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two guys jump for joy at their backyard asheville weddingpintopinterest This wedding I’m sharing today is one of my all time favorites, yet another one that for some unknowing reason I have not gotten around to blogging yet!!! I’m so very excited to share it with you today! Casey and Kevin’s wedding was not only gorgeous, it was full of emotion and hands down one of the most pants-splittingly (spell check does not like this word) fun weddings… Literally, that fun jumping photo above, well Casey walked away with his pants split completely up the back – 10 minutes before they were supposed to walk down the aisle! Here is where I throw in the disclaimer that we DID NOT ask them to do this…. This was all their idea, we were just innocent bystanders who promised eagerly to photograph their following antics. Now I think we can agree that most people would have been perturbed about splitting their suite pants just before they get married, not these guys, they just laughed it off and went to find the sewing kit/ducktape. Needless to say these two are rockstars and we had a blast capturing their wedding day! asheville mountaintop wedding ceremony sitepintopinterest Kevin and Casey’s wedding ceremony took place on top of a grassy hill with Mount Monadnock in the background. Kevin’s dad made all the benches out of recycled wood and they were placed in a circle so that all of the wedding guests would be facing in towards the two grooms as they said their vows! It was such a unique layout and so much fun to photograph! adventure mountain wedding in asheville pintopinterest rustic asheville wedding details include custom logo pintopinterest Kevin and Casey designed a custom logo for their wedding day and it was used throughout the day as a special touch… Everything from signs with the logo directing their guests where to go, to custom temporary tattoos for their guests to adorn themselves with! beautiful mountaintop rustic wedding programpintopinterest intimate backyard asheville wedding pintopinterest circular asheville wedding ceremony set uppintopinterest LOVED the circular ceremony set up that Casey and Kevin chose for their mountain ceremony. same sex asheville wedding portraitpintopinterest asheville woodsy same sex wedding pintopinterest These two were naturals in front of the camera! gorgeous mountain wedding portraits in the blue ridge mountainspintopinterest gorgeous tented wedding detailspintopinterest Live Free or Die – the New Hampshire state motto was displayed under the gorgeous sailcloth tent. I’m fairly certain Kevin and Casey cut these letter’s themselves! beautiful wild flowers under sailcloth tentpintopinterest hand chiseled rustic wedding bandspintopinterest asian inspired slider station during tented asheville wedding pintopinterest Casey and Kevin chose to forgo a traditional sit down dinner and instead decided on a New York food truck theme. They had a bunch of different stations spread throughout the tent that represented food you usually see being offered from food trucks; Asian dumpling and noodle station, slider station, taco station with fresh guacamole and salsa and a hot dog station. For dessert they had a make your own ice cream sandwich bar with homemade cookies, OMG, so good! asheville wedding guests in kayakpintopinterest custom wedding stamps provided to guestspintopinterest Aren’t those tattoos the most awesome thing ever?! We thought so! custom centerpieces during asheville tented wedding pintopinterest The flowers were beautiful and simple, handpicked by Casey’s + Kevin’s friends and family the day before the wedding. these two grooms were so excited to get introducedpintopinterest an epic first song instead of traditional first dancepintopinterest As if their wedding wasn’t epic enough already… These two grooms chose to perform a karaoke first song instead of a first dance, their good friend joined them on guitar! It was amazing and as you can hopefully tell from the photos, they and their guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves! asheville wedding guests loved karaoke pintopinterest same sex asheville wedding receptionpintopinterest tented wedding ceremony speachespintopinterest adorable kid at outdoor weddingpintopinterest creative portrait of asheville wedding guest pintopinterest asheville same sex wedding groom laughingpintopinterest two grooms pose for asheville wedding portraitpintopinterest Matt decided it was time to climb a ladder… so he made the photograph above, LOVE it! two grooms pose for wedding portraits during their mountaintop weddingpintopinterest grooms colorful converse shoes pintopinterest gorgeous boutonnieres for same sex asheville wedding  pintopinterest luminary lanters lit the paths to and from sailcloth ten pintopinterest handmade gorgeous lanterns hung from sailcloth tentpintopinterest Okay if you can’t tell, we have a little crush on these two… But seriously, the lanterns?! You guessed it… Kevin made them himself, out of STRAWS!!! How cool is that?! Yup, like the straws you drink from. Every twinkly lit lantern you see in the tent is made from them. wedding guests showing off their custom tattoospintopinterest Those tattoos.. Quite popular amongst the guests! wedding guests dancing during backyard asheville weddingpintopinterest wedding guests laughing at dancerspintopinterest asheville wedding guests sang to two groomspintopinterest homemade photobooth for backyard asheville weddingpintopinterest wedding guests on dancefloor during asheville tented weddingpintopinterest groom dancing during his tented wedding reception in ashevillepintopinterest gorgeous sailcloth tent lit up at night pintopinterest Sailcloth Tent’s look absolutely gorgeous all lit up at night! end of the night asheville wedding portrait pintopinterest Thanks so much to our two amazing grooms Kevin + Casey for trusting us to document their amazing wedding day!!

