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A Looking Glass Falls Adventure Engagement Session by Asheville Wedding & Lifestyle Photographers

looking glass falls engagement photo Today’s Adventure Monday post kind of kills two birds with one stone ( I don’t think wedding blogs are supposed to talk about killing birds but we are not your normal wedding blog, so forgive me). I get to share one of my favorite engagement sessions to date and also give you guys a little taste of adventure which is what Mondays are all about here on the AMW Studios blog. When Janet reached out to me about photographing their Asheville engagement session I was very excited to hear that they were up to adventuring off the beaten path. These two made the trip over from Raleigh one weekend in October and I took them out to beautiful (popular) Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah National Forest. We spent some time exploring the falls and trying to find angles that didn’t feature the swarm of tourists that the mountains of western North Carolina attract during the fall months! Janet and Bryan were even game to get their feet wet for the sake of a good photo (or a few good photos). I am so excited to share this adventurous engagement session with you today!!! A huge congratulations to Janet and Bryan – Thanks so much for having me document this exciting time in your lives!!! looking glass falls engagement session looking glass falls engagement session Isn’t Janet gorgeous?! She will be a beautiful bride!!! looking glass falls engagement session asheville adventure engagement photographer asheville adventure engagement photographer Look at these two balancing on a log above the stream like rock stars….. asheville adventure engagement photographer I do love the contrasting light… asheville adventure engagement photographer asheville adventure engagement photographer Looking Glass Falls makes a beautiful backdrop in these portraits. asheville adventure engagement photographer looking glass falls engagement session Playing with some different cropping in the image above…. looking glass falls engagement session looking glass falls engagement session These two happily ventured barefoot into the water on this chilly October day… #bestclientsever!!!! looking glass falls engagement session looking glass falls engagement session The light was perfectly hitting Janet and Bryan as they willingly hung out at the edge of the cliffs by the waterfall… I mean – how gorgeous is Janet! And Bryan, well… you’re a handsome dude! looking glass waterfall pisgah national forest romantic asheville waterfall engagement photo blue ridge parkway at sunset The sun was quickly setting as we made our way up to the first rocky crags at Black Balsam! sunset on black balsam asheville mountaintop engagement To say it was warm outside as we ventured up the mountain would be a terrible lie… It was cold!!!! Yet, Janet (and Bryan, too – but he had a sweater) happily smiled as they made their way up to catch the last rays of sunlight! sunset adventure session on black balsam black balsam sunset engagement session I kind of adore this image of Janet and Bryan… It appears they are standing on top of the world! black balsam adventure engagement photo The stars were coming out as we wrapped up our session on top of Black Balsam! 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 – – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…
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I'm Ariel

I'm stoked you're here!

As an elopement photographer and outdoor enthusiast I get absolutely giddy with excitement when helping fellow adventure seekers, travelers, dreamers & fun-loving couples plan their experience based, intentional wedding days.

I live on the road full time traveling the country in my dream home on wheels – a 38' long fully off grid, converted bus.

Some of my favorite adventures include: Backpacking and ice climbing in Alaska, hiking the Napali Coast on Kauai, trekking in the jungles of Costa Rica.