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2015 was a huge year for us, full of many exciting changes and adventures… The biggest and scariest of which was moving our family and business from New England to the gorgeous mountains of Asheville NC. We are thrilled to be going into the 2016 wedding season as Asheville wedding photographers, if you’re planning an Asheville wedding and think we’d be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you!

Looking back at the collection of images we’ve created throughout the year is humbling to say the least. We can’t thank each and every one of our amazing couples enough…. For asking us to join in on their adventures together…For asking us to tell their story… Their love story… We got to photograph some truly amazing weddings! AMW Studios traveled over fifteen thousand miles for photography in 2015. We photographed weddings in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Florida. We photographed spectacular weddings on mountaintops, vineyards, private estates, summer camps, yacht clubs and everything in between… We even photographed one kick ass wedding in Disney World (not sure if I’m supposed to use the word ass in the same sentence as Disney but I did, uh oh…). I even got to ride my first roller coaster! Yeah Yeah, I know, 26 and first roller coaster ride…Pretty lame…

We photographed awesome couples in canoes, on trampolines, in a tree, on the grass… Matt and I hiked, climbed, crawled, laughed and cried (but mostly laughed) our way through 2015. It was a blast and we cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for us!!! So far we know we’ll be photographing some amazing weddings here in Asheville, we’ll also be traveling to Charleston, New York City and Massachusetts. If you’re planning a wedding here in Asheville (Who am I kidding, anywhere in the world) and think you’d like to have us join you on your adventure, we’d absolutely love to chat! We are currently booking for 2016 and 2017. We also photograph Asheville lifestyle portrait and engagement sessions!