AMW Studios is currently booking Asheville weddings, engagement and family sessions for 2016 and 2017! Planning an Asheville 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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engaged couple poses for engagement photo in front of Biltmore Mansion pintopinterest I’m so, so excited to share a few of my favorite images from a recent engagement session I photographed at the stunning Biltmore Estate! This beautiful estate is a photographers dream and while I grew up visiting the estate, it was my first time shooting there. I can not wait till we photograph our first Biltmore Estate wedding!

A huge congratulations to Kristen and Marc, they recently got engaged and are in the process of planning their wedding in Louisville KY this summer! We had an absolute ball wandering the Biltmore grounds, I think all three of us laughed enough to make our cheeks hurt. They were rock stars in front of the camera and I think these photo’s are evidence of that! Biltmore estate wisteria silhouette of engaged couplepintopinterest This is one of my absolute favorites from Kristen and Marc’s Biltmore engagement session 🙂 Yup, that’s Mount Pisgah in the background! Biltmore estate engagement photo of couple in front of mansionpintopinterest biltmore estate engagement photo on veranda with mountains behindpintopinterest The veranda on the side of the Biltmore house offers a spectacular view of the blue ridge mountains! biltmore mansion italian garden engagement photo silhouettepintopinterest The water lilies in the Biltmore’s Italian Garden was backlit by the setting sun and made for a gorgeous silhouette with Kristen and Marc. beautiful engaged couple underneath biltmore estate wisteria pintopinterest beautiful architecture at the biltmore estate during engagement sessionpintopinterest Love this one… The ornate wall at the front of the Biltmore House was a perfect backdrop… Can’t you tell these two are very much in love? engaged couple holding hands during biltmore engagement sessionpintopinterest biltmore estate conservatory engagement photopintopinterest The Biltmore Conservatory wasn’t open when we arrived, but it made for a great backdrop. Did you know that the Biltmore hosts weddings at the conservatory, under the stars! beautiful irises at the biltmore estate engagement sessionpintopinterest Kristen and Marc, thank you so much for having AMW Studios photograph your engagement session at the gorgeous Biltmore Estate!!

AMW Studios is currently booking Asheville weddings, engagement and family sessions for 2016 and 2017! Planning an Asheville 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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isla mujeres wedding bride and groom kiss on rocky coastlinepintopinterest I absolutely cannot believe that this gorgeous destination wedding on Isla Mujeres Mexico is just now hitting the blog. Silly me. Isla Mujeres… If you haven’t been there, GO… If you have been there, you’re probably just like us and want to go again… Located just 8 miles off the coast of Cancun Mexico, it’s this 4 mile long oasis of an island with fantastic food, gorgeous beaches and a lot of culture. Photographing destination weddings is a ton of fun but it is also A LOT of work… It’s a whirlwind really and 90% of the time we’re left with just a few hours in the afternoon of our last day to do some exploring. We usually use these last few hours to take some travel photos which end up in our couples gallery as well. Making the most of the few hours you do have to explore a new destination is overwhelming because let’s face it – you want to see it all. Well, Isla is only 4 miles long and MAYBE a half mile wide at it’s widest point… We rented this little lime green three wheeled car and saw the whole island – 3 times (or maybe 4). We didn’t see it all with particular detail (except the few spots we chose to get out and photograph) but that was part of the fun. Stay tuned, I promise to post a photo of Matt and I in our little three wheeled lime green speed demon. Anyways, let’s get back to the main point of this whole post which is to feature some of our favorite images from Melissa and Ray’s intimate, fun destination wedding weekend.

A huge thank you to the amazing Tiffany with Sunhorse Weddings and the awesome staff at Zama Beach Club for working hard to keep the day running smoothly!!! You guys were so awesome to work with!

