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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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biltmore estate bridal portrait pintopinterest This beautiful lady got married at the end of June at the gorgeous Lioncrest at Biltmore Estate. I’m so excited to share the bridal portrait session we did just a couple weeks before she and German walked up the aisle and said “I do.” I think many brides would have awakened to the rainy weather we were greeted with and thought “Heck no, I’m not taking my wedding dress out in this!” Not Alyssa though… She happily put her wedding dress on and we headed over to the Biltmore Conservatory where we found the driest ground possible. bridal portrait in the biltmore estate rose garden pintopinterest Alyssa rocked her bridal session in the Rose Garden at the beautiful Biltmore Estate. How beautiful is she?! rose garden at the biltmore estate bridal portraits pintopinterest I love the back of Alyssa’s dress – the buttons and lace detailing were stunning. bridal portrait at the biltmore estate conservatory pintopinterest This is one of my favorites from our session. The inside of the Biltmore Conservatory is a lush, colorful oasis and on a cloudy/rainy day it was a much needed shelter! biltmore estate bride pintopinterest biltmore conservatory bridal sessionpintopinterest Though we were a little past the peak Rose Garden time, there were plenty of beautiful roses still in bloom. beautiful biltmore estate bride pintopinterest Alyssa’s makeup looked beautiful! biltmore estate conservatory asheville bride pintopinterest bridal portrait at the biltmore estate in asheville pintopinterest The weather cleared a bit and we headed to the lagoon for just a couple more outdoor portraits. I love this one of Alyssa up on the bridge by the lake at Biltmore! outdoor bridal session at biltmore pintopinterest beautiful asheville bridal session at the biltmore estate pintopinterest bridal portraits at the biltmore estate conservatory pintopinterest Another favorite from inside the Biltmore Conservatory!

I can’t wait to share Alyssa and German’s beautiful Lioncrest Biltmore Wedding with you soon!   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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Vineyards at Betty's Creek a luxury NC mountain wedding venuepintopinterest Oh, you guys…. Matt and I have photographed at many amazing wedding venues over the years…The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek left us saying “WOW!!” The amazing combination of rustic beauty, elegance, and privacy the property offers is unparalleled. Tracy, the event manager for Vineyards at Betty’s Creek, gave us a tour of the property and we got to see inside the four stunning buildings that couples (and their wedding party/family) have access to when they book their event at VBC.

Set near the Great Smoky Mountains in the heart of Nantahala National Forest, The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek offers a quintessential (and luxurious) mountain wedding experience. A stunning north carolina mountain wedding venue pintopinterest During our tour Tracy shared with us so many amazing facts about the property and how it came to be. The property consists of hundreds of acres (I believe Tracy said over 600 acres) of land that has now been placed under conservation. There are hiking trails on the property for guests to explore. You can see a map of the property in the image above – the brighter green section on the lower map is the part of the property utilized for weddings… Everything else is beautiful mountainous conservation land. The inside of Bettypintopinterest The Honeymoon Cottage at Betty’s Cellar is the home of the property’s original 1900’s wine cellar. The upstairs features a spacious loft area with a beautiful king-sized bed and luxurious ensuite bath with a giant clawfoot tub! Outside Betty’s Cellar is a beautiful stone patio where ceremonies can be held! The view from inside the lodge at the Vineyards at Betty's Creekpintopinterest The view from the Dunkard Barn Lodge is stunning as you look out over the onsite vineyard and surrounding mountains of Western North Carolina. cute outbuilding at Vineyards at Bettys Creek pintopinterest This little building is one of the many original outbuildings on the property that makes the perfect background for wedding party or bride and groom photos! This building is set right next to a stunning trout pond which is home to some of the healthiest looking trout I’ve seen! The beautiful Vineyards at Bettys Creek pintopinterest The Dunkard Barn Lodge hosts the main (and I might add – very luxurious) accommodations onsite for wedding party + families. Tracy shared with us how the barn was built originally in Pennsylvania. It was then moved in sections to North Carolina where it was reassembled on The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek Property. Set at the top of the vineyards and just a short walk from the main reception pavilion it boasts stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The inside of the lodge is striking, featuring custom-built furniture made from reclaimed lumber. The lodge patio offers space for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours or simply a quiet place to gather with friends! Dunkard Barn at Vineyards at Betty's Creek a beautiful mountain wedding venue pintopinterest Vineyards at Betty's Creek a luxurious mountain wedding venue in Sylva NCpintopinterest The view from The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek Pavilion is stunning… don’t you think?!? If you’re looking for a place to host your luxurious mountain wedding in Western North Carolina, we highly recommend getting in touch with Tracy at Betty’s Creek to set up a tour of the property – Info@TheVineyardsatBettysCreek.com!

We are so excited to photograph Abby and Tripp’s beautiful wedding at The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek tomorrow!! Stay tuned for pictures from their wedding day on our blog soon!
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