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So first of all… Matt and I have a huge announcement… We’re officially Asheville wedding photographers, yay!!! Last week we moved into our new home on a beautiful horse farm in the foothills of the gorgeous blue ridge mountains. The kiddos love it, Piper is in absolute heaven watching the ponies graze out in the pasture. Meanwhile Aydon has discovered the fun of climbing North Carolinas huge Magnolia trees right in our new yard! I can’t think of a more beautiful place to call home and pictures will most certainly be shared soon. For now, I’m sure you’ve noticed that things have been a little quiet on our blog and now you know why!! We’re so so happy to be booking weddings for 2016 here in Asheville NC (and surrounding areas!!) as well as up in New England! Needless to say, if you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding in the mountains of Asheville NC we would absolutely love to hear from you!!

Enough about us.. Today I’m so very excited to share images from Kriste and Noah’s garden wedding at the gorgeous Fells Estate in Newbury NH! Kriste and Noah are two of the sweetest people. Noah and his family own the most amazing cafe in Bristol New Hampshire, right on Newfound Lake… They make, hands down the most amazing fudge… If you’re looking for some awesome (delicious!!) favors for your wedding guests I highly recommend checking them out: The Mill Fudge Factory

Kriste and Noah’s day was absolutely perfect, a wonderful blend of family and friends traveled from all over to celebrate with these two! The grounds of the Fells Estate were absolutely stunning and there was no shortage of photography opportunities!!

I’m so excited to share some of our favorite images from their day!!

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shirtspintopinterest backyardgardenwedding-150808-12pintopinterest groom gives his gorgeous bride a kiss on the cheek during their beautiful garden weddingpintopinterest beautiful bride and groom hold hands and walk down a wooded pathpintopinterest beautiful bride and groom put their heads together for a quick portrait under a beautiful garden trellis pintopinterest the brides blue Jimmy Choos looked great against a set of red brick stairspintopinterest the bride and her beautiful bridesmaids show off their gorgeous bouquets and giggle at each otherpintopinterest gorgeous bride and her ladies stand amount a beautiful stand of pine treespintopinterest the groom and all his guys sit with the little ring bearers on a rock in the shadepintopinterest adorable ring bearers smiling and clappingpintopinterest gorgeous bride poses for some elegant woodsy bridal portraits in a stand of pine treespintopinterest gorgeous classic bridal bouquet featured stunning white and yellow flowerspintopinterest gorgeous bride laughs over her shoulder during her bridal portraits in the woodspintopinterest gorgeous bride walks down wooded path with beautiful dappled lightpintopinterest gorgeous birch arborway was placed in front of a gorgeous garden of purple lavender for this beautiful garden ceremony pintopinterest adorable little ring bearers pull a red wagon down the aisle with a cute sign pintopinterest adorable young wedding guest sits in the grass with a sun parasol watching the wedding ceremonypintopinterest beautiful dappled light was prevalent during the wooded ceremony pintopinterest the ceremony took place on a gorgeous hillside overlooking lake sunapee pintopinterest love this black and white image of the couple with arms around each other as they listen to ceremony readings pintopinterest the bride wipes a happy tear from her cheek during the vow exchangepintopinterest bride and groom exchange their first kist as husband and wife and then walk down the aisle very excitedly pintopinterest bride and groom and close friends give each other a congratulatory group hugpintopinterest gorgeous sail clothe tent is silhouetted by a bright blue skypintopinterest this estate wedding had absolutely gorgeous elegant detailspintopinterest these tented wedding details were stunning pintopinterest beautiful classic white cake adorned with beautiful fresh flowerspintopinterest bride and groom enjoy their first dance underneath their gorgeous sailcloth tentpintopinterest adorable couple enjoy their first dance during their beautiful tented wedding reception pintopinterest reflection of couple kissing in a lilly pad covered pondpintopinterest groom gives his beautiful bride a kiss on the check with lake sunapee in the background pintopinterest beautiful purple lavender bed in the foreground of this bride and groom portrait pintopinterest bride and groom hold hands and walk through gorgeous italian garden  pintopinterest bride and groom hold up their sail cloth tent reception seating tag pintopinterest two young wedding guests smile at the touching speeches during this wedding receptionpintopinterest little boy holds his dads hand while his dad gives a wedding toast pintopinterest adorable ring bearer helps his dad give a toast pintopinterest bride and groom cuddle up and laugh during speechespintopinterest better together signs hung from bride and grooms chair as they listen to speechespintopinterest maid of honor and bride give each other a hug after maid of honors speech pintopinterest bride and her father enjoy their father daughter dance during the wedding receptionpintopinterest groom and his mom dance during a summer tented wedding pintopinterest wedding guests have fun on the dance floor pintopinterest groom and little ring bearer having a blast on the dance floor pintopinterest young wedding guest dances up a storm pintopinterest glow sticks were very popular on the dance floor pintopinterest bridesmaid dances with some glow sticks on the dance floor pintopinterest groom and a wedding guest pose for a quick picturepintopinterest bride swings a chain of glow sticks in the air during her tented wedding reception pintopinterest bride and groom give each other a kiss at the end of their gorgeous tented wedding reception pintopinterest beautiful sailcloth tent lights up at night with bright blue sky behind pintopinterest

Kriste and Noah, thank you so much for having us be a part of your gorgeous wedding! 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 Kriste and Noah’s amazing garden estate wedding! We absolutely loved working with everyone involved!!