Melissa and Ray, thank you so much for having us there to photograph your wonderful wedding! isla mujeres wedding portrait on oceanside cliffpintopinterest The cliffs of Isla Mujeres made for some fabulous awesome wedding portraits! isla mujeres beachside walk during destination wedding pintopinterest gorgeous beaches and boats isla mujeres photographypintopinterest Isla Mujeres is so full of charm and character, from the fishing boats and white sand beaches to the rocky coastline and cute downtown shops – We can’t wait to go back and spend more time exploring!! isla mujeres cliff walk adventure photopintopinterest beautiful beachy wedding details for isla mujeres weddingpintopinterest Melissa got ready at the beautiful Ixchel Beach Hotel before heading to Zama Beach club to get married! Zamabeachclubwedding-1125-5pintopinterest bridal makeup during destination wedding in mexico pintopinterest isla mujeres destination wedding groom  in golf cart pintopinterest How can you not love Ray’s sweet wedding day transportation… ?!?! It’s not every day you see the groom driving himself to his wedding in a golf cart, only on Isla… gorgeous isla mujeres bridal portrait pintopinterest What a beautiful bride Melissa was!! sunset portrait on zama beach club pierpintopinterest I can’t help but include this photo from their rehearsal dinner at Zama Beach club the night before… Isla Mujeres Bridal portrait on Ixchel hotel balcony pintopinterest Melissa’s gorgeous wedding dress was hand sewn by my great aunt for my mother in 1975. Isn’t that so sweet?! fruity drink and colorful flowers at zama beach club wedding pintopinterest zama beach club reception detailspintopinterest gorgeous zama beach club wedding scrollspintopinterest All of Melissa and Ray’s details were gorgeous and so perfect for Zama Beach Club and the beauty that surrounded! zama beach club wedding ceremony archwaypintopinterest gorgeous zama beach club reception tablescapepintopinterest zama beach club wedding program scrollspintopinterest gorgeous beach ceremony at Zama Beach Club pintopinterest Zama Beach Club’s ceremony spot is right on the water and if you look closely you can see Cancun off in the distance! Couple walks down dock after Zama Beach Club ceremonypintopinterest bride and groom walking down zama beach club dock pintopinterest beautiful bridesmaids walking on beach on Isla Mujerespintopinterest I love this one of Melissa and her girls walking down the beach at Zama. Zama Beach club at night pintopinterest Zama Beach club all light up at night was simply beautiful! I love this photo Matt captured – very peaceful! Zama Beach Club wedding cakepintopinterest Zama Beach club pool bride and groom portrait pintopinterest Love this wedding portrait of Melissa and Ray by the tiered pools at Zama Beach Club. Their dinner reception took place just behind them under the lanterns, how pretty it was!! zama beach club first dance pintopinterest bride dancing barefoot at her destination wedding pintopinterest Zama Beach club lit up at night pintopinterest Matt’s the night shot pro – Here is another he took of the front of Zama Beach Club light up at night! bride and groom at night on dock at zama beach club pintopinterest The next morning we woke early to catch the sunrise and how beautiful it was!! Melissa and Ray were troopers and rose with the sun for there Isla Mujeres trash the dress session. We started out at the beautiful beach home they rented, a perfect place! Sunrise on the Isla Mujeres coast pintopinterest Bride and Groom at sunrise for trash the dress session pintopinterest Just taking in the gorgeous sunrise!! bride and groom kissing at sunrise during Trash the Dress session on Isla Mujeres pintopinterest One of my absolute favorites!! rest and relaxation on the balcony of private home on Isla Mujerespintopinterest What a place to put your feet up… Love the rocky coastline of Isla Mujeres! bride and groom kissing on isla  Mujeres cliffspintopinterest bride and groom walks by the gorgeous ocean on Isla Mujerespintopinterest bride and groom hold hands and show off ringspintopinterest This gorgeous walking path along the water was a perfect location for some oceanside portraits!! bride and groom embrace on the rocky isla mujeres coastline pintopinterest bride and groom kiss in front of colorful building on Isla Mujerespintopinterest Love the colorful buildings scattered all over the island, they make for great backdrops!!

A huge thank you to Melissa and Ray for trusting us to photograph your amazing wedding on Isla Mujeres. Your family and friends were so so welcoming and we can’t think of a better group of people to spend a weekend with!

We are currently booking weddings for 2016 and 2017! AMW Studios is available for weddings here in Asheville NC + Charleston SC and beyond. If couldn’t tell from the post about, we absolutely love destination weddings and are available for travel worldwide. Planning a wedding on Isla Mujeres?! We’d love to chat!

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wedding day portrait at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston pintopinterest Last week we had the pleasure of photographing Kelly and Mark’s gorgeous spring wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston. WOW, I really can’t think of a better way to kick off our 2016 wedding season!! The grounds are vast, I’m convinced that you could photograph 30+ weddings here and never photograph couples portraits in the same location twice… PLUS… There are peacocks!!!! I mean how cool is that?! Kelly and Mark’s gorgeous ceremony was interrupted multiple times by a gorgeous, hilarious peacock who was trying to steal the show!!! There’s a first for everything right?! Well.. It was our first time at Magnolia Plantation and now I can’t wait to go back, not just for more weddings (although that will rock!) but I know our two kiddos would love exploring this beautiful place!!