Enough rambling… Let’s look at some pictures: asheville summer camp wedding couple embraces under apple treespintopinterest gorgeous silhouette of bride and groom during castle destination wedding in the spring pintopinterest gorgeous sunset light for asheville barn wedding photo of couple at sunset pintopinterest gorgeous bride with veil blowing in wind during mountain wedding pintopinterest Matt decided, despite the fact that there was no wind to be had, he really wanted a veil blowing in the wind photo… Guess who got to toss the veil into the air and then promptly hit the ground… More than once… I think it was worth it! bridal portrait at elegant asheville barn weddingpintopinterest gorgeous mountain bridal portraitpintopinterest gorgeous wedding cake during asheville wedding pintopinterest black and white shadow photograph of bride and groom holding hands pintopinterest disney wedding details with Cinderellas castle pintopinterest This is one of my favorite detail photos of the year. From our wedding at Disney World…. It’s not everyday you get to photograph a brides shoes with Cinderella’s Castle in the background! colorful wedding cake with dinosaur cake topper pintopinterest gorgeous bride and bridesmaids photograph during seaside wedding pintopinterest emotional photo of intimate ceremony in the woodspintopinterest A favorite…Meg and Ryan’s intimate wedding ceremony at AMC Mount Cardigan in a grove of tree’s behind the lodge. bride and groom goofing off during mountain wedding portraitspintopinterest This was supposed to be a bridal portrait of Kim but the enthusiasm Mike put in to throwing the veil was just to good to remove! sunrise mountaintop adventure engagement session silhouette pintopinterest adorable couple poses in red tulips during their spring engagement session pintopinterest gorgeous bride and her mom laughing togetherpintopinterest adventurous groomsmen jump on rocks in oceanpintopinterest gorgeous bridal portrait during asheville barn wedding pintopinterest beautiful bride poses in front of castle archespintopinterest bride and groom portrait in the woods pintopinterest bride and groom canoeing during their adventure wedding pintopinterest These two adventurers took a canoe out on their wedding day! This was so much fun to photograph! same sex engagement photo of guys cuddling under a treepintopinterest I have a tendency to make couples climb things… I decided in this case the photo would be best if I climbed the tree! gorgeous sunset silhouette of couplepintopinterest silhouette of bride and ladies Seabreeze point during disney world weddingpintopinterest gorgeous cardigan mountain wedding pintopinterest photograph of emotional moment during asheville garden wedding pintopinterest Noah and Kriste’s gorgeous garden ceremony was full of emotion, I absolutely love this photograph of them wiping away happy tears… while laughing… silhouette of couple at Seabreeze point during disney world wedding pintopinterest bride and groom silhouette at sunset pintopinterest bride and groom embracing during fall wedding pintopinterest boston band sings during indoor winter weddingpintopinterest indoor asheville wedding first dancepintopinterest beautiful bride holding up wedding day present from groom pintopinterest gorgeous adventure mountain wedding details wildflowerspintopinterest adorable little boy poses for baby portraitspintopinterest brides grandpa smiles during barn wedding pintopinterest fun bride and groom jumping on trampoline during  asheville summer camp wedding pintopinterest A highlight from the season was Case and Dan’s summer camp wedding! Check out these two celebrating on the trampoline post wedding ceremony!! These two were so much fun! gorgeous vineyard was the setting for this summertime vineyard wedding pintopinterest stunning couple laughing during their asheville mountain wedding pintopinterest beautiful sunset silhouette of bride and groom during barn wedding pintopinterest couple goofing off during their adventurous mountaintop engagement sessionpintopinterest beautiful bride gives her groom a kiss on the cheek during camp ton a wandah wedding pintopinterest Megan and Andrew’s wedding at Camp Ton A Wandah in Hendersonville NC was a highlight of our season… Not only was it our very first wedding as Asheville wedding photographers but they were two of the nicest people in the world! bride and her pretty ladies in field with mountains in background pintopinterest beautiful bride during asheville adventure mountain wedding pintopinterest cool architectural engagement photopintopinterest Love this capture by Matt… He tends to hit the nail on the head when it comes to incorporating landscapes, or in this case cool architecture, to make an awesome couples portrait! pretty bride smiles during asheville summer camp wedding pintopinterest gorgeous J Crew lace wedding gown pintopinterest silhouette of  tented winery wedding pintopinterest Camp Ton A Wandah elegant wedding cake in summer camp dining hall  pintopinterest wedding rings perched on Camp Ton A Wandah Wedding Sign pintopinterest beautiful young couple engagement session asheville nc pintopinterest adorable little girl during her first year portraitspintopinterest bride and grooms hands with moon reflecting in lake behind pintopinterest stunning flower girl with blue eyes smiling pintopinterest Is she not the most gorgeous flower girl ever…. We thought so!! bride walking down wooded path bridal portrait pintopinterest beautiful bride getting her makeup donepintopinterest bride and groom disney world wedding with fireworks pintopinterest Two dogs posing for engagement photos at park pintopinterest We absolutely love it when our couples include their fur kids in their engagement or wedding photos! Handsome groom ties bowtie during Asheville summer camp wedding pintopinterest goofy groomsmen help groom with bowtiepintopinterest beautiful bridal portrait during asheville wedding pintopinterest silhouette of bride and groom with gorgeous sunset pintopinterest handsome groomsmen goofing off during beach  wedding pintopinterest I’m not sure if this was Matt’s idea or the groomsmen’s idea but either way it just works!! What a fun picture of the groom with his guys during Katie and Craig’s Wychmere Beach Club Wedding groom and groomsmen on mountain cabin porch pintopinterest wedding guest making eyes at camera during asheville barn wedding pintopinterest wedding guests goofing off during fall barn wedding pintopinterest Haha… wedding guest dancing on barn wedding dance floor pintopinterest wedding guests goof off on dance floor of barn wedding receptionpintopinterest end of the night sparklers asheville barn wedding pintopinterest bride and groom embrace under big tree during outdoor wedding pintopinterest bride and groom walk hand in hand down dimly lit wooded path pintopinterest bride and groom jumping for joy asheville summer camp weddingpintopinterest bride and groom laughing during toastspintopinterest asheville barn wedding photo of goofy guest with cupcakepintopinterest brides grandparents dancing during asheville barn wedding pintopinterest outdoor canoeing adventure summer camp wedding pintopinterest bride and groom kiss during destination wedding by oceanpintopinterest atlantic dance hall wedding at disney world pintopinterest bride and groom portrait by big oak treepintopinterest gorgeous couple embraces during first dance at their asheville barn wedding pintopinterest This is one of my favorite first dance images of the season! couple poses in front of barn during asheville farm wedding pintopinterest adventure mountaintop wedding portraits of bride and groompintopinterest groom gives his beautiful bride kiss on cheek pintopinterest flower girl gives little sister a kiss on cheek pintopinterest Precious flower girls! Seabreeze Point bridal portrait during disney wedding pintopinterest Beautiful Lily with her ladies at Seabreeze Point during her and Mark’s stunning wedding at Disney World . beautiful bride by ocean during seaside destination wedding pintopinterest bride and groom walk on golf course pathpintopinterest silhouette of bride and groom with cinderellas castle during disney wedding pintopinterest I love this photo from Mark and Lily’s wedding at Disney World! This was taken shortly after their first look at Bay Lake Towers… Lily and Mark really wanted The Magic Kingdom in the background of a few photographs, fortunately the 15th floor of the hotel had a great view! intimate first dance during same sex wedding reception pintopinterest asheville engagement session  photo of adorable couple pintopinterest Kendra and Donovan’s Asheville engagement session was a blast… I love this red wall we discovered while wandering the streets of Asheville. sparkler send off at Hammond Castle pintopinterest A castle.. A moat.. Sparklers… Yes please! sunset silhouette of bride and groom in dune grasspintopinterest I’ll end with one of my favorite sparkler send off’s of the season… end of the night sparkler photo asheville barn wedding pintopinterest

