinterest Vineyards at Bettys Creek Weddingpintopinterest Moments before first look… I think they were both simultaneously a bit excited and nervous. bridal portrait at vineyards at bettys creekpintopinterest The outside of the Honeymoon Cottage is just gorgeous for portraits and there is a cute staircase that leads down to a patio in front of the cottage. This is where we chose to do Abby + Tripp’s first look. first look at vineyards at bettys creekpintopinterest A huge thank you to my talented second shooter Mabyn Ludke who captured the two images above along with other images sprinkled in this post! first look at vineyards at bettys creekpintopinterest first look at vineyards at bettys creekpintopinterest Gentlemen take note…Tripp brought a gift for Abby to open during first look…. It was adorable. first look at vineyards at bettys creekpintopinterest first look at vineyards at bettys creekpintopinterest vineyards at bettys creek mountain wedding pintopinterest These two are the sweetest.. The light by the cottage is perfect… All THE TIME! From a photographers perspective this is amazing! bride and groom at vineyards at betty's creek wedding pintopinterest bridesmaids in the honeymoon cottage at vineyards at bettys creek pintopinterest wedding party at vineyards at bettys creek pintopinterest There are so many great buildings and landscapes at Betty’s Creek we always like to block in plenty of time for photo’s either before the ceremony (first look is the bomb!) or directly after! sweet stems flower bar bouquet pintopinterest The bridesmaids bouquets were so colorful and beautiful – they went perfectly with their gorgeous bridesmaid dresses! colorful vineyards at bettys creek wedding bridesmaidspintopinterest bride on the steps by vineyards at bettys creek honeymoon cabinpintopinterest I always like to take 5-10 minutes for some bridal portraits before the ceremony while hair + makeup is fresh! Abby looked absolutely stunning and made my job super easy!! Vineyards at bettys creek bridal portrait pintopinterest beautiful bride holding her colorful bouquet at vineyards at bettys creek pintopinterest Vineyards at Bettys Creek Weddingpintopinterest Once we were done with bridal portraits outside Betty’s Cellar Abby’s dad made his way into the cottage to see his daughter!! Love his beaming smile as her see’s her in her wedding dress for the first time! Vineyards at Bettys Creek Weddingpintopinterest This wedding is to good to rush through so I will be sharing their beautiful wooded ceremony, more couples portraits and their fabulous reception on our blog in the next few days! A huge thank you to the awesome team of vendors and of course to Abby + Tripp who trusted me to capture their day!!

AMW Studios – an Asheville wedding photography studio run by Ariel and Matt – We are located in the mountains of Western NC and available for destination wedding photography worldwide… We specialize in creating modern + dynamic imagery for adventurous couples. Getting married or know someone getting married? We are now booking weddings, adventure engagement sessions & lifestyle portraits for 2018 and 2019! Drop us a line – info@amwstudios.com – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…
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Cathie and Tod had a casual outdoorsy wedding at Oskar Blue’s REEB Ranch in beautiful Brevard NC! These two (along with most of the guests in attendance) are pretty serious mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts so hosting their wedding at this bike + adventure friendly wedding venue meant that everyone got to enjoy themselves a good deal even before the wedding portion of the celebration started!

I knew from our initial meeting at Charlotte’s National Whitewater Center that Cathie and Tod would be a dream to work with and their wedding would be right up our alley! From the get go we were chatting excitedly back and forth about possible outdoorsy engagement session ideas… We settled on Blowing Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway as a good place to meet in the spring for their session. Incase you missed my original blog post here is a link to their fun and adventurous blowing rock engagement session

