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Alaska pintopinterest “Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more.” By Victoria Erickson

The image above was taken on one of my summer adventure’s as a teenager in Alaska… I took it while hiking with my best friend in one of my very favorite places; Kennicott and McCarthy located in the gorgeous Wrangell St. Elias National Park. The quote above I find very accurate in describing my feelings about the mountains! Since I could drive (and even before then, with my parents), most of my free moments have been spent seeking out new adventures in the mountains, mainly in the Asheville area.

Now being wedding and lifestyle photographers we are so excited to be able to document other couples love and adventure in the mountains. While a large number of sessions and weddings recently have taken place here in Asheville, we do offer destination wedding collections throughout the United States and many locations have no travel fees! The Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the Pacific Northwest and anywhere in Alaska are three locations that we would absolutely love to be shooting more! Know anyone getting married and planning their wedding in any of these locations? We would love to tell their story!
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max patch wedding photo adventure session pintopinterest Our first season as Asheville wedding photographers is drawing to a close and weddings (+ fun adventure day after sessions) like Megan and Will’s make me so happy about our decision to move south!! Soon I will be sharing their gorgeous wedding at Asheville’s, Crest Center & Pavillion but today I am excited to share this gorgeous adventure session that we went on, the day after their wedding. I met up with them on a gorgeous fall afternoon at Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium where they were celebrating with some friends. We took a couple photos inside the Funkatorium, despite being very busy there were a few nooks a crannies we found to take photos in! asheville engagement photos at wicked weed funkatorium pintopinterest asheville engagement photographer wicked weed brewery pintopinterest asheville wedding photos at wicked weed funkatorium pintopinterest After our time in Asheville at the Funkatorium we jumped in cars and headed up to Max Patch located in the mountains near Hot Springs NC. In all my years living in Asheville and the countless number of hours I spent adventuring in the surrounding mountains… I cannot believe that I never found my way to Max Patch. Max Patch at sunsetpintopinterest Max Patch is a gorgeous 4600′ bald mountain with 360 degree views that include The Great Smokies, the flatlands of neighboring state TN and the gorgeous Black Mountains located east of Asheville. asheville wedding photographer adventurepintopinterest max patch wedding photopintopinterest asheville wedding photographerpintopinterest The clouds were big and puffy, it made for a beautiful backdrop!! It also meant that light was fading evening faster as the sun set. I think we ended up shooting for about 45 minutes before it was to dark to continue.. Probably a good thing since everyone was getting hungry! Max Patch sunset wedding photospintopinterest Asheville adventure photo at Max Patchpintopinterest Max Patch adventure wedding photographypintopinterest This is one of my favorites of the night… Megan and Will together just enjoying the stunning view Max Patch has to offer! gorgeous asheville adventure wedding photographerpintopinterest gorgeous asheville adventure wedding photographerpintopinterest Max patch adventure wedding pintopinterest Megan and Will, I had such fun working with you both!! Thank you so much for adventuring out of Asheville and up into the mountains, I think the 10+ miles of dirt road was worth it…

I can’t wait to share more images with you!
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waynesville wedding photos on a mountaintop pintopinterest Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville was a beautiful setting for a mountain wedding with easy access to Asheville. bride and groom on their wedding day at laurel ridge country club waynesvillepintopinterest This past weekend Matt and I had the pleasure of photographing Khristy and Andy’s wedding in Asheville. The day started out near downtown Asheville as Khristy got ready at a hotel with her beautiful bridesmaids… Andy spent the morning with his family, getting ready for his wedding in the same house that he grew up in. These two currently live in Boston (I know… it was a good mutual connection since we just moved to Asheville from the Boston area!) – but they both grew up in Asheville. In fact, their story is adorable – they actually went to the same high school together. They even shared a class together, but never spoke through any of their high school years. It wasn’t until their last year of undergraduate school where they shared yet another class together – this time at UNC Chapel Hill- that they started hanging out. The rest is history really… It is perfectly clear that these two are perfect for each other and they were all smiles throughout their wedding day.