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

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Asheville fall estate wedding two grooms for portraitspintopinterest

Everything about Craig and Joshua’s fall wedding was perfect, it was fun, intimate, had amazing food, beautiful details and a whole lot of love!! Matt and I met up with these two earlier in the year to photograph their engagement session at the gorgeous Arnold Arboretum… Their engagement session was a blast, they were relaxed, goofy and they 100% trusted our guidance when it came to posing… This resulted in a few of my favorite images of the season being created that day! Needless to say we walked away from their spring engagement session knowing that their wedding was going to rock. I was right, It did…. and now I’m excited to share some favorite images from their fall wedding on Boston’s south shore!

gorgeous tiered wedding cake with birch bark and flowerspintopinterest Their cake took the cake (yup I said it) for the most intricately beautiful of the season! gorgeous rustic details from asheville estate weddingpintopinterest beautiful birch bark wedding signs and stunning floral wedding cakepintopinterest stunning fairytale flower girl garden wedding pintopinterest Oh gosh…The kids.. Don’t get me started… I don’t know where Craig and Josh found the flower girl dresses but they were just adorable! two handsome grooms holding hands during estate wedding ceremony pintopinterest great emotion during fall wedding ceremony pintopinterest I honestly don’t know what Craig just said but the look on Joshua’s face was priceless! first kiss as husband and husband pintopinterest gorgeous fairytale flower girls pose in garden wedding pintopinterest Again, the kids… Look at them, I mean really, is there anything cuter?! They look like little fairytale creatures! adorable flower girl gives groom kiss on cheekpintopinterest groom with his sisters posing for goofy family portrait pintopinterest I’m not one for posting a lot of family formals but this one of Joshua and his sisters is great! fall asheville estate weddingpintopinterest same sex wedding in the fall pintopinterest two handsome grooms same sex fall wedding pintopinterest I loved the suits they chose and the complimentary boutonnieres , perfect fall wedding! gorgeous fall wedding details for grooms pintopinterest handsome groom portraits on their fall wedding  day pintopinterest Handsome grooms! two grooms walk through woods pintopinterest emotional same sex first dance pintopinterest first dance between two grooms during fall wedding pintopinterest fairy looking flowergirls garden wedding pintopinterest Okay okay, I know I’m probably getting obnoxious by now but seriously… So cute!!!! beautiful flower girl looking at camerapintopinterest handsome ring bearer smiling for camerapintopinterest cake cutting with two handsome groomspintopinterest wedding guests having a blast on dance floorpintopinterest last dance during same sex fall wedding pintopinterest This is hands down one of my favorite dance photos of the season…. I love the negative space, the simplicity of the image and the fact that the look on Craig’s face makes me wonder if there was anyone else in the room! Yes, obviously I know that there are other people in the room but the way that Craig is looking at Joshua, they may as well be the only ones. two handsome grooms fall wedding  portraits pintopinterest fall estate same sex wedding portraitspintopinterest

Craig and Josh, thank you so much for having us be a part of your beautiful fall wedding on Cape Cod! We had a blast capturing your day and we hope you love your images!!

A huge thank you to all the other amazing vendors who worked hard on Craig and Joshua’s amazing wedding at Independence Harbor! 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 and the surrounding area! Planning an Asheville wedding? We still have select 2016 wedding dates available and we’d love to chat!!