REEB Ranch Wedding in Brevard NCpintopinterest Cathy meticulously bent copper wire into these beautiful miniature bike’s as part of their table top decorations… They were awesome! bike friendly wedding at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch pintopinterest The day started off a bit rainy but ended with beautiful sunny skies and dancing under the stars! REEB Ranch Wedding in Brevard NCpintopinterest REEB Ranch Wedding in Brevard NCpintopinterest The biggest thing I noticed and loved about Cathy is that she was always smiling… Sometimes I find myself needing to remind our brides to sit back, relax and smile… Cathy had no problems remembering to be in the moment and enjoy her day! Oskar Blue's REEB Ranch bride pintopinterest Bride and Bike at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch pintopinterest Bride and Groom at their REEB Ranch Wedding pintopinterest bride and groom portraits at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch pintopinterest Bride with Umbrella at Reeb Ranch pintopinterest An outdoor wedding at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch pintopinterest An outdoor wedding at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch pintopinterest An outdoor wedding at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch pintopinterest Bridal Portrait at REEB Ranch wedding in Brevard NCpintopinterest This is quite possibly my favorite image of Cathy from her wedding day! REEB Ranch Wedding in Brevard NCpintopinterest Wedding day portraits at oskar blues reeb ranchpintopinterest REEB Ranch has this beautiful set of waterfalls tucked up a dirt road behind the reception barn. Its a few minutes walk but well worth adventuring back there!! We were excited when Cathy and Tod suggested heading up their for some portraits! bride and groom by the waterfall at REEB Ranch pintopinterest Wedding day portraits at oskar blues reeb ranchpintopinterest I love the images above of Cathy + Tod, they are very at ease together and have a tendency to laugh a lot… This makes for some cute moments! Wedding day portraits at oskar blues reeb ranchpintopinterest waterfall portraits with bride and groom at Oskar Blues REEB Ranchpintopinterest Oskar Blues REEB Ranch pintopinterest guests at REEB Ranch wedding pintopinterest REEB Ranch Wedding in Brevard NCpintopinterest One of the younger wedding guests treated us to some tunes… She was adorable! REEB Ranch Wedding in Brevard NCpintopinterest Rather than having a sparkler send off… Cathy and Tod had their guests gather around them with sparklers for a special dance. This worked great and led to some pretty images! last dance with sparklers at Oskar Blues wedding pintopinterest

A huge congratulations to Cathy + Tod! We had a blast capturing your day!!!

  AMW Studios – an Asheville wedding photography studio run by Ariel and Matt – We are located in the mountains of Western NC and available for destination wedding photography worldwide… We specialize in creating modern + dynamic imagery for adventurous couples. Getting married or know someone getting married? We are now booking weddings, adventure engagement sessions & lifestyle portraits for 2018 and 2019! Drop us a line – info@amwstudios.com – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…
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equine lifestyle portrait in tryon ncpintopinterest What a fun time I had with these two cuties – the bond they’ve developed over the years is undeniable! Most who know me well know that I grew up riding horses here in Western NC. It’s been fun to combine two of my big passions – photography and horses – for some recent equine sessions! For this session I traveled up the mountain to Hendersonville where Blackberry Stables is located and there I photographed a few different girls with their adorable 4-legged partners! tryon nc equine photographpintopinterest lifestyle equine portraiture in polk countypintopinterest a girl and her horse in tryonpintopinterest Gryffin was such a good boy… I’d even go as far as saying that he enjoyed being in front of the camera! tryon lifestyle equine photographerpintopinterest horse photographer tryon ncpintopinterest nc and tryon equine photograph on the farmpintopinterest This is one of my favorites from the day! tryon equestrian portraitpintopinterest tryon equine photopintopinterest How cute are these two?! tryon equine photographerpintopinterest life at the barn in tryon ncpintopinterest AMW Studios – an Asheville wedding & lifestyle photography studio run by Ariel and Matt – We are located in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and available for destination wedding photography worldwide… We specialize in creating modern + dynamic imagery for adventurous couples. Getting married or know someone getting married? We are now booking weddings, adventure engagement sessions & lifestyle portraits for 2017 and 2018! Drop us a line – info@amwstudios.com – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…
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beautiful rainbow in the mountains pintopinterest You guys, I had SO much fun capturing this amazing mountaintop proposal! Admittedly it was a bit of an adventure before everything came together perfectly for these two. Matt had to be so very patient because mother nature had other ideas in her head and her own timeline in mind. You see, when Matt originally contacted me the plan was for him to propose at sunset on top of beautiful Max Patch. The weather forecast was a bit iffy for that evening but we texted back and forth and decided to take a chance. As I hit the road the weather looked a bit more promising, we had sunshine and even a few beautiful puffy clouds. I was excited… This was all going to come together simply perfectly for Matt and Sarah! As I got exited I-40 and made the turn north into the mountains the sky opened up… I mean, serious torrential downpour. I quickly pulled off the road and texted Matt an update. He and Sarah had just hit the road and we decided to continue with the plan in the hopes the storm would blow on through. The further I drove up the long windy dirt road the worse the weather got. I made it up to the parking lot and jumped out of the car…. Rain, wind… I waited a few minutes, hoping for some sign that the weather might decide to cooperate. No such luck. We opted to come up with a Plan B… montreat college hiking trails pintopinterest To make a long story short, mother nature didn’t exactly cooperate with Plan B either… Sunrise up at Craggy Garden’s was gusty, foggy and rainy. We decided to touch base after breakfast and I got to searching for a place close to Asheville with a beautiful mountain view. I found Lookout Mountain in beautiful Black Mountain. It was a short hike up to a craggy top with gorgeous mountain views. It sounded perfect! The sun was out and finally things were coming together for Matt to pop the question! black mountain lookout trailhead pintopinterest I hiked up about a 1/2 hour ahead of Sarah and Matt so I could get into place inconspicuously before they arrived! This also gave me time to shoot a few scene setting images! lookout mountain in black mountain nc pintopinterest The view from the top of Lookout Mountain was gorgeous! black mountains near asheville ncpintopinterest a mountaintop adventure engagement pintopinterest When Sarah and Matt first arrived there were quite a few people lingering on the summit.. Eventually though they had a quiet few moments and… mountaintop engagement proposal pintopinterest a beautiful adventure mountaintop proposal pintopinterest The image above and the one below are two of my favorites from the day! How cute are they?! mountaintop surprise proposalpintopinterest mountaintop surprise proposalpintopinterest mountaintop surprise proposalpintopinterest Sarah admiring her beautiful ring!! mountaintop surprise proposalpintopinterest asheville adventure engagement session pintopinterest On the way back down the trail we took our time and stopped to take some photo’s of these two enjoying the day! I love how joyful these two are! asheville adventure engagement session pintopinterest asheville adventure engagement session pintopinterest black mountain engagement sessionpintopinterest black mountain engagement sessionpintopinterest black mountain engagement sessionpintopinterest black mountain engagement sessionpintopinterest black mountain engagement sessionpintopinterest Love the one of Sarah above! Also… Notice the matching footwear… Chaco’s forever! Yup, adorable! adventure engagement session in the mountains pintopinterest Western NC’s rhododendron tunnel’s never get old! black mountain engagement sessionpintopinterest asheville engagement session in the mountainspintopinterest asheville engagement session in the mountainspintopinterest asheville engagement session in the mountainspintopinterest asheville engagement session in the mountainspintopinterest Isn’t Sarah’s ring gorgeous?! I certainly think it is!! lookout mountain adventure proposal pintopinterest Congratulations to Sarah and Matt on their engagement! We can’t wait to document their winter wedding in Greenville SC at gorgeous Twigs Tempietto