Khristy and Andy – Thank you so much for having us there to capture your beautiful (hot) fall wedding! asheville wedding photographer bride and groom portraits pintopinterest basilica of st lawrence asheville wedding pintopinterest We started the day in Asheville with a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Basilica of St. Lawrence. asheville wedding photos of shoespintopinterest beautiful asheville bride getting ready pintopinterest I love this one of Khristy… asheville bridal portraitspintopinterest Beautiful Khristy! getting ready for asheville wedding pintopinterest asheville wedding ceremony pintopinterest The inside of the Basilica is simply stunning! basilica of saint lawrence asheville wedding pintopinterest Basilica of st. lawrence wedding asheville pintopinterest How happy are these newlyweds?! I mean really…. laurel ridge country club weddingpintopinterest After the Asheville wedding ceremony we jumped in cars and headed to beautiful Waynesville (about 30 minutes west of downtown Asheville) for Khristy and Andy’s reception at Laurel Ridge Country Club! Laurel Ridge Country Club Wedding Waynesville pintopinterest Khristy and Andy’s reception details were beautiful! Laurel Ridge country club wedding reception details pintopinterest fall wedding at Laurel Ridge Country club pintopinterest The purple and orange color scheme for the flowers were perfect for this fall wedding in the mountains! laurel ridge country club wedding reception pintopinterest asheville wedding invitation pintopinterest asheville wedding pintopinterest Haha, I love this one of Andy with his three sisters. Who said family photos had to be serious and boring…. asheville mountain wedding photopintopinterest laurel ridge country club wedding pintopinterest The view from up on top of the mountain behind Laurel Ridge’s clubhouse was beautiful! We got to sneak Khristy and Andy out for a few minutes during dinner for pictures. This is one of my favorite times during the day… asheville wedding couples portraits pintopinterest bride and groom at their asheville mountain wedding pintopinterest Love this one from our time with Khristy and Andy up on the mountain! waynesville wedding photographerspintopinterest asheville outdoor wedding pintopinterest This is probably my favorite couples portrait from the day! laurel ridge country club wedding pintopinterest Khristy and Andy’s first dance was beautiful and you could tell they were having fun! asheville mountain lodge wedding pintopinterest I love this photo Matt captured on the lodge balcony at Laurel Ridge.


AMW Studios is currently booking Asheville weddings, engagement and family sessions for 2016 and 2017! Planning an Asheville (or Destination) 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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Kalalau beach sunset - Kauai destination wedding photographypintopinterest Kauai has got to be one of my favorite places I’ve ever been. It’s indescribably beautiful and diverse. Fun fact – my parents and I moved there when I was 6 months old and we lived happily on that gorgeous Hawaiian island until I was almost 7. I traveled back to Kauai a couple times as a kid and then once as a teenager (actually right before I traveled to Boston for school, met Matt and… well… the rest is history). This photo is taken at Kalalau Beach on Kauai’s legendary Napali Coast. The only way to access this stunning beach is either by boat or hiking the 11 mile Kalalau Trail. Just a side note…you do need a permit to hike beyond Hanakapiai Beach and camp overnight in the spectacular Kalalau Valley. This photo of sunset on Kalalau Beach is one of the only photos I have from my last trip to Kauai. The first time I experienced this trail, I did so from up high on my dad’s back. Years later I was able to hike it myself. What a rewarding hike it is! To be able to share this beautiful place with my kids and Matt one day is an absolute must…. I see a Kauai trip in our future!


AMW Studios is currently booking weddings, engagement and adventure 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!! Planning a destination wedding? Our passports are current and we love traveling… Let us know where you’re getting married…we’ll be there!
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blue ridge parkway engagement session pintopinterest Last month I met up with these two for their engagement session up at Craggy Garden’s, just outside Asheville, on the Blue Ridge Parkway! We explored the Craggy Pinnacle trail and took some pictures along the way! These two were rockstars and smiled the whole time! We cannot wait to photograph their wedding next month at the gorgeous Brown Mountain Beach Resort! A huge thanks to Jordan and Fernando for spending a couple hours adventuring outdoors with me! We can’t wait to see you in a few weeks! outdoor adventure session craggy gardenspintopinterest craggy garden engagement sessionpintopinterest This is one of my favorites from their Craggy Garden’s engagement session, beautiful dappled sunlight was coming through the trees along the trail… It made for some pretty portraits! adorable couple craggy garden engagementpintopinterest outdoor craggy garden engagement photographerspintopinterest asheville engagement session at craggy gardenspintopinterest The small sections of mountain laurel tunnels make for beautiful contrasty light! Perfect for black and whites! summertime engagement session at craggy gardenspintopinterest blue ridge parkway engagement photographypintopinterest Beautiful Jordan, those eyes!!! asheville engagement photo at craggy gardenspintopinterest There is nothing quite like the scenery in the mountains of western north carolina! So happy to be an Asheville wedding photographer! outdoor asheville adventure photographerpintopinterest craggy garden engagement photography on blue ridge parkwaypintopinterest sunset craggy garden engagement photopintopinterest I’ll leave you with one of my favorites from this adventurous engagement session at Craggy Gardens!

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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