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Cinderellas castle in background of  bride and groom first lookpintopinterest

Destination weddings have easily become a favorite here at AMW Studios! The excitement and adventure of shooting in a new location, we revel in it!! This destination wedding at Atlantic Dance Hall in Walt Disney World was absolutely no exception! It started out with just an engagement session… Lily and Mark originally contacted us a couple years ago as a recommendation from this stunning couple, to shoot their engagement session on the beautiful streets of Boston. We had a blast wandering through the city and they filled us in on the magical wedding they were planning at Disney World… Fast forward a couple months, Lily and Mark asked us if we’d like to be a part of their wedding and of course we said yes!!!

In October we traveled down to Florida and what a blast we had photographing their gorgeous wedding! Lily and Mark are so full of love for each other, anyone in the same room as them can see it!! We are so excited to shared some of our favorite images from their day, we hope you love them!!

disneys magical kingdom framed by brides shoes in a window pintopinterest Lily and her girls got ready on the 14th floor of Disney’s Bay Lake Towers, the room where the elevators are had a perfect view of Cinderella’s Castle… I had some fun shooting details with the Magic Kingdom in the background. silhouette of wedding dress hanging in Disney contemporary resort window pintopinterest sparkly mini mouse ears and magical coins are just some of the disney world wedding details pintopinterest The details that both Lily and Mark had were adorable and so them… gorgeous bride shows off her wedding day present from hubby to be pintopinterest How cute is this flower girl… She delivered Mark’s wedding day present to Lily… It was so stinkin cute! emotional moment between bride and flower girl pintopinterest gorgeous bride laughs as she puts on her earrings pintopinterest Beautiful bride… beautiful disney world bride shows off disney earspintopinterest silhouette of flower girl in disney contemporary resort  pintopinterest Disney world bride shows off wedding bouquet on Atlantic Boardwalk pintopinterest stunning green eyed flower girl at disney world wedding pintopinterest Those eyes…. cutest flower girl ever! goofy groom getting help with his bowtie pintopinterest The guys had fun helping Mark get dressed… ring bearer shows off his cuff links pintopinterest groom holds up a wedding gift pintopinterest adorable ring bearer celebrating with groomsmenpintopinterest handsome groom pose with groomsmen outside disney contemporary resort pintopinterest The light in the courtyard of Disney’s Contemporary Resort was perfect for portraits of the guys! fun wedding party cheering with disney worlds mickey mouse statuepintopinterest One of Mark and Lily’s only requests when it came to photos was a picture by the Mickey statue… Every trip these two take to Disney they take a picture with Mickey, obviously their wedding day was no exception…Mission accomplished bride and groom pose with mickey mouse their disney world wedding pintopinterest beautiful bride gets kiss on the head from her prince charmingpintopinterest ringer bearer holds here comes the bride sign pintopinterest stunning bride and her father walk to her disney wedding ceremony pintopinterest disneys boardwalk stunning wedding ceremony locationpintopinterest Seabreeze Point on Disney’s Boardwalk was a stunning location for Mark and Lily’s wedding ceremony! gorgeous setting for a seabreeze point disney wedding ceremony pintopinterest bride and groom hold hands during their wedding ceremony pintopinterest disney seabreeze point wedding ceremony black and white sillohuettepintopinterest This is easily one of my favorite ceremony photographs of the season! couple exchanges vows during atlantic dance hall disney world wedding pintopinterest ring exchange during seabreeze point wedding at disney world pintopinterest bride goofily points at groom during disney wedding ceremony pintopinterest bride and groom cheering at the end of their wedding ceremony pintopinterest bride looks at her beautiful bouquet pintopinterest I love these photographs of the girls taken at Seabreeze Point! bride and gorgeous ladies pose at seabreeze point pintopinterest all the guys pose for a group picture on disney atlantic boardwalk pintopinterest silhouette of gorgeous ladies at seabreeze point pintopinterest wedding party dances in front of atlantic dance hall pintopinterest We had about 5 minutes with the wedding before we sent them into cocktail hour… So we made a picture!! wedding party goofs off in front of atlantic dance hall pintopinterest bride and siblings in front of atlantic dance hall pintopinterest adorable newly married couple sits on bench on atlantic  boardwalk pintopinterest How cute are these two?! stunning couple embraces during portraits atlantic dance hall wedding pintopinterest stunning couple portraits atlantic dance hall wedding pintopinterest mickey mouse shaped wedding program pintopinterest gorgeous flowers decorate atlantic dance hall wedding reception pintopinterest We’ve photographed so many gorgeous wedding receptions, Atlantic Dance Hall was definitely a favorite. The lighting was fabulous and a huge shout out goes to the lighting tech with Disney who did a fabulous job!!! disney atlantic dance hall wedding reception details pintopinterest atlantic dance hall decorated for a disney world wedding reception pintopinterest space mountain cake disney world wedding cake pintopinterest How cool is this wedding cake modeled after Disney’s Space Mountain roller coaster! atlantic dance hall balcony bride and groom kisspintopinterest bride and groom first dance atlantic dance hall  pintopinterest newly married disney wedding first dance atlantic dance hallpintopinterest Love this one from Mark and Lily’s first dance during their Atlantic Dance Hall wedding reception! gorgeous flowers adorn atlantic city dance hall wedding reception pintopinterest disney world wedding guests dancing in atlantic dance hallpintopinterest It wouldn’t be a wedding at Walt Disney World without a visit from Mickey Mouse… He’s got some moves on the dance floor…. mickey mouse and ring bearer fixing bowties together pintopinterest groom and ringer bearer dancing at atlantic city dance hall pintopinterest groom and ring bearer dancing during disney world wedding reception pintopinterest awesome disney world wedding dj with bride and groom pintopinterest disney confetti cannons fire at end of atlantic dance hall wedding reception pintopinterest Confetti canons being fired over their guests on the dance floor during the last couple songs was a pretty cool surprise!! confetti cannons atlantic dance hall disney wedding reception pintopinterest epcot fireworks newly married couple kiss from balcony of atlantic dance hall pintopinterest From the balcony of Atlantic Dance Hall you get a perfect view of Epcot’s Fireworks, we made good use of that for an end of the night photograph!!