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Beautiful bride looks over her shoulder standing next to her groom during their rustic woodsy weddingpintopinterest bride and groom hold hands and walk through the forest during their summer mountain wedding pintopinterest

Oh where do I start… From our first Skype session with Meg and Ryan we knew their wedding would be right up our alley, Matt and I love hiking (basically anything in the mountains) so when they told us they were getting married at a mountainside lodge in the mountains of NH we immediately fell in love with their wedding!! We were absolutely thrilled when these two decided to have Matt and I document their rustic outdoor wedding at the gorgeous, remote AMC’s Cardigan Mountain Lodge in the White Mountains of NH!!! Their ceremony took place in a beautiful stand of pine trees just a short walk from the lodge and guests meandered their way up the trail before taking a seat on wooden benches within a small clearing. After the ceremony, guests congregated on the lodge porch for drinks and lawn games in the field below! A family style dinner took place with guests sitting at long square tables and after dinner completed the tables were pulled to the side for some awesome traditional contra dancing!! So fun!

Meg and Ryan, Thank you so much for having us be a part of your wonderful mountain lodge wedding!

I’m so excited to share some of our favorite images from their day!!

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Meg and Ryan got ready right in the bunk rooms at Cardigan AMC Lodge! Since this was a destination wedding for most of the guests many stayed at the lodge in rooms or camped onsite at one of the many campsites Cardigan has to offer!! beautiful bride smiling into the mirror just before she heads to her woodsy wedding ceremonypintopinterest handsome groom stands on AMC Cardigan Mountain lodges staircase pintopinterest Guests wore a combination of linens and jeans some with cowboy 
boots and others with boat shoespintopinterest the bride and grooms beautiful wedding bands were placed on a tree stump 
nearby for easy accesspintopinterest

Meg and Ryan’s wedding ceremony took place in a gorgeous clearing in the woods, surrounded by large older pine trees

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Love these two images of the very end of their ceremony!! Meg and Ryan were so so cute!!

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Pretty Meg!!!

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Cardigan Mountain was certainly a feature point of this gorgeous mountain wedding!

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Meg and Ryan, thank you so much for having us be a part of your gorgeous wedding! 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 Meg and Ryan’s amazing seaside wedding! We absolutely loved working with everyone involved!!

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I just have to say… All of our weddings this year have been absolutely amazing!!! Taryn and Rob’s seaside wedding was no exception!! After their engagement session last summer that involved wine tasting followed by a walk down the beach we knew without a doubt that these two would have a fabulous wedding day! Not only are they a gorgeous couple (sorry Rob… I can use the word handsome if you prefer) but they definitely know how to have a good time which leads to a lot of laughter and when it comes to photos we love laughter!!

These two chose the gorgeous Salem Country Club for their summer seaside wedding! Taryn also found a great spot for family and wedding party pictures, right on the water! We can’t thank you enough, Taryn and Rob, for having us be a part of your wonderful wedding!

I’m so excited to share some of our favorite images from their day!!

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Matt and I are big fans of kids on the wedding day!! There are so many adorable moments that can be captured when little ones are involved! Taryn and Rob had 5 adorable jr. bridesmaids and flower girls, so fun!!! Groom putting on his cufflinks in front of big windowpintopinterest Handsome groom is ready to go get marriedpintopinterest helping hands fasten the last few buttons on the brides gorgeous wedding gownpintopinterest beautiful bride gets emotional as she reads the card from her soon to be husband pintopinterest

Love capturing the emotion that usually appears when a bride reads a card from her soon to be husband!

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Taryn’s bouquet was elegant, simple and stunning!

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I mean really… Have you seen a cuter flower girl!!

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Haha…Wedding ceremonies can be awfully long and boring when you’re 2…. Good blackmail picture for the parents? a very happy bride and groom walk down the aisle  as husband and wifepintopinterest Newly married couple gives each other a kiss during their walk up the aisle as husband and wife pintopinterest the groom gives his gorgeous bride a kiss on the cheek pintopinterest the flower girls cheer from the top of a large rock meanwhile the groom gives his mom a sweet kiss on the cheekpintopinterest a stunning bride gives her dad a sweet kiss on the cheek during family picturespintopinterest

Love this one of Taryn and her dad

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The guys were brave and adventured out onto the rocks, at Matt’s request 🙂

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Pretty ladies!!