AMW Studios – an Asheville wedding photography studio run by Ariel and Matt – We are located in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and available for destination wedding photography worldwide… We specialize in creating modern + dynamic imagery for adventurous couples. Getting married or know someone getting married? We are now booking weddings, adventure engagement sessions & lifestyle portraits for 2017 and 2018! Drop us a line – info@amwstudios.com – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…
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precious newborn with his dad in tryon nc pintopinterest This little dude is soooo cute! I was lucky enough to photograph Gryffin about a month after he was born. For newborn sessions I always like to travel to your home and this session was no different. I got to shoot very close to where we live in beautiful Tryon, NC, since Gryffin and his mommy and daddy live right down the road from us! lifestyle family photographer in Tryon NCpintopinterest adorable baby posing for portraits in tryon nc pintopinterest We specialize in lifestyle newborn photography. While we always get a few posed pictures of baby with mom + dad we really love the more candid moments that happen in the home. newborn photographer polk county ncpintopinterest Look at those beautiful blue eyes! lifestyle newborn photographer in tryon nc pintopinterest newborn and family photo tryon nc pintopinterest Love the one above of baby Gryffin’s hands intertwined with his mom and dad’s. newborn and family photography tryon nc pintopinterest newborn and mom during photo session in tryon pintopinterest Just a month old and he’s already trying to smile for the camera…. So cute! western nc lifestyle newborn photography pintopinterest Window light makes for the best light… You can go dramatic and get a nice dark background when positioning your subject close to the window. baby photographer flatrock nc pintopinterest A little skeptical of the huge camera pointed at his face! lifestyle family photography pintopinterest Don’t they make a beautiful family?! I think so! lifestyle newborn photographer tryon nc pintopinterest Little baby feet! lifestyle family photography Tryon pintopinterest AMW Studios is a lifestyle family and wedding photographer based in Tryon, NC nestled near Asheville NC at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are now booking weddings, adventure engagement sessions & lifestyle portraits for 2017 and 2018! Drop us a line – info@amwstudios.com – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…
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