This is just a little sneak peak of Kelly and Mark’s Magnolia Plantation wedding, check back next Tuesday for the full post!!! gorgeous magnolia plantation wedding day couples portrait pintopinterest The red bridge at Magnolia Plantation is just gorgeous for bride and groom portraits! beautiful bride portrait at Magnolia Plantationpintopinterest The carriage house at Magnolia Plantation has an adorable little bridal cottage next to it where Kelly and her ladies got ready! groom and ring bearer wedding day portrait at Magnolia Plantation carriage housepintopinterest Handsome guys! gorgeous peacock parades during a wedding ceremony at Magnolia Plantation in Charlestonpintopinterest See what I mean about the ceremony intruder?! He circled the ceremony a few times to check things out… We were all in tears (from laughing) multiple times throughout the ceremony. Not only did he enjoy hogging the camera, he also yelled (sang, squawked, hollered… whatever peacocks do), a lot. beautiful spanish moss framing a Magnolia Plantation wedding ceremony pintopinterest I don’t think you could ever get sick of photographing ceremonies under great oak trees covered in spanish moss!!! bride and groom first kiss during Magnolia Plantation wedding pintopinterest First kiss… I kid you not, Kelly and Mark went in for a kiss and our peacock friend started hollering… There are times I wish we shot video, this was one of them! bride and groom holding hands in the gardens at Magnolia plantation on their wedding daypintopinterest Wait, are those flowers you see?!? To all our northeastern followers, this is precisely why we have chosen to become Asheville (and charleston) wedding photographers!!! There should be more than dead grass and leafless tree’s by mid April!!! I do say this with great satisfaction because as I am typing this, our old home in NH is getting 5 inches of white stuff and it’s almost May!!!! I’m not hating on the northeast, summers are beautiful in the White Mountains but they are altogether too short. My opinion may change when it’s 95 degrees here in July….Stay tuned… Magnolia Plantation carriage house wedding lit up at night pintopinterest Danielle, with MI Events Charleston, created a gorgeous oasis on the carriage house patio for post dinner dancing and marshmallow roasting under the stars! bride and groom first dance during magnolia plantation wedding pintopinterest bride and groom silhouette at magnolia plantation weddingpintopinterest Love this quick end of the night photo that Matt took!!

A huge thank you to all the other amazing vendors who worked hard on Kelly and Mark’s amazing wedding at Magnolia Plantation Carriage House! We absolutely loved working with everyone involved!!

AMW Studios is currently booking weddings, engagement and lifestyle family portrait sessions for 2016 & 2017 here in Asheville + Charleston and beyond!! Planning an Asheville or Charleston wedding? We still have select 2016 wedding dates available and we’d love to chat!!

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gorgeous little girl poses in woods during her lifestyle portrait session in boone ncpintopinterest handsome boy smiles for environmental portrait pintopinterest

I’m thoroughly embarrassed about how long it’s been since I shared photographs of our own kids… This is sort of like, the painters house always needs his own house painted, right?! Well thats my excuse anyways…. Gosh they grown up way too fast. Piper just turned two!!! Crazy huh? Well, my plan is to start sharing at least one picture of our kiddos on the blog each week, there I said it… I figure if I share publicly I will be more inclined to just do it. Anyways, last weekend we went on a little adventure to this beautiful stream in the woods up in the mountains near our house. It is always a challenge to photograph your own kids but I think we got some good ones!

Matt and I are preparing for another busy wedding season, now as Asheville and Boone Wedding Photographers. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be living here in Asheville, the beauty of this area is astounding! We look forward to sharing lots of images from our Asheville weddings and portrait sessions this year!

For now we hope you love these images of our kiddos! adorable toddler makes silly face during boone adventure portrait session pintopinterest adorable boy goofs off during his outdoor photo session pintopinterest adorable kiddos hold hands on wooded path pintopinterest beautiful little girl runs down wooded path pintopinterest little girl exploring by creek during her baby portrait session pintopinterest adorable kids explore by the creek during their outdoor photo session pintopinterest gorgeous toddler during her adventure photography session by a stream pintopinterest brother and sister hold hands during their family adventure session pintopinterest brother and sister throwing rocks in wooded stream pintopinterest boy stands on big rock during his outdoor lifestyle portrait session pintopinterest adorable adventurous kids smile during boone adventure portrait sessionpintopinterest brother and sister pose for an adorable picture in the woodspintopinterest

AMW Studios is currently booking weddings, engagement and lifestyle family portrait sessions for 2016 & 2017 here in Asheville, Boone and beyond! Planning an Asheville wedding? We still have select 2016 wedding dates available and we’d love to chat!!

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