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Taryn and Rob had some gorgeous details for me to photograph in the ballroom

the bride and groom have a blast during their first dance as husband and wifepintopinterest a bride and groom executing a perfect first dance pintopinterest a very sweet moment between the bride and groom during their first dance as husband and wife pintopinterest the bride and groom with their friends goofing off on the golf course pintopinterest wedding guests dancing during a ballroom wedding reception pintopinterest one of the beautiful bridesmaids dancing during this indoor wedding reception pintopinterest wedding guests dancing up a storm during this late night wedding reception pintopinterest two wedding guests watching friends goof off on the dance floor  pintopinterest bridemaid surrounded by guests throw their hands in the air pintopinterest a bride dancing during her evening wedding reception  pintopinterest

Taryn was absolutely owned the dance floor!! She’s got some moves!!

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Ohhh how we love sparkler sendoffs at the end of the night!! They are so much fun to capture and they make for some awesome photos

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This might be one of my favorite night shots from this wedding season!

Taryn and Rob, thank you so much for having us be a part of your gorgeous wedding! 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 Taryn and Rob’s amazing seaside wedding! We absolutely loved working with everyone involved!!

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Hello all!!! I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Melissa, head designer and owner at Flora, an amazing florist located in the artsy West Asheville district! Today I am so very excited to share with you some images that I took of her gorgeous floral studio, I’ve also included a little more about her wonderful business so that you can get to know her a bit as well!! !!! As mentioned in our last featured vendor post, Matt and I constantly have brides coming to us looking for recommendations on florists, videographers, day of coordinators. Our hope is that these spotlight vendor posts will serve as a resource for brides planning their weddings in the areas of Asheville (all of WNC for that matter) or Greenville SC!

I just have to say… Flora’s studio/storefront is absolutely stunning. The space Melissa has created in so inviting and fun to walk into! Just a note… the store is available to foot traffic as well and operates under normal business hours so if you’re looking for an awesome bouquet or simply anything flower related, stop by Flora… you won’t be disappointed!

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While I checked (and photographed) out their amazing space, which includes a gorgeous little bridal lounge for meetings with their brides, Melissa began working on creating an amazing arrangement for me to photograph!!!

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Flora – Asheville Wedding Florals and Design . They have a seriously gorgeous website and blog…Go check it out!!!

How Many Years in Business
3 years ago Melissa opened her floral studio in West Asheville. She’s been working in the floral industry since before she can remember…One of her very first jobs in high school was with a florist and she fell in love with the job ever since!!! Melissa works with Tyler and Jess, two other amazing floral designers at Flora. Together they not only offer spectacular wedding floral design, they also have a love for terrariums and can be commissioned to create in home designs.

What do you love most about weddings
Making one of the most important days of someones life beautiful.

Tell us about your ideal client
Cares about the details, is open to us using our expertise to create something custom. Remembering what this is all really about.

If you could offer one piece of advice to couples planning their wedding what would it be
Revel in the moments, this is such a sweet time

Dream Travel Destination

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Once the floral arrangement that Melissa created was photo ready, we staged it on a beautiful wooden table and I got to photograph it! The flowers used in the arranged came out of Flora’s very own garden and it was simply stunning. Once we’re officially located in Asheville (only three weeks till we’re asheville wedding photographers!!!) we will definitely be going to them whenever we need flowers for our home :)! Below of the images of a sample wedding floral arrangement that Melissa created, how gorgeous is it?!!

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Now, I love weddings don’t get me wrong… But…I’ve gotta say, lately I’ve really been loving all these baby/family portrait sessions that Matt and I have been doing!! Not only is it a huge privilege to be asked to document the next adventure in our couples lives (right now 100% of our portrait clients are past wedding clients), it’s also just a lot of fun!!! Our portrait sessions usually last 90 minutes and can take place at your home, at a local park, orchard or a nearby lake (the list goes on, we encourage families of older children to pick an activity that everyone enjoys and we’ll come along to document that!!). We’re currently booking fall portrait sessions in Western North Carolina so if you’re looking for an asheville portrait photographer we’d love to hear from you!!!!

This particular post is featuring the adorable Miss Brielle who tuned 1 year old on the day of her session. Matt and I were lucky enough to photograph Emma and Greg’s wedding in 2012 at the gorgeous Ocean Edge Resort. We were so, so excited to get to photograph their adorable daughter and her celebratory 1 birthday cake smash!!

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Love that adorable face… She looks quite devilish right here, she might be plotting to take over the world!

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Once we had taken a few portraits at their beautiful home we headed outside for some family portraits and the cake smash!

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This may very well be my favorite from the shoot… Oh the attitude!

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Pretty Brielle!!

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I absolutely love these portraits of Brielle with each of her parents, so fun and such important pictures to get!!!

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Brielle didn’t hesitate for even a second before sticking her hand into her beautiful cake that Emma had made!!

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All cleaned up and very happy about that cake she got to eat!

Emma + Greg + Brielle…Thank you so much for having us document this next adventure in your families lives!!! We hope to see you soon 🙂

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