Lily and Mark, we can’t thank you enough for having Matt and I there to photograph your amazing Disney World Wedding!! We had a blast capturing your day, I can’t think of a better way to end our 2016 wedding season!!

A huge thank you to the team with Disney Fairytale Weddings who made sure Lily and Mark’s day ran smoothly and looked absolutely stunning! We absolutely loved working with everyone!!

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

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Adorable couple poses against a red brick wall during their asheville engagement session pintopinterest

Matt and I met up with Kendra and Donovan just a couple weeks ago in Asheville NC for their urban fall engagement session…What fun we had! These two were troopers and agreed to meet us at 7:30, we try to schedule are engagement sessions as close to sunset or sunrise as possible for the best light and it worked to our benefit that morning because we were treated to nice soft, flattering, morning light.

Although Asheville is new(ish) territory for us as wedding and portrait photographers, I grew up in the area and know downtown Asheville like the back of my hand! We started off their session near the gorgeous Grove Arcarde, wandered to Pack Square and ended their Asheville engagement session on a couple very colorful side streets with beautiful backgrounds!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to officially be able to call AMW Studios an Asheville wedding and engagement photographer.

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

silhouette of newly engaged couple dancing at Asheville's downtown amphitheaterpintopinterest adorable engaged couple pose for a picture in Ashevilles historic pack squarepintopinterest adorable young couple laughs at each other pintopinterest fiance gives his bride to be a kiss on the cheek by Packs Tavern in asheville nc pintopinterest newly engaged couple poses in front of bright red wall pintopinterest couple laughing together during their fall asheville engagement sessionpintopinterest fiance gives his bride to be a kiss on the cheek in front of a gorgeous yellow maple treepintopinterest handsome husband to be spins his fiance under a bright yellow treepintopinterest young couple kisses under a yellow maple tree during their asheville engagement session pintopinterest young couple holds hands as they balance on an old brick wallpintopinterest fiance gives his bride to be a kiss on the cheek pintopinterest bride to be hugs her fiance in this black and white photo pintopinterest

These two are getting married next fall at one of North Carolina’s gorgeous wineries; Childress Vineyard’s … We are so very excited to be documenting their wedding day!!

A huge congratulations to Kendra and Donovan, we hope you love these photos! We can not wait for your wedding next fall… it’s going to be awesome!